Apple Music’s ‘Fire in the Booth’ Expands into Germany

Apple Music is expanding Fire in the Booth, the popular freestyle rap platform created by hip-hop DJ Charlie Sloth, into Germany.

Rap continues to rule the charts in Germany and starting from 16th May, the rap show, which has amassed over 1.4 billion views (across Apple Music and YouTube), will launch on Apple Music in Germany presented by DJ Maxxx.

Commenting on the launch, Charlie Sloth said: “I’m super excited that the Fire in the Booth brand is launching in Germany. There is so much talent in Germany right now and it will give the artist community a platform to showcase their skills to the world. I feel that DJ Maxxx is the right person to bring that authenticity as the host.”

Watch the Germany’s first Fire in the Booth, featuring Summer Cem’s freestyle, hosted by DJ Maxxx below:

Related Post: ‘MikiDz Podcast’: The Charlie Sloth Interview

Hundreds of DJs Attend DJcity Linkup in London


JFB, Three-time DMC UK Champion (credit: Sam Younger)

On Saturday, hundreds of DJs from around the UK gathered at Red Bull Studios in London for the DJcity Linkup. The gathering, which was organized by DJcity UK, brought together a diverse group of DJs under one roof. They included radio personalities such as MistaJam and Swerve along with turntablists like Brace, JFB, and Jon1st.

Website UK Grime wrote, “It’s safe to say, many of those in attendance left the event inspired and re-energised.”

DJcity UK Director DJ Play, added, “amazing things happen when we all work together.”

Check out the photos below.

Red Bull Studios London
Red Bull Studios London


MistaJam, BBC 1Xtra


DJ Brace
DJ Brace, 2015 DMC World Champion

Jon1st, 2013 DMC World Online Champion

James Hype
James Hype

Attendee signings

Outside of Red Bull Studios London

All photos by Sam Younger

Related: Watch James Hype’s ‘UK Top 20 Mix’

Channel 4 Talk to Wretch 32 About ‘Why 2016 Might Be the Year of Grime’

Wretch 32 x Channel 4

Channel 4 News recently ran a segment on grime music and it’s popularity in 2016. Artist Wretch 32 and journalist Hattie Collins talk about why this genre of UK rap is finally making waves internationally.

Related: Giggs Talks New Album ‘Landlord’ With DJ Dubl

Sample Music Festival 2016 (Berlin/ GER)


On the weekend of 16-18. September the second Sample Music Festival will take place at Gretchen Club Berlin. The SMF is an international event for turntablists, finger drummers and beat producers. Attendees will be able to watch performances, participate in workshops and exchange experiences with the likes of D-Styles, DJ Rafik, Unkut, Alex Sonnenfeld and many more…


Time Schedule SMF 2016

Get your Tickets HERE!