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A legendary debut: Relive Avicii’s incredible first Essential Mix

The electronic music world was blindsided April 20 upon learning that Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, was found dead in Muscat, Oman at just 28-years-old. Winner of two MTV Music Awards and recipient of multiple Grammy nominations, the Swedish DJ and producer left an indelible mark on dance music. In 2010, as a 21-year-old […]

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Charlotte de Witte solidifies meteoric rise in rousing Essential Mix debut

The quickly ascending Belgian stalwart and Fuse resident Charlotte de Witte made her rousing Essential Mix debut February 10. De Witte’s imbued her signature deep and meandering melancholy into the mix, where she dives deep into the bellows of the most uncompromising techno trenches. The mix is a steady, galvanizing slow-burn. As its energy snakes beneath minimal beats […]

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Bicep flex their sonic expertise in new Essential Mix

After churning out an innumerable number of classic house tracks under their unpredictable M.O., the Belfast-based Bicep found their niche, or perhaps a more aptly-categorized lack thereof. But such is what earns the Belfast-duo their wide acclaim in the dance realm. Considering the two began as prolific bloggers at their own site, Feel My Bicep, the very weaving of […]

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Good Morning Mix: Groove out with Detroit Swindle’s 2015 Essential Mix

Few acts are capable of breaking down the sonic barriers between jazz, disco, and deep house into a seamless sonic stream of consciousness like that of Detroit Swindle. The group, comprised of Lars Dales and Maarten Smeets, has been slinging out their Motown-leaning tunes for six years now. While it’s clear the pair is an […]

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