Lakuti

Smirnoff House


Lerato Khathi aka Lakuti grew up in Soweto, South Africa. She took a deep interest in music from a very young age, inspired by her mother’s impressive collection of Soul & Funk. The biggest influence & inspiration was to come however with the first batch of Chicago house records.

Lakuti relocated to London in 1997 ; after a 3 year stint in Toronto, Canada, where she studied film and worked on various film related projects. She immediately looked into dedicating herself full time into music and looked at ways of achieving that goal. A break through came when she met the legendary Earl Gateshead, the powerhouse behind the Trojan Soundsystem , who took her under his wing. They promoted a monthly Friday for about 1 year at the hugely influential underground hub, Plastic People in London.

Lakuti established Uzuri Recordings Nov 2007 to rave reviews and has since established The Uzuri Artist Bookings & Management agency.

Lakuti has played at clubs and events such as Fabric, The End, Plastic People, Corsica Studios, Herbal, Elektrowerks, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Rex Club in Paris, Silenco, Weetamix & Motel Campo in Geneva, Concrete in Paris, Dude Club in Milan , Gegen in Berlin, Prince Charles & About Blank also in Berlin, Bussey Building in London and many more.

Smirnoff House


Lerato Khathi aka Lakuti grew up in Soweto, South Africa. She took a deep interest in music from a very young age, inspired by her mother’s impressive collection of Soul & Funk. The biggest influence & inspiration was to come however with the first batch of Chicago house records.

Lakuti relocated to London in 1997 ; after a 3 year stint in Toronto, Canada, where she studied film and worked on various film related projects. She immediately looked into dedicating herself full time into music and looked at ways of achieving that goal. A break through came when she met the legendary Earl Gateshead, the powerhouse behind the Trojan Soundsystem , who took her under his wing. They promoted a monthly Friday for about 1 year at the hugely influential underground hub, Plastic People in London.

Lakuti established Uzuri Recordings Nov 2007 to rave reviews and has since established The Uzuri Artist Bookings & Management agency.

Lakuti has played at clubs and events such as Fabric, The End, Plastic People, Corsica Studios, Herbal, Elektrowerks, Panorama Bar in Berlin, Rex Club in Paris, Silenco, Weetamix & Motel Campo in Geneva, Concrete in Paris, Dude Club in Milan , Gegen in Berlin, Prince Charles & About Blank also in Berlin, Bussey Building in London and many more.