Hi, I’m Luke.
Music journalist and professional musician from Poole, Dorset.
Currently studying BSc 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.
Since joining the team, I’ve redesigned the website; coordinated song premieres from rising stars including Jakebob, Kami-O, Defiant and Dubzta; interviewed artists at Love Saves the Day Festival on behalf of the brand; and managed its social media presence.
My featured Genius articles include an overview of Stormzy’s then-unreleased album; an insight into Dizzee Rascal’s direct influence on the grime scene; and an obituary for revered MC Stormin.
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.
Some feedback on previous songs:
“Sounding pretty sick to me.” —DJ Target (1Xtra)
“I 💙 THIS.” —Sian Anderson (1Xtra)
“Bare shot ah fire inna de tune.” —Riko Dan (Roll Deep)
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)