Hometown Faves Buku, Beauty Slap, DJ Bamboo + D.C.’s 2Rip Electrify the Rex this August

Published On August 19, 2015 | By Megan Brown | Music


On Friday, August 28, Southside’s Rex Theater will welcome Pittsburgh native Buku to the stage. Buku’s genre of bass music will electrify the crowd along with other acts such as brass-electro-funk band Beauty Slap, DJ 2Rip and DJ Bamboo.

Better known as Robert Balotsky among hometown residents, Buku has continuously applied his interests and knowledge of music theory and sound design directly into his work. He’s had a love of drums since early childhood, and often combines melodies and bass drops with his drum patterns in a variety of tracks and sets. His work has placed him within the front-runners of East Coast producers, and he’s maintained a promising career–even more so, over the past year.

Beauty Slap

Beauty Slap

Those who enjoy a thorough blend and mix-up of genres will want to check out Pittsburgh’s Beauty Slap. They call themselves an “electro-brass-thunder-funk machine” band for a reason, and with their range of brass horns, you’ll want to get on up and dance with them. This energetic, over-the-top music group knows how to properly combine electronic music and dance-style jams with their mix of brass horns. If you haven’t seen them perform live yet, it’s a must.

Washington D.C.’s DJ 2Rip will also bring his signature style to the stage. DJ 2Rip has been in the game since ’99, making a name for himself across the coasts. He’s been featured on festival lineups such as Ultra, Moonrise, and Starscape, to name a few; and next month, he’ll have the privilege of playing Burning Man.

Vince Gancia aka DJ Bamboo has always had an ear for music, since having been classically trained in violin, guitar and piano at a young age. Lately, he’s been taking his talents from show to show, creating a name for himself and his music. Not only does his music make you want to groove, its won DJ battles across the globe, including first place at the Combat DJ Battle in Pittsburgh.

With such a vibrant, eclectic lineup on deck, this is one show you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $10 in advance ($15 day-of-show), and doors open at 8PM.

Check out a thrilling video of Buku’s previous performance at the Rex Theater featuring his track, “Cake Dough Cheddar,” below:

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