Essential Mixís 23rd anniversary
Itís a real rarity to meet something legendary, especially in the world of dance music. BBC Radio 1ís Essential Mix is undeniably a storied ripsnorter. The program has always been held by no one but Pete Tong, the ďvoice of dance musicĒ, who has been a staple for presenting fresh and upcoming stars for the past 23 years and is one of the most well-respected carrier in the field. Usually devoted to the sounds of the undŚrground, the Essential Mix has always been a source for fans of latter-day and thrilling artists within gŚnres like house and techno, and due to its intŚresting broadcasting time of 4-6am on Saturday mornings, this brings some truly exclusive mixes.
Starting on October 30th, 1993 with Pete Tong himself governing, the first ever Essential Mix was a cracker, and included such chef d'oeuvres as Björkís ďBig Time SensualityĒ and the Victor Simonelli hit ďDo You Feel Me.Ē The Essential Mix soon became popular with fans, and over the past 23 years it hasnít only spotlighted already heavyweights but has also promoted the careers of many producer and DJs. The Essential Mix popularizes artists presenting their style in music as contrary to what theyíd play directly on stage. The mix is assigned for home listening instead of the dance floor, this explains the interesting mixes which are often produced and gives listeners the chance get deeper into the mindís of their favourite artists, for this reason, the Essential Mix has been typically loved and admired, had thousands of fans world-wide and that doesnít look like itís going to change.
Latest Essential selections are free to listen on our website. Enjoy!