BOSthón 2023 DJ’s

We are very excited to introduce to you the world known DJ’s. They will DJ for us and their music will keep us dancing non-stop during the Marathon. Please meet our beautiful DJ team for BOSthón 2023.

Azriel Ghadooshahy

from SF Bay Area, California

Azriel started DJing in 2012 with MIT Tango Club after asking the DJ too many questions during practicas. From there he began DJing the local milongas in Boston, and then various larger events including Toronto Tango Festival, LOCA, and San Diego Tango Marathon. Since moving to the SF Bay Area he has been DJing regularly at local milongas, and also occasionally in other cities on the west coast including LA and Portland. He is excited to return to Boston for BOSthón and share various pieces of music that are good for dancing and creating ambiance.

Azriel on Facebook

David Chester

from Worcester, Massachusetts

David has loved music his whole life. In his youth, he sang in choirs that toured Europe, and also was a choir director. Later in life, he discovered tango, and it became his passion. It wasn’t long before he got into DJing. David DJs at milongas and festivals across New England and beyond, playing his carefully crafted tandas. His favorite songs are the emotional songs that touch your soul, and are full of longing. However, he plays a wide variety of tango songs, from rhythmic to lyrical. He has even been known to play an alternative tanda when it fits the crowd. His goal is for people to leave tired, from dancing all night.

David on Facebook

El Espejero

from Toronto, Canada

Igor “El Espejero” started dancing tango in 2011, and DJing in 2012. Since then he has been invited to play his music to over 300 milongas and events in London, Dublin, Bruges, Buffalo, Boston, Cleveland, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Charlotte, Riga, Vilnius, Minsk, Kiev, Lviv, Odessa, Dnipro, Niš, Budapest, Prague, Antalya, Kyrenia, Shanghai, Taipei, and Buenos Aires (Salon Canning and Club Fulgor), while actively DJing at various milonga venues and organizing own events in Toronto, the city of his residence.

His musical style is influenced by the abundant energy of the best Italian tango DJs, and by the profound and sensual musical selection of the younger generation of Buenos Aires musicalizadors. Igor also has deeply immersed himself into the craft of sound engineering. His articles and webinars on the various technical aspects of tango DJing are well known around the world.

Igor says: “I believe that it is the dance floor that dictates the choices to the DJ, not other way around. Thus, I neither program my music in advance of the event, nor I attempt to ‘educate’ or ‘challenge’ the dancers. My only goal is to deliver the best danceable music and abundant energy to the floor, from the first to the last tanda, without a single exception.

El Espejero on Facebook

Koichiro Suzuki

from Naha, Okinawa

Koichiro Suzuki has a Master’s Degree in Music Performance at Duquesne University and has performed Euphonium internationally since 1996. Koichiro incorporates his complex music background and deep understanding of musicality into his DJing. Koichiro DJs regularly in Pittsburgh, PA and has DJed many other cities in the United States, Argentina, Canada, Cyprus, Mexico and Japan. In 2021, Koichiro was invited to DJ at the Windy City Tango Festival in Chicago in July, the Boston Tango Marathon in September, Plan to Organize Pittsburgh Tango Fierro in October.

Koichiro on Facebook

Mike Shirobokov

from Chicago, Illinois

Mike has been DJing since 2010, first at local Chicago milongas, and then at a handful of marathons and festivals, both in the US and abroad. He plays traditional golden age music, with early and mid-40s being his favorite period. He prefers tangos with singers, but there are some instrumental tandas that he loves, too. He studies tango music history as much as he can and makes sure the composition of his tandas reflects that knowledge. Finally, he believes that careful progression of tandas throughout the night is as important as the quality of the tandas themselves.

Mike on Facebook


from Boston, Massachusetts

I DJ for love of the dance and the music. As a longtime tango dancer, I know well the thrill of music that pulls dancers to the floor.

My playlist creates a mood through an eclectic blend — traditional melodic and rhythmic tangos and newer orchestras playing iconic tunes with a unique twist. Cortinas are carefully curated as well to sustain the energy all evening long.

I have DJed at milongas and practicas in Boston and out of state and I am delighted to spin tunes for you at Bosthon.