New Collection Delivers Treasures Of Peruvian Disco From 1978 – 1989

[Cover photo image Los Roller’s de Tarapoto]

The album Viva el sábado: Hits de disco pop peruano (1978-1989) kicks off a new series of releases by Buh Records that delve into Peruvian dance music and will present in various volumes some of the treasures of Disco music in Peru. This compilation will arrive on September 15th, 2023 in vinyl format in a limited edition of 500 copies, with extensive information and visual documentation. Compilation and research was conducted by Luis Alvarado, the album was mastered by Alberto Cendra, and the art and design is by Estudio Famas.

This compilation brings together for the first time diverse Peruvian musical groups that immersed themselves in dance music following the Disco revolution. The way it took root in Peru constitutes a fascinating yet underexplored history, even though there are numerous recordings that have come to light, mainly from the 1980s.

This new Disco music ran parallel to the boom of Peruvian tropical music, the emergence of a new Pop Rock scene, and the widespread use of synthesizers and electronic drums. And even though the groups were eclectic and moved across various musical genres, their dance music hits have now become very well known with cult followings.

From pioneering groups with brief yet foundational trajectories like Rollets (composed of members from the rock group Laghonia) or Santodomingo Kid (led by experimental musician Luis David Aguilar), who range from Boogie to Soul Disco with electric synthesizer sounds.

But there are also exotic arrangements of Grupo América and Grupo Cremolada, to the tropical Disco Pop sound of Grupo San Francisco, or Los Roller’s de Tarapoto. There are also the space disco ventures of Grupo Swing and the synthesized pop sound of Pepo Rock, Jaque Mate, or Annie


01 Rollets – Patinando (04:34)

02 Grupo Cremolada – Amazonas (04:08)

03 Santodomingo Kid – Caminito (04:03)

04 Grupo Swing – Bosque solitario (03:41)

05 Grupo San Francisco – Sin ti (04:14)

06 Pepo Rock – Te lo dije (04:02)

07 Los Roller’s de Tarapoto – Amor cibernético (04:19)

08 Jaque Mate – Abrígame (03:46)

09 Grupo América – Amo a Susana (04:09)

10. Annie – Jungla de Cemento (05:10)

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