Buddy Akai

Buddy Akai

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Putting rock back on the dance floor. Electro/Indie-Rock. Think "The Bravery" meets "The Faint" meets "The Smiths".

Biography

Buddy Akai has been making the high heeled, converse stomping, electro popping kiddies dance to their rocking beats since February of 2005. Their sound can be described as a mix of indie/electro/rock. They mix in samples, sequences, arpegiated synths and processed vocals but still they manage to keep it rocking.

The decidedly underground party beats elevate classic rock to a new synthetic era that unites the club and indie-rock crowd with an electronic edge.

Buddy Akai offers a playful reinterpretation of their influences. Ranging from The Rapture to The Killers, their askew spin resurrects classic tones, but speaks only in organic rhythms.

The dance floor contingent consciously contrasts with Memo’s bittersweet lyrics that walk the road between autobiographical truth and hypnotic innovation. Memo evokes a range of emotions rooted in the past and present that twist and mold around a dark lens into the unforeseen surreal.

Their self titled debut record has met an amazing response and has been reviewd by Bulbo TV and Lattitude 32. It was produced and mastered by Uriel Esquenazi, an international DJ/Producer who has worked with various artists like Plastilina Mosh, ZOE and Thievery Corporation.

Their show is a must see, an electrifying and energetic experience.

From dance-crazed San Diego scenesters to electro rock bigwigs in LA, Buddy Akai’s local and national acclaim abounds—and it’s only the beginning.

Buddy Akai headlines local San Diego venues such as Beauty Bar, The Casbah, SOMA, and Brick by Brick. They also frequent The House of Blues, Wave House, and Club Spaceland in LA and El Foro/BoxUnderground in TJ. Buddy Akai is a resident performer at Rawkerz Saturdays at Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, was a featured performer at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas and was awarded best Southern California band at the Best Buy Battle of the Bands in October of 2005. You can catch Buddy Akai on San Diego radio stations FM94.9 , 91x and L.A. Station Indie 103.1 and local television stations LATV, FOX6, TJ Underground, Fuel TV and Fusion TV.

Past Shows in venues like:
>>>>
-4th&B
-Crash Mansion (La)
-Wave House San Diego
-Avalon Hollywood (Headliner)
-Boardners (Hollywood)
-SOMA San Diego
-The Casbah (SD)
-House Of Blues Hollywood
-House Of Blues San Diego
-Beauty Bar (Las Vegas & SD)
-Vertigo's (Downtown L.A.- Headliner)
-Club Iggy's (Rosarito-MX)
-Club Spaceland (LA)
-Brick by Brick
-El Foro/BoxUnderground (TJ)
-FEX Auditorium (Mexicali - Direct Support)
-F-Bolko (Guadalajara - Headliner)
-The Hear Gallery (L.A.)
... among others.

With artists like:
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-MSTRKRFT
-VHS or BETA
-Lazaro Casanova
-John Digweed
-The Crystal Method
-Morningwood
-The Lashes
-Belanova
-Zoe
-Kinky
-Plastilina Mosh
-The Cloud Room
-Chromeo
-Mellowdrone
-Monsters Are Waiting
-The Tender Box
-The Beautiful and Damned (The Drugscene)
-Dj Barry Weaver
-Telefunka
-Maria Daniela y Su Sonido Lasser
...among others

At events like:
>>>>>
-TUNE IN!!!
-Border Noise Music Festival
-Desertica Music Festival
-Cougar (Avalon By Installment)
-Club Moscow
-Cigarrettes and Alcohol
-Toyland 4
-Transport 4th Anniversary
-Rawkerz (residency)
-Radio Global 3rd Anniversary
-Lovers Rock
...among Others

You can Pick it up the self titled debut cd @ at Siesta Records - Downtown SD, Off the Record- University Ave. SD, Music Trader - Chula Vista, M-Theory 30th (South Park). It can also currently be found in Tijuana Mexico at Uncut Filmes and it will be available soon nationally through cdbaby.com

Discography

4 song live EP
2004

Start Me OVer
Its Alright
Confidence
Ghost In The Shell

Buddy AKai
2006
1. Empty
2. Its So Cold
3. Overdependant
4. I'll Know
5. She Moves
6. Make Up
7. Its Alright
8. Start Me OVer

2008- 5 Song EP currently in Post-Production

Set List

-Problems
-Cut Me Up
-So Into It
-Your Circle
-Happy Mistakes
-Start Me Over
-It's Alright
-I'll Know
-She Moves
-So Cold
-Over Dependant
-Make Up
-Problems
-Wishful Thinking
-So Into It
-The Rider
-Housy Song