Deadly Buda is one of rave’s Renaissance men. From the scene’s birth in the early ‘90s to the present day, Buda has catalyzed and inspired ravers around the world. Graffiti art powers his style. Prior to his first rave, Buda’s art appeared on walls, trains, and in galleries, museums and books, like 1986’s “Spray Can Art.” Leveraging his graffiti fame, he produced and DJed Pittsburgh PA’s first rave in 1991, The Psychotronic Slack Rave, and opened one of the nation’s first rave record stores, Turbo-Zen. He created flyer art for the store’s seminal events as well as graphics for Brooklyn’s Industrial Strength Records. During this time, he also wrote record reviews, editorials and scene reports for storied publications like Under One Sky, Massive, the U.K.’s Alien Underground, Germany’s Raveline, and Canada’s Streetsounds. Next, he would play at some of the USA’s most celebrated raves such as Even Furthur ‘96, headlining with such acts as Daft Punk, Frankie Bones and Mixmaster Morris. He produced music for esteemed record labels Communique, Praxis, Mokum, Fukem, Level 2, and his own label, Deadly Systems. After moving to Colorado in the mid-90s, he published the hardcore techno newspaper, The Deadly Type, and he would travel to Europe to play at teknivals (large-scale, free, illegal parties) whilst importing and exporting vinyl across the Atlantic Ocean for a then-birthing hardcore techno global distribution network. Meanwhile, his DJ mix show would appear on one of the world’s first electronic music internet radios stations, Radio Valve, which broadcasted from his apartment in Boulder, Colorado.
After producing Los Angeles first hardcore techno anthems, “Esto es Los Angeles” for Atomic Hardcore Records and headlining Together as One’s year 2000 rave at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, Buda moved to Los Angeles. There, he organized the Candlelight parties, which would give birth to Darkmatter Soundsystem, one of Los Angeles’s longest running party sound-systems. Then, he went into seclusion to develop an animated movie based on his experience in the rave scene. Aside from a brief period producing an experimental online radio station, Deadly Buda Radio, he would rarely appear in public until he resurfaced in 2014 in Santa Barbara, CA at “Seppuku Deadculture’s Birthday Bash,” following a devastating fire that destroyed nearly all his earthly possessions. As he rose from the ashes he began to DJ again with fury, quickly resuming his status as a rave headliner at some of the biggest hardcore raves in the USA. He began writing popular rave-related articles for one of the country’s biggest free weeklies, the LA Weekly, and began publishing America’s only printed magazine dedicated to the harder side of electronic dance music, The Hard Data, where his developing animation project is currently presented in comic book form as “Deadly Buda Comix.” In 2017, his latest musical production and video set to rock the hardcore world, “King of Style” was released on Industrial Strength Records. Deadly Buda’s life has been dedicated to the rave, and his experience is summed up in the mantra he repeats at the end of his every editorial in The Hard Data magazine: “The rhythm is life and death.
The latest Deadly Buda video, “King of Style.”
“The Ultimate Jam Tracks” DJ mix: This mix features classic hardcore tracks that are enjoyed by a general audience. This mix was designed to be a good introduction to modern hardcore techno.