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Artists, Flames Collective, Music, Talent House | 5 April 2024

‘Stay’ The New Single from Flames Collective out now!

Flames Collective return with ‘Stay’, the second single from their forthcoming EP. Written by Flames Collective and produced by Stevie Beatz & musical director, Andy Gilbert, ‘Stay’ was born out of a UD writing camp in 2022…

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Artists, Featured, Music, Talent House | 4 April 2024

Meet The Incubator Programme Class of 2024

UD proudly presents the Incubator 2024 cohort. With over 100 applicants, it’s time to meet the 10 exceptional artists who will embark on this six-month talent and career development opportunity. Say hello to Allyson, Izzy Withers, J2, MARACHÉ, Olympia Vitalis, Skee, TayoLoxs, Skye, Zuko Rosemeid & Charlotte Dowsson… 

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Artists, Featured, Music, Talent House, What's On | 2 April 2024

UD Live Room Sessions: Shantéh

Our seventh UD Live Session comes from the incredible Shantéh, performing ‘Breath’, out on April 7th, the lead single from her forthcoming summer album…

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Artists, Featured, Music | 28 March 2024

UD Selects: March Mixtape

Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, Maria Hanlon presents 10 tunes that have hit her decks – and got a reload – in March. Starring SVETLANA, Kieron Boothe, Tolushorts, Paleblu, Zoka the Author, JyellowL, Yiigaa, Lava La Rue, Samm Henshaw, Kiko Bun, Louis Culture & RADA

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Music | 11 March 2024

UD Low Down: Raye x Flames, The Jonathan Ross Show

It’s been quite a week for Flames Collective. Following a historic night at the BRIT Awards and a secret RAYE gig at the Hilton, Park Lane, it was all eyes on The Jonathan Ross Show this weekend…

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Artists, Featured, Long Read, Music | 8 March 2024

Long Read: Women Have Always Run The Drill Scene 

Brighton-based writer Elsa Monteith explores the jaded history of women in the drill scene, reporting on decades of erasure, and writing in favour of a future inspired by inclusion, and led by deep listening.

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Artists, Events, Music, Talent House, What's On | 7 March 2024

What’s On… Open Mic March 14th @ Talent House

Open Mic returns to Talent House on Thursday 14th March. We hope you’ll join the UD team and host, Nayana.AB, for a night of Black music and good vibes…

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Music, What's On | 4 March 2024

‘FaceTime’ the new single from Flames Collective, out now!

Having just performed with multi-award winner RAYE at the 2024 BRIT Awards, Flames Collective celebrate with the release of their new single, ‘FaceTime’, out now!

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Artists, Featured, Music | 29 February 2024

UD Selects: February Mixtape

Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, Maria Hanlon presents 10 tunes that have hit her decks – and got a reload – in February. Starring Amie Blu, Yemi, Melle Brown, Essence Martins, Rae Khalil, Olympia Vitalis, monifé, Liam Bailey, nikhil, Kofi Stone & Benjamin Zephaniah…

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Artists, Featured, Music, Talent House | 27 February 2024

UD Live Room Sessions 6: D Wills

For our sixth UD Live Room Session, D Wills steps up to perform his latest single, ‘Shiners’. Filmed in UD’s 31sq meter live room, with separate vocal booth, connected to two independent control rooms, the live room is equipped with a Mapex LA Mars Drumkit, a Yamaha Baby Grand and a plethora of instruments by Fender, Yamaha, Nord and Arturia upon request…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Music, Talent House, What's On | 13 February 2024

UD Gallery: Open Mic @ Talent House, 08/02

Thanks to everyone who attended our second Open Mic of 2024. Guest hosted by Allyson, for one night one, despite a few technical issues (sorry gang) we rallied and raised the roof. Check the February photo gallery for evidence…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Music, What's On | 12 February 2024

What’s On… UD x Jim&Tonic, 28th Feb @ Print House

Join us at the Print House on Wed 28th Feb where we join forces with our friends Jim&Tonic to bring you an evening of live music! Expect performances from upcoming artists Llaya, an R&B singer from South West London, Amalia, an emerging soul artist from Birmingham & Reptile B, a triple threat rapper, singer & performer from Newham. Tickets are free, sign up now…

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Artists, Events, Music | 8 February 2024

UD Low Down: Jelani Blackman @ EartH Theatre, Hackney

Writer and DJ, Maria Hanlon, kicked off her February at Jelani Blackman’s sold out show at EartH Theatre in Hackney, last Friday night. A stunning tiered seated venue, built originally as a cinema in the 1930s, it retains its original Art Deco features and stunning acoustics…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House, What's On | 1 February 2024

Introducing… David GotSound

Having taken a break from releasing music, David GotSound is back for 2024 with new single, ‘Big Dreamz’. An ode to the grime sounds he grew up on, UD finds out more about his journey and plans for the future…

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Artists, Featured, Music | 30 January 2024

UD Selects: January Mixtape

Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, Maria Hanlon presents 10 tunes that have hit her decks – and got a reload – in January. Starring Vintage Culture, Maverick Sabre, Tom Breu, KeepVibesNear, Jay Lewn, WESLEE, mustbejohn, Douvelle19, Kaisha, Kaiya, Sakawah Boys, Anolah, Nectar Woode, Jordan Rakei & Debbie…

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Artists, Events, Featured, Flames Collective, Music, What's On | 25 January 2024

What’s On… Raye ‘My 21st Century Symphony’ @ O2 Arena, London, 15th March

Raye has just announced she’ll be bringing her ‘My 21st Century Symphony’ to the O2 Arena for one night only, on Friday 15th March 2024. Starring The Heritage Orchestra and our very own Flames Collective, tickets go on sale next week…

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