Charlie Sloth

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Ace and Vis Profile

Ace and Vis

Where were you born?
Ace: East Dulwich Hospital, south London. Brap brap!
Vis: Cant say, might get deported...

Your favourite hobby and/or present as a kid
Ace: Chattin' shizzle. It's a science and an artform. Trust me it ain't as easy as it looks.
Vis: Spiderman outfit. It made me the most popular boy at primary school, and helped me get all the girls.

How you got into being a DJ/presenter
Ace: My cousin was in a sound back in the day. During summer holidays I was their box-boy. He influenced me into collecting records and getting into DJing.
Vis: I went to the the BRIT School for Performing Arts, heard about 1Xtra and sent in a demo.

Your biggest influence(s)
Ace:Family (corny but true).
Vis:Coming from a one-parent family.

Biggest achievements
Ace: Sony Gold Award for our show and 100% attendance in Year Eight.
Vis:Landing a show on 1Xtra and getting a Sony Gold Award for it. Getting a football contract. Getting into the BRIT School for Performing Arts. The Ace and Invisible on Radio 1 shows. Ace and Invisible Presents (grime acts performing with a live band), a MOBO nomination and creating the Illout show are the only things I can mention at this point.

Key tune that inspired you and favourite lyric?
Ace: Tune: A Tribe Called Quest's Electric Relaxation. My Favourite tune from my favourite group on my favourite album.
Lyric: "Tryin to be the king but the Ace is back" - Dr Dre's Still Dre. Not the best lyric in the world but it makes me smile.
Vis: Tune: London Posse "How's Life in London" - never heard nothing like it before, then I saw the video on Yo MTV Raps. It inspired me to get involved in the music game.
Lyric: "I really really really wanna ziga zig gar" - the Spice Girls set standards for UK music.

What's your dream gig or collaboration?
Ace: A Jay-Z, Nas and Mary J Blige album. Premo, Pete Rock and Timbaland on production.
Vis: Sizzla, Redman, Busta Rhymes, Sade, Jill Scott and Dennis Brown.

Interests / hobbies outside music
Ace: Telly, making and watching it.
Vis: Everything involves music, mate.

Three rules you live your life by
Ace:
1. Never underestimate ANYONE.
2. Try and remember to say thanks to everyone, that helps.
3. "I was drunk" is an excuse for nothing!

Vis:
No rules. You live and you learn, innit.

If you weren't a DJ / Presenter, what would you be?
Ace: A bum.
Vis: Musician, athlete or stuntman.

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