DJ Sezar comes from Turkey, but is now living in Oslo, Norway. He has played in many festivals internationally and is well known around Europe. With DJ experiences since the age of 16 until present day with various music; R’n’B, hip hop, techno, around 2003 with Latin rhythms and later also with kizomba/zouk, is he very flexible and able to switch play style quickly. «I play music with my mind and heart connected to the dance floor. I play in response to how the DJ before me played, and at the same time how I want to deliver the booth to the next DJ… It’s all about the party! I don’t play for myself or individuals. I play for the people to dance as much as possible. And most importantly, I play for the present and the past musicians’… (Bless them all)”.
DJ MaiE is a popular and sought after DJ in Stavanger Latino environment. She known by playing «happy» music and is an excellent reader of the dance floor. With eagle eyes she sees who’s there and give the people what they want. DJ Maie varies her music so that dancers of all styles can enjoy themselves on the floor. With her ability to read she varies between Cuban / line, merengue, reggaeton, bachata and kizomba. Her mixing is creative – everything from new music to old classics. STIL Dane Salsa has used DJ Maie for several years at their events, both Saturday parties and during major events like the Super Bachata. SalsaNor also use DJ Maie at their festivals, like Calle Latina In Oslo and concerts with Adalberto Alvarez and Havana D Primera. She often plays at Stavanger’s social dancing on Thursdays and Divas monthly salsa parties in Sandnes.
DJ Kasra is from Oslo. He is one of the most popular DJs in the city and is the «house DJ» at some of the best weekly Latino events. DJ Kasra is the DJ whose music you’ve enjoyed during most of the major latin events the last couple of years. Kasra stepped into the world of salsa in 2009 and has felt captivated by the latin beat ever since. It was his love for the music that led him to step behind the DJ booth. His DJ spectrum is wide, covering all styles of salsa, bachata, kizomba, and zouk. He says salsa is his first love, bachata his greatest, and kizomba his newest. He will also be the DJ coordinator for the festival.
DJ Marius was born in Fredrikstad in Norway. He started dancing salsa in 2005 and in 2008 he became a teacher at Latinroom. In addition to salsa he is also dancing bachata, casino, forro and West Coast swing. His love for the dance soon developed into a love for the music and it was a natural step to start DJing. From 2009 he has been working at the most popular salsa sites in Oslo and has become a favorite among dancers. He listens to all kind of Latino and world music. This has made him very diversified as a DJ. In 2011 he was one of the founders of a samba school in Oslo.
DJ Mariela returns to Nordic Salsa Experience for the third year in a row. Her dance experience in Cuban salsa and salsa on2 and her varied taste in music enable her to smoothly combine excellent timba and mambo for Cuba fans and cross body dancers. Her favourite music genres are often rhythm-based, and being a piano player herself, she loves songs with awesome piano breaks. Mariela arranges Timba Night and DJs at the club concept ¡Ya Baila! in Bergen”
DJ Lasse lives in Oslo, Norway. He has a clubsocial on Mondays a plays at partys, festivals and congresses more or less all over Norway and has done some work abroad. He began dancing salsa in 2006 and started spinning records in 2009. He prefers the 60`s and 70`s classics but plays whatever is needed. “My only interest is to make sure that people are dancing and enjoying themselves. I will put on whatever kind of salsa it takes to make that happened. I try to take into consideration, the crowd, the surface of the floor, the temperature, humidity, which day of the festival and time I`m playing, how the speakers sound and… the list is long”……..“ I will play what I think you need”
Suriname-born DJ Willy’s musical interests span from disco and house to rhythm and blues and Latin. It was back in 1980 when he first appeared as a DJ in his native country. The club where he worked for almost eight years became the most popular one in the country and still is. Willy moved to Holland in 1992 and one year later he was asked to work for the then-famous 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 a favourite DJ at most of the major salsaevents all over Holland and Belgium. In addition to that, he has been and is spinning at a number of international salsa congresses in almost all the countries in Europe and since 2013 also in India and Dubai. Dj Willy his goal has always been to keep the dancefloor full with happy dancers till the end.
DJ Ray Garcia
Raymik Garcia Castellini, stage name “ Dj Ray Garcia”. Born in Cuba in 1975, exactly in Matanzas homeland of the rumba. From 1997 resident in Italy (Florence), where he represents and spreads cuban music. Official Dj of the most important congresses of Cuban salsa, like: Made in Cuba Festival (Italy), Croazia Porec Festival (Croazia), Eventopeople (Italy), Que viva la salsa (Italy), Global Circuit (Italy). In his career he has been official dj concerts of some of the most popular bands of Cuban salsa like: Alexander Abreu, Los 4, Manolito Simonet, Elio Revè, Yulien Oviedo, El Yonki, Tirso Duarte, Los Van Van, Osmani Garcia, Pupy y lo que Son Son, Barbaro Fines, Cola Loca, Mayito Rivera, Daddy Yankee, Aventura and more…
His saying in “ Caminaaaa!!”, his medicine “The music!”