Balázs Gyenis

Argentine tango collector, DJ, radio host, organizer, and dancer

TJ Balazs Gyenis

First and foremost Balazs loves Argentine tango music. He reads about, collects, and listens to all in this genre.

Balazs prefers rhythmic and emotionally charged music from the Golden Age but as a DJ he plays an overall balanced repertoire with an eye on dynamic variation between tandas and consistency within them.

Balazs played

  • 140+ sets in larger, multi-day, international (marathon/encuentro/festival type) events, and
  • 300+ sets in other milongas
all around the world. Balazs is also the creator of

(See list of Balazs' past DJ sets here.)

For announcement purposes the following DJ photos may be useful:

DJ photo - Paulina Rzeznik for Una Vez milonga

DJ photo 1, 1:1.

 

DJ photo - Antonia Nagykaldi, Primavera Marathon

DJ photo 2, 1:1.

 

DJ photo - Salzburg Amor 2022

DJ photo 3, 1:1.

 

DJ photo - Antonia Nagykaldi, Vinyl milonga Budapest

DJ photo 4, 1:1.

DJ photo - Paulina Rzeznik for Una Vez milonga

DJ photo 1, 3:2.

 

DJ photo - Antonia Nagykaldi, Primavera Marathon

DJ photo 2, 3:2.

 

DJ photo - Salzburg Amor 2022

DJ photo 3, 3:2.

 

DJ photo - Antonia Nagykaldi, Vinyl milonga Budapest

DJ photo 4, 3:2.

For seven years Balazs organized the weekly Milonga Jueves in Budapest (together with Endre Szeghalmi and Konrad Krynski). After his return from London Balazs is now organizing the weekly Milonga De Mis Amores in Budapest (together with Kati Freesz and Robi Kovacs).

You can read a recent interview with Balazs about tango in Papageno (in Hungarian).

Playing my bandoneon

Balazs owns an 1936 ELA bandoneon and occasionally dabbles with it. Here playing outside of St. Stephen's Basilica together with fellow bandoneonists Tamás Radnai and Eszter Vörös.

 

Holgyvalasz cup

Proud recipient of a name-engraved cup awarded in recognition of DJing and contributions to social tango. The cup is put on display every Saturday by the Holgyvalasz milonga crew.

Balazs does not have a Facebook account but he maintains an infrequently updated tango and bandoneon blog: balazstango.blogspot.com. In case you'd want to get in touch, please don't hesitate to contact via email:

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