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Paul Devro, the Pride of Port Alberni

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We tested the Mad Decent DJ's Canadian pop cred—and we got schooled.

As music director for Diplo's Mad Decent label, Vancouver-born DJ Paul Devro is known for having a facile ear for global party beats. But whatever—we decided to challenge him on far-flung Canadian jams to see what kind of childhood flashbacks we could induce. Here, Devro dishes on everything from the Canadian Vanilla Ice to…the Canadian De La Soul.