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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Music, Talent House | 27 October 2022

‘My Hood’ Flames Collective feat. Y.O.U Collective!

Flames Collective are proud to unveil the ‘My Hood’ video today. A film by Alice Underwood, choreographed by Jordan ‘JFunk’ Franklin with music production by Andy Gilbert, and performances by Flames Collective & Y.O.U Collective…

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Artists, Featured, Music | 26 October 2022

UD Selects: WHY WE’RE FANS OF… LITTLE SIMZ

Maria Hanlon shares why we’re huge fans of Mercury Prize winner Little Simz…

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Artists, Featured, Talent House | 25 October 2022

Applications open for UD Incubator Programme!

Want to take your artistry to the next level? Our 2023 Incubator Programme, a six month development initiative, is still open to applicants with a deadline of 14th November to apply. Why not register your interest today?

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Artists, Featured, Flames Collective, Talent House | 25 October 2022

Join Flames Collective!

Newsflash! We’re scouting for new Flames members, with auditions scheduled at Talent House for 1st November, 10th January and 18th April, from 5.30pm-8pm. Read all about it…

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Artists, Events, Featured | 20 October 2022

UD x Timberland Open Mic

Timberland and UD teamed up to bring UD’s monthly Open Mic to Village Underground in Shoreditch, London. A change of scenery, free flowing drinks and a lineup full of talent, what more could you want on a Thursday evening? A movie…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Artists, Events, Music, Talent House, What's On | 22 August 2022

UD Low Down: Open Mic @ Talent House

Music producer and UD team assistant Michael Amarteifio reports back from Talent House and our first open mic event…

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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…

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