Brew City Bass Presents
Beyond Awesome with Willy Joy and BUKU
2844 N. Oakland Ave.
Milwaukee, WI, 53211
This event is all ages
Chicago partymaster Willy Joy's "Fly By Night" parties have become infamous touchstones of the eclectic new dance party sound coming out of the Windy City. His DJ sets and original productions have been packing sweaty dancefloors across the country from major festivals like Lollapalooza to your cousin's basement. He was recently asked to become Kid Sister's tour DJ, and his newest track, titled "R...un Up", made with Rob Threezy and released on Trouble & Bass Records, has been tearing up clubs across the country. With his releases getting support from the likes of Diplo, Drop The Lime, Brodinski & Boy 8 Bit, as well as near-constant touring throughout the USA and beyond, Willy is set to blow up fast. URB Magazine named him one of the Next 100 artists to watch - come see him live and you'll instantly know why.
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 duties for multiple bands throughout his adolescence. Once introduced to digital production, Buku took his techniques to stranger dimensions – 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.
Originally from Milwaukee, WI, Justin Richter and Jeff Alberts team-up to concoct original sounds concentrated in the genres of Dubstep, Electro, and Drum and Bass