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“I’m going to call this my rollerskating rink mix because it’s got everything from funk, early hip-hop, golden era hip-hop, ’90s hip-hop all the way to southern hip-hop I’d hear in the clubs.”

And so begins two hours of Diplo‘s Rollerskating Thru the Universe mix that gives you one of the best educations in hip-hop you could ever ask for – for free. Giving nods to Salt-n-Pepa, De La Soul, Eric B, Rakim, Slick Rick, Pharcyde, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Big Daddy Kane, Mos Def, Nas, Wu-Tang Clan and loads more.

Diplo’s soft spot for the Brit and CBGB punk scene also comes to the fore, with him including Malcolm McLaren, The Clash, Blondie, Kraftwerk and Queen in the mix.

Head to BBC 1 to hear it in full.

Mica Nantes

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