Thu, May 18
Sun, May 21
Flower Of Life Festival 2017
190 Walker Lane
Artemas, PA, 17211
This event is 18 and over
Electronic music producer from New Jersey, USA.
His music combines elements of electro, progressive house, trance, and dubstep.
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.
Architekt (Michael Pipitone) has been a lightning rod for heavy sounds since he set foot in his subterraneous studio lair. Avid drummer and native son of Philadelphia, Mike cut his teeth in Upper Darby based Rock & Metal outfits before pursuing his own vision as a Song writer & Producer. Sonically similar to contemporaries such as Excision and Kill the Noise, Architekt is a true master, blending Vivid Soundscapes with Vicious Bass Breaks. Architekt's polished compositions, both musical and graphic, generate a cinematic world for his audience to dwell in, Distinguishing his vision as a major facet to his success.
The true genius of Architekt resides within the blueprints yet written. His ability to stop on a dime, interpret musical trends/forecast potential soundscapes worth digging deeper into make him a producer's producer. With hugely successful sets at Camp Bisco, Safe and Sound and Moonrise Festival and having shared Philly stages with the likes of Destroid, Flux Pavillion and a list that goes on, Architekt is no stranger to large crowds. With releases for KJ Sawka's Impossible Records, Buygore Records, and OWSLA's The NEST, Philly's best kept underground reinforcement won't stay hidden much longer. Whether the world is ready to recognize it or not, when the dust settles on this Heavy Bass monstrosity Architekt will be standing firmly on a foundation of his OWN creation.
Wes Smith is a DJ and Producer based out of San Diego, CA. He is the Beatport Breaks Best of 2014 #1 Label Boss, #1 Track Producer, and #2 Artist. His floor filling single "Bring Back That Funk" camped out at the Beatport Breaks #1 spot for more than 30 days and nearly 150 days in the top 10. His DJ mixes and music are featured on top podcasts, radio shows and labels. His main floor live sets run the genre game with funk fueled beats, bass and vocals. Wes is the Juice Recordings label boss, chief sticker bomber and creative force behind The Juice Squad.