“I’m here to make you dance, feel good — or both.” That’s how Zuki describes his purpose as a DJ.
With his eclectic musical taste inspired by his travels, you’re guaranteed to go on a musical journey and ultimately be left wondering how you ended up on the dance floor. Growing up to his Mother’s 70’s funk essentials box set and his Dad’s Fela Kuti tapes playing in the household, his range of musical influence is wide. Zuki can take the hypnotizing drums of South African house, saxophone samples from afrobeat hits and blend them effortlessly with your favourite rhythm, funk and hip-hop tunes.
From his humble beginnings almost a decade ago bringing the music to house parties, it didn’t matter if it was a basement in Abuja, or a backyard in Moscow, he was mixing genres and moving feet with just a couple of turntables. A frequent collaborator with other artists in Winnipeg’s music scene and weekly residencies at Winnipeg’s go-to music venues, his mixes and remixes have racked up thousands of plays.
FRI JUNE 23 | SUPPORTING LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD | 10:30
SEE ZUKI @ OLD MARKET SQUARE
SATURDAY JUNE 16 | 4 PM