Luke Ballance
Luke Ballance

Luke Ballance is a music journalist, singer-songwriter and record producer. He currently holds an editor position at Once Upon A Grime and has previously written for Link Up TV and Genius. Born in West London and based in Bath, he can often be found performing acoustic sets across the South West, and also produces grime and drum and bass. His music has been supported by BBC Radio 1Xtra's DJ Target and Sian Anderson, and has charted on iTunes and SoundCloud.

Luke Ballance's Latest Posts
Luke Ballance  •  11 Jul, 2017
Tottenham heartthrob Chip has dropped the hotly anticipated new video for ‘Honestly’, which features guest vocals from 67 members Dimzy and LD. The track serves as the second single from Chip’s forthcoming third album...
Luke Ballance  •  2 Jul, 2017
Skepta has today premiered a brand new single entitled ‘Hypocrisy’ via SoundCloud. The track, which he debuted in full at Webster Hall, New York on 7 June, was written and produced in its entirety...
Luke Ballance  •  28 Jun, 2017
Chip has unleashed an explosive new single entitled Gets Like That, featuring a guest verse from Ghetts. The track kicks off the campaign for his long-awaited third studio album; his first in six years,...
Luke Ballance  •  16 Jul, 2017
Grime veterans Dot Rotten and P Money have been at each others’ throats for the past few weeks, with P dropping three diss tracks in the form of the Snake EP over the weekend....
Luke Ballance  •  31 Jul, 2017
You Ladbroke Grove’s man of the moment AJ Tracey has unleashed a new Grime song entitled Blacked Out, featuring production from Rinse FM DJ Sir Spyro. The track serves as the opener and second...
The album cover for Tizzy Gang's 'Opps Next Door Vol. 1'.
Luke Ballance  •  16 Jun, 2017
Avid fans of grime MCs Merky ACE, Tre Mission and Cadell will know that the three artists have been cooking up music under the collective name Tizzy Gang since late 2015. Originally a straightforward...
Luke Ballance  •  5 Jul, 2017
Croydon’s Yung Fume has made a hotly anticipated return to Link Up TV with his second Behind Barz freestyle, following on from the recent release of his Noughts and Crosses 3 mixtape. On the...
Luke Ballance  •  12 Jun, 2017
Django and 30 of the South East London drill collective BSIDE have recruited 12 member Pistol for a cold new collaboration entitled No Questions. The three bally-clad artists paint a vivid picture in their...
Luke Ballance  •  13 Aug, 2017
Despite being best known for his grime songs, Bow MC Cadell has had a well-documented affinity for the American trap scene. Since the start of the year, he’s released a slew of tracks which...
Luke Ballance  •  5 Jul, 2017
Ealing star Scrufizzer has dropped a garage-inspired new single entitled ‘More Time’, accompanied by memorable visuals courtesy of FuukAnimation. The track appears as the second of four on his new EP, Tropical Vybes, which...
Luke Ballance  •  13 Jun, 2017
WAVE Gang member Charlie Trees has dropped the long-awaited new video for his latest single, Charlie’s Tree 3, directed by George Barnes and starring Jake Davies. Somewhat of an outlier in the grime scene,...
Luke Ballance  •  10 Jul, 2017
K-Trap has shared a cold new video for Last Whip, the QUIETPVCK-produced title track from his new mixtape of the same name – which dropped earlier today. The project features an all-star lineup of guests,...
Luke Ballance  •  13 Aug, 2017
Despite being best known for his grime songs, Bow MC Cadell has had a well-documented affinity for the American trap scene. Since the start of the year, he’s released a slew of tracks which...
Luke Ballance  •  2 Aug, 2017
D7 of the West London collective My Team Paid has today shared visuals for the J Mornix-directed ‘A Road’, which is his first single to be accompanied by a music video. While Dee’s name...
Luke Ballance  •  31 Jul, 2017
You Ladbroke Grove’s man of the moment AJ Tracey has unleashed a new Grime song entitled Blacked Out, featuring production from Rinse FM DJ Sir Spyro. The track serves as the opener and second...
Luke Ballance  •  27 Jul, 2017
Prolific Tottenham-based recording artist Blay Vision has today shared visuals for two songs taken from his recent Turner Ave. LP. The album’s snappy closer, ‘Violent’, is brought to life as Blay rolls around the...
Luke Ballance  •  18 Jul, 2017
Lynxman, who doubles up as both a grime MC and a web developer, has recruited Jay Amo for the chilled new single ‘Training Wheels’. The track sees the two West Londoners deploy complex flows...
Luke Ballance  •  16 Jul, 2017
Grime veterans Dot Rotten and P Money have been at each others’ throats for the past few weeks, with P dropping three diss tracks in the form of the Snake EP over the weekend....
Luke Ballance  •  13 Jul, 2017
Derby’s man of the moment Eyez has shared a cold new single entitled ‘Understood’, produced by Doe-P. On the track, he vents his frustrations with fake MCs (“Man are talking ’bout trap but they...
Luke Ballance  •  12 Jul, 2017
Green Borough MC-turned-political activist Saskilla has dropped an energetic new video for ‘JD Bag’, directed by Ruby Seresin and Boya Dee. The song serves as the opening track on his latest project, Godson 1.5,...
Luke Ballance  •  11 Jul, 2017
Tottenham heartthrob Chip has dropped the hotly anticipated new video for ‘Honestly’, which features guest vocals from 67 members Dimzy and LD. The track serves as the second single from Chip’s forthcoming third album...
Luke Ballance  •  11 Jul, 2017
Legendary lyricist Dot Rotten has recently marked his long-awaited comeback to MCing with a slew of new singles, the latest of which is entitled ’10/10′ and dropped last night via his SoundCloud. After several...
Luke Ballance  •  10 Jul, 2017
K-Trap has shared a cold new video for Last Whip, the QUIETPVCK-produced title track from his new mixtape of the same name – which dropped earlier today. The project features an all-star lineup of guests,...
Luke Ballance  •  6 Jul, 2017
Self-professed Nottingham king Snowy has today shared an imaginative new video for ‘Going On’, which he originally released as a single back in February. Both the audio and visuals pay homage to the classic...