Bummela is a South African-born and Berlin-based electronic musician. He has traversed many musical genres throughout his career, playing in various band projects, one of which ultimately saw him come to Berlin. At first the only way he could survive was making music on the streets, and it is here where his love for improvisational loop-based music developed. He is an improvisational musician, seeing music as a language, loving conversation with others, valuing interesting statements much more than polished arguments.
“Bollemakiesie” is the Afrikaans word for a summersault or a roly-poly, a playful physical thing that is in its very nature a loop. A Bollemakiesie/summersault is an infinite cycle folding back on itself, and so too Bummela is a loop-based musician in awe of the trance-like states induced through repetition. Whilst cutting his electronic music production teeth working as a composer and sound designer for film, these are the early days of a new project still finding itself. Bummela’s music is sonically explorative, psychedelic, warm, and wild. With a deep love of sampling sounds of all fidelities, he is on the path of discovering electronic music’s power to recontextualise moments passed through mixing analog synthesis, sampling, and live performance.