Bass Nation Presents: Buku w/Esseks
Bass Nation Presents: BUKU w/Esseks
1420 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20005
Doors 10:00 PM (event ends at 2:00 AM)
This event is 18 and over
From the first glimpses of Robert Balotsky's work as Buku, it was clear that the Pittsburgh native and graduate of Music Technology was a well-equipped architect of twisted, layered soundscapes. With a menacing grasp on sound design and music theory, this young producer 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.
Stationed behind a kit since age 8, the drum-obsessed musician 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.
Championed by the likes of Diplo, hand-picked by Paper Diamond to work on his 'Paragon' project, selected by Brillz to contribute remix duties for 'Retwonked', called for collaboration with Tropkillaz and featured on Shade45's 'Sway In The Morning' radio show, Buku has been paving a promising road over his whirlwind of a career.
Esseks (Sam Eckstein) is a Brooklyn based producer and artist who creates emotionally driven electronic music and visual art. His music is influenced by a variety of styles from J Dilla inspired hip-hop beats, melodic bass, house and even blues and swing. The diverse elements of his music are tied together with Esseks' subtle but instantly recognizable sonic landscape. Since the release of his first solo effort Hair and Nails in April 2012, Esseks has shared the stage with range of artists including Ott & The All-Seeing I, An-Ten-Nae, EXMAG, D.V.S*, Govinda, Branx, Skytree, Phutureprimitive, Freddy Todd and Space Jesus. He's also had the pleasure of performing at Alex Grey's Chapel of Sacred Mirrors and at The Hudson Project with Griz. His most recent album "The Profound Whatever" was released via Smokers Cough on July 22nd, 2014 and was featured on WhiteRaverRafting.com. Following his track with Space Jesus titled "Mom's Spaghetti", the two created a four song collaborative EP, "Dopplebangers" which was released on Gravitas Recordings in April 2015. The EP included remixes by Freddy Todd, Yheti,
Zebbler Encanti Experience, and Jade Cicada.