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 rooted early in his childhood, his work reflects his passion for percussion laced with elements only a trained ear could produce.
Establishing himself as an industry favorite since his 2013 debut, Buku has amassed streaming figures in the tens of millions while being championed by a variety of noteworthy curators, including Pete Tong, Diplo, Anna Lunoe & Zane Lowe to audiences worldwide through BBC Radio 1, Beats 1 Radio, and Spotify editorial playlists. In addition to strong support from dance music heavyweights, Buku has seen releases on Thrive, Spinnin’ Records, OWSLA’s NEST HQ, UKF’s Pilot Records, as well as features on Atlantic Records, Mad Decent, Fool’s Gold, Main Course, and more. His new label home, Liquid Stranger’s powerhouse bass label WAKAAN, has hosted the producer’s most recent releases (2020’s ‘What You See’ EP and 2021’s ‘Scorched Earth’ EP) notably characterized by their elements of mutated sound design, breakneck transitions, and heavy hitting patchwork synths. Rounding out what has already been an impressive release catalog across dance music’s most prominent labels, Buku has received placements across major media platforms and video game developers such as: ESPN, GoPro, EA Sports’ Madden series, Ubisoft and Capcom.
Not only a talented studio rat, Buku brings the same energy & clinical precision of his productions to his live sets – paired with his boundless touring schedule, the producer has won over crowds worldwide from sold out headlining shows to massive festival sets at Electric Forest, Lost Lands, Suwannee Hulaween,Camp Bisco, Shambhala, Imagine, and Sunset Music Festival. In 2019, marked Buku’s first nationwide headline ‘Crusin’ USA Tour’ hitting 35 cities across the US. As a result of his workhorse mentality & penchant for meticulously crafted sound design, Buku has justifiably set the pace for producers rewriting the definition of modern dance music.
From bedroom producer to bass music trendsetter, G-REX has turned his distinct signature style into a sonic revolution. Born and bred in Detroit, Michigan, G-REX unexpectedly took the industry by storm when he released his now-iconic single “Babatunde” with Peekaboo in 2018. Spearheading a new trend among fellow producers in the scene, G-REX’s freeform flair quickly captured the attention of fans and artists alike. Inspired by his love for horror films and rap music, G-REX’s blood-spattered, versatile sound appears on leading bass labels such as Wakaan, Deadbeats, Never Say Die, Subsidia, and more. In 2019, G-REX debuted his chilling, cinematic ‘The Summoning’ mix series on SoundCloud featuring a collection of unreleased original tracks and collaborations. Now in its fourth installment, ‘The Summoning’ has become a special event for the community with each release and is synonymous with G-REX’s fearsome brand.
Behind the decks, G-REX is a fan-favorite at the world’s biggest bass and electronic festivals, including Lost Lands, Bass Canyon, Shambhala, HARD Summer, and more. Once a supporting act for industry leaders such as Excision and Liquid Stranger, G-REX now reaches his global fan community with headlining performances around the world. With new music and upcoming tour dates on the way, G-REX has a swarm of tricks up his sleeve to round out the year. While others continue to regurgitate the same stale sounds, G-REX repeatedly paves the way for the next generation of bass music.
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Believe Music Hall: 181 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta GA 30312
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Believe. A world-class facility in the heart of Atlanta. Originally built in the 1900s, the repurposed church has been transformed into a groundbreaking multi-purpose venue. The interior design ensures unobstructed sightlines to cutting-edge high-end production. Comprised of four separate event spaces arranged over three levels, the venue features two full stages, a mezzanine, and two outdoor terraces with breathtaking views of the Atlanta skyline – the 15,000 sq ft concert hall is a one of a kind destination.
At its core, IRIS focuses on high-quality production coupled with a multi-sensory experience that sets the venue apart from other Atlanta spaces. Concert-goers can have an up-close view of the main stage on the large open dance floor, or enjoy a high-energy VIP experience at any of the elevated VIP tables. Wander between 3 levels to gain a perfect view from above on the Mezzanine and eventually discover the downstairs for an entirely unique and more underground experience.
This is “The Church” that started it all back in the nineties – come and re-live history and be a part of the future of IRIS ESP101 [Learn to Believe].
Location: Believe stands tall at the Northwest corner of Ralph David Abernathy and Central Avenue in the heart of Atlanta.
Parking: Please park in one of our adjacent lots either RED or YELLOW off of Central Avenue. Parking is $5 in the Yellow Lot and $10 in the Red Lot.
Entry: All ticket holders please use the main entrance located on the patio by the parking lot
About IRIS Presents:
THE UNMATCHED IRIS ESP101 EXPERIENCE: EACH & EVERY SATURDAY
Welcome to our playground, whoever you are, whatever you believe, this is a place where you can come and express yourself. At IRIS, it’s about the music and the love for those that love electronic music. Everything involved with this night is our own and custom-built, from the heart, for your ultimate pleasure. From the massive sound rigs and custom lighting to the staff and overall energy we hope you will see and feel the difference in the IRIS Experience.
ESP101 [Learn to Believe] Atlanta’s #1 EDM event. Each and every Saturday we feature the most talented DJs, producers, and production teams, all coming together to bring you the most electrifying audio-visual sensory experience you have never seen before.
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