Bucureci Obeah is a curator, musicologist, art director, and entrepreneur with over 15 years of experience in radio, music, and visual art. His portfolio includes multi-media projects as diverse as Creionetica, Tunesinourheads, Abator Industries, Crowd Control, Black Rhino Music & Radio, and A4Activism. Bucureci was a collaborator of Radio Guerrilla and Electronic Beats by Telekom and is a graduate of architecture, art, and design.
Sound of Art to Come Records is his and his partner, Cristiana Bucureci’s project, a Transylvanian platform and record label where dub, industrial, post-punk reggae, hip-hop, electronic and experimental artists from all over the world are brought together. From the heart of Romania, Andrei and Cristiana offer a monthly dose of art through a unique selection of artworks, collages, music, and remixes inspired by the intersection of Pop Art, multiculturalism, and horror soundtracks.
Sound of Art to Come have partnered with the UK-based NGO/ label from Lancashire Wormhole World, to put out their artists catalog on CD in the UK and surrounding areas and connect their audience of dub, industrial, post-punky reggae, experimental music fans.
Inspired by his mentors Rodion GA and Mark Stewart of The Pop Group and The Maffia, Lil Obeah from Transylvania has tuned in to another frequency after ten years of making eclectic fusion music. However, when it comes to his sound, he defines it as duppy dub world music from a parallel universe. Obeah works with professionals in the music business, Bucharest-based producers Marius Costache of Studio148 and Petru Barladeanu and international veteran world music producers Tim Whelan and Hamid Mantu of Transglobal Underground and much-missed dub master Nick “Count” Dubulah of Dub Colossus.
His remix work includes local artists, international sound clashers like Lee Scratch Perry & Dubokaj, Dubmatix, Dub Pistols, Prince Fatty, Ghetto Priest, Transglobal Underground, Dub Colossus, Denise Sherwood, Yann Tiersen, Oigăn & Ana Ularu, Nico G & Kali and Shabbos Ranks.
Lil Obeah’s roots are a very eclectic batch of bands and artists, including his Crowd Control, The Shape of Moombahton, and Tunesinnaourheads projects. He is inspired by the strangest Romanian sounds, ranging from weird experimental authentic local dub to traditional reggae-dub with ska and folk-rock influences, music, and records released near the Black Sea from the 1960s to the present.
Without any live performances, Obeah’s music was played all over the world by legends like Dennis Bovell, Steve Barker, and Don Letts on BBC 6 Music, BBC Lancashire, Soho Radio, The Music Galaxy Radio, Radio Buena Vida, Australia’s National Roots’n’Reggae Show, Culture Dub from Poitiers, Berlin’s Zonic Radio, Poland’s Czwórka and Belgium’s Dub Front.
Dub music and Obeah art have constantly clashed with industrial rock and metal. The sounds of Killing Joke, Mark Stewart & The Maffia, Tackhead, Ministry, Skinny Puppy, Alien Sex Fiend, Meat Beat Manifesto, Pop Will Eat Itself and their albums, singles and videos have been a constant inspiration to Transylvanians. Nothing is more transgressive than life in the post-industrial, post-communist Carpathian mountains. In ancient times we had a lot of bloodshed in the Dark Ages, followed by carnage and mutilations from the ruling empire, and the communist regime brought censorship, mind control, and famine. So it was only natural for Lil Obeah to launch his third album, Everyday Is Halloween, on Halloween and dedicate it to the sound of industrial dub-reggae.
Obeah considers Dub music sound art and aims to create a forever authentic Transylvanian horror film soundtrack with his songs and remixes.