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UnderGranda is fruit of the partnership of DJ Nuz_d and DJ P.no and their common  passions for music. Clear from the stage name are the origins of this duo (the provincial area  of Granda) which already in ’97 embraced the sounds of jungle and drum’ n’ bass on its scene expanding later to breakbeat, 2 step and more recently dubstep beats.

Born in 2001, the project boasts to be the first of its kind within the province of Cuneo, forging contacts first off in the nearby and growing Turin scene and later spreading to the rest of Italy.

In 2003 UG co-founded Ultrabeauty, a cultural association promoting a whole load of initiatives amongst which the creation of the UB Cafè club and the organisation of the first assembly of artists from the province of Cuneo, CN*VENTION.  Ultrabeauty was soon gathered in the ranks of the PiemonteGroove project as an association.

As time has gone by, the duo have managed to reach out further afield internationally, both as DJs and as promoters, establishing important contacts with countries such as Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland.

Currently UnderGranda is active on the scene in Italy, the Czech Republic and Poland.

In Italy it has successfully promoted countless drum’ n’ bass and dubstep nights in the province and in nearby Turin. “SOLID JUNCTION” brought Rido, a promising Czech producer boasting releases on notable labels like Citrus, Uprising, Defcom and Fokuz, to Italy. More recently UG co-promoted the ALP ME festival – Dubstep Camp, alongside other local organisations, which among others included brit-born N-TYPE in its line-up.

In the Czech Republic it has created nights like “CZECH IT” and “DRUM AFFECTION” hosting loads of international artists in various locations. The brand “DA” has quickly become a reference point for the Prague drum’ n’ bass scene.

In Poland UG has brought “CONCRETE JUNGLE” to the heart of Krakow in the landmark club Krzysztofory, bigging-up various artists from the European drum’ n’ bass scene to its local audience.

When it comes to radio work, UnderGranda has made live guest appearances, providing interviews and DJ sets, in the LIFE FM London studios, Prague’s RADIOWAVE and local radio stations like DeepBassNine on air on RBE.

Over the last few years the project has fully hit the scene.

Moreover,it has been selected to join the Piemonte Groove project alongside well-known Piedmontese names like Subsonica, LN Ripley, FeelGood Productions and Alessio Bertallot, just to name a few.

Among UnderGranda’s hundreds of appearances over the course of the last few years, it is worth remembering some of the events where it has graced the decks, the locations and the most notable artists with who UG has shared their parties.

EVENTS ITALY

ITALIAN D’N’B CONVENTION 2004
ITALIAN D’N’B CONVENTION 2006
24H D’N’B MARATHON
CHICOBUM FESTIVAL
LIFEGATE GROOVE Nights
DUBSIDE ALL STARS
ALP ME Dubstep Camp 2010
BALLA COI CINGHIALI 2010
CLUB TO CLUB 2010

INTERNATIONAL EVENTS

SOUND OF DA CITY 9 (DE)
SOUND OF DA CITY 10 (DE)
CZECHTEK (CZ)
ROCK FOR PEOPLE (CZ)
SAZAVA FEST (CZ)
LET IT ROLL (CZ)
DRUM AFFECTION (CZ)
DRUMSTATION (CZ)
GET PUNKED (CZ)
AQUAPHONIC (CZ)
CZECH ROLLING Open Air (CZ)
DELIRIUM BARRITUS (PL)

LOCATIONS ITALY

NUVOLARI – Cuneo
MACABRE – Bra (CN)
PATCHANKA – Montà d’Alba (CN)
UB CAFE’- Chiusa Pesio (CN)
MAFFIA – Reggio Emilia
CA.CU.BO. – Bologna
MAGNOLIA – Milano
BARRUMBA – Torino
ARCATE – Torino
TRANSISTOR – Torino
GABRIO – Torino
PUDDHU BAR – Torino
GIANCARLO 2 – Torino
EX-CERIT – Pordenone
MU – Parma

INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS

LAST DAYS OF DECADENCE – London (UK)
ROXY CLUB – Praha (CZ)
CROSS CLUB – Praha (CZ)
MATRIX CLUB – Praha (CZ)
RETRO MUSIC HALL – Praha (CZ)
MEET FACTORY – Praha (CZ)
ABATON – Praha (CZ)
CASTA – Liberec (CZ)
FAUX PAS – Liberec (CZ)
NEUTRAL  – Plzen (CZ)
CENTRUM CLUB – Erfurt (DE)
EXXIT – Erfurt (DE)
KRZYSZTOFORY – Krakow (PL)
TUBA BAR – Krakow (PL)
LODZ KALISKA – Krakow (PL)
PULS CAFE’ – Krakow (PL)
PEWEKS – Krakow (PL)
BLENDE KOLO – Krakow (PL)
SFINKS – Sopot (PL)
CENTRALNY BASEN ARTYSTYCZNY – Warszawa (PL)
FORT LEGIONOW – Warszawa (PL)
CDQ – Warszawa (PL)
IQ CLUB – Poznan (PL)
ECHO PUB – Tychy (PL)
PLATAFORMA – Barcelona (SP)

ARTISTS

GOLDIE
HYPE
ANDY C
MC DYNAMITE
APHRODITE
ADAM F
D-BRIDGE
J MAJIK
SHY FX
ED RUSH
PENDULUM
MAMPI SWIFT
CYANTIFIC
BLACK SUN EMPIRE
CONCORD DAWN
XAMPLE & LOMAX
FUTUREBOUND
BENNY PAGE
MC TALI
AYAH
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
JENNA G
SONIC & SILVER
MUFFLER
DC BREAKS
S.P.Y
PROLIX
KRYPTIC MINDS
SKC
KUBIKS
N-TYPE
PANACHEA
STATE OF MIND
BLAME
MC FIVE ALIVE
GENERATION DUB
DOPE AMMO
SLUGZ & BOYSON
CABBIE
MC COPPA
NOOKIE
SHIMON
KENNY KEN
WICKAMAN
CROSSFIRE
TANTRUM DESIRE
ZEN
TREI
JADE
HEIST
DISASZT
CULTURE SHOCK
CRAGGZ & PARALLEL
MUTATED FORMS
DANNY WHEELER
DP & PROMENADE
HLZ
DROPFELLAS
RIDO
B-COMPLEX
L-PLUS
BROOKLYN
MOREBEAT
NO MONEY

UnderGranda has now entered its 10th year on the scene!