Metro Manila (CNN Philippines Life) — When I think about Pinoy disco, I think about the music produced from the mid-'70s and '80s. I was born after that time but I was lucky enough to have parents who have great taste. I'd hear those bits of VST & Company, Rico J. Puno, and The Boyfriends, beyond all the Ric Segreto and Side A on rotation. I'd hear them all in passing or while learning chores. When I came of age discovering more of the music I enjoy listening to (and playing), Pinoy disco was always going to be the guiltiest of all guilty pleasures.
I picked songs that stayed in memory, stumbled upon before, and those that I heard from DJs playing in Future, like Arbie Won or The Diegos throughout the years.
I also wanted to include some new-age Pinoy Disco, like that of Saint Guel's and Basically Saturday Night's. They're reminiscent of that irresistible boogie, and I thought it would be a good contrast from the timeless tracks.
Link to VST & Co. photo by Rachelharrisla - Own work, CC BY-SA here.