I was born in the Soviet Union, raised in Sweden and Santa Monica California, working and living for the last 20 years in Estonia (Europe). I have produced a number of Swedish and American artists mainly in R&B and soft-jazz category.
I am happy to collaborate with talented funky acts overseas - we do have the internet. Also, wouldn't mind pepping up some burnt out true superstars of the funk or RnB from the years gone by.
I play several instruments and have operated my own label-studio for the past 10 years. A short list of latest albums where I am featured as producer, songwriter or artist:
7" vinyl: "One Who Cares" w. Marju Kuut 1985
12" ep: "Zuke" w.Marju Kuut, Sany Brewer, Lisa Smith 1992
CD: "Reserva" w. Marju Marynel Kuut, Sany Brewer, Lisa Smith, Reesie Wilkins 2003
CD: "Raagus Sõnad" - Marju Kuut 2005
CD: "Marju Marynel Kuut" - Marju Kuut 2006
CD: "Julm Longplayer" - w. Avari Friel, Sten "Gun" Saluver, 2003
CD: "Broken Time Orchestra" - w. Marju Marynel Kuut, DJ Julm, Taavi Kerikmäe 2005
CD: various UMBLU records CD's 2004 featuring Avari Friel
CD: "Santa Monica" - first solo project by Uku Kuut 2006
CD: 2007, Sofia Rubina
CD: Rounce - 17 Aastat, 2007
I do very few live gigs. Just haven't found the right people to form a band with.
I am into more old-school r&b, smooth jazz, smoother funk etc. My influences come from a lot of artists during the 80's..
These days I use my Macbook and Logic. I have used a lot of different gear.
I would like to get back to producing. I have done other things for many years and I know now that I enjoy making music most. I'd be happy to find a situation that would let me make the music that I love and pay my bills.