Bareto

REVIEW Sonido Gallo Negro – Mambo Cósmico

By 06 April, 2018

When the current renaissance in cumbia got rolling in European about 18 years ago it was natural that its Peruvian psychedelic upstart cousin chicha would follow soon after. Labels like the incredible Vampisoul were showcasing Peruvian underground psych... Read Article

REVIEW Bareto – Impredecible

By 04 January, 2016

Bareto continue their steady road to being one of the most influential Peruvian bands of this decade. In contrast to many bands that make it big, rather than heading towards a more mainstream sound, Bareto’s search has led them... Read Article

Best of 2015 Playlist

By 21 December, 2015

Enjoyed reading about our favourite South American albums of the year? Well, now we’ve put together a Soundcloud playlist featuring tracks from some of those albums as well as lots of other choice selections from across the year.... Read Article

Best Albums of 2015

By 16 December, 2015

The criteria for our annual year-end list is simple: these are collectively our favourite South American albums of the year, which is to say that they are albums that either hail from South America or feature South American... Read Article

REVIEW Olaya Sound System – Quién Es Quién

By 10 November, 2015

The roots of Peruvian music are inspiring fresh new fusions from fertile bands like Bareto, Pangolin Sound System and Chintatá. It’s not just about them putting value in their immensely rich musical traditions, it’s about the knowledge, the... Read Article

Going Underground: Peru

Going Underground: Peru

By 21 September, 2010

Here is our exploration into the underground scene in Peru. Among many things we have found a booming scene of chicha music, as well as many in thrall to the classic “nuggets” garage-punk of the 50s and 60s.... Read Article