Over the past few years, Pittsburgh-based producer, Buku, has been steadily rising the ranks in the bass music scene, landing his unique originals and remixes on lowend-loving labels like Main Course and Never Say Die. With each release, Buku has exhibited a burgeoning repertoire of crazed synthesized sounds, and today, he’s laid them all on the table with the multifaceted, three-track Might Be EP on NEST.
Might Be makes an immediate statement with a swarm of springy bass bounce pumping at 150BPM in the EP’s title track. The fiery momentum then carries on into the psychotic episode that is “Laugh Track” which acts as a testament to Buku’s fearlessness and bold use of samples in the studio. Finally, the EP phases out with the third production, “Freaknik” – a forceful track defined by its unique snare surges and polarized vocal pitches.
The trio of diverse tracks find synergy in their potent dynamism, displaying a cohesive body of work from Buku that affirms his position amongst the next generation of bass producers. Here’s what he had to say about it –
The Might Be EP was born from some of my more recent inspirations. These inspirations lied in the realm of darker, hypnotic styles of music, as well as experimentation in sound design and sampling. While still drawing influence from my previous work, I wanted to step outside my stylistic box. This lead me to creating these three tunes without any preemptive idea of how they were supposed to sound or function in which they may serve. Simply stated: this EP is comprised of music that I wanted to hear through raw inspiration, which I believe is an important role in being a creator.
Might Be is out today, June 22nd, and is available for free download below.