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Alternative Tanda 9: Electronic (Bajofondo Tango Club)

This weeks tanda is a collection of electronic tangos by Bajofondo Tango Club. Bajofondo is one of the most consistently good electronic tango groups. This is a downtempo set of very beautiful songs. The first song, "Centroja," has been shortened to make it better for dancing. We recently did a class demo to "Forma" which can be viewed below.

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Alternative Tanda 8: Modern Classical

This weeks alternative tanda is a collection of modern classical pieces excellent for dancing tango. The first is a band called Apocalyptica, who covers lots of Metallica songs. This version of "Nothing Else Matters" has been popular for years as an alternative tango. The second song is from an Italian movie soundtrack called "Cuore Sacro." It is a beautiful song and I love dancing to it. The third song is from the Mr. and Mrs. Smith Soundtrack and is very bold and a great way to end this tanda. One thing that ties all of these songs together is that they all start soft and slow and then build and build to really wonderful crescendos.

Note: I first heard "Cuore Sacro" in a performance video of Robin Thomas and Kayla Mares.

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Ricardo Tanturi

Here is a collection of Ricardo Tanturi tandas. My favorite tandas are highlighted.

Song Orchestra Cantor/Singer Year Type
         
Ricardo Tanturi con Alberto Castillo Tandas
 
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Recuerdo Malevo Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Noches de Colon Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
La Vida es Corta Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Pocas Polabras Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
 
  Ricardo Tanturi   1941 Tango
Argañarez // Aquellas Farras Ricardo Tanturi   1940 Tango
La Vida es Corta Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Una Noche de Garufa Ricardo Tanturi   1941 Tango
Comparsa Criolla Ricardo Tanturi   1941 Tango
 
Asi Se Baila el Tango Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
Recuerdo Malevo Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Noches de Colon Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
El Tango es el Tango Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
 
Ese Sos Vos Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1941 Tango
Al Compás de un Tango Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
Decile Que Vuelva Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
Me Llaman el Zorro Ricardo Tanturi Alberto Castillo 1942 Tango
 
Ricardo Tanturi con Enrique Campos Tandas
 
Qué Será de Ti Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1942 Tango
Palomita Mia Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Malvon Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Una Emoción Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Igual Que un Sombra Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1945 Tango
 
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Una Emoción Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Muchachos Comienza La Ronda Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Oigo Tu Voz Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Igual Que Un Bandoneon Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango
         
Palomita Mia Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Recién Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango
De Seis a Siete Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1945 Tango
El Corazón Me Decia Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango
 
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Que Nunca Me Falte Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
La Abondoné y No Sabía Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango
Cuatro Lagrimas Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1945 Tango
Ivón Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1945 Tango
 
Qué Será de Ti Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1942 Tango
Que Vas Buscando Muneca Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
Que Nunca Me Falte Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1943 Tango
La Abandoné y No Sabía Ricardo Tanturi Enrique Campos 1944 Tango

 

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Alternative Tanda 7: Astor Piazzolla

This weeks alternative tango is a collection of songs by Astor Piazzolla. What amazes me about Piazzolla is how he can put so many emotions into the same piece of music.

This version of "Libertango" is a remix by Hi Perspective and is nice because it has a bit slower and has more of a beat than other versions. The only negative to it is that it has a very fast fade out at the end of the song.

"Cite Tango" is so light and playful and then it becomes soft and romantic. It feels like being at an amusement park.  You are having fun all day, but then it gets late and you start to get tired. You realize that the fun is over and that you must go home.

This version of "Tanguedia III" is from Tango Zero Hour, one of my favorite Piazzolla albums. This song is very aggressive, almost violent. You have to be bold and precise dancing to it. I also like to use lots of changes of directions (alterations). I have edited the song to remove the 22 second intro.

If you wanted to keep this tanda under 10 minutes, you could use Gotan Projects edit of "Cite Tango" which is 3.56 and then start Tanguedia III at the 1.34 mark.

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Modern Orchestras

Song Orchestra Album
     
Astor Piazzolla    
     
Oblivion Astor Piazzolla  
Milonga del Angel Astor Piazzolla Tango Zero Hour
Tanti Anni Prima Astor Piazzolla Oblivion
     
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Libertango (Remixed by Hi Perspective) Astor Piazzolla Lecons of Tango
Cite Tango Astor Piazzolla Tango & Tangueros
Tanguedia III (edit to start at .23) Astor Piazzolla Tango Zero Hour
     
Sexteto Milonguero
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Café Dominguez Sexteto Milonguero Pa' Que Bailen
Tres Esquinas Sexteto Milonguero Pa' Que Bailen
Tu´ ...El Cielo Y...Tu´ Sexteto Milonguero  
     
Color Tango    
     
Gallo Ciego Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 1
Malandraca Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 1
Pata Ancha Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 1
Frestejando Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 1
     
La Mariposa Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 2
Nochero Soy Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 2
Chique Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 2
Recuerdos Lalo Schiffrin Tango Soundtrack
     
Yunta de Oro Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 3
Tango A Pugliese Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 3
Primavera Porteña Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 3
Unión Cívica Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 3
     
Quejumbroso Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 3
Cabulero Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 3
Los Mareados Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 3
Para Dos Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 3
     
A Evaristo Carriego Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 2
Zum Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 1
Emancipación Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 2
Nonino Color Tango Con estilo para bailar vol. 1
     
Other Orchestras    
     
Ostinato Carla Pugliese Ojos Verdes Cerrados
Coreografia Carla Pugliese Ojos Verdes Cerrados
La Vida y La Tempestad Carla Pugliese Ojos Verdes Cerrados

 

Electronic Tango Tandas

Song Orchestra Album
     
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Upbeat tanda that is very easy to dance to.
Felino Electrocutango Felino
Los Vino Otros Aires Dos
La Yumba Otros Aires Dos
     
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Tango Tango Jointz  
Percanta Otros Aires  
Allerdings Otros Aires  
     
Bluesy electronic tango set. I would usually pic 2 or 3 to play depending on how long I wanted the tanda to be.
Blues de la Parcas Demoliendo Tangos Carne Argenta
Tango Cancion Gotan Project Lunatico
Amor Porteno Gotan Project Lunatico
Hoy Bajofondo Tango Club Mar Dulce
Praga Demoliendo Tangos Carne Argenta
     
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I love all of these songs and the are very upbeat.
Borges y Paraguay Bajofondo Tango Club Mar Dulce
Pa' Bailar Bajofondo Tango Club Mar Dulce
La Gloria Gotan Project Tango 3.0
     

This is a downtempo set, but the songs are very interesting.
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Centroja (edited to end at 3.20) Bajofondo Tango Club Supervielle
Forma Bajofondo Tango Club Supervielle
Bruma Moviola Supervielle
     
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These songs are from a CD of remixed Carlos Gardel songs. The idea sounds a bit cheesy, but the songs are very well done.
Por Una Cabeza
(edited to start at .17)
Metrotango Gardel Remixed
Bandoneon Arrabalero Metrotango Gardel Remixed
Caminito Metrotango Gardel Remixed
     
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Interesting songs.. a little bluesy... The last one is a technically a milonga, but it is so slow that it is possible to dance tango to it. It is also has Hugo Diaz playing harmonica mixed into it.
Tango d'Amor Tango Jointz Palermo Nuevo
Vuelvo Al Sur Tango Jointz Palermo Nuevo
Tango, Que Misterio Tango Jointz Palermo Nuevo
     
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I like "Reflejo de Luna" a lot, but it is hard to fit into a tanda. I think this one works pretty well.
Luna Alexkid  
Reflejo de Luna Alacran  
Libertango Bond  
     
If you love to dance slowly, then you will love this set. This mix of Buenos Aires is still one of my favorite songs to dance to.
Buenos Aires (Plush Mix) Steve Arguelies Remixes Piazzolla  
Villurca Yira Roots of Electronic Tango (Downtempo)
Plano Secuencia Carlos Libedinsky Narcotango
     
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As with many alternative tangos, these are technically milongas, but they are slow enough to dance tango to if you like. I find these types of songs a little annoying, because you keep trying to decide whether to dance tango or milonga.
Sentimientos Jaime Wilensky Tango Project Vol. 2: New Tango
Una Llamada Tanghetto Emigrante
En Mi Soledad Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
Luna (edited) Alexkid  
     
Thes are all tango cover songs by Tanghetto. They all have very heavy beats and switch rhythms a decent amount. Advanced dancers that like alternative music can have lots of fun with them. Beginner dancers will struggle and often run around way too fast to them.
Sweet Dreams Tanghetto El Miedo a la Libertad
Enjoy, The Silence Tanghetto Buenos Aires Remixed
Blue Monday Tanghetto Buenos Aires Remixed
     
Listen to this tanda. Downtempo set which I have had lots of good feedback about.
Erase una Vez Gotan Project Gotan Project 3.0
El Duelo Tanghetto Hybrid Tango
Calles de Piedra Tanghetto Hybrid Tango
     
Dancers usually like this set. The first song is a tango-milonga where the rhythm keeps switching, but it is very pretty.
Gente Que Sí (edited to end at 4.15) Carlos Libedinsky Narcotango 2
Esa Carlos Libedinsky Narcotango 2
Dos Carlos Libedinsky Narcotango 2
     
Classic electronic tango set.
Vi Luz y Subí Carlos Libedinsky Narcotango
Otra Luna Carlos Libedinsky Narcotango
Plano Secuencia Carlos Libedinsky Narcotango
     
Once again, these are mostly milongas, but you can also dance tango to them. These are more Rap / Hip-Hop inspired tangos.
Mi Corazón Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
Mi Confesion Gotan Project Lunatico
Pa' Bailar (Siempre Quiero Mas) Bajofondo & Julieta Venegas Pa' Bailar EP
El Anden Bajofondo & Mala Rodriguez Mar Dulce
Miles de Pasajeros Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
     
Cite Tango (Astor Piazzolla) Gotan Project Inspiracion Espiracion
Santa Maria Gotan Project La Revancha del Tango
Whatever Lola Wants Gotan Project & Sarah Vaughan Verve Remixed 2
     
Buenos Aires Metrotango Gardel Remixed
El Día Que Me Quieras Metrotango Gardel Remixed
Anclao' en Paris Metrotango Gardel Remixed
     
Perfume Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
Montserrat Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
Hablando Tango Tango Fusion Club Tango Fusion Club
     
Décollage Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
Ya No Duele Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
Pulmón Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
     
Bahía Blanca Tanghetto Mas Allá del Sur
El Arte de Amar Tanghetto El Miedo a la Libertad
Tango Mistico Tanghetto Mas Allá del Sur
Blue Tango Tanghetto Mas Allá del Sur
Fake Plastic Trees Tanghetto Mas Allá del Sur
     
El Cordon Seoan Buenos Aires / Paris Vol. 3
Rojo Profundo MondoTango Buenos Aires / Paris Vol. 3
Under the Moon Seoan feat. Ekaterina Tango Tomorrow
     
Ojalá (feat. Natalia Clavier) Federico Aubele Berlin 13
Berlin Federico Aubele Berlin 13
     
Barrio Sur Tanghetto Hybrid Tango
Perfume Bajofondo Tango Club Bajofondo Tango Club
Obscura B.A. L.A. Thomas  
     
Alexanderplatz Tango Tanghetto Emigrante
Immigrante Tanghetto Emigrante
Vida Moderna en 24 Tanghetto Tango Fusion Club 1
La Caída Tanghetto Emigrante
El Boulevard Tanghetto Emigrante
Recursos Humanos Tanghetto Emigrante

 

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Alternative Tanda 6: Electronic (Bajofondo Tango Club)

This weeks alternative tanda is an electronic tango set by Bajofondo Tango Club and Gotan Project. These are 3 very fun tangos to dance to. One suggestion for dancers would be to take it slow and calm when dancing to these songs. I often see people running around way too fast, especially to "Pa' Bailar."

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