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Gerd Janson delivers masterful Essential Mix debut with array of house and deep techno

Running Back co-label-head Gerd Janson plays everything from Frankie Knuckles to Rødhåd in his debut Essential Mix.

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Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard delivers an Essential Mix for discerning crate-diggers

English musician Joe Goddard, perhaps known best for his work with Hot Chip, has provided an eclectic Essential Mix ahead of his new solo album’s release.

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Listen to Fatboy Slim’s new BBC1 Essential Mix recorded at Bestival 2016

Pete Tong releases Fatboy Slim’s headlining set from Bestival 2016′s Spaceport stage as the latest BBC1 Essential Mix.

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Carl Cox celebrates his last summer at Space Ibiza in bittersweet Essential Mix

The latest Essential Mix is a bittersweet dispatch live from Space Ibiza where Carl Cox will finish out the club’s last summer season before it closes.

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David Guetta dons historic lesson in house music for BBC Essential Mix

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep

David Guetta dishes a vital history lesson in the heyday of house music for his latest BBC Essential Mix offering.

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Martin Garrix takes over the Essential Mix airwaves

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep

Martin Garrix takes over the Essential Mix airwaves

Martin Garrix takes over the Essential Mix airwaves was posted by Andrew Spada, and appeared first on Dancing Astronaut.

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Essential Mix Review: MK holds the fort with unifying house spectacle

MK pens one of the most crucial Essential Mixes of the time, uniting generations and opposing genres with his unapologetic stance on house music.


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Essential Mix Review: DJ Snake’s breakthrough mix hits ears with urban flare

DJ Snake breaks sound barriers on ‘Future Stars’ Essential Mix. Listen now as we run you through the two-hour set.


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Essential Mix Review: Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano deliver on overdue ‘Future Stars’ nod

Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano show the world what it means to be effortlessly transcendent with 2014 Essential Mix.

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Duck Sauce turn the Essential Mix into a DJing masterclass

On Friday night, Duck Sauce made their Essential Mix debut on BBC Radio 1. The takeover, masterminded by Armand Van Helden and A-Trak, transformed the iconic airwaves with 2 hours of their own original productions and a gaggle of old school disco gems. Showcasing numerous cuts from their upcoming album, Quack, the talented duo took their Essential Mix duties as an opportunity to school their peers in Creativity 101. One of the most lively and unique Essential Mixes of 2013, Duck Sauce’s debut is a must listen for fans of any genre. During a time when people claim the art of DJing is “dead,” Armand and A-Trak prove that no matter how the sounds and styles change, the funk is always timeless.


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Essential Mix Review: Nervo proves stage presence secondary, impresses and surprises with eclectic debut

There was more than glowing blonde hair, a smile and a wink to Nervo’s Essential Mix debut.

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Essential Mix Review: Hot Since 82 looks back on meteoric rise, cements validity of hit-making powers

Hot Since 82 has had an engaging last few years. The Leeds based artist — whose real name is Daley Padley — only made the switch to his creatively tipped moniker two years ago. He released “Let It Ride” on Noir that blasted off a fruitful ascent into the house music spotlight. He followed up with records on renowned imprints like Defected and Get Physical — bringing to fruition monster releases like his remix to Yousef’s “Beg” and the Forty Shorty EP. More recently, his distinct bass line work was called upon by Rudimental and Green Velvet – tracks that are seeing constant rotation amongst the industry’s top talents. He used his invitation to Pete Tong’s legendary Essential Mix to stray from the obvious crowd pleasures and don on his personal musical exposition — playing cuts from acts such as Dixon, Agoria, and unreleased material from the man himself.

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Disclosure nod to J Dilla and beyond for debut Essential Mix duties

For fans both new and old, the agenda for Disclosure’s debut Essential Mix was hard to predict. Guy and Howard Lawrence would not recite the music that shot them to star status, but they also probably were not going to regurgitate their recently gold Settle to their fanbase on Radio 1. Disclosure are not an act that can easily be painted with the brush of popular discipline, but with so much attention brewing, there was a considerable middle ground to strike on such hallowed airspace as Radio 1′s Essential Mix.


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Essential Mix Review: Breach — not just all about the ‘Jack’

Breach is the alter-ego of the multitalented singer/songwriter/DJ/producer Ben Westbeech and last week, he visited the Radio 1 decks in the studio for the first time (he was featured on a live mix for the Warehouse Project in 2007).


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Essential Mix Review: Skrillex defies classification; blurs genres and transforms the Radio 1 airwaves

Essential Mix Review: Skrillex blurs genres and transforms Radio 1′s airwaves

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Essential Mix Review: The Juan MacLean mixes live, represents the carefree ethos of DFA Records

The Juan MacLean is a punk rock guitarist turns life-long DFA Records devotee. In the introduction to his Essential Mix from last week, he explains how he linked up with friend and DFA label head and former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy — he was still in live music, in a band named 6 Finger Satellite and Murphy was their sound engineer.

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Editorial: Trance is not dead, the Armin van Buuren Essential Mix edition

Armin’s Essential Mix sparks a look into trance’s staying power in EDM scene.


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Essential Mix Review: Todd Edwards breathes own air into ‘Random Access Memories,’ celebrates new life

It’s no surprise that in lead up to the release of Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories that Radio 1 would invite one of its many collaborators to take the deck for their own two hours of soulful house music. The lucky first nominee was Todd Edwards, and his very exciting Essential Mix premiered on the air last Friday.

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Essential Mix Review: Alix Perez weaves an aural tapestry of liquid, electronica, bass, and more

Alix Perez uses Essential Mix opportunity to educate unknowing ears about the future of drum and bass.

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Essential Mix Review: Maya Jane Coles returns to Radio 1, delivers compelling addition to catalog

This past Friday, Maya Jane Coles returned to the Radio 1 decks for her second appearance on the legendary show.

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