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October 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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 rooting from childhood, his work reflects his passion – emitting percussive elements only a trained ear could produce. With a strong support from the industry, Buku has seen releases on OWSLA’s NEST HQ, UKF’s Pilot Records, as well as features on Fool’s Gold, Main Course & Mad Decent. The producer’s latest single, ‘Front To Back’, has further solidified his stance in the scene – going viral in only a few weeks upon release, quickly climbing Spotify’s “Global Viral 50” chart to hold the #3 spot, as well as holding a #1 rank on Hype Machine throughout late 2016.

As a result of his consistent output, Buku has quickly placed himself at the forefront of rising talent amongst North American producers – an impressive track record only further supported by his latest EP, ‘No Dramas’, released through the dominant Dutch dance music purveyor, Spinnin’ Records. With more releases slated for the new year, a non-stop touring schedule made up of domestic and international markets, as well as a packed festival season, and continued support from top labels & industry heavyweights, 2017 will surely see Buku’s continued upwards trajectory.

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Esseks (Sam Eckstein) is a Brooklyn based producer and visual artist. His music ranges all the bass-centric genres with a focus on the off-kilter. The diverse elements of his music are tied together with Esseks’ subtle but instantly recognizable sound. It is dark but in a playful sense. He has built up a large catalog of music since his first release in 2012 with releases on Wakaan, Deadbeats, Subcarbon, Saturate, Sleeveless Records, Gravitas Recordings, Foundations Recordings, and Smokers Cough along with a number of self releases.



2018 is a fast paced year for the young producer FRQ NCY. With leaders of future bass and weird bass rinsing out his tunes from coast to coast fans are turning their heads to this rising stars platforms and requesting him live. His most recent title track “The Apex Effect” off his forthcoming EP just dropped via The Untz. Garnering thousands of plays within hours, the track was complimented by revered musicians and highly notable music outlets. He was even featured on the legendary Noisia Radio! The EP drops in full July 26th and is highly anticipated.

The Avalon event center (2525 9th Ave S, Fargo, ND)
Sunday, October 6th
21+ to drink TBA if 18+
ADV: $20


October 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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2525 9th ave S
Fargo, ND 58103
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