From the track record of Robert Balotsky's work as Buku, it’s clear that the Pittsburgh native and graduate of Music Technology is a well-equipped architect of twisted, layered soundscapes. With a menacing grasp on sound design and music theory, Buku combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, laden with resounding low-end and intricate drum patterns. With a love of drums rooting from childhood, his work reflects his passion – emitting percussive elements only a trained ear could produce.
Buku’s debut EP release, ‘Janky’, sent a shotgun blast into the Bass Music scene - quickly gaining support and full rotation by Diplo, who described Balotsky’s production style as ‘where dubstep is going’ at the brink of 2013. Following his break into the genre, the producer has been championed by a variety of curators, including Bassnectar, Pete Tong & Zane Lowe, as well as garnering the support of his peers for collaborations with the likes of Paper Diamond, G. Jones, in addition to being tapped for remix duties for Minnesota, Griz, Nick Catchdubs, Brillz & Tropkillaz.
With a strong support from the industry, Buku has seen releases on OWSLA’s NEST HQ, UKF’s Pilot Records, as well as features on Fool’s Gold, Main Course & Mad Decent. The producer’s latest single, ‘Front To Back’, has further solidified his stance in the scene – going viral in only a few weeks upon release, quickly climbing Spotify’s “Global Viral 50” chart to hold the #3 spot, as well as holding a #1 rank on Hype Machine throughout late 2016.
As a result of his consistent output, Buku has quickly placed himself at the forefront of rising talent amongst North American producers – an impressive track record only further supported by his latest EP, ‘No Dramas’, released through the dominant Dutch dance music purveyor, Spinnin’ Records. With more releases slated for the new year, a non-stop touring schedule made up of domestic and international markets, as well as a packed festival season, and continued support from top labels & industry heavyweights, 2017 will surely see Buku’s continued upwards trajectory.
About Imagine Music Festival:
Imagine Music Festival (IMF) is a three-day music & camping festival held in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded by IRIS Presents, the festival features multiple stages hosting the world’s top musicians, bands and DJs. In 2017, Imagine Festival returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway.
When Imagine Music Festival arrives, the world’s top music acts, along with mind-bending cirque-style artists, will draw you in to multiple magnificent atmospheres, only you can imagine. Coupled with fantastic art installations, vendors and more, you are sure to be captivated all weekend long.
IMF guests may choose from several different ticket options to accommodate all interests. Those seeking a more exclusive Imagine Festival experience may choose from several of our ultimate VIP packages. These VIP packages will provide multiple levels of comfort and amenities.
The combination of your favorite artists, interactive entertainment, captivating art installations and so much more, will make your Imagine Festival experience one you will never forget.We look forward to bringing your imagination to life! Welcome to the Imagine Music Festival.
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