Thursday, October 30, 2014

The recent updates to the TOTW

I'm still in the process of updating all the older tandas posted on Tanda of the Week from the start in 2010. Be sure to check the UPDATES for the list of updated tandas. If you find a tanda I haven't updated yet and you want to hear it - just send me a message.

Here are the most recent updates. Have a nice end of the week!

Updates 30.10.2014

The following tandas have been updated with links to Spotify and/or Deezer playlists.

Updates 18-19.10.2014

The following tandas have been updated with links to Spotify and/or Deezer playlists.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tanda of the Week 44 / 2014 - Miguel Calo (Instrumentals) - DJ Chris Jordan

1. Miguel Caló - "Inspiración" 1943
2. Miguel Caló - "La guiñada" 1948
3. Miguel Caló - "La maleva" 1943
4. Miguel Caló - "Saludos" 1944
This weeks tanda comes from DJ Chris from the UK. Chris is a regular contributor to the blog with his tandas and comments. Check out the previous tandas from DJ Chris and other guest DJ's. Here's what he said about the tanda:

"DJs who find La guinada overly exotic may like to substitute Sans souci 1944 (Spotify/Deezer).

I played this tanda [a while back] at the delightful Milonga Pasional, the longest-running weekend milonga in my home city Cambridge, UK. You can see the full set for that evening here."

Thank you Chris!

Calo, Miguel - TOTW - Todo Tango - iTunes Store

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tanda of the Week 43 / 2014 - Ariel Ardit

1. Ariel Ardit - "Buscándote" 2013
2. Ariel Ardit - "Rosa de tango" 2013
3. Ariel Ardit - "" 2013
4. Ariel Ardit - "Un tango y nada más" 2013 was wondering who were the best singers of today's tango music and for me one of them is definitely Ariel Ardit. These songs are from the Ariel Ardit y su Orquesta Típica album "Yo Lo Canto Hoy" which greatly pays homage to the tango music of the golden era. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Tanda of the Week 42 / 2014 - Anibal Troilo - Valses - DJ Ana Belén

1. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz, Alberto Marino - "Palomita blanca" 1944 - TangoTunes
2. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz - "Llorarás, llorarás" 1945 - TangoTunes
3. Aníbal Troilo / Floreal Ruíz - "Romance de barrio" 1947 - TangoTunes to all of my dear readers. I recently finished a five week tour of circus performances and DJ gigs from Italy all the way to Greenland, but now I'm back in Berlin and ready to devote time for updating the blog again!
My interview and Tanda of the Week was featured on the latest issue of the TangoDanza magazine and you can get your copy of it at least on the TangoDanza website. Check it out!

This weeks tanda comes from guest DJ Ana Belén, who lives in Aspen, Colorado but is originally from Spain. She noticed that TOTW had featured only one vals tanda by Anibal Troilo and decided to correct this injustice immediately. This is what she had to say about the tanda

"A beautiful vals tanda by the great Troilo. I must say that it would never cross my mind to play a tango tanda with Ruiz, simply because I couldn't choose him over Fiorentino or Marino. However, I love these valses. My heart skips a beat every time I listen to Romance de Barrio! For those of you that like to play a 4 song tanda of vals I would add Flor de lino and would move the less known but heart warming Llorarás, llorarás to third place.

I fell in love with tango music right away, the day I took my first class. Some of it was already familiar to me either from listening to Gardel, popular Spanish songs or Boleros. 

We are all blessed we found tango. We'll live forever happy"

Thank you Ana! And don't worry about playing also Troilo's tangos with Ruiz besides Fiorentino and Marino. You can never play too much Troilo in one night! Here's one tanda of tangos by Troilo and Ruiz featured earlier on the blog. And about these valses... what can I say? It just doesn't get better than this ladies and gentlemen. These valses have it all: Amazing orchestra with the best singers, perfect balance of melody and rhythm, clarity with endless details and also challenges to dance to. I can never get enough of these songs. Let's live forever happy.

Troilo, Anibal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes
Ruiz, Floreal - TOTW - Todo - TangoTunes