Sensuality imbued in music — yeah, it all belongs to tango. Tango sequences in films often leave a lasting impression, no? Think, Arnold in True Lies (tango to the song Por Una Cabeza); Antonio Banderas in Take the Lead; and Richard Gere and Jennifer Lopez in Shall We Dance? (both films use the song Santa Maria by Gotan Project). The music used in these film sequences aren’t exactly your regular joe tango, oh no…rather, it falls under the genre of ELECTRO-TANGO (also known as tango fusion or neo-tango or tango nuevo).
Electro-tango is clearly tango, but tango fused with electronic samples, beats, and breaks. Popular electro-tango acts include The Gotan Project, whose song Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre) burns up the abovementioned tango scenes — *wipe sweat from brow*. The Paris-based group have already released 5 albums in the electro-tango vein; and their remix of the theme to Last Tango in Paris is featured on Buddha Bar Paris’ Chillout Paris album.
Gotan Project – Santa Maria (del Buen Ayre):
Gotan Project – Epoca :