DJ Spider sits down with DJ Melo-D, a founding member of the world-famous Beat Junkies crew. In light of hip-hop’s 50th anniversary, the Los Angeles party rocker and turntablist reflects on his favorite music from the genre’s early years, the contributions of hip-hop DJs, his relationship with DJ AM, and the late DJ’s influence on open-format culture, plus more.

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Hosted by DJ Spider, The 20 Podcast features conversations with influential DJs, producers, and other music industry professionals.