BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix

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20070916

Featuring an exclusive two hour mix from Diplo.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two hour mix from Diplo.

20070923

Featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Fedde Le Grand.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, with an exclusive two-hour mix from Fedde Le Grand.

20070930

An extended show featuring Layo and Bushwacka, Armand Van Helden and Felix da Housecat.

An extended edition direct from the launch of the Manchester Warehouse Project, featuring Layo and Bushwacka, Armand Van Helden, Krysko and Felix da Housecat.

20071007

With an exclusive two-hour mix from High Contrast.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from High Contrast.

20071013

Direct from the Manchester Warehouse Project with John Digweed.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, live with John Digweed from the Manchester Warehouse Project.

20071020

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks.

20071027

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, with highlights from Cream's 15th Birthday, featuring Pete Tong and Armin Van Buuren.

Highlights from Cream's 15th Birthday, featuring Pete Tong and Armin Van Buuren.

20071103
20071110

Featuring Claude VonStroke.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Claude VonStroke.

20071117

Featuring Sub Club's Harri and Domenic.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Sub Club's Harri and Domenic.

20071124

Featuring Slovenian techno DJ Umek.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Slovenian techno DJ Umek.

20071201

An exclusive two-hour mix from Mr Scruff and DJ Marky recorded at the Warehouse Project.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Mr Scruff and DJ Marky recorded at Manchester's Warehouse Project.

20071208

Featuring Nic Fanciulli and James Zabiela recorded at Manchester's Warehouse Project.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Nic Fanciulli and James Zabiela recorded at Manchester's Warehouse Project.

20071215

Featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Streetlife DJs.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Streetlife DJs.

20071222

Featuring David Guetta and Axwell recorded live at the Manchester Warehouse Project.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Pete Tong, David Guetta and Axwell recorded live at the Manchester Warehouse Project.

20071224

The Radio 1 presenters have dug into the archive for a few Christmas treats. Annie Nightingale takes us back to 1997 for two hours of Daft Punk's amazing Essential Mix.

Annie Nightingale takes us back to 1997 for two hours of Daft Punk's amazing Essential Mix

20071225

Zane Lowe takes us back to 1997 for David Holmes' stunning Northern Soul mix.

The Radio 1 presenters have dug into the archive for a few Christmas treats. Zane Lowe takes us back to 1997 for David Holmes' stunning Northern Soul mix.

20071226

The Radio 1 presenters have dug into the archive for a few Christmas treats. Pete Tong's choice is Paul Oakenfold's Goa-inspired Essential Mix from 1994.

Pete Tong goes back to 1994 for Paul Oakenfold's Goa-inspired Essential Mix.

20071227

The Radio 1 presenters have dug into the archive for a few Christmas treats. Judge Jules' choice is two hours of Tiesto from 2001.

20071228

The Radio 1 presenters have dug into the archive for a few Christmas treats. Annie Mac takes us back to 2005 for a slice of Radio Soulwax.

20071229

Featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Hot Chip.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Hot Chip.

20071231

The Essential Mix of 2007 - does your personal favourite match the choice of the other Radio 1 listeners?

The Essential Mix of 2007 - does your favourite match that of Radio 1's listeners?

20080105

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks. Herve and Sinden are on the decks for a special two-hour mix.

20080112

Featuring Gareth Emery with a special two-hour mix.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Gareth Emery with a special two-hour mix.

20080119

Featuring TC on the decks for a special two-hour mix.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring TC on the decks for a special two-hour mix.

20080126

Featuring a special two-hour mix from Luciano.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a special two-hour mix from Luciano.

20080202

With Benga on the decks for a special two-hour mix.

20080209

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Mark Brown.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Mark Brown on the decks for a special two hour mix.

20080216

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Hernan Cattaneo.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two hour mix from Hernan Cattaneo.

20080223

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks. Featuring Laidback Luke on the decks for a special two-hour mix.

20080301

Featuring a special two-hour mix from Adam Freeland.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a special two-hour mix from Adam Freeland.

20080308

Featuring a special two-hour mix from Copyright.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a special two-hour mix from Copyright.

20080315

Featuring Matthew Dear and Audion.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Matthew Dear and Audion.

20080322

Featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Shlomi Aber.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Shlomi Aber.

20080329

The Essential Mix goes back to Miami for more highlights from the Radio 1 party at the Winter Dance Conference.

Highlights from the Radio 1 party at the Winter Dance Conference in Miami.

20080405

Featuring Carl Cox and Moby.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Carl Cox and Moby.

20080412

The Essential Mix Introducing Tour featuring Pete Tong plus Afterparty's Martin Doorley.

The Essential Mix Introducing Tour – bringing you the UK's best resident DJs, coming live from Afterparty in Huddersfield and featuring Pete Tong plus resident Martin Doorley.

20080419

The Essential Mix Introducing Tour moves to Inside Out in Glasgow.

The Essential Mix Introducing Tour moves to Inside Out in Glasgow, as Judge Jules introduces us to Inside Out's resident DJ Barry Connell.

20080426

The Essential Mix Introducing Tour moves to Moda in Lincoln.

The Essential Mix Introducing Tour moves to Moda in Lincoln, featuring Kissy Sell Out, Jaymo and Andy George.

20080503
20080510

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks - featuring Sebastien Leger on the decks for two hours.

Featuring Sebastien Leger on the decks for two hours.

20080517

Featuring Alex Kidd on the decks for two hours.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Alex Kidd on the decks for two hours.

20080524

Featuring a special two-hour mix from MSTRKRFT.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a special two-hour mix from MSTRKRFT.

20080531

Featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Dirty South.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Dirty South.

20080607

Featuring a Bassline Special with 1Xtra's DJ Q.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a Bassline Special with 1Xtra's DJ Q.

20080614

Direct from Wonderland in Ibiza with Groove Armada.

A special mix from Paul Van Dyk and Richard Durand.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, direct from Wonderland in Ibiza with Groove Armada.

A special Essential Mix from Paul Van Dyk and Richard Durand, recorded at Coloursfest in Glasgow.

20080621

Featuring Crookers on the decks.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a DJ set from Crookers.

20080628

Featuring Roger Sanchez on the decks.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Roger Sanchez.

20080705

Featuring James Zabiela and Booka Shade's sets from Glastonbury 2008.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring James Zabiela and Booka Shade's sets from Glastonbury 2008.

20080712

Featuring an exclusive two hour mix from John O'Callaghan.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two hour mix from John O'Callaghan.

20080719

Featuring an exclusive two hour mix from Deadmau 5.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two hour mix from Deadmau 5.

20080726

Featuring Fred Falke and Kris Menace.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Fred Falke and Kris Menace.

20080802

Featuring a special two-hour mix from Steve Aoki.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a special two-hour mix from Steve Aoki.

20080809

Featuring a special mix from Chase and Status.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a special mix from Chase and Status.

20080816

Featuring a two-hour mix from Paolo Mojo.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a two-hour mix from Paolo Mojo.

20080823

We wind the clock back for a classic Essential Mix from Creamfields in 1998.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks. We wind the clock back for a classic Essential Mix from Creamfields in 1998.

20080830

Featuring a special two-hour mix from Peace Division.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a special two-hour mix from Peace Division.

20080906

Featuring a special two-hour mix from Mason.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a special two-hour mix from Mason.

20080913

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks. It's a Planet Love special with highlights from Northern Ireland's biggest dance music festival.

A Planet Love special with highlights from Northern Ireland's biggest dance music festival

20080920

Featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Riton.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive two-hour mix from Riton.

20080927

Featuring an exclusive mix from Dennis Ferrer.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring an exclusive mix from Dennis Ferrer.

20081004

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring John Dahlback.

20081011

The Essential Mix comes direct from the Warehouse Project in Manchester with Pete Tong and Deadmau5.

Direct from the Warehouse Project in Manchester with Pete Tong and Deadmau5.

20081018

Featuring Calvin Harris on the decks for a two-hour mix.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Calvin Harris on the decks for a two-hour mix.

20081025

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Steve Mac.

20081101

Featuring a set from Luciano recorded in New York.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a set from Luciano recorded in New York.

20081115

Featuring Erol Alkan and A-Trak at 2020 in Bournemouth.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring Erol Alkan and A-Trak at 2020 in Bournemouth.

20090307

The world's best DJs take over on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

20090620

Another guest takes over on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

20091003

Jamie Jones takes over the decks for another Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Jamie Jones takes over the decks for another Radio 1 Essential Mix.

20110312

Hyperdub's Kode 9 drops a bass heavy Essential Mix with exclusives from his new album.

Hyperdub's Kode 9 drops a bass heavy Essential Mix with exclusive music from his new album Black Sun. Kode 9 is Glaswegian producer Steve Goodman and he runs Hyperdub, the label that gave the world Burial and Darkstar.

20150214

Erick Morillo is on the world-famous Essential Mix decks.

20150404

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

20161015

French producer Tchami has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Future House and more from the Parisian producer and DJ Martin Bresso, aka Tchami. Featuring music from Brohug, Jimmy Edgar, Roger Sanchez, Low Steppa and Crookers.

20170422
20170429
2 Bears20120121

take over Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

2 Bears take over Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

2000 And One20101120

The decks are cleared for a new Essential Mix from Dutch techno DJ 2000 and One.

2013's Future Stars...20130105

It's the Essential Mix Future Stars of 2013, with Jonas Rathsman.

It's the Essential Mix Future Stars of 2013, with Pete Tong's choice Perseus and Jonas Rathsman from French Express Records NYC.

A Celebration Of Pete Tong2011040920120106
20120106 (R1)

We celebrated 20 years of Pete Tong on Radio 1 in April 2011 with Pete himself returning to the Essential Mix turntables.

We celebrated 20 years of Pete Tong on Radio 1 in 2011 with Pete returning to the decks.

We celebrated 20 years of Pete Tong on Radio 1 in 2011 with Pete returning to the decks.

We celebrated 20 years of Pete Tong on Radio 1 in 2011 with Pete returning to the decks.

We celebrated 20 years of Pete Tong on Radio 1 in April 2011 with Pete himself returning to the Essential Mix turntables.

We celebrated 20 years of Pete Tong on Radio 1 in 2011 with Pete returning to the decks.

Above & Beyond20110702

are on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Above & Beyond are on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Above And Beyond20110702

Above & Beyond are on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Adriatique20170204

Adriatique take control of the Essential Mix decks.

The two Adrians from Zurich Switzerland make their Essential Mix debut! With music from Peter Kruder, Mano le Tough and Larry Heard, as well as new music from Adriatique themselves.

Afrojack2010071020110105
20110105 (R1)

Afrojack takes to the Radio 1 decks - first broadcast in July 2010.

Afrojack takes to the Radio 1 decks - first broadcast in July 2010.

Rounding off our trio of Essential Mixes, Afrojack takes to the Radio 1 decks - first broadcast in July 2010.

Afrojack takes to the Radio 1 decks - first broadcast in July 2010.

In-demand Dutch DJ and Producer Afrojack (Nick Van Der Wall) makes his eagerly anticipated Essential Mix debut.

He runs Wall Recordings and has released a string of big room tunes on labels like Size and Strictly Rhythm.

Afrojack hits the decks for another Essential Mix.

In-demand Dutch DJ & Producer Afrojack (Nick Van Der Wall) makes his eagerly anticipated Essential Mix debut.

In-demand Dutch DJ & Producer Afrojack (Nick Van Der Wall) makes his eagerly anticipated Essential Mix debut. He runs Wall Recordings and has released a string of big room tunes on labels like Size and Strictly Rhythm.

Alan Fitzpatrick20111112

UK techno producer Alan Fitzpatrick serves up a special Essential Mix.

Alan Fitzpatrick mixes up a thumping Essential Mix!

The Southampton based DJ & Producer is one of UK techno's leading lights. He released his debut album on Adam Beyer's Drumcode, the first long player to be released on the legendary label for five years. He runs his own 8 Sided Dice imprint and has also released music for John Digweed's Bedrock Records, including a former Pete Tong Essential New Tune 'Reflections'.

This, his debut, Essential Mix features new and unreleased material on Drumcode.

Alesso20120324

makes his debut on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Alessandro Lindblad (his real name) is the latest Swedish sensation to come out of the House Mafia camp. He released his first EP less than two years ago on Stockholm label Joia, which is run by Luciano Ingrosso (Sebastian's uncle). He's worked with David Guetta, Avicii and, most notably, his mentor Seb Ingrosso, on the huge track 'Calling', now called 'Lose My Mind'.

Sweden's Alesso makes his debut on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Alex Metric20110416

Alex Metric takes to the decks on the world's favourite mix show.

Alex Metric returns to Radio 1 for his first full length Essential Mix.

Alix Perez20130511

takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

Alix Perez takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

'Alix Perez takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks and debuts material from his new album.

This mix represents my current musical standpoint. It is a snapshot of my past, present and future. I've included various old and new tracks that have influenced me over the course of my musical career. It features a lot of exclusive music from producers who I find are pushing things forward and stand within my musical beliefs and aspirations. I've included exclusive material from my 2nd full length album ""Chroma Chords"", forthcoming on Shogun Audio, alongside some of my older material and a few specifically picked tracks that shaped my musical influence and direction. I hope you enjoy it'. Alix Perez, May 2013.

Aly And Fila20160213

Egyptian trance stars Aly & Fila make their Essential Mix debut with 34 world exclusives.

Egyptian trance stars Aly & Fila make their Essential Mix debut with 34 world exclusives, including the premiere of their new single and a remix of a trance classic!

Ame X Dixon2016040220161231 (R1)

Innervisions bosses Ame and Dixon take control of the first X Series Essential Mix of 2016

Innervisions bosses Ame and Dixon take control of the first X Series Essential Mix of 2016, bringing through a number of exclusives and their ever-unique sound.

Innervisions bosses Ame and Dixon take control of the first X Series Essential Mix of 2016, bringing through a number of exclusives and their ever-unique sound.

Amine Edge And Dance20140712

Marseille's Amine Edge and DANCE are behind the G House sound; a mash-up of hip hop and R&B vocals, dirty bass lines and 4/4 beats. They run CUFF Records and have remixed the likes of Adana Twins, Destructo and Bakermat. Their debut Essential Mix features exclusive material from their label, alongside new music from Zinc and DJ Sneak & Murk.

Amine Edge & DANCE drop the G-house on the Essential Mix!

Marseille's Amine Edge and DANCE are behind the G House sound; a mash-up of hip hop and R&B vocals, dirty bass lines and 4/4 beats. They run CUFF Records and have remixed the likes of Adana Twins, Destructo and Bakermat. Their debut Essential Mix features exclusive material from their label, alongside new music from Zinc and DJ Sneak and Murk.

Amsterdam Dance Event Special20111029

Dutch Night continues with a special Essential Mix recorded at the Amsterdam Dance Event.

Radio 1's night of Dutchness continues with an extended Essential Mix recorded at the Amsterdam Dance Event, featuring Ferry Corsten, Sander Van Doorn, Afrojack and Sidney Samson.

An21 And Max Vangelli20111105

AN21 and Max Vangeli take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Adopted by the Swedish House Mafia, AN21 and Max have been propelled onto the world stage in the last two years.

AN21, aka Antione Josefsson, is Steve Angello's kid brother, whilst Max Vangeli was born and raised in eastern europe before moving to California.

As producers they've released music on mafia labels Siza and Refune and they've remixed the likes of Ellie Goulding and Pendulum.

As DJs they've both just finished massive Ibiza residencies and have been named in the 5 DJs To Watch by DJ magazine.

They are also set to release their debut album which will features collaborations with Example and Dirty South.

AN21 & Max Vangeli take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Adopted by the Swedish House Mafia, AN21 and Max have been propelled onto the world stage in the last two years. AN21, aka Antione Josefsson, is Steve Angello's kid brother, whilst Max Vangeli was born and raised in eastern europe before moving to California.

As producers they've released music on mafia labels Siza and Refune and they've remixed the likes of Ellie Goulding and Pendulum. As DJs they've both just finished massive Ibiza residencies and have been named in the 5 DJs To Watch by DJ magazine. They are also set to release their debut album which will features collaborations with Example and Dirty South.

AN21 & Max Vangeli take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Adopted by the Swedish House Mafia, AN21 and Max have been propelled onto the world stage in the last two years. AN21, aka Antione Josefsson, is Steve Angello's kid brother, whilst Max Vangeli was born and raised in eastern europe before moving to California.

Andhim20150606

German duo andhim take control of the Radio 1 decks.

It's both an honour and a privilege to be asked to enter the Essential Mix Hall of Fame. We wanted to exhibit how beautiful and versatile electronic music can be. Bridging the gap between what we listen to at home and play in the club, whilst adding elements of what we've been up to over the past few years. andhim, June 2015.

It's both an honour and a privilege to be asked to enter the Essential Mix Hall of Fame. We wanted to exhibit how beautiful and versatile electronic music can be. Bridging the gap between what we listen to at home and play in the club, whilst adding elements of what we've been up to over the past few years."" andhim, June 2015.

Andrea Oliva20160723

Andrea Oliva recorded live at ANTS Ibiza.

Radio 1's Essential Mix Ibiza season opens with Switzerland's Andrea Oliva, recorded live at his residency, ANTS at Ushuaia.

For a DJ, doing an Essential Mix is like playing in a final. We're recording the mix live in Ibiza. There are 8,000 people out there and they want to have fun! It's all about showing the essence of the party, and maybe give people a little bit of Ibiza feeling back home"".

Andy Baxter20130831

, resident at Cafe Mambo and Pacha, is on the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

Unsung Ibiza hero Andy Baxter, resident at Cafe Mambo and Pacha, is on the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

'Birmingham born Andy Baxter is a DJ's DJ and one of Ibiza's unsung heroes.

He is resident at the legendary sunset bar Café Mambo and the brand new Booom! He's also held residencies at Pacha and We Love Space. His debut Essential Mix features music from Apollonia, Ricardo Villalobos, Steve Lawler and Baxter Bros.

Andy Baxter, resident at Cafe Mambo and Booom! Ibiza, is on Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Anja Schneider20141004

Mobilee Records boss Anja Schneider takes over the Essential Mix decks.

'""I have spent many nights choosing the tunes I think best reflect my mood and my taste. I have added some unreleased and exclusive tracks including the wonderfully talented Maya Jane Coles 'I Would Fly' which will be out on mobilee in November. The mix is a journey through the changing moods we can experience in one night; happy, sad, wild, sexy and maybe even a little tranquility by the morning. I see things much clearer at night, I live for the night. I hope you enjoy it. Hugs, Anja"".

Berlin's Anja Schneider, boss of Mobilee Records, goes on a musical journey.

Apollonia20141025

, aka Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia and Shonky, have the Essential Mix.

French underground supergroup Apollonia - aka Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia and Shonky - have been friends for over fifteen years and got together as a DJ collective in 2012. They have taken Ibiza by storm over the past two summers, and their DC10 takeover last August was many people's set of the season. They have just released their debut album called 'Tour A Tour', roughly translated as 'taking turns', and neatly describing their one-on-one-off approach to back to back DJing.

Apollonia, aka Dyed Soundorom, Dan Ghenacia and Shonky, have the Essential Mix.

Armin Van Buuren20090530

Armin van Buuren takes over the Radio 1 decks for the Essential Mix.

Armin Van Buuren20130525

is on the decks for a special three-hour Essential Mix.

delivers a special edition three hour Essential Mix.

'With the current trend of giving DJ's only one hour slots at big festivals, I was extremely excited to hear Radio 1 wanted me to do a three hour set for a special Essential Mix. It's been a while since I did my last studio mix so I decided to make something special for you, have a proper build up in this one, starting at 125BPM and building up all the way to a whopping who's afraid of 138BPM! There are also many exclusive first plays in this mix.

The first hour is here to warm you up and set the mood for the mix with exclusives by BT and Alexander Popov. The second hour is mostly about my new artist album 'Intense' that was just released on Positiva / Armada Music, including my new single 'This Is What It Feels Like' and my brand new tracks with Richard Bedford, Laura Jansen, Emma Hewitt and many more. You'll also find some exclusive stuff by Orjan Nilsen and Shogun in the 2nd hour.

Hour number 3 is building to a massive climax with some proper banging and uplifting trance with many exclusives, including a new Simon Patterson, ARDI and a brand new Photographer remix. You'll also find some references to some of my favorite classics and movies in the mix'. Armin Van Buuren, May 2013.

Armin van Buuren is on the decks for a special three-hour Essential Mix.

The first hour is here to warm you up and set the mood for the mix with exclusives by BT & Alexander Popov. The second hour is mostly about my new artist album 'Intense' that was just released on Positiva / Armada Music, including my new single 'This Is What It Feels Like' and my brand new tracks with Richard Bedford, Laura Jansen, Emma Hewitt and many more. You'll also find some exclusive stuff by Orjan Nilsen and Shogun in the 2nd hour.

Armin Van Buuren delivers a special edition three hour Essential Mix.

Art Department20111022

Canada's Art Department take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Canada's Art Department take over Radio 1's Essential Mix. House legend Kenny Glasgow and No 19 label owner Jonny White joined forces in 2009 to form Art Department when Damian Lazarus asked them to submit a remix for his label Crosstown Rebels. They've gone on to work with Soul Clap, Osunlade and Seth Troxler and released their debut album 'The Drawing Board' in early 2011.

Arty20120211

Top Russian trance DJ Arty is on the Essential Mix decks.

Atfc20090131

ATFC take over on the Essential Mix.

Atoms For Peace2013030920130601 (R1)

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich of Atoms For Peace take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich of Atoms For Peace take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

aka Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, look after Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Thom Yorke & Nigel Godrich of Atoms For Peace take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

This exclusive two-hour mix features previously unreleased Radiohead material, new tracks from Thom Yorke and music from Doom, Phon-o, Aphex Twin, Diplo and DJ Slugo.

Atoms For Peace, aka Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich, look after Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Audio Bullys20100327

take over the decks for another Essential Mix.

Audio Bullys take over the decks for another Essential Mix.

Tom Dinsdale & Simon Franks, aka Audio Bullys, dish up two hours of punked up house, dubstep, rock, techno and even Twin Peaks! They release their new album 'Higher Than The Eiffel' on Monday 27th March.

Audiojack20160604

Audiojack make their long-awaited Essential Mix debut.

'We are so happy we get the chance to write this! To us the Essential Mix is simply 'the' defining DJ mix of our generation. It spans twenty years of our lives so we wanted to show some of our musical journey over those last two decades, whilst remaining true to our present selves. For two scruffy lads from Yorkshire to get the chance to mix it is the stuff dreams are made of. We hope you enjoy the mix. :-)"" Audiojack, June 2016.

Audion20160423

Audion takes charge of the Essential Mix decks.

Matthew Dear's techno alter ego Audion takes charge of the Essential Mix decks.

Featuring new music from Jimmy Edgar, Phil Kieran, Gold Panda's alias DJ Jennifer, a brand new Dense and Pika remix of 'Mouth To Mouth' and a brand new Audion track from his forthcoming album.

Techno reigns supreme on this one, highlighting songs that inspire the sound of Audion. Thanks to all of the artists on this mix for doing what you do, day in and day out for the love of quality mind bending music. Jan on"". Matthew Dear/Audion April 2016.

Featuring new music from Jimmy Edgar, Phil Kieran, Gold Panda's alias DJ Jennifer, a brand new Dense & Pika remix of 'Mouth To Mouth' and a brand new Audion track from his forthcoming album.

Matthew Dear's techno alter ego Audion takes charge of the Essential Mix decks.

Avicii20101211

takes to Radio 1's special decks for the week's Essential Mix.

Avicii takes to Radio 1's special decks for the week's Essential Mix.

Axwell & Norman Doray20111230

Axwell and Norman Doray, recorded live in Miami, are on Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Axwell and Norman Doray, recorded live in Miami, are on Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Axwell And Norman Doray2011042320111230 (R1)

Axwell and Norman Doray, recorded live in Miami, are on Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Axwell and Norman Doray, recorded live in Miami, are on Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Add some Miami heat into your Christmas as we head back to April 2011 for Axwell and Norman Doray, recorded live in the States, on the Essential Mix decks.

Another DJ takes over the Essential Mix decks.

Axwell And Riva Starr From Miami 201120160319

The Essential Mix rewinds to Miami 2011 with Axwell and Riva Starr.

Azari & Iii20120114

take to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

Azari & III take to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

Azari And Iii20120114

Azari & III, aka Alixander III and Dinamo Azari, make their Essential Mix debut.

Azari & III, aka Alixander III & Dinamo Azari, make their Essential Mix debut.

The Canadian duo met in 2008 whilst working in a vast warehouse studio complex in Toronto's Parkdale neighbourhood. They released their self-titled debut album in 2011, which included Pete Tong's Essential Tune of 2011 'Hungry For the Power'. They've also collaborated with the Friendly Fires and remixed Cut Copy, Booka Shade and Creep from of the XX).

Baauer20160326

The world's best DJs take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Baauer makes his Essential Mix debut, delivering an eclectic two hours of music, including trap, garage, dubstep, hip-hop and more.

Basement Jaxx2010102320101231
20101231 (R1)

The decks are cleared for a brand new Essential Mix from the legendary Basement Jaxx.

Another chance to hear Basement Jaxx's amazing Essential Mix from earlier in 2010.

Another chance to hear Basement Jaxx's amazing Essential Mix from earlier in 2010.

Another chance to hear Basement Jaxx's amazing Essential Mix from earlier in 2010.

Bbc Radio 1's Essential Mix At Glastonbury20100626

Glastonbury clears the decks for the Essential Mix - featuring Annie Mac, Chase and Status, Rusko and Toddla T.

Featuring Annie Mac, Chase and Status, Rusko and Toddla T.

Glastonbury special edition of the Essential Mix - with Annie Mac, Toddla T, Chase & Status and Skream on the decks.

Glastonbury clears the decks for the Essential Mix - featuring Annie Mac, Chase and Status, Rusko and Toddla T.

Featuring Annie Mac, Chase and Status, Rusko and Toddla T.

A special Glastonbury Essential Mix - with Annie Mac, Toddla T, Chase & Status and Skream

Beardyman2011012220111227
20111227 (R1)

Another chance to hear Beardyman's unique Essential Mix from January 2011.

Another chance to hear Beardyman's unique Essential Mix from January 2011.

Another chance to hear Beardyman's unique Essential Mix from January 2011.

Beat Boxing Beardyman20110122

Beat boxer Beardyman unleashes a Radio 1 Essential Mix with a difference!

Music and featured items

1.

Untitled

All tracks performed by Beardyman

2.

Charles Wright and The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself

3.

Hall and Oates Hall and Oates - I Can't Go For That

4.

Beardyman - You're Not Part Of Me

5.

A Tribe Called Quest A Tribe Called Quest - Can I Kick It

6.

Saint Etienne Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart

7.

Beardyman - All The Girls Be Touching My Ooh

8.

Cee Lo Green Cee Lo Green - Forget You

9.

Kings of Tomorrow - Finally

10.

Beardyman - Cheese And Crackers

11.

Tomcraft - Happiness

12.

Beardyman - Unzip My Armpits

13.

Daft Punk Daft Punk - Da Funk

14.

Underworld Underworld - King Of Snake

15.

Beardyman - Going Deep

16.

Shakedown - At Night

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Beardyman - I Don't Know

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Beardyman - Get Dutty

19.

Leftfield Leftfield - Phat Planet

20.

Beardyman - I Don't Want To Be Your Friend

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Beardyman - Pyramid, Square, Rectangle, Yeah!

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Beardyman - Glonk

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Power Of Love

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Beardyman - We Don't Know Where We're Going

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The All Seeing I - The Beat Goes On

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Beardyman - Back It Up

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Beardyman - 'Av It

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Beardyman - Not What You Planned For

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Beardyman - Aahh

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The Devlins - Crossing The River

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Beardyman - Ready For The Burn

32.

Leftfield Leftfield - Release The Pressure

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band - Express Yourself

Hall & Oates Hall & Oates - I Can't Go For That

Bedouin20161008

Bedouin has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Ben Klock20151010

Techno heavyweight Ben Klock weighs in on the Essential Mix.

Techno star and Berghain resident Ben Klock makes his Essential Mix debut with music from Josh Wink, Mike Dunn, Spencer Parker & much more. One for the lovers of real raw techno!

Ben Ufo20131005

Hessle Audio's Ben UFO takes control of the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

, real name Ben Thomson, is one third of the pioneering dubstep label Hessle Audio, alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea.

He holds down a weekly show on the influential bass music station Rinse FM and he's responsible for two of the finest mix albums of recent years; the magnificent Rinse:16 and Fabriclive 67. Can he make it three out of three on Radio 1's Essential Mix?!

Listen out for brand new music from Paul Woolford (aka Special Request), Pearson Sound, L.I.E.S. Records and Hessle Audio.

Ben UFO, real name Ben Thomson, is one third of the pioneering dubstep label Hessle Audio, alongside Pearson Sound and Pangaea.

He holds down a weekly show on the influential bass music station Rinse FM and he's responsible for two of the finest mix albums of recent years; the magnificent Rinse:16 and Fabriclive 67. Can he make it three out of three on Radio 1's Essential Mix?!

Best Of 2012: Alesso2012032420121225
20121225 (R1)

Another chance to hear Sweden's Alesso making his debut on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Alesso makes his debut on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Alessandro Lindblad (his real name) is the latest Swedish sensation to come out of the House Mafia camp. He released his first EP less than two years ago on Stockholm label Joia, which is run by Luciano Ingrosso (Sebastian's uncle). He's worked with David Guetta, Avicii and, most notably, his mentor Seb Ingrosso, on the huge track 'Calling', now called 'Lose My Mind'.

Another chance to hear Sweden's Alesso making his debut on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Alesso makes his debut on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Best Of 2012: Avicii @ Creamfields20121226

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads back to a wet Creamfields with Avicii.

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads back to a wet Creamfields 2012 with Avicii and a set leaning heavy on the mash-ups.

Best Of 2012: Drumsound And Bassline Smith2012092220121225
20121225 (R1)

The East Midlands trio of Andy Wright, Benjamin Wiggett and Simon 'Bassline' Smith met at their local D&B night in Derby in. They started releasing music on their own Technique imprint in the late nineties. They've also released music on classic labels like V, Breakbeat Chaos and Good Looking. And they are behind cross-over bangers ‘Close’, ‘What Can You Do For Me’ and ‘Through The Night’.

Drumsound & Bassline Smith take charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Drumsound and Bassline Smith take charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Drumsound & Bassline Smith take charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Best Of 2012: Dusky2012101320121227
20121227 (R1)

Hot London duo Dusky make their Radio 1 Essential Mix debut.

Dusky are London based producers Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. They've been causing a huge stir amongst a wide range of DJs with tracks like Flo Jam and their remixes of Above and Beyond, Cloud 9 and Hot Chip. They met at sixth form college in Camden Town, London and released their debut album on Anjunadeep in 2011.

Another chance to hear hot London duo Dusky make their Radio 1 Essential Mix debut.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks.

Dusky are London based producers Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. They've been causing a huge stir amongst a wide range of DJs with tracks like Flo Jam and their remixes of Above & Beyond, Cloud 9 and Hot Chip. They met at sixth form college in Camden Town, London and released their debut album on Anjunadeep in 2011.

Another chance to hear hot London duo Dusky make their Radio 1 Essential Mix debut.

Best Of 2012: Feed Me2012090820121225
20121225 (R1)

Radio 1 goes back to September 2012 for Feed Me's tasty Essential Mix.

Radio 1 goes back to September 2012 for Feed Me's tasty Essential Mix.

Best Of 2012: Groove Armada2012050520121228
20121228 (R1)

Another chance to hear Groove Armada's deep and dirty warehouse-inspired mix.

Groove Armada return to Radio 1's Essential Mix. Andy and Tom deliver a deep and dirty warehouse inspired mix.

Previewing new material from a forthcoming EP, re-edits of GA classics and a whole stack of house, techno and acid - Lights down for this one people!

Groove Armada return to Radio 1's Essential Mix. Andy & Tom deliver a deep and dirty warehouse inspired mix.

Another chance to hear Groove Armada's deep and dirty warehouse-inspired mix.

Groove Armada return to Radio 1's Essential Mix. Andy & Tom deliver a deep and dirty warehouse inspired mix.

Best Of 2012: Hot Chip2012060220121227
20121227 (R1)

‘I don’t got no Abba, I don’t play no Gabba!’

Hot Chip take to the decks for tonight’s Essential Mix, journeying through house, garage, funk, soul and techno.

Hot Chip take to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Hot Chip take to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Best Of 2012: Jacques Lu Cont2012071420121228
20121228 (R1)

Jacques Lu Cont drops exclusive new material on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

After going off to produce albums for Madonna and the Killers, Jacques Lu Cont (aka Stuart Price), is back in the DJ booth and back on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Listen out for brand new 'tracques' as well as his unreleased remix of Coldplay's 'Charie Brown'

Jacques Lu Cont drops exclusive new material on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Best Of 2012: Maceo Plex2012021820121228
20121228 (R1)

Maceo Plex takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Tonight US-born, Spain-based DJ/Producer Maceo Plex blesses the Essential Mix turntables for the first time, dropping a mixture of old and brand-new tunes, representing the sound he's forged through his recent releases on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Ellum Audio and No.19 Music!

If you like your house deep, funky and sexy this one is not to be missed.

Maceo Plex takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Tonight US-born, Spain-based DJ/Producer Maceo Plex blesses the Essential Mix turntables for the first time, dropping a mixture of old and brand-new tunes, representing the sound he's forged through his recent releases on labels such as Crosstown Rebels, Ellum Audio and No.19 Music!

Best Of 2012: Matt Tolfrey In Ibiza20121227

Matt Tolfrey, recorded live at Sankeys Ibiza, is on the Essential Mix decks.

Best Of 2012: Nicholas Jaar2012051920121227
20121227 (R1)

Radio 1 goes back to May 2012 for Nicolas Jaar's magical two-hour musical journey.

Nicolas Jaar serves up a magical two-hour musical journey for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

I've watched Jurassic Park twice in my life - once when I was six and the second time a couple of weeks ago. It inspired me to think about how gaps in time change our way of perceiving"".

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

Radio 1 goes back to May 2012 for Nicolas Jaar's magical two-hour musical journey.

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

Best Of 2012: Pete Tong In Ibiza20121228

Head back to Radio 1's Ibiza Weekend with highlights from Pete Tong's set at Privilege!

Best Of 2012: Photek2012100620130102
20130102 (R1)

Radio 1 heads back to October 2012 when Photek returned to Radio 1 for a new Essential Mix

Photek, aka Rupert Parkes, established himself as one of the UK's most groundbreaking producers in the 90's, with a string of classic releases for Metalheadz, Certificate 18 and his own Photek Productions.

After the release of his album 'Solaris' for Virgin records, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he scored music for film and television, including the Italian Job remake and Pirates Of The Carribbean. He was nominated for a Grammy award for his remix of Daft Punk's 'End Of Line' from the Tron Legacy soundtrack.

This is his first Essential Mix since 1997 and it features new material from his forthcoming album Ku:Palm, as well as new music from Grenier, Calibre and Sasha.

Radio 1 heads back to October 2012 when Photek returned to Radio 1 for a new Essential Mix

Photek, aka Rupert Parkes, established himself as one of the UK's most groundbreaking producers in the 90's, with a string of classic releases for Metalheadz, Certificate 18 and his own Photek Productions.

After the release of his album 'Solaris' for Virgin records, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he scored music for film and television, including the Italian Job remake and Pirates Of The Carribbean. He was nominated for a Grammy award for his remix of Daft Punk's 'End Of Line' from the Tron Legacy soundtrack.

Best Of 2012: Rustie2012040720121226
20120421 (R1)
20121226 (R1)

Warp Record's Rustie is in charge of the week's Essential Mix!

Glaswegian producer/DJ Russell Whyte, aka Rustie is this week's Essential Mixer.

He burst out of Glasgow's Numbers party crew alongside the likes of Hudson Mohawk and Jackmaster.

Rustie is signed to the legendary Warp Records and he's also released music on labels like Hyperdub and Stuff Records. He's remixed Modeselektor and Jamie Lidell. And he scooped the Guardian's ‘First Album Award’ late last year for his stunning debut ‘Glass Swords’ which features the single Surph.

Listen out for new tracks in the mix from Hudson Mohawk, Surkin, Dorian Concept and of course Rustie himself.

Warp Record's Rustie is in charge of the week's Essential Mix!

Warp Record's Rustie is in charge of the week's Essential Mix!

Glaswegian producer/DJ Russell Whyte, aka Rustie is this week's Essential Mixer.

He burst out of Glasgow's Numbers party crew alongside the likes of Hudson Mohawk and Jackmaster.

Rustie is signed to the legendary Warp Records and he's also released music on labels like Hyperdub and Stuff Records. He's remixed Modeselektor and Jamie Lidell. And he scooped the Guardian's ‘First Album Award’ late last year for his stunning debut ‘Glass Swords’ which features the single Surph.

Best Of 2012: Solomun2012072820121226
20121226 (R1)

Radio 1 heads back to July 2012 when Hamburg's Solomun made his Essential Mix debut.

Hamburg's Solomun makes his Essential Mix debut.

Mladen Solomun, born in Bosnia, runs the Diynamic record label out of Hamburg. The label is home to the likes of Stimming and David August, as well as Solomun's own productions. He's also released music on Get Physical, Sonar Kollektiv, Dessous and more. And summer 2012 sees Solomun take up a label residency at Sankey's in Ibiza.

Radio 1 heads back to July 2012 when Hamburg's Solomun made his Essential Mix debut.

Hamburg's Solomun makes his Essential Mix debut.

Best Of 2012: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs2012081820121226
20121226 (R1)

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs control of the Essential Mix decks.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, aka Orlando Higginbottom, grabs a rare chance to Dj and play other people's music!

Here he drops new music from Eats Everything, Dusky, JD Twitch and Scuba, alongside classics from Leftfield, Todd Terry and Tom Tom Club.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs control of the Essential Mix decks.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, aka Orlando Higginbottom, grabs a rare chance to Dj and play other people's music!

Best Of Radio 1's Big Weekend Essential Mixes20100522

The best of the Essential Mixes from Radio 1's Big Weekend, featuring Deadmau5, Laurent Garnier and Mylo.

Featuring Deadmau5, Laurent Garnier and Mylo.

Bicep20140927

Bicep take control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

It was an honour to be asked to contribute to a mix series which we have been listening to throughout our teens growing up in Belfast. In this mix we tried to cover quite a lot of ground, across a fairly wide spectrum of our taste, whilst still keeping it club focused"" Bicep September 2014.

It was an honour to be asked to contribute to a mix series which we have been listening to throughout our teens growing up in Belfast. In this mix we tried to cover quite a lot of ground, across a fairly wide spectrum of our taste, whilst still keeping it club focused Bicep September 2014.

Black Coffee20151121

South African house legend Black Coffee makes his Essential Mix debut.

Black Coffee: ""Right where I was destined to be, doing a mix for the legendary Essential Mix."

Black Coffee: ""Right where I was destined to be, doing a mix for the legendary Essential Mix.

Blame20090228

Blame takes over the world's biggest decks with a two hour exclusive mix.

Blond:ish20160416

Canada's Blond:ish deliver an hypnotic two hours featuring brand new tracks and edits.

Canada's Blond:ish deliver an hypnotic two hours, recorded partly in a makeshift studio on the beach in Tulum, Mexico. Featuring brand new tracks and edits.

Bob Moses20160305

Canadian duo Bob Moses make their Essential Mix debut with a stunning two hours of music.

Canadian duo Bob Moses make their Essential Mix debut, with a stunning two hours of music - including tracks from Session Victim, Roman Flügel, Brian Eno and a selection of artists from their hometown, Vancouver.

Bob Moses: ""This mix was a great tool for us to define the next steps of where we want our sound to go, and to revisit where we currently see ourselves amongst our favorite music.

Bonobo20140412

takes control of the world's favourite mix show.

Bonobo takes control of the world's favourite mix show.

'Simon Green, aka Bonobo, is a British producer and DJ signed to Ninja Tune. He's also a prolific live artist, playing 140 sold out shows last year and, as a result, making it into the Top 20 Live Acts on Resident Advisor. His Essential Mix features remixes for Maya Jane Coles and London Grammar, as well new music from Machinedrum and Martyn.

Boy 8 Bit20100515

This is Boy 8 Bit's debut Essential Mix, and he's done a cracking job of it.

His mix features tracks from the likes of Ali Love, Mele, Leftfield, Yousef and Florence and The Machine.

Boy 8 Bit hits the decks for another Essential Mix.

This is Boy 8 Bit's debut Essential Mix, and he's done a cracking job of it. His mix features tracks from the likes of Ali Love, Mele, Leftfield, Yousef and Florence and The Machine.

Boys Noize20091010

take over the decks for another Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Boys Noize take over the decks for another Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Boys Noize take over the decks for another Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Breach, Aka Ben Westbeech20130706

, takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

'Singer-songwriter Ben Westbeech showcases his Breach moniker, with two hours of jacking underground house music from the likes of Deetron, Paul Woolford and New York Transit Authority.

Breach, aka Ben Westbeech, takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Breach, aka Ben Westbeech, drops a jacking Essential Mix.

Breakage2010050120110104
20110104 (R1)

Next up, it's Breakage and his Essential Mix from back in May 2010.

Next up it's Breakage and their Essential Mix from back in May 2010.

hit the decks for the Essential Mix.

Next up, it's Breakage and his Essential Mix from back in May 2010.

Breakage hit the decks for the Essential Mix.

Next up it's Breakage and their Essential Mix from back in May 2010.

Brodinski20110402

French DJ Brodinski throws down an eclectic Essential Mix.

from France hits the Essential Mix decks.

Tastemaking Frenchman Brodinski throws down an eclectic Essential mix, referencing techno, hip hop, bass music, moombahton and more.

Brookes Brothers20110723

take over the decks on the world's favourite mix show.

Brookes Brothers take over the decks on the world's favourite mix show.

Brookes Brothers On The Essential Mix!20110723

Brookes Brothers take over the decks on the world's favourite mix show.

Brookes Brothers take over the decks on the world's favourite mix show, mixing drum n bass through to dubstep, via house and garage!

They drop some exclusives from Nero, as well as a brand new tune of their own, alongside bangers from Chase and Status, Nero, Roots Manuva and SBTRKT!

Tracklist coming soon!

Buraka Som Sistema2010041020110105
20110105 (R1)

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with Buraka Som Sistema.

take over the Essential Mix decks.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with Buraka Som Sistema.

Buraka Som Sistema take over the Essential Mix decks.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with Buraka Som Sistema.

Butch20120303

Germany's Butch is on the decks for the week's Essential Mix.

Butch makes a chunky and funky Essential Mix debut!

Butch makes a chunky and funky Essential Mix debut!

Butch, real name Bulent Gurler, is a former graffiti artist turned producer from Mainz in Germany. He's released music on labels like Trapez and Cecille and hit the heights with his debut album 'Papillon' on Great Stuff. As a DJ he's built up a dedicated following at legendary clubs like the Fabric in London and Cocoon in Frankfurt and he spent last summer as resident at Sankey's Carnival in Ibiza.

Butch is Resident Advisor's most charted artist and he's been voted Best Producer by Groove Magazine for the past two years.

Calvin Harris, Live In Carlisle20110521

Calvin Harris, recorded live at Uber in Carlisle, is on the decks for the week's Essential Mix.

Calvin Harris, recorded live at Uber in Carlisle, is on the decks for the Essential Mix.

Calyx And Teebee20121208

take charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Calyx and Teebee take charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Calyx & Teebee are Larry Cons and Torgeir Byrknes. They've been making music as a duo, and as solo artists, since the late nineties.

Labels like Moving Shadow and Metalheadz have put out their music. And their tunes have also popped up on games like Midnight Club and Grand Theft Auto 3.

They signed exclusively to Andy C’s Ram Records earlier this year. And they’ve just released their first album for the label called ‘All Or Nothing’.

This excellent Essential Mix features new and classic drum & bass from artists including dBridge, Photek, Wilkinson and Dilinjah. House & techno from Trentemoller, Gui Boratto and Stimming. Hip-hop from the likes of The Roots, J Dilla and Roots Manouva. And even soundtrack music from Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Caribou2014101820151219 (R1)

is on the Essential Mix decks.

'Right now is an exciting time for me, with a new album about to come out and a world tour about to kick off. But it also means I'll be taking a break from all the DJing I've been doing as Daphni over the last few years. So this mix incorporates some of the music I've been playing in my DJ sets over the last little while and also some of the music I've been making. It features exclusive new music from friends of mine, Joy Orbison and Boddika, Pearson Sound, Les Sins, Anthony Naples and two new tracks from me under my Daphni alias. It was a lot of fun to record - I hope you enjoy it!' Dan Snaith (aka Caribou and Daphni), October 2014.

Caribou is on the Essential Mix decks.

Caribou is on the Essential Mix decks.

'Right now is an exciting time for me, with a new album about to come out and a world tour about to kick off. But it also means I'll be taking a break from all the DJing I've been doing as Daphni over the last few years. So this mix incorporates some of the music I've been playing in my DJ sets over the last little while and also some of the music I've been making. It features exclusive new music from friends of mine, Joy Orbison & Boddika, Pearson Sound, Les Sins, Anthony Naples and two new tracks from me under my Daphni alias. It was a lot of fun to record - I hope you enjoy it!' Dan Snaith (aka Caribou & Daphni), October 2014.

'Right now is an exciting time for me, with a new album about to come out and a world tour about to kick off. But it also means I'll be taking a break from all the DJing I've been doing as Daphni over the last few years. So this mix incorporates some of the music I've been playing in my DJ sets over the last little while and also some of the music I've been making. It features exclusive new music from friends of mine, Joy Orbison & Boddika, Pearson Sound, Les Sins, Anthony Naples and two new tracks from me under my Daphni alias. It was a lot of fun to record - I hope you enjoy it!' Dan Snaith (aka Caribou & Daphni), October 2014.

'Right now is an exciting time for me, with a new album about to come out and a world tour about to kick off. But it also means I'll be taking a break from all the DJing I've been doing as Daphni over the last few years. So this mix incorporates some of the music I've been playing in my DJ sets over the last little while and also some of the music I've been making. It features exclusive new music from friends of mine, Joy Orbison and Boddika, Pearson Sound, Les Sins, Anthony Naples and two new tracks from me under my Daphni alias. It was a lot of fun to record - I hope you enjoy it!' Dan Snaith (aka Caribou and Daphni), October 2014.

Carl Cox20090411

Carl Cox takes over on Radio 1's essential decks.

Carl Cox In Ibiza20160805

Carl Cox, recorded live in Ibiza, is on the decks for the first of two Essential Mixes!

Carl Cox, recorded live during his last ever summer season at Space in Ibiza, is on the decks for the first of two special Essential Mixes!

Carl Cox Live At Space20141011

Carl Cox, recorded live at Space Ibiza's closing party, provides the Essential Mix.

Carl Craig2011022620120105
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20120105 (R1)

Another chance to hear Carl Craig on Radio 1's Essential Mix decks from Feburary 2011.

takes to the Essential Mix decks to celebrate 20 years of Planet E.

Carl Craig takes to the Essential Mix decks to celebrate 20 years of Planet E.

Another chance to hear Carl Craig on Radio 1's Essential Mix decks from Feburary 2011.

Another chance to hear Carl Craig on Radio 1's Essential Mix decks from Feburary 2011.

Caspa20090711

Caspa takes to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Cassy20160611

Britton delivers a mix that weaves in soul, jazz and RnB with house and techno.

British born, Austrian raised Cassy Britton delivers a mix that weaves in soul, jazz and R&B with house and techno. Featuring brand new music from her debut album 'Donna', set to be released on Aus Music.

Cassy Britton delivers a mix that weaves in soul, jazz and RnB with house and techno.

Catz 'n Dogz20130420

Polish production duo Catz n' Dogz are in the hotseat for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

A couple of months ago, when we heard that we were going to get to mix our first Essential Mix, we had absolutely no idea what we were going to do. It's a very big deal for us to do this mix. We decided to use a lot of old records and tracks that we really liked when we first started playing together in our hometown in Poland. That's why, for example, we asked Jacek Sienkiewicz to send us 'Dream Machine' and also why we included Michael Mayer 'Speaker'.

There is a lot of old vinyl that we included especially for our Essential Mix. Harry Kane, T-RWKR, Arto Mwambe, Needs, Terry Brooks and one of our all time favourite records from Alex Cortex that we even edited specially. We really have to thank Axel Boman for introducing us to Bassroots 'Good Life' and Marcin Czubala because we discovered Sofrito Specials through him.

There is something from our label Pets Recordings, that our friend Nikola Baytala from San Francisco will put out at the end of May. It will be his first EP for many years and this track is probably one of the most trippy things we've ever released. That's why we love it so much! There are a lot of tracks in the mix that have their own story but, for now, we're gonna let the music speak for itself'. Catz 'n Dogz, April 2013.

A couple of months ago, when we heard that we were going to get to mix our first Essential Mix, we had absolutely no idea what we were going to do. It's a very big deal for us to do this mix. We decided to use a lot of old records and tracks that we really liked when we first started playing together in our hometown in Poland. That's why, for example, we asked Jacek Sienkiewicz to send us 'Dream Machine' and also why we included Michael Mayer 'Speaker'.

Cedric Gervais20130323

Miami's Cedric Gervais takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Cedric Gervais is a French born, Florida based DJ and Producer. He became the youngest ever resident at Paris' famous Queen club when he was just 15 years old, before moving to Miami in the late nineties. He's been a resident at some of the city's most iconic venues, including Crobar (now Cameo), Nikki Beach and Space. As a producer he has worked with and remixed the likes of Lenny Kraviz and Lana Del Ray. And he was behind the infectious 'Molly', which was infamously name checked on stage by Madonna.

Cedric Gervais is a French born, Florida based DJ & Producer. He became the youngest ever resident at Paris' famous Queen club when he was just 15 years old, before moving to Miami in the late nineties. He's been a resident at some of the city's most iconic venues, including Crobar (now Cameo), Nikki Beach and Space. As a producer he has worked with and remixed the likes of Lenny Kraviz and Lana Del Ray. And he was behind the infectious 'Molly', which was infamously name checked on stage by Madonna.

Chase And Status And Cirez D At Creamfields20160903

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads to Creamfields with Chase & Status and Cirez D recorded live.

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads to Creamfields with Chase and Status and Cirez D recorded live.

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads to Creamfields with Chase & Status and Cirez D recorded live

Chemical Brothers And Jackmaster B2b Armand Van Helden Live At Parklife20160618

Chemical Brothers & Jackmaster B2B Armand Van Helden live at Parklife

We have returned from Parklife with two of the biggest sets of the weekend. Jackmaster and Armand Van Helden go B2B, while the Chemical Brothers don't hold back on the hits...

Chemical Brothers Live At Parklife20160618

Chemical Brothers take control of the decks, recorded live at Parklife in Manchester.

Chemical Brothers take control of the decks, recorded live at Parklife in Manchester, plus other highlights from the festival.

Chemical Brothers take control of the decks, recorded live at Parklife in Manchester, plus other highlights from the festival...

Chris Lake20100814

Cream Ibiza resident Chris Lake takes over the decks for another Essential Mix.

Chris Lake is one of the UK's most accomplished house producers. He hit the top 40 in 2006 with 'Changes' and scored the first 'Essential New Tune' of 2010 on Pete Tong's show with the Michael Woods remix of 'I Said'. He is a resident at Cream in Ibiza for the Deadmau5 & Friends night.

Christian Smith20100116

Christian Smith is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

The founder of Tronic Records delivers his second Essential Mix. He's a Swedish Born, Sao Paolo based, DJ and producer and he's been on a hot streak of form in the last year, dominating dance music download charts like Beatport with tracks like 'Air Miles', 'Daytona' and 'Elixir'.

The founder of Tronic Records delivers his second Essential Mix. He's a Swedish Born, Sao Paolo based, DJ & producer and he's been on a hot streak of form in the last year, dominating dance music download charts like Beatport with tracks like 'Air Miles', 'Daytona' and 'Elixir'.

Chuckie20100612

The King of Dirty Dutch from Holland makes his debut on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

He was behind the worldwide smash 'Let The Bass Kick in Miami Girl' and he's remixed the likes of Sergio Mendes and David Guetta.

Chuckie hits the decks for the Essential Mix.

The King of Dirty Dutch from Holland makes his debut on Radio 1's Essential Mix. He was behind the worldwide smash 'Let The Bass Kick in Miami Girl' and he's remixed the likes of Sergio Mendes and David Guetta.

Claptone20150425

is in control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Claptone is in control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Claude Vonstroke20131123

returns to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

The Dirtybird boss Barclay Crenshaw, aka Claude VonStroke, is behind tracks like 'Who's Afraid Of Detroit', 'Deep Throat', 'The Whistler' and 'Vocal Chords'; and has just released his third artist album 'Urban Animal' which features 'Can't Wait' and 'The Clapping Track'.

Fresh off a bumper year of touring, which included the first Dirtybird weekly Ibiza Residency, VonStroke returns for his second Essential Mix which features exclusive new material from Catz N Dogz and Doorly.

Claude VonStroke returns to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

The Dirtybird boss Barclay Crenshaw, aka Claude VonStroke, is behind tracks like 'Who's Afraid Of Detroit', 'Deep Throat', 'The Whistler' and 'Vocal Chords'; and has just released his third artist album 'Urban Animal' which features 'Can't Wait' and 'The Clapping Track'.

Coldcut X Seven Davis Jr20150926

Coldcut and Seven Davis Jr share the turntables for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Coldcut and Seven Davis Jr share the Essential Mix turntables to celebrate Ninja Tune's twenty-fifth anniversary.

Cosmic Gate20110212

Cosmic Gate are on the decks for the week's Essential Mix.

German DJs Cosmic Gate (Bossi and Nic Chagall) take control of Radio 1's Essential Mix this week. They've been making music together for over 11 years and they enjoyed Top 10 success in 2001 with the crossover hit 'Firewire'. They've shifted towards a deeper, edgier sound in recent years, with productions for labels like Maelstrom and remixes for Oceanlab, Deadmau5 and Robbie Rivera maintaining the their position as one of the most in demand acts in trance.

Check out our minimix sampler of the show over on the Radio 1 Dance Blog.

The decks are cleared for another Essential Mix.

The decks are cleared for another Essential Mix.

Crazy Cousinz20090912

Crazy Cousinz take over for a special UK Funky Essential Mix.

Cream @ Privilege20120811

Highlights from Cream's night at Privilege as part of Radio 1's Ibiza weekend.

Highlights from Cream's night at Privilege as part of Radio 1's Ibiza weekend, featuring Chase and Status, Sebastian Ingrosso, Benny Benassi and Pete Tong!

Creamfields Ibiza: Mk And Steve Angello20150808

Highlights from the first Creamfields Ibiza with MK and Steve Angello.

Creamfields Special2008082420111226

A five-hour extravaganza featuring Pete Tong, 2 Many DJs, Sasha, Eric Prydz and others.

...Creamfields Special. The Essential Mix heads to the Creamfields tenth anniversary for a five-hour extravaganza featuring Pete Tong, 2 Many DJs, Sasha, Eric Prydz and others.

Enjoy Eric Prydz, Eddie Halliwell and more captured live at Creamfields.

Creamfields Special20090905

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads to Creamfields with highlights from Mark Knight and Yousef's sets.

Radio 1 heads to Creamfields with highlights from Mark Knight and Yousef's sets.

Creamfields Special2011090220111226 (R1)

Enjoy Eric Prydz, Eddie Halliwell, Judge Jules, Jack Beats and A Trak captured live at Creamfields, which took place in Daresbury Cheshire over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

50,000 people flocked to see over 200 DJs and live acts play over three full on days and nights!

Enjoy Eric Prydz, Eddie Halliwell and more captured live at Creamfields.

Creamfields Special2012090120111226

Avicii, Richie Hawtin and Seth Troxler, recorded live at Creamfields 2012, are amongst the highlights in a specially extended Essential Mix.

Avicii, Richie Hawtin and Seth Troxler are amongst the highlights.

Avicii and Loadstar recorded live at Creamfields. Plus a brand new mix from Richie Hawtin.

Avicii and Loadstar recorded live at Creamfields. Plus a brand new mix from Richie Hawtin, recorded live in Berlin. This replaces coverage of Sunday at Creamfields, which was cancelled due to severe weather and flooding on site.

Enjoy Eric Prydz, Eddie Halliwell and more captured live at Creamfields.

Damian Lazarus20150516

Damian Lazarus steps up to the Essential Mix decks.

This mix is an insight into the rhythms of the universe that make us feel good, that make us want to dance, that makes us smile with each other and remind ourselves why we love this music. Damian Lazarus, May 2015.

Damian Lazarus's Ancient Moons20150516

take care of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

take care of Radio 1's Essential Mix, including tracks recorded live at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Damian Lazarus's Ancient Moons take care of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Damian Lazarus's Ancient Moons take care of Radio 1's Essential Mix, including tracks recorded live at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Daniel Avery20140329

from Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sounds is in charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Daniel Avery from Erol Alkan's Phantasy Sounds is in charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Daniel Avery is living the dream. He's main room resident at one of the most cutting edge clubs in the world, Fabric in London. He shares a studio with his hero and mentor Erol Alkan. He released a critically acclaimed debut album on Phantasy in 2013 called Drone Logic. And, to top it off, he now joins the Essential Mix Hall Of Fame!

Danny Byrd2010082820110104
20110104 (R1)

Rounding off our trio of Essential Mixes, Danny Byrd takes to the decks for a D&B mix.

Hospital Records' drum and bass producer Danny Byrd takes to the decks.

Rounding off our trio of Essential Mixes, Danny Byrd takes to the decks for a special D&B mix - first broadcast in August 2010.

Rounding off our trio of Essential Mixes, Danny Byrd takes to the decks for a D&B mix.

Rounding off our trio of Essential Mixes, Danny Byrd takes to the decks for a D&B mix.

Danny Daze20130720

Miami's Danny Daze takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

'Danny Daze is a Miami born and bred house producer and DJ, although he is now based in Barcelona. He's released music on labels like Hot Creations and Ellum Audio; and is one half of 'Jupiter Jazz' with Ellum boss Maceo Plex.

This, his debut Essential Mix, features some of Danny's exclusive new tracks and remixes, as well as music from Tiga, Lindstrom, Radioslave and classics from Bomb The Bass and Rabbit In The Moon!

Darius Syrossian20160924

Darius Syrossian makes his full Essential Mix debut.

Darius Syrossian makes his full Essential Mix debut. The man behind Do Not Sleep at Space Ibiza drops a seamless mix of new music and stone cold classics. Featuring tracks by Catz 'n Dogz, Jesse Perez, Carl Craig, Sasha and Hardfloor.

Dave Spoon20100508

In New DJs We Trust graduate Dave Spoon returns to the Radio 1 turntables for a fresh Essential Mix.

Spoon has had Essential New Tunes with 'At Night' and 'Baditutde', he runs the Televizion label and has just co-produced Wiley's new single 'Electric Boogaloo' with Nick Hawlkes.

Dave Spoon hits the decks for another Essential Mix.

In New DJs We Trust graduate Dave Spoon returns to the Radio 1 turntables for a fresh Essential Mix. Spoon has had Essential New Tunes with 'At Night' and 'Baditutde', he runs the Televizion label and has just co-produced Wiley's new single 'Electric Boogaloo' with Nick Hawlkes.

David Guetta20150523

has a special Influences Essential Mix.

David Guetta has a special Influences Essential Mix.

This is what I used to play when I first started to DJ. It brought me back to some amazing memories from the time when I started playing house music in 1988 until now. A lot has changed, but my heart is still the same, and the music is still real David Guetta, May 2015.

Davide Squillace20120929

Italian DJ Davide Squillace has been resident at Ibiza's most infamous after party, Circo Loco at DC 10, since 2007.

As a producer he's released music on labels like Ovum, Sci+Tek and Desolat, and he's founder of the label and art collective 'This and That Lab'. His mix features new material from Rekins, Intacto, Desolat and This And That.

DC10 resident Davide Squillace is in the Essential Mix hot seat.

DC10 resident Davide Squillace has a special mix to mark the Ibiza closing parties.

As a producer he's released music on labels like Ovum, Sci+Tek and Desolat, and he's founder of the label and art collective 'This & That Lab'. His mix features new material from Rekins, Intacto, Desolat and This And That.

Italian DJ Davide Squillace has been resident at Ibiza's most infamous after party, Circo Loco at DC 10, since 2007.

Deep Dish20140322

return to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Deep Dish return to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Deep Dish reunite for their first Essential Mix since 2008. Featuring brand new material from both Dubfire and Sharam, new music from Uner and Maceo Plex and classics from Todd Terry and Oscar G & Ralph Falcon.

Deetron20121117

Deetron delivers a sublime Essential Mix.

I'm happy to introduce you to my debut on the Essential Mix. It was recorded in my studio using vinyl and digital files on Monday this week, so it's as fresh as can be. It contains new and old music from the likes of Moodymann, Todd Terje, Koreless, The xx, Pepe Bradock, Four Tet and much more. Expect a few first plays and exclusive edits, which I have been using as secret weapons at my gigs, as well as upcoming unreleased music from myself, Ripperton, Ejeca, Boddika & Joy O amongst many others. I hope you enjoy the music!

Deetron, November 2012.

Deetron - 120121117

I'm happy to introduce you to my debut on the Essential Mix. It was recorded in my studio using vinyl and digital files on Monday this week, so it's as fresh as can be. It contains new and old music from the likes of Moodymann, Todd Terje, Koreless, The xx, Pepe Bradock, Four Tet and much more. Expect a few first plays and exclusive edits, which I have been using as secret weapons at my gigs, as well as upcoming unreleased music from myself, Ripperton, Ejeca, Boddika and Joy O amongst many others. I hope you enjoy the music!

Deetron, November 2012.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks.

I'm happy to introduce you to my debut on the Essential Mix. It was recorded in my studio using vinyl and digital files on Monday this week, so it's as fresh as can be. It contains new and old music from the likes of Moodymann, Todd Terje, Koreless, The xx, Pepe Bradock, Four Tet and much more. Expect a few first plays and exclusive edits, which I have been using as secret weapons at my gigs, as well as upcoming unreleased music from myself, Ripperton, Ejeca, Boddika & Joy O amongst many others. I hope you enjoy the music!

Delta Heavy20161022

have control of the Essential Mix decks.

Delta Heavy have control of the Essential Mix decks.

Denney20160109

Back To Basics resident Denney has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Derrick Carter20110604

is back on the Essential Mix decks for two hours of jacking house Chicago style.

Derrick Carter is back on the Essential Mix decks.

Derrick Carter is back on the Essential Mix decks for two hours of jacking house Chicago style.

Detroit Swindle20150620

Deep Dutch house with Detroit Swindle.

We spent about two days going through our record collection and we had to choose from way too many tracks! It was probably the most difficult thing we've had to do this year. We really wanted this mix to be a representation of the sound that people have come to like about us. So you'll hear a few DS classics, a lot of new music and of course some of our own tracks. Detroit Swindle, June 2015.

We spent about two days going through our record collection and we had to choose from way too many tracks! It was probably the most difficult thing we've had to do this year. We really wanted this mix to be a representation of the sound that people have come to like about us. So you'll hear a few DS classics, a lot of new music and of course some of our own tracks."" Detroit Swindle, June 2015.

Dimitri From Paris20110319

French DJ Dimitri From Paris drops a special old school Essential Mix.

dishes up an Essential Mix of disco, house and funk.

French legend Dimitri From Paris drops a special old school Essential Mix featuring a heavy dose of disco, funk, electro and house.

Dimitri from Paris dishes up an Essential Mix of disco, house and funk.

Dirty South20130316

takes charge of the Essential Mix decks.

Dirty South takes charge of the Essential Mix decks.

Dirty South drops an epic antipodean Essential Mix.

Dragan Roganović, aka DIrty South, is an Australian DJ and Producer. He's behind tracks like Alive and Eyes Wide Open with Thomas Gold and City Of Dreams with Alesso. He's been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has several Essential New Tunes to his name!

He's collaborated with the likes of David Guetta and Axwell. He's lent his remixing skills to everyone from U2 to Nero. And he's responsible for the remix that arguably made the Diddy Dirty Money tune Coming Home. He runs his own label Phazing and he's just released his first ever artist album called Speed Of Life.

This Essential Mix features exclusives from Those Usual Suspects and Michael Brun, new tracks from Pryda and Nom De Strip and a rare Jacques Lu Cont remix of City Of Dreams. Epic!

Disciples20170121

South Londoners Duvall, Gavin and Luke show off the deeper side of Disciples, with music from Maceo Plex, Maya Jane Coles, Alex Niggemann, Bicep and Bookashade.

Disciples make their Essential Mix debut, showing off the deeper side of their sound.

Disclosure20130810

take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Disclosure take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Chart topping brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence deliver their first Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.

This exclusive two hour mix features brand new music from Breach, Friend Within, New York Transit Authority and Dusky; and listen out for their tribute to Detroit's J Dilla. Essential listening!

Dixon20130914

Berlin's Dixon is on the Essential Mix decks.

Dj Ez20150411

UKG star DJ EZ steps into the Essential Mix booth.

takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

DJ EZ takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

'""You may know me from the world of UK Garage Music. I made the switch back in the late 90's and never looked back. During my time on this incredible journey I was chosen to mix the biggest Garage compilation to date called Pure Garage, played to some of the best crowds in some fantastic venues across the world and without doubt another accolade is to bring you this 2 hour mix on Radio 1's Essential Mix! I've structured the mix quite similar to my live event sets where I mix up current UK Garage and Bass music cuts with a few classics thrown in. So expect to hear music from the likes of Todd Edwards, MJ Cole, Preditah, Zed Bias and MK. Shout out to all the fans of house, garage and bass driven beats from across the globe. I'd like say a massive thank you for your ongoing support"". DJ EZ April 2015.

Dj Medhi And Busy P20091107

provide the Essential Mix, recorded live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester.

DJ Medhi and Busy P recorded live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester.

DJ Medhi and Busy P recorded live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester.

DJ Medhi and Busy P provide the Essential Mix, recorded live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester.

Dj Pierre20170107

DJ Pierre celebrates 30 years of Acid House on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

As a member of Chicago's Phuture, with Herb J and the late Earl 'Spank Spank' Smith, DJ Pierre created what is widely held up as the first ever Acid House record, 'Acid Tracks', released on Trax Records in 1987.

30 years later and Pierre returns to the Essential Mix to celebrate this milestone in dance music history with a new Essential Mix, featuring classic acid house alongside soulful and jacking house music new and old.

Dj Snake20140125

Skream and Benga's Future Stars choice DJ Snake is on the Essential Mix decks.

'The Essential Mix Future Stars series concludes with Parisian producer DJ Snake, chosen by Skream and Benga.

DJ Snake is behind tracks like 'Bird Machine' and 'Turn Down For What. And he has a Grammy nomination to his name for his production work on Lada Gaga's 'Born This Way' album! This Essential Mix features new music from Dillon Francis, GTA and DJ Snake himself.

'The Essential Mix Future Stars series concludes with Parisian producer DJ Snake, chosen by Skream & Benga.

'The Essential Mix Future Stars series concludes with Parisian producer DJ Snake, chosen by Skream & Benga.

Dj Zinc20091114

takes over on the Essential Mix.

DJ Zinc takes over on the Essential Mix.

DJ Zinc takes over on the Essential Mix.

Dj Zinc20161203

British breakbeat, house and junglist star DJ Zinc brings the bass!

A workout for your bassbins! The British breakbeat, house and junglist legend DJ Zinc is back on the Essential Mix with a stack of new material, alongside tunes from Chris Lorenzo, My Nu Leng, Kry Wolf, Redlight and Cadenza.

Don Diablo20170415

Don Diablo takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Don Diablo takes control of the Essential Mix decks and features some his own favourite productions and remixes for artists like Ed Sheeran, Bastille, Justice and Rihanna.

Doorly2010091820110106
20110106 (R1)

The decks are cleared for another Essential Mix from Ibiza Rocks resident and former Essential Mix Introducing star Doorly.

Ibiza Rocks resident and former Essential Mix Introducing star Doorly takes over.

Next up, it's Ibiza Rocks resident Doorly and his Essential Mix from September 2010.

Next up, it's Ibiza Rocks resident Doorly and his Essential Mix from back in September 2010.

Next up, it's Ibiza Rocks resident Doorly and his Essential Mix from September 2010.

Next up, it's Ibiza Rocks resident Doorly and his Essential Mix from September 2010.

Drumsound And Bassline Smith20120922

take charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

The East Midlands trio of Andy Wright, Benjamin Wiggett and Simon 'Bassline' Smith met at their local D&B night in Derby in. They started releasing music on their own Technique imprint in the late nineties. They've also released music on classic labels like V, Breakbeat Chaos and Good Looking. And they are behind cross-over bangers ‘Close’, ‘What Can You Do For Me’ and ‘Through The Night’.

Drumsound and Bassline Smith take charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Dubfire20120526

Dubfire returns to BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Dubfire returns to BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix.

As one half of Grammy award winning duo Deep DIsh, Dubfire was behind a string of anthemic productions including 'Flashdance' and 'Say Hello'. And, as a solo artist, he's released music on labels like Cocoon, Desolat and his own label Sci + Tec Digital Audio.

Duck Sauce20131012

Armand Van Helden and A-Trak combine to drop a Duck Sauce 'Duck Tape' Essential Mix!

'Canada's A-Trak and New York's Armand Van Helden first combined as Duck Sauce back in 2009 on the Final Edition sampling single 'Anyway'. They've since achieved worldwide megastardom with 'Barbra Streisand', 'Big Bad Wolf' and 'Its You'. And they are readying themsleves to release a full album in 2014 called 'Quack'.

This Essential Mix features exclusive, never-heard-before tracks and demos from the album, as well as old skool tunes from Cajmere, Black Legend and Armand Van Helden.

'Canada's A-Trak and New York's Armand Van Helden first combined as Duck Sauce back in 2009 on the Final Edition sampling single 'Anyway'. They've since achieved worldwide megastardom with 'Barbra Streisand', 'Big Bad Wolf' and 'Its You'. And they are readying themsleves to release a full album in 2014 called 'Quack'.

Dusky20121013

Hot London duo Dusky make their Radio 1 Essential Mix debut.

Dusky are London based producers Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. They've been causing a huge stir amongst a wide range of DJs with tracks like Flo Jam and their remixes of Above and Beyond, Cloud 9 and Hot Chip. They met at sixth form college in Camden Town, London and released their debut album on Anjunadeep in 2011.

Dusky are London based producers Alfie Granger-Howell and Nick Harriman. They've been causing a huge stir amongst a wide range of DJs with tracks like Flo Jam and their remixes of Above & Beyond, Cloud 9 and Hot Chip. They met at sixth form college in Camden Town, London and released their debut album on Anjunadeep in 2011.

Dusky2016112620170101 (R1)
20170102 (R1)

take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Dusky take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Dusky take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Dusky, Derrick Carter And The Black Madonna At Space20160813

The Essential Mix Ibiza mini-season draws to a close with 40 minutes each of Dusky, Derrick Carter and The Black Madonna recorded live at Space, Ibiza.

Dusky, Derrick Carter and The Black Madonna recorded live at Space Ibiza.

Dusty Kid20091024

takes over the decks with an Italian techno-themed Essential Mix.

Dusty Kid takes over the decks with an Italian techno-themed Essential Mix.

Dusty Kid takes over the decks with an Italian techno-themed Essential Mix.

Eats Everything20111126

, recorded live at In:Motion in Bristol, are on the Essential Mix decks.

Eats Everything, recorded live at In:Motion in Bristol, are on the Essential Mix decks.

Eats Everything20121215

Bristol's Eats Everything is on the decks for an Edits Everything special!

Bristol's Eats Everything are on the decks for an Edits Everything special!

Eats Everything drops a special Edits Everything special - every track in the mix is either an Eats Everything re-edit, remix, rework, rebeef, retwix, VIP, or an Eats production!

Listen out for exclusive reworks of Basement Jaxx, Green Velvet, Xpress 2, Lil Mo Ying Yang, Carl Craig and the only original untouched track in the mix in tribute to the late Martin Dawson.

Eats Everything From In:motion2011112620120204 (R1)

Another chance to hear Eats Everything's Essential Mix from In:Motion in Bristol in 2011.

Another chance to hear Eats Everything's Essential Mix from In:Motion in Bristol in 2011.

Eats Everything makes his Essential Mix debut, recorded live at In:Motion in his home city of Bristol.

Eats Everything, real name Dan Pearce, has emerged as one of the breakthrough producers of 2011, releasing music on labels like Dirtybird and Pets Recordings. This set was recorded at In:Motion, a season of club nights and events taking place in a warehouse-cum-skate park in Bristol city centre.

Ed Banger Special20151017

Busy P presents an Ed Banger special, featuring mixes from himself, Para One and Cassius.

Busy P: ""Like Green Velvet said - I like electro, I like retro, I like house and techno!"

Ellen Allien20161210

is a DJ, producer, label owner and founder of bPitch Control. She even designs T Shirts! She's held residencies at legendary venues like Tresor and E-Werk in her hometown of Berlin, as well as at DC10 on her adopted home island of Ibiza. Her Essential Mix is inspired by the Berlin winter and features classic techno and brand new unreleased material.

Berlin icon Ellen Allien steps into the Essential Mix DJ booth.

The world's best DJs take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Ellen Allien is a DJ, producer, label owner and founder of bPitch Control. She even designs T Shirts! She's held residencies at legendary venues like Tresor and E-Werk in her hometown of Berlin, as well as at DC10 on her adopted home island of Ibiza. Her Essential Mix is inspired by the Berlin winter and features classic techno and brand new unreleased material.

Enzo Siragusa20161119

Enzo Siragusa has control of the Essential Mix decks.

East London's Enzo Siragusa has control of the Essential Mix decks. Enzo founded FUSE London, originally an afterparty in Shoreditch and now a worldwide series of club nights. He also runs the FUSE London label and his new EP 'Hard Steppers' is released later in November.

Eric Prydz20120825

Eric Prydz takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

Eric Prydz20130202

Eric Prydz returns with a brand new Essential Mix, featuring exclusive new Prydz material.

Erick Morillo20090704

Erick Morillo takes over the decks for another Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Essential Mix Masters: Dave Clarke20151031

Techno legend Dave Clarke steps up for #5 in the Essential Mix Master Series.

Techno legend Dave Clarke steps up for #5 in the Essential Mix Master Series, recorded live at Melkweg Amsterdam, Amsterdam Dance Event.

Essential Mix Of The Year Nominees Special20111217

Sample all 15 nominees for Essential Mix of the Year - then go online to pick a winner!

Come this way for a special edition mix of the 15 shortlisted shows for Essential Mix Of The Year 2011. Then head to Radio 1's website to pick a winner!

The nominees are Dimitri From Paris, Julio Bashmore, Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles, Eats Everything, Carl Craig, Pete Tong, Above & Beyond, Kaskade, Eric Prydz, Beardyman, Jamie XX, SBTRKT, Joker and Brookes Brothers.

Essential Mix Of The Year Special20111217

We mash up some of the nominees for 2011's Essential Mix of the Year.

Etienne De Crecy20150307

Etienne de Crecy has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Etienne de Crecy goes on a Superdiscount Mall trip.

This is the Superdiscount Mall Trip. The perfect sound track for shopping in the fever of consumption!. Etienne De Crécy, March 2015.

This is the Superdiscount Mall Trip. The perfect sound track for shopping in the fever of consumption!"". Etienne De Crécy, March 2015.

Exit Festival Special20090718

A special Essential Mix featuring highlights from Serbia's Exit Festival.

Faithless Sound System20100227

The Faithless Sound System takes over the Essential Mix decks.

Sister Bliss & Maxi Jazz, with Sudha Kheterpal on percussion, deliver two epic hours as the Faithless Soundsystem; a stripped down decks & mc version of Faithless live.

Fake Blood20090314

Fake Blood take over on the Essential Mix decks.

Fatboy Slim, Live At Bestival20160917

Radio 1's Summer of Dance concludes with Fatboy Slim, recorded live on the decks in the Spaceport Arena at Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

Radio 1's Summer of Dance concludes with Fatboy Slim, recorded live at Bestival.

Feed Me20120908

Feed Me dishes up a tasty Essential Mix.

Felix Da Housecat20090822

Felix da Housecat takes over for another Essential Mix.

Ferry Corsten20100417

The Dutch master from Rotterdam takes a break from his Once Upon A Night world tour to deliver a fresh two hour Essential Mix for Radio 1. Listen out for exclusive tracks and remixes.

takes over the Essential Mix decks.

Ferry Corsten takes over the Essential Mix decks.

Finnebassen20140816

Radio 1 focuses on Norway as Oslo's Finnebassen makes his Essential Mix debut.

'The focus is on Norway on Radio 1 as Oslo's deep house master Finnebassen makes his Essential Mix debut. With new music from Blond:ish, Andrew Bratten, Steve Bug and a new Finnebassen track.

'The focus is on Norway on Radio 1 as Oslo's deep house master Finnebassen makes his Essential Mix debut. With new music from Blond:ish, Andre Bratten, Steve Bug and a new Finnebassen track.

Floating Points20151128

with an eclectic mix journeying from latin to disco to jazz to techno.

Floating Points with an eclectic mix journeying from latin to disco to jazz to techno.

Flume20151003

Australia's Flume takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Flume: ""I wanted to make it a bit of a journey, not a straight up dancefloor mix. There's a couple of previously unreleased productions of mine in there too."

Flume: ""I wanted to make it a bit of a journey, not a straight up dancefloor mix. There's a couple of previously unreleased productions of mine in there too.

Flux Pavilion20120414

Flux Pavilion lays down the bass on the world's favourite mix show.

Joshua Steele, aka Flux Pavilion, is the co-founder of Circus Records along with Doctor P. He was nominated in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. His track ‘I Can’t Stop’ was sampled on Jay Z and Kanye West’s album ‘Watch The Throne’. And he’s about to release the first single ‘Daydreamer’ featuring Example with a debut album to follow.

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

Flying Lotus20081129

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a mix from Flying Lotus.

Four Tet2010012320101229 (R1)

Another chance to hear Four Tet's Essential Mix, first broadcast way back in January 2010.

One of the UK's most creative music brains delivers a lush two hours of genre bending electronic music.

Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet, is a London based producer and DJ who has held residencies at The End and Plastic People in the capital and regularly plays venues as diverse as The Plug in Sheffield to the Cartier Foundation in Paris.

His fifth album as Four Tet is released this week, entitled 'There Is Love In You'.

Four Tet take over for this week's Essential Mix.

Another chance to hear Four Tet's Essential Mix, first broadcast way back in January 2010.

Four Tet20101229

Another chance to hear Four Tet's Essential Mix, first broadcast way back in January 2010.

Four Tet X Jamie Xx20150328

Four Tet and Jamie xx team up for another in the Essential Mix X series.

Four Tet and Jamie xx share the turntables for an exclusive mix recorded in Radio 1's Live Lounge. Featuring exclusives and brand new music from Throwing Snow, Four Tet, Tyondai Braxton, Koreless and Roots Manuva.

Fred V And Grafix20160521

Fred V & Grafix drop exclusive new music in their Essential Mix.

The mix contains a lot of new music from our forthcoming album 'Oxygen', as well as the music that has influenced it. The mix features classic drum'n'bass tracks that got us into the genre, as well as a lot of music from various tempos that we are currently listening to. There are also plenty of exclusives from producers you might not have heard of, enjoy!"

Fred V & Grafix May, 2016.

The mix contains a lot of new music from our forthcoming album 'Oxygen', as well as the music that has influenced it. The mix features classic drum'n'bass tracks that got us into the genre, as well as a lot of music from various tempos that we are currently listening to. There are also plenty of exclusives from producers you might not have heard of, enjoy!

Fred V and Grafix drop exclusive new music in their Essential Mix.

Fred V and Grafix May, 2016.

Friend Within20140111

The Essential Mix Future Stars series continues with Annie Mac's choice, Friend Within.

The mix is a good representation of my live DJ sets from the past year. They have consisted solely of my own productions and remixes. I've been a busy boy and had over 60 tracks to choose from. Specifically in this Essential Mix are some of my very first releases on Dirtybird through to remixes of Disclosure, Bondax and Ella Eyre continuing onto tunes from my forthcoming EP on Hypercolour. There are also 7 previously unheard treats which are not even lined up for release yet, including a special refix of a Groove Armada chill-out classic. Let us not forget what must be my biggest tune to date, The Renegade on Disclosure's Method Records."" (Friend Within January 2014).

Friendly Fires20090627

Friendly Fires as you've never heard them before - on the decks for an Essential Mix.

Friendly Fires as you've never heard them before - on the decks for a special Essential Mix.

From The Glastonbury Archive!20150627

Radio 1 raids the archives for the Chemical Brothers, Chase and Status and Rudimental!

Radio 1 raids the Essential Mix Glastonbury archives with The Chemical Brothers from the Other Stage in 1997, the year they released 'Dig Your Own Hole'. Plus DJ sets from Chase and Status (2010) and Rudimental (2013) taken from live Essential Mixes on the Shangri La after-hours stage!

Radio 1 raids the Essential Mix Glastonbury archives with The Chemical Brothers from the Other Stage in 1997, the year they released 'Dig Your Own Hole'. Plus DJ sets from Chase & Status (2010) and Rudimental (2013) taken from live Essential Mixes on the Shangri La after-hours stage!

Funkagenda20090110

Funkagenda take over on the world's biggest decks.

Funkagenda take over on the Essential Mix - the world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks.

Fur Coat20150822

Venezuelan duo Fur Coat make their Essential Mix debut.

Venezuelan duo Fur Coat make their Essential Mix debut with a unique sound of deep, dark and rolling grooves.

The world's best DJs take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Gaiser And Matador20140705

Minus and Enter residents Gaiser and Matador are on the Essential Mix decks.

ENTER Ibiza residents Gaiser and Matador share the keyboards and controllers.

Detroit's Jon Gaiser and Dublin's Gavin Lynch, aka Matador, are producers and live performers from Richie Hawtin's Minus label. They are also monthly residents at Hawtin's ENTER night at Space in Ibiza. Playing an hour each on this Essential Mix, both sets were recorded live in the studio on keyboards, laptops and controllers and feature exclusive unreleased material.

Gareth Wyn20110115

Cream Ibiza resident Gareth Wyn is on the decks for the Essential Mix.

Gerd Janson20170311

has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Gerd Janson has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Gilles Peterson20140614

Gilles Peterson celebrates the World Cup with a 100 per cent Brazilian Essential Mix!

Gilles Peterson Brazilian Mix20140614

'Such a special time to bring the music of Brazil into an Essential Mix to mark the World Cup. I've included some of my favourite current and classic tunes that help define the sound of my latest project sonzeira. obrigado!'

Gilles Peterson June 2014.

Gilles Peterson drops a 100 per cent Brazilian Essential Mix as the World Cup kicks off!

Glasgow Takeover20140517

Jackmaster presents some of Glasgow's best new DJs.

Jackmaster presents some of Glasgow's best new DJs - Jasper James, Luma aka Sparky and Dixon Avenue Basement Jams, aka Dan Monox and The Wasp.

Glastonbury 201420140628

Radio 1's Essential Mix comes live from a field in Somerset as Glastonbury 2014 continues.

Radio 1's Essential Mix comes live from a field in Somerset as Glastonbury 2014 continues

Radio 1's Essential Mix comes live from Glastonbury 2014 with Annie Mac B2B with Tiga, Jackmaster & Oneman present Can U Dance, and Pete Tong B2B with Kolsch.

Gorgon City20140823

Gorgon City take to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

We've always considered the Essential Mix being the 'Holy Grail' of electronic music. For years we've wanted to do this and finally the time feels right, as our debut album is coming and we're touring more than ever. We hope our Essential Mix represents what a Gorgon City club night feels like. Enjoy! Gorgon City, August 2014.

We've always considered the Essential Mix being the 'Holy Grail' of electronic music. For years we've wanted to do this and finally the time feels right, as our debut album is coming and we're touring more than ever. We hope our Essential Mix represents what a Gorgon City club night feels like. Enjoy!"" Gorgon City, August 2014.

Green Velvet20140719

is on the Essential Mix decks.

Green Velvet is on the Essential Mix decks.

Green Velvet is on the Essential Mix decks and mic!

Over a twenty year career Green Velvet, aka Curtis Alan Jones, aka Cajmere, has produced some of house music's most iconic tracks including 'La La Land', 'Flash' and 'Perculator'. He was behind one of last summer's biggest Ibiza tracks 'Bigger Than Prince'. And this summer sees him playing everywhere from Exit to Global Gathering. His first ever Essential Mix features music from Claude VonStroke, Maceo Plex, DJ Rush and Pirupa. And listen out for a very special introduction!

Greg Wilson20090117

Greg Wilson takes over on the world's biggest decks.

Greg Wilson takes over on the world's biggest decks for tonight's Essential Mix.

Greg Wilson20091231

Another chance to hear Greg Wilson's Essential Mix from earlier this year.

Original DJ, mix pioneer and Hacienda resident Greg Wilson dropped by for the most overdue of overdue Essential Mix debuts in January, and served up a sublime mix of soul, funk, disco and early house music.

Groove Armada20120505

return to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Groove Armada return to Radio 1's Essential Mix. Andy and Tom deliver a deep and dirty warehouse inspired mix.

Previewing new material from a forthcoming EP, re-edits of GA classics and a whole stack of house, techno and acid - Lights down for this one people!

Groove Armada return to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Groove Armada return to Radio 1's Essential Mix. Andy & Tom deliver a deep and dirty warehouse inspired mix.

Groove Armada return to Radio 1's Essential Mix. Andy & Tom deliver a deep and dirty warehouse inspired mix.

Grum20140524

Grum brings the disco house to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

'I grew up in a small town in the east of Scotland. It was 1999 and dance music was this enormous thing. You could hear it everywhere and the energy and production really triggered my imagination and I wanted to make my own. The progressive house and electroclash music from that time really inspired me intially. But of course I was too young to go to the clubs back then! The idea with this Essential Mix was to create a really beautiful journey through the electrronic music that l love. I've got long lost vinyl only cuts from 2000 mixed with modern artists such as Eric Prydz, Guy J and Henry Saiz. Plus I've created several exclusive edits for this mix'. Grum, May 2014.

Gui Boratto20090328

Gui Boratto takes over on the Essential Mix decks.

Guti20120331

Guti from Argentina drops an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.

Argentinian DJ and producer Guti takes to the Essential Mix decks.

Guti from Argentina drops an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1.

Guti is a live artist and producer from Buenos Aires. He's known for music on Locodice's Desolat label as well as releases for Crosstown Rebels and Supplement Facts amongst others.

He began his career as a Jazz pianist and was in two of Argentina's biggets stadium rock bands before taking up dance music!

Guti's mix is packed with unreleased material, collaborations with Deniz Kurtel, Fosky & Mark Fanciulli and forthcoming releases on Desolat and Objektivity.

Guy Gerber20130921

takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

'Israel's Guy Gerber is the man behind the well respected Supplemental Facts label and tracks like 'Stoppage Time' and 'Tourist Trap'. This summer has seen him take over the coveted Wednesday night slot at Pacha from Erick Morillo, with the 'Wisdom Of The Glove' residency.

Gerber recorded this Essential Mix 'as-live' in his Ibiza appartment overlooking Talamance Bay and he describes it as a farewell to the summer and a hello to the autumn. The mix features brand new music from tINI, Dixon, Gerber's 11:11 collaboration with P Diddy and some unreleased live compositions.

Guy Gerber takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

'Israel's Guy Gerber is the man behind the well respected Supplemental Facts label and tracks like 'Stoppage Time' and 'Tourist Trap'. This summer has seen him take over the coveted Wednesday night slot at Pacha from Erick Morillo, with the 'Wisdom Of The Glove' residency.

Hackney Highlights - Deadmau5 And David Guetta20120630

Deadmau5 and David Guetta recorded at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend provide the Essential Mix.

Deadmau5 and David Guetta, recorded live in the Dance Arena at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, are on the Essential Mix decks this week.

Hackney Highlights - Nero And Andy C20120707

Nero and Andy C, recorded live at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, provide the Essential Mix.

Nero and Andy C, recorded live in the Dance Arena at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend 2012, are on the Essential Mix decks this week.

Hackney Weekend Highlights20120630

Essential highlights from the Dance Arena at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.

Hannah Wants20150530

Hannah Wants takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Mixtapes have always been a massive part of me as an artist. When I make a mixtape you get the whole of me. For me it's about going on a journey... exploring music, the tiny details, the intricate mixing. I spent days searching for the beats to include in this mix. It was important for me to use a wide range of music from new and unheard exclusives, current tracks, older tracks, as well as some classics that both influenced me through the years. This Essential Mix is a full representation of my sound and style at this time in my career and was an absolute honour to make, thank you!"" Hannah Wants, May 2015.

Mixtapes have always been a massive part of me as an artist. When I make a mixtape you get the whole of me. For me it's about going on a journey... exploring music, the tiny details, the intricate mixing. I spent days searching for the beats to include in this mix. It was important for me to use a wide range of music from new and unheard exclusives, current tracks, older tracks, as well as some classics that both influenced me through the years. This Essential Mix is a full representation of my sound and style at this time in my career and was an absolute honour to make, thank you! Hannah Wants, May 2015.

Hardwell20121124

Dutch superstar Hardwell takes to the Essential Mix decks.

Heidi20140920

takes to the world-famous Essential Mix decks.

Heidi takes to the world-famous Essential Mix decks.

Helena Hauff20170225

Helena Hauff brings raw electro and techno to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Radio 1 Residency DJ Helena Hauff hops over to the Essential Mix DJ booth to drop two hours of fast electro and techno, hitting 150 BPM along the way! Featuring music from Adam Beyer, The Hacker, Drexciya and Urban Tribe.

Herve20090221

Herve takes over on BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Hosh20131019

HOSH takes over the Essential Mix decks.

Diynamic Music's H.O.S.H. makes his Essential Mix debut.

Holger Behn, aka H.O.S.H., is one of the key figures behind the influential Diynamic Music out of Hamburg. He's also made records for labels like Get Physical, Strictly Rhythm and Dessous. And he's had residencies at Watergate in Berlin, Studio 80 in Amsterdam and Sankeys in Ibiza.

His debut Essential Mix incudes brand new music from Solomun, Uner and H.O.S.H.; as well as classics from Mr V, Murk and Ian Pooley.

Holger Behn, aka H.O.S.H., is one of the key figures behind the influential Diynamic Music out of Hamburg. He's also made records for labels like Get Physical, Strictly Rhythm and Dessous. And he's had residencies at Watergate in Berlin, Studio 80 in Amsterdam and Sankeys in Ibiza.

Hot Chip20120602

take to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

‘I don’t got no Abba, I don’t play no Gabba!’

Hot Chip take to the decks for tonight’s Essential Mix, journeying through house, garage, funk, soul and techno.

Hot Chip take to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Hot Natured20140426

House supergroup Hot Natured are on the Essential Mix decks.

House supergroup Hot Natured, aka Jamie Jones, Lee Foss, Ali Love and Luca C, are on the Essential Mix decks.

Hot Since 8220130817

Hot Since 82 is on the Essential Mix decks.

Yorkshire's Hot Since 82, aka Daley Padley, is one of the hottest DJs and producers on the underground thanks to tracks like 'Knee Deep in Louise', 'Let It Ride' and 'Like You'. He's also remixed the likes of Rudimental, Shadow Child and Green Velvet, on the recent 'Bigger Than Prince' track.

This Essential Mix features music from Dixon, Chaim, Agoria, a special Moby edit and brand new Hot Since 82 material.

Yorkshire's Hot Since 82, aka Daley Padley, is one of the hottest DJs and producers on the underground thanks to tracks like 'Knee Deep in Louise', 'Let It Ride' and 'Like You'. He's also remixed the likes of Rudimental, Shadow Child and Green Velvet, on the recent 'Bigger Than Prince' track.

Hot Since 82 From Enter.20150731

Radio 1's Ibiza Weekend continues with Hot Since 82 recorded live at ENTER. at Space.

Radio 1's Ibiza Weekend continues with Hot Since 82 recorded live at Enter at Space.

House Heaven With Noir20130622

Denmark's Noir drops two hours of essential house heaven!

'This week's Essential Mixer is Aalborg's Rene Kristensen, better known as Noir.

He made his breakthrough in 2005 with 'All About House Music' and his track 'Around', with singer/songwriter Haze, has been an Ibizan anthem for the last couple of summers. He runs the label Noir Music, releasing material from the likes of Solomun, Danny Daze and Subb-an.

This Essential Mix features new music from Breach & Midland, John Tejada and Pirupa, as well as some exclusive 'Mashnoir' versions of Missy Elliot and Shakedown.

Hudson Mohawke20091128

Hudson Mohawke take to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Glaswegian based Hudson Mohawke (real name Ross Birchard) makes his Essential Mix debut, as his debut LP 'Butter' is released on Warp Records. Hudson was the youngest ever finalist of the World DMC and ITF Mix Championships, aged 15, and he rose to prominence as part of Glasgow's Lucky Me collective.

Huxley20141115

UK house producer Huxley is on the Essential Mix decks.

Former UK Garage producer, turned underground house hero Michael Dodman, aka Huxley, drops his first ever Essential Mix. Featuring brand new music from Eats Everything, Bicep vs Midland, Ejeca J.Phlip and Huxley himself.

Ibiza Special20120803

Get a flavour of the White Isle with a specially extended Essential Mix.

Get a flavour of the White Isle with a specially extended Essential Mix featuring highlights from Carl Cox's birthday set at Space, plus DJ Sneak and Matt Tolfrey live at Sankeys.

In New Music We Trust Live20100306

Kissy Sell Out and Alex Metric see out the party with another Essential Mix.

Jack Beats2010022020110104
20110104 (R1)

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with Jack Beats from February.

Uk duo Beni G (Mixologists) and Niall Ferguson (Plus One from the Scratch Perverts) unite to showcase their Jack Beats project.

They've released music on Herve's Cheap Thrills Recordings and have remixed Brits winner Florence & The Machine.

Jack Beats take to the decks on the Essential Mix.

Uk duo Beni G (Mixologists) and Niall Ferguson (Plus One from the Scratch Perverts) unite to showcase their Jack Beats project. They've released music on Herve's Cheap Thrills Recordings and have remixed Brits winner Florence & The Machine.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with Jack Beats from February.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with Jack Beats from February.

Jackmaster20140315

Jackmaster is on the decks for the world's favourite mix show.

Jackmaster gets jacking on the Essential Mix!

Numbers co-founder and former Radio 1 resident Jackmaster drops two hours of jacking house and techno.

Featuring new music from Route 94, Simian Mobile Disco & Roman Flugel, Bok Bok & Tom Trago and classics from Moodymann, Tyree Cooper and Daft Punk.

Jackmaster Presents...20140517

'Jackmaster presents three of Glasgow's best up and coming and underground DJs: Jasper James; Luma - aka Sparky; and Dixon Avenue Basement Jams - aka Dan Monox and The Wasp.

To find out more about the DJs and for an insight into Glasgow's dance music scene, check out the Radio 1 Story - Jackmaster: Made In Glasgow. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b042zh22.

Jackmaster presents Glasgow's Jasper James, Luma and Dixon Avenue Basement Jams.

Jacques Lu Cont20120714

takes to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Jacques Lu Cont takes to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Jacques Lu Cont takes to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Jakwob20140503

takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Jakwob takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

James Edward Jacob, aka Jakwob, delivers an eclectic Essential Mix featuring music from Jon Hopkins, The Chemical Brothers, GoldFFinch, Special Request, Burial and Etherwood.

James Blake2011052820120104

gets behind the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

This week on the Essential Mix Pete Tong chats with James Blake as they discuss DJing, touring and how the Mercury nominated artist approached his inaugural set on the show!

Over the two hour session, James drops a load of his own music, as well as tracks from Salem, Drake, Africa Hitech and Stevie Wonder! Everything from classical music through to hiphop, dubstep to soul, in what must be one of the most eclectic selections in months!

James Blake is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

James Blake gets behind the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

James Blake is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

James Blake2011091720120104

is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

This week on the Essential Mix Pete Tong chats with James Blake as they discuss DJing, touring and how the Mercury nominated artist approached his inaugural set on the show!

Over the two hour session, James drops a load of his own music, as well as tracks from Salem, Drake, Africa Hitech and Stevie Wonder! Everything from classical music through to hiphop, dubstep to soul, in what must be one of the most eclectic selections in months!

James Blake is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

This week on the Essential Mix Pete Tong chats with James Blake as they discuss DJing, touring and how the Mercury nominated artist approached his inaugural set on the show!

Over the two hour session, James drops a load of his own music, as well as tracks from Salem, Drake, Africa Hitech and Stevie Wonder! Everything from classical music through to hiphop, dubstep to soul, in what must be one of the most eclectic selections in months!

James Talk20090919

James Talk takes over on the Essential Mix.

James Zabiela20100403

The UK's very own JZ, James Zabiela, is back on the Essential Mix with a brand new mix for 2010.

Zabiela is reknowned as one of the finest technicians of the CDJ turntable and is due to release a Masters Series album on legendary dance label Reniassance later in April.

The awesome James Zabiela takes to the decks for another Essential Mix.

The UK's very own JZ, James Zabiela, is back on the Essential Mix with a brand new mix for 2010. Zabiela is reknowned as one of the finest technicians of the CDJ turntable and is due to release a Masters Series album on legendary dance label Reniassance later in April.

Jamie Jones And Nathan Barato In Ibiza20160806

The Essential Mix returns to Ibiza with Jamie Jones and Nathan Barato, recorded live at Paradise, DC10.

Jamie Jones and Nathan Barato are on the decks, recorded live at Paradise, DC10.

The mini Essential Mix Ibiza season continues with Jamie Jones and resident DJ Nathan Barato, recorded live at Paradise, DC10.

Jamie Jones And Tini20130803

The Ibiza vibes continue with Jamie Jones and tINI, recorded live at Paradise at DC10.

Jamie Xx2011082720111228

We repeat some of our favourite Essential Mixes of 2011, here with Jamie XX on the decks.

takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks, throwing down a stunning two hour mix featuring house, garage, disco, boogie and much more.

Jamie XX is a member of the award wining The XX.

As a solo producer he's remixed the likes of Adele and Florence and The Machine and he released the critically acclaimed 'We're New Here', a remix album of the late Gil Scott Heron's 'Im New Here'.

Jamie XX takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks.

As a solo producer he's remixed the likes of Adele and Florence & The Machine and he released the critically acclaimed 'We're New Here', a remix album of the late Gil Scott Heron's 'Im New Here'.

Jamie XX takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks, throwing down a stunning two hour mix featuring house, garage, disco, boogie and much more.

Jamie XX is a member of the award wining The XX. As a solo producer he's remixed the likes of Adele and Florence & The Machine and he released the critically acclaimed 'We're New Here', a remix album of the late Gil Scott Heron's 'Im New Here'.

We repeat some of our favourite Essential Mixes of 2011, here with Jamie XX on the decks.

Jamie Xx2011082720120609
20120609 (R1)

Another chance to hear Jamie XX's Essential Mix.

Another chance to hear Jamie XX's Essential Mix.

takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks, throwing down a stunning two hour mix featuring house, garage, disco, boogie and much more.

Jamie XX is a member of the award wining The XX. As a solo producer he's remixed the likes of Adele and Florence and The Machine and he released the critically acclaimed 'We're New Here', a remix album of the late Gil Scott Heron's 'Im New Here'.

Jamie XX is a member of the award wining The XX. As a solo producer he's remixed the likes of Adele and Florence & The Machine and he released the critically acclaimed 'We're New Here', a remix album of the late Gil Scott Heron's 'Im New Here'.

Jamie XX takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks, throwing down a stunning two hour mix featuring house, garage, disco, boogie and much more.

Jamie XX is a member of the award wining The XX. As a solo producer he's remixed the likes of Adele and Florence & The Machine and he released the critically acclaimed 'We're New Here', a remix album of the late Gil Scott Heron's 'Im New Here'.

Japanese Popstars20110611

Japanese Popstars are on the decks for the week's Essential Mix.

Jaymo And Andy George20130406

Moda residents Jaymo and Andy George return to Radio 1 for the Essential Mix.

Jaymo and Andy George are back on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Jaymo & Andy George are former Radio 1 Residents who shot to stardom when The Essential Mix Introducing Tour landed at their club Moda in Lincoln in 2008.

They joined Radio 1's In New DJs We Trust roster soon after and they've also been Pete Tong's Friday Night super subs over the past couple of years. As owners of the Moda Black label, they've introduced some of the UKs best emerging talent of recent years, including Hot Since 82, Disclosure and Shadow Child. Volume Two of the award winning Moda Black compilation series has just been released - Volume One was iTunes' Best Dance Album of 2012!

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Jesse Rose20090103

Jesse Rose does the honours on the first new Essential Mix of 2009.

Jimmy Edgar20140510

Detroit's Jimmy Edgar is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

This Essential Mix is Ultramajic doing Detroit radio circa 1993. It's all of my inspirations put into one mix, modernised melodically and meticulously blended. Jimmy Edgar, May 2014.

This Essential Mix is Ultramajic doing Detroit radio circa 1993. It's all of my inspirations put into one mix, modernised melodically and meticulously blended"". Jimmy Edgar, May 2014.

Joe Goddard20170318

Hot Chip and 2 Bears' Joe Goddard jumps onto the Essential Mix decks for a solo mix.

One fifth of Hot Chip and one half of 2 Bears, Mr Joe Goddard delivers a joyous and uplifting mix. Featuring music from Bicep, Pepe Bradock, Herbert and tracks from Goddard's forthcoming album 'Electric Lines'.

John 00 Fleming20100213

John 00 Fleming takes over the Essential Mix decks.

Brighton trance stalwart, and man behind JOOF Recordings, John '00' Fleming delivers two hours of pure dark trance.

Lights off for this one!

Brighton trance stalwart, and man behind JOOF Recordings, John '00' Fleming delivers two hours of pure dark trance. Lights off for this one!

John Digweed20100529

John Digweed hits the decks for another Essential Mix.

Joker20111119

Joker brings the bass to the Essential Mix!

Joker brings the bass to the Essential Mix!

Joker burst onto Bristol's dubstep scene in 2007, alongside artists like Pinch and Ginz. He runs the Kapsize label with Ginz and he's also released tracks on labels like Hyperdub and Tectonic. Joker's debut album was released on 4AD in October and features SBTRKT collaborator Jesse Ware.

Jon Hopkins20141122

takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

'It feels amazing to join a line up that has included so many people whose music I admire. I put a lot of work into this, trying to showcase the tracks that have influenced my recent album and live shows, and trying to build a musical structure and journey over the two hours. I really hope everyone enjoys it' Jon Hopkins, November 2014.

Jon Hopkins takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Jonas Rathsman20150613

Sweden's Jonas Rathsman takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

I'm truly honoured to be doing an Essential Mix. I want the mix to be a representation of who I have become as an artist and to build a journey over the two hours. Every track has to have its own rightful place in a mix, each one telling its own story and building a picture across a set. I am extremely excited to share some special music with you all."" Jonas Rathsman, June 2015.

I'm truly honoured to be doing an Essential Mix. I want the mix to be a representation of who I have become as an artist and to build a journey over the two hours. Every track has to have its own rightful place in a mix, each one telling its own story and building a picture across a set. I am extremely excited to share some special music with you all. Jonas Rathsman, June 2015.

Jordan Suckley20140222

Jordan Suckley is on the decks for the world's favourite mix show.

Former In New DJs We Trust resident Jordan Suckley returns to Radio 1 for his full Essential Mix debut, bringing brand new music from Max Graham, Will Atkinson and Simon Patterson!

Joris Voorn20090418

Joris Voorn takes over on Radio 1's essential decks.

Joris Voorn20100911

The second of two Essential Mixes recorded live at Creamfields 2010. This programme features dutch techno star Joris Voorn closing the Pryda Arena on the first night of the two-day festival in Runcorn.

Joris Voorn hits the decks for an Essential Mix recorded at Creamfields 2010.

Joris Voorn20150131

Joris Voorn has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Holland's Joris Voorn delivers his first Essential Mix since 2010.

Holland's Joris Voorn delivers his first Essential Mix since 2010, featuring tracks from Floating Points, Paul Kalkbrenner and Akufen, plus soundtrack music from Hans Zimmer and Angelo Badalamenti.

Joris Voorn And Better Lost Than Stupid20170325

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads to Florida with Joris Voorn and Better Lost Than Stupid recorded live at 2017's Miami Music Week.

deliver an Essential Mix recorded live in Miami!

Joris Voorn and Better Lost Than Stupid deliver an Essential Mix recorded live in Miami!

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Josh Wink20090124

Josh Wink takes over on the world's biggest decks.

Josh Wink takes over on the world's biggest decks for tonight's Essential Mix.

Joy Orbison20140726

London-based DJ and producer Peter O'Grady, aka Joy Orbison, drops new material.

'London-based DJ and producer, Peter O' Grady, aka Joy Orbison, drops new material from his label Hinge Finger, as well as brand new music from James Blake and Pearson Sound.

Judge Jules20130907

Speaker devastation and sonic penetration as the judge who won't budge returns to Radio 1!

Maximum speaker devastation and sonic penetration as the judge who won't budge returns to Radio 1!

'Dance music icon and owner of the most famous glasses in the game, Judge Jules, is back at Radio 1 and the Essential Mix.

Fresh off another succesful Ibiza season at his legendary Judgement nights, Jules returns with new music from Arty, Mark Sixma and Binary Finary, alongside some of his own productions and classics from Mauro Picotto, Brainbug and Hi Gate.

'Dance music icon and owner of the most famous glasses in the game, Judge Jules, is back at Radio 1 and the Essential Mix.

Julio Bashmore2011092420120104
20120104 (R1)

Another chance to hear Julio Bashmore's amazing Essential Mix from September 2011.

from Bristol makes his Essential Mix debut on BBC Radio 1. Alongside Eats Everything and Waifs and Strays, Bashmore is leading the charge for a new wave of Bristolian electronic music producers. His productions include 'Battle For Middle You' and 'Father Father'; and he's also remixed the likes of Mosca, Zero 7 and Buraka Som Sistema.

is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

from Bristol makes his Essential Mix debut on BBC Radio 1. Alongside Eats Everything and Waifs & Strays, Bashmore is leading the charge for a new wave of Bristolian electronic music producers. His productions include 'Battle For Middle You' and 'Father Father'; and he's also remixed the likes of Mosca, Zero 7 and Buraka Som Sistema.

Julio Bashmore from Bristol makes his Essential Mix debut on BBC Radio 1. Alongside Eats Everything and Waifs & Strays, Bashmore is leading the charge for a new wave of Bristolian electronic music producers. His productions include 'Battle For Middle You' and 'Father Father'; and he's also remixed the likes of Mosca, Zero 7 and Buraka Som Sistema.

Another chance to hear Julio Bashmore's amazing Essential Mix from September 2011.

Julio Bashmore is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Another chance to hear Julio Bashmore's amazing Essential Mix from September 2011.

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Julio Bashmore is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Justice20161217

Justice are back on Radio 1's Essential Mix with an eclectic selection of music.

Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay return to the Essential Mix turntables for the first time since 2007 with an eclectic selection of music including Air, Frank Ocean, Gesaffelstein, Prince and Pink Floyd!

Justin Martin20100703

Justin Martin, owner of US label Dirty Bird, hits the decks for another Essential Mix.

Justin Martin, owner of US label Dirty Bird, hits the decks for another Essential Mix.

Kahn And Neek20170408

Bristol's Kahn & Neek bring the dubplates to the Essential Mix.

A deep and dark journey through grime, dubstep, dub and dancehall with Bristol's Kahn & Neek. Featuring music from Hi5Ghost, Epoch, Mala, Ishan Sound, Simian Mobile Disco and O$VMV$M.

Karlsson And Winnberg Of Miike Snow20120915

serve up the week's Essential Mix, featuring exclusive new Miike Snow remixes!

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks.

Karlsson and Winnberg of Miike Snow serve up the week's Essential Mix.

Karlsson and Winnberg of Miike Snow serve up the week's Essential Mix, featuring exclusive new Miike Snow remixes!

Kaskade2011091020120106
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Another chance to hear the mighty Kaskade's Essential Mix from back in September 2011.

Another chance to hear the mighty Kaskade's Essential Mix from back in September 2011.

Kaskade, Las Vegas resident, one of the driving forces behind the Identity Festival and generally one of America's biggest name DJs, delivers 2 hours of melodic, euphoric, big-room house music in this exclusive Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Another chance to hear the mighty Kaskade's Essential Mix from back in September 2011.

The world's favourite DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

Kim Fai20101002

The decks are cleared for another Essential Mix with up and coming DJ and producer Kim Fai

Rising UK star Kim Fai, from Tipton near Birmingham, has made a name for himself over the last few years. He's released music through Toolroom and Size Records. He's been supporting The Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 on tour. And he's built up a loyal following of his own through regular appearances at clubs like Sankey's and The Ministry Of Sound. He's also one thrid of what could be the next 'house mafia' with AN21 and Max Vangelli.

Kink20140531

The Essential Mix heads to Bulgaria with DJ KiNK in the mix.

Bulgaria's Strahil Velchev, aka Kink, is a man who loves machines so much that his Twitter handle is @Kink303! His magic fingers earned him the Number 3 spot in Resident Advisors' Top Live Acts Of 2013. And this Essential Mix features an exclusive live analogue improvisation!

Kolsch20140104

Radio 1 kicks off the Essential Mix Future Stars series with Pete Tong's choice - Kolsch.

Radio 1 kicks off the Essential Mix Future Stars seBecause I Paced My Thought [Radio Ulster]

Radio 1 kicks off the Essential Mix Future Stars series with Pete Tong's choice - Kölsch.

Rune Reilly Kölsch is the half Danish, half Irish DJ and Producer who, as Rune RK, was behind the perennial Ibiza smash 'Calabria' (the single sold 4 million copies worldwide). But, being a long time lover of techno, he decided to set up an underground label called Tattoorecs in 2006, where he released music under the guise of 'Ink & Needle'. More recently he's been working under the 'Kölsch' moniker, putting out his debut album '1977' on the influential Cologne based Kompakt Records in 2013.

Kryder20150321

Kryder is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Kryder brings the noise to the Essential Mix.

London based DJ and producer Kryder is known for tracks like K2, Jericho and Aphrodite. His debut Essential Mix features new music, collaborations and remixes from himself, as well as tracks from Tom Staar, Michael Calfan and Kölsch.

Kutski's Halloween Hard Beats...20141101

Scary Halloween BPMs with Kutski on the Essential Mix!

'I represent the harder end of the dance music spectrum and it's a really exciting time in our scene at the moment, with all styles of dance from house to trap taking such heavy influence from us. My goal was to represent the full spectrum of the harder styles, from the harder, more underground side of house known as subground, to the extremes of hardcore, and just about everything in-between, on this two hour journey of ear blistering beats and bass!'

Kutski October 2014.

'I represent the harder end of the dance music spectrum and it's a really exciting time in our scene at the moment, with all styles of dance from house to trap taking such heavy influence from us. My goal was to represent the full spectrum of the harder styles, from the harder, more underground side of house known as subground, to the extremes of hardcore, and just about everything in-between, on this two hour journey of ear blistering beats and bass!'

Laidback Luke20110219

The Dutch dynamo from Mixmash records mixes up two hours of past and future classics. Expect to hear house, techno, dubstep, moombahton and more!

takes over the decks for another Essential Mix.

Laidback Luke takes over the decks for another Essential Mix.

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Laurent Garnier takes over on the decks for another BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Laurent Garnier20140405

French DJ Laurent Garnier takes to the Essential Mix decks.

French DJ Laurent Garnier returns with a brand new Essential Mix.

French techno legend Laurent Garnier drops a brand new Essential Mix, featuring new music from Eduardo De La Calle, Bambounou and new matieral from the 'Garnier' EPs.

Lee Burridge20150905

provides a Burning Man-inspired Essential Mix.

Lee Burridge provides a Burning Man-inspired Essential Mix.

Lee Foss20121110

Lee Foss is a Chicago born DJ & Producer and co-founder of the Hot Creations label with Jamie Jones. He is also one quarter of the band Hot Natured.

Hot Natured's Lee Foss is in control of the Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Leon Vynehall2016031220170102 (R1)

takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Leon Vynehall takes control of the Essential Mix decks, bringing through unreleased material from the likes of Mosca, Hodge, Fold and A1B, as well as exclusive first plays of songs from his upcoming record, 'Rojus'.

The world's best DJs take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Leon Vynehall takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Leon Vynehall takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Leon Vynehall takes control of the Essential Mix decks, bringing through unreleased material from the likes of Mosca, Hodge, Fold and A1B, as well as exclusive first plays of songs from his upcoming record, 'Rojus'.

Live From Cream @ Privilege20140803

Radio 1 heads to Cream @ Privilege in Ibiza for a live Essential Mix.

Radio 1 heads to Cream @ Privilege in Ibiza for a live Essential Mix featuring Steve Angelo, Above and Beyond, Sasha B2B with Pete Tong and loads more!

Radio 1 heads to Cream @ Privilege in Ibiza for a live Essential Mix featuring Steve Angelo, Above & Beyond, Sasha B2B with Pete Tong and loads more!

Live From Cream @ Privilege In Ibiza20130804

Radio 1's Ibiza Essential Mix is live from Cream @ Privilege.

Radio 1's Ibiza Essential Mix is live from a massive night at Cream @ Privilege in Ibiza with sets from Eric Prydz, Hardwell and some guy called Pete Tong!

Live From Enter At Space In Ibiza20150730

Heidi, Miss Kitten and Maya Jane Coles come live from Enter at Space in Ibiza as part of Radio 1's Ibiza Weekend!

Live From Enter. At Space In Ibiza20150730

Heidi, Miss Kittin and Maya Jane Coles come live from ENTER. at Space in Ibiza as part of Radio 1's Ibiza Weekend!

Live From Glastonbury 201320130629

Radio 1's Essential Mix is live from Glastonbury - expect big names and a few surprises!

Radio 1's Essential Mix is live from GlastonBecause I Paced My Thought [radio Ulster]

Live From Glastonbury 201620160625

Julio Bashmore, Annie Mac, Four Tet and Kowton give you a taste of Glastonbury after dark!

Julio Bashmore, Annie Mac, Four Tet and Kowton give you a taste of Glastonbury after dark, live from Worthy Farm in Somerset!

Live From Hull20120127

Chuckie, Judge Jules, Fedde Le Grand and Porter Robinson are on the decks for a special live Essential Mix from Hull.

Chuckie, Judge Jules, Fedde Le Grand and Porter Robinson in a live Essential Mix from Hull

Live From Sonar20120616

Featuring Simian Mobile Disco, Brodinski v Gesaffelstein, Jackbeats and Annie Mac.

Radio 1's Essential Mix comes live from Sonar in Barcelona with Simian Mobile Disco, Brodinski v Gesaffelstein, Jackbeats and Annie Mac

Radio 1's Essential Mix comes live from Sonar in Barcelona with Simian Mobile Disco, Brodinski v Gesaffelstein, Jackbeats and Annie Mac.

Radio 1's Essential Mix comes live from Sonar in Barcelona with Simian Mobile Disco, Brodinski v Gesaffelstein, Jackbeats and Annie Mac.

Featuring Simian Mobile Disco, Brodinski v Gesaffelstein, Jackbeats and Annie Mac.

Radio 1's Essential Mix comes live from Sonar in Barcelona with Simian Mobile Disco, Brodinski v Gesaffelstein, Jackbeats and Annie Mac.

Live From Sugabeat20100130

The Essential Mix comes live from Sugarbeat in Edinburgh with Annie Mac and Hostage on the decks.

Live from Sugarbeat in Edinburgh with Annie Mac and Hostage on the decks.

Live From Sugarbeat20100130

Live from Sugarbeat in Edinburgh with Annie Mac and Hostage on the decks.

Come this way for two frenetic, sweaty hours live from Sugarbeat Club at Cabaret Voltaire, with Radio 1's Anne Mac and a name to watch in 2010, Edinburgh's local hero, Hostage.

Live In Glasgow, Annie Mac20101218

Annie Mac takes over the decks live in Glasgow.

Annie Mac takes over the decks live in Glasgow.

Live In Glasgow, Calvin Harris20101218

Calvin Harris joins the Radio 1 party in Glasgow.

Live In Glasgow, Pete Tong20101218

Radio 1's Deadmau5 afterparty continues with Pete Tong

Radio 1's Deadmau5 afterparty continues with Pete Tong.

Live In Glasgow, Skream And Benga20101218

Skream and Benga round off the party as Radio 1's night in Glasgow comes to an end.

Live In Glasgow, Zane Lowe20101217

Radio 1's Deadmau5 afterparty kicks off with Zane Lowe

Radio 1's Deadmau5 afterparty kicks off with Zane Lowe.

Loadstar20130713

D&B duo Loadstar take control with a 117-track Essential Mix!

D&B duo Loadstar take control of the Essential Mix decks.

'Loadstar are Bristol's Xample and Lomax. They got together in 2010 after playing in Manchester and then signing to RAM records.

They released their debut album 'Future Perfect' last month, which featured Zane Lowe's Hottest Record In The World Right Now 'Warrior'. This debut essential mix features new material from Wilkinson, Frankee and Loadstar amongst the 117 tracks!

Loco Dice20081122

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a mix from Loco Dice.

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Loco Dice returns to Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

The world's best DJs on the Essential Mix decks.

London Elektricity20081108

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks with a mix from London Elektricity.

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a mix from London Elektricity.

Lovebox20150725

Featuring Kerri Chandler and Joy Orbison Back 2 Back with Ben UFO.

Highlights from the Essential Mix Arena at Lovebox, featuring Kerri Chandler and Joy Orbison Back 2 Back with Ben UFO.

Luciano @ Pacha In Ibiza2011100120120103
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Feel the sunshine as we jet off to Ibiza with Luciano on the Essential Mix decks.

Feel the sunshine as we jet off to Ibiza with Luciano on the Essential Mix decks.

Feel the sunshine as we jet off to Ibiza with Luciano on the Essential Mix decks, recorded live at Pacha.

Feel the sunshine as we jet off to Ibiza with Luciano on the Essential Mix decks.

Luciano At Pacha20111001

Luciano recorded live at Pacha in Ibiza is on the Essential Mix decks.

Luke Solomon20150117

Classic co-founder Luke Solomon drops a bouncing Essential Mix.

'The Essential Mix is something I've been working towards for the last twenty years since I started Djing! I wanted to showcase a little bit of my history and my affiliation with Chicago and hopefully play some hidden treasures that people hadn't heard before. I also wanted to include some of my productions and forthcoming unreleased stuff. And I really wanted to record it live on CDs, USBs and vinyl. It took a few goes, but I got there in the end!'

Luke Solomon, January 2015.

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

L-vis 199020120107

L Vis 1990 has entered the building for his debut Essential Mix!

are on the decks for the first new Essential Mix of 2012.

L-Vis 1990 are on the decks for the first new Essential Mix of 2012.

L Vis 1990 has entered the building for his debut Essential Mix!

L Vis 1990, real name James Connolly, runs one of the UK's hottest club nights and label 'Night Slugs', alongside Bok Bok. His debut album, 'Neon Dreams', was released towards the end of 2011 and featured collaborations with Teki Latex, Para One, Julio Bashmore and Javeon McCarthy.

And the name L Vis 1990? Connolly explains it comes from a line in '21st Century Boy' by 80's pop punks Zig Zig Sputnik. In the intro to the track they describe the ultimate band who are going to change the future by revisiting the past. Following a theme for this Essential Mix, L Vis 1990 merges timless classics from the likes of Carl Craig and Laurent Garnier, with brand new music for 2012.

Maceo Plex20120218

takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Maceo Plex takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Maceo Plex20151107

Maceo Plex takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Maceo Plex: ""What I'd like for the listeners to gather from this Essential Mix is a closer look at all the musical soundscapes that inspire my own productions. As well as an intimate portrait of my roots stretching back to the early 90s when I began. Instead of playing all the newest unreleased hits, I've woven old and new music that I feel will grow on the listener the more they listen to it."

Machinedrum20131116

Machinedrum is at the controls for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum, is an American producer who has released music on labels like Lucky Me, Merck, Planet Mu. And he has just released his debut labum for the legendary British label Ninja Tune. He's also prodcued music for Azelia Banks and remixed Jamie Lidell and Bonobo. This Essential MIx features exclusive and previously unreleased music from Rustie, Jimmy Edgar, DJ Rashad and Machinedrum.

Travis Stewart, aka Machinedrum, is an American producer who has released music on labels like Lucky Me, Merck, Planet Mu. And he has just released his debut album for the legendary British label Ninja Tune. He's also produced music for Azelia Banks and remixed Jamie Lidell and Bonobo. This Essential MIx features exclusive and previously unreleased music from Rustie, Jimmy Edgar, DJ Rashad and Machinedrum.

Magda20101030

The decks are cleared for another Essential Mix with Magda - Berlin's first lady of techno

Magda is a Polish born DJ based in Berlin. She also spent time in Detroit in the 1990's, where she DJ'd with the likes of Richie Hawtin and Claude Young. She has just released her debut album on Minus called 'From A Fallen Page'.

Magda20140308

Techno DJ Magda is at the controls for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Magda celebrates International Women's Day on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

In a genre dominated by men, few dominate techno as much as Magda. The co-founder of Items and Things and former Minus member drops a brand new Essential Mix for 2014.

In a genre dominated by men, few dominate techno as much as Magda. The co-founder of Items & Things and former Minus member drops a brand new Essential Mix for 2014.

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Another chance to hear Magnetic Man's special dubstep Essential Mix.

Dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man hit the decks for the Essential Mix.

Another chance to hear Magnetic Man's special dubstep Essential Mix.

Another chance to hear Magnetic Man's special dubstep Essential Mix.

Mala20130413

Bass Week continues with dubstep pioneer Mala in the hotseat for the Essential Mix.

is a founder member of dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz and the legendary dubstep night DMZ. He released some of the very first dubstep records on his DMZ label and Hatcha's Big Apple Records and was a key player on Mary Anne Hobbs seminal Dubstep Warz radio show in 2006, alongside a young Skream and Benga!

He remains as vital as ever to bass music, releasing one of 2012's best albums 'Mala in Cuba' on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, a dubstep-meets-live-cuban-rhythms soundclash."

He remains as vital as ever to bass music, releasing one of 2012's best albums 'Mala in Cuba' on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, a dubstep-meets-live-cuban-rhythms soundclash.

Mala is a founder member of dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz and the legendary dubstep night DMZ. He released some of the very first dubstep records on his DMZ label and Hatcha's Big Apple Records and was a key player on Mary Anne Hobbs seminal Dubstep Warz radio show in 2006, alongside a young Skream & Benga!

is a founder member of dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz and the legendary dubstep night DMZ. He released some of the very first dubstep records on his DMZ label and Hatcha's Big Apple Records and was a key player on Mary Anne Hobbs seminal Dubstep Warz radio show in 2006, alongside a young Skream & Benga!

is a founder member of dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz and the legendary dubstep night DMZ. He released some of the very first dubstep records on his DMZ label and Hatcha's Big Apple Records and was a key player on Mary Anne Hobbs seminal Dubstep Warz radio show in 2006, alongside a young Skream & Benga!

is a founder member of dubstep pioneers Digital Mystikz and the legendary dubstep night DMZ. He releaseBecause I Paced My Thought [radio Ulster]

Mano Le Tough20161029

steps into the Essential Mix DJ booth.

Ireland's Mano Le Tough makes his Essential Mix debut, featuring music from his Maeve labelmate Baikal, Daniel Avery, Roam Flügel and Blawan.

Mano Le Tough steps into the Essential Mix DJ booth.

Marc Romboy20090321

Marc Romboy takes over on the Essential Mix decks.

Marcel Dettman20140419

Marcel Dettman takes over the Essential Mix decks.

36-year-old Berghain resident and founder of the MDR label, Marcel Dettmann, drops a rare recorded DJ mix, featuring two hours of raw techno inspired by the legendary Berlin club.

Marcel Dettmann20140419

Marcel Dettmann takes over the Essential Mix decks.

Marco Carola20110205

Techno DJ Marco Carola takes to the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Marcus Schossow20101016

Marcus Schossow hits the decks for another Essential Mix.

Sweden's one-man trance mafia makes his Essential Mix debut. He runs Tone Diary Records, an offshoot of the legendary Spinnin' Records. He has released music on a wide range of labels, from Size to Armada, and his blend of electro, techno and trance is uniting house-heads and trance-addicts the world over.

Maribou State20160102

Maribou State are in charge for Radio 1's first Essential Mix of 2016.

Mark Ronson & Zane Lowe In Ibiza20101228

Another chance to hear Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe rocking Space in Ibiza in August 2010.

Another chance to hear Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe rocking Space in Ibiza in August 2010.

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Another chance to hear Mark Ronson and Zane Lowe rocking Space in Ibiza in August 2010.

Zane Lowe and Mark Ronson go back to back in a special edition of the Essential Mix recorded at Space Ibiza, plus Grandmaster Flash is on the decks.

Markus Schulz20081206

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a mix from Markus Schulz.

Martin Garrix20140906

Martin Garrix has control of the Essential Mix decks.

'For my essential mix, I wanted to switch things up by starting with music that's inspiring me right now. The second hour brings the energy - revisiting tracks from my career with a couple exclusives too.' Martin Garrix, September 2014.

Martin Solveig20110716

takes over the world's favourite mix show.

Martin Solveig takes over the world's favourite mix show.

Martyn20120317

Martyn goes deep Dutch on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Martyn goes deep dutch on Radio 1's Essential Mix. Martijn Deykers, aka Martyn, is a producer/DJ based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He started out playing Drum & Bass in the mid-nighties, before settling on a mix of dubstep and techno on his brilliant debut album 'Great Lengths'.

He released his second album, 'Ghost People', on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label in late 2011. He also runs the 3024 label, named after his post code in Holland, putting out music by the likes of Mosca and Julio Bashmore.

Mat Zo20130209

Mat Zo makes his Essential Mix debut with a 70-track spectacular!

DJ and producer Mat Zo takes to Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Mat Zo makes his Essential Mix debut with a seventy track spectacular. He says of the experience:

I started making music when I was eight. And I started DJing when I was a teenager after a special music class. DJ Pied Piper came in and taught us all how to mix and from that moment i was hooked! All the music in the (essential) mix is stuff that has inspired me or stuff that is hardwired into my brain from listening to it so much! There are also new tracks that give me hope in the music industry. I started laying down tracks and seeing where the mix would go and it was a really experimental process in a lot of ways. I chose tracks that wouldn't necessarily would go together in a club set, but would work as something you would listen to on a day-to-day basis"". Mat Zo, February 2013.

Matthew Herbert20150711

takes to the Essential Mix decks.

Matthew Herbert takes to the Essential Mix decks.

Producer, DJ, composer, film-maker and big band leader Matthew Herbert delivers a brilliant Essential Mix, mixed live in front of his pet tortoise. The tortoise was unmoved.

Matthias Tanzmann20151205

Matthias Tanzmann celebrates 15 years of his influential house and techno label Moon Harbour.

Matthias Tanzmann celebrates 15 years of his house and techno label Moon Harbour.

Max Cooper20150228

Max Cooper takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

I wanted to make this mix a fusion of everything that I love most about music, without any restraints. As a result it plays a little like a trip through the inside of my head. I was lucky enough to receive some amazing unreleased tracks from some of the best out there; Nils Frahm, Lusine, Rob Clouth and Tim Hecker. I've hidden a couple of new tracks of mine in there too. I hope there's something in there you enjoy!"". Max Cooper February 2015.

I wanted to make this mix a fusion of everything that I love most about music, without any restraints. As a result it plays a little like a trip through the inside of my head. I was lucky enough to receive some amazing unreleased tracks from some of the best out there; Nils Frahm, Lusine, Rob Clouth and Tim Hecker. I've hidden a couple of new tracks of mine in there too. I hope there's something in there you enjoy!. Max Cooper February 2015.

Maya Jane Coles2011070920120105
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makes her Essential Mix debut in July 2011.

makes her Essential Mix debut. The 23 year old from London is undoubtedly one of the breakthrough DJs of 2011. She has released music on labels like Mobilee, Defected, 20 20 Vison and Dogmatik. And she's built a reputation as an accomplished DJ with sets at the likes of Fabric, Space and Glastonbury.

Maya Jane Coles makes her Essential Mix debut in July 2011.

hits Radio 1's Essential Mix decks."

hits Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Maya Jane Coles makes her Essential Mix debut. The 23 year old from London is undoubtedly one of the breakthrough DJs of 2011. She has released music on labels like Mobilee, Defected, 20 20 Vison and Dogmatik. And she's built a reputation as an accomplished DJ with sets at the likes of Fabric, Space and Glastonbury.

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Maya Jane Coles makes her Essential Mix debut in July 2011.

Maya Jane Coles hits Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Maya Jane Coles makes her Essential Mix debut in July 2011.

Maya Jane Coles20130504

takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Maya Jane Coles takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Michael Woods On The Essential Mix20111210

This week, the Essential Mix welcomes Michael Woods to the hallowed turntables for his debut set.

The Diffused record label head honcho, is also the producer responsible for the massive 'No Access' and 'Bullet' tunes from the past year, and he drops a number of exlusive original tracks and remixes, in what is a 120 minute rollercoaster Essential Mix!

Michael Woods takes to Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

This week, the Essential Mix welcomes Michael Woods to the hallowed turntables for his debut set.

Midland20160220

takes over the Essential Mix decks for an eclectic and stunning two hours.

Midland takes over the Essential Mix decks for an eclectic and stunning two hours, including a variety of sounds from across the globe and exclusives from himself.

Midland takes over the Essential Mix decks for an eclectic and stunning two hours.

Miguel Campbell20120825

Leeds' very own Miguel Campbell is the owner of Outcross Records. He's behind tracks like 'Something Special' and 'Baby I Got It'; and is due to drop a debut album on label of the moment Hot Creations.

His debut Essential Mix is a soulful and funky journey through upfront and classic house. Listen out for exclusives from Maceo Plex and Onira and classic tracks from Daft Punk and Paul Johnson.

Hot Creation's Miguel Campbell makes his Essential Mix debut.

Leeds' very own Miguel Campbell is the owner of Outcross Records. He's behind tracks like 'Something Special' and 'Baby I Got It'; and is due to drop a debut album on label of the moment Hot Creations.

Mind Against20160910

take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Mind Against take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Mk20140208

MK is on the Essential Mix decks.

'Marc Kinchen, aka MK, is the pioneering producer behind one of house music's most famous remixes - Nightcrawler's 'Push The Feeling On'.

He took a break from dance music in the mid 1990's to become Will Smith's in house engineer; then made his return to house music in 2011, remixing everyone from Pitbull to Disclosure to Storm Queen's number one single 'Look Right Through'. This, his first Essential Mix since 1995, features exclusive new MK remixes of London Garmmar, Hot Natured, Haim, Paloma Faith and more!

'Marc Kinchen, aka MK, is the pioneering producer behind one of house music's most famous remixes - Nightcrawler's 'Push The Feeling On'.

Moderat20160507

Moderat take control of Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

We've done this mix on the road. It's pretty much what we're listening to on the tour bus between the shows. The special thing about it is that we've all contributed to it. Three pretty different angles on electronic music. Moderat, May 2016.

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We head back to October 2011 for Modeselektor's Radio 1 Essential Mix.

We head back to October 2011 for Modeselektor's Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Berlin's Modeselektor take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Modeselektor are Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary and formed shortly after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall in 1989. They soon found a home on Ellen Allien's Bpitch Control label and have released acclaimed albums like 'Hello Mom' and 'Happy Birthday'. They've collaborated with artists like Apparat and Parisian rap group TTC; and toured with Radiohead. Gernot and Sebastian have just released their third artist album 'Monkeytown', which features Thom Yorke.

Berlin's Modeselektor take over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

We head back to October 2011 for Modeselektor's Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Modeselektor are Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary and formed shortly after the fall of the infamous Berlin Wall in 1989. They soon found a home on Ellen Allien's Bpitch Control label and have released acclaimed albums like 'Hello Mom' and 'Happy Birthday'. They've collaborated with artists like Apparat and Parisian rap group TTC; and toured with Radiohead. Gernot and Sebastian have just released their third artist album 'Monkeytown', which features Thom Yorke.Because The Light Was Mfted Up Today

Moguai20120310

Mau5trap regular Moguai makes his Essential Mix debut!

Mau5trap regular Moguai makes his Essential Mix debut!

Moguai is from Marl in Germany and over a ten year career he's worked with the likes of Westbam and Fatboy Slim. He's also remixed the Underworld, Afrojack and Beyonce, amongst others, as well as releasing his music via Skint, his own label Punx and Deadmau5' Mau5trap, including his brand new album 'Mpire'.

Monika Kruse20170401

takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Monika Kruse takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Monika Kruse is techno royalty. She's a German DJ, producer and driving force behind Electric Avenue and Terminal M. She's played every major techno club and event there is to play over a twenty year career, including this year's techno summit Timewarp, where she'll be appearing for the twelfth time. Not many get to play that often!

Her Essential Mix features music from Gregor Tresher, Dubfire and label mates Pig&Dan.

My Nu Leng20170211

Bristol-based My Nu Leng are on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Jammo & Tommy make their Essential Mix debut with a showcase of music that has shaped their sound. Featuring garage, house and drum & bass from Wilkinson, DVA, Peverelist, DJ Q, Redlight, Kove, Skream and Chris Lorenzo.

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It's dubstep duo Nero on the decks - first broadcast in November 2010.

Hot UK dubstep duo Nero hit the decks for their Essential Mix debut.

It's dubstep duo Nero on the decks - first broadcast in November 2010.

Rounding off our trio of Essential Mixes, it's dubstep duo Nero on the decks - first broadcast in November 2010.

It's dubstep duo Nero on the decks - first broadcast in November 2010.

Nero20150912

span the decades with a very special Essential Mix.

Nero span the decades with a very special Essential Mix.

Nervo20130824

Australian superstar sisters Nervo are on the Essential Mix decks.

'NERVO are Australian born, London based sisters Mim and Liv. They are behind tracks like 'We're All No One' with Afrojack and Steve Aoki, 'Like Home' with Nicky Romero and 'Hold On'. They are also succesful songwriters and co-wrote the David Guetta smash 'When Love Takes Over'.

Their Essential Mix debut features music from Hardwell, Paul Woolford, Fatboy Slim and Riva Starr, as well as NERVO's new single 'Not Taking This No More'.

'NERVO are Australian born, London based sisters Mim & Liv. They are behind tracks like 'We're All No One' with Afrojack & Steve Aoki, 'Like Home' with Nicky Romero and 'Hold On'. They are also succesful songwriters and co-wrote the David Guetta smash 'When Love Takes Over'.

'NERVO are Australian born, London based sisters Mim & Liv. They are behind tracks like 'We're All No One' with Afrojack & Steve Aoki, 'Like Home' with Nicky Romero and 'Hold On'. They are also succesful songwriters and co-wrote the David Guetta smash 'When Love Takes Over'.

Netsky2010100920110107
20110107 (R1)

Netsky slams the D&B onto the decks - first broadcast in October 2010.

Netsky slams the D&B onto the decks - first broadcast in October 2010.

Rounding off our trio of Essential Mixes, Netsky slams the D&B onto the decks - first broadcast in October 2010.

Netsky slams the D&B onto the decks - first broadcast in October 2010.

The decks are cleared for another Essential Mix.

Nicholas Jaar20120421

takes to the Essential Mix decks.

Nicholas Jaar takes to the Essential Mix decks.

Nick Curly20100731

Germany's Nick Curly is the man behind respected techno labels 8Bit and Cecille Records and he's a resident for Kehakuma at Space in Ibiza.

An Essential Mix with hot German techno producer and Space Ibiza resident Nick Curly.

Nicky Romero20120428

Dutch DJ sensation Nicky Romero is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Dutch DJ Nicky Romero is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Romero the 23 year old producer from Amerongen in Holland behind big room monsters like Toulouse Camorra and Generation 303.

He’s remixed Green Velvet and Tiesto, collaborated with Avicci as Nicktim and recently teamed up with David Guetta on his new Jack Back label.

Listen out for new tracks in the mix from from David Guetta & Nicky Romero and the new Avicii tune 'Superlove' with Lenny Kravitz.

Nicole Moudaber20120623

Space Ibiza resident Nicole Moudaber makes her BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix debut.

Space Ibiza resident Nicole Moudaber is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Having a chance to showcase my sound on an Essential Mix is a huge honour. So for my debut mix I’ve tried to give a feel of how I like to play when I’m in my element. The kind of irresistible dancefloor tension and downright dirty funky grooves I love to drop at Carl Cox’s Space Ibiza nights and my residency at Cielo in New York. I’m starting my own label called MOOD very soon, so there are exclusive radio plays for a few of the key tracks I’ve got lined up for that. Also listen out for two tracks I have forthcoming on Adam Beyer’s Drumcode label including ‘The Journey Begins’ with Victor Calderone which has been absolutely massive for me already on promo. Mixed with love, I hope you enjoy it"". Nicole Moudaber, June 2012.

Nina Kraviz20120512

Russian house and techno DJ Nina Kraviz is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Nina Kraviz is a DJ/producer from Moscow. She began DJing and collecting vinyl before joining a band as a singer and then becoming a producer in her own right. She’s released music on labels like Tsuba, Cocoon, B Pitch and Rekids. And her self titled debut album was released earlier this year and features the single 'Ghetto Kraviz'.

Listen out for some unreleased Nina Kraviz tracks in the mix as well as a stack of house rarities!

Noir20130622

Danish DJ Noir is on the Essential Mix decks.

Noisia2010031320110107
20110107 (R1)

Next up, it's Dutch trio Noisia and their Essential Mix from back in March 2010.

The decks are cleared for another Essential Mix - DnB provided by Noisia.

Next up, it's Dutch trio Noisia and their Essential Mix from back in March 2010.

Nora En Pure20160716

Oliver $20141220

Oliver $ jumps on the Essential Mix decks.

Oliver Dollar20141220

Oliver Dollar jumps on the Essential Mix decks.

Berlin's Oliver Dollar broke through big time in 2014 with 'Pushing On', co produced with Jimi Jules. He's built a reputation for quality with releases on Jesse Rose's Made To Play and Play It Down labels. The pair have also formed a formidable DJ partnership and have just released a compilation together called 'Community'. Oliver Dollar's first Essential Mix features music from Kerri Chandler, Hercules & Love Affair and Audiojack.

Oliver Heldens20141206

takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Oliver Heldens takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Oliver Heldens makes his Essential Mix debut.

One of the breakthrough producers of 2014, the man behind Gecko (Overdrive) and Last All Night (Koala), drops a lively Essential Mix featuring music from Zeds Dead, Tiesto and Michael Calfan, remixes of classics from Daft Punk, Corona and The Prodigy, as well as new material from the man himself.

Oneman20160709

steps into the Essential Mix DJ booth.

steps into the Essential Mix DJ booth. Featuring music from Drake, Palmistry, Mickey Pearce, Scratcha DVA and Lapsley.

Oneman steps into the Essential Mix DJ booth.

Oneman steps into the Essential Mix DJ booth. Featuring music from Drake, Palmistry, Mickey Pearce, Scratcha DVA and Lapsley.

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Pan-Pot step into the Essential Mix DJ booth.

Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix, aka Pan-Pot, are a German duo at the top of their game. They met as audio engineering students in Berlin, and released their debut album through Mobilee in 2007. They now run their own label Second State, and their debut Essential Mix features music from Len Faki, Reset Robot, Percy X, Nick Curly and Trevino.

Patrick Topping20150418

Patrick Topping is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Newcastle upon Tyne's Patrick Topping caps his rise to fame with his debut Essential Mix.

'Newcastle Upon Tyne's Patrick Topping caps a stunning two-year rise to fame with his debut Essential Mix. The man behind 'Forget' and 'Voicemail' with Green Velvet drops two hours of house and techno, featuring tracks from wAFF, Gui Boratto, Roman Flügel and brand new music from himself.

Paul Kalkbrenner20110730

Berlin's Paul Kalkbrenner is on Essential Mix duties.

Berlin's Paul Kalkbrenner is on Essential Mix duties.

Kalkbrenner is one of Germany's biggest electronic music artists, headlining huge open air concerts and playing to over 100,000 people on his last European tour. He even starred in the 2008 film 'Berlin Calling'!

This Essential Mix is a live set of Kalkbrenner's own productions and remixes, including tracks from his new album 'Icke Wieder'.

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

Paul Oakenfold20120721

Paul Oakenfold returns to Radio 1's Essential Mix with the Fluorescence Mix.

The legendary Paul Oakenfold returns to Radio 1's Essential Mix with the 'Fluorescence' mix.

Paul was the 2nd DJ to ever do an Essential Mix and was the show's resident DJ in 1999. He's clocked up over thirty mixes in his distinguished career, but this new mix is his first for 5 years.

Paul Ritch20090613

Paul Ritch takes over on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Paul Van Dyk20090926

Paul Van Dyk is on the decks for a special 'end of summer' Essential Mix.

Paul Woolford20100925

The decks are cleared for We Love Space resident Paul Woolford.

An Essential Mix full of world-exclusive remixes and edits.

The decks are cleared for We Love Space resident Paul Woolford. An Essential Mix full of world-exclusive remixes and edits.

Pearson Sound20111203

Pearson Sound makes his debut on the Essential Mix.

Pearson Sound makes his debut on this week's Essential Mix.

Formally known as Ramadanman and the head honcho of Hessle Audio, Pearson Sound is a key figure in the scene. He lays down a great selection, pushing the boundaries from garage to more deep house vibes.

Pendulum2010071720110107
20110107 (R1)

The world's biggest drum 'n' bass band returns to the turntables - Pendulum hit the decks for another Essential Mix.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with the mighty Pendulum.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with the mighty Pendulum.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with the mighty Pendulum.

Pete Tong20110409

Pete Tong hits the decks for his first studio Essential Mix in 16 years.

Pete Tong hits the decks for his first studio Essential Mix in 16 years, featuring some still fresh-sounding hidden gems, blended with some future facing sounds.

Photek20121006

Drum and bass producer Photek returns to Radio 1 for a brand new Essential Mix.

Photek, aka Rupert Parkes, established himself as one of the UK's most groundbreaking producers in the 90's, with a string of classic releases for Metalheadz, Certificate 18 and his own Photek Productions.

After the release of his album 'Solaris' for Virgin records, he relocated to Los Angeles, where he scored music for film and television, including the Italian Job remake and Pirates Of The Carribbean. He was nominated for a Grammy award for his remix of Daft Punk's 'End Of Line' from the Tron Legacy soundtrack.

This is his first Essential Mix since 1997 and it features new material from his forthcoming album Ku:Palm, as well as new music from Grenier, Calibre and Sasha.

Pig&dan20160409

Spanish duo and Elevate head honchos Pig&Dan make their Essential Mix debut.

Spanish duo and Elevate head honchos Pig&Dan make their Essential Mix debut, bringing through tonnes of exclusives and new music. Techno time!

Pirupa20160123

Italian house DJ and producer Pirupa delivers two hours of jacked-up house and techno.

Italian house DJ and producer Pirupa delivers two hours of jacked-up house and techno, featuring new music from Eats Everything, himself and much more.

Porter Robinson20140621

takes to the decks for the world's favourite mix show.

Porter Robinson takes to the decks for the world's favourite mix show.

'I spent two years writing 'Worlds' and during that time I'd become really pessimistic about the future of electronic music. But once I finished the album I went and made an active effort to find new electronic music that touched me. I've fully changed my mind! I think the future is really, really bright. There's a ton of great music today that just needs to be discovered. That's not to say this mix is entirely devoid of classics, but it's mostly made up of stuff I've heard recently'.

Porter Robinson, June 2014.

Prydz X Olander20150103

Prydz x Olander - the Pryda friends unite for a special Essential Mix.

2013 Essential Mix Of The Year winner Eric Prydz teams up with Pryda label mate and fellow Swede Jeremy Olander on a special collaborative two hour mix.

R3hab20140215

Dutch DJ R3hab takes to the Essential Mix decks.

Holland's Fadil El Ghoul, aka R3hab, makes his full Essential Mix debut with new music from Gareth Emery, Deorro, R3hab and plenty of exclusive new unnamed material.

R㸀dh㥀d20160227

Berlin techno heavyweight Rødhåd makes his eagerly anticipated Essential Mix debut.

Berlin techno heavyweight Rødhåd makes his eagerly anticipated Essential Mix debut, featuring some of his all-time favourite records and lots of unreleased material.

Radio 1 In Ibiza2010080720110101

Sven Vath and resident DJ Andre Galluzzi hit the decks for a special edition of the Essential Mix, recorded at Cocoon at Amnesia, Ibiza.

Sven Vath and resident DJ Andre Galluzzi hit the decks for a special Essential Mix.

Relive Radio 1's special Essential Mix from Privilege in Ibiza back in August 2010.

Relive Radio 1's special Essential Mix from Privilege in Ibiza back in August 2010.

Radio 1 In Ibiza2010080820110101
20110101 (R1)

Relive Radio 1's special Essential Mix from Privilege in Ibiza back in August 2010.

Featuring Pete Tong, Japanese Popstars, Underworld, Above and Beyond, and Annie Mac

Relive Radio 1's special Essential Mix from Privilege in Ibiza back in August 2010.

Relive Radio 1's special Essential Mix from Privilege in Ibiza back in August, featuring a live performance from Underworld plus sets from Above & Beyond, Pete Tong and Annie Mac.

Featuring Pete Tong, Japanese Popstars, Underworld, Above and Beyond, and Annie Mac.

Radio 1 In Ibiza - Part 120090801

From Wonderland in Ibiza, the Essential Mix features Luciano and Deadmau5 on the decks.

Radio 1 In Ibiza - Part 220090808

Highlights from Cream's night at Privilege, featuring sets from 2manydjs and others.

An extended Essential Mix with highlights from Cream's night at Privilege during Radio 1's Weekend in Ibiza, featuring sets from 2manydjs, Eric Prydz, Laidback Luke and Annie Mac.

Radio 1 Live In Ibiza20100806

Zane Lowe and Mark Ronson go back to back in a special edition of the Essential Mix recorded at Space Ibiza, plus Grandmaster Flash is on the decks.

Zane Lowe and Mark Ronson go back to back in a special edition recorded at Space Ibiza.

Zane Lowe and Mark Ronson go back to back in a special edition of the Essential Mix recorded at Space Ibiza, plus Grandmaster Flash is on the decks.

Zane Lowe and Mark Ronson go back to back in a special edition recorded at Space Ibiza.

Radio 1 Live In Ibiza20110805

The action in Ibiza switches to Space, with a very special Essential Mix from Come Together, featuring Deadmau5, Magnetic Man, Skream & Benga and Knife Party, plus Zane Lowe and Annie Mac.

Radio 1's Essential Mix Of 2016: Midland20161224

As decided by a panel of experts, Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2016 comes from Midland.

As decided by a panel of experts, Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2016 comes from Midland - an eclectic and stunning two hours, including exclusives from the man himself.

Radio 1's Essential Mix Of The Year20121222

It's Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2012, as voted for by the programme's listeners!

Radio 1's Essential Mix Of The Year20131221

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As chosen by a panel of dance music's finest, it's Radio 1's Essential Mix of the Year.

Radio 1's Essential Mix Of The Year - Swedish House Mafia20101225

Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2010, as decided by the Radio 1 listeners.

Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2010, as decided by the Radio 1 listeners, is from Swedish House Mafia.

Radio 1's Essential Mix Of The Year 2012. Nicolas Jaar20121222

Radio 1's Essential Mix Of The Year for 2012 comes from Nicolas Jaar. The mix was chosen by a panel of expert judges, including Pete Tong and the Friday Night Dance Music Marathon team. The judges thought that Jaar's mix was bold, brave and timeless. It mixed Aphex Twin with string quartets, Ricardo Villalobos with Marvin Gaye, it had Beyonce unplugged and it had Jay Z playing golf! Let us know what you thought of the judges' choice on twitter using #essentialmixoftheyear. Or post your thoughts on the Radio 1 facebook page.

Chosen by a panel of experts, it's the Essential Mix of the Year 2012 from Nicolas Jaar.

Radio 1's Essential Mix Of The Year: Eric Prydz20131221

Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2013 is from Eric Prydz.

As chosen by a panel of dance music's finest, Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2013 is from Eric Prydz.

Reboot20091212

The Essential Mix is in the hands of Reboot.

This week's Essential Mix comes from the Frankfurt based artist Reboot. He is a producer, dj and live performer and has released records on labels such as Defected, Cocoon and Cadenza records. He's also toured as part of Luciano's AEther Live project.

Recondite2016110520170102 (R1)

Germany's Recondite has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Germany's Recondite has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Recorded in Bavaria and Berlin and featuring eight unreleased tracks, this is a rare studio mix from Lorenz Brunner, aka Recondite, showing off the different sides of his production and DJing skills.

Recorded in Bavaria and Berlin and featuring eight unreleased tracks, this is a rare studio mix from Lorenz Brunner, aka Recondite, showing off the different sides of his production and DJing skills.

Redlight20150221

takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

'I wanted to showcase new exclusive music from myself and also some great music from artists who are working with me on my label Lobster Boy. There are also a couple of versions of tracks that I've made just for this mix and a couple of sneaky tracks from my upcoming album X COLOUR'. Redlight, February 2015.

Redlight takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Retro Grade20110108

Italo disco lovers Retro Grade are on the decks for Radio 1's first Essential Mix of 2011.

Italo disco lovers Retro Grade, aka Tom Neville and Serge Santiago, are on the decks for Radio 1's first Essential Mix of 2011.

Richie Hawtin At Enter.20140801

Richie Hawtin recorded live at ENTER. at Space Ibiza kicks off an Essential Mix double.

Richie Hawtin Live At Exchange La20160130

Richie Hawtin returns to the Essential Mix with a live recording from Exchange LA.

Richie Hawtin returns to the Essential Mix with a live recording from Exchange LA - deep, dark and with a unique Hawtin sound from start to finish.

Richy Ahmed20141129

The Essential Mix has been an integral part of my raving culture. One of the mixes that always sticks in my mind is Cassius from 1999. It was the soundtrack to lots of amazing parties back in the day, before I even dreamt about being a DJ. The thought of me actually doing an Essential Mix now, considering I've been listening for the last 15 years, for a kid like me it doesn't get any better than this. Even the lads back in South Shields think this is impressive!' Richy Ahmed, November 2014.

Newcastle DJ Richy Ahmed takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Hot Creations resident Richy Ahmed takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Riva Star & Funkagenda20110430

Riva Starr and Funkagenda hit the Essential Mix decks, recorded live in Miami.

Riva Starr2010020620110105
20110105 (R1)

Next up, it's Riva Starr's Essential Mix from back in February 2010.

Naples born, London based, DJ and Producer Riva Starr takes control of the Essential Mix.

He's one of 2010's hottest properties and has recently remixed the likes of Fatboy Slim, The Gossip and Reboot.

His new album, If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade"", has just been released on Jesse Rose's Made To Play Records.

The mix features exclusive tracks from his new label 'Snatch!'

Riva Starr is in charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix this week."

Riva Starr is in charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix this week.

Naples born, London based, DJ & Producer Riva Starr takes control of the Essential Mix.

Naples born, London based, DJ & Producer Riva Starr takes control of the Essential Mix. He's one of 2010's hottest properties and has recently remixed the likes of Fatboy Slim, The Gossip and Reboot. His new album, "If Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade", has just been released on Jesse Rose's Made To Play Records. The mix features exclusive tracks from his new label 'Snatch!'

Next up, it's Riva Starr's Essential Mix from back in February 2010.

Next up, it's Riva Starr's Essential Mix from back in February 2010.

Riva Starr And Funkagenda20110430

Riva Starr and Funkagenda hit the decks to showcase brand new material during Miami Music Week at the end of March and the Essential Mix was there to capture it.

Riva Starr and Funkagenda hit the Essential Mix decks, recorded live in Miami.

Robert Babicz20110326

Robert Babicz drops world exclusive new material on his Essential Mix.

is on the decks for the World's biggest mix show.

Robert Babicz is on the decks for the World's biggest mix show.

Robert Babicz drops world exclusive new material on his Essential Mix, which was was recorded live in his studio in Germany.

Listen out for tracks forthcoming on Bedrock and his own label Babcizstyle.

Rockness Festival20100619

This week's Essential Mix rounds up some of the best DJ sets from Scotland's most beautiful dance event Rockness.

The focus is on the Annie Mac and Soma Afterburner stages with sets from Scottish born producer, remixer and songwriter Burns, Glasgow based techno star Gary Beck and a sensational sixty minutes from Club 75 (Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Cassius and Justice).

Featuring dance highlights from Rockness, including sets from Club 75, Burns and Gary Beck

The focus is on the Annie Mac and Soma Afterburner stages with sets from Scottish born producer, remixer and songwriter Burns, Glasgow based techno star Gary Beck and a sensational sixty minutes from Club 75 (Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Cassius and Justice).

This week's Essential Mix rounds up some of the best DJ sets from Scotland's most beautiful dance event Rockness. The focus is on the Annie Mac and Soma Afterburner stages with sets from Scottish born producer, remixer and songwriter Burns, Glasgow based techno star Gary Beck and a sensational sixty minutes from Club 75 (Busy P, DJ Mehdi, Cassius and Justice).

Rockness Special20110618

Four hours of goodness from the likes of DJ Shadow, Simian Mobile Disco and Skrillex.

DJ Shadow, Simian Mobile Disco, Fake Blood and Skrillex captured live at Rockness.

DJ Shadow, Simian Mobile Disco, Fake Blood and Skrillex are captured live from Rockness, the festival on the shores of Loch Ness. Pete Tong introduces these huge headline sets, with BBC Introducing's Ally McCrae catching up with the DJs backstage.

Rockwell20160116

Shogun's Rockwell embarks on a journey through his musical world featuring over 60 tracks.

Shogun's Rockwell embarks on a journey through his musical world featuring over 60 tracks. Expect exclusives galore, his own productions and a few classics!

Rodhad20160227

Berlin techno heavyweight Rodhad makes his eagerly anticipated Essential Mix debut.

Berlin techno heavyweight Rodhad makes his eagerly anticipated Essential Mix debut, featuring some of his all-time favourite records and lots of unreleased material.

Roman Flugel20151212

Roman Flugel takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Roska2010112720110106

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with a garage mix from Roska.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with a special garage mix from Roska.

Future garage star Roska hits the decks for another Essential Mix.

Enjoy some of 2010's best Essential Mixes again - starting with a garage mix from Roska.

Rudimental20150829

Drum and bass stars Rudimental make their full studio Essential Mix debut!

Its been a long term dream to record an Essential Mix for Radio 1 and we've finally done it ??!! We wanted it to have all the diversity and vibe that Carnival does. And we're pretty sure it has everything that you people need to get into full Carnival vibe - enjoy! Rudimental, August 2015.

Rudimental And Paul Woolford B2b With James Zabiela20131214

Rudimental and Paul Woolford go back to back with James Zabiela on the decks.

Rudimental and Paul Woolford go back to back with James Zabiela on the decks, live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester as part of the Essential Mix @ 20 celebrations.

Rudimental, Plus Paul Woolford B2b With James Zabiela20131214

Rudimental, plus Paul Woolford back to back with James Zabiela, are on the decks.

Rudimental, plus Paul Woolford back to back with James Zabiela, are on the decks, live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester as part of the Essential Mix @ 20 celebrations.

Rusko20081213

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a mix from Rusko.

Rustie20120407

Warp Record's Rustie is in charge of the week's Essential Mix!

S.p.y.20150110

takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

S.P.Y. takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Sander Kleinenberg20101204

serves up a special mix.

Sander Kleinenberg serves up a special mix.

Sante And Sidney Charles20160514

Sante & Sidney Charles have control of the Essential Mix decks.

German duo Santé & Sidney Charles drop two hours of house, techno and terrace groovers featuring brand new exclusives and jacking classics.

Our Mix showcases a variety of styles and influences that we've listened to over the years. It's gonna be a mix from house to techno, with some exclusive tracks. We wanted to show the listeners a range of what we love and what we play on the dance floors around the world"". Santé & Sidney Charles, May 2016.

Sante and Sidney Charles have control of the Essential Mix decks.

German duo Santé and Sidney Charles drop two hours of house, techno and terrace groovers featuring brand new exclusives and jacking classics.

Our Mix showcases a variety of styles and influences that we've listened to over the years. It's gonna be a mix from house to techno, with some exclusive tracks. We wanted to show the listeners a range of what we love and what we play on the dance floors around the world"". Santé and Sidney Charles, May 2016.

Sasha - Maida Vale, 200520091031

We rewind to 2005 for Sasha's special Maida Vale show, voted the Essential Mix of the year by Radio 1 listeners.

We rewind to 2005 for Sasha's special Maida Vale show.

We rewind to 2005 for Sasha's special Maida Vale show.

Sbtrkt2011101520111229
20111229 (R1)

takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix, featuring an exclusive unheard track!

SBTRKT takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix, featuring an exclusive unheard track!

SBTRKT takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix, featuring an exclusive unheard track!

SBTRKT takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix, featuring an exclusive never heard before track!

SBTRKT takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix, featuring an exclusive unheard track!

Scuba20120225

takes charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Scuba from Hotflush Recordings takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Scuba takes charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Scuba from Hotflush Recordings takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Scuba, aka Paul Rose, is originally from London, but has been living in Berlin since 2007. He set up the influential Hotflush recordings in 2003 and is set to release has third artist album Personality on the label in February.

Scuba's Essential Mix features exclusive new material from Hotflush, including tracks from Boddika and Guy Andrews.

Scuba20150509

Scuba has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Scuba And Redlight20110625

with MC Dread, recorded live at Sonar, are on the decks.

Scuba and Redlight with MC Dread, recorded live at Sonar, are on the decks.

Scuba and Redlight with MC Dread, recorded live at Sonar, are on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Scuba Essential Mix20150509

This mix is a summation of the kind of sets I've most enjoyed playing recently. End of the night slots where I've got a lot of space to play around, from a peak time starting point to an almost after hours kind of finish. There's a point around half way through mix where it's almost as if the sun is rising and after that point all bets are off, in the same way it happens in real life where you feel like there's total freedom to play whatever you like. Those are the kind of moments I love as a DJ and this mix captures a bit of that. Scuba, May 2015.

Sean Tyas20090214

Sean Tyas takes over on the Essential Mix.

Sebastien Leger20100320

The decks are cleared for an Essential Mix from Sebastien 'Legend' Leger.

Frenchman Sebastien 'Legend' Leger is back for his 2nd outing on the Essential Mix

Sebastien Leger returns to the Essential Mix for his second time to deliver some ""edgy, funky house & techno grooves"".

Seth Troxler20110507

serves up Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Seth Troxler serves up Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Seth Troxler mixes up a jacking two hours of house and techno, recorded live in one take!

Seth Troxler mixes up a jacking two hours of house & techno, recorded live in one take!. Seth Troxler hails from the techo capital of the world, Detroit, although he now lives in London. He DJs all over the world in his own right and as one quarter of Visionquest. He was voted number 3 in Resident Advisor's Top 100 DJ Poll in 2010. And he's recently collaborated with Agoria, Matthew Dear and Art Department.

Seth Troxler Live At Bestival20150919

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads to Bestival with Seth Troxler recorded live.

Seth Troxler, Live At Output20161001

Seth Troxler recorded live at one of America's coolest underground house and techno venues, Output in New York City. Mixing live on vinyl and CDs, Seth drops music from Ricardo Villalobos, Luciano, Green Velvet and a secret Madonna weapon...

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads to New York with Seth Troxler, recorded live at Output.

Shadow Child20140301

Shadow Child is in control of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Shadow Child drops some essential basslines!

Former Radio 1 resident Simon Neale, aka Shadow Child, drops the basslines on his Essential Mix return. Featuring brand new collaborations with Sinden and Doorly, plus tracks from Fake Blood, Cozzy D and Fantastic Mr Fox. And some amazing Shadow Child VIPs!

You can also watch the mix with visuals on the Radio 1 website.

Former Radio 1 resident Simon Neale, aka Shadow Child, drops the basslines on his Essential Mix return. Featuring brand new collaborations with Sinden and Doorly, plus tracks from Fake Blood, Cozzy D and Fantastic Mr Fox. And some amazing Shadow Child VIPs!

Sharam20090829

Sharam takes over on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Sharam20110514

Sharam returns with a set based on his performance at the Warung club in Brazil.

Sharam returns to Radio 1's Essential Mix with a set based on his recent nine-hour performance at the legendary Warung club in Brazil. Sharam is one half of legendary US duo Deep Dish. His last outing for Radio 1 was voted Essential Mix Of The Year in 2009.

is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Sharam is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Sharam - The Essential Mix Of The Year20091226

The votes are in and the listeners have spoken - the Essential Mix of 2009 is from Sharam.

The votes are in and the Essential Mix listeners have spoken - 2009's Essential Mix of the Year is from Sharam.

Showtek20131109

Holland's Showtek are on the Essential Mix decks.

'The Booyah boys take on this week's Essential Mix! Dutch brothers Wouter and Sjoerd Janssen Janssen first appeared on the Essential Mix back in 2009 when they were named Best DJs at the Hard Dance Awards in Leeds. From Kings of Hardstyle, they've grown into one of the biggest EDM duos on the planet. And they've hardly been out of the Beatport Top 10 this year with their Crazy Collabs and releases on labels such as Spinnin, Dim Mak and Owsla. Their brand new Essential Mix features new music from Showtek, Swanky Tunes, Icona Pop, Autoerotique, Martin Garrix and more!

'The Booyah boys take on this week's Essential Mix! Dutch brothers Walt and Duro Janssen first appeared on the Essential Mix back in 2009 when they were named Best DJs at the Hard Dance Awards in Leeds. From Kings of Hardstyle, they've grown into one of the biggest EDM duos on the planet. And they've hardly been out of the Beatport Top 10 this year with their Crazy Collabs and releases on labels such as Spinnin, Dim Mak and Owsla. Their brand new Essential Mix features new music from Showtek, Swanky Tunes, Icona Pop, Autoerotique, Martin Garrix and more!

'The Booyah boys take on this week's Essential Mix! Dutch brothers Walt & Duro Janssen first appeared on the Essential Mix back in 2009 when they were named Best DJs at the Hard Dance Awards in Leeds. From Kings of Hardstyle, they've grown into one of the biggest EDM duos on the planet. And they've hardly been out of the Beatport Top 10 this year with their Crazy Collabs and releases on labels such as Spinnin, Dim Mak and Owsla. Their brand new Essential Mix features new music from Showtek, Swanky Tunes, Icona Pop, Autoerotique, Martin Garrix and more!

Simian Mobile Disco20100109

Simian Mobile Disco go global, taking over the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Deep, dirty and devastating. Jas and James, aka Simian Mobile Disco, flex their techno muscles on this week's Essential Mix. Listen out for new SMD tracks in the mix!

Deep, dirty and devastating. Jas & James, aka Simian Mobile Disco, flex their techno muscles on this week's Essential Mix. Listen out for new SMD tracks in the mix!

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Simian Mobile Disco have control of the Essential Mix decks.

James Ford and Jas Shaw return to the Essential Mix following the release of their dancefloor focussed fifth album 'Welcome To Sideways'. This, their second studio Essential Mix, features music from Autechre, Matmos, Made Up Sound and SMD themselves.

Simon Patterson20091121

Rising UK trance star Simon Patterson takes over on the Essential Mix.

Rising UK trance star Simon Patterson takes control of the Essential Mix for 2 hours with his unique tech-trance sound, showing off why he's topping the dance music download charts and has been signed to Holland's well respected Spinnin' Records.

Skream In Ibiza20140809

Skream recorded live at We Love Space Ibiza provides the Essential Mix.

Tracklist to follow.

Skrillex20130601

Skrillex is back with a brand new Essential Mix!

Skrillex20130615

takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks!

Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex, drops a brand new studio Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, including new music from Dog Blood (aka Skrillex and Boys Noize), Knife Party, AC Slater, Alvin Risk and Skrillex himself.

Skrillex takes to the Radio 1 Essential Mix decks!

Sonny Moore, aka Skrillex, drops a brand new studio Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1, including new music from Dog Blood (aka Skrillex & Boys Noize), Knife Party, AC Slater, Alvin Risk and Skrillex himself.

Slam20081220

The world's biggest DJs on the world's biggest decks, featuring a mix from Slam.

Solomun20120721

Berlin's Solomun looks after Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Solomun20120728

Hamburg's Solomun makes his Essential Mix debut.

Mladen Solomun, born in Bosnia, runs the Diynamic record label out of Hamburg. The label is home to the likes of Stimming and David August, as well as Solomun's own productions. He's also released music on Get Physical, Sonar Kollektiv, Dessous and more. And summer 2012 sees Solomun take up a label residency at Sankey's in Ibiza.

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Hamburg's Solomun makes his Essential Mix debut.

Mladen Solomun, born in Bosnia, runs the Diynamic record label out of Hamburg. The label is home to the likes of Stimming and David August, as well as Solomun's own productions. He's also released music on Get Physical, Sonar Kollektiv, Dessous and more. And summer 2012 sees Solomun take up a label residency at Sankey's in Ibiza.

Solomun At Pacha20160730

Radio 1's Essential Mix heads to Ibiza with Solomun recorded live at Pacha.

Sonny Fodera20160820

Defected Records' Sonny Fodera takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

Soul Clap20110305

Soul Clap throw down a vinyl only Essential Mix.

Boston's Soul Clap, aka Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine, mix up House, Disco, Hip Hop, R&B and Funk.

Special Request20151114

Paul Woolford returns to the Essential Mix under his alter ego of Special Request.

Spor20150314

Spor takes control of the Essential Mix decks.

, aka Jon Gooch, aka Feed Me, makes a return to drum and bass with a new album 'Caligo' and makes a return to Radio 1's Essential Mix with an explosive two hours, featuring music from Noisia, The Prodigy, Calyx and Teebee and himself.

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

Spor, aka Jon Gooch, aka Feed Me, makes a return to drum & bass with a new album 'Caligo' and makes a return to Radio 1's Essential Mix with an explosive two hours, featuring music from Noisia, The Prodigy, Calyx & Teebee and himself.

Stacey Pullen20110820

Detroit's Stacey Pullen returns to Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Detroit legend Stacey Pullen returns to Radio 1's Essential Mix. Hailing from the home of techno, Pullen was mentored by the 'big 3'; Derrick May, Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson. He got his first gig at high school in 1985. He established himself touring with Derrick May around Europe in the early nineties. He released music on legendary techno labels like Transmat and his own label, Black Flag, which he resurrected last year. And he remains at the cutting edge as a DJ, with storming sets at Pacha and Cocoon in Ibiza this summer.

Steffi20141108

Panorama Bar resident Steffi is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

'Dutch born Steffi is one of Europe's finest underground DJs and producers and is resident at Berlin's Panaroma Bar, the upstairs venue at the legendary Berghain club. She runs the labels Dolly and Klakson; and has also released music on Berghain's in-house label Ostgut Ton, including her new album 'Power Of Anonymity'.

Stephan Bodzin20160206

German techno master Stephan Bodzin steps into the Essential Mix booth.

German techno master Stephan Bodzin steps into the Essential Mix booth bringing a stunning, dark and atmospheric two hours.

Steve Angello20130330

Now ex-Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello has Radio 1's Essential Mix.

One third of one of the most successful acts in dance music history, Steve Angello played with the Swedish House Mafia for the last time at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 24th 2013.

One week later, the Size Records boss opens the next chapter of his solo career, exclusively on Radio 1's Essential Mix!

One third of one of the most successful acts in dance music history, Steve Angello played with the Swedish House Mafia for the last time at the Ultra Music Festival in Miami on March 24th 2013.

Steve Aoki20121027

Steve Hiroyuki Aoki (born November 30, 1977) is a Los Angeles based DJ, music producer and founder of Dim Mak Records. He released his debut studio album 'Wonderland' in January 2012 and has collaborated with Tiesto, Afrojack, LMFAO and Nervo amongst others.

is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Steve Aoki is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Steve Bug20090815

Steve Bug takes over on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Steve Lawler20090516

Steve Lawler takes over on Radio 1's essential decks.

Steve Lawler20160528

Steve Lawler returns to the Essential Mix turntables.

Its always an honour to be asked to do an Essential Mix. Knowing which way to go is always the hard part. I decided to give the listeners a taste of who i am musically, which sounds inspire me and at the same time giving people a true club experience. The mix starts off quite electric and then goes into deeper territory, taking you on a journey from house to techno and back again. A fan recently told me, 'Steve Lawler equals House.. Techno.. Feeling..'. I think that sums it up perfectly! Steve Lawler, May 2016.

Steve Lawler And Darius Syrossian20130802

, recorded live at VIVa Warriors at Sankeys, kick off the first part of the Ibiza Essential Mix double.

Steve Lawler and Darius Syrossian, recorded live at VIVa Warriors at Sankeys, kick off the first part of the Ibiza Essential Mix double.

Style Of Eye20090606

Style of Eye takes over the Radio 1 decks for the Essential Mix.

Sub Focus20090425

Sub Focus takes over on Radio 1's essential decks.

Sub Focus20091229

Listen again to Sub Focus' special Essential Mix from earlier this year.

Sub Focus ruled Drum & Bass in 2009, releasing one of the most eagerly anticipated albums of the year. In April he made a high octance Essential Mix debut, running through house, dubstep as well d&b.

Subb-an20140830

The Birmingham-bred and Berlin-based Subb-an makes his debut on Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Subb-an has control of the Essential Mix decks.

The idea behind this mix was to pull together a selection of tracks that have inspired me throughout my career. I wanted to create something that would be as special to the listener as it was to me. Subb-an, August 2014.

The idea behind this mix was to pull together a selection of tracks that have inspired me throughout my career. I wanted to create something that would be as special to the listener as it was to me."" Subb-an, August 2014.

Sunnery James And Ryan Marciano20140118

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

The Essential Mix Future Stars series continues with Steve Angello's choice, Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.

We feel honored to be given the chance to express ourself through the Essential Mix. Our selections in this mix are based on how we approach current dance culture - 'no boundries soundwise with high energy'. We picked some hot exclusives based on 'our sound' from friends and talents to support them. We also have some of our own exclusives in the mix that we'll be releasing very soon!"" Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, January 2014.

Future Stars continues with Steve Angello's pick, Sunnery James and Ryan Marciano.

Swedish House Mafia20081227

The Swedish House Mafia in the mix for two hours, recorded live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester.

In the mix for two hours, recorded live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester.

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Another chance to hear Swedish House Mafia's Essential Mix, recorded at 2010's Creamfields

Swedish House Mafia take to the decks for an Essential Mix recorded at Creamfields 2010.

Another chance to hear Swedish House Mafia's Essential Mix, recorded at 2010's Creamfields

Another chance to hear Swedish House Mafia's Essential Mix, recorded at 2010's Creamfields.

Another chance to hear Swedish House Mafia's Essential Mix, recorded at 2010's Creamfields

Switch20120204

, aka Dave Taylor, is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Switch, aka Dave Taylor, is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Switch And Diplo20090725

Switch and Diplo, aka Major Lazer, look after the Essential Mix on Radio 1.

Switch And Diplo20091228

Switch & Diplo teamed up in the summer of 2009 as Major Lazer and delivered an epic two hour essential mix.

Another chance to hear Switch and Diplo's Essential Mix from earlier in the year.

T In The Park's Slam Arena20150718

The Essential Mix heads to Scotland with highlights from the Slam Arena at T in the Park.

The Essential Mix heads to Scotland for highlights from the Slam Arena at T in the Park with Maceo Plex, Adam Beyer back to back with Joseph Capriati, Eats Everything and Slam.

T In The Park's Slam Tent20150718

The Essential Mix heads to Scotland with highlights from the Slam Tent at T in the Park.

The Essential Mix heads to Scotland for highlights from the Slam Tent at T in the Park with Maceo Plex, Adam Beyer back to back with Joseph Capriati, Eats Everything and Slam.

Tale Of Us20150124

The Berlin-based Tale of Us take to the Essential Mix decks.

'Tale Of Us are Carmine Conte and Matteo Milleri. Born in Toronto and New York respectively, they met in Milan and are now based in techno's capital city Berlin. This, their debut Essential Mix, features brand new music from Scuba, Recondite and Stephan Bodzin, plus the new Tale Of Us remix of Plastikman's EXpand.

Ten Walls20140913

Ten Walls makes his Essential Mix debut.

Candidate for producer and live artist of the year Ten Walls (aka Lithuanian producer Mario Basanov) emerged from the dark shadows with the Gotham and Requiem EPs in 2013, before releasing the jumbo sized anthem 'Walking With Elephants' in 2014. His debut Essential Mix features music from &ME, Moderat, Plastikman and Assassins Creed!

Tensnake20130216

Tensnake drops a deep and funky Essential Mix.

German DJ Tensnake takes charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Join the party on Twitter (@R1Dance) or Facebook (facebook.com/R1DanceMusic)

German DJ Tensnake takes charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix. Tweet us @R1Dance

Even though I play a lot of live shows, I also really enjoy making DJ mixes. Apart from my earlier productions, and Coma Cat!, a lot of people know me from my very first Resident Advisor mix, which really did help to changes things career-wise for me.

And this one is no different. As ever, there is a certain sound and sensibility that I like in my music, but I also like the odd curveball, like opening with that really stunning track from Alice Coltrane called 'Krishna'. I would say the first hour is super-deep and mellow and the second really kicks up a gear, so it's a game of two halves!

I've included new music from people like Medlar and Martin Patino, as well as new productions from my forthcoming artist album, which will be out later in the year. I have to say, I'm super-happy with my Essential Mix. It has groove and depth and doesn't take any obvious routes... I hope you enjoy it too ?

Tensnake, February 2013.

Terry Francis And Dj Hype20091017

Terry Francis and DJ Hype take to the decks for a special Fabric birthday mix.

Terry Francis and DJ Hype take to the decks for a special Fabric birthday mix.

The 2 Bears20120121

The 2 Bears take over Radio 1's Essential Mix, featuring a Soulwax remix of Gabriel!

The 2 Bears take over Radio 1's Essential Mix, featuring a hot-off-the-press Soulwax remix of Joe Goddard's 'Gabriel' and an exclusive Simon (Basement Jaxx) Radcliffe remix of 'Be Strong'!

The 2 Bears are hairy ravers Raf Rundell and Hot Chip's Joe Goddard. They first worked together at the Greco Roman Soundsystem parties in London in 2009. Apparently they were going to be a trio with Joe Mount from Metronomy, called '3 Bears'. But they settled on becoming a duo and released their first EP on Southern Fried in 2010. The massive 'Bear Hug' was released last year and they are just about to drop their debut album 'Be Strong'.

This show contains strong language.

The 500th Dj To Perform On The Essential Mix20100424

The Essential Mix celebrates the show's 500th DJ, coming to you live from Liverpool with Pete Tong, Sasha and Ritchie Hawtin.

Coming to you live from Liverpool with Pete Tong, Sasha and Ritchie Hawtin."

Coming to you live from Liverpool with Pete Tong, Sasha and Ritchie Hawtin.

The Essential Mix is live from Liverpool to celebrate the show's 500th DJ, Aeroplane. Plus hear sets from Pete Tong, Sasha and Richie Hawtin.

Coming to you live from Liverpool with Aeroplane, Pete Tong, Sasha and Richie Hawtin.

The Avalanches20160827

The Avalanches take control of the Essential Mix decks.

The Best Of Ibiza20110812

More from Radio 1 in Ibiza with Judge Jules, Kutski, Chuckie, Mark Knight, Funkagenda and Jamie Jones on the Essential Mix decks.

The Count And Sinden20100821

The Count and Sinden hit the decks for another Essential Mix.

This week's show is a high-energy genre-defying two hours from the dynamic duo of Graeme Sinden and Joshua Harvey, aka The Count & Sinden. They've been producing together for three years and have struck on a sound that draws on a diverse range of influences such as house, hip-hop, ragga and rave. This Essential Mix is no exception, journeying through Afrobeat, Carnival, Disco, House and Techno. They are just about to release their debut album ‘Mega Mega Mega’ on Domino Records, features collaborations from The Mystery Jets, Bashy and Katy B.

The Essential Mix Live!20130223

It's the Access All Areas Live Night with Felix Da Housecat and Amirali!

The Essential Mix Of 201120111224

It's Radio 1's Essential Mix of the Year. This show contains some strong language.

It's Radio 1's Essential Mix of the Year, as voted for by listeners of the show.

It's Radio 1's Essential Mix of the Year, as voted for by listeners of the show. This show contains some strong language.

The Essential Mix Of 201620161224

Find out which mix Radio 1's team of experts consider to be 2016's Essential Mix of the Year!

Find out which mix Radio 1's team of experts consider the 2016 Essential Mix of the Year!

The Essential Mix Of The Year - Caribou20141227

And the winner is... Caribou!

Relive Caribou's award-winning Essential Mix Of The Year, as chosen by a panel of judges including Pete Tong, B. Traits, Danny Howard, last year's winner Eric Prydz and dance music editors from Mixmag, DJ Magazine, Resident Advisor and XLR8R.

Relive Caribou's award-winning Essential Mix Of The Year, as chosen by a panel of judges including Pete Tong, B. Traits, Danny Howard, last year's winner Eric Prydz and dance music editors from Mixmag, DJ Magazine, Resident Advisor and XLR8R.

The Essential Mix Of The Year: Caribou20141227
The Gaslamp Killer20121201

The Gaslamp Killer from Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder records provides the Essential Mix.

The Gaslamp Killer from Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder records provides Radio 1's Essential Mix.

The Gaslamp Killer drops a Brainfeeder Essential Mix.

The Gaslamp Killer, named after his dancefloor-clearing DJ sets in the Gaslamp district of San Diego, is now the long time resident DJ at influential The Low End Theory night in Los Angeles.

He has just released his debut album on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label, called 'Breakthrough', which features Dimlite, Daedelus and Gonjasufi among others. This stunning two hour essential mix takes in abstract electronica, hip hip, psych rock and more. ""It might be my best mix to date. I worked very hard on it"". Gaslamp Killer, November 2012.

, named after his dancefloor-clearing DJ sets in the Gaslamp district of San Diego, is now the long time resident DJ at influential The Low End Theory night in Los Angeles.

The Juan Maclean20130608

DFA's The Juan MacLean takes over the Essential Mix.

'The Juan MacLean, real name John MacLean, is a former post-hardcore guitarist turned electronic music producer. He spent several years out of the music business after quitting his band Six Finger Satellite, before the band's live sound engineer James Murphy persuaded him to make dance music for his new label DFA. He's since reeaed two albums on DFA and is set to drop his thrid later this year.

This Essential Mix features new material from The Juan MacLean, as well as new music from Bicep, Simian Mobile Disco, PBR Streetgang and Murk.

'The Juan MacLean, real name John MacLean, is a former post-hardcore guitarist turned electronic music producer. He spent several years out of the music business after quitting his band Six Finger Satellite, before the band's live sound engineer James Murphy persuaded him to make dance music for his new label DFA. He's since released two albums on DFA and is set to drop his third later this year.

'The Juan MacLean, real name John MacLean, is a former post-hardcore guitarist turned electronic music producer. He spent several years out of the music business after quitting his band Six Finger Satellite, before the band's live sound engineer James Murphy persuaded him to make dance music for his new label DFA. He's since reeaed two albums on DFA and is set to drop his thrid later this year.

The Martinez Brothers20130928

The Martinez Brothers take charge of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

'Joining the Essential Mix Hall of Fame are the brothers from the Bronx, Chris and Steve Martinez, aka The Martinez Brothers.

After bursting onto the scene in the US, they've built their reputation over the last three years in Ibiza as residents at DC10. As producers they were guided in the early years by the legendary Dennis Ferrer, who put out their first tracks on his Objektivity label. They've since made music for the likes of Saved & Crosstown Rebels; and they've recently remixed the likes of D'Julz, Deetron and Green Velvet.

This mix features new tracks from their label Cuttin Headz, as well as classics from Kerri Chandler and Masters At Work.

The Twelves20091219

The Twelves take over for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Rio De Janeiro's The Twelves (João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira) make a stunning Essential Mix debut, cramming in over 60 tunes and featuring everyone from Mr Oizo to The Beatles! The Twelves formed in 2005 and have made a huge impact on the blogosphere with a series of remixes, cover versions and original tracks. They recently made their UK club debut at Snafu in Aberdeen and The Legion in London.

Thomas Gold20121103

Germany's Thomas Gold takes to the Essential Mix decks.

Tiesto's Clublife Afterhours Mix20140201

Tiesto returns to the controls of the world's favourite mix show.

Tiesto is back with a very special Clublife Afterhours Essential Mix, featuring deep house and techno from Tim Berg, Chris Malinchak, Joris Voorn and loads more!

Tiga20090404

Tiga takes over on Radio 1's essential decks.

Tim Green20100605

UK house & techno producer Tim Green hits the Essential Mix turntables.

Kent born, London based, DJ and Producer Tim Green makes his Essential Mix debut.

He's best known for his releases on labels Dirtybird, Cocoon and Get Physical.

He regularly plays major clubs like Fabric in London and Circus in Liverpool and he is resident at a night called Bedlam in his home county.

UK house and techno producer Tim Green hits the Essential Mix turntables.

Kent born, London based, DJ & Producer Tim Green makes his Essential Mix debut.

Kent born, London based, DJ & Producer Tim Green makes his Essential Mix debut. He's best known for his releases on labels Dirtybird, Cocoon and Get Physical. He regularly plays major clubs like Fabric in London and Circus in Liverpool and he is resident at a night called Bedlam in his home county.

Tini20161112

Germany's tINI is behind the Essential Mix decks.

Tocadisco20091205

Tocadisco is in charge of the week's Essential Mix.

German electro house superstar Tocadisco (Roman Boer) takes control of Radio 1's Essential Mix. He's been behind some of the biggest remixes of recent years, including Slam's 'Lifetimes' and The Egg's 'Walking Away' which went onto become David Guetta's worldwide smash 'Love Don't Walk Away'. He released his second artist album 'Toca 128.0FM' and set up his own label 'Toca 45' in 2009.

Todd Edwards20130518

Daft Punk collaborator Todd Edwards is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

'New Jersey's Todd 'The God' Edwards first worked with Daft Punk in 2003 on the track 'Face To Face', which appeared on the robot's second album 'Discovery'. Fast forward 10 years and Bangalter and Guy-Man invite Edwards to LA to record a track for their new album 'Random Access Memories', which is finally released this month.

This special Essential Mix by Todd features exclusive material, loops and acapellas from Daft Punk, Georgio Moroder and the late Donna Summer, as well as exclusive remixes and dubs of Disclosure, Surkin and Rudimental.

Todd Terje20130727

Todd Terje is at the controls of Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Norway's Todd Terje drops a summery Essential Mix.

'Todd Terje, real name Terje Olsen, is a DJ and producer from Norway.

He put out his first tunes on Soul Jazz Records in 2004 and he's remixed and re-edited the likes of Hot Chip, Simon Baker, Lindstrom and even Chic and Stevie Wonder; but he's probably best known for that sublime slice of Scandinavian house 'Inspector Norse'.

This summery and eclectic Essential Mix features music from Tim Green, Prins Thomas, Linus Loves and classics from Jim Morrison, Herb Alpert, Edu Lobo and Steve Miller Band.

Toddla T20090502

Toddla T takes over on Radio 1's essential decks.

Toddla T20091230

Hear what happened when Toddla T took over Radio 1's Essential Mix earlier this year.

It was quite a year for the DJ from the steel city. A debut album, a debut Essential Mix and his own show on radio 1 as part of In New Djs We Trust. His Essential Mix was a real journey through hip hop, house, UKG, drum & bass, reggae and dancehall.

Tom Trago20160430

Tom Trago delivers deep house, detroit techno and disco.

I'm very psyched to present my first Essential Mix. I incorporated a variety of dance tracks to make it an enjoyable mix to listen to in your living room, or your car, or to rock your afterparty. Enjoy the ride!' Tom Trago, April 2016.

The world's best DJs take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs20120818

, aka Orlando Higginbottom, grabs a rare chance to Dj and play other people's music!

Here he drops new music from Eats Everything, Dusky, JD Twitch and Scuba, alongside classics from Leftfield, Todd Terry and Tom Tom Club.

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs control of the Essential Mix decks.

Tribal Sessions Ibiza20140802

Shlomi Aber plus Greg Vickers B2B with Just Be recorded live at Tribal Sessions Ibiza.

Featuring Shlomi Aber plus Greg Vickers B2B with Just Be recorded live at Tribal Sessions Ibiza.

Tube And Berger20170218

Tube & Berger make their Essential Mix debut.

W&w20131026

Dutch duo W&W take to Radio 1's Essential Mix decks.

Willem and Wardt are Dutch superduo W&W. They got together after a chance meeting at Trance Energy in 2007 and were soon being championed by the likes of Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and Hardwell. They've released music for Armin's Armada Music and Hardwell's Revealed Recordings, including one of this year's biggest Beatport tunes 'The Code'.

Their debut Essential Mix features brand new music from the duo, as well as tracks from Krewella, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren and Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike.

Their debut Essential Mix features brand new music from the duo, as well as tracks from Krewella, Hardwell, Armin Van Buuren and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.

Willem and Wardt are Dutch superduo W&W. They got together after a chance meeting at Trance Energy in 2007 and were soon being championed by the likes of Tiesto, Armin Van Buuren and Hardwell. They've released music for Armin's Armada Music and Hardwell's Revealed Recordings, including one of this year's biggest Beatport tunes 'The Code'.

Wankelmut20140607

Berlin's Wankelmut makes his Essential Mix debut.

'The BBC Essential Mix is the biggest honour in electronic dance music. So I've tried to do what I'm good at: mixing lots of different grooves and moods together. Most of the tracks I have picked are somewhere between house and techno but are still very different from each other - diversity is very important to me otherwise I get bored really quickly. Other DJs take you on a journey, I'm trying to tell a story. What that story is about, you will have to find out for yourself...'

Wankelmut, June 2014.

The world's best DJs on the world's favourite mix show.

Warehouse Project20091226

The decks are cleared for another Essential Mix.

Calvin Harris and Pete Tong recorded live at the Warehouse Project in Manchester.

Warp 2520141213

Warp Records celebrates 25 years with a special Essential Mix.

Celebrating 25 years of a British electronic institution, this special Essential Mix features brand new mixes from an all-star Warp cast of artists, as well as some unreleased material and other goodies the Warp vaults.

Warp Records20141213

Warp Records take control of the Essential Mix decks.

Waze And Odyssey20150207

Waze & Odyssey are on the Essential Mix decks.

Uk duo Serge Santiago and Firas Waez, aka Waze & Odyssey, deliver a bumping Essential Mix with music from Citizen, Ripperton, Lil Louis and Justin Martin, plus their unreleased remix of Tiga's 'Bugatti'.

Wilkinson20131102

Wilkinson is at the controls of the world's favourite mix show!

South West London's Mark Wilkinson, or just 'Wilkinson' to his mates, is the latest superstar from Andy C's Ram Records camp. He's behind slammers and bangers like 'Automatic', 'Everytime' and 'Take You Higher'. And he's just released his debut album on Ram, called 'Lazers Not Included', which features the top 10 smash 'Afterglow'.

Wilkinson20170304

Wilkinson has control of the Essential Mix decks.

Returning for his second Essential Mix, Wilkinson delivers two high-octane hours of bass! Featuring brand new music from Cyantific, Mob Tactics, Black Sun Empire and exclusive tracks from Wilkinson's forthcoming album 'Hypnotic'.

Will Saul20130427

Will Saul, the man behind Simple and Aus Music, takes over Radio 1's Essential Mix.

'Will Saul is the DJ and Producer behind two of the best underground labels in the land, Simple Records and Aus Music. Between the two imprints there have been over 100 releases from artists like Joy Orbison, Carl Craig, Pearson Sound and Scuba, as well as EPs from upcoming talents like Bicep, Dusky, Midland and George FitzGerald.

As a producer in his own right, Saul is about to embark on a brand new project called Close, which sees his second artist album 'Getting Closer' released on K7 in June, accompanied by a new live show featuring Bristol producer Al Tourettes playing live drums.

This mix features brand new material from Close, as well as from Midland, Dense & Pika, Sej, Youandewan and George Fitzgerald.

With Will Saul20130427

Will Saul, owner of Simple and Aus Music, is on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Wolfgang Gartner20101106

An Essential Mix with US DJ and Deadmau5 collaborator, Wolfgang Gartner.

Wolfgang Gartner, real name Joey Youngman, is one of America's fastest rising stars. He is a Californian born, Texas based producer and DJ who has shot to prominence through collaborations with Mark Knight and Deadmau5. He owns the Fetish and Kindergarten labels. Check out what he has to say about his Essential Mix over on the Radio 1 Dance Blog:

http://bbc.in/9MaLDe

Yousef20121020

Yousef celebrates 10 years of Circus in Liverpool in the Essential Mix.

Yousef celebrates 10 years of Circus in Liverpool for Radio 1's Essential Mix.

Yousef is a former Cream and Radio 1 resident DJ. He set up Circus with his partner Richard McGuiness in his home city Liverpool 2003 and quickly established the club as one of the most forward thinking house music nights in the UK. Yousef also runs Circus Recordings, home to artists like Tom Flynn and Doomwork.

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Canada's Zeds Dead drop a bass heavy Essential Mix.

Zeds Dead are production duo DC and Hooks. They've been destroying dancefloors in North America and beyond since 2009 and once embarked on a 12 week, 80 date DJing road trip by bus! They've been championed on Radio 1 by Diplo and they've released music on the likes of Mad Decent and Steve Aoki's Dim Mak. They've also remixed an wide range of artists from TEED, to Marina and The Diamonds, to The Prodigy.

Canada's Zeds Dead drop a bass-heavy Essential Mix, baby!

Zeds Dead are production duo DC and Hooks. They've been destroying dancefloors in North America and beyond since 2009 and once embarked on a 12 week, 80 date DJing road trip by bus! They've been championed on Radio 1 by Diplo and they've released music on the likes of Mad Decent and Steve Aoki's Dim Mak. They've also remixed an wide range of artists from TEED, to Marina & The Diamonds, to The Prodigy.

Canada's Zeds Dead drop a bass heavy Essential Mix.

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Zed's Dead are on the decks for Radio 1's Essential Mix.