New Sounds Of Peru Playlist #9

By | 10 August, 2020

The way the incipient Peruvian music industry is surviving the COVID-19 pandemic is something that still astounds me, but at the same time, it doesn’t surprise me at all. When you work in independent music you’re used to festivals cancelling at the last minute; musicians not paying their crew, or the crew not showing up for the show without notice; contracts falling through, if you ever signed one. There’s even an aggregator [i.e. digital distributor] that left the country months ago and many of their clients, independent artists whom don’t make enough money already, haven’t heard from them or their royalties since.

So, surviving is what makes us what we are. And now, we have to survive the lives lost to a pandemic that has only shown us how capitalism never cared, and will never care, about human life. We are surviving our family members who weren’t as lucky as we are. We are surviving coworkers, people who we had worked with at the same show or project on many occasions. We are surviving musicians who had already lost a parent to the same virus, like Tulin Trigozo, from Sonido 2000, who died from coronavirus two weeks ago, shortly after his father’s death. We are, barely surviving, if at all. But we still keep getting new music, something that feels like a desperate attempt to make everything feel normal again. We are copping by maintaining our work, by embarking in new projects. And we need it now more than ever. 

Music will be okay. But the ones that make it and work in the industry? Probably not.

Here’s our update to remind you how valuable is music, now more than ever:

A.C.O – Tequiero

Genre: Rap, hip hop
City: Lima

Nicolás Duarte – Entre El Plomo y El Asbesto

Genre: Rock pop
City: Lima

Adrian Bello feat. Ximena Sariñana – Explosión

Genre: Rock pop
City: Lima

Playas Eternas  – A Veces Ella 

Genre: Indie pop
City: Trujillo

Índigo – Bajo el sol

Genre: Dream pop
City: Lima

Ati Lane – Pieles

Genre: folk rock
City: Lima

Santa Madero – Mìa 

Genre: Pop ballad
City: Lima

Nuria Saba – Maravillosos

Genre: Pop ballad
City: Lima

Marden Crunjer feat. Milena Warthon & Naysha – Regresaremos – Kutirimusunchik 

Genre: Huayno pop
City: Lima

Frushias – Estallar 

Genre: Indie pop
City: Lima

Plastical People – C.T.M. (Contesta Tu Móvil) 

Genre: Dance Pop
City: Lima

Milky Fresh – Sin Locura No Hay Amor 

Genre: Funk pop
City: Lima

Dreams On Board – Banquiao 

Genre: Electronic
City: Lima

Gustavo Abanto y La Zafra – Libro Abierto

Genre: Latin folk pop
City: Paris

Mauricio Mesones – Regresa 

Genre: Cumbia
City: Lima

El Lobo y La Sociedad Privada – Cuando Yo Sea Grande

Genre: Cumbia
City: Tingo María

Grupo 5 feat. César Vega – Mi Buen Amor

Genre: Salsa
City: Chiclayo

Pintura Roja – No Quiero Verte Más 

Genre: Cumbia
City: Lima

Sonido 2000 – Pronto Volveré, No Llores Corazón, Siempre Te Recordaré

Genre: Cumbia 
City: Tarapoto


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