Josh Karp, professionally know as Budo, has made a name for himself as an internationally respected record producer, artist, and musician. He has collaborated, recorded with, and toured with a multitude of artists spanning many genres, including Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. His work with Ghanaian rapper M.Anifest resulted in the 2013 Ghana Music Award for Hip-Hop Song of the Year. He has worked extensively across multiple fields, including music for film and TV.
Josh most recently completed work on the Macklemore & Ryan Lewis record, This Unruly Mess I’ve Made. Josh collaborated on 8 of the album's 13 songs, and co-produced 4 with Ryan Lewis. The first single, Downtown, skyrocketed to #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts and was performed live at the MTV Video Music Awards, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and more.
From 2007 - 2011, Budo collaborated heavily with fellow Seattleite, Grieves. The duo produced three records on Minneapolis-based Rhymesayers Records, including Together/Apart and 88 Keys and Counting. They also toured extensively, playing hundreds of shows in both the US and Europe during their time together.
Budo’s most recent collaboration is with singer-songwriter Joe Pernice (Scud Mountain Boys and Pernice Brothers). The project – which named Roger Lion - is the realization of more than 2 years of work, and was released in 2016 on Team Love Records.
Between collaborations, Josh dropped solo record, The Finger & The Moon, in 2013. And in 2016, he released In The Winter I Often Cry About You, But Not For The Reasons You Might Expect, an album heavily influenced by the sounds of the Motown era.