Under Your Nose - Profile


Under Your Nose

Why you have such a ridiculous name:

Because that’s exactly where the best talent is.


A host of artists including Udy, Wiservice, Simon Heartfield, NWG and Vortechtral to name a few.



When & how you formed:

First and foremost we are not exactly a band, more a confederation of artists. Saying that, we have formed a band for a one-off gig made up from our contributing members. In 2003, founder member Udy realised he was surrounded by talent with no outlet. Endeavouring to actually do something about it rather than just talk, he planned to make 100 copies of a compilation album showcasing music from Portsmouth and its surrounding areas. All the music had an electronic bent but covered a broad range from dub and hip-hop to break, techno, house and chill-out. The website features all of these tracks and some other recordings.

Where can we usually find you if we want our money back or something?

The amazing Under Your Nose record shop, situated in Dress Code clothing, Albert Road, Portsmouth.

The kinda sounds you play:

Anything with an electronic influence is game, but not hard house or trance! So electronica, techno, house, electro, hip-hop, breaks, glitch, chill-out, dub, 80s style etc.

Your heroes:

T. Raumschmiere; Vitalic; Squarepusher; DJ Rush; Venetian Snares; Boards of Canada; Jeff Mills; James Lavelle.

Your thoughts on world politics:

Well it's all a bit messed up now really, isn’t it?

The top three things readers need to know about you:

1. UYN is a hyperactive group putting on nights, making music and selling quality vinyl from our shop non-stop.

2. You can download tons of our music for FREE from our website.

3. UYN is not a closed group - if you have something to offer, please bring it. Especially artists and people who are able to spread the word.

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