Artists, Events, Featured | 18 October 2022
UD Lowdown: Say Woah Presents; The Silhouettes Project, Jeshi, Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn @ Saint Church Hackney
On a Thursday evening in late September, Communion presents Say Woah took us all to church with a hip-hop extravaganza and a sold-out show at Saint Hackney Church in east London. Artists on the night included headliners Brighton rap and producer duo Frankie Stew and Harvey Gunn, Jeshi and The Silhouettes Project. Chris Kelly reports…
Artists, Events, Featured | 17 October 2022
UD Low Down: DJs Built For The Bold
Various DJs, curated and booked by UD, provided the soundtrack to Timberland’s Built For The Bold Shoreditch takeover in September. So, if you’re looking for your next favourite selectah, read on as Kat Friars breaks down some of London’s freshest DJ talent…
Artists, Featured, Music | 27 September 2022
UD Selects: September Mixtape
Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, Jojo Jones and Maria Hanlon present 10 tunes that have hit their decks – and got a reload – in September. Starring ROZZQWEEN, Kenzie TTH, Mansur Brown, Manny Norté, FLO, Stormzy, Pip Millet, Greentea Peng, Santino Le Saint and Jaz Karis…
Artists, Featured | 26 September 2022
Long Read: A culture of Demonisation, Drill Wars: The Phantom Menace and Scene Popping on TikTok.
Chris Kelly explores the culture of musical demonisation in the UK alongside the rise – and future – of drill…
Artists, Events, Featured | 22 September 2022
UD Low Down: A2 @ Camden Assembly
An intimately connected performance, delivering a goosebump-inducing vocal performance, set against a backdrop of lean hazy soul trap beats and old skool samples… Chris Kelly reports from A2’s sold-out show at Camden Assembly.
Events, Featured, What's On | 20 September 2022
UD x Timberland Bold Steals the Spotlight, Open Mic Night 6th October, Village Underground
In partnership with Timberland, we are happy to announce our next Open Mic Night – Bold Steals the Spotlight. Hosted at Village Underground on Thursday 6th October 2022.
Artists, Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 7 September 2022
UD Low Down: Open Mic 2 @ Talent House
On September 1st, the Talent House saw rappers, singers and music lovers gather for an open mic under UD’s ambient purple lights. Kat Friar reports…
Artists, Featured, Music | 30 August 2022
UD Selects: August Mixtape
Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, Jojo Jones and Maria Hanlon present 10 tunes that have hit their decks – and got a reload – in August. Starring Amindi, Shy One, 30/70 Collective, Adi Oasis, Greentea Peng, Asha Gold, NiNE8, Ezra Collective & Sampa the Great, Jelani Blackman with Moonchild Sanelly & Trillary Banks and Kokoroko…
Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 25 August 2022
UD Presents… Open Mic 1st September @ Talent House
On the 1st September @ Talent House UD presents… Open Mic! 3 Sugar House Lane, E15 2QS. Free entry! 6.30-10pm, 18+ event. Read on to find out how to perform…
Featured, Talent House | 9 August 2022
UD job centre: Engineers – we need you!
Are you comfortable with live instrument set-ups? Live sound engineering? Rigging and de-rigging? Good at problem solving? Passionate about Black music? UD are growing their pool of freelance studio and event engineers…
Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 8 August 2022
East Bank Performance Project: 14-19 year olds apply now!
Join UD Music and East London Dance this summer for a fantastic opportunity to create a piece of new music and choreography to be performed in the Olympic Park, as part of the Celebrating 10 Year Festival…
Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 5 August 2022
UD Presents… Open Mic!
Home Is Where The Talent Is! On the 18th August at Talent House, UD presents… Open Mic! With free entry, running from 7-10pm, this 18+ event promises vibes galore with host Nayana ready to guide a night of fresh music…
Artists, Featured, Interviews | 4 August 2022
HOW TO STEAL MY JOB… J.AR.J (MUSIC PRODUCER)
Maria Hanlon chatted to J.Ar.J, who’s worked with the likes of Jordan Stephens, Yiigaa and Hyphen. The pair cover how he got into producing, adapts to working with different artists and lessons he’s learnt along the way…
Artists, Events, Featured, Talent House, What's On | 2 August 2022
UD Presents… Free Yard!
For the month of August we’re offering anyone aged 16-25 the opportunity to enjoy a free studio session at our all new #Talent House. Interested? Read on…
Events, Featured, Talent House | 1 August 2022
UD Low Down: Industry Takeover Seminar 6 @ Talent House
Music producer and UD team assistant Michael Amarteifio reports back from Talent House and the final Industry Takeover seminar of the season starring Esta Rae (Senior Events Manager, AIM) , Shikayla Nadine (Artist Manager & Founder, SNM Management), Manga Saint Hilare (Artist) and Simon Jordan (Partner, Commercial Music, Russells)…
Artists, Featured, Music | 28 July 2022
UD Selects: July Mixtape
Bringing you a pick of the month’s best releases, Jojo Jones and Maria Hanlon present 10 tunes that have hit their decks – and got a reload – in July. Starring Loyle Carner, Lil Silva, Mr Jukes & Barney Artist, Ojerime, George Riley, Akemi Foxx, Burna Boy & J Hus, Camilla George, Melle Brown & MELONYX…