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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 15 July 2024

Members Club: Aquarelle

With our new Elevator Membership Programme underway, it’s time to meet the community. In our new Members Club series, UD gets to know Aquarelle, a music producer, manager and talent developer from north London…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Talent House | 11 July 2024

Introducing… J2

At once conscious lyricist and UK grime MC, J2 has a natural aptitude for introspective rhythms that keep toes tapping and heads nodding, a well-loved east London legend with a steady and respected ascent to 24/7 success. UD touches base with J2 to chat about his dream stage set-up, the Egyptian CDs found in his mum’s car, and who really is the J1 to his J2…

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Artists, Interviews, Music | 2 July 2024

Introducing… MARACHÉ

With a sound reminiscent of a genre still yet to be uncovered, MARACHÉ catches up with UD to discuss the reason behind her moniker, the tracks that never fail to put her in a good mood in the morning, and why Ice Spice was at the top of her 2023 Spotify Wrapped…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 25 June 2024

Introducing… Zuko Rosemeid

With a sound somewhere close to Knucks by way of Dave and Skepta, Zuko Rosemeid is a product of his musical upbringing, an artist well-equipped with tracks fast making their way beyond their home south of the river. Zuko chats with UD about his background in acting, his love for performance, and his Avatar origin story…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 11 June 2024

Members Club: Onai

With our new Elevator Membership Programme underway, it’s time to meet the community. In our new Members Club series, UD gets to know Onai, a DJ and vibe setter from Ireland who’s now residing in London…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 6 June 2024

Introducing… TayoLoxs

From creating nostalgia-driven retro beats to going viral on TikTok, TayoLoxs speaks with UD about growing his musical inspiration from nature, the meaning behind his illusive pseudonym, and that addictive 909 snare found in old school funk…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 20 May 2024

Introducing… Skee

Skee, a rapper well-equipped with a love for live music, and the ability to artfully capture the meeting of genres. Speaking with UD about his vibrant history of collaboration and music-filled childhood, Skee shares what’s to come next from one of South London’s finest emerging rappers…  

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 14 May 2024

Members Club: Tee Peters

With our new Elevator Membership Programme underway, it’s time to meet the community. First up in our new Members Club series, UD gets to know Tee Peters, an artist and programme producer…

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Artists, Featured, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 30 April 2024

Introducing… Olympia Vitalis

As an emerging artist well-respected in her scene, Olympia Vitalis speaks with UD about Gospel origins, mixed heritage, and the reasons why she doesn’t write love songs… 

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Featured, Interviews, Talent House | 12 February 2024

Introducing… UD Chair, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE

UD Chair, Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon MBE, is the subject of a new BBC Ideas mini doc. Made in collaboration with the EBU’s Women of Science project, watch now to get a glimpse into her journey, from child genius to tech leader…

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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, Interviews, Level 4, Talent House | 25 January 2024

Introducing… Tony Nwachukwu

Looking to begin studying a Level 4 course in 2024? Find out more as we revisit in this in-depth interview with Tony Nwachukwu, Course Leader (Music Tech & Production) at UEL (University of East London) – UD’s Level 4 accreditation partner. Find out more about what to expect from our degree level courses, music education and studying in east London…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, What's On | 2 November 2023

Introducing… Monster Florence

Maria Hanlon caught up with Alex Osiris, one of the vocalists from alternative Hip-Hop group Monster Florence, earlier in the year, just before the band set off to support Professor Green on his UK tour. Find out more about band life in this interview…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House, What's On | 30 October 2023

Introducing… Dan Dannah

Born and raised in London, with ties to both the west and east, Dan Dannah’s inner city life has been a mixed man bag of hard knocks, learnings, surprises and – thankfully – some memorable musical moments. Meet Dan Dannah…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 19 October 2023

Introducing… Mar!k

Mar!k is an east London-born, Caribbean raised, producer, rapper, singer/songwriter, guitarist and bass player, who likes blending modern genres with elements of freestyle. Having just completed UD’s Incubator Programme, Kat Friar sat down with Mar!k, a real one-to-watch, to find out more…

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Artists, Interviews, Music, Talent House | 26 September 2023

Introducing… Emiko

Hailing from West London, Emiko is an emerging R&B-soul artist with a voice that proudly carries both a strong message and a whole lot of heart. Kat Friar finds out more…

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