Tanghetto was conceived as an idea by Max Masri. Later on, Diego S. Velázquez joined in. It started out as a studio proyect, and then it evolved and started having its own identity around the year 2002. Together, they began a songwrting partnership and they both composed the songs from their debut album "Emigrante (electrotango)", inspired by the crisis that Argentina was facing at that time. The word "electrotango" was some sort of warning to traditional tango fans, implying that "this is not what you could expect from a tango group". Soon that word became the name of a whole musical scene from which Tanghetto was one of its first exponents.
"Emigrante" became an instant success in record stores in early 2004. Some months later the album was nominated to the Latin Grammy, for the "Best Intrumental Album" category. They shared the nomination with Yo-Yo Ma, the most famous cellist and one of the most prestigious classical musicians of the world. In late 2004 Tanghetto released their follow-up album, initally conceived as a side project: Hybrid Tango. The concept of Hybrid Tango was to merge the influences of traditional tango (payada, habanera,milonga) with other styles of music (flamenco, bossa nova, electropop, hip hop). Hybrid Tango gave Tanghetto their second Latin Grammy nomination in 2005.
In the year 2006, Tanghetto played 3 shows in London, including one in the Notting Hill Arts Club. During their stay in London, they shot a videoclip for their cover of "Blue Monday', which generated rotation on MTV Latin America. The tours continued in Germany, where they played at the mythic MoJo Club in Hamburg. Meanwhile, in Argentina, their album "Emigrante" reached double platinum status. The worldwide tango community welcomed the music of Tanghetto, and since then they played nearly all major tango festivals in the world. In mid-2007 they returned to London and played at the Islington Academy, and recorded their "BBC Sessions" at the BBC headquarters. Part of this material was later included in their album "VIVO". Tanghetto released their third album "El Miedo a la Libertad" in early 2008, inspired by the book "Fear Of Fredom" by Erich Fromm. That album would receive a Gardel Music Award (Argentine's equivalent to the Grammys).
"Progressive Tango" -released in 2015 and nominated to the Gardel Awards in 2016- completes an album trilogy that started with “Incidental Tango” and continued with “Hybrid Tango II”. In this new work, the band experiments with diverse and divergent elements: more complex arrangements, straightforward songs and funky / jazz touches here and there. Among the songs, we can mention “Milonga Moderna” -featuring the grandiose interpretation of tango singer Guillermo Fernández- “Crazy Days” (sang in english) and “¿Cuánto Más?”. The last two songs feature Max Masri, and they’re a sign that his role as a singer in Tanghetto is now well-established. The name “Progressive Tango”, according to Masri, implies an open and libertarian attitude of the band, rather than a reference to the “progresive” music genres. 2015 and 2016 were the "Progressive Tango Tour" years, taking the band to Germany, Italy, Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Austria and Romania.