Seminar | Learn & Develop Your Own Live Shows

Throughout all our CMU:DIY x Urban Development sessions over the last year we’ve talked a lot about building a fanbase and the crucial role gigging plays in that process. So it’s about time we talked about getting on stage! Full story


The weather is finally getting warmer (if you discount today's dreary rain) and warmer weather means festival season. With hundreds of music events covering all genres taking place across Britain in the next few months, Rocio Sanchez kicks off this new 3 part series delving into some of the best to look out for. Full story


Nigerian artist Ayo Jay has been bubbling under for a little while now - his sound has been described as "Afropop meets Caribbean dancehall and soca by way of New York" by Rolling Stone magazine. Whilst this track featuring 'Trap Queen' star Fetty Wap isn't new, it is infectious, and perfect for this weather... Full story


Our boy Samuel Eni sat down with the spoken word artist to get the lowdown on life, poetry, and just being a kid from Wood Green. Full story


Yesterday NTS presented the official video for BUTA, by London based artist GAIKA. The track is taken from his new mixtape 'SECURITY,' which draws strongly from both his Brixton upbringing as well as his Jamaican and Grenadian heritage, as it surveys the shadows of dancehall, grime and hip-hop. Full story

#playme: Shemzy

It's Friday, it's a long weekend, so what better to get you in the mood than some of the best new music out there at the moment. In first is this, 'Pegasus' - straight up fire from Shemzy and his take on Desiigner's hit 'Panda.' Full story

Sunday is the new Monday

Having celebrated Twitter's tenth birthday with his last guest blog, ABSORB returns to Urban Development with an idea which could well change how you network. Get into it! Full story


Another of our favourites over here at Urban Development - Geovarn, the north London rapper and singer, returns with a heartfelt track expressing his hidden thoughts of his surroundings. Full story