Thanks to all the enthusiasts who contribute to the huge improvements of El Recodo Tango platform.
Database corrections, new recordings, information, lyrics, data for audio identification, and minor improvements.
Tanda Builder V3 beta
Added auto-generated tanda titles.
Added Tango/Milonga/Vals labels.
Added button to save the tandas you like.
New tab My Tandas to display your saved tandas.
Added advanced edition mode to delete or edit your tandas.
Added tanda duration. Added average tanda speed.
Added warning when the speed or duration are not consistent across recordings.
Bug fix on date filter: 1941 was partially excluded.
Added direct links from the web to open the app (for example on website search bar, mobile view). If the app is not installed, you are invited to download it. New version 2.0.6 to handle this feature is now available for Android and iOS.
Added votes per country on recording pages (only when there are enough votes).
Improved App servers architecture for easier maintenance/restart/deployement. In case of a new fire, it would help :-)
Added list of the last lyrics translations and explanations on the right panel (now easier to find them afterward).
Full access to Today Tango samples, births and deaths, even for visitors. Removed last recording updates section on the right panel. Improved favorite engine to manage the increasing number of users. Removed old favorite page. Added favorites and App criteria to the advanced search.
Deep website update: Improved overall layout, design and modules. Improved responsive design, including for large screens. Removed last updates section on the right panel. Added real time notifications when the community comment, rate, like or post knowledge (this is only displayed few seconds directly on the page depending on community activity, not when you are not on the page). Added bottom menu on mobile phones with quick access to the advanced search panel, which avoid long scrolling.
The tango recommendation engine, previously called "Carlitos" has been improved to v2.0: design is more intuitive, audio sample and rating can be done directly from the module. The algorythm is now optimized to provide faster recomendations.
New App v2.0 for iPhone and iPad. Up to 2x faster results when the identification is easy. Bring your phone close to the speaker for better results. Improved results when the identification is not easy. Added user account creation from the app. Added password recover from the app. Added automatic login from the App to the Website when clicking on a result or from the history log.
After the fire in our datacenter El Recodo Tango App is now back with even some addtional songs. In total we are talking about 1 240 882 898 database entries over 3 servers (one was burnt), just for the audio identification... Thanks for your vibes and support!
A fire occured in our OVH datacenter in Strasbourg France. All our servers providing audio identification through El Recodo Tango App are gone.
Added community annotations to help understanding the lyrics, share knowledge, testimonies and translations.
Added estimated duration field below each recording of your tanda.
Added estimated duration field on all recordings. It appears in the recording details, and can be set as a customized column.
New App v2.0 for Android. Up to 2x faster results when the identification is "easy". Bring your phone close to the speaker for better results. Improved results when the identification is "hard". Added user account creation from the app. Added password recover from the app. Added automatic login from the App to the Website when clicking on a result and from the history menu.
New Tanda Builder v2.0 with improved algorithm and dedicated page with intuitive controls. The tanda builder is now autonomous (not mandatory to visit the page of a key recording to use it).
New custom columns are now available when you navigate through discographies. Make your own display and add fields (Ratings, Label...). Orchestra and Singer columns are now better called Artist and 2nd Artist.
El Recodo Tango App release for iOS.
Welcome to contemporary danceable orchestras in the database.
The former field STYLE now stands for the style as we subjectively hear it is interpreted. A new field is added in the database to indicate the style as it was written on the original disk and discographies. For example a Tango Milonga which sounds as a Tango is indicated TANGO [TANGO MILONGA].
Redesigned searches with a clear button. Added autocompletion to the advanced search fields.
Launch of El Recodo Tango App for Android devices (V1 beta).
Announcement of El Recodo Tango App project to identify that tango playing arround you. Added menu "My App History" showing all recordings you have identified with the App. Improved real time feed with user activity through the App.
Removed depecrated "my ratings" page (which where already replaced by the advanced search by ratings). Minor improvements on the Advanced Search.
Added El Recodo Tango RANKING page showing the best rated orchestras, singers and recordings.
Tanda builder V1.3: Improved suggestions now take into account relation between orchestras and your own ratings. Display and navigation improvements. Added 2 special modes "custom" and "explorer" for even more control on suggestions.
Added user ratings as filters to the Advanced Search (in addition to community ratings).
Added tanda builder. This advanced algorithm does not only consider the orchestra, singer and year but also musical criteria, lyrics, speed, ratings and much more to suggest tandas. It also suggests an order and let you fine tune your tanda. The old tanda feature is moved to "see also" section and remains available for all visitors.
Added advanced search by ratings for listenning and for dancing. You can now find recordings based on the votes they get from the community and combine it with any other advanced search criteria.
Added advanced search by musician. You can now find recordings on which a specific musician were playing and combine it with any other advanced search criteria.
Added powerful recommendation algorithm (Carlitos V1.0 Beta). Recommendations are customized based on user ratings, recording data, lyrics, instruments and much more!
New access level for CONTRIBUTORS with more features: added search by label (available for ~75% of recordings), search by speed/BPM (available on famous ~10% recordings), and longer audio sample (30s + 10s).
New Tag feature. Two first tags are added: #Duo singers, #Woman voice. More to follow...
Added search by tags.
Advanced searches are now limited to members: timelines, advanced search tab, searches by date, style or lyrics. Log In to get full access to those features.
During the last days, we experienced an increase of visitors but also several cyberattacks. Added ddos detection and IP blacklisting.
Added tango ratings at the end of the quiz. Distinct audio samples are played through the 4 questions and a longer sample is available at the end of the quiz.
Which recording do you like for listening, for dancing, and which not? Members can now rate tangos. Rating form added to the detailed page of each recording, but also Today's Tango and Tango Music Quiz. Added Ratings menu where members can see and modify all their ratings.
Several deep updates to match the increase of features and number of visitors. Code mostly rewritten. Complete design update (upper part of the iceberg).
Improved quiz display which is more convenient for smartphones, and updated player.
Added profile pages for members.
Added specific comment section by orchestra, singer, composer, author... to facilitate worldwide discussions and exchanges.
Improved user account, online activity section and main search bar.
Added Log In via Facebook.
Minor adjustements and corrections on points, levels, statistics and timing. Corrected stats that could go over 100% is some cases. More quiz are required to get higher in levels, but the more you grow, the more point you will get at each quiz.
You can now integrate Today's Tango on your own website. Ask me if you are intereseted. Today's Tango is now broadcasted on Facebook, Twitter, and by push notifications (members only).
Splitted international newsletters in English, Spanish and French. Added Push Notifications in case of news (members only, n/a on apple devices).
Added Today's Tango: every day, a special tango anniversary is celebrated on the top of El Recodo Tango Music's main page. Added birth and death anniversaries of famous maestros (members only).
Added 2nd audio sample for members. And when several samples are available into the same display, they automatically play one after the other.
New search engine on the top navigation bar with autocompletion.
Added copyright information per recording (members only). Non garanteed information based on recording date (>50 years), as well as composers and authors dates of death (>70 years).
Added popularity indicator (members only) based on worldwide huge data from Tango Music Quiz (this indicator is only available when the recording has been played enough). Added BPM (members only) on some recordings (this is the tempo of the recording for dancers). Added graphical statistics and improved timelines per orchestra.
Several deep updates for faster conectivity especially if you are far from Paris. New php version, better dns, https, cdn, cache, optimized contents...
Added credits system. Don't get stuck at a level anymore! Get credits and use them to increase your stats and contribute to the website improvement. Added levels 19 and 20 for Gurus. Minor graphical improvements.
Added timeline view of orchestra/singers history (from any orchestra page, press on the graph icon). Thanks to Horia Călin Pop for his help on that feature.
Website translations! Many thanks to our friends who did a great job spending time to translate this tool. Agnieszka Ines Schott (Poland), Fabrizio Pinto (Italy), Juliana Maggioli (Brazil), Veronica Toumanova (Nederlands), Anna Zyuzina and Anastasiia Nikitina (Russia), Daniela Schulz (Germany), Cristina Aky (Romania), Nadia Cronidu (Greece), Rui Saito (Japan), ...
Added maestros birth and death dates and few more things. Improved quick search engine, now including musicians.
El Recodo Tango Music becomes available in 3 languages: english, spanish and french.
Added quiz by pictures and by cultural text questions available in 3 languages.
Added lyrics quiz concept. Improved statistics panel display. Improved/adapted levels (thresholds) and new level 18 has been added. Bug fixes.
Lyrics combined with the music page. Added Authors and Composers. Improved advanced search including powerful lyrics search.
New player ranking with challengers, experts and gurus!
Complete interface redesign.
Almost complete Canaro discography (this is big enough to mention it as an update).
Added Challenge Mode. From a simple link, you can now share specific recordings with your friends. She/he will have to guess it on the Tango Music Quiz game without having to create an account. Links can be found in EL RECODO TANGO MUSIC database, at the bottom of each recording page.
Complete page translation in english. Old "musique" page becomes "music" page.
Added tandas proposals for each recording.
Added comments feature and responsive design.
Updated interface! Play from anywhere, the game is now optimized for smartphones! Plus additional improvements to make it more intuitive...
Updated rules! Tango music is a never-ending research and the Quiz better reflects this idea with a new point system which is also used for the players ranking. In addition, high level players (getting more difficult tracks) can get more points by answers.
Added lyrics database.
Updated rules! You can still take all your time to answer a quiz, but your global score will be slightly less than the ones who answer imediately. The idea is not to go fast as such, just to be fair between the ones who really recognize a track and those who double check before answering (which remains also an option).
Added favorites management at the end of each quiz. Keep trace of what you like...
Added ranking by countries, list of online players, links to find related recordings into our database.
The number of possible orchestras is now limited at the beginning and increases with the level. The random track algorithm has been improved to change the orchestra more often.
You can now listen a 10s samples at the begining, but also at the middle of the track, a great help to answer the quiz ! 10 first seconds for questions 1 and 3 ; 10s from the middle for questions 2 and 4.
Added ranking page and profile menu with possibility to reset the game and modify your account.
Added information about how to reach the next level, how the tracks are selected, plus few more fun details.
Added flags in the top 10.
First english version of the Tango Music Quiz for all tangueros around the world. Thanks to Benjamin Solano who translated most of the sentences.
Creation of the online database with most famous orchestras.