Scotland’s favourite underground tastemaker, DJ Prospect, is joining Apple Music’s Charlie Sloth in a hunt for fresh music talent
DJ Prospect is joining the internationally renowned presenter and pioneer of UK music, Charlie Sloth, on a mission to bring more musical talent to the forefront of the international stage.
The Edinburgh DJ, otherwise known as Ben J. Kaelin, has risen through the Scottish club scene building a formidable reputation on the decks. Now, he’s one of the most sought-after names in the game, playing alongside hip-hop royalty including Snoop Dogg, Drake and Eminem. Not only that, he’s been the first port of call when superstars like Justin Bieber and Lewis Capaldi need a private party.
DJ Prospect went on to make waves in Scotland’s musical landscape & beyond when he took the reigns as mix resident at BBC 1Xtra. He championed Scottish sounds on the station with his slots on Charlie Sloth’s show before hosting a 1Xtra Scottish takeover with DJ Target last year.
Now, he’s teaming back up with Charlie who caused some serious heat last year as he brought his legendary rap show to Beats 1 Radio as his Head A & R at Charlie’s label partnership Grimey Limey with Warner Records ADA and Downtown Music Publishing.
Charlie’s impeccable taste and enthusiasm for the undiscovered has played a crucial role in the global success of UK genres like grime and UK rap. With previous releases from grime superstars like Giggs and Lady Leshurr, as well as Mancunian rap hero Bugzy Malone, Grimey Limey is on the search for fresh talent from Scotland and beyond with DJ Prospect at the helm.
International heavy-hitters like Lewis Capaldi and Calvin Harris have set the global stage, and now DJ Prospect says “The scene as a whole in the UK is a hot topic globally, and of course my eyes will always be on Scottish talent.”
DJ Prospect, said: “I’m excited to be joining this venture with Charlie Sloth. Charlie has had his ear to the ground for new talent from running one of the most successful music outlets Fire In The Booth on Youtube to being the voice of Hip-Hop on Radio 1 & now Apple Music with Beats 1.
For years we’ve connected on a creative level & when this opportunity came along it just made sense. Growing up the surrounding of music in Scotland, there is so much unheard talent amongst the incredible artists that have come out of here from Emeli Sande, Gerry Cinnamon, Lewis Capaldi, Calvin Harris to industry shakers like Young Fathers.
There something in our waters. I’m definitely looking forward to shining more light on our own. As for the record label & publishing, it’s a world wide deal so we’re looking to build a pool of creatives artists which much like Charlie’s ventures shake up the industry blueprint. There’s a lot of things already in the works to kick start the Grimey Limey label & publishing this year. We’re excited to release these moves soon.”