On June 30, music tech giant Native Instruments launched an original series dedicated to new forms of dance music, specifically mapping the fusion of electronic and traditional musical styles from across the globe.

Entitled “Tropical Frequencies,” the series will shed light on the communities at the forefront of envelope-pushing music with short documentaries, thoughtfully curated content, a remix contest, and more. The new series launched with “Poder Verde,” an original video feature that explores digital cumbia, a rapidly growing Peruvian dance music. In addition to web content, the series will host with Native Sessions events in London, Berlin, and LA. Most recently, NI set up shop in Berlin to feature Portuguese fixtures DJ Marfox and DJ Firmeza alongside Peruvian cumbia masters Dengue Dengue Dengue!.

Grab a free download of Dengue Dengue Dengue‘s album cut, “Badman,” via our XLR8R downloads section here.

Learn more about the series here.