Hi, I’m Luke.
Freelance music journalist 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 rap, grime, and R&B music for Link Up TV. You can find a full list of my work here.
I also regularly review concerts for my university’s magazine, Bath Time. These feature exclusively in the print editions available on campus and have included Pale Waves, Mount Kimbie, and Fickle Friends.
My feature-length reads 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