Going back 13 years for this one… Zion Noiz – ‘& What’ (Org Mix) (Featuring Royal Priesthood, Asah Shabazz (video director), Jahaziel, Bold, GreenJade, Dwyane Tryumf, Wariyah and more…) (…See how many UK Gospel Hip-Hop veterans you can spot) Continue reading #UKGospelLegacy – ZionNoiz – & What
Ekklesia‘s ‘Where You Are’ featuring Jaz Ellington (and directed by Shabazz L Graham) was one of the best-ever, most powerful, compelling videos to come out of the UKGospel scene. Don’t @ me. Watch it for yourself Continue reading #UKGospelLegacy – Ekklesia: Where You Are
UKGospel artists had a sense of humour back in the day… Can people release music like this these days? 🤔 From 2010 Simply Andy: ‘My iPhone’ ft Gavin Holligan (and a Guvna B video cameo) 🤣🤣🤣 Watch it below Continue reading #UKGospelLegacy – Simply Andy: ‘My iPhone’
Sometimes kicking back is absolutely the right thing to do… Perhaps you’re in the middle of a particularly stressful life moment – or maybe you’re badly in need of some time out from a decidedly knotty Rubik’s cube of a problem currently getting the better of you. Maybe you want to chill out just because (and: why not..?) Whatever your story, here are four classic … Continue reading 4 Retro UK Gospel Vibes to Mellow You Out
You know what they say: the more things change, the more they stay the same.
If you hang around the UK Gospel music scene long enough, you’ll get to see that – as with pretty much every other industry – things go in cycles.
In other words: we have our ups and downs. We experience times that (if I can get biblical for a second) the people lament the lack of good quality music, especially in view of the tremendous talent pool we have to draw from.
There’s no way to sugar coat this. Over the years the UK Gospel scene has sadly lost a huge amount of incredibly talented people to the blight of an unwritten rule: ‘Christian artists should only write about explicitly Christian experiences’. (And of course you can replace ‘write’ with practically any creative endeavour whatsoever and get the same result. It’s a deeply-held, strongly felt conviction in … Continue reading 5 Inspirational UK ‘Gospel’ Tracks You Have to Check Out (Part 1)
The weekend beginning 4th March 2016 has been good for new visuals.
Music videos out from the UK Gospel scene this weekend are sufficiently varied to sustain even the most abstracts of tastes: Contemporary African Praise & Worship, RnB/Soul and Hip-Hop from a 5 year old (yes, you read that right).
Even more good UK gospel music for you to check out as the year draws to a close. For the final weeks of 2013 Street music continues to represent strongly, more great singer/songwriter tunes come to the fore and House, RnB and Pop music hybrids are also in the mix. Plus: Afrobeat comes into its own. Let’s get to it: Name: Distinct (follow on Twitter: WeAreDistinct) … Continue reading The Essential UK Gospel Tracklist – November 2013
Ever thought it was impossible to create a music video because you didn’t have much cash…?
This may help…
You may know that in addition to publishing UKGospel.com, I currently present a weekday breakfast radio show on Premier Gospel. A couple of weekends ago I was looking for ways to create a short video to promote the show.
I’ve done lots of audio promos – that’s standard procedure for radio. But I wanted to do more video, as the challenges around using video to promote radio are interesting on multiple levels.
Does the audio or video media auto-play on your site..? You know the story: you’re on your lunch break at work. You decide to check out that website someone recommended. You type in the www dot whatever and press ‘Enter’… Total, embarrassing chaos erupts. You’re on an unfamiliar work PC. The sound fills the entire room, and everyone in the office stares disapprovingly. …and the … Continue reading Want People to Keep Returning to Your Site? Ditch Autoplay