Twisted Audio & New Grounds present LTJ Bukem (UK)
Twisted Audio & New Grounds proudly present
LTJ Bukem (Goodlooking Records / UK)
A true innovator and icon of Drum & Bass and Jungle music, prepare yourself for an intimate night dedicated to the man himself.
Friday 20th of March at @ Brown Alley main room (585 Lonsdale st. Melbourne CBD)
Bukem’s first introduction to music, like so many others, was through piano lessons as a child. Unlike many however, the young pianist turned out to possess a natural talent and he quickly moved through the piano grades. Classical music represented the soundtrack to his home life. Both parents having a passion for Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky that rubbed off on their son. However it was when the family moved to Watford and Bukem changed music teachers that he developed his first true musical love. Thanks to a progressively minded teacher – Nigel Crouch – he was then introduced to the world of jazz fusion, a style which has informed his work ever since.
In 1990, LTJ Bukem got his first big break – at ‘Raindance’. Booked to play between 1 & 2 AM in front of 10,000 people, it was the first true test of this fledgling DJ’s skills. It may have taken all of his mates to push him onto the stage but it proved to be a set that he’ll never forget. From the first track he “ripped it up” and LTJ Bukem, the world class DJ was truly born.