Dotty (A.Dot)

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Dotty currently hosts the BBC Radio 1Xtra Breakfast Show (weekdays 7-10am) moving from the weekday slot (1-4pm) in July 2016. Dotty is the first solo female to host 1Xtra Breakast in the stations history.

Dotty hosts BBC Friday night music show “Sounds Like Friday Night’ alongside Greg James which first aired on BBC One in October 2017. They returned for their second season in April 2018.

Under her rap alias ‘Amplify Dot’, she made British music history as the first female MC to sign a major label album deal in over a decade when she joined the Virgin Records roster in 2012.

After mastering her trade as a musician and songwriter, Dotty embarked on a new phase of her career as a radio DJ on BBC Radio 1Xtra with ‘The Dotty Show’ which hit airwaves in September 2014.

Dotty’s story begins in South London in the late 80s, with her families walls shaking to everything from The Carpenter’s to Marvin Gaye and Gregory Isaacs, with Motown vinyls thrown in for good measure. Before long she was carving out her own musical identity and ‘A.Dot’ was born; inspired by everything from Salt N Pepa and Lauryn Hill to Jay Z and Ms Dynamite, the young musician began recording her own raps, dubbed over old cassette tapes. Carefully balancing her thirst for knowledge with her unwavering love of music, Dotty graduated from university with first class honours and an award for Student of the Year, before landing herself a position at leading marketing firm Taylor Herring PR in 2009; all while recording her debut mixtape ‘Born Ready’.

She has already collaborated with Busta Rhymes, appeared on stage with Missy Elliott and gained huge popularity as one of the country’s most exciting new radio personalities.

Dotty’s ear for new music has nurtured her growing reputation as a tastemaker, earning her a position as one of BBC Introducing’s event curators and the role as an ambassador for the PRS Music Foundation.

In March 2015, Dotty was announced as Parlophone Records’ newest A&R, reuniting with president Miles Leonard, who signed her to Virgin Records in 2012.

  • 1Xtra Breakfast Show (BBC 1Xtra)
  • The Dotty Show 1-4pm (BBC 1Xtra)
  • Sounds Like Friday Night (BBC One)