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UKF signs Modestep after YouTube success

By | Published on Tuesday 9 November 2010

The newly formed UKF label, owned by AEI Media, which operates dance music brands like Drum&BassArena, This is Dubstep and Get Darker, has announced its first signing, live dubstep act Modestep. The deal was done after the group racked up over half a million views in three months of a video uploaded to UKF’s dubstep YouTube channel.

AEI Media’s Karl Nielson told CMU: “We are really excited about the signing of such a hot act and what’s great is that Modestep attribute their success to date, in finding top management and a growing fan base, down to [our media], so it’s a great match. [The] UKF [label] has created a real stir amongst fans and artists, and this signing is a first in every sense of the word. A first release for both UKF and Modestep and we think the first time an act has gone from a YouTube fansite upload to a fully fledged release”.

That first release will be an EP on 24 Jan. Check out their track, ‘Sunlight’ on the UKF Dubstep channel YouTube here: