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Artists, Events, Featured | 10 June 2022

UD Low Down: Jeshi @ Oslo

If you suffered from an electricity outage late last week, blame Jeshi. He performed so electrifyingly that it could have collapsed the National Grid, according to Chris Kelly, who gives us the full report from the rappers sold-out live show at Oslo…

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Interviews | 7 June 2022

Introducing… Molly Elizabeth

Maria Hanlon caught up with Molly Elizabeth, after her stunning set at The Great Escape Festival, to talk progression, songwriting, UD, Talent House and the future of music… 

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Events, Featured, Talent House | 1 June 2022

UD Low Down: Industry Takeover Seminar 3 @ Talent House

It’s time for another Industry Takeover seminar roundup! In our 3rd event of the series, Chris Cooke and his talented panel – Callum Hay (Head of Label Services, Ditto), TK (CEO, Manager & Label co-founder, Finesse Foreva) and Timothy Youdeowei (Music Strategy, The Orchard) discussed the route to market and whether to go DIY or sign with a label. Tiffany Lai reports…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Interviews | 31 May 2022

Introducing… Kwaku Asante

Kwaku Asante is a storyteller, vividly narrating his journey of self-discovery through music that draws inspiration from neo-soul, R&B, and hip hop. Maria Hanlon caught up with Kwaku for a deep dive into the process behind his songwriting…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Music | 30 May 2022

UD Low Down: Knucks @ KOKO

Chris Kelly ventured to the freshly refurbished KOKO, to witness Knucks live for the first time. Not only did she find the stage show firmly on lock, but fans were welcomed to the crypto market in this, an all-new concert experience for 2022…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music | 30 May 2022

UD Selects: Why we’re fans of… YIIGAA

Maria Hanlon on why we should all be listening to the ‘Southside Songstress’, Yiigaa, and her beautiful genre blending music…

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Artists, Featured, Music | 27 May 2022

UD Selects: May Mixtape

It always starts with the music! Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, Maria Hanlon and Tiffany Lai present 10 tunes that have hit their decks – and got a reload – in May. Starring Mysie, Mychelle, ENNY, Lizzie Berchie, Kofi Stone, The Mouse Outfit, Koj, Molly Elizabeth, Rina Sawayama, Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Smoko Ono, Kota The Friend, Sudan Archives & Doja Cat…

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Artists, Events, Featured | 26 May 2022

UD Low Down: The Great Escape Part 2

The Great Escape, a four day festival escapade on the Southern coast with over 500 artists performing across 30 venues. Having already reported from the UD stage, in Part 2 of her coverage, Elsa Monteith gives us the low down on the best of the rest…

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Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 19 May 2022

Industry Takeover returns to Talent House, Thursday 26th May

In the third of our Industry Takeover Seminar series, we’ve got another all-star line-up ready to grace the Talent House and share their knowledge. In The Deal: The Route to Market – And How It’s Changed, DIY or sign with a label? We investigate the landscape with Callum Hay (Head of Label Services, Ditto), TK (CEO, Manager & Label owner, Finesse Foreva) and Timothy Youdeowei (Music Strategy, The Orchard)…

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Artists, Events, Flames Collective | 19 May 2022

UD Low Down: UD @ The Great Escape Festival

A sunny Saturday on the coast brought a hotly anticipated lineup of up-and-coming artists to The Great Escape festival. Elsa Monteith reports back from her hometown of Brighton…

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Artists, Featured, Music, What's On | 19 May 2022

UD Selects: Why we’re fans of… Kokoroko

Maria Hanlon breaks down our love for Kokoroko, an eight-piece band changing preconceptions of jazz and bringing fresh soundscapes to a festival near you this summer. And we’re here for it…

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Events, Featured, What's On | 9 May 2022

UD x The Great Escape

UD return to The Great Escape with four new artists taking to the Komedia Basement stage on Saturday afternoon, from midday onwards… Roll up for Scuti, Amie Blu, Molly Elizabeth and Sarah Isabella! 

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Events, Featured, Talent House | 9 May 2022

UD Low Down: Industry Takeover Seminar 2 @ Talent House

Last week, UD hosted the second Industry Takeover Seminar of the season at their new home, Talent House, in east London. The seminar took a closer look at copyright and revenue streams and was hosted by Chris Cooke, founder of CMU. He was joined on the panel by Davina Merchant (A&R Manager), Lara Baker (Business Development Director, SongTrust), Shauni Caballero (Founder, The Go 2 Agency) and Terence Daniel (Relationship Manager at PPL). Tiffany Lai reports back…

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Featured, Guide, Talent House | 3 May 2022

UD x Maria Hanlon… Preparing For A DJ Set

Have you just been booked to play a DJ set but you’re not sure how to prepare? Or maybe this is your first ever booking and you don’t know where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve got you! In this guide, DJ Maria Hanlon take you through step-by-step prep so you’ll feel calm and collected as you plug in your headphones and hit play!

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Artists, Featured, Music | 28 April 2022

UD Selects: April Mixtape

It always starts with the music! Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, our resident writers Maria Hanlon and Jojo Jones present 10 tunes that have hit their decks – and got a reload – in April. Starring Jeshi & Obongjayar, Ibeyi, Leven Kali, Poppy Ajudha, Chronixx, Dreya Mac, Sukaina Yasin, Kieron Boothe, Lan’do, SAULT, Amie Blu & Reuben James…

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Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 25 April 2022

Industry Takeover Sorting Out Your Music Rights, Thursday 5th May

In the second of our Industry Takeover Seminar series, we’ve got another almighty line-up to grace the Talent House, ready to share their knowledge on the power of your intellectual property. In Sorting Out Your Music Rights – And Where Labels & Publishers Fit In, expect plenty of wisdom courtesy of Davina Merchant (A&R Manager, Downtown Music), Lara Baker (Director of Business Development UK & Ireland, Songtrust), Shauni Caballero (Founder, The Go 2 Agency) and Terence Daniel (Relationship Manager, PPL)…

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