Uji

Argentinien
Electronic Folk Latin
Uji

Uji (Luis Maurette) is an electronic producer and live act born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, merging the seemingly opposite worlds of the ancient and the modern in a ritual of chants and dance.

A nomad since the age of two, he has lived throughout the American continent, growing up amidst a diversity of sounds and cultures. Uji’s music reflects his upbringing and has roots in indigenous, folkloric and African ritual music but is also a expression of the modern world, borrowing from the aesthetics and sound design of electronic music. His fascination with sound and electronic music brought him to Berklee School of Music where he delved into synthesis, programming and sound design. In parallel he immersed himself in ritual music, which led him into the mountains and jungles to participate in indigenous ceremonies and songs, to make field recordings of the birds and rivers, to learn rhythms and dances, to discover ancient practices and to listen to the ancestral voice of nature.

He was also half of the pioneering duo Lulacruza since its inception in 2005 until its end in 2016, 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 embraced the intersection of electronic and folk music, forming part of the South American new folklore movement.

Uji released his debut solo LP "Alborada" in june 2018 on ZZK records, on which he blends sounds from field recordings he collected all over the world with a wide array of instruments such as congas, cununo, marimba, as well as analog drum machines, samplers, sythesizers and vocals, spinning a hypnotic, multilayered, deep soundscape.

Videos
  • UJI: Alborada Live in Buenos Aires ft Anicca
    UJI: Alborada Live in Buenos Aires ft Anicca
  • Uji - Jenga (Official Video)
    Uji - Jenga (Official Video)
  • Corina Lawrence - La Descarriá feat Miss Bolivia (Uji Remix) - (Official Music Video)
    Corina Lawrence - La Descarriá feat Miss Bolivia (Uji Remix) - (Official Music Video)
Presse
"Alborada" pays homage to the moment where the darkness and the mysteries of night transform into new possibilities with the first light of daybreak. Electronic production and alchemy never felt so close; creating an infectious enchantment that feels ancient at its core while exuding a futuristic quality. "Alborada" pays homage to the moment where the darkness and the mysteries of night transform into new possibilities with the first light of daybreak. Electronic production and alchemy never felt so close; creating an infectious enchantment that feels ancient at its core while exuding a futuristic quality.
phonica
"Alborada" is a great blend of organic and electronic sounds, while listening you get a sense of many traditional musical influences that have been taken and moulded into something new and exciting, while still holding their core values. [...] With its rich layers its one that keeps you going back to dig a little deeper and discover new things each time. "Alborada" is a great blend of organic and electronic sounds, while listening you get a sense of many traditional musical influences that have been taken and moulded into something new and exciting, while still holding their core values. [...] With its rich layers its one that keeps you going back to dig a little deeper and discover new things each time.
Backseat Mafia, 01.07.2017
Diskografie
Alborada
Alborada
2018
ZZK Records
Line up
Solo Live

Luis Maurette - electronics

Verfügbarkeit

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Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz

2019 März, Juni, Juli, August
Kontakt
Nils Kreutzfeldt
Nils Kreutzfeldt
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