About

UK:ID are a dynamic high energy live dance band that hail from Glastonbury. They developed their unique style from an array of genres including Dance, Drum and Bass, Rock and Hip-Hop, taking inspiration from modern culture and news to create a positive hard hitting sound.

 

UK:ID was formed in Stafford while attending Staffs University in 2011, the band gained interest very quickly and were signed to the university indie label Phoenixx Records releasing their debut EP Dole. This was followed up by two more EPs, Bad Looks Good Intentions, and Crooks in 2012. Soon after the release of Crooks the band was touted by Blitz Sports martial art clothing company Bad Breed, and one of their tracks ‘Fallen’, off the Crooks EP, was used as part of their launch campaign which involved a music video and a clothes sponsorship deal for two years. The title track ‘Crooks’ was also included on a playlist for an online video game called APB Reloaded.

 

UK:ID’s brilliant Crooks EP is fresh and original” – Ryhs Buchanan

 

Early 2014 UK:ID started a crowd funding campaign to help fund, promote and self release their debut album. After a successful campaign UK:ID gained the required funds and started recording mid 2014, In late 2014 Ella Harris joined the band adding her dynamic soulful voice to an already exciting sounding album. The first single ‘Freedom of Speech’ was released in March 2015 and was positively received, even being supported by BBC Introducing.

 

‘Freedom of Speech’ Single –

 

The result is a truly infectious dancefloor-ready drum and bass anthem that announces the group to the UK scene with a band” – Gigslutz

 

 “A blistering, high energy, drum and bass meets rock track which also proves politics and music do still mix.” – Louder Than War

 

The album Freedom of Speech was released in May with the second signal release ‘Something or Nothing’ being released on Vevo officially, from which they were rewarded with a free 500,000 impressions to help promote the video across their platform. The album debuted in the top 50 Electronic album charts on iTunes and ‘Freedom of Speech’ and ‘Something or Nothing’ have racked up 13K and 15K views respectively.

 

Freedom of Speech Album –

 

It’s a triumph.” – Louder Than War

 

UK:ID have somehow managed to make these seemingly very different genres work together in a musical harmony.” – Flavourmag

 

UK:ID have also had success with collaborations, most notably with Killa Kela’s Them and Us and Muzzy. UK:ID were able to officially remix a track from Them and Us, called ‘Icarus’, which was included on the Icarus EP. The remix was added to the Big Bass playlist, one of Japan’s biggest playlists on Spotify amounting to 141K plays, and the track debuted on the MOR Network Youtube channel reaching 4.5K views. UK:ID collaborated with major Drum and Bass producer Muzzy, joining forces to create the track ‘Play’, which features on Muzzy’s F Minor Factory EP which was released by MonsterCat in 2016, it debuted on UKF and has reached 375K views and counting, it also reached an impressive 14 in the Beat Port 100 charts.

 

In between recording, releases and collaborations, UK:ID have been busy playing live at a host of festivals and venues, including headline shows at London’s Dublin Castle, Baths Moles Club and Southampton’s Talking Heads. In 2016, due to the attention gained from their live shows, UK:ID were given the opportunity to support Scouting For Girls at The Godney Gathering Festival in front of 5000 people, this was followed up in 2017 when UK:ID also won a national competition to support Bastille at The Pilton Party.