A Better Slogan

2010 May 28
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by Simba
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Time to upgrade my deejaying slogan. While I still sort of like the tongue in cheek fluffy deejay advertisment in-joke of Keine komische Musik, it has several problems. It is in German, and doesn’t really translate well. I’m not sure people get the joke, they may not even understand German. Also it may come off a bit negative. I would prefer a more positive note, so to speak.

Still in my somewhat sarcastic and protestish mood, I came up with The Non-Alternative Alternative. While it is probably somehow accurate, it also fails the non-negativity criterion, and while the recursive definition is all geeky and nice, it is sort of syllogistic, so better move on to something more straight to the point.

Resolving the recursion and going back to the basics, what about Puro Tango or in English Pure Tango? This has the nice property that it translates well to English. It is close to the spirit of my milongas, tango pure and simple. The best music. But it is not quite true. Besides vals and milonga, I occationally play other music as well: Chacarera has recently become popular in my community, and I have played Cumbia in the past, some times Rock ‘n Roll, Swing or Salsa music. Despite rumors to the contrary I don’t even have a strict rule never to play electrotango, it’s just that I always find something better in my collection.

At the last milonga I deejayed, a friend told me how one of the guys “complained” that he never got to rest. –He’s killing me! That was a great compliment, I think, so maybe I could use it…  DJ Simba: Killing You Softly. That would be something.

Unfortunately, I deejay under a different alias, and it doesn’t work quite that well in that case.

Then I remembered something from a discussion over at tangopilgrim. Great (tango) dance music should make you want to move, but it should also be moving. La música que te mueve could work. It translates well to English, for instance as Moving Music or alternatively (The )Music that Moves You.

Finally at the essence of what it’s all about. It’s positive, I get an alliteration and it translates well, also to my native language.

What do you think? How do you native speakers feel about the two last ones?

3 Responses leave one →
  1. 2010 May 28

    I like La musica que te mueve concept, Puro Tango is not bad either. 🙂

  2. 2010 May 30

    The last two sound OK to me. They don’t give me any specific idea of what you’re going to play, but they make a claim to be playing for dancers, which is a good thing.

  3. 2010 May 30

    Thanks, both of you!

    @MsH: Hard to be very specific in just a few words, but for the curious I provide statistics of what I have played earlier. Nobody knows what I will play next 🙂

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