Radio 1's Classic Essential Mix

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20071224The 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.

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.

20071225The 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.

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.

20071226The 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.

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.

20071227The Radio 1 presenters have dug into the archive for a few Christmas treats.

Judge Jules' choice is two hours of Tiesto from 2001.

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

20071228The 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.

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.

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20081031Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 archive.

Before starting his new show, Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 archive.

Before starting his new show in November, Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 archive.

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02/10/200820081003Kissy Sell Out picks one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the archive.

Ahead of starting his new show, Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 Archive.

09/10/200820081010Kissy Sell Out picks one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the archive.

Ahead of starting his new show, Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 Archive.

Before starting his new show in November, Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 Archive.

16/10/200820081017Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 archive.

Before starting his new show, Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 archive.

Before starting his new show in November, Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 archive.

23/10/200820081024Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 archive.

Before starting his new show, Kissy Sell Out digs out one of his favourite Essential Mixes from the Radio 1 archive.

Above And Beyond20081231From the Radio 1 vaults, enjoy Above and Beyond's classic Essential Mix from 2004.

From deep inside the Radio 1 vaults, enjoy Above and Beyond's classic Essential Mix from 2004.

Above And Beyond 200420200621Relive Above & Beyond's classic 2004 Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Andrew Weatherall 199620210214Celebrating the life and music of Andrew Weatherall with his classic 1996 Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

ANNA 201920210502Revisiting a recent classic from the Brazilian born and Barcelona based DJ and producer.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Armin Van Buuren20210221Reviving Armin Van Buuren's classic 2003 Essential Mix debut.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Avalon Emerson20200517Relive Avalon Emerson's recent classic Essential Mix from 2018.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Ben Ufo 201320210207The Hessle Audio co-founder on his Essential Mix debut back in 2013.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Bicep 201420201220Relive Bicep's brilliant 2014 debut, with a guest appearance from Arnie!

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Bicep 201420201220Relive Bicep's brilliant 2014 debut, with a guest appearance from Arnie!

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Blond:ish20210110Relive BLOND:ISH's classic Essential Mix from 2016, record on Tulum beach in Mexico.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Bonobo20200614A recent classic from Bonobo, recorded in 2014.

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C2me X Dixon 201620200816The Innervisions head honchos combine for a classic Essential Mix from 2016.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Calibre 201720210307Relive Calibre's multi layered two hour musical journey.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Carl Cox 199420201011Carl Cox's first ever Essential Mix!

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Charlotte De Witte 201820210314Relive the Belgian techno superstar's storming Essential Mix debut.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Daft Punk 19972020040520200411 (R1)Relive Daft Punk's 1997 debut Essential Mix. Recorded in one take in Busy P's front room, this mix was first broadcast on Radio 1 just after the release of 'Homework'. The mix is Thomas and Guy-Manuel's homage to Chicago house and a showcase for the French touch. Featuring tracks from DJ Deeon, CZR, Paul Johnson, Cassius and Daft Punk.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Daft Punk 199720210228Another chance to hear Daft Punk's legendary 1997 Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Danny Howells20081230From deep inside the Radio 1 vaults, enjoy Danny Howells' Classic Essential Mix from 2002.

Dave Clarke20081225From deep inside the Radio 1 vaults, enjoy Dave Clarke's classic Essential Mix from 2000.

David Holmes 199720201227Relive one of the all-time classic Essential Mixes from 1997.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Deadmau5 And Luciano, Ibiza 200920200705Relive a classic Ibiza Essential Mix from deadmau5 and Luciano at Eden in 2009.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Denis Sulta20210131We revisit Sulta's selections on his debut Essential Mix from March 2018.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Dj Ez 201520201108Relive DJ EZ's 2015 Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Dj Snake 201420210103Relive DJ Snake's Essential Mix debut from January 2014.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Eric Prydz 201320200503Revisiting Eric Prydz's Essential Mix Of The Year from 2013.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Erick Morillo And Laurent Garnier At Space, Ibiza 200520200719Relive two classic sets from Radio 1's Decade in Ibiza party at Space in 2005.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Faithless Soundsystem 201020201101Sister Bliss & Maxi Jazz, with Sudha Kheterpal on percussion, delivered two epic hours as the Faithless Soundsystem; a stripped down decks & MC version of Faithless live, released around 'The Dance' album in early 2010.

The set featured reworks of some classic Faithless tracks alongside music from Simian Mobile Disco, deadmau5, Dirty Vegas, Gat Decor and more.

Relive Faithless' classic Soundsystem Essential Mix from 2010.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Flying Lotus 200820200607Relive Flying Lotus' Essential Mix Of The Year from 2008.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Four Tet 201020210124Relive Four Tet's Essential Mix debut from 2010.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Frankie Knuckles20210328The Godfather of House live on the decks at Basics in Leeds back in 1999.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Friend Within 201420210321Relive Friend Within's 2014 debut Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Genome: [r1 Bd=20071224]Annie Nightingale kicks off a week of archive mixes with a 1997 two-hour mix from Daft Punk.
Genome: [r1 Bd=20071224] Unknown: Annie Nightingale
Genome: [r1 Bd=20071225]First in a week of archive mixes. Zane Lowe presents a 1997 northern soul mix from David Holmes.
Genome: [r1 Bd=20071225] Unknown: Zane Lowe

Unknown: David Holmes.

Genome: [r1 Bd=20071226]Pete Tong with a 1994 Paul Oakenfold mix.
Genome: [r1 Bd=20071226] Unknown: Pete Tong

Unknown: Paul Oakenfold

Genome: [r1 Bd=20071227]Judge Jules replays a 1991 Tiesto mix.
Genome: [r1 Bd=20071227] Unknown: Judge Jules
Genome: [r1 Bd=20071228]Annie Mac replays a 2005 two-hour mix by Radio Soulwax.
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Genome: [r1 Bd=20081226]Featuring Sander Kleinenberg in 2001.
Genome: [r1 Bd=20081226] Unknown: Sander Kleinenberg
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Goldie 199620210425The landmark debut Essential Mix from an icon of British club culture.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Helena Hauff 201720200419Relive Helena Hauff's explosive 2017 Essential Mix of the Year!

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

High Contrast20081230Enjoy another classic Essential Mix from the Radio 1 archive - High Contrast from 2003.

High Contrast 200320200823Relive High Contrast's Essential Mix Of The Year from 2003.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Jamie Xx 201120201004Another chance to hear Jamie xx's debut Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Joris Voorn 201520201122A deep and devastating music ride from the Dutch master.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Jose9 Padilla20201025Jose was the resident DJ and creative visionary behind Café del Mar in Ibiza, the original spot on sunset strip that championed the sound of the Balearic sunset. And his hugely successful Café del Mar compilation albums paved the way for the chill out genre.

Jose moved to Ibiza in 1976, aged just 21. He never left.

Celebrating the life and music of Jos\u00e9 Padilla with his classic 1995 Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Josey Rebelle Essential Mix Of The Year 201920201206Another chance to hear Josey Rebelle's Essential Mix Of The Year for 2019.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Ltj Bukem And Mc Conrad 199520200426Relive a pioneering drum & bass Essential Mix from 1995 with LTJ Bukem & MC Conrad.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Midland 201620200927Replaying Midland's 2016 Essential Mix Of The Year.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Nicolas Jaar 201220200412Relive the 2012 Essential Mix Of the Year from Nicolas Jaar.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Peggy Gou 201820201018Relive Peggy Gou's debut Essential Mix for Radio 1.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Photek 199720201115Relive Photek's epic 1997 Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Radio 1's Essential Chill-out20080101Head back to Ibiza 2007 for another chance to hear what Pete Tong called a 'collectors edition mix'. Alex Woolfenden was on the decks for a very special Sunset mix.

Head back to Ibiza 2007 for Alex Woolfenden on the decks with a very special Sunset mix.

Sander Kleinenberg20081226From the Radio 1 vaults, enjoy Sander Kleinenberg's classic Essential Mix from 2001.

From deep inside the Radio 1 vaults, enjoy Sander Kleinenberg's classic Essential Mix from 2001.

Sander Kleinenberg 200120210117Another chance to hear Sander Kleinenberg's 2001 Essential Mix of the Year.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Sasha20081231Enjoy another classic Essential Mix from the Radio 1 archive with Sasha from 2005.

Sasha And John Digweed 200220210404Replaying the opening night of Sasha & John Digweed's Delta Heavy Tour in Miami 2002.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Sasha's 2005 Maida Vale Essential Mix20200531Relive Sasha's 2005 Essential Mix, recorded live at the BBC's Maida Vale studios.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Skrillex 201320200802Relive Skrillex's classic 2013 Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Solomun In Ibiza 201620200712Relive another classic Ibiza Essential Mix with Solomun live at Pacha in 2016.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Soulwax 201720210418A groundbreaking mix from the Dewaele brothers that inspired the band's Essential album.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Special Request 201520201129Rewind Paul Woolford's classic Special Request Essential Mix.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Sven Ve4th And Richie Hawtin 200220200510A classic Ibiza inspired back to back Essential Mix from Sven V\u00e4th and Richie Hawtin.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Swedish House Mafia At Creamfields 201020200830Relive the classic Swedish House Mafia performance at Creamfields 2010

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

The Avalanches20201213"Of all our DJ sets over the years, the 2016 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix is close to our hearts.

A compilation of homemade music, street recordings and long forgotten pieces of musical flotsam and jetsam, the mix celebrates every musical maverick who never gave a damn what anyone else thought. Such spirit! Such firebrand energy! Such beauty! We tried to capture it all in one mix.

Our journey begins with a 1950 home recording from somniloquist Dion McGregor, a sleep talker who would often narrate his dreams at conversational volume. As narrator of his own terrifying dream journeys, Dion adopted various personas and frequently established an insolent approach to the subject matter at hand - be it a hot air balloon trip to the moon with a group of school children, a game of culinary Russian roulette with poisoned eclairs upon a wildly spinning food wheel, or a journey through a wonderfully tiny 'midget city'. Most of McGregor's dream narratives end with him shrieking in terror as he wakes up.

Leaving Dion, we meet Moog scientist Mort Garson and his electronic 'Symphony for a Spider Plant’, the Temple City Cazoo Orchestra, electronic pioneer Bruce Haack and the homemade punk-funk of 14 y/o Chandra, (who we sampled 30 years later on ‘Subways’). We detour via the street recordings of Moondog (‘the viking of 7th avenue’) and other traveller musicians; Larry ‘Wild Man' Fischer's riotous recordings from the streets of 1970's L.A are all-time favorite, before reuniting with better known mavericks Sun Ra, Yoko Ono and The Slits.

We wanted to celebrate the little things with this mix, the beauty in the unnoticed and overlooked, the magic and wonder from the other side of life. This mix is our love letter to that world long lost. Peace." The Avalanches

Relive a genius Essential Mix from 2016 by The Avalanches.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

The Avalanches20201213"Of all our DJ sets over the years, the 2016 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix is close to our hearts.

A compilation of homemade music, street recordings and long forgotten pieces of musical flotsam and jetsam, the mix celebrates every musical maverick who never gave a damn what anyone else thought. Such spirit! Such firebrand energy! Such beauty! We tried to capture it all in one mix.

Our journey begins with a 1950 home recording from somniloquist Dion McGregor, a sleep talker who would often narrate his dreams at conversational volume. As narrator of his own terrifying dream journeys, Dion adopted various personas and frequently established an insolent approach to the subject matter at hand - be it a hot air balloon trip to the moon with a group of school children, a game of culinary Russian roulette with poisoned eclairs upon a wildly spinning food wheel, or a journey through a wonderfully tiny 'midget city'. Most of McGregor's dream narratives end with him shrieking in terror as he wakes up.

Leaving Dion, we meet Moog scientist Mort Garson and his electronic 'Symphony for a Spider Plant’, the Temple City Cazoo Orchestra, electronic pioneer Bruce Haack and the homemade punk-funk of 14 y/o Chandra, (who we sampled 30 years later on ‘Subways’). We detour via the street recordings of Moondog (‘the viking of 7th avenue’) and other traveller musicians; Larry ‘Wild Man' Fischer's riotous recordings from the streets of 1970's L.A are all-time favorite, before reuniting with better known mavericks Sun Ra, Yoko Ono and The Slits.

We wanted to celebrate the little things with this mix, the beauty in the unnoticed and overlooked, the magic and wonder from the other side of life. This mix is our love letter to that world long lost. Peace." The Avalanches

Relive a genius Essential Mix from 2016 by The Avalanches.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Leaving Dion, we meet Moog scientist Mort Garson and his electronic 'Symphony for a Spider Plant’, the Temple City Cazoo Orchestra, electronic pioneer Bruce Haack and the homemade punk-funk of 14 y/o Chandra, (who we sampled 30 years later on ‘Subways’). We detour via the street recordings of Moondog (‘the viking of 7th avenue’) and other traveller musicians; Larry ‘Wild Man' Fischer's riotous recordings from the streets of 1970's L.A are all-time favorite, before reuniting with better known mavericks Sun Ra, Yoko Ono and The Slits.

The Essential Mix Of 2008 - Flying Lotus20090102The experts have spoken and the votes have been cast - Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2008 is from Flying Lotus.

The experts have spoken - Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2008 is from Flying Lotus.

The experts have spoken - Radio 1's Essential Mix of 2008 is from Flying Lotus.

Trentemf8ller 200620200809Relive Trentem\u00f8ller's Essential Mix Of The Year from 2006.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.

Trentemoller20090102From deep inside the Radio 1 vaults, enjoy Trentemoller's Classic Essential Mix from 2006.

Underworld And Eric Prydz At Privilege, Ibiza.20200726Relive two classic Radio 1 Essential Mix performances from Privilege Ibiza.

Relive classic Radio 1 Essential Mixes from the archive.