BALTHVS is a Colombian psychedelic funk trio formed in 2020. Best known for their eclectic style, which fuses elements of Middle Eastern Music, Disco, House, Funk, Psychedelia, Indie Rock, Surf and Cumbia into a cohesive whole. The band is notable for their energetic shows, live improvisation and prolific output. Since their formation, the band has released over 39 singles and 3 full length albums, accumulating over 15 million streams worldwide. The group has performed in the biggest rock music festival in Colombia, Rock al Parque, has toured extensively in the United States, gracing SXSW three times in row as well as 7 countries in Europe. They will perform at major festivals such as Outside Lands and Austin City Limits this year.


Balthazar Aguirre (Guitar, Vocals)

Johanna Mercuriana (Bass, Vocals)

Santiago Lizcano (Drums, Vocals)


English: bôl + thŭs

Spanish: Bal + tus

Psychedelic, Adj:

From Ancient Greek ψυχή (psukhḗ, “mind, soul”) + δῆλος (dêlos, “manifest, visible”) + -ic.

Coined by English psychiatrist Humphry Osmond in 1956 in a letter to Aldous Huxley.

"BALTHVS: An Evolving Concept"

The Psychedelic Experience is clearly present but it has mutated into another form: Psychedelic is external, it doesn't come from within, watching a kaleidoscopic 4d film inside your mind, such experiences leave lessons and temporary states of transcendence. Far too many don't go beyond this temporary chemical high, some become forever lost in the trip.

"All Music is Psychedelic"

It generates trance and induces a plethora of emotions: Harmony, Melody and Rhythm create mood, they are definite v i b e changers. Rarely does it divide men from one another , more than anything it unites.

"Imagination Realizes What it Invents"

We are only left with the power of imagination and will to transmute that which lies inside, burdensome thoughts, into alchemical reality. To transmute the psychedelic experience into the Cosmic, in the realm of the Manifest. Our pretensions are only to alleviate the daily toll the mind, the body and spirit take amidst our modern, uncertain world, if only a little bit. Music is medicine, Music is an Escape.

'Chill Out Bro'

If there's just a tiny less bit of anger or anxiety because of this work, the task is done, the purpose is fullfilled, there is no other intention beyond this, it is a means to an end.

If I meditate my family meditates

If I meditate my village meditates

If i meditate the world meditates

If I meditate God meditates

Dec 2022, Balthazar Aguirre

BALTHVS playing Live

"Birth is not the beginning of life - only of an individual awareness.

Change into another state is not death - only the ending of this awareness."

Cosmic Music for the Psychedelic Mind.

© 2023, BALTHVS Music,

Bogotá, Colombia.