Phil Taggart


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Phil Taggart is the host of ChillDaBeats, available on Spotify, as well as the creator of Phil Taggart's Slacker Podcast. He currently is a drive time host on Sirius XM and presents Friday nights on BBC Radio Ulster. 

He spent 10 years at BBC Radio 1, notably creating and fronting The Chillest Show. 

Phil is an in demand live DJ and is behind the successful Slacker club nights and podcast series. 

He also owns the record label Hometown Records and in 2019 hosted Other Voices Belfast. In 2019, Phil also released his debut book Phil Taggart's Slacker Guide to the Music Industry.

He has appeared regularly on Vevo and Channel 4, as well as recently fronting festival coverage for BBC Northern Ireland of the Bigger Weekend and previously also for BBC3.

Music was his passion from a young age and whilst studying at the University of Ulster, he scooped the BBC/Skillset Young Broadcaster of the Year award.

Born in the town of Omagh in Northern Ireland, Phil's career started initially as a helping hand on BBC Introducing in Northern Ireland.