Dengue Dengue Dengue & SickFlip
7 September 2019
Image by Hendrik Kussin
Dengue Dengue Dengue
Global bass, cumbia digital, tropical bass—whatever you call their music, this Peruvian duo are creating thrilling fusions of traditional rhythms and modern electronics. Rafael Pereira will be coming down to India to present this incredibly unique live A/V set. In Peru, "having dengue" is a slang term for wanting to party. Multiply that urge by three and you get the electronic cumbia of Dengue Dengue Dengue. It’s a name that the act perfectly lives up to, with their records perfectly capturing the spirit of the party with a pitch perfect synthesis of tribal percussions, latin folk instrumentation and synth bass. Live, their penchant for playing behind neon coloured tribal masks only increases the excitement, making the crowd feel like they’re participating in a psychedelic ritual presided over by a shaman.
As a new age electronica artist, SickFlip’s driving force comes from an amalgamation of travel, music and collaboration. Known for his love for organic world instrumentation incorporated onto fresh, electronic rhythms, SickFlip’s shows are all about dance, energy, good vibes and memorable experiences. In a short span of time since his emergence on the scene, he has belted out worldwide digital releases on record labels like High Chai Records (US), Rub A Duck recordings (Netherlands), Plain Dope records (UK) and Sony Music (India). Notably, he was tasked to create an official remix for Finnish bass artist Axel Thesleff and produced a full length album for Irish singer- songwriter Cian Finn. The Ladakh Project – an elaborate conceptual audio-visual showcase – got him national acclaim.