Robert Balotsky, best known as Buku, is a Pittsburgh native musician with a penchant for warped, out-of-this-world bass. 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 debut on Wakaan with his celebrated single, “What You See,” fans were left craving more music composed in the vein. A quintessential Buku banger featuring his own vocal work, Buku now expands on the track with the What You See EP. Chock-full of mutated sound design, breakneck transitions, and heavy-hitting patchwork synths, Buku’s newest project transports listeners to the mainstage in a time where so many music festival-goers are starved of live music.
Buku’s explosive and experimental sound design-led to impressive performances at Hulaween, Lost Lands, Imagine, and more. Capitalizing on a river of success, Buku squared away a debut on Liquid Stranger’s powerhouse bass label, Wakaan. “What You See” came on 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.