DJ Willy is originally from Surinam ( South America) and that’s where he began his career as a DJ spinning disco, house, R&B and Latin music as early as 1980. The club where he worked for almost 8 years became the most popular one in the country and still is.
In 1992 Willy moved to Holland and one year later he was asked to work for the famous then Latin Club Margarita’s in Amsterdam, where he was spinning mainly salsa and R&B. As salsa was getting very popular in the 90s, he was invited to play music at many salsa parties in Amsterdam and other neighbouring cities. At present, DJ Willy is still a favourite DJ at all the major salsa clubs and events all over Holland and Belgium.
Willy has performed as a DJ next to all the great salsa artists who came to Holland like Grupo Niche, Guyacan, Soneros del Barrio, Jimmy Bosch, Issac Delgado, Manolito y su Trabuco, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, José Alberto El Canario and the greatest till now Eddie Palmieri. He has also been spinning at international congresses in Amsterdam, Haarlem, Barcelona, Paris, Brussels, Sofia, Dusseldorf, Bucharest, Paramaribo ( Salsuri ), in salsaclubs in Kopenhagen, Munich and other citys in Europe and outside.
started his DJ carrier over 22 years ago but he is currently best known
as DJ Latin Master on the salsa scene. Over many years of dancing in
different countries, Leo created a unique style which he readily
demonstrates through social dancing. Apart from great dancing skills, he
is recognized as one of the best Salsa DJs in Holland. He has also
performed in many European countries and a number of places around the
globe spinning various styles of music from 60s and 70’s guaguanco to
mambo, Cuban, New York salsa, Bachata and Kizomba.
Picture taken at Ahinama Salsa & Bachata Festival.
Magalinskaya aka DJ Mega’n’Sheep is one of the major bachata/kizomba
event organizer and DJ at regular Afro-Latin parties in Minsk. In
February 2011 Lena organized the 1st Belarusian bachata festival in
order to promote bachata and introduce kizomba in Belarus, and from that
time on she actively supports the development of bachata/kizomba
movement by inviting European instructors for conducting seminars, organizing and DJing at Afro-Latin parties.
Listening to bachata and kizomba gradually became an addiction which
has led to complete change in her life. Since 2012 her reputation as a
DJ has been rapidly increasing internationally.
She has worked
at congresses in Minsk, Vilnius, Riga, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Warsaw,
Almaty, Cairo, Oslo, etc. DJ Mega’n’Sheep mostly plays urban bachata,
kizomba/semba/zouk & salsa and her varied sets will keep you dancing
all night long.
Prior to salsa, Rain was a heavy listener and collector of funk, soul,
jazz and Brazilian music. Since getting to dance salsa, he has devoted
himself entirely to this music genre. Rain started deejaying salsaa in
January 2007, first at socials and then gradually in many salsa spots in
Tallinn. Throughout this time, he has been growing with Estonian salsa
scene, learning from it and pushing its
musical boundaries. DJ at the London 2nd Sexy and Sensual Latin Dance
Festival 2010, Latvia Salsa festival since 2010, Tallinn Salsa Festival
2009, 2010 and 2011, Vilnius Salsa festival since 2011, resident DJ at
weekly salsa nights in Tallinn, also resident DJ at big monthly salsa
events in Tallinn. It is with sheer joy and dedication that Rain shares
his love for salsa music and its best/most passionate aspects with all
Ieva aka Minis started djing officially just 4 year ago, with a
successful guest mix debut on national radio show “Tropical
She has played every SalsaSisters event
and other salsa events in Lithuania, gathering experience and
inspiring dancers with her tender and graceful selections covering
the full spectrum of salsa music.
Wolashie Awadzi aka Theo is the founder of Dance-Drive. He was the UK
IDO Kizomba Champion 2012 as well as the 2012 UKA salsa champion held
in Bolton. His excellent teaching style has earned
him recognition across the globe. His excellent teaching style and
fun workshops have resulted in extensive travel around the world,
teaching at congresses and festivals. In between travels he is based
in Oslo, Norway where he has established the Kizomba scene over the
past few years.
roots from the West African Country of Ghana, Theo’s dancing and
teaching love is not limited to Kizomba, but extends to Semba,
Afro-house, Kuduro and Tarraxinha! He focuses on connection between
partners, footwork, body motion, Ginga and partner work .
from teaching, Theo is also a sought after Kizomba DJ.
Place British Open Professional Salsa Champion 2012
Place Kizomba champion 2011
3rd Place British Open salsa
Joint 1ST British Open Salsa Showcase Champion
4th Place British Open Salsa Champion 2010
Gediminas (aka DJ Salsa Groover). In 2006 Gediminas started selecting
Latin music at the clubs around Lithuania. First five years of his
career Gediminas played only Latin pop and at the same time developed
the passion for to dance, started collecting and listening to salsa, cha
cha cha, bachata, kizomba music. Eventually, he began his party brand
“Golden feet Social” where he played music for social dancers only. “I
always try to mix mambo, pachanga, guaguanco, salsa songs for dancers
who enjoy on1 and on2, sensual and Dominican bachata, boogaloo, cha cha
cha, and kizomba“, claims the DJ.
Diego Alberto Flores Leon, born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, is an IT student with a burning passion for Latin music. Growing up in a South American family he was always under the influence of Latin rhythms. Diego started his way dancing traditional Bolivian dances and later gained more interest in the Caribbean rhythms, which resulted in him taking his first salsa class in 2016. He currently dances for Stockholm Salsa Dance Alegria and will also perform on stage. DJ LEON is young, ambitious and making a name for himself in the salsa community in Stockholm. He has a mixed taste and will play salsa from different epochs and styles.