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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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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Talent House | 20 April 2022

UD Songwriting Camp: Diary

You’ve seen the photos now read all about it! Last week, we opened the doors to Talent House for our UD Songwriting Camp. In the second of our Songwriting blog series, we give you the inside story from Talent House… 

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Talent House | 18 April 2022

UD Songwriting Camp: Gallery

Last week, we opened the doors to Talent House for our UD Songwriting Camp. Over four days, we were graced with special guests – Ella Bonai Gordon, Alana Maria, Digital Mozart, Michelle Escoffery, Stevie B Beatz, Mark Angels, Preye Crooks, Trey Qua & Taneisha Jackson – for a programme of activities to get those all important creative juices flowing.

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Artists, Featured, Interviews | 14 April 2022

Introducing… Blue Lab Beats

Maria Hanlon chatted to the Grammy Award winning jazztronica duo, Blue Lab Beats, about their latest album, Motherland Journey, which artists are on their radar and what their advice for up and coming musicians would be…

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Artists, Events, Featured | 12 April 2022

UD Low Down: Koffee @ EartH Hall

Jojo Jones attended Koffee’s headline show at EartH Hall (Evolutionary Arts Hackney), on the 25th of March 2022, to celebrate the release of the Jamaican artists’ debut album, Gifted. With reggae, Afrobeats, dancehall and pop on the menu, Jojo gives us the low down…

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Artists, Events, Featured | 6 April 2022

UD Low Down: Stormzy live @ The 02

Having waited two years to see Stormzy live, having bought her tickets back in December 2019, Maria Hanlon wasn’t disappointed as she attended her first gig at the 02 last week… 

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Artists, Featured, Music | 31 March 2022

UD Selects: Rising Music Stars

At UD we like to celebrate women at every opportunity. As we conclude Women’s History Month, Maria Hanlon and Jojo Jones present 10 artists they’re tipping for greatness in 2022 and beyond. Starring Ruby Francis, RADA, Asha Gold, Demae, Summer Pearl, BaggE, ROZZZQWEEN, Puellae, Akemi Foxx & BINA…

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Artists, Featured, Music | 25 March 2022

UD Selects: March Mixtape

UD will be bringing you a pick of the month’s best music releases. This month, our resident writers Maria Hanlon and Jojo Jones present the 10 tunes that have hit their decks – and got a reload – in March… 

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Artists, Events, Featured, Flames Collective, What's On | 17 March 2022

UD Low Down: The Juice Live @ Lion Coffee + Records

DJ, presenter, photographer and writer, Maria Hanlon, went to shake a leg in east London last week, catching a host of performances at Lion Coffee & Records, including a set from UD Flames member, Molly Elizabeth…

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Interviews | 11 February 2022

Introducing… NAYANA

NAYANA is a young singer songwriter from North London whose talent has been nurtured by her time in UD’s Flames Collective and Incubator programme. Having released multiple original, heartfelt singles and performed at the Camden Assembly (supporting friend and fellow UD member, Molly Elizabeth), Jojo Jones jumped on Zoom to find out more about NAYANA…

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Artists, Featured | 1 February 2022

Long read: How to care for your mental health as a creative

Being a creative, whether an artist, singer, DJ, designer, illustrator, actor, you name it, can be rewarding. It can be joyous and fulfilling and incredibly exciting. However, it can also be hard, anxiety inducing, stressful and unforgiving. Jojo Jones looks into how we can balance the ups and downs of a creative life, whilst looking out for our mental health and wellbeing, including tips and tricks from a mental health professional.

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Artists, Events, Featured, Flames Collective | 10 December 2021

UD Low Down: Molly Elizabeth headline show @ Camden Assembly

Fresh from the UD Flames Collective, Incubator project and UD Talent Development programme, alumni Molly Elizabeth headlined the Camden Assembly on the 29th November, with support from her UD peers Amie Blu and NAYANA. Jojo Jones reports on the night… 

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Artists, Featured | 2 November 2021

Molly Elizabeth’s first headline tour at Camden Assembly

We’re proud to announce Molly Elizabeth’s first headline show at the legendary Camden Assembly on the 29th of November.

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective | 21 October 2021

UD X Flames Collective X Island Records IG Takeover

In celebration of Black History Month, UD and Flames collective were invited to takeover a ‘day in the life’ on the Island Records UK Instagram page.

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Artists, Featured | 1 October 2021

MOLLY ELIZABETH RELEASES ‘CRUEL INTENTIONS’

MOLLY ELIZABETH ANNOUNCES DEBUT EP ‘CRUEL INTENTIONS’ OUT ON 26TH NOVEMBER Premiering on DJ Ace’s R&B show on BBC 1Xtra, new British artist Molly Elizabeth releases her second single ‘Cruel…

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Artists, Featured | 26 September 2021

The Global Rise of Grime

To conclude our exploration of 20 years of grime, with our Industry Takeover All Dayer media partner TRENCH, Chantelle Fiddy investigates the global rise in influence of London’s great millennial musical export…

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