Buddy Smith Goldie resides in Oslo, Norway and has been performing and making music as Kusht for the last three years. Hailing from Scotland, Buddy has a background in sound engineering and a long history of playing in bands before slowly finding his way into the world of electronic music after hearing a mix from a Norwegian DJ duo No Dial Tone. This subsequently changed his perspective on the genre and sparked his interest to start making electronic music.
Kusht has an organic sound and is comfortable operating at a slower pace focusing more on the groove. Around a year ago, Kusht discovered artists such as M.RUX, Peter Power, Commander Love and the Collective Voodoo Hop who were making and playing very percussive, organic music which really inspired him to make music with acoustic instruments, a direction where his sound is becoming more prominent.
Kusht has recently released his debut 'Teapot' EP on the Berlin based label Drosssel which has opened the doors for him to put out a new EP on Brazilian Label Frente Bolivarista which will touch on travel as a theme. The word Kusht is a Scottish slang for describing a feeling or moment that is nice and/ or cozy.
Outside of making tracks and performing Buddy and his friend Eirik (artists name Slægi) have recently launched their project aiming to bring more down tempo and Live artists to Oslo and show a different side of the electronic scene. They show these musicians the Norwegian nature by inviting them to play and also stay in a cabin, more like a holiday. So far they have hosted three musicians Pigmaliao, Yule, Iorie and a fourth, Uji, arriving on October 27th from Buenos Aires. Being able to get these people up here and host them offers a more personal experience and exposes other musicians to a place they never thought they would go.
Kusht mixes with CDJ's and this one has focused on the beats and dropped a more electronic mix than his usual sounding work in his interpretation of what he sees from the store. The mix is a little bit darker and cozier given the time of year although adding in a bit of a groove using Nicolas Jaar's rework of the Missy Elliot classic 'Work It' as a starting point.
Karusell, Oslo - October 27th
Dattera til Hagen, Oslo - Novmeber 10th (live)
Mensch Meier, Berlin - November 17th (live)