A year has come and gone since Ben Klock was crowned as 2015’s Essential Mix of the Year. Now, BBC Radio 1 has compiled their list of contenders for 2016’s prestigious award, and the competition is fierce.

Each of the five mixes are a unique take on variations of house, zesting their own batch of flavouring into the two-hour showcase. Take your pick of the silky tempo of Âme X Dixon, the throwback leanings of Leon Vynehall, the celestial tranquility of Recondite, the eclectic jive of Midland, or the garage tinged performance by Dusky. Taste each mix below, and stay tuned for the decision on who will come out with the title.

Âme X Dixon

Leon Vynehall





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