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Weekend Rewind: Boys Noize’s iconic vinyl-only Essential Mix turns 10

Boys Noize has been a pioneer since breaking out in the early aughts. A decade ago, he was one of the standout artists helming the blog house movement and bringing it to the prominence it had at its peak. It was also around this time that his namesake imprint really began taking off as a […]

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Weekend Rewind: Boys Noize’s iconic vinyl-only Essential Mix turns 10

Boys Noize has been a pioneer since breaking out in the early aughts. A decade ago, he was one of the standout artists helming the blog house movement and bringing it to the prominence it had at its peak. It was also around this time that his namesake imprint really began taking off as a […]

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Charlotte de Witte and Chris Liebing deliver silky, acid-tinged EP, ‘Liquid Slow’ [Stream]

Friendships born of techno are friendships that last. It’s a true statement that applies to casual listeners as well as two of the most prominent techno artists working today: Charlotte de Witte and Chris Liebing. Ever since these two announced they were working on a track together at the end of 2018, they have never […]

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Charlotte de Witte and Chris Liebing deliver silky, acid-tinged EP, ‘Liquid Slow’ [Stream]

Friendships born of techno are friendships that last. It’s a true statement that applies to casual listeners as well as two of the most prominent techno artists working today: Charlotte de Witte and Chris Liebing. Ever since these two announced they were working on a track together at the end of 2018, they have never […]

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REZZ unabashedly delivers her finest mix to date on debut Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 [Stream]

There’s something incredibly legitimizing about an electronic artist’s first Essential Mix. It’s a level up from one’s current echelon into certified “industry heavyweight” status, and now it’s officially REZZ‘s moment to shine. The undisputed queen of mid-tempo bass, REZZ has long been carving out a formidable name for herself on the international dance circuit, garnering […]

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Good Morning Mix: Cassius share final BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix [Stream]

Earlier this summer, electronic music was collectively stunned by the sudden passing of Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi, following a fall in Paris. The veteran Ed Banger duo was set to release their Dreems LP just days after the shocking news, and while dozens of tributes from fellow musicians poured in, the world consumed what would likely […]

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Good Morning Mix: Cassius share final BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix [Stream]

Earlier this summer, electronic music was collectively stunned by the sudden passing of Philippe “Zdar” Cerboneschi, following a fall in Paris. The veteran Ed Banger duo was set to release their Dreems LP just days after the shocking news, and while dozens of tributes from fellow musicians poured in, the world consumed what would likely […]

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REZZ has a two-hour, entirely original BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix on the way

REZZ has been quite vocal about expanding her already prolific sonic catalog this year. She’s positioned to release her next EP, Beyond The Senses, by the end of this month, July 24, to be precise. In anticipation for the release, she’s cooking up a two-hour BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix chock-full of REZZ originals only, […]

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Deadmau5 primed to deliver new Essential Mix as Testpilot

It seems deadmau5 is perennially hard at work. From consistently live streaming his creation process for fans and overhauling his Cube rig for the third time, to scoring films and pulling double duty at Ultra this year, performing under both his deadmau5 and Testpilot monikers, it seems Joel Zimmerman rarely takes a moment to smell the […]

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All Day I Dream’s world tour coincides with pensive new Essential Mix from Lee Burridge

The first dates of All Day I Dream‘s world tour have been unveiled, kicking off yet another expansive year for the brand. Twenty-two dates have been announced across six countries so far, with more to be announced in the coming months. Lee Burridge‘s iconic day-into-night parties have become a global staple by now, enamoring international […]

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Weekend Rewind: Eric Prydz’s iconic Essential Mix turns 12

Swedish powerhouse producer Eric Prydz has been in the game for years, but his never-ending oasis of talent just keeps on giving. In late 2018, he played a slew of shows under his techno alias Cirez D alongside Adam Beyer and kicked off 2019 with select Pryda shows. Later this year, he’ll be bringing his […]

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Weekend Rewind: Throw it back to Swedish House Mafia’s 2010 Creamfields Essential Mix

Swedish House Mafia continue to make their return to the electronic sector one painstaking step at a time, the most recent of which directed the three-part supergroup to Columbia Records to pen a record deal with the label. Dancing Astronaut invites Swedish House Mafia fans to momentarily avert their eyes from the horizon where new SHM music […]

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ANNA puts the world of techno front and center in debut BBC Essential Mix

ANNA has hit a huge milestone in her career. This week, the Brazilian-born, Barcelona-based techno artist has taken the reigns for the first time on BBC Radio 1 for an inaugural Essential Mix. She has put her unique knowledge of the global techno arena on display, incorporating the sounds of São Paolo, Berlin, and South […]

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Listen to RÜFÜS DU SOL’s breathtaking Essential Mix debut

Pete Tong has been an outspoken fan of Australian trio RÜFÜS DU SOL since their break half a decade ago. He’s rinsed their music heavily across his platforms, doing his part to seal in their now-global domination in the live electronica sphere. Having just released their critically-acclaimed and deeply personal third LP, Solace, the timing synced […]

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Weekend Rewind: Relive Hardwell’s peak during his 2012 BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Since it’s been a few months since Hardwell played his final live show following an official announcement that he’d retire from touring, now feels like the perfect time to revisit the hectic sets and infectious sounds that catapulted him into notoriety. His BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix from 2012 captures this iconic aesthetic perfectly, featuring […]

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Relive Camelphat’s impressive Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1

British DJ/producer duo CamelPhat are a creative match made in heaven for deep house enthusiasts. When the long-running duo of Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala met while indulging their shared youthful obsession over vinyl at Liverpool’s 3B Records, little did the pair know that a Grammy nod was in the cards for their rare pop crossover club hit, […]

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Diplo and Mark Ronson of Silk City release their Essential Mix just in time for Memorial Day Weekend

With Memorial Day Weekend ahead, the need to for new jams is real. Luckily, Diplo and Mark Ronson have teamed up on a new project called Silk City, and have released their first Essential Mix just in time for the elongated weekend. The mix is packed with groovy house tracks from Silk City’s very own […]

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Lane 8 reveals horde of new music in his debut BBC Essential Mix

Daniel Goldstein, better known as Lane 8, took to BBC’s Radio 1 Essential Mix to heighten an already watershed year in the producer’s career. The two hour deep/melodic house mix is nothing short of a transcendent expedition through Lane 8’s past, present, and future. Despite his recent album release, Lane 8 showers the listener with […]

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