When the Peruvian duo Dengue Dengue Dengue first broke into the scene, the world immediately surrendered to their mesmerising blend of traditional cumbia with the modern electronic rhythms of dub, techno and dancehall. After revolutionising the digital cumbia movement with their celebrated debut album ‘La Alianza Profana’ and the follow-up ‘Serpiente Dorada’ EP on Enchufada, the masked duo from Lima is now ready to evolve beyond their musical influences and come into their own as their sound develops into something truly unique with their new single Guarida.
‘Guarida (feat. Sara Van)’ is the first single of their highly-anticipated sophomore album on Enchufada, which perfectly represents how much the band’s sonic identity has matured, as they introduce a vocal component to their sound for the very first time. Sara Van’s ethereal Spanish vocals drip with melancholy as they melt away into Dengue Dengue Dengue’s dreamy and hypnotising instrumental, effortlessly fusing tradition and modernity as the duo graduates from electronic music producers into fully fledged songwriters, championing a unique aesthetic and musical sensibility that confirms that we’ve entered a whole new era for the Global Club Music scene.
Their upcoming album ’Siete Raíces’ is coming to Enchufada later this year and it takes its name from a traditional Peruvian liquor - a potent beverage brewed from several jungle plants with mystical and aphrodisiac properties - a suiting metaphor for a band whose distinctively hybrid sonic recipe has been perfected over the years.