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. Their raw transformative performances toke 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) and full length LP in 2017. With his new solo project he has already toured extensively around Europe, the US and Latin America even before his debut album “Alborada” has jet to drop. (June 2018 on ZZK Records).