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Charlie Sloth Leaves BBC for Apple Music

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 JAY-Z’s BBC Radio 1 Interview and Performance

JAY-Z performs at the Meadows Festival in New York City. (Photo credit: Jack Gorlin)

Following his appearance at the Meadows Festival in New York City, JAY-Z traveled to the U.K. to chat and perform on BBC Radio 1. During the candid conversation with host Clara Amfo, Hov discussed his 4:44 album, fatherhood, social media, Donald Trump, and more.

The rapper performed “Family Feud” from 4:44 and his classic collaboration with Linkin Park, “Numb/Encore.” Hov was joined by his longtime engineer, Young Guru.

Watch the interview and performance below.

Related: JAY-Z Talks Making 4:44, Working With No I.D., Kanye West, and More in Extensive Interview

Watch Ed Sheeran Perform ‘Shape of You’ on BBC Radio 1

On Tuesday, Ed Sheeran stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge to perform his latest hit single, “Shape of You.” The British singer-songwriter has been making his rounds as he gears up to release his third studio album, Divide, in March.

The track, which was DJcity’s most downloaded of January, currently sits atop Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for its fourth total week.

Related: Watch Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ Video

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


UPDATE: Added tracklist

BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra host MistaJam put down a three-hour mix for the station’s annual Ibiza Weekend event on Saturday. The last hour of his set, which is available below via DJcity, featured over 40 of Jam’s all-time favorite house classics. It was recorded at Cafe Mambo.



1. The Good Men – Give It Up
2. Mighty Dub Katz – Magic Carpet Ride
3. Nightcrawlers – Push The Feeling On – MK Dub Of Doom Mix – MJ’s Re-Edit of Joy
4. MK – Burning – Vibe Mix
5. Steve “Silk” Hurley – Jack Your Body
6. Inner City – Big Fun
7. Moloko – Sing It Back – Boris Musical Mix
8. Wamdue Project – King Of My Castle – Roy Malone’s King Mix
9. Madison Avenue – Don’t Call Me Baby
10. Modjo – Lady (Hear Me Tonight)
11. Stardust – Music Sounds Better With You
12. Alan Braxe & Fred Falke – Intro
13. DJ Spen presents DJ Technic – Gabryelle
14. Livin’ Joy – Dreamer
15. Paul Johnson – Get Get Down
16. Wildchild – Renegade Master – MistaJam ADOR Dubplate Special
17. Degrees Of Motion ft. Biti – Shine On
18. Soulsearcher – Can’t Get Enough
19. Ce Ce Peniston – Finally – 12” Choice Mix
20. M.A.N.D.Y. vs. Booka Shade – Body Language
21. Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
22. Soul Central – Strings Of Life – Danny Krivit Re-Edit
23. Jamiroquai – Space Cowboy – Morales Classic Club Mix
24. Black Legend – You See The Trouble With Me
25. Shakedown – At Night
26. Ultra Nate – Free – Mood II Swing Extended Vocal Mix
27. Aly-Us – Follow Me
28. Jaydee – Plastic Dreams
29. Armand Van Helden ft. Duane Harden – U Don’t Know Me
30. K-Klass – Let Me Show You
31. Black Box – Ride On Time
32. Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman – Basement Boys Stripped To The Bone Mix
33. Everything But The Girl – Missing – Todd Terry Club Mix
34. Robin S – Show Me Love – Stonebridge Club Mix
35. The Bucketheads – The Bomb! (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind)
36. David Morales Presents The Face – Needin’ U
37. Ten City – That’s The Way Love Is
38. Tchami & Marshall Jefferson – Move Your Body (Future House) – Eats London Rebeef
39. Mr. Fingers – Can You Feel It
40. A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
41. Bob Sinclar – Gym Tonic – Thomas Bangalter Mix
42. Sounds Of Blackness – The Pressure – Frankie Knuckles Classic Full Vocal Mix

Related: Listen to James Hype’s Mix for BBC Radio 1Xtra

Watch Pete Tong Get Interviewed Moments Before He Hits the Stage

It’s unusual for a DJ to be interviewed moments before he/she hits the stage. And it makes sense: most DJs are in the zone and focused on their set. VICE’s electronic website THUMP has broken the norm, though, and launched a new series called Before You Go On.
For the second episode, THUMP hit BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong with a barrage of rapid-fire questions right before his set at The BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Watch the two-minute interview above to find out the first record he ever purchased, which album influenced his life, and more.
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Listen to DJ Spider’s Mix for BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra

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Los Angeles’ DJ Spider recently dropped an Ignition Mix for Annie Nightingale’s show on BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra. The 33-minute set featured primarily trap, future bass, twerk, along with a couple of moombahton tracks. Spider also included a few of his own edits and remixes.
Turn up the volume and stream the mix below.


1. PLPS – How I Feel – 20syl Remix
2. UGK ft. OutKast – Int’l Players Anthem (I Choose You) – DJ Spider Edit
3. Keys N Krates – Dum Dee Dum – NGHTMRE Remix
4. Yellow Claw & Cesqueaux – Legends – Jayceeoh & B-Sides Remix
5. Cola Splash – Curry Drinker – Djemba Djemba Trap Remix
6. Martin Solveig – +1 – Jayceeoh Remix
7. Diplo ft. Liz – Set Me Free – Valentino Khan Remix
8. Dillon Francis & Kygo ft. James Hersey – Coming Over
9. Craze & Four Color Zack – Stick Em Up!
10. Craig David ft. Mos Def – Seven Days – DJ Spider Edit
11. Mura Masa – Lovesick
12. Wave Racer – Bubble Wrap
13. Freddie Cruger ft. Desmond Foster – Over The Ocean
14. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan – Louis The Child Remix
15. Miike Snow – Genghis Khan – Empress Of Instrumental
16. Sly5thAve & The Clubcasa Chamber Orchestra – Get Free
17. Johnny Roxx – Policeman – DJ Spider Edit
18. DJ ND & Magicut – The Party Is Not Over
19. Tropkillaz & Buku – Follow The Beat
20. Stevie Wonder – I Wish – DJ Spider Edit
21. Fetty Wap ft. Montana Buckz – 679 – DJ Spider Remix
22. Jerry Folk – To My Soul
23. GTA & Wiwek – Blow Up
24. The Weeknd vs. Major Lazer – Can’t Feel My Light – Danny Diggz Club Blend
25. Major Lazer ft. Nyla & Fuse ODG – Light It Up Remix
26. Coldplay – Adventure Of A Lifetime – DJ Spider Remix

Related: DJ Spider Remixes Coldplay’s ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’

Watch R. City Cover Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’ on BBC Radio 1

R. City, the duo known for their summer hit “Locked Away” featuring Adam Levine, have recently covered Major Lazer’s “Lean On” for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. The Virgin Islands brothers blended a few verses of their own tracks in the rendition, making it just as impressive as the original.
Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On” featuring MØ, is currently number 11 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and number 14 on Shazam’s USA Top 100 Popular Songs chart.
Related: Disclosure and Sam Smith Cover Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ on BBC Radio 1

Disclosure and Sam Smith Cover Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’ on BBC Radio 1

Disclosure and Sam Smith recently covered Drake’s “Hotline Bling” in BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. The rendition was quite a bit different from the original but just as dope. Watch above and grab Drizzy’s version and Disclosure and Sam Smith’s single “Omen” on DJcity.
Drake’s “Hotline Bling” was the 24th most downloaded track on DJcity in August. It samples Timmy Thomas’ 1972 soul classic, “Why Can’t We Live Together.”
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Listen to MistaJam’s Set at Ibiza’s Cafe Mambo

MistaJam performing at Cafe Mambo in Ibiza on August 1. (Facebook)
BBC Radio 1 celebrated 20 years of throwing parties in Ibiza last weekend. The star-studded event, which was attended by DJcity’s DJ Phenom, featured sets from superstars Calvin Harris and Disclosure and Radio 1 personalities Pete Tong, Annie Mac, and MistaJam.
Thankfully, we got our hands on a live recording of MistaJam’s performance at Cafe Mambo, which featured an hour of new and classic house. It was one of the best sets that Phenom saw during the weekend and we’re excited to share it with you.
Stream and download below.



The Goodmen – Give It Up
Mele – Ambience
Apexape vs Lady Lykez – Party Till the Sun
Martin Solveig & GTA – Intoxicated
Tensnake – Coma Cat – Low Steppa’s Ibiza Redlight Edit
David Zowie – House Every Weekend
Double 99 – RIP Groove
Tori Amos – Professional Widow – Armand’s Star Trunk Funkin’ Mix
Armand Van Helden ft. Duane Harden – U Don’t Know Me
Alex Ross & Chris Lorenzo – Dreamer
Redlight – 9Ts (90s Baby) – MistaJam Special
Robin S – Show Me Love – Stonebridge Club Mix
Strike – You Sure Do
The Original – I Luv U Baby
Corona – Rhythm of the Night – Blonde Remix
Kideko – The Jam
Bucketheads – The Bomb – WiDE AWAKE Remix
Lucky Charmes – Skank – MistaJam VIP
Secondcity – I Wanna Feel
Alison Limerick – Where Love Lives (Come On In) – Classic Mix
Frankie Knuckles ft. Jamie Principle – Your Love – Director’s Cut Signature Mix
The Source ft. Candi Staton – You Got the Love
Sounds of Blackness – The Pressure – Classic Mix
Storm Queen – Look Right Through – MK Dub III
DJ S.K.T ft. Rae – Take Me Away – MistaJam Special
Majestic & Jungle 70 – Creeping In The Dark – DJ Zinc & Colin Francis Remix – MistaJam Special
Hannah Wants & Chris Lorenzo – Rhymes
Kryder ft. Cajmere – Percolator
Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey – DF’s Attention Vocal Mix – MJ Fix
Ninetoes – Finder
Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Homeless) – Basement Boys “Strip to the Bone” Mix
Nightcrawlers – Push the Feeling On (The Dub of Doom)
Dan Hills & That Guy – Save My Soul

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Kanye West Returns to BBC Radio 1 for Another Epic Interview

Kanye West
Following his impressive performance at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday, Kanye West returned to BBC Radio 1 to chat with Zane Lowe for the first time in over a year.
Yeezy discussed a wide range of topics during the heartfelt interview, including his frustration with the fashion industry, being misunderstood, his upcoming album, working with Paul McCartney, his thoughts on Drake, and more.
Watch the full interview below:

Here’s a breakdown of the topics covered:
Frustration with the fashion industry (0:45)
Being misunderstood (15:20)
Forthcoming album (17:30)
Working with Paul McCartney (21:20)
Fashion design professor Louise Wilson (24:10)
Why he’s so passionate about design (28:40)
Relationship with Elon Musk (30:00)
Mission to defeat classism (32:30)
Controversial comments about Beck (35:00)
Thoughts on Drake (41:20)
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