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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.

 

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  • Friday 08/25/17 9:00 PM

    Syracuse, NY

    The Westcott Theater
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  • Buku Fri, August 25, 2017 9:00 PM

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  • Blackalicious Sun, September 10, 2017 8:00 PM

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  • Big Break Fri, August 11, 2017 5:00 PM

    All Ages Admitted. Bands, DJ’s and artists have an opportunity to compete in a friendly competition this Summer at The Westcott Theater to determine who is the best local ar... Read More

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  • Frankie Ballard Fri, November 17, 2017 8:00 PM

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  • Boogie T. Fri, September 22, 2017 9:00 PM

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  • Blue October Tue, October 10, 2017 8:00 PM

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  • David Bromberg Quintet Sun, September 24, 2017 8:00 PM

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  • Girls Night Out The Show Fri, September 08, 2017 8:00 PM

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  • DigiTour: Good Times Tue, August 08, 2017 6:30 PM

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