UKF is a brand owned by Luke Hood and AEI Media that focuses on sharing all aspects of Electronic music. UKF Music was created by Luke Hood, who began sharing bass music through his original two YouTube Channels, UKF Drum & Bass and UKF Dubstep in 2009. On 28 June 2012, UKF celebrated one billion YouTube views since its creation. The UKF brand now has five YouTube Channels: UKF Music, UKF Dubstep, UKF Drum & Bass, UKF Mixes, and UKF Live. UKF has expanded beyond its YouTube Channels to creating compilation series and podcasts, organizing events, offering merchandise as well as its own ticketing platform.
The name UKF stands for United Kingdom and Frome, Luke Hood's hometown.
Luke Hood and UKF have been featured in several music magazines as well as entrepreneurial news platforms. In January 2012 Your Hidden Potential, a UK-based platform for aspiring entrepreneurs, named Luke Hood one of the top 20 young entrepreneurs to watch, stating that "there is lots of scope to grow and he already has the subscribers". When UKF reached 1 million YouTube subscribers among all of its channels, YouTube sent UKF a plaque with a play button in the middle to congratulate them. UKF has also been featured numerous times in Mix Magazine. At the 2012 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards in Belgium, UKF took home the award for 'Best Really Big Party', and an award for Visual Iconography for both of their sell out shows in Belgium.
UKF organizes its own events as well as featuring events throughout Europe and North America. In the spring of 2012, UKF organized a 30 date tour of North America. The brand hopes to continue to expand to new locations, planning to host 15 new live shows over key territories including USA, Canada, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Belgium, Holland, Bulgaria, and Australia.
The UKF Live site features upcoming events, tickets to the events, & UKF branded merchandise, CDís, and accessories. UKF Live includes UKF's new ticketing platform that allows them to sell tickets to featured events and their own events.
UKF Drum & Bass joined YouTube on 29 April 2009. As one of the original two channels for UKF, it has over million subscribers and over 250 million views as of 5 December 2012. Artists featured on this channel include Chase & Status, Netsky, Rusko, and Sub Focus.
UKF Drum and Bass YouTube Channel
UKF Music was the third channel added by UKF, joining YouTube on 2 December 2009. The channel was later renamed to simply UKF. The focus of the channel is to promote and share bass music from any music genre. Since its creation, the channel has over 530 thousand subscribers and 64 million views. Featured artists on the channel include Datsik, Delta Heavy, Doctor P, and Feed Me.
UKF Music YouTube Channel