Hi, I’m Luke.

Freelance music journalist and professional musician from Poole, Dorset.

Currently studying Politics & International Relations at the University of Bath.

Please don’t hesitate to take a look around and contact me if you’d like to collaborate.


I’m currently an editor at Once Upon a Grime, covering the latest in grime music.

I occasionally write for Genius. You can find a full list of my work here.

I formerly wrote about new music videos for Link Up TV. You can find a full list of my work here.

My featured articles include an overview of Stormzy’s then-unreleased album; a breakdown of the Jamaican patois used by Drake; and an insight into Dizzee Rascal’s direct influence on the grime scene.

Other projects of mine include an exclusive discovery about Kanye West’s unreleased Yeezus 2 project, an interview with Chip about his Power Up EP, verified annotations from P Money on his Lord of the Mics VI bars, and a lyric premiere of Cadell’s album, LONDON.

“Amazing stuff” —Island Records

“Love these insights” —O2 Academy Brixton

“If [Luke wrote] a book of criticism, I’d buy it”Slate‘s Katy Waldman


I’m a singer, songwriter, record producer and mastering engineer under the stage name of UnBalanced.
I was recently awarded the Nick Berry Arts Scholarship from the University of Bath.
My previous works have charted on both the iTunes Electronic Chart and the SoundCloud Hot Songs Chart.
I have also been supported by BBC Radio 1Xtra‘s DJ Target and Sian Anderson.

Résumé at a glance


Sales Assistant, WHSmith

(Sep 2015 – Sep 2016)


Moderator, Genius

(Jan 2014 – present)


Head Stage Technician of my school

(Sep 2012 – Aug 2016)


Summer Sales Team, Next

(Jul 2015, temporary)