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Hear a new Hardwell mix with a tracklist you definitely won’t expect

When you think of Hardwell, you probably think of brash, bombastic mainstage EDM. Over the weekend, though, the Dutchman showed off a different side to his musical personality as a guest on BBC Radio 1’s Diplo and Friends.

After getting the call-up from Diplo, the Revealed Recordings boss put together an hour of tracks that reflect the feel of the show. “Tonight is not your typical Hardwell mix,” Diplo teases in his introduction. “We said if you’re going to come and do a mix for us, we want you to go back to your roots. He’s a huge reggae and dancehall fan, and tonight we’re getting nothing but bashment and dancehall.”

Hardwell then takes over with his own description of the mix. “Back in the day, I started as a hip-hop and dancehall DJ,” he says. “I was part of a movement in Holland called Bubbling Beats, and through that I met Diplo. That’s why he asked me to do this special mix for you all.”

Instead of the big-room tracks he’s playing on his I Am Hardwell summer tour, the DJ works in selections from the likes of Charly Black, Shaggy, Popcaan and Ape Drums. It’s an hour free from the usual frenzy of mash-ups, edits and a capellas.

You can listen to the hour-long mix in the embed below, and look right underneath for the tracklist. The full Diplo episode, which also featured a mix from Swedish DJ Salvatore, is available over at BBC Radio 1’s website.

Tracklist:

Shaggy – I Got You (feat. Jovi Rockwell)
Spice – So Mi Like It (Raw)
Gyptian – Wine Slow
Sanjin & Walshy Fire & Salvatore Ganacci – Nah Tell Dem
Ishawna – Cry Baby [Foota Hype Diss]
Cutty Ranks – A Who Seh Me Dun
Angosoundz – Miqmore
Tifa – The Champ
Mr. Vegas – Certain Law
The Partysquad & Amsterdam Sound System feat. Maikal X – A Good Thing
Leftside – Phat Punani
Broederliefde – Alaka (Versano Laroz Moombahton Bootleg)
Cham – Wine
Popcaan – Ova Dweet
Kreesha Turner feat. T.O.K. – Sexy Gal
Aidonia – Pon Di Cocky (Remix)
Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe – Barrunto (Tropkillaz Remix)
Freddy Moreira & Babel-Ish – Rude Gyal
Konshens – Gal A Bubble
Aidonia – Nuh Boring Gyal
Mr. Vegas – Hot Gal Nuh Fight Ova Man
Tami Chynn – Give It To Me
Konshens – Bruk Off Mi
Demarco – Steady Whine
Johnny Roxx & Fasta & Debrute – Rich Girl
Konshens & J Capri – Pull Up To Mi Bumper
Freddy Moreira & Hato – Back It Up
Lethal Bizzle feat. Diztortion – Fester Skank
Charly Black – Party Animal (BrainDeaD Remix)
Charly Black & J Capri – Whine & Kotch
Menasa – Pum Pum
Dyna & Jonna Fraser – Watah (2k16 Rework)
Ape Drums feat. Major Lazer & Busy Signal – The Way We Do This
Tony Montana – Bala
Braindead – Spread Out
Yung Felix feat. Tellem – Badman Dream
J Capri – Boom and Bend Over
RDX – The Bruk Out Song
Ape Drums – Bashment
GTA – Yolohton