Lakuti and Tama Sumo have a room in their house that creaks under the weight of vinyl housed on the shelves inside. It is the culmination of two lives lived in dance music. Together, they are the party makers behind Your Love, a celebration of music and its rich tapestry.
Tama Sumo started DJing in Berlin in the early 90s. Tuned more towards the deep and soulful end of house music, her residencies began springing up around the city and across some of the capital’s most revered dance floors. Dancers at Cafe Drama, Globus/Tresor, Cafe Moskau and Panorama Bar have all been received in the embracing arms of a Tama Sumo set, as have floors across the world. She is a prolific digger and collector of music, a passion she shares with Lakuti, her partner in life and melody..
Lakuti’s first raves were set in the disused warehouses of Johannesburg and harmonised by the early intermingling of US, UK and Kwaito House music. She has been an essential component of music’s global underground for over twenty years, shifting between booking agent, promoter, DJ and collector. Like Tama Sumo, she has worked tirelessly to always push her scene and community forward, towards the light and in the direction of positivity.
The pair are now considered true house music royalty, with a recidency at the famed Panorama bar and DJ dates at the world’s top parties, making fans and friends wherever they go with their meticulously executed sets and infectious positive, inclusive energy that radiates from the booth. It’s a real honour to invite Tama Sumo + Lakuti to close our Viewpoint Stage on the Saturday night.