While I love the bossanova rhythm quite a lot, it's almost been hammered to death by countless downtempo electronic artists. Pardon me while I speak heresy - but there's really more to life than bossanova. Like tango. Enter Gotan Project with their album 'La Revancha del Tango', tackling the tango rhythm and setting it - smartly - to a blend of electronic beats and samples, but don't loose touch with the organic. On the album, there's a wealth of "real" instrumentation from acoustic guitar and piano to violin and of course the omnipresent accordion - and beautiful vocals on some songs by Cristina Vilallonga. I first heard Gotan Project on one of DJ Rainer Truby's Glucklich compilations and worried that if they ever put out a full album that it wouldn't hold up to that one single - but never fear, this whole album is as good as that one song. They don't tour much in the US, so I don't know if they perform live or DJ...
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