An interview with Persian hip hop producer and MC, Alexie Ivanovich, on her debut album release of instrumentals, “Jolfa”, her life in Iran and time studying at the UPA. By Deniz Ataman.
HoneyChild Coleman Meets Ghost Producer – The Original Bedouin Sound Clash
HoneyChild Coleman and Raz Mesinai (Badawi, Ghost Producer, Sub Dub) release the original ROIR demo on UPA recordings.
How To Kill A Boom Box: Rise of the Ghost Producer (Badawi and Psy Co.)
Psy Co was a New York City based DIY cassette production crew founded in 1989 by prolific producer Raz Mesinai (Ghost Producer, Badawi, Sub Dub).
The Dangers Of Performative Activism in the Arts
On Martin Luther King’s birthday, it is a timely and important matter to approach just what is and what is not in fact activism, and what is in fact simply performance.
Part of our artists on artists series, HPrizm interviews Philadelphian curator, performance artist and creative director Raoof aka TR7
The Meditations of Dälek
Part of our artists on artists series, Raz Mesinai delves into the murky sonic depths of Daleks “Meditations” series on Bandcamp.
The Invisible Art of Scent and Sound
The science behind sound is well understood and concrete: a series of perceptible and imperceptible vibrations stimulate nerve endings in our primary auditory cortex to create sound we can perceive.
The Female Voices Of Hip Hop In Iran
For international women’s day, the UPA is proud to deliver a mix of some of the most powerful female rappers and producers taking Hip Hop by storm in Iran.