- Cutting-edge club sounds from Latin America and beyond.
- Though they now reside in Berlin, Felipe Salmón and Rafael Pereira have left an indelible mark on Peru's electronic music scene. The duo's earliest work focused on bringing together sounds from different Afro-Peruvian and Andean traditions, mixing regional instruments in with shapeshifting, often slamming club rhythms. They helped pioneer Peru's digital cumbia sound, which involves not only the kind of syncretic synthesis outlined above but recording with groups like Los Wemblers de Iquitos, a legendary but reclusive band located near the outskirts of Peru's Amazonian region.
Over time, however, Dengue Dengue Dengue have developed an even more idiosyncratic and individual style, as shown on records like Siete Raíces ("seven roots"), Zenit & Nadir and last year's Fiebre on NAAFI. Their music has come to encompass even more styles, rhythms and shapes, each record more bold and confident than the last.
Their RA Podcast shows how their sound, and mission to take the music of Latin America into the digital future, goes beyond just Peru. It features tracks from Mexico's Omaar, Uruguay's Lila Tirando a Violeta, Colombia's Verraco, Brazil's Pigmalião and others. (Plus Aphex Twin and Russian synth head X.Y.R.) This is a mix that contextualizes Latin American club music where it belongs—at centre stage in the worldwide scene—and as something more than just the sum of its influences. Since they first came on the scene, Dengue Dengue Dengue sounded like the future, and on their RA Podcast, they still do.
Aphex Twin - Window Sill
Dj Lilocox - Tarraxo Eletrizo (Maboku Remix)
Bigote - Ind-Dan
El Irreal Veintiuno - Totome (Unreleased)
Dj Raff - 111 (Unreleased)
QOQEQA - Omega
A-Tweed - Phnom Penh Khave (Pigmaliao Remix)
DNGDNGDNG - Back to Skull (Unreleased)
Le Motel - Talking to Drums (Unreleased)
Dengue Dengue Dengue & Prisma - Untitled (Unreleased)
Omaar - Traib (Nick Leon remix) (Unreleased)
Jaijiu x Medix Cielx - Respuesta (Unreleased)
Panda Lassow - Musa Dgt
Amazondotcom & Siete Catorce - Shells
Lila Tirando a Violeta & Lighght - Heavy is the Soul (Unreleased)
Orieta Chrem - Cuchillo y Sal
Verraco - Untitled (Unreleased)
Spooky-J - Ft. Wnk
X.y.r. - Eco Retreat Ft wok