Uji (Luis Maurette) is an electronic producer and musician born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A nomad since the age of two, Maurette has lived throughout the American continent in Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, USA and Argentina. Uji’s music is meant for the dance floor, and has roots in indigenous, folkloric and African music and borrows from the aesthetics and sound design of electronic music.
Uji’s music is the alchemical ritual of merging these seemingly opposite worlds of the ancient and the modern. He is half of the pioneering duo Lulacruza since its inception in 2005, with whom he has released 5 albums, a feature film and visual album by director Vincent Moon, as well as a remix series by a worldwide mix of producers.
Lulacruza boldly embraces the intersection of electronic and folk music, forming part of the South American new folklore movement. Lulacruza has been released by labels such as ZZK Records (Arg), Jumpsuit Records (USA), Acqua Records (Arg), Black Swan Sounds (USA), Club del Disco (Arg), Frente Bolivarista (Brazil), and Fertil Discos (Arg). Their raw transformative performances have taken them to perform in festivals and concert halls in over a dozen countries.
Uji’s debut single, a highly acclaimed remix of Ecuadorian artist Mateo Kingman, was recently released with AYA Records. His second single Romper el Hechizo, featuring Argentine trio Fémina was released on Mexican boutique label Shika Shika, and has garnered recognition from Red Bull Music Academy and Univision, among others. Upcoming releases include remixes for Nicolá Cruz (vinyl release on Multi Culti), Wildlight (Jumpsuit Records), and Petrona Martinez (Chaco World Music).
We had an honor to broadcast his very special mix for Fellow of Neringa on 2016.11.30 and now share it for your repeated plays here: