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Renegade Riddims: Laurie Charlesworth


Laurie Charlesworth is a London based presenter, VO artist and specialist music journalist guaranteed to get you spinnin’ in your favourite bed socks when it comes to selector duties. The Midland born ’n’ bred presenter is best known for her artist interviews, second-to-none music knowledge, and social media transparency. A host of widely adored mix series, Shine Shack Sounds, presenter of staple shows on Transmission Roundhouse and Vibe 107.6 and previous host of Drum&BassArena’s D&BTV; Laurie is seen to be paving the way for young journalists with her unique style of presenting, both on camera, and on the radio.

Interviewing some of the biggest names in music, including; Andy C, Rudimental, Pendulum, Kurupt FM, Chris Lorenzo, Wilkinson, Mike Skinner, Danny Byrd, Fred V & Grafix, Adam F, Friction, Roska, Murder He Wrote, Justin Martin, S.P.Y, DJ Hazard, Mampi Swift, Sub Zero, Etherwood, Crissy Criss, Keeno, Metrik, Calyx and Teebee, Hugh Hardie and many more, Laurie’s incomparable work ethic leaves her travelling the world, catching up with all your favourite artists.

Not only does Laurie have a vibrant personality on the airwaves and an infectiously happy lass on screen, she has also built herself a weighty name behind the scenes in both music and radio. Prior to going freelance Summer 2017, Laurie spent two years managing Andy C and Adam F with RAM Records co-owner, Scott Bourne, after previously working as an assistant on DJ Hype, Majestic and Pioneer’s shows at Kiss FM. Alongside her work touring festivals and playing an integral part in the behind the scenes logistics of some of the biggest names in music, she also freelanced as an Assistant Producer for shows on BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Asian Network.

Having produced and presented Mixcloud charting podcasts, and cherry-picked by Youtube, Bloomberg and Roundhouse to DJ, Laurie is trusted in representing a range of different brands with her collective music taste.

Today Laurie joins us on the Renegade Riddims series. Recording mixes is quite a rare occurrence as she mainly does radio shows so we’re really happy she did this. The mix showcases her knowledge and diversity and really takes you on a journey!


LSB – If You’re Here
High Hardie – Fireflies
Halogenix – The Night
Alix Perez – Maiden
Mohican Sun – Untold
Beyond The Bounds – Halogenix
Phaction & Riya – Aviatrix
Artificial Intelligence – Close To You
Majistrate – Step On (97 remake)
Upgrade – Blow
Whiney (ft Inja) – Flashlight
Benny L & Shimon – Monsters
S.P.Y – Skyzophonic VIP
Lax (ft. Charli Brix) – Become
Dawn Wall – Lemon Dogs
Dawn Wall – Simple Mind
Lenzman – Broken Dreams
Ben Snow – Enter
Dawn Wall – Twin Walls
Mohican Sun – Defiance
Alix Perez – Slink
Friction – Dancing (Dawn Wall remix)
Dawn Wall – Blinded
S.P.Y – Shadow Play
Gerra & Stone – Lies
Whiney – Teddy’s Gate