Gotan Project

Genres: World
Tags: tango electronic chillout lounge downtempo trip-hop jazz Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 2000s
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A Paris, France-based trio comprising Philippe Cohen Solal (1962, France; DJ/producer), Christoph H. Müller (b. 1968, Switzerland; producer) and Eduardo Makaroff (b. 1955, Argentina; guitar/vocals). They formed in 1999, united by their interest in combining contemporary electronic sounds with more traditional and acoustic ones. Their tracks have featured on compilations such as Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide and the Buddha Bar series, based on the music played in the famous Parisian club. They are signed to XL Recordings, the respected dance music imprint of Beggars Banquet Records. Solal and Mueller had worked independently as soundtrack musicians with directors such as Lars Von Trier, Didier Le Pecheur and Yolande Zauberman, and released records as the Boys From Brazil and Stereo Action Unlimited. Makaroff was well known in France and Argentina as an accomplished guitarist on the tango scene.

The trio create their unusual sound by...

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