A Moldovan electronic music producer and singer-songwriter, Serge Bulat is known for his unique style that draws on such diverse genres as electronica, downtempo, neo-classical, trip-hop, ambient, and experimental music.
Bulat became involved in music at a very early age, first playing the piano when he was just 7. His earliest inspirations included classical, folk, and electronica from the 90s.
As he matured and honed his skills, he started to develop a sound that he could call his own. Upon graduating from music school, where he majored in piano, Serge relocated to Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, to pursue a career in radio.
At the age of 21, Bulat was working at one of the top radio stations in Europe, Europa Plus, making the switch to Radio 21 (Virgin Romania), which was at the time a smaller but fast-growing station. He became known as the host of multiple shows, two of which (Nisha and Ome DeLuxe) aired for 3 years and solidified his position in the music scene. Serge was working in local clubs simultaneously, and after he released two mixtapes with support from the radio station, his profile was higher than ever.
In 2007, Serge Bulat was named the Creative Director of Radio 21. Under his leadership, the station won the VIP Award for Best Radio Station, a major honor. With four years of experience, Serge decided to shift his attention to the Academy of Music, and in 2009, he moved again, this time to New York City. In New York, he has incorporated a high level of experimentation into his work, exploring new forms of remixing and sound design. In 2013, Serge went solo, releasing his first two works, “Shofar” and “Looking Glass,” on which he included samplings of piano, beats, melodica, and poetry. He collaborated with visual artist Abraham Sprinkle of Next Management on a series of artwork as well.
In 2014 Bulat set his mind to Queuelbum, his debut record, which took more than two years to complete. The album evolved into an experiential audio visual project, with the first video installation “Walker” presented in late 2015. The piece was created in collaboration with filmmaker Michael Rfshir, and the album’s lead single. “Automaton,” was released in February of 2016. “Automaton” performed well on radio stations across America and Europe, winning praise and attention for Bulat. He premiered the next video projects “Third World River” and “Queuelbum: A music guide to Time Travel” in the United States, France, Russia, Australia, Argentina, and China, thus launching the project globally.
On May 25, 2016, Serge released the long-anticipated Queuelbum. It was immediately picked up by such publications and radio shows as Amazing Beats, EDM Ranks, Top 40 Charts, Earbits, One World Radio, Feedbands and The Crate. The album was highly-reviewed in The Deli Magazine, Facts and Arts, Beat, EDM Rush, The Noise Gate, Musical America, Artist Reach, and The Hype, where it was described as “an ambitious project”, “truly innovative,” and “an existential musical journey.” Bulat has also been honored with the Artist of the Month title by The Deli NYC, as well as various “Best of the Year” charts.
Queuelbum earned Bulat a major nomination at the 15th Annual Independent Music Awards. He won the award in November 2016, taking the trophy for Best Dance/Electronica Album of the Year.
Bulat’s new EP, Third World Walker, has already been announced, as have the remix series of Queuelbum, which will be released in 2017. The EP will feature singles such as “Walker,” “Third World River,” and “Red Shift Motel,” along with new collaborations with Clan Balache.
New interview for Cascade FM.
Hello 2018! I had a wonderful chat with the folks from Cascade FM, talking New York vs. Moldova, radio times and new music. You can read the full interview here: http://bit.ly/2scNC74
Chellavision Film Fest and Coachella Magazine will host Queuelbum / Third World River, Saturday December 16th at 4-9pm. The festival will be held at the Indio Performing Arts Center (IPAC). Below is the link to tickets and info!
Hyper to share the news that my audio visual single Walker made the official selection at Milano Montagna Festival Video Awards.
Festival dates are: October 20/21/23.
If you are in Milan, Italy, check the event out, should be lots of fun! Gratie!
Screenings and wards info: https://www.milanomontagna.it/en/video-awards-2017/
Switzerland, here we come!
"Walker" will be shown during underground fest BlackBox in Biberstein, Aarau area on September 23rd!
If you are one of the lucky 100 - do enjoy the Q!
Thank you Switzerland!
Info and tickets here:
Happy to announce a new screening of “Queuelbum” / “Walker” in Serbia at ISFF 2017!
The International Short Film Festival will be held and organized
by the Cultural Centre Gornji Milanovac, from September 26th to October 1st.
Link to the festival & program:
Queuelbum CD now available on Amazon!
Oh happy day!
Queuelbum limited edition CD is now sold on Amazon!
Get your copy while you can here: http://amzn.to/2rRzVGW
CD release of Queuelbum!
To celebrate Queuelbum's one year anniversary, will be releasing a limited edition CD very soon.
The album is a beautiful digipak that includes all original 11 tracks and an essay by yours truly.
You can reserve a copy via sergebulat.com.
Stay tuned for more details.
Now Hear This: Automaton!
“Automaton” is on the IMAs
"Now Hear This!" compilation.
All 72 tracks are completely free!
You can download the album
Read Serge’s latest interviews for Beat and EDM Ranks!
Had the pleasure to talk with EDM News about my latest EP, electronic music and the process behind “Looking Glass”.
Exclusive feature is here:
The insightful, deep conversation on art, culture and inspiration with peers from Beat is bellow:
Follow the Q…
"Walker" and "Idiots In Hell" debut in EDM ranks Top 100.
Along with Earbits feature of Queuelbum as album of the week.
Third World Walker is out today!
The EP is available now on all digital platform worldwide!
Get it on iTunes:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2kI5LAN
Listen on Spotify:
Foollow the Q...
Dear time travelers,
Third World River video has finally arrived!
Jump into the world of Q (and don't forget to share your experience)!
Spread the news!
Premiere on Amazing Radio!
Tune into Amazing Radio tonight
(2pm - NY or 7pm - London time): Amazing Beats will exclusively premiere “Third World Walker” EP, - and that’s a month ahead of the official release date!
Listen live: http://bit.ly/2dhgi24
The show is being taped and will be available here: http://bit.ly/1oWWpgz
THIRD WORLD WALKER: THE EP!
My next EP “Third World Walker” is out February 17th! The release will feature both singles “Third World River” (The Talking River edit),
The Deli Magazine and Amazing Radio’s favorite “Walker”, plus previously unreleased original version of “Red Shift Motel”.
The tracks are mastered by Joe Lambert of JLM Sound, Emily Lazar from The Lodge, with assistance by Chris Allgood.
And, there is more:
fresh collaboration with the wonderful Clan Balache called “Idiots in Hell” mixed and mastered by German and Pablo Gomez (Estamos Atendiendo studios, Argentina).
The artwork and booklet are by my comrade Michael Rfdshir, who also directed the soon to be premiered “Third World River” video.
This is my most international project to date (and one more reason to be excited about)!
Additional thanks to Mark Ryan from Amazing Beats / Amazing Radio, Paolo De Gregorio at The Deli Mag, Michael Johnson from Facts and Arts, FestiFreak, Janette Berrios with Symphonic Distribution, The Independent Music Awards team and Abraham Sprinkle at Next Management for the ever inspiring photo series.
I hope you all enjoy the release!
Q15:Q25 edition is out now!
The exclusive version of Queuelbum (Q15:Q25 Edition) is available now on Bandcamp:
featuring music and original introduction by yours truly, the 10-page booklet by Michael Rfdshir; each track is presented with its own artwork and memo notes, forming the complete Q journey. And yes, you can find it on Bandcamp only!
This is how we indented the release of Queuelbum and now you can experience it in full!
Get your copy here:
WALKER is among the best tracks of 2016!
Amazing Beats radio show is playing the best tracks of 2016, and "Walker" by yours truly is one of them! Listen to Mark Ryan’s picks including Gold Panda, Bonobo, Illum Sphere, Bushido
and more here: http://bit.ly/2hjqFb9
The show is available on the rewind player (Aired Dec.23rd).
Plus, "Walker" made into Symphonic Distribution's Top Tracks Of The Year!
Check out Symphonic’s Best Of 2016 on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2hWSlQl
Clouds on the Radio!
Need a holiday playlist?
One World Music Radio’s latest podcast opened with “Clouds of Yesterday”. Listen to OWM’S debut on Mixcloud:
New feature articles in Broadway World, The Deli and Musical America.
Dear time bandits, read news on my IMA win for Best Electronic Album in Musical America, Broadway World, The Deli and BeatPulse Magazine -
The Deli Magazine
BeatPulse Magazine /Musical America
Yes, there is a new play list on 8tracks “Isolation Sound” featuring some timeless tunes I love!
Queuelbum Wins Best Electronic Album Of 2016 At The IMAs!!!
Happy and humbled to share the news that yours truly took home the award for Best Album - Dance/Elecronica at the 15th edition of IMAs in NYC!
Thank you Independent Music Awards for honoring Queuelbum!
Watch live video from the award ceremony.
IMA Nominates Queuelbum For Best Album -Dance/Electronica!
It is with the great pleasure to announce that I am nominated in the Dance/Electronica Album Category for in The 15th Annual Independent Music Awards! The award ceremony will be held at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City on November 12th. It is truly an honor to be a part of all this and I do hope to see some of you there!
Follow the Q…
Full list of the nominees here!
Latin American premiere of THIRD WORLD RIVER!
Delighted to announce the screening
of "Third World River" in Argentina! Queuelbum's audio/visual centerpiece is part of the 12th edition of La Plata International Film Festival - Festifreak, to take place
October 14-23 in Buenos Aires!
Details on screening are below:
Dates and times: Saturday October 15th and Tuesday October 18th, 18:15 (local time).
The address and venue info here:
Queuelbum arrives to Australia!
Exciting news: both works from the audio/visual experience project “Queuelbum” will be shown in Perth City, Australia at Film-Com Down Under Expo, September 12-15.
If you are in the area, come by to watch “Walker” and “Third World River” on the big screen and tune in the sound of Q.
Details here: http://film-comdu.com/
Listen to UK's Amazing Beats radio show, live September 2 at 7 pm! Mark Ryan will be playing my latest record Queuelbum in full, introducing the project with "Walker", plus some other delicious audio from England.
Tune in here: http://amazingradio.com/shows/amazingbeats
The rewind player is available in case you missed it (Aired Friday 02 September 2016).
Grappling with the concept of time
A new in-depth review and interview for the notorious Facts & Arts just arrived, where me and my latest album are the subject of Michael Johnson's critique.
Mr. Johnson is the writer and music critic for New York Times , Washington Times, American Spectator and International Piano. Read the story here:
Serge Bulat is The Artist Of The Month!
Hooray! I am The Deli Magazine's Artist Of The Month! My gratitude goes to all of you, who voted for me in this nomination! Thanks to you, i am now the featured artist on The Deli, representing New York music scene!
I'm deeply honored to have you vote for me and appreciate all the massive support I've got! Thanks for believing! Yours truly...
Scope and Armstrong in Queue!
Listen to the new set "Kitanai Bunka" from Aifi on Mixcloud, including "Queue Scope" by yours truly:
The audio track is also uploaded to Soundcloud:
In case you missed The Crate - Online Radio Show featuring my latest single "Say Hello To Mr. Armstrong", hosted by Salah Sadeq /Techfui and Vodkast Records here is the Link:
Jump into the Q!
Walker will be screened in Serbia!
Hello time bandits, "Walker" will be shown at Experimental Superstars festival, that takes place in historical Novi Sad, Serbia. Date and times are: August 20, 22:00 (local time).
The link to festival is here: http://bit.ly/2bi2dFf
If you are exploring Balkans - that is the place to go! Follow the Q
Serge is nominated for Artist Of The Month!
Greetings, time bandits!
The Deli Magazine nominated me for Artist Of The Month! I am deeply humbled and honored!
You can show some support by voting for yours truly here:
New interviews are here!
Dear friends, the Queuelbum chronicles continue! Here is my newest interview for 1 in Music: we talk about sound, industry, influences and upcoming projects.
Also if you missed the articles on Crazy Pellas and Twist here are the links:
Queuelbum's universe is expanding:
Automaton gets a remix!
Watch this exclusive live premiere of the "Automaton" remix by Mr. Andrés Gavidia on COOL FM 89.3 radio show El Groove! The track is taken from the upcoming remix album: details coming very soon!
"Automaton" is the opener and starts on 5th minute. Enjoy!
The Deli Magazine reviews Queuelbum!
Here is what The Deli Magazine had to say about my new record:
"Queuelbum is an ambitious project that can trigger intellectual thought or simply be enjoyed in the background. Whichever way you want to approach it, chances are it will be entertaining in interesting ways..."
Read the full article here: http://bit.ly/1Y3kuqj
"Red Shift Motel" Giveaway!
My track "Red Shift Motel" is available for free download! Get your digital copy of this exclusive 8 minutes long version on Soundcloud now! For a limited time only!
If you found a Q-card in New York city - you are qualified for an extra track! Enjoy.
Say Hello To Mr. Armstrong!
The second audio single from my new record Queuelbum is out now! The track is also featured on my new 8tracks playlist “Armstrong and The Now”!
Get on iTunes:
Listen on Soundcloud: / Spotify:
Playlist here: Liftoff!
Q travels to Florida!
It's your turn to play the Q game: look for the Q cards in Orlando area, and if you found one, - that means you got a very special, free track from me! Take a photo and post it on my social media or send to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the secret track would be yours, and yours only!
Look for the cards anywhere: from hanging on the palm trees to standing next to the framed picture of your lovely pet. Q is everywhere!
Q-hole opens up in NYC!
Dear New Yorkers!
Look for the Q cards in the city, and if you found one, - that means you got an exclusive free track from me! Take a photo and post it on my social media or send to email@example.com, and the secret track would be yours, and yours only!
Look for the cards anywhere from the subway cars (yes it might be the Q train) to your own bedroom. Q is everywhere!
QUEUELBUM IS OUT NOW!
The long anticipated album is out now worldwide!
Get your digital copy from iTunes, Google Play, Beatport or Amazon.
Stream the album on Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal or Pandora.
Experience both sides of the Q: travel in time to Q 15 and Q 25!
2 chapters: 11 tracks: Including “Automaton” and “Third World River” plus 10-page booklet with Serge’s essay on Time and visuals from Michael Rfdshir.
“Queuelbum” is now available for pre-order!
Buy the album on iTunes and get the instant download of “Automaton” and my next single “Say Hello to Mr. Armstrong”! Be the first one to hear my new work and get exclusive access to the full album prior to the official release! Enjoy! Xoxo
QUEUELBUM release date announcement!
Dear ones! It is with the great pleasure and excitement that I can officially announce the release date of Queuelbum LP. The album will be out May 25th worldwide, while pre-order available a month prior to the general release date.
All tracks written, produced and mixed by Serge Bulat, mastered by Joe Lambert, artwork and cover by Michael Rfdshir and Abraham Sprinkle. Can not wait!!!
"Third World River" - Queuelbum's audio/visual center-piece will be premiered in Paris, France!
“Third World River” will make its debut at Parachute Light Zero festival in Paris, France on April 15th & 16th. Queuelbum’s audio/visual center-piece would be officially screened for the first time ever! If you are in Paris, do not miss this!
Check the website for program and times:
Get tickets here:
New single AUTOMATON out now!
The lead single from “Queuelbum” - “Automaton” is out February 16th! The track is taken from the “Q15” part, written, produced and mixed by your truly, mastered by Joe Lambert with the stunning visuals by Michael Rfdshir. Avaialable worldwide now on iTunes, Beatport, Google Play, Amazon, Spotify and many more. Jump into the wormhole!
New article on Serge and Queuelbum at Zugo.md.
Here is an interview for Moldavian portal Zugo, where we discussed music, Queuelbum project, radio, and life in New York City. Spoiler alert: the article is in Romanian – please do translate the page (if you want to know more of my story).
Listen to my playlists on 8tracks!
Put up 2 great sets of tracks I love, one is blend of neo-classical, ambient and world, while the other is mix of downtempo anthems from my radio times, plus a lot of new music, including latest single ”Automaton”. Radio could be so much fun! Enjoy!
Revealed: Ladies and Gents,
I give you QUEUELBUM!
Thrilled to announce the title and details about my new record! It is called "Queuelbum" and will be released this coming spring with a new single out on February 16th. To describe this work best: the album is an audio-visual journey through time, based on my own perception and experience on this matter. Two parts of the album - Q15 and Q25, represent Past and Future, while you and I - the listeners, are The Now, as we delve into both worlds. We listen to the music, creating new memories, connected to whether positive, neutral or, sometimes, negative experiences; fact is - this process happens all the time in real life: every minute, hour, day and so on. Eventually we charge every moment with the energy. When we do so (in this case experiencing the sound of Queuelbum), we co-create its world. Now, every time we listen to the piece again - we travel back in time, synchronically living in the present and gently sneaking into the future. And this is how we operate and master time machine...
Can’t wait to share “Queuelbum” with you!
Album is in the works!
Very excited to share the news: My full length is on the way! It is a concept album to be expressed and explored in various art forms. Cant wait to announce the details!
Looking Glass is here!
Our collaboration with multi-instrumentalist Sakura Toyama is out now!
Looking Glass is a meditative conversation of two artists through musical instruments and their own voices. The challenge was to tell a story through piano, poetry, the beats and deliver the same message equally. The result turned into a peaceful musical battle... Check the track in Music chapter or on Soundcloud.