CLOSING MILONGA DJ Ashvin Iyer
As a DJ, Ashvin had a “trial by fire” initiation, when, in 2010, he organized his first milonga (now in its 6th year in one of the most competitive tango business environments) and his DJ called in sick two hours before the opening. Thrown into the water, he was forced to learn to swim.
Ashvin has an imaginative approach to identifying and combining great dance-able music. Through the success of his events, Ashvin has proved instrumental in increasing awareness and education of tango music among his patrons. In addition to his weekly milonga, Ashvin has also organized and DJ’d other profitable events, has been invited to DJ around his local San Francisco area, and has DJ’d multiple times at most major Los Angeles milongas, drawing rave reviews. Ashvin was the DJ at Chicago Mini Tango Festival in 2013 and 2014, and was also invited to DJ at Burning Tango in CA in June 2014.