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Welcome back to Selections, a series of artist-curated playlists from those in the know.

London-born DJ, producer and broadcaster Kenny Allstar has cemented a reputation as one of the UK’s most respected tastemakers.

A proven champion of emerging voices in UK rap and beyond, the BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter has devoted his career to platforming new and rising talent via the radio airwaves and releases such as Block Diaries – a 17-track snapshot of the UK rap landscape in 2018, featuring M Huncho, SL, Abra Cadabra and more. That’s not forgetting his Voice of the Streets freestyle series, nor the influential Mad About Bars series on Mixtape Madness – another freestyle project which has seen the likes of Headie One, M1llionz and our Issue 131 cover star Digga D stepping into the booth for incendiary sessions.

In anticipation of this year’s Strawberries & Creem Festival, at which Kenny Allstar will take to the main stage alongside a yet-to-be-announced line-up of special guests, the broadcaster has stitched together an exclusive playlist comprised of summertime anthems and future festival hits.

“For my ultimate festival playlist I wanted to reflect the sound of now and tomorrow,” he explains. “Fusing some of my favourite genres, from amapiano to dancehall and hip-hop, [these are the] tracks that will define summertime 2022.”

Kenny Allstar plays Strawberries & Cream, Childerley Orchard, on 18 June