Producer, DJ and grime connoisseur Charlie Sloth is entering an exciting new era in his career, with the release of his debut artist album The Plug, and to coincide with this milestone he announces The Plug UK Album tour powered by VK* coming this September and October to O2 Academy venues in Leeds, Liverpool, Leicester, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford, Sheffield, Birmingham’s O2 Institute, O2 ABC Glasgow and a massive night in the capital at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town. Bringing Sloth’s trademark beats to 10 UK cities, thisincredible live tour in collaboration with student powerhouse VK, will feature a line-up of some of the biggest names in UK rap including Yungen, Bugzy Malone, Fekky, Abra Cadabra, Not3s, K Koke plus some very special surprise guests.
The Plug is the latest chapter in Sloth’s journey through sound that started when he discovered NWA when he was a child, and this upcoming live tour across the UK will embody everything that this pioneering artist represents. He said: “This is the biggest UK Rap music has ever been! And I’m gonna bring some of the sickest rap artists to a city near you. If you’re about the culture this is one show u don’t wanna miss”.
Obviously best known for his work at BBC 1Xtra and Fire In The Booth, Charlie Sloth has been producing for over 10 years for everyone from old school icon Rodney P to ‘Of Course’ on Giggs’ most recent album The Landlord. Having cemented his reputation as a DJ, Slothfeels that it’s the perfect time for him to make the transition to become an artist and producer in his own right. The Plug is the first set of original material that Sloth has produced, masterminded and co-written, and as a figurehead of the scene, the album naturally features some of his friends and a “who’s who” from the urban community, with Bugzy Malone, Stormzy and Giggs standing alongside breaking talent such as Aystar,Fredo and Lola Rae.
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Thursday 28: LEEDS, O2 Academy
Monday 2: GLASGOW, O2 ABC
Tuesday 3: LEICESTER, O2 Academy
Thursday 5: BOURNEMOUTH, O2 Academy
Friday 6: OXFORD, O2 Academy
Saturday 7: LIVERPOOL, O2 Academy
Sunday 15: BRISTOL, O2 Academy
Friday 20: SHEFFIELD, O2 Academy
Saturday 21: BIRMINGHAM, O2 Institute
November 26th : LONDON, O2 Forum Kentish Town
*Over 18s only