Dengue Dengue Dengue
Dengue Dengue Dengue is a Tropical Bass duo. Behind the masks are Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira, two producers, dj’s and graphic designers from Lima- Perú.Their work explores the rhythms from Peru and other parts of the world, recreating them electronically by mixing new and old, analog and digital, to create a unique sound and visuals. Their musical explorations go from psychedelic cumbia to dub, from salsa to footwork, from tribal to techno. Their visual and sound palette continues to grow and add new flavors to this melting pot.
DDD was born in mid-2010 and immediately gained a wide recognition thanks to an impeccable audio-visual show, remixing and making mash-ups of their own tracks with old cumbia, and transforming cult cumbia themes into electronic versions. All this along with amazing visuals and the ever-present masks.
In early 2011 they started releasing their first original productions, as well as being bloggued in major and specialized music portals in the US, Europe and the UK. Their sound started to spread faster, as they performed in many festivals in Peru, and along with the “Auxiliar” Collective they started producing the TOMA! sessions, helping to consolidate the growing and vibrant Tropical Bass movement in Lima, inviting musicians and DJs from different places to share sounds and ideas.
In 2012 they released their debut album “La Alianza Profana” (or “The Unholy Alliance”) and the music video for the single “Simiolo” .The Album and video, both published by the Peruvian label Auxiliar, were an instant success with both the press and fans, locally and internationally . The album caught the attention of Berlin ́s Chusma Records, who later (2013), re-released the Album for Europe, Asia and Australia. Later that year they played at the NOVA Art Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil and at the III Iberoamerican Design Bienal in Madrid, Spain.
2013 is the year where things really took off : it started with a great Mexican tour and, in June, an amazing two month European Tour, playing at major festivals and clubs all around Europe in cities like Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Madrid , Barcelona, Paris, Stockholm among others. In July Chusma Records released the Simiolo Remixes EP, and Enchufada Records the track Lockumba for the “Upper Cuts” series, showcasing yet another side of the Dengue Dengue Dengue sound.
By 2014 the sound of DDD had matured into a wider spectrum of sounds, bringing elements not only from Peru, but also studying and researching other cultures and their native sounds, traveling around Europe, Asia and the Americas playing shows, collecting sounds and ideas.
The duo released the EP “Serpiente Dorada” on Buraka Son Sistema ́s label Enchufada Records, with 6 new tracks that take their music to a new level. They toured around the world during 3 European Tours (42 Shows) and also performed in Cuba, Japan, Argentina, Chile, China, Brazil, Colombia, etc. playing in the most renowned festivals like Roskilde, Dour, Paleo and an amazing show at the SONAR Festival Dome which was reviewed by Xlr8r as one of the best shows in the festival. They also had the honour of being invited by the Red Bull Music Academy to give a lecture in Tokyo on their academy sessions.
In 2016, Dengue Dengue Dengue released its second album « Siete Raices » with Enchufada Records. This album was released with a new video made by Mikael Stornfelt, also director music videos of Simiolo and Chichon. This same year, they have been delegated by the legendary label Fania Records to remix their classics as part of their anniversary compilation. They also recorded a song for Greenpeace / Rhythm and Roots Label Project, a compilation of musics inspired by birdsongs. It was also one year of intense tour in Latin America, Europe and the United States.
2017 was a big year for the group who realized a European tour going through the famous Vieilles Charrues Festival in Carhaix. The release of 3 new EPs is planned for 2018, the first one will be out on January 26th.
LISTEN | https://soundcloud.com/dengue