Charlie Sloth certainly made the best use of his time at AMP Lost & Found in Malta, where we caught him headlining the ‘Big Man Ting’ pool party. Whether you made it down to Cafe Del Mar’s coast line resort to catch his set or not, you’d have likely caught a sighting of the self-proclaimed “Sexiest Fat Guy In The Universe”. The People’s Prince was everywhere over the weekend long festival, whether you were deep in the crowd at Redlight’s set or chilling poolside while Preditah played some good vibes garage, Charlie was in the thick of it, riding the wave and partying shoulder-to-shoulder with his fans.
We caught up with the Camden Town native back in the UK during the festival’s aftermath to discuss his Lost & Found experience, Kano’s phenomenal Fire In The Booth and what he finds most rewarding about being Charlie Sloth…
How have you been recovering in the aftermath of AMP Lost & Found festival?
Straight back in bruv, no rest for the wicked out here mate.
Did you enjoy it?
It was epic, it was a movie. Obviously I get to go to some of the best festivals, clubs and events around the world, and that was way up there man, one of the best events I’ve been to, period. We was there for the whole vibe.
What were the highlights for you?
Stormzy’s set – watching man perform to another very diverse audience. EZ’s set, that was mad. Annie Mac’s closing set, and just the vibe of the weekend in general.
I noticed you getting stuck into the crowd a lot just enjoying the festival. Do you get the opportunity to go to events like that much and just be there to enjoy it?
Nah, well obviously I’m always DJing, so it’s very rare that I’m somewhere without being paid and DJing. So I was only performing one day at the festival, so for me it was just a chance to take it in. But even when I’m out partying I like to get involved with the people and embrace it rather than isolating myself and staying in one corner. I like to be about it and get involved. They’re the people that come out and pay my bills, they make me who I am, so for me to not want to party with them is a bit stupid.
How do you normally go about preparing for a DJ set?
I don’t treat any set differently really, but I like to get there an hour before, catch the vibes and see what the DJ before me is playing, guage what the crowd are reacting to, and then go off the back of that.
Playing to such diverse crowds, do you have a personal goal when it comes to your set? Something you want to get out of it?
To be honest I always have the same goal for every set, which is for people to enjoy themselves and people to have a party. If I go to a dance and people ain’t partying and going crazy then I feel like I’ve let them down and I’ve let myself down. That’s the objective every time I go into a party, whether I’m playing to a hundred people or thirty thousand people. I want everybody there to have a good time, and to remember that while I was there it was good vibes.