Crate Diggers Berlin Spotlight: Lakuti’s Top 10

On September 24th, 2016, Crate Diggers, presented by Discogs and Grimy!, makes its international debut, in Berlin, Germany! Featuring a Record Fair during the day, followed by an all night After Party headlined by Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, and Zernell, Crate Diggers is the ultimate event for record junkies! In anticipation of the event, we caught up with one of the After Party’s opening DJs, Lakuti, who runs the Uzuri record label. Lakuti filled us in on her Top 10 “music for the mind, the body, & the soul.”

Lakuti's Top 10: DJ Kemit ‎– Confession

1. DJ Kemit ‎– Confession

This is one of those rare moments where a piece of music can just really cut through your heart and touch you in a very profound way. Universal music that has been doing the business on many diverse dance floors. Each time I have played this, people just want want to know what it is.

Lakuti's Top 10: Louie Vega Starring Caron Wheeler - A New Day

2. Louie Vega Starring Caron Wheeler Featuring Jazzie B ‎– A New Day

The master and purveyor of all things soulful delivers a masterpiece. On vocal duty the fantastic Caron Wheeler.

Lakuti's Top 10: Hiatus Kaiyote - Breathing Underwater (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)

3. Hiatus Kaiyote – Breathing Underwater (DJ Spinna Galactic Soul Remix)

DJ Spinna delivers yet again. Taking a beautiful original by the magnificent Hiatus Kaiyote and staying true to the spirit of the original, but somewhat managing to elevate it into this monster.

Lakuti's Top 10: A Band Called Flash - People's Palace (Devotion)

4. A Band Called Flash – People’s Palace (Devotion)

Created by the inspired young Jared Hines and produced by master minds Ron Trent and Jonesy, it comes with a Ron Trent seal of approval. You know that the level of quality will be next to none; in the great tradition of Jazz-Funk. Watch out for the new EP from the band which is also pure quality.

Lakuti's Top 10: Flying Machines - N.A.S.A.

5. Flying Machines – N.A.S.A.

Twice & Native are like mad scientists. All things good about quality music come together right here in this piece.

Lakuti's Top 10: Philou Louzolo - Kinshasa Anthem

6. Philou Louzolo – Kinshasa Anthem

Rotterdam resident, Philou truly came of age with this record. The spirit of Fela lives on.

Lakuti's Top 10: Just One - Soul Revolution

7. Just One – Soul Revolution

A recent rediscovery. It’s amazing what you can find when you decide to sort your records properly after a long time. Justin Chapman on point with this, on the wonderfully put together Neroli imprint by the one and only Volcov, who will be putting out an EP shortly as well, by Just One and DJ Kemit under their Kemetic Just moniker.

Lakuti's Top 10: Ron Trent - Sao Paulo Sound Systems

8. Ron Trent – Sao Paulo Sound Systems

Ron Trent doing what he does best, delivering the goods each time.

Lakuti's Top 10: Playgroup - Shadowplay Dub #2

9. Playgroup – Shadowplay Dub #2

Absolute madness from Trevor Jackson. It’s like Lee Perry meets Chris & Cosey in a dark alley.

Lakuti's Top 10: Giorgio Luceri - Universal Language

10. Giorgio Luceri – Universal Language

A bit of a shameless plug here, but happy to put this out to the world and looking forward to having the record finally released after months of waiting due to manufacturing delays. Young Italian producer who has releases on Jamal Moss’s Mathematics label, now gracing the Uzuri catalogue with the first of his two EPs.

More information about Lakuti and Uzuri can be found on their website.

Crate Diggers Berlin takes place on September 24th, 2016 at Prince Charles. The epic FREE event begins with a Record Fair at 12:00, featuring 30+ vendors and 7 local DJs. The After Party goes from 22:00 until 8:00(!) and features headlining DJs Theo Parrish, Marcellus Pittman, and Zernell, with special opening sets by Jamie 3:26 and Lakuti


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