Dengue Dengue Dengue

Dengue Dengue Dengue! are an audio-visual duo from Lima, Peru. Behind the beautifully crafted handmade masks they wear in photos and in performance are producers, DJs, and graphic designers Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira. They explore and utilize rhythms from Latin, African, and Anglo culture, re-creating them in electronic form by mixing old and new, and analog and digital, resulting in a unique, instantly identifiable sound accented by their striking hand-crafted visuals. Their musical explorations range from psychedelic cumbia to dub, from salsa to footwork, from tribal to techno; their sound and visual palette continue to evolve in concert and on recordings, adding more color, flavor, and texture to their heady and provocative mix. DDD were born in mid-2010 and immediately made themselves well known in Lima thanks to their impeccable audio-visual show, remixing and mashing up their own tracks with old cumbias, and modifying cumbia classics into electronic versions, always accompanied by their singular visuals and ever-present masks. In early 2011 the duo began to issue their first original productions on internet music and culture blogs in Latin America, Europe, and the U.S. They started producing the TOMA! Sessions, helping to consolidate the growing and vibrant tropical bass movement in Lima. In 2014 they released the EP Serpiente Dorada to mark the occasion. They lectured at the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo. The duo created their recording alter ego DNGDNGDNG in early 2020. Deeply influenced by the insurgent bass music subculture in the U.K, Salmon and Pereira offered a nuanced take on it by grafting exploratory Afro-Peruvian/Afro-Colombian polyrhythms, interlocking, time signatures, and (sometimes extremely) variant tempos. Their debut EP, Continentes Perdidos (Lost Continents), appeared in July from Portugal's Enfuchada label and was distributed globally through On the Corner.