In one corner of this Berlin studio sits a bundle of animal hooves, pig nails, and traditional chajchas rattles from the Peruvian Andes, close to Lima, where artists Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira are originally from. Since 2010, their musical output as the Afro-electronic duo @denguedenguedengue
has put tools like these at its heart, bringing sounds once relegated to the coffers of old-school cumbia, chicha, and musica criolla into the glitched-out club music of the 21st century. Their newest EP, 'Fiebre' for @n_a_a_f_i
, is the culmination of their last decade of experimentation, built by layering acoustic percussion in trippy minimal polyrhythms with the help of contemporary plug-ins and synths like POLYPLEX, RAUM, and REPLIKA.
“This is a style we’re going to be exploring for a while now,” Salmon says. “We’re trying to make new sounds rather than imitate someone else.”
Hear the result at the link in our bio, where Dengue Dengue Dengue explain how they made their new EP 'Fiebre' 🔥