Masked, mythical, and bass! Few words are needed when superlative entities collide.
Dengue Dengue Dengue are the Peruvian duo known for raising a tropical storm. Their electronic psychedelia and bass flows from their roots in Lima, Perú upstream to global dancefloors. The duo are constant in their evolution, exploring rhythms and sounds native to Peru and from the world over. Their focus is in recreating them in electronic form, mixing the old with the new, analog and with digital.
In owning their unique sound and visual identity they share a common quest in their pairing with London-Global label On the Corner. Already deemed ‘Label of The Year’ at the Worldwide Awards On the Corner are crossing more borders and breaking down the silo of left-field sounds having now been nominated for the ‘Best Small Label’ gong at the prestigious AIM Awards.
Gilles Peterson's 'Worldwide Premieres' called it back in summer 2016 saying that the label is “On a never-ending quest to support and expose far-off musical cultures around the world”. On the Corner continues to leave no stone unturned.
In this 6-tracker Dengue Dengue Dengue team-up with label mates Penya. The band feature on the first track ‘Pua’ that sets a rich scene for the sonic journey ahead. The flip is stormed with title track ‘Semillero' whilst hearts, minds and imaginations are set to be inspired with their versioning of ‘Habu Raminibu’ which is a healing chant of the Huni Kuin people whose ancient home is located deep in the Amazon where the borders of Peru and Brazil meet. The collaboration between artist and label seeks to honour and represent this heritage. The Huni Kuin have bestowed guardianship of this rare cultural treasure to Dengue Dengue Dengue and On the Corner.
’Semillero' is music that moves souls, allows imaginations to flourish and the feet to follow.
The spiritual concept running through this mini album/E.P is summed up in the meaning of title track’s name. ‘Semillero’ is an incubator or seed. A place where new generations of life, culture and talent is nurtured, initiated, and bestowed with precious responsibility and knowledge. A place to keep, nurture and grow the seeds of the future.