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. Her grandfather also played a significant part in further nurturing her musical interest by schooling her in the art of Jazz. She inherited his jazz collection when he passed away and to this date has held onto every piece of vinyl from this collection. The biggest influence & inspiration was to come however with the first batch of Chicago house records.   She’s lived abroad in Toronto, London, and now Berlin, where she regularly programs “Finest Fridays” at Berghain with her partner Tama Sumo. Together they pay homage to house music’s past, present, and future.


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