Pretoria-based electronic producer, Buli (Shibule Ndhambi), will be launching his Feels LP on Thursday at the historic Ansteys Building in Johannesburg CBD. An ode to youthfulness, Feels marks an encounter between fragility and experimentation, spun from Buli’s student room, amid playstation controllers and anime film-reels.
The 20-year-old newcomer’s liquid production has the rare quality of being both deeply introspective and quickly accessible. Receiving growing critical attention, Buli’s meditative sets have captured audiences at CHURN, Oppikoppi, Grietfest and more. To date, he has released two EPs (Inner Space and Delusions) and a string of singles and remixes.
Feels, released in July with The Cult Of Maybe, is Buli’s first full LP – a cartography of an artist’s inner world, set to chimerical synth and flickering kick-drum. The ambient album features collaborations with Two Lives Left, Vox Portent, Leeu and Amarafleur, and is pioneering in its sound; trawling electronic music to the genre’s most ethereal edges. This week’s release event is an intimate listening session, with guest performances from Vox Portent and Leeu. Three stories above Jeppe Street at dusk, audiences will be granted rare access to an otherwise self-effacing young artist, and a vanguard on the local beat scene.
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