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Dengue Fever: Cambodian Music hits the Real World

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The unique blend of music of “Venus on Earth” certainly turned Dengue Fever into an instantly recognisable band with an equally summerly and quirky as well as dark and mysterious sound. “World-music albums come and go, but virtually none get handed a fluke editor’s choice pick on Amazon.com and explode the way Dengue Fever did”, critic Eric Saeger wrote in his review of the album on tokafi.com, “winning over many bored critics in the US hipster community in a similarly inexplicable series of events.” Indeed, Dengue Fever have been called “A band to watch” by English newspaper The Guardian, while being mentioned as a potential candidate for future Quentin Tarrantino soundtracks.

Real World are supporting the band and “Venus on Earth” with a remix contest, with visitors to their site able to lay their hands on the track “Tiger Phone Cards”. A Dengue Fever Youtube channel will soon present short films the band have shot over the years. And for the sceptics, there’s the band’s MySpace presence, which offers plenty of music from all of their tree studio albums to check out before buying the record.

Homepage: Dengue Fever
Homepage: Real World Records

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