Sunday, February 12, 2017
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Federico Aubele
Album:Gran Hotel Buenos Aires
With the help of Thievery Corporation, Argentine guitarist Federico Aubele mixed traditional Argentine music with electronica. Esta Noche is probably his best known song. He was born Aug. 26, 1974 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. His main influence is legendary tango guitarist Astor Piazzola. Aubele moved to Berlin, Germany in 2002. He sent out a demo and the popular duo Thievery Corporation (Rob Garza & Eric Hilton) signed him to their label Eighteenth Street Lounge Music. Gran Hotel Buenos Aires was Aubele's 2004 debut CD. The idea was to mix Aubele's traditional Argentine guitar style with Thievery Corporation's electronica. The album got a big boost when Esta Noche was used in the TV series Alias. The singer on Esta Noche is Gabriela Mairu. Aubele recorded four albums for Eighteenth Street. He left in 2011. His 2013 album 5 featured a duet with jazz singer Melody Gardot. This album is only available as a digital download. Aubele now lives in Brooklyn, NY. He tours but he has no record deal right now. He will be of interest to those who enjoy the tango style of guitar. Here's Federico Aubele performing Esta Noche at ToolboxDC Oct. 7, 2014. Kids, don't set your guitar on fire like Aubele does at the end of this video.