Originally hailing from Lafayette, Lousiana, Bukkha (or sometimes known as Preacha when he ventures into the darker realms of bass music) is a force to be reckoned with. Having taken up guitar and bass from the age of 11, he showed a strong passion and adeptness for music from an early aged. Drawing on a wide range of influences from the likes of Scientist, Luke Vibert, Madlib & Billie Holiday, it was only a matter of time before he tried his hand at production.
Within a year of beginning to program his own take on deep and dubbed-out dubstep, his tune “Under” was signed to the aptly named UK-based “Dubbed Out” imprint, which saw a subsequent vinyl release in 2009, featuring a Radikal Guru remix on the flip side. Following his debut, he was given the honor of remixing some of the scene’s heavyweights such as Roommate, Radikal Guru and Tuff & Powa among others. During the next years he became a staple of the Gulf Coast’s dub & bass music scene, where he honed his skills as a deejay and gained a strong reputation for his energetic sets.
Fast-forward to 2015, when Bukkha decided to make the move across the pond to Valladolid, Spain, where he got right down to business and spent a good portion of the next 3 years in the studio. During this time he went on to release 3 heavyweight EP’s on the legendary Moonshine Recordings (including “Ruling Sound” with Junior Dread), plus another 4 on the US-based Dub-Stuy Records – including “Guns N Fiyah” with Junior Dread and his 2017 anthem “Death Chat” with Killa P (which still receives heavy rotation from some of the scenes biggest names). Not to mention a slew of other quality releases on esteemed labels such as ZamZam Sounds, Grand Ancestor & 4Weed Records. Under his “Preacha” alias he recently released yet another heavyweight anthem “Chasing Dreams”, which features the vocals of Bristol-based lyricist and musical activist Rider Shafique, and received the remix treatment by none other than DJ Madd.
In recent years his tunes have been receiving the regular support from a number of big-name artists across the bass music scene – from dons of the deep dubstep such as Mala, J:Kenzo & N-Type, to legends of the international sound system circuit such as Channel One Sound System in the UK, King Shiloh in the Netherlands and Dub-Stuy out of Brooklyn, NY.
2019 has started off well for Bukkha, with his debut EP on the infamous Lion Charge Records having just seen a vinyl release, and tours in the works for North, Central & South America, Asia & Australia.
We’re happy to welcome Bukkha to the Bass Odyssey family!