We all know that feeling of flicking on your favourite Essential Mix, hearing Pete Tong’s intro and knowing you have the next 1-2 hours of music sorted.

Today we look at the 10 of the best old-school Essential Mixes ever recorded, don’t worry Jeff Mills is in there.

Carl Cox live from Italy 1994

The man himself takes us to Italy on his world tour during his Essential Mix residency. Listen to two hours of hard tribal techno grooves.

Jeff Mills 1998

Jeff Mills is welcomed back for his second Essential Mix which turned out to be our favourite.

Daft Punk 1997

The legendary duo bring their French filtered touch to the Essential Mix with that Chicago groove.

C.J. Bolland 1994

Belgian techno legend C.J. Bolland takes us on a journey through some classic hard techno.

Tony De Vit 1995

‘Less chat, more tunes’ the king of Hard House Tony De Vit provides one of the bets hard house mixes ever.

John Digweed 1994

Digweed’s debut Essential Mix is a beautiful example of proper Prog-House.

Goldie 1996

The founder of Metalheadz Goldie made his debut on Essential Mix in 1996 providing two hours of real drum n bass.

Skream 2007

A young Skream, 21, conveys his original dubstep ways on Essential Mix back in 2007. We know this technically isn’t old-school but it’s too good of a mix to leave out

Carl Craig 1995

Detroit techno legend Carl Craig perfectly conveys how Detroit sounded in the 90s.

Tall Paul 1995

One of the leading pioneers of Nu-NRG house music and one of the original super-star DJs, this is easily one of our favourites.

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