this is an autobiography. I often hesitate to say, "I am Deadly Buda".
One, because it sounds funny. The second, because I often feel as if it
is a character that temporarily takes over my body so that it may be written
if you are still reading this let me tell you the story...
1983 I was 13 and heard the call of graffiti and Hip-Hop music. My experience
with graffiti led me to become an internationally recognized artist featured
in books, magazines, videos, festivals, art shows and uh… jail.
the name "Buda", I trail-blazed the “Monster Rock” letter style
which has inspired much modern day graffiti. I painted with many old school
graffiti masters such as Tracy 168, Phase 2, and Daze.Of course I went
to high school during this time, but only to access the visual communications
department in order to print T-shirts and stickers for my punk rock band
Citizen Pain, which I was the singer of.
dropped out of New York University because I got wrapped up in being a NYC
club promoter (or “Club Kid”), and did a party at the RedZone as well as
flyer design for MK and the World. In 1990 I received an NEA grant to do
a major installation “Dawn of the Psychopaths” at Franklin Furnace in New
York City. I had a few one person art shows, and I created a line of nationally
distributed trading stickers called “Unstoppable Stickers” – featuring pictures
of graffiti art on one side, and bios of the artists on the other.
year later I became a rave promoter and DJ using the name Deadly Buda.
I was known to be one of the hardest of the hardcore techno DJs. I played
in many different cities in America and Europe. I opened “Turbo-Zen”,
one of America’s first rave record shops and authored many articles published
in several international publications, such as Alien Underground, Street
Sounds and Under One Sky.
of my artwork is featured on album covers for labels such as Industrial
Strength Records and Praxis, as well as various rave flyers.
produced records released by labels in the US, England, France, Holland
and Germany. All were good sellers in the Hardcore Techno genre.
started my own record label, Deadly Systems in 1996. I created all the
label's artwork, and produced the music for the first two releases. In
addition, I wrote much of, published and edited “The Deadly Type” - a
newspaper dedicated to the underground rave scene.
2000, URB magazine recognized me as one of the top 5 hardcore DJs and
producers in America.
wanted to create videos for my label’s music, so I became interested in
3D modeling and animation. I was fortunate to have a great teacher, Bob
Anderson. He showed me the ins and outs of Lightwave 3D, a popular animation
software, and after spinning at the “Together as One” New Years 2000 Rave
at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, I moved to Los Angeles and transformed
my one bedroom apartment into a full
service animation facility.
conceived, modeled, animated and rendered material for 3 nationally syndicated
television programs, (A Gospel Christmas, Latino-American Filmmakers and
African-American Filmmakers), as well as arranging theme music and serving
as associate producer.
now focus my creative energies on an animated film project based on my
experience as a rave disc jockey and graffiti artist - extrapolated and
exaggerated into the future. Of course it is called Deadly Buda and aims
to be the ultimate rave movie - a project about art, music, ego, identity
and its relationship to society. Deadly Buda is based on the character
I was, or more realistically - wanted to be. As before: I hope the dreams,
successes and failures of my life will be of good use to an audience.