UNE is a Cheshire-based electro duo consisting of BBC radio broadcaster, writer and musician Mark Radcliffe and tech boffin, remixer and Hacienda DJ Paul Langley.
In remission from head and neck cancer and "loving life", Mark Radcliffe celebrated his fortieth year in radio in 2021 and has released many albums with his bands The Shirehorses, The Family Mahone and Galleon Blast.
Langley was a long time habitue of Manchester’s legendary Hacienda where he was a regular DJ fixture in the company of his brother Bobby. Signed to Rob’s Records, the label launched by New Order manager the late Rob Gretton, Paul honed his recording, programming and mixing skills working closely with the Factory Records family.
Together, as UNE, they have released three albums of lush songs, featuring such guests as John Cooper Clarke and Gary Kemp. Their concept pieces inspired by the abstract-expressionist war memorials of the former Yugoslavia, have been praised by Electronic Sound magazine as "icy, brutalist electronica with a pervading sense of minimalist bleakness".
The UNE live experience is an intoxicating blend of sumptuous soundtracks and atmospheric projections which has graced many stages including festival appearances at Bluedot, Loopallu, Cotton Clouds, Kendal Calling and Beautiful Days.
Mark and Paul recently took delivery of their matching bespoke suits in tribute to their style icons Gilbert and George.