Robert Balotsky, best known as Buku, is a Pittsburgh-native musician with an eye for warped, out-of-this-world bass. Following an impressive debut on Liquid Stranger’s label WAKAAN, Buku returns to the heavyweight label Friday, FEB 19th 2021 with his EP, 'Scorched Earth' EP with lead single, 'I Don't Think So' which came out late last year.
An EDM industry favorite, Buku has quickly become a household name in modern bass music. In 2013, his debut EP Janky marked the genesis of a soon-to-be highly successful career. The 3-track extended play immediately captured the attention of Diplo, sending a shotgun blast into the world of dance music. Following his break into the global perspective, the producer has been championed by a variety of noteworthy curators including Pete Tong, Anna Lunoe & Zane Lowe via worldwide broadcasts on BBC Radio 1 and Beats 1 Radio. Buku has garnered the support of his peers with collaborations from the likes of Paper Diamond and G. Jones, and official remixes for GRiZ and The Knocks. With releases across dance music’s most prominent labels it comes as no surprise that Buku managed to pull a sync deal with EA Sports for an inclusion in Madden ‘18. His explosive and experimental sound design led to impressive performances at Hulaween, Lost Lands, Imagine, Something Wonderful, and more.
Capitalizing on a string of successes and influence, Buku squared away a debut on Liquid Stranger’s powerhouse bass label WAKAAN. “What You See” came at the heels of “Bounce By The Ounce” and his “Modular Monday Mixtape” series- a 20 week audio/visual project that focused on the exploration of his modular synthesizer. Following “What You See,” the title track to the subsequent EP which garnered praise from tastemakers across the EDM atmosphere, Buku returns to the forefront of bass music with “Scorched Earth' EP. The EP boasts an unrelenting and consistent trap beats mixed with bass that falls into hair-raising festival-ready drops. Another breakneck get down from the hardworking producer.
"Crafted during a time of uncertainty, the state of the world was beyond my control and out of my hands. I felt my music reflecting these internal feelings. Digging deep into a grinding, heavily modular sonic landscape, this body of work emits a roaring desire to return to a world that we once knew.” - BUKU
released February 19, 2021
'Scorched Earth' EP is available Friday FEB 19th via WAKAAN