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. Will this list upset a few people and create a ‘who should have been on the list’ argument? We hope so.
Carl Cox – 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.
You can’t have a top old-school Essential Mix without including the Chelsea born techno mainstay, Dave Angel.
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.