Listen to Nina Kraviz’s Return to the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

The Russian producer’s second Essential Mix features plenty of new techno, electro and acid selections from her трип (Trip) label alongside tracks from the likes of Blawan, Speedy J, Aphex Twin, Joey Beltram, Overmind, user48736353001 and Hieroglyphic Being.

Enjoy Nina Kraviz’s new Essential Mix via two streaming options below or via the BBC Radio 1 iPlayer here:

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Music Monday: Listen to Adriatique’s Essential Mix Debut


In this week’s appointment with Music Monday we listen back to Adriatique’s Essential Mix debut from this past Friday.

The two Adrians paired up for their first Essential Mix on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show, delivering two hours of forward-thinking music that incorporates their signature melodic and dark house, paired with modern cuts and hypnotic, entrancing elements.

Recorded in a club in Basel for optimal sound, the mix is peppered with enthralling instrumentation, captivating soundscapes and the addictive hypnotic vocals that have made the Diynamic duo one of the most respected acts in today’s underground dance music circuit. The recording includes music from Peter Kruder, Mano le Tough and Larry Heard, as well as new music from Adriatique themselves.

Listen to the mix via BBC Radio 1 or via SoundCloud below:

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Listen to This Playlist Containing Every Essential Mix of 2016


Despite its ups and downs, 2016 was a phenomenal year for dance music, and in particular for the quality of Essential Mixes released on Pete Tong’s BBC Radio 1 show.

Midland’s two-hour Essential Mix was crowned as Essential Mix of the Year, an honor that in the past was bestowed to artists such as Ben Klock (2015), Caribous (2014), Eric Prydz (2013 and 2012) and Nicolas Jaar (2011). The rest of the bunch were up there too though, including spectacular renditions from the likes of Âme b2b Dixon, The Chemical Brothers, Seth Troxler, Richie Hawtin and Rødhåd just to name a few. There is absolutely no doubt that house, techno and the more underground side of dance music commanded the vast majority of Essential Mixes this year, with EDM and its off-shoots receiving less than 10 airplays throughout the year.

We have compiled a special playlist of all Essential Mixes released in 2016 for your enjoyment. As three of them were not available on SoundCloud we included their separate embedded players below also. Enjoy!

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Music Monday: Listen To Recondite’s Essential Mix Debut [Tracklist]


Lorenz Brunner, better known as Recondite, debuted on the Essential Mix this past Saturday, November 5th. This highly anticipated two-hour journey features his signature dystopian sound with mostly original, unreleased Recondite tracks. Recorded in Bavaria and Berlin, this is a rare studio mix showing off his extensive production and DJing skills.

Enjoy the mix and full tracklist below.


[015min] Recondite – Haptic [Plangent – PLAN 002]
[021] Recondite – Duolo [Innervisions – IVCD 08]
[025] Recondite – Backbone [!K7 – K7 291DTM]
[034] Recondite – Serak [Life And Death – LAD021 DIGITAL]
[040] Recondite – Equilibrium [Dystopian – 003]
[045] Recondite – Corvus [Ghostly International – GI 273LP]
[050] Recondite – Buteo [Innervisions – IVCD 08]
[066] Recondite – Harbinger [Acid Test – ATLP 01]
[074] Recondite – Tilia [Plangent – PLAN 003]
[079] Recondite – Konter [Innervisions – IVCD 08]
[089] Recondite – Think Twice [Life And Death – LAD021 DIGITAL]
[094] Pan-Pot – Crank [Mobilee – CD 03]
[098] Recondite – Fiery [Innervisions – IV 50I]
[106] Recondite – Robur [Plangent – PLAN 001]
[113] Recondite – Solan [Plangent – PLANCOMP 001]

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Music Monday: Listen to Seth Troxler’s Latest Essential Mix

Seth Troxler EM

Today we begin the week with last Friday’s Essential Mix, courtesy of one Seth Troxler.

The Detroit-raised producer and DJ took the helm of the revered BBC Radio 1 show to deliver 2 hours of techno, house and acid, 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.

Stream it directly via the SoundCloud player below, or head directly to the BBC iPlayer!

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Listen to Cirez D’s and Chase & Status’ Essential Mixes

Cirez D

Last night, Eric Prydz made his Essential Mix debut as Cirez D with a live set recording from Creamfields.

The Swedish progressive house and techno producer is not new to the BBC Radio 1 show hosted by Pete Tong, with Essential Mixes delivered in both 2011 and 2013, the latter of which won the accolade of Essential Mix of the Year. This, however, is the first time that the British radio show has featured a mix from Prydz’ techno moniker of Cirez D.

He was joined by drum & bass artists Chase and Status who delivered the other hour of the iconic radio show, also with a live recording from the British festival.

Enjoy the full two-hour recording of last night’s Essential Mix featuring both sets of artists via the BBC Radio iPlayer or directly through SoundCloud below.

Seth Troxler Will Record Essential Mix Live from Output NYC

Seth Troxler

This coming September 23rd, the legendary BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix will touch down in New York City for the first time in its history, following an edition in LA and one in Miami earlier this year.

British host Pete Tong will be joined on the decks by Seth Troxler for a special live recording of an Essential Mix episode. The event will wake place at Brooklyn’s Output, one of the most avant-guard underground venues in the entire United States.

Pete Tong stated, “I’ve been coming to NYC for almost 30 years, from my days A+Ring at London Records, when I was lucky enough to visit The Garage and Mancuso’s Loft, to playing some incredible sets in my DJ career. This city has always been at the heart of global club culture and I’m delighted to be bringing the Essential Mix here to celebrate that with one of America’s finest underground DJs, Seth Troxler.”

Included in the night’s line-up are NYC’s very own house maestro Dennis Ferrer, as well as two emerging local DJs in Eli Escobar and Nasha Baker, further showcasing the city’s ever-rich electronic music scene.

Tickets for the event are available on RA.

Check out this recording of Seth Troxler playing at an another iconic North American venue, Spybar Chicago.

Listen to Solomun’s Essential Mix, Live From Pacha Ibiza

Solomun Pacha

Last night, Solomun made his return to BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix, invited to showcase a recent live recording from a set at Pacha Ibiza during his Solomun +1 residency. This summer, Solomun has also been holding down residencies at Destino and Ushuaïa, as part of his brand new +1 Live project.

The Diynamic boss delivered with a two-hour performance full of house gems. This is his second Essential Mix, having debuted on Pete Tong’s world-renowned radio show for the first time on the 28th of July 2012.

Enjoy it via BBC’s iPlayer Radio or through SoundCloud below:

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Music Monday: Essential Mixes by The Chemical Brothers and Jackmaster b2b Armand van Helden

The Chemical Brothers at Parklife Festival 2016. Photo courtesy of Parklife

The Chemical Brothers at Parklife Festival 2016. Photo courtesy of Parklife

Mondays may bring us back to the office, but also bring us quality music from the weekend’s action throughout the world.

This week’s Music Monday selection comes courtesy of this past Friday’s Essential Mix action. Featured on the esteemed BBC Radio 1 show hosted by Pete Tong were two live recordings from Manchester’s Parklife festival held earlier this month on June 11th and 12th.

The first hour is a no-holds-barred Chemical Brothers performance featuring hits such as “Chemical Beats” and “Swoon,” while the second part is a special b2b set by Jackmaster and Armand van Helden. This is the first Essential Mix by The Chemical Brothers since 1995, a twenty-one year wait.

Listen to the latest Essential Mix directly via the BBC Radio 1 Player, or via SoundCloud below.


Listen to Âme X Dixon Essential Mix – April 2nd, 2016



In the early hours of this morning, BBC Radio 1’s Pete Tong gave the Essential Mix reigns to the two biggest names of the Innervisions label.

We are of course talking about Âme and Dixon, two of the most influential names in the underground dance music scene of the past 10 years. While both have had the pleasure of gracing the Essential Mix decks in the past, this marks their first time as a duo act. This morning’s Essential Mix was also the first back-to-back appearance for 2016 by any artist.

Their unique sound shines throughout the 2 hour performance, with plenty of unreleased materials debuted alongside such stand-out tracks as “Synthfrilla” by Frak, “Insvept” by Dorisburg, “Ingoma” by Christian Vinci and “22 Degree Halo” by Stimming.

Without further ado, here is the complete two hour recording available for your listening pleasure through SoundCloud. Full track listing and additional streaming is also available through the BBC Radio Player.