Sunday, December 12, 2010

PPU and Uku

And yet again People's Potential Unlimited has reached back into time and released a pair of supremely mysterious top secret jams. Fans of DâM-FunK style boogie and lo-fi soul should take a moment & check out these cuts from the vaults of Uku Kuut. Plus PPU hooked us up with an exclusive download! Here's a little insight into Uku...
Uku Kuut was born in the Soviet Union, raised in Sweden and Santa Monica California. When PPU finally caught up with him we were happy to find him still recording and producing music in Tallinn, Estonia. "I Don't Have To Cry Anymore" was Uku's first single released privately on his own label Polar Star Records in 1985. The song features Marju Kuut on vocals and Uku on Syntovox 222 Vocoder and the Oberheim DX. "Vision of Estonia" is an instrumental homage to Uku's home for the last 20 years. This will be the first time it's been available on vinyl.

Grab the 45 over at Earcave.

Uku Kuut - I Don't Have To Cry | Mediafire | YSI | 128 kbps


Sam Hopkins said...

Uku's mother, Marju is now known as Maryn E. Coote, and she was named the top jazz singer in the USSR in the 60s before she defected to Sweden. She's back in Estonia now. You can read my interview with her and another Estonian musician from the Soviet era, Andres Talvik, in Wax Poetics #28 (Q-Tip & Al Green on the cover). Thanks for posting this Shawn!

Shawn Ryan said...

cool, I'll have to peep that. Thanks Sam!