Not many people know, but Peru has a rich musical history. Taking in the influences of the Afro-Peruvian population with traditional instruments and cultural rituals, such as the donning of ‘devil masks’ and street processions for song and dance, this influence has filtered through to the present day, and Dengue Dengue Dengue are the latest representatives in line.
Returning to Enchufada for their new EP, Son De Los Diablos – translated to ‘Songs of The Devils’ and named after a traditional Peruvian dance – the drop is on January 26th and will showcase the richness of their homeland through four rhythm-led vibes. This has been achieved through experimentation with traditional instruments and performing with live musicians – including one of the country's biggest stars, Lucha Reyes – giving the project additional weight.
On new track ‘Cobre’ premiering below, Dengue Dengue Dengue create a perfect balance between respecting the past and looking to the future, constructing a unique blend of South American flavours and melodies. The result sounds like something out of a South American sci-fi movie – frantic yet entrancing.
Listen below, and pre-order Son De Los Diablos here.
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