A key house label hits 30 releases.
Alongside the label, Lakuti runs an agency that started spontaneously after Jus-Ed asked her to help organise his bookings. Uzuri Artist Bookings & Management quickly developed a specific remit centered on a vibrant New York house scene that was taking shape at the end of the 2000s. Jus-Ed, Fred P, Levon Vincent, DJ Qu and Joey Anderson have all been connected with Uzuri at various points.
Anderson is an ideal person to deliver Uzuri's landmark 30th release, an EP called One Single Thought. Firstly, he has roots in a scene that Lakuti had a major role in fostering. He also happens to be one of the best producers currently releasing house music. He's in top form on One Single Thought. "Steady Stare" is like the soundtrack to a heated dance battle, while "Let Us In" and "Mystic Strings" are in Anderson's classic psychedelic style. "Someday" is my favourite, a heads-down roller with that carefree, improvised feel that makes Anderson's music seem so human and familiar, even when things get extra-terrestrial.