Dengue Dengue Dengue are not Portuguese, but in fact Peruvian. The duo made up of Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira is made up of two artists who are both producers, DJs and graphic designers. And their music is more relevant than ever to this latest showcase from Boiler Room, as their music explores the link between Portuguese dance music and African music. Their modern take on the two through worldly music can be seen in their garb as well as their hugely wide array of sounds they undertake. Self-described (and well-done) "tropical bass" is their game, with an absurd combination of groove, funk and visceral movement applied to their performances and sounds. Their name – a reference to a tropical disease transported by mosquitoes – is a metaphor for the infectiousness of their music, and its lingering.
Earlier this month, Ballantine's linked up with iconic live series Boiler Room for a unique experience highlighting Portugal's music scene. Ballantine's Stay True Portugal tookover the country's capital of Lisbon, and brought together Portuguese culture and Boiler Room's key pillar of leading underground musicians performing live broadcasts in locations that only those in the know can find. The full broadcast featured a multitude of artists: Buraka Som Sistema Presents 10 Years of Lisbon, Batida, Dengue Dengue Dengue, DJ Marky, DJ Firmeza b2b DJ Nervoso, and DJ Maboku b2b DJ Lilocox. We've got an exclusive look at Dengue Dengue Dengue's live broadcast and its unique crossing of sounds.
Check out the live stream of Dengue Dengue Dengue's set here.
pe Salmon & Rafael Pereira: two producers, DJs and graphic designers. Their work focuses in exploring native Peruvian rhythms and those from around the world, recreating them in an electronic form, mixing the old with the new to create their own unique sound and visuals. Their musical explorations go staggeringly deep: a wild brew of everything from psychedelic cumbia to deep dub, from salsa to fo