UNDA is an American born, Bangkok bred recording artist, music producer, sound engineer and multi-faceted entertainer. UNDA’s globetrotting, multicultural upbringing has gifted him with something artists worldwide would kill for - a different perspective. UNDA has deep roots between Bangkok, where he spent his childhood, and Atlanta, where he spent his young adult years - all of which have an important role in creating his unique sound.
Named UNDA as a child due to being shy and working in solitude, UNDA kept his work hidden ‘underground’. At age 15, UNDA began working behind the scenes as an assistant music producer and songwriter for Thai major record labels and pop artists. After several years of commercial experience, one solid placement, creative constraints from labels, and a mountain of failed projects - UNDA distanced himself from commercial music and received a scholarship to study Sound Design and Film at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Following graduation in 2011, UNDA worked as an in-house and freelance audio producer for major label music studios, film studios, & digital tech studios around the US and Asia (including clients such as The United Nations, CNN, and VICE News) - with documentaries being premiered in major film festivals worldwide.
While immersed in film work in the Southeast Asian region in 2015, UNDA made the decision to step from behind the scenes and re-emerge as a recording artist in Bangkok. Composing sounds of hip hop, electronica, and soul with deep melodic vocals with a 'diary' like narrative in it's songwriting - UNDA's music quickly spread around the city, with local publications like The Bangkok Post writing, "There are many layers when its comes to UNDA's music and this is what makes him one of the most inspirational artists in Bangkok right now". Magazine BKMag stated, "UNDA is unlike anything we've ever heard coming out of Thailand" and international magazines like NYLON awarded accolades for his recent releases stating, "His deep voice takes us from smokey corners in the underbelly of Bangkok and his production process spans continents". “ UNDA's versatile live energy performances (performing with a DJ or the Undaworld full live band) have allowed him to share festival stages with artists such as DaBoyWay, DJ Whoo Kid, The Pharcyde, Jay Prince, and Goldie.
In addition to releasing music, UNDA began to host events around Thailand, becoming a live entertainer and personality - at events ranging from hip hop parties, fashion shows, grand openings, scripted televised programs, and luxury resort soirées for Vogue, Cartier, Hermes, Mercedes Benz, and more. UNDA officially joined the Bangkok Invaders crew in 2018 as an emcee, rocking parties non stop throughout Asia.
In 2017, UNDA launched his entertainment imprint calledKai Dao. Based in Bangkok, Kai Dao is Asia's Fried Egg party and creative media label featuring local and international live hip hop & R&B performances, DJ sets, and electronic acts. Kai Dao supports local emerging artists, art scenes, and street/music culture throughout Asia by producing original content including: parties, films, digital media, music recordings, and fashion design. For the culture, by the culture.
UNDA is currently working on his newest project, "Moonshine Baby" that will premiere in 2018, released via Kai Dao. For a full artist profile, please use the contact form below.
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