Gotan Project Release La Revancha En Cumbia

By 15 November, 2011

La Revancha En Cumbia is the intriguing new release from Gotan Project, taking songs from their hugely influential La Revancha del Tango album and recasting them as slow-burning cumbia tunes thanks to a number of Latin DJs and producers.

Many of those doing the remixing on La Revancha En Cumbia are some of our favourite musicians and producers, so we’re pretty excited about this release. Featured remixers include Axel Krygier, Bomba Estereo, Chancha Via Circuito, El Hijo de la Cumbia, Frikstailers, King Coya, Fauna, Tremor and El Remolon. It makes for a very Argentine (and ZZK-based) selection of remixers, but ones that hopefully already have an affinity for the music.

Here’s what Gotan Project themselves have to say about the release:

A side. In 2001, in a Paris home-studio, Gotan Project experimented with a sound that would come to rock the music world. La Revancha del Tango became an instant classic and was soon emulated. Amongst the successors were nueva cumbia artists who, even more than the Nuevo tango avatars, became prominent with their Botoxed basses and mutated voices, the worthy successors of this retro-futuristic alchemy. B side. In 2011, the clocks are set on La Revancha en Cumbia, a bunch of bootleggers who knead the sounds of the dense Argentinian tradition and break them down in their big mix: Tremor, Bomba Estéreo, Chancha Via Circuito, King Coya, El Remolon, Fauna, Axel Krygier, Frikstailers and El Hijo de la Cumbia. This rowdy crowd has been spreading havoc around the Buenos Aires nightclubs with its broken rhythms, creating its own version of the tracks from La Revancha del Tango.

1. Queremos Paz (King Coya rmx)
2. Época (Chancha Via Circuito rmx)
3. Chunga’s Revenge (Axel Krygier rmx)
4. Tríptico (Frikstailers rmx)
5. Santa María (Del Buen Ayre) (Chancha Via Circuito rmx)
6. Una Música Brutal (El Hijo de la Cumbia rmx)
7. El Capitalismo Foráneo (Bomba Estereo rmx)
8. Last Tango In Paris (Fauna rmx)
9. La Del Ruso (Tremor rmx feat. Metabombo)
10. Vuelvo Al Sur (El Remolon rmx)

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La Revancha En Cumbia was released yb Ya Basta! Records on October 17th. You can buy the release as well as find out more information at

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