About Me

As a music-lover, I find meaning and fulfillment from arranging soundscapes to engage audiences.

 

Whether for dancers or casual listeners, the thrill of programming and mixing a selection of music motivates me to further explore, share, and grow as a DJ.

 

Event Schedule

The Caribbean Latin America Street

5.15 (Sun) Kinshi Park (Tokyo)

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Mucho Mucho Mambo!

5.27 (Fri)  Roots Shibuya (Tokyo)

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RADIO

Encanto Tropical | DJ Angel Figueroa | World Salsa Radio

Encanto Tropical

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday

05:00 PDT / 08:00 EDT

12:00 GMT / 21:00 JST

LATEST SHOW:

Episode 3 (Guest: Manny Martinez)

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NEXT SHOW:

May 26th (Guest: Steve Guasch)

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Recent dj posts

 

Charts

*Note: This is a collaborative playlist with DJ Rem.

 

MIXES

Latest MIX

 

selected MIXES

 See the Mixes page for more

Salsa

Salsa Cubana & Traditional Cuban

All-Latin

African

Electronic

Club Jazz

 
 
 
 
 

VideoS

PROFILE

 

Born in Jamaica and raised in Canada to music-loving parents of Jamaican and Cuban origin, Angel Figueroa grew up in a household where music was always playing on the stereo—especially Caribbean music.

 

Angel started deejaying in Seoul, Korea, at the bar “Macondo” in 1996. Later, he continued as a DJ and event organizer in Osaka, Japan. He organized and deejayed at a monthly social called “Shine”, which ran for 17 years. Known for his attention to detail and for building DJ sets with eclectic and rare Latin grooves, he aspires to spin for both strict dancers and perceptive listeners.

Although Angel focuses on salsa, interests include other Latin genres, afrobeat, electronica, and club jazz. As a veteran salsa DJ, he has deejayed around Japan, especially in Tokyo. International appearances include Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Canada, Amsterdam, and Taipei, where he is one of the main DJs for the annual Taiwan Salsa Carnival.

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Now a resident of Chiba (Japan), Angel is aiming to relaunch his DJ activities after having paused due to the pandemic. He has a few projects related to salsa and Jamaican music in the Kanto area.

プロフィール

ジャマイカ生まれ、カナダ育ち。ジャマイカ人とキューバ人の両親を持ち、カリビアンミュージック等の音楽に溢れた幼少期を過ごす。

 

1996年、韓国はソウルのBar 「Macondo」でDJを開始。のちに拠点を大阪に移し、17年間にわたりマンスリーParty「Shine」のDJとオーガナイズを継続したことで、その名が知られるようになる。エレクトロやラテンレアグルーヴをmixしたDJスタイルを確立しながら、サルサ以外のラテン、アフロビート、エレクトロ、クラブジャズにもフォーカスし、各方面のダンサーや音楽愛好家からの評価を得る。 独自のスタイルを持ったベテランサルサDJとして、日本各地だけでなく、ロサンジェルス、香港、カナダ、シンガポール、アムステルダムにDJとして参加していました。台北で開催される「台湾サルサカーニバル」でのメインDJにも選出されている。

 

現在千葉在住の彼は、関東地方でサルサやジャマイカ音楽に関連するいくつかのプロジェクトで、コロナ時代の後に再開することを目指しています。

 
 

Shiki Properties (Kyoto)

Busan Salsa & Bachata Festival (Korea)

Live House Voxx (Osaka)

Berlin Salsa Congress (Germany)

Dictador Rum Japan (Kyoto)

Soundgarden (Osaka)

Viva La Musica (Kyoto)

Absinthe Cafe (Osaka)

Escapé Lodge & Espresso (Osaka)

Kyotographie (Kyoto)

 Osaka Latin Dance Festival (Osaka)

Taiwan Salsa Carnival (Taiwan)

Sam & Dave 5 (Osaka)

Clients

 

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