Festival season is officially upon us! Yes, after the long, lingering winter that crippled our souls we can finally make our annual migrations to the fields, beaches, city streets, and forests we’ve been longing for. In some cases, you may have already been to a festival or two, but the bulk of the season has yet to come. Lineups have finally been announced and you must do your research, right? Our Bass Series takes the hassle out of helping to chose who you’re going to be listening to when you go… you’re welcome.

With that being said, we’re stoked to introduce you to one of your festival necessities: BUKU.

After catching him at Cincinnati’s Mockbee recently, we realized that it wouldn’t be long before he’d be announced as a key performer at regional festivals, but at this point… where isn’t he performing? As part of Paradiso, Electric Forest, Dancefestopia, and Lost Lands, you’ll have plenty of chances to get down to his epic beats.

Although you’ve already scrolled past it, we definitely recommend checking out our personal favorite song from his discography: Align. With deep, ambient melodies and a driving low end at times, you get a little bit of everything from this song, and we’re about it. It’s the perfect music to vibe to on a summer night… or any night, really. So catch one of his sets this summer and share your experience with us using #citynovanow. We can’t wait to experience it with you!

Matt Teaford is a meatatarian, craft beer enthusiast, and follower of his spirit animal, which he believes to be a Kodiak Bear. He can often be found hiking in the backwoods of Kentucky or bragging about both his hometown of Cincinnati and expansive knowledge of music. Except Polka. He knows nothing about Polka.

Matt founded CityNova because he wants people to experience life for all that it’s worth. He also thinks that nap time should be offered by all employers. Since he found no such opportunity, he thought a startup might be his best chance.

He’s also a political Independent who vies for true transparency and accountability in government, but that’s neither here nor there…