If you've got a craving for tropical bass but can't wait for CumbiaSazo
's next party at Double Door a week from Saturday, clear your schedule for the night of Sunday, March 20. That's when East Room hosts the latest Red Bull Music Academy event, headlined by Peruvian tropical bass duo Dengue Dengue Dengue
. Since 2010 Lima-based producers Felipe Salmon and Rafael Pereira have cooked up sweltering, dub-heavy, psychedelic cuts with the hazy allure of a humid day (and without any of the clammy moisture).
The title song from 2014's Serpiente Dorada
, today's 12 O'Clock
, rides a sashaying dub melody, a shuffling reggaeton beat, and a squeaking sample of what sounds like a bird hiccuping. These interlocking elements chug along like a fantastical Dr. Seuss contraption, and the resulting flamboyant pulse has an unexpectedly seductive pull. Meneo and Future Rootz open the show. Doors open at 8 PM; it's $5, or free with an RSVP through Do312