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Coming Up on the Essential Mix

August 23rd - Best of Creamfields 1998
August 24th - Creamfields 2008: Eric Prydz, Sasha, 2 Many DJs, Pete Tong & Noisia
August 30th - Peace Division
September 6th - Mason
September 13th - Planet Love: Mauro Picotto & Sander Van Doorn
September 20th - Riton

Latest Essential Mixes

Fanciulli and ZabielaNic Fanciulli, James Zabiela and Richie Hawtin Essential Mix
Part two of the special edition Miami Winter Music Conference Essential Mixes recorded live from Pete Tong's pool party. On this weeks mix you will hear an exclusive Zabiela and Fanciulli set as the pair team up for their 'One Plus One' project. This could be the hottest partnership since Sasha and Digweed. Mr Minimal himself, Richie Hawtin steps up to the decks for hour two.
Frankie Knuckles and DJ Dan Essential MixFrankie Knuckles and DJ Dan Essential Mix
The first of two special edition Miami Winter Music Conference Essential Mixes from Pete Tong's pool party. He was joined by some of the worlds best DJ's and on part one you'll hear an hour from the highly rated and respected DJ Dan, plus a very special hour from the Godfather of house music, Frankie Knuckles.
Groove Armada Essential MixGroove Armada Essential Mix
This week we got a couple of guys who fulfill both of those job descriptions and they do them both exceedingly well. They are one of the biggest acts in the world when it comes to our scene, no question. They have sold over 2 million albums worldwide and headlined main stages from Global Gathering to Glastonbury. They are about to release a brand new album called "Soundboy Rock" a very modern album, perhaps their most accomplished to date. They are Tom Finlay and Andy Cato. Put your hands together for Groove Armada.
DJ Spen Essential MixDJ Spen Essential Mix
DJ Spen on the Essential Mix .
Eric Prydz Essential MixEric Prydz Essential Mix
One of Europe's most influential producers, he runs not just one, but three hot labels. He's behind a string of dark room classics, such as 'Aftermath', 'Knockout' and the current monster, 'Proper Education'. The Godfather of the Swedish House Mafia, this is Eric Prydz.
Tayo Essential MixTayo Essential Mix
This week Tayo steps up to the Essential Mix turntables, hot on the heels of his new Fabric CD. No stranger to the radio, he hosted the Kiss 100 breaks show for 3 years. and alongside Adam Freeland and Rennie Pilgrem he used to run a night called Friction, aswell as a night with Basement Jaxx. One of the Planets most respected breaks DJ's, he currently holds a monthly residency at Fabric in London. Chek out his mix for a lesson in Nu-Skool Breaks.
Danny Howells Essential MixDanny Howells Essential Mix
He used to warm up for John Digweed at a club called Bedrock, now he's one of the planets most established DJ's who's held residencies at Renaissance, Home and Twilo and has held a top 20 spot in the DJ Mag top 100 DJ poll for the last 6 years. Back for his 4th Essential Mix, this is Danny Howells.
John Askew Essential Mix John Askew Essential Mix
This weeks Essential Mix comes from Gallery resident John Askew. Also a favourite at Lush, Inside Out and Good Grief. Favoured by many DJ's including Paul Van Dyk, who invited John to play the legendary Vandit Birthday in 2005 and Armin Van Burren, who also booked Mr Askew to play the 2006 State of Trance event in Holland. Not just a DJ but also label owner of the upcoming Discover Records, John is on full form with a cracking Trance essential mix.
Radioslave Essential Mix Radioslave Essential Mix
In Pete Tong's words: "This week we are joined by the king of the re-edits from Brighton. If your an artist and you need smeone to fiddle with your music then this is the guy you want. His studio trickery has seen him rework some of the biggest names in music, some legitimate like Kylie and New Order and some not so legitimate ones like his takes on Limp Bizkit and Snoop Dog. This promises to be very clever, very bleepy, with a few unreleased specials thrown in for good measure. Please welcome Matt Edwards aka... Radioslave"
Seamus Haji Essential Mix Seamus Haji Essential Mix
This listener's review sums up Seamus Haji's offering nicely: "I take my hat off and bow! I've only got through 30 minutes of this and i already know this is one of the best essential mixes i've heard in ages, the legend continues." Seamus Haji provides a slamming 'maximal' mix that will get you geared up for the weekend. Check it out...
Gabriel Ananda Essential Mix Gabriel Ananda Essential Mix
This week's Essential Mix is brought to you by German Minimal super jock, Gabriel Ananda.
DJ Pierre Essential Mix DJ Pierre Essential Mix
DJ Pierre on this weeks Essential Mix. Reminiscent of the good ol' Acid House warehouse parties. Acid lovers will love this mix!
Mark Ronson Essential Mix Mark Ronson Essential Mix
Mark Ronson steps up to the Essential Decks for the first mix of 2007. A cut & Paste affiair, featuring tracks from Notorious B.I.G., Coldplay, Stone Roses and the Jackson 5. A real mixed bag. If you enjoyed DJ Yoda's mix a few weeks ago, you're going to love Mark Ronson's effort.
Armin Van Buuren Essential Mix Armin Van Buuren
After a great 2006 Armin finishes the year on a high with a stormer of an Essential Mix. He recently got his 3rd consecutive top 3 finish in the DJ Mag top 100 poll and has spent the year headlining all over the world.
Sharam Essential Mix Sharam
Currently topping the charts with Eddie Murphy sampling "Party All The Time", Sharam is no stranger to chart successes. As one half of Deep Dish, Sharam with partner Ali had a huge sucess a couple of years ago with Flashdance. This year Sharam is going it alone, and he steps up to the Essential Mix turntables for the first time as a solo artist/DJ. A nice prog house workout with tech elements, featuring tracks and remixes from Chris Lake, Nalin & Kane and Nic Fanciulli.
Adam Beyer Essential Mix Adam Beyer
The man behind the Stockholm sound features on his second solo essential mix. The previous mix was a banging techno effort, but these days Adam has cooled things down a touch. A classy mix with tracks from some of the techno premiership producers such as Joris Voorn, Samuel L Seesion, Theo Parrish and Adam himself.
Paul Harris Essential Mix Paul Harris
Paul Harris – Grammy winning artist with cutting edge band Dirty Vegas - is now flying solo. He has released records on Mark Knights Toolroom Records and CR2, he has held down a residency at London's Kabaret Phophercy and remixed top ten tracks from Tom Novy and more. Here he provides a solid mix with fresh tracks and classics from Daft Punk and Paul Woolford. Check it out!
Yoda Essential Mix DJ Yoda
The turntables are sideways this week for the one and only DJ Yoda. Following on from his superb 2003 Essential Mix along side Greenpeace, this is more of the same. Quick cuts, super scratches and a tracklist longer than your arm. According to Pete Tong, this will become a collectors item - be one of the first to get your hands on it!
Mark Knight Essential Mix Mark Knight
His production work has received support from some of the biggest names in dance music, like Pete Tong, Sander K, Roger Sanchez and Deep Dish. This man is no stranger to the Turntables, playing a staggering 42 Countries in 12 months, he is also a Ministry of Sound resident. Mark plays everything from Deep house to Tribal and electro. Check out his essential mix for a world class effort.
Optimo Essential Mix Optimo
JD Twitch and JG Wilkes are Optimo. They have been compared to Soulwax and run one of the busiest clubnights in scotland. From Punk, Funk, Goth, Inustrial and Disco - plus the odd electronic tune, this is a seriously eclectic essential mix. Not suitable for minimal whores and tech junkies!
Dan Ghenacia Essential Mix Dan Ghenacia
Ghenacia’s musical style has not changed to suit a trend, nor changed to suit an opinion. His sets are slow, deep and intense - building and twisting minimal basslines with seductive beats and stripped down grooves until you are pulled and locked in to his dark and intimate selection. Check it out - it's the sound of now!
Andy Cato Essential Mix Andy Cato
One half of the legendary Groove Armada, Andy Cato is no newcomer to the scene. He has recently begun to concentrate on DJing and going solo in the studio. The results of his efforts have been massive, and the future classic 'La Luna' has been a huge success. Check him out now on the Essential Mix.
Pete Tong Scott Bradford Essential Mix Pete Tong & Scott Bradford
Along with DJ partner Scooby, Scott Bradford founded the legendary Shindig night that has played host to a Who's Who of international DJ talent. He plys a blinder of a set here, pulling elements from prog, techno, house and electro. Pete Tong on form as usual. Overall, a cracking Essential Mix.
Just a few days after the release of his amazing debut album, 'The Last Resort', Trentemoller knocks up a fascinating mix featuring tracks from labels such as Poker Flat, Domino and Mute. Pure leftfield, minimal tech genius from the super-popular Dane.
Paul Van DykPaul Van Dyk & Christopher Lawrence
Paul Van Dyk and Christopher Lawrence, recently voted Number 1 and number 4 DJ's in the world respectively, bang out a cracking Trance mix, live from Planet Love. Check this mix out and see why Van Dyk held his title down for the second year running!
Kerri ChandlerKerri Chandler
A house music legend, and the man behind 'Bar a Thym' steps up to the Essential Mix turntables for a funky, deep and soulful house workout. Featuring tracks from Louis Vega, Dennis Ferrer adn Kerri himself, this one is definately for the house heads out there..
Carl Cox and John Digweed Essential MixCarl Cox and John Digweed in Ibiza
Two of the industries biggest DJ's feature on a quality mix of upfront prog, tech house and techno, with a few Ibiza classics thrown in for good measure. Live from Cox's night at Space, Digweed provide's the warm up for Carl, who proceeds to storm the main room and whip the crowd into a frenzy... Check this out!
Sven Vath Essential MixSven Vath Live from Cocoon, Ibiza
Andre Gazzulli and Sven Vath provide a serious contender for Essential Mix of the year. Andre provides a crisp tech minimal set and Sven steps up the pace for the second hour. Sir Sven is seriously on form and provides a quality mix of techno and electro that will have you reaching for the volume button again and again...