The Essential Mix is a weekly radio show broadcast on BBC Radio 1 and features all styles of electronic dance music. Originally the brainchild of Eddie Gordon, the producer of the show from the first broadcast in 1993 to 2001. In 1993, after months of receiving weekly mix shows on tape-cassette, featuring New York DJs Tony Humphries WRKS 98.7 Kiss FM and Frankie Knuckles WQHT HOT 97 FM, Eddie advised BBC Radio 1 that a weekly dance mix show with DJs of different genres of music would offer more variety and the chance for the ever burgeoning UK dance music scene to flourish with new emerging DJs as well as the internationally famous. Eddie further encouraged the DJs he scheduled to flex their musical knowledge as the broadcast was not essentially playing to a dance floor but to people listening in their homes all over the world and therefore DJs didnt just have to provide a 2 hour ‘4 to the floor’ seamless club set. Since its launch Pete Tong has hosted the show and his influence on club culture is ever enduring. (Wikipedia)

Since 1993 the Essential Mix has become the most recognised and influential mix series in the World, representing on a weekly basis whats going on in clubland through the mixing and music selection of the worlds top DJs and producers.

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Track List
01. Erik Satie – Gnossienne No.5
02. James Blake – Olivia Kept
03. James Blake x Drake – Half Heat Full Versus Up All Night
04. James Blake – Pan
05. SALEM – Trapdoor
06. Snoop Dogg – Drop it like it’s Not (Harmonimix)
07. [unknown] – Unknown
08. Klaus – Tarry
09. D’Angelo – One Mo’ Gin
10. [unknown] – Sicko Cell
11. Blawan – What You Do With What You Have [R&S Records]
12. James Blake – No More Than A Road (Dub)
13. James Blake – At Birth (Dub)
14. The Chain – Suffer For Your Art [R&S Records]
15. Peverelist – Roll With The Punches (Harmonimix)
16. [unknown] – Navigator
17. OutKast – Return of the G
18. Africa Hitech – Out In The Street
19. DJ Nate – 3 Peat
20. James Blake – Deeds
21. Gavin Bryars – Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets II
22. Gavin Bryars – Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets III
23. Odi et Amo – Johann Johannsson
24. Grouper – Vessel
25. James Blake – Untitled
26. James Blake – Untitled
27. [unknown] – What Was It
28. The Tallest Man on Earth – Love Is All
29. SALEM – Redlights
30. Rev. James Cleveland – Jesus Saves
31. Trim – Confidence Boost (Harmonimix)
32. James Blake – Evening Fell Hard For Us
33. James Blake – Placing Us
34. James Blake – Words We Both Know
35. Arthur Russell – Love Comes Back
36. Stevie Wonder – You and I

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