Orlando Valle (SF)

Orlando is a veteran teacher, dancer and DJ in the Bay Area. A former competitor of salsa dancing, Orlando is the original creator of Bachata con Coco. He has taught workshops at the Reno Bachata Festival and San Francisco Bachata Festival.


 

He teaches regularly in the Bay Area and promotes bachata and salsa.


DJ Pierre (UK)

Pierre has been DJing and teaching Salsa and Bachata in London since 2004 and has appeared at some of Europe's most presigious events, including Bachatea (Madrid), Berlin Bachata Congress, Sexy & Sensual (UK), UK Dance Congress, MamboCity 5-Star Congress, the world-famous SOS and Bachata Spice (London) but you might know him more for his controversial Facebook technical debates!

DJ Sisco (Canada)

Francisco Garcia, born in Nicaragua, was exposed to salsa from an early age. In his mid 20s, his love for Salsa music began to take shape. He quickly became a big fan of Salsa Dura, which led him to further involve himself in the salsa scene. Francisco’s musical prowess started at the early age of 10, when he began to play the Trumpet. His experience led him to appreciate the many intricacies that compose the musical arrangements of Salsa. In his transitional period to start djing, Francisco began to compile his own collection of music, slowly expanding his library, and falling in love with the sounds of Guaguanco, Salsa Dura, and Guajira. These sounds have become his trademark; predominantly focused on the eras of the late 50s to the early 70s. Francisco was invited by Victor and Katia, directors of Comomango Dance Studios, to DJ in Montreal for the first time. He was greatly received, and gained recognition from many of the Montreal salsa dancers. Collaborating with GUSTO Ent. DJ Sisco has held his own events in Edmonton, Calgary, Niagara Falls, Montreal, and has his own monthly social based in Toronto called Mambo Fridays; soon to be expanding his socials to the United States and Europe. DJ Sisco has also been headlined at yearly events such as; SalsaGlam, Montreal Salsa Convention, Bachatu, Chim Pum Callao Salsa Congress, and Canada Salsa Congress, to name a few. He frequently guest DJs at Baila Con Gusto in Montreal. His professionalism has been greatly respected at all events, where his fans have had the chance to witness his ambition and love for music at a higher level. It is something that he honors with great respect and pride. As Francisco continues to mature as a DJ, his sound and selection of songs develops. His love for music has brought him to diversify his range, as he has begun to slowly immerse himself into the world of vinyls, and Traditional Bachata. Even throughout his growth as a DJ, he always remembers to cater to his crowd first, and to never forget about these wonderful things we call Salsa and Bachata. Expect to hear and see DJ Sisco in many congresses in the years to come!!!

DJ Mendoza (Canada)

DJ Mendoza is one of the most sought after DJ’s in Calgary. From night clubs to salsa congresses and anything in between he amazes his audience with his ability to keep the dance floor packed. Bernard is particularly known for reading the crowd during his sets and directing his music towards his audience, while feeding off their energy. With over 9 years of experience, Bernard strives to make each set unique by combining current Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba music with the quality and nostalgic beats of the past.

In 2003 Bernard’s love for the music first came from the love of dance. Before becoming a DJ, he was a performer for Salsa Mecca and Salsa Rica Dance Company based out of Calgary, Alberta. As with most beginners, he began to throw small Salsa Parties throughout the year for the University of Calgary Student Dance Club, which eventually grew to become one of the top salsa events in Calgary. Soon after he began donating his time to DJ fundraisers throughout the city, like Salsa for a Cure and Drop In and Dance for the homeless, just to name a few. Soon DJ gigs came rolling in after that and he played in most of the major salsa/bachata events all over the city and across the country, such as the Calgary International Salsa Congress, Expo Latino After Party and The Toronto International Bachata Congress.

DJ Super Chino (SF)

DJ Super Chino (AKA Jairo Aguilar) hails from Nicaragua and has been a DJ in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2001. Formerly a competitive dancer, DJ Super Chino has an intimate understanding of the music and history of salsa, bachata, kizomba and zouk.

He is well known for his extensive collection of rare and hard-to-find tracks, and has been a featured DJ on the Hard Salsa radio show, as well as the Vancouver Salsa Congress, San Francisco International Salsa Congress, San Francisco Salsa Festival, US Salsa Open, International Reno Bachata Festival, International San Francisco Bachata Festival, and the Reno Salsa Festival.
In addition to his reputation as a salsa DJ, Super Chino also plays Hip hop, Reaggeton, Top 40 Bachata, Salsa, Merengue, and Cumbia.

DJ Pingusso (Portugal)

Dj Pingusso was born in Lisbon (Portugal) and he lives in Luxembourg since 2006. Rocked from an his youngest age by the music through his musician uncle, Music has always been part of his life. He started to mix when he arrived in Luxembourg! Talented and after 4 years to mix in famous night clubs in Luxembourg and outside (Portugal, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Croatia...), he is considered like one of the best DJ in Luxembourg.
His fame allowed him to mix for artists like MIMS, Anselmo Ralph, Booba, La Fouine, Rohff, B4, Nelson Freitas, Mika Mendes, Denis graça, Atim, Elji, Ricky boy and many others ... Pingusso has the merit to be able to mix Kizomba, Semba, Afro-house, but also on more general music such as Hip-hop, Dancehall...

Links:

WEB : http://www.djpingusso.com/
SoundCloud : https://soundcloud.com/dj-pingusso
Facebook Page Fan : www.facebook.com/DeejayPingusso
Twitter: @djpingusso
Instagram: @djpingusso

DJ ChiZam (Chicago)

Carlos Cinta “El Cirujano”, aka DJ ChiZam, is a world renowned Caribbean/Dominican Bachata expert and educator! Carlos has taught at many international festivals and events around the world. His first YouTube video attracted over 8 million hits! Because of his carefree, lighthearted and fun attitude towards dancing, people are ultimately drawn to his Bachata style and his teaching methods. Carlos is known for his unique teaching ability and “Bachata Musicality” Music Courses and has shared his passion of Caribbean Style Bachata to sold-out workshops at festivals all over the world. Carlos Cinta was born in San Francisco. He was raised in Chicago. Although Carlos’ first experiences of Bachata were not particularly pleasing, it was only after attending a club in Chicago and seeing Bachata danced with sensuality, passion and sexy moves that he truly fell in love with it. In 2010 Carlos collaborated with Joan Soriano, the world-renowned bachata artist and guitarist from the Dominican Republic, to create the first-ever Bachata musicality and timing CD. Visit www.bachatawithcarlos.com

DJ Kenny (LA)

Recently voted as the best DJ for 2012, DJ Kenny has been in the dance scene for quite a while. He had done everything; competed, performed and taught dancing. These days he is the Main DJ of several popular club venues in Los Angeles, Steven's Steakhouse, GRANADA,HACIENDA, just to name a few.

DJ Kenny is responsible for bringing Bachata artists to Los Angeles; Kiko Rodriguez, Cojunto Afro Son, just to name a few.

DJ Zorro - Reno

DJ ZORRO, Voted Best club DJ in 2009 by the Reno News and Review has been playing for the Salsa and Bachata community since 2007. Known for playing the rhythms of Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, reggaeton and club music. He has been a resident DJ in places like Pearl night club and Nikki Beach at the Grand Sierra Resort, Aura Lounge inside the Silver Legacy, West st. Market Downtown Reno, Bodega nightclub, and Edge night spot inside the Peppermill Casino. He is the first local DJ to play at the international Reno Bachata festivals and has also played at the San Francisco Bachata Festivals as well. He likes to bring the best music to keep the dancing crowd on the dance floor, have a good time, meet new friends, and works on getting better. He has opened for bands like “Salsambo”, “Avance”, “Freddy Muñoz” “Domenic Marte” “Salsa Clave”, “Grupo Extremo” , “La Raza Band” , “Monchy y Nathalia” and others. You can find him on facebook.com/DJZORRO.RENO

DJ Guelas - Atlanta

DJ Guelas (pronounced “Geh-Luss”) is one of the most prominent personalities in the African immigrant entertainment community, with fifteen years of experience in spinning music. His collaborations are a who’s who list of the Afro-zouk and Kizomba world of celebrities. Some of these notable names include Kaysha, Nelson Freitas, Ali Angel and Susana Lubrano. Guelas is an award nominated international DJ. From Lisbon and Rome to San Francisco and Washington, D.C., Guelas has attracted fans from across the globe with his diverse and exciting DJing sets

DJ EL Guapo - San Francisco

DJ El Guapo (aka Jeison Aguilar) is a salsa DJ from San Francisco who has been involved in the Latin dance scene for over 20 years. He has DJed at major events such as the San Francisco International Bachata Festival, Hawaii Bachata Festival, Flirt Seattle, SF Kizomba Festival, Reno Bachata Festival, and the San Francisco Salsa Congress. He also DJs regularly at events all over the Bay Area.