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 him accolades for his recent releases. Pushing his sound further, UNDA joined the Thai trip hop jazz band, Naked/Astronaught as a vocalist and music producer.
In addition to releasing music, UNDA began to host events around Thailand, becoming a live entertainer and personality - at events ranging from grand openings, TV shows, and luxury resort parties. He became the resident emcee at Bangkok's Vogue Lounge,Dope As Funk , andThe Firm BKK . His versatile live energy performances have allowed him to share festival stages with artists such as The Pharcyde, Jay Prince, Apashe, and Goldie.
UNDA also contributes to media, using his vocals for voice overs and has acted in several short films and global advertisement campaigns.
In 2017, UNDA launched the live party and digital media imprint titled calledKai Dao. Based in Bangkok, Kai Dao is part music label, part journalistic media, and part live events. Thai for 'Fried Egg', Kai Dao supports Asia's new wave of hip hop/electronic music culture and original artist movements throughout the region via music, film content, and intimate performances where artists can truly connect with an audience that craves quality music and uniqueness. Live hip hop and R&B performances, DJ sets, and electronic acts - 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.
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