Tiësto will always be one of the most influential and talked about DJs on the planet. Headlining countless music festivals in every single country, releasing thousands of mixes and having a few artist albums under his belt. For the first time in years, Tiesto has returned to Pete Tong's BBC Radio 1 program to lay down a brand new Essential Mix. The coveted 2 hour mix where an artist can step outside the box by unveiling unreleased material as seen by Nero, Eric Prydz and Skrillex or for an artist to show a completely different side, like Disclosure dropping an hour of straight hip-hop to start their mix last year. Steering almost entirely away from the expected progressive / electro house anthems, Tiesto showcases his newer side with an exciting blend of techno, deep house and future garage music; displaying some of the hottest tracks and the latest offerings from his Music Freedom label, like "Gecko" and even showcasing a fury of unreleased music. Stream the mix and look at the full track-list below. What are your thoughts on Tiesto's new direction of DJ style / genre choice?
Tiesto – Essential Mix | Stream Only For Now
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Tipped as one of the most sought after producers to achieve stardom in and outside of electronic music, Parisian born DJ Snake is coming in hot with the necessary talent and endorsements to make some serious waves in 2014. Commissioned with a residency at the prestigious Wynn Las Vegas will garnish a great deal of time in the states to work on new material, hit the upcoming summer festival scene hard and collaborate with fellow artists in and outside of the Mad Decent clique. Picked as the final "Future Stars" artist to gain a spotlight on Pete Tong's infamous Essential Mix, DJ Snake complied a set featuring a surprising amount of Tech-House / Jackin-House and Nu-Disco heaters in the beginning before transitioning into an onslaught of Trap, Moombahton, and heavy bass gems. New music from the likes of Bare, Alesia, Dillon Francis and a few edits / versions from DJ Snake are peppered throughout the two hour set. Turn your stereo's up loud and stream and download the mix thanks to DJ Snake. Enjoy
DJ Snake – Essential Mix | Free Download
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The Quack is Back folks! The legendary duo that conjured up hits like “Barbara Streisand”, “It’s You”, and “Big Bad Wolf” come back into our lives thanks to the magic of Pete Tong and his infamous Essential Mix series. Duck Sauce, a formidable partnership between A-Trak and Armand Van Helden, brought their talents to the radio this past Friday night over the course of two hours. This is what they had to say about the the mix:
”In the first hour of our Essential Mix we decided to share a bunch of unreleased demo’s; songs we tried shopping to George Michaels, Celine Dion, and Billy Joel but that were all declined. In the second hour we made a mix of songs that inspired us over the years and up to the present. A lot of the music in this mix comes from our secret crates and was bought on the black market. This mix takes you into the wacky world of duck mountain and will give you a glimpse of our upcoming album ‘Quack’ ”. ~ Duck Sauce
This mix takes you on a journey of disco treats, house jams, and electro heaters all while keeping a dance atmosphere the entire time. If this is an indication of what Duck Sauce’s new album will feature, than the release of “Quack” will be one to keep an eye out for heading into 2014! Listen to the mix and check out the full tracklist below.
Duck Sauce – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
Duck Sauce – Intro
Duck Sauce – Calamari (Demo)
Duck Sauce – Radio Stereo
Duck Sauce – Vibrations Interlude
Duck Sauce – Monica Interlude
Duck Sauce – Mondo
Duck Sauce – N/A Demo
Duck Sauce – It’s You [3beat Records]
The MD X-Spress – God Made Me Phunky [Defected]
Cajmere – Horny [Cajual Records]
Cajmere – Brighter Days (Armand Van Helden Edit)
Black Legend – You See The Trouble With Me (Armand Van Helden Edit)
Joubert Singers – Stand On The Word (Armand Van Helden Edit)
Par-T-One – I’m So Crazy
Armand van Helden – Necessary Evil [Warner Bros]
Patrick Alavi – Hell Yeah (Jamie Fanatic Bad Boy Remix)
DJ E-Clyps – Party’s Still Not Over [Inhouse]
Groovebox – Brooklyn [Tiger Records]
Sharam Jay & Kolombo – Nonstop [Bunny Tiger]
Cupcakes – Captain Obvious
Robosonic & Adana Twins – La Fique [2DIY4]
Purple Disco Machine – My House [Off Recordings]
Blunted Dummies – House For All (John Aquaviva Original 2011 Edit) [Definitive Recordings]
Solomun – Love Recycled 1 [2DIY4]
The Disclosure duo made up of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence have become one of the most buzzed electronic acts in the world in the past year and have just dropped off the artist defining 2 hour long BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. These young producers known for their house sound are actually influenced heavily by American hip-hop producer J. Dilla and have started their essential mix with a 15 minute tribute to him and the Detroit hip-hop scene. The group then moves into what they are known from house music, techno and garage and the unexpected american hip-hop. The mix features brand new music from Breach, Friend Within, New York Transit Authority and Dusky. It’s an amazing 2 hour journey to followup their #1 charting album Settle. Listen to the entire thing below and look at track-list. Enjoy!
Disclosure – BBC Radio 1 Essential | Direct Download
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Skrillex releases an incredible 2 hour long BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix. It is filled with some unreleased Skrillex including the ironically titled “Untitled DJ Tool” as well as some Dog Blood originals and an epic remix of “Wild For The Night” from them. He also features “Leaving” which is the last new music we have seen from Skrillex. Sit back and blast this mix. Enjoy!
Skrillex – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix | Download
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Zeds Dead – Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 : Massive 2 Hour Bass Heavy Multi-Genre Mix Full of Unreleased MusicPosted in Bangin, Mix / Playlist by nick | Tags: BBC Radio 1, Essential Mix, Zeds Dead
Zeds Dead are the latest electronic artists to be given the hefty task of creating a 2 hour Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. The Canadian duo stepped up to the plate and delivered a genre clashing mix chalked full of countless unreleased tracks as well some of the favorites they play out live also some songs that have influenced them. They jump around to just about every speed and genre really never letting you get bored. They really show that the can be as diverse as they need to be really packing some surprises in the mix. You can grab this essential mix by simply giving them a Facebook Like. Enjoy!
Zeds Dead – Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 | Facebook to Download | Alternate Download
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The rising London based 23 year old Matan Zohar aka Mat Zo has been able to break into the trance, house, and drum and bass worlds and has just been given the impressive task of doing the latest Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1. This 2 hour mix filled with a whopping 70 tracks breaks all genre boundries pulling the listener in for an unforgettable journey. It seamlesslly goes between progressive and electro house, trance, disco, tasteful dubstep and drum and bass, and more. He sets the mood for the iconic mix with an intriguing quote from Carl Sagan then starts the journey filled with songs that have all connected with Mat on a severe level throughout his years as well as some of absolute best current tracks that “Give hope about the music industry”. This is by far one of the most entertaining mixes I have heard in months, and say that after only getting to give a couple listen throughs. I can not wait to see the release of the unreleased tracks featured “Caller ID”, “Hurricaen”, and “Fall Into Dreams”. Sit back and let Mat takeover. Enjoy!
Mat Zo – BBC Essential Mix 2013 | Direct Download
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Hardwell has quickly gone from a new name to one of the biggest Dj’s in the world.. not just because some ranking online says so either. He now has his debut BBC Essential Mix. The pivotal 2 hour mix that is a huge accomplishment for any DJ. He has made countless electro house anthems, and is another incredible bootleg artist making tons of mashup bootleg tracks in every set. He also runs his own label Revealed Recordings. This mix features a ton of new unreleases tracks, bootlegs, as well as some of his biggest anthems, songs on his label, and a few of his favorite tracks to play live. Sit back enjoy!
Hardwell – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2012 | Download
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