THE TIME IS GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER FOR Buku 2022. We’re jamming to the playlists. We’re fine-tuning our perfect daily schedules. The festival excitement is in full swing! We can’t wait to explore so much great music in our home city of New Orleans on March 25th & 26th.
If you haven’t had time to explore the depths of the BUKU lineup yet, don’t worry. We’re sharing our must-see performances to give you a little inspiration.
Don’t see your favorite on the list? Let us know who we’re missing!
Tame Impala IS Kevin Parker. The Aussie producer and singer started playing small clubs in early 2010. Now, his albums are Grammy-nominated, his shows are transcendent, and his latest album The Slow Rush, was a cool drink of water for fans after a five-year silence from the artist.
His 2015 release Currents was a jazzy masterpiece of technicolor psychedelia. In the interim between Currents and The Slow Rush, he offered a production hand to big artists like Lady Gaga, SZA, Miguel, and Kali Uchis. Now with a fresh set of remixes and B-sides just released, we can’t wait to see what Parker’s been up to lately.
His Friday night headlining performance at BUKU is definitely on the top of our list.
Watch Tame Impala’s Tiny Desk (home) Concert:
Our favorite Space Mom has been on a rampage of new releases. The latest is a collab with Subtronics that just dropped last week. Her latest album, Spiral, is a carousel of collaborators who add their own voice to Isabelle Rezazadeh’s moody, noir productions style.
After becoming a staple artist on the mau5trap label, we find the 26-year-old artist on a new label with her newest release “Puzzle Box.” We remember catching her at BUKU in 2017 in The Hangar, and know that she won’t disappoint.
Check her out Friday night at BUKU. Check out the video from one of her latest singles “Menace” below:
Kali Uchis might be taking over the world. The unstoppable singer, songwriter, and producer took us by storm with her breakthrough album Isolation in 2018. With three albums under her belt, she’s already a Grammy winner and a viral sensation thanks to the track “Telepatia.”
But Uchis is also a team player. She’s collaborated with quite a few of her fellow BUKU artists, including Tyler, the Creator, and Tame Impala.
Don’t miss her BUKU set on Saturday night!
Lane 8 has become a melodic house superstar. The Colorado-based producer has sold out iconic venues around the world like Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Brooklyn Mirage.
His latest release Reviver was gifted to us just earlier this year. It’s a celebratory return to the collective dancefloor as we all begin to emerge from our houses and back out into the world. Lane 8’s festival vision includes a mix of 80’s synth, indie, and European techno. We’re willing to bet you won’t be able to a standstill.
Don’t miss his Saturday night performance at BUKU!
This New Orleans-bred, underground rap team cannot be missed this year. Their cult following is strong in their hometown, and you can be sure they’ll always throw down for New Orleans. After several years of EPs and mixtapes, Suicideboys’ debut studio album I Want to Die in New Orleans was released in 2018. It became their first top-ten album on the US Billboard 200.
The cousins have been churning out horrorcore, glitchy, occultist rhymes at an unstoppable pace since they banded together musically in 2014. Their official sophomore album, Long-Term Effects of Suffering, debuted in August 2021 and took their highest placement on the charts to date.
Don’t miss their Friday night performance at BUKU
Watch the lyric video for their song “Antarctica” below
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