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Zenit & Nadir

by Dengue Dengue Dengue

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The first edition sold out so quickly that we had to do a new pressing of this beautiful double vinyl gatefold edition of Dengue Dengue Dengue's new album 'Zenit & Nadir'!

    Pressed on black vinyl

    Art by Davide ‘Dartworks’ Mancini

    Design by Daniel Neves

    Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenit & Nadir via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around October 23, 2019
    edition of 500 
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      €20 EUR or more 

     

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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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      €10 EUR  or more

     

  • 1st Edition Gatefold Double Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited double vinyl gatefold edition of Dengue Dengue Dengue's new album 'Zenit & Nadir'

    Pressed on black vinyl

    Art by Davide ‘Dartworks’ Mancini

    Design by Daniel Neves

    Mastered by Sam John at Precise Mastering

    Includes unlimited streaming of Zenit & Nadir via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

Dengue Dengue Dengue continue expanding their carefully created aesthetic on their new album ‘Zenit & Nadir’ by diving into the deep and rich musical history of Afro-Peruvian music, already hinted in the first single ‘Ágni’, which is the inversion of the traditional Afro-Peruvian rhythm Ingá. The ongoing exploration of the vast and rich musical heritage of the descendants of the former African slaves in Peru has become the main focus of their new album.

Their interest in Afro-Peruvian music has led them to meet and record extensively with several members of the Ballumbrosio family, a renowned musical dynasty in Peru that has kept Afro-Peruvian musical traditions alive, masters of rhythms like landó, festejo and crioullo music, with traditional dances and instruments such as the iconic quijada - a rattling percussive instrument made out of a donkey’s jawbone.

The introduction of live recordings with the Ballumbrosio brothers has given a whole new dimension to their always-expanding sound, and they feature extensively all throughout the album. As they were such an integral part of the recording process it made perfect sense that they would contribute to expand Dengue Dengue Dengue’s memorable audiovisual performance as well, and have began playing live shows together this year. The marriage between the traditional and organic percussion of the Ballumbrosios with DDD’s hypnotic electronic production has created a whole new chapter for the band.

After debuting in 2012, they established themselves as a driving force in the thriving South American digital cumbia scene, but have since expanded their hybrid approach to music to introduce more references such as kuduro and zouk - and more recently the above mentioned Afro-Peruvian styles - which they fuse with traditional Latin American rhythms to build a sonic identity that is hypnotic and dark, while simultaneously festive and life-affirming.

With the band being a visual project as much as a musical one, their carefully created aesthetic can be immediately noticed in the iconic masks they wear, often referencing traditional or indigenous elements while being artful and futuristic, a striking visual representation of their approach to music. Their new masks, which are being debuted on their upcoming tour, were handcrafted by Barcelona-based artists Twee Muizen.

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released October 4, 2019

All tracks written, produced and mixed by Dengue Dengue Dengue except ‘El Cavilante’ written by Dengue Dengue Dengue, Sara Van and Mikongo and mixed by Toni Economides, ‘Decajon’ written by Dengue Dengue Dengue, Prisma and Martin Boder, and ‘Pacos’ written by Dengue Dengue Dengue and Prisma.

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