There is Latin house, soulful house, tribal house, progressive house, deep house, and numerous other house-based genres.
There is Latin house, soulful house, tribal house, progressive house, deep house, and numerous other house-based genres. Paris-based trio Gotan Project makes house and electronic music steeped in the tango rhythms of Argentina ("Gotan," by the way, translates to "tango" in Buenos Aires' Verlan slang). Three years ago, the act scored an underground club hit with the jazzy "Triptico," which is included here. Originally issued nearly two years ago in the U.K., La Revancha del Tango is home to Gotan masterminds Philippe Cohen Solal, Christoph H. Müller, and Eduardo Makaroff, who create exotic and seductive soundscapes that are melodically rich. Highlights include "Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre)," and covers of Frank Zappa's "Chunga's Revenge" and the Gato Barbieri-penned "Last Tango in Paris" (the theme from the film of the same name). This is one affair to remember.—MP