Saturday Playlist: Bajofondo

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Bajofondo is a band comprised by eight musicians from Argentina and Uruguay. It’s considered to be an eclectic mix of French house, Argentine tango, trip-hop, drum and bass and chill-out.

Bajofondo’s eight musicians are:

Gustavo Santaolalla: guitar, percussion, vocals, backup vocals.
Juan Campodónico: programming, beats, samples, guitar.
Luciano Supervielle: piano, keyboards, scratch.
Javier Casalla: violin.
Martín Ferrés: bandoneon.
Gabriel Casacuberta: upright bass, electric bass.
Adrián Sosa: drums.
Verónica Loza: VJ, vocals.

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Even though Bajofondo has been a pioneer in what has been known all over the world as “electronica tango”, the group doesn’t consider that this definition is appropriate for their music. Gustavo Santaolalla has a very concrete explanation for this:

“We don’t like the label of “electronica tango”, because we don’t consider what we do to be either tango or electronica. We believe we do music of the Rio de la Plata, and if you want to create a music that represents today’s sound of places like Buenos Aires and Montevideo –at least in our view- obviously genres such as tango, murga, milonga and candombe are going to be present, because they are part of the genetic-musical map of that part of the world. But the 40 years history of Argentine and Uruguayan rock, hip hop and electronica also are part of that map and the history of that place.” Bajofondo

Bajofondo has released songs with important artists such as Gustavo Cerati (El Mareo), Mala Rodriguez (El Andén), Nelly Furtado (Slippery Sidewalks), Elvis Costelo (Fairly Right), Julieta Venegas (Pa’ Bailar), amongst others.

Sit back, relax and enjoy Bajofondo

  • Bajofondo Tango Club – 2002
  • Remixed – 2005
  • Mar Dulce – 2007
  • Presente – 2013

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