Tanghetto

Tanghetto

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A unique blend of dance tunes and tango rythms. They cross-pollinate electrotango with traditional Argentinean acoustic elements. For the past seven years, Tanghetto have receiving accolades from their audiences and the music industry, with their visual, flamboyant, upbeat dance style.

Biography

In short:
- Buenos Aires, Argentina-based band, formed in 2001.
- The innovative sound of Tanghetto is a mix of modern and traditional tango, electronic music, jazz, and other influences.
-The name of the band, as well as the concept of the debut album “Emigrante” was inspired by the “little Argentinas”, communities of exiled
argentines abroad.
- Two-time Latin Grammy nominee (2004-2005)
- The classic debut album “Emigrante (electrotango)” achieved platinum status in Argentina and was nominated for “Best instrumental album”.
- Side project “Hybrid Tango” redefined the tango sound, and was nominated for a Latin Grammy in the “Best tango album” category.
- “Buenos Aires Remixed”, an album of remixes that includes two “tanghettized” cover versions from british pop classics (New Order’s “Blue Monday” and Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence”) achieved gold status in Argentina.
- During the “Emigrante World Tour” the band played in + than 30 cities around the world, including Paris, Roma, Berlin, London, Hamburg among others.
- The cover version of “Blue Monday” became their first alternative radio hit in the USA, including airplay on very influential radio stations such as
KCRW (Los Angeles).
- The band released a live DVD in 2006, including a full concert and many video clips — some of them were played on MTV Latin America.

Biography
Tanghetto is an argentine band led by Max Masri (synths and programming) and Diego S. Velázquez (guitars) formed in 2001. The name "Tanghetto" (the combination of the words "tango" and "ghetto") was inspired by the "little argentinas", the communities of exiled argentines living overseas.

In the mid 90s, Max Masri (in his teens one of the last disciples of the legendary tango maestro Virgilio Expósito) went back to Buenos Aires from Germany after sharing interesting experiences with argentine emigrants and, because of that, brought the idea to create a new musical language, blending tango and modern sounds.

In late 1998 he started working with Diego S. Velázquez and they began recording and producing their first electrotango tracks. In 2001 this idea was revived, with a modern sound, their own compositions and, finally, a name for the project: Tanghetto.

In December 2003 "Emigrante (electrotango)" (Tanghetto's debut album) was released in Argentina. The album achieved gold status by early 2005 and reached the top positions of many important charts of record chains. On July 2004, "Emigrante" was nominated for a Latin Grammy award in the "Best Instrumental Album" category.

During 2004 Tanghetto intensified its live activity. Some of the most important gigs since then were: II & IV World Tango Championship, VII Buenos Aires Tango Festival (4.000 people), Avenida Corrientes Festival (in the Obelisco monument) in front of a crowd of over 15.000 people, Teatro ND Ateneo (sold out three times), the opening show for the South American Games (9.000 people), Club del Vino, etc. The year 2005 was also the year of the first European concerts. The band played many gigs in Italy and France between November and December. In 2006 and 2007 the band continued touring abroad (USA, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay etc). Touring schedule for 2007 include a new European tour (June/July), a visit to Chicago (IL) in July, a tour in the West Coast of the USA during August and a tour in different mexican cities in October. In Mexico the band will play in the famous Festival Cervantino.

On December 10th, 2004, many Tanghetto musicians, led by Max and Diego, released a side project called"Hybrid Tango", where the fusion of modern tango music and electronica goes unprecedently beyond, adding a world music flavour with flamenco, latin rhythms and jazz elements. This record has been equally well received by the speciallized press and music consumers, sharing the top positions of the rankings of alternative music sales with Tanghetto’s"Emigrante". Some of the tracks fo Hybrid Tango are part of Tanghetto's live repertoire. In August 23rd, 2005, this album was nominated for a Latin Grammy award in the "Best Tango Album" category.

Between March and September 2005 the band and some DJs remixed twelve songs from previous projects. Along with two cover versions ("Enjoy the Silence" from Depeche Mode and "Blue Monday" from New Order), this material was released with the name "Buenos Aires Remixed" in October. The song "Blue Monday" was included in the film score of the movie "La Mujer de mi Hermano" (”My Brother’s Wife”). Thus the song became an alternative radio hit in the USA, charting for many weeks.

The band just released their first live DVD (titled "Live in Buenos Aires") and they are currently recording their next studio album. This album is expected for May 2007.

Influences: tango / electronica / pop / jazz.
Website: www.tanghetto.com
Official MySpace: www.myspace.com/tanghettospace
Official YouTube: www.youtube.com/tanghetto2001

Discography

Emigrante (Electrotango)
Released 19/12/2003.
Platinum debut album of the band, nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2004, it’s considered a classic among tango enthusiasts, world music listeners and electronic music fans.
Includes classic songs such as “Inmigrante”, “El Boulevard”, “Una Llamada” & “Emigrante”.

Released 10/12/2004.
etc. This
album was nominated
Its creators define it as the "cosmopolitan tango". This side project
from the musicians of Tanghetto is a fusion between new tango and
diverse elements: jazz, electronica, flamenco, candombe, for a Latin Grammy in 2005. Includes “Barrio Sur”, “Mas de lo Mismo” & “El Deseo”.

Buenos Aires Remixed
Released 14/10/2005.
12 dancefloor friendly remixes from Tanghetto songs + two cover versions from synth pop classics in "tanghettized" versions: "Enjoy the Silence" (Depeche Mode) & “Blue Monday" (New Order). In 2006 “Blue Monday” has been included in the soundtrack of the movie “La Mujer de mi Hermano” and gained airplay on influential radios all around the U.S., such as KCRW.

Live in Buenos Aires
Released 28/07/2006.
DVD (NTSC). Full concert (19 songs) + video clips.
I. EMIGRANTE EN VIVO EN BUENOS AIRES
II. HYBRID TANGO EN VIVO EN BUENOS AIRES
III. CLIPS
A. Tangocrisis / B. El Solitario / C. Barrio Sur / D. Biorritmo (bonus video)
IV. EXTRAS Commented discography / Gallery

Set List

Emigrante set list:
01. Inmigrante (4:06)
02. Una Llamada (4:02)
03. Alexanderplatz Tango (4:03)
04. Al final todos se van (4:22)
05. Recursos Humanos (3:45)
06. La Caída (4:48)
07. El Boulevard (3:59)
08. El siguiente capítulo (5:50)
09. Vida Moderna en 2/4 (3:53)
10. Montevideo (3:01)
11. Mente Frágil (4:56)
12. Emigrante (Exilio del Alma) (4:23)

Hibrid Tango set list:

01. More of the same (4:58)
02. Barrio Sur (4:45)
03. Streets of stone (3:30)
04. Something that never was (4:30)
05. The Desire (4:38)
06. The Mourning (3:32)
07. Tangocrisis (3:58)
08. Shadow (4:00)
09. Death of a prejudice (4:10)
10. The lonely one (4:42)
11. Afraid to live (4:04)
12. Women and children first (3:33)