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Charlie Sloth Leaves BBC for Apple Music

Drake and Charlie Sloth

Drake and Charlie Sloth
Drake and Charlie Sloth (Source: BBC)

Charlie Sloth, one of the leading hip-hop radio DJs in the UK, has announced that he’s leaving BBC Radio for Apple Music.

Sloth, who has been with the network for a decade, has hosted shows on Radio 1 and 1Xtra. His rap freestyle segment “Fire in the Booth” is globally renowned. The segment has featured appearances from Drake, Stormzy, Big Shaq, and many more.

It hasn’t been revealed what his role at Apple Music will be, but there is speculation that he will be hosting a new show on Beats 1 and contributing to the platform’s playlists.

Sloth isn’t the only BBC host to leave for Apple Music. In 2015, Zane Lowe departed the network to launch a show on Beats 1.

Sloth posted the following message on Instagram:

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After almost 10 years of dedicating my life to BBC radio 1xtra & Radio 1 and achieving everything I set out to I’ve decided the time has come to leave the BBC and seek a new challenge. I want to thank everybody who has listened to me over the years and supported me in everything I have done I love you and the journey continues. I also want to say a huge thank you to the following people for always believing in me and supporting me while at the Bbc. Dellessa James Alex lawless Carlene Morlese Rob little john Julie Shepherd Rebecca frank Joe Harland Rhys Hughes Lim La Richards Janine kempadoo Hermet Chadha Rachal Mcalroy Alex Rata Lucy Hickling And especially Ben cooper for being a great leader and for giving me all the opportunities he has to prove myself I’m forever grateful I hope all my colleagues at 1xtra and radio 1 keep up the amazing work it’s been an incredible place to work and I’m honoured to have done so. I joined the BBC as a boy and I leave as a man. Together we have created some moments that will live forever. Charlie Sloth ❤️❤️❤️❤️ ANNOUNCEMENT ON WHATS NEXT COMING SOON ❤️

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Watch Charlie Sloth’s Live Set at 1Xtra’s Takeover in Ibiza

Charlie Sloth

Last weekend seen the BBC on the lively Balearic island of Ibiza. UK’s recognised urban DJ, Charlie Sloth dropped a live set at the BBC Radio 1Xtra Takeover at Ibiza Rocks.

He dropped a half-hour DJ set consisting of UK and US hip hop, afrobeats, and a selection of throwbacks.

Watch Charlie’s set above.

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MistaJam Drops Classic House Mix for BBC Radio 1’s ‘Ibiza Weekend’

MistaJam

MistaJam

On Saturday, BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra host MistaJam put down a three-hour mix for BBC Radio 1’s annual Ibiza Weekend event at Cafe Mambo. The last hour of his set, which is now available via DJcity, featured Jam’s all-time favorite house classics. Stream and download it below. The tracklist will be available soon.

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