His name, LTJ Bukem, comes from the catchphrase Book ‘em Danno, used on the TV series Hawaii Five-O. A DJ, music producer and pioneer of drum and bass, Bukem will perform at Blue Frog along with MC Conrad.
Explaining his entry into music, he says, “When electronic beats were catching on, I wanted to do a mix of beats and bass. Though I never saw it growing as a worldwide genre.” On India’s drum and bass scene, he says, “I wasn’t aware that it had such a following in India. The Bay Beat Collective is doing great work.”
He talks about collaborating with Groove Samaritans, who have brought him down to India, saying, “Gaurav Bhosle and Kashyap Shangari are doing a great job of bringing world-class music to India. Cheers to them.”