A longstanding DJ, curator and booking agent, Lerato Khati AKA Lakuti has been an essential figure of the global underground for over two decades now.
Since relocating from South Africa to London in 1997, she has surrounded herself with likeminded DJs and artists, forming communities built on shared values of positivity and exceptional music and spreading that message on dancefloors the world over.
During her years in London she was a staple both on the dancefloor and behind the decks of some of the best clubs and bars, inspired by DJs like Gilles Peterson, DJ Harvey and Earl Gateshead. She would go on to release music by the likes of Alan Abrahams (Portable), RüF Dug, Mary Boyoi and Akiko Kiyama via the her since ended Süd Electronic label.
After moving to Berlin, she would go on to become a respected booking agent for the likes of Levon Vincent, Ash Lauryn, Joey Anderson and more through her Uzuri agency.
Khati’s influence, then, extends beyond her identity as forward thinking DJ but as a champion of other artists.
Born and raised in Guatemala, but she learned the dance life in Madrid, her home for the past 11 years.Her style couldn’t be defined in one word. It goes from house to minimal techno,
in too deep but always high. You could say her grooves are funky.
Her unique musical taste shows that she is in love with a wide range of music and it never fails to connect with the crowd.