Urban Dance Squad

Urban Dance Squad Biography

December 20, 1986 marks the first UDS band meeting, intended for just one jam session at a festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands, on January 11, 1987. In a 45-minute off-the-cuff jam session a sound cocktail is brewed that is literally unheard of. Here something revolutionarily new and exciting is going on. Both press and audience are baffled. New is the live strength: drums, bass, guitar, with added elements from hiphop: rap and scratch. What was happening was so different that a name for it still had to be invented. Ten years later, the sound that UDS stumbled across is one of the most potent contemporary genres in the music specter and is copied all over the world.

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