BUKU | DMVU | Ede Gee | OOK Daddy
Tickets: $10 In Advance | $15 Day Of Show
This is an 18+ event. A valid, government issued, photo ID is required for entry.
From the first glimpses of Robert Balotsky's work as Buku, it was clear that the Pittsburgh native and graduate of Music Technology was onto something. With an effortless grasp on sound design and music theory, the young producer combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, laden with resounding bass drops and intricate drum patterns. With a love of drums rooting from childhood, his work reflects the obsession – emitting percussive elements only a trained ear could produce.
Behind a kit since age 8, he followed the progression of handling percussion duties for multiple bands throughout his adolescence. Once introduced to digital production, Buku took his techniques to stranger dimensions – and he's been pushing the boundaries ever since.
His early work has placed him at the forefront of a new wave of rising talent amongst East Coast producers. Garnering interest and plays from Starkey, Lunice, Paper Diamond, Shiftee, Clicks & Whistles, Kastle (to name a few), the up-and-comer has been paving a promising road over the last year.
With his debut release, 'Slippy' under the Slit Jockey imprint and a remix of Starkey's 'Command' on Civil Music, Buku is poised to make much larger waves in the coming months: haters beware.
Ede Gee, a Philadelphia native and drum n’ bass icon, has been and continues to be the gateway through which many enter the world of Drum and Bass. Ede has seen the world change and plays the rhythm of this transformation every chance he can with his brand of smokin’ Jungle/Drum-n-Bass. Influenced by U.K. producers such as DJ Hype, Andy C. and the entire moving Shadow label, Ede began to forge a new way of presenting this musical movement in the U.S. as far back as 1995. His understanding of Breakbeats, House music and Rave culture increased his demand as a touring DJ, and he plays many genres of underground electronic dance music . Keeping it real and always unique . As he sees it he’s “just playing the tunes people need to hear” speaks volumes, for he spins what he feels – nothing more..nothing less.