On this week’s episode of the MikiDz Podcast, UK radio personality Charlie Sloth pays the crew a visit. They discuss his come up on BBC Radio 1, his Fire In The Booth freestyle sessions, the London club scene, and more.
The MikiDz Podcast is a talk-show that discusses news and topics in the DJ and nightlife industries. It is hosted by MikiWAR, DJ Dainjazone, and DJ Rell. The MikiDz Show, which is also hosted by Miki and Dainjazone, features live performances from the world’s most-skilled DJs.
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 ❤️
Eskei83 performing at Kraftwerk Mitte in Dresden, Germany. (Benjamin Diedering)
On Friday, Red Bull Thre3style World Champion Eskei83 put down a high-energy mix for Charlie Sloth’s show on BBC Radio 1Xtra. His 20-minute set for Club Sloth included a potent batch of trap, twerk, and dancehall-influenced heaters, including three of his own productions. Turn up the bass and press play below.
Wax Wreckaz ft. Dynamite MC, & Singer Blue – Heavyweight Sound
Lethal Bizzle ft. Diztortion – Fester Skank
Diplo & DJ Snake – Drop
Eva Simmons ft. Konshens – Policeman
Eskei83 & So Shifty ft. Charly Black – Tun Up Di Club (Supermodel)
UZ & Aazar – Shake – Chong X Remix
Major Lazer ft. Elliphant & Jovi Rockwell – Too Original – Rome B! Remix
Motoramotora – Spectre
50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake – Ayo Technology – Eskei83 Scylla Bootleg
Bob Marley – Iron Lion Zion – DJ Cruz Trap Remix
Ozzie – I Say
Gunjah – Rave – Eskei83 Remix
ESKEI83 performing at Kraftwerk Mitte in Dresden, Germany. (Benjamin Diedering)
On Friday, Germany’s ESKEI83 put down a 26-minute mix for Charlie Sloth’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show. The Red Bull Thre3style World Champion’s set featured a variety of bass-heavy tracks, including some of his own productions. Of course, ESKEI couldn’t drop a mix without flexing his world-class turntablism skills, so there’s plenty of cutting sprinkled throughout, too.
Mr. Collipark & Meaux Green ft. DPK – No Discrimination
DJ Scene & Four Color Zack ft. Mad Lion – Stomp
Redman – Let’s Get Dirty – Nick Bike & Rrkade Remix
Diplo – Express Yourself – ESKEI83 Edit
Skrillex & Diplo ft. Fly Boi Keno – Beats Knockin
ESKEI83 – Get Down – Stavros Martina Remix
ESKEI83 & So Shifty ft. Charly Black – Tun Up Di Club (Supermodel)
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On
ZHU – Faded – DJ Snake & DJ Mustard Faded 2.0 Remix
Dougie F & DJ Fire – Back Up On It (Jasmine)
JSTOR & Happy Colors – Tiripa
Kanye West – Power – Acapella
Pharrell – Happy – Acapella
RL Grime & What So Not – Tell Me
Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothing
Kanye West ft. Allan Kingdom & Theophilus London – All Day
Drunken Masters & Willy Joy – Pow Pow
Flosstradamus ft. Casino – Mosh Pit
JAY Z ft. Justin Timberlake – Holy Grail – Play-N-Skillz Smells Like Teen Spirit Trap Remix
Ed Sheeran – CoCo – Ben Esser Remix
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