They're definitely not new in the scene, but Gotan Project is a recent discovery for me. I must be getting old, as I would never have thought that I would enjoy this kind of music. Their music is an eclectic mix of new jazz, tango, dub, and trip-hop. Go figure.
I have been listening to their first album as background music, and it does work! It does not get you all pumped up, but neither does it make you fall asleep. If anything, the music is rather sexy.
This is my favorite track performed live. I suppose the idea of going South appeals to me as much as the music.