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)
(Jan 2014 – present)
Head Stage Technician of my school
(Sep 2012 – Aug 2016)
Summer Sales Team, Next
(Jul 2015, temporary)