An essential mix is exactly what it sounds like, an essential. Thanks to BBC Radio 1, their Essential Mix broadcast has offered a diverse range of electronic music to the masses. At the end of every year, one artist is presented with ‘Essential Mix of the Year’. British disc jockey, Midland, received this years honor. As we celebrate Midland\’s victory, let\’s take a moment and look back on the 51 episodes from 2016.

Maribou State – January 2

Denney – January 9

Rockwell – January 16

Pirupa – January 23

Richie Hawtin – January 30

Stephan Bodzin – February 6

Aly & Fila – February 13

Midland – February 20

Rødhåd – February 27

Bob Moses – March 5

Axwell and Riva Starr (Live from Miami 2011) – March 19

Baauer – March 26

Âme x Dixon – April 2

Pig&Dan – April 9

Blond:ish – April 16

Audion – April 23

Tom Trago – April 30

Moderat – May 7

Sante & Sidney Charles – May 14

Fred V & Grafix – May 21

Steve Lawler – May 28

Audiojack – June 4

Cassy – June 11

Chemical Brothers and Jackmaster b2b Armand Van Helden – June 18

Annie Mac, Four Tet, Kowton, and Julio Bashmore – June 25

DJ Shadow – July 2

Oneman – July 9

Nora En Pure – July 16

Andrea Oliva – July 23

Solomun – July 30

Carl Cox – August 6

Dusky, Derrick Carter, and The Black Madonna – August 13

Sonny Fodera – August 20

The Avalanches – August 27

Chase & Status and Cirez D – September 3

Mind Against – September 10

Fatboy Slim – September 17

Darius Syrossian – September 24

Seth Troxler – October 1

Bedouin – October 8

Tchami – October 15

Delta Heavy – October 22

Mano Le Tough – October 29

Recondite – November 5

tINI – November 12

Enzo Siragusa – November 19

Dusky – November 26

DJ Zinc – December 3

Ellen Allien – December 10

Justice – December 17

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Kimberlyanne Tan

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