Enchufada / PE
Sónar by Day - SonarVillage by Estrella Damm
In Peru, "having dengue" is a slang term for wanting to party. Multiply that urge by three and you get the electronic cumbia of Dengue Dengue Dengue. It’s a name that the duo of Rafael Pereira and Felipe Salmón more than live up to, with their records perfectly capturing the spirit of the party with a pitch perfect synthesis of tribal percussions, latin folk instrumentation and synth bass. Live, their penchant for playing behind neon coloured tribal masks only increases the excitement, making the crowd feel like they’re participating in a psychedelic ritual presided over by two shamans.
Since 2014 Dengue Dengue Dengue have been exploring the link between tribal beats and digital bytes with a series of releases on labels including Buraka Som Sistema’s Enchufada and the UK label On the Corner. With a new EP scheduled for later in the year, and a possible full length rumoured for the autumn, this summer is the perfect time to catch these psychedelic troubadours live.