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Best Essential Mixes from 2008 onwards?

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03 Apr 2011 - 10:082358
Best Essential Mixes from 2008 onwards?
I haven't listened to Essential Mixes since round about end 2007; anyone care to give me a Top 5 or Top 10 that I should track down from 2008 onwards?

matrix


10 Apr 2011 - 18:492369
how about:

10-04-10 James Zabiela
10-24-09 Dusty Kid
01-17-09 Greg Wilson
03-01-08 Adam Freeland


11 Apr 2011 - 16:142371
The Essential Mix has gone down hill a lot over the past couple of years but there a couple of standouts

Joris Voorn from early this year
Pete Tong from last friday was also pretty good.

ill post more as i remember em


11 Apr 2011 - 16:582372
John 00 Fleming - 2-13-2010
Christian Smith - 1-16-2010


12 Apr 2011 - 07:322374
Matrix, long time -- trust all is well. Haven't listened to an EM in full since they left MR but I'd put the following in the "worth listening to" category (even tho I've only heard parts of some):

J-ames Zabiela
-Beardyman
-Christian Smith
-Carl Craig
-Soul Clap?


12 Apr 2011 - 07:342375
That was me above & I second the 00 Fleming recommendation - high flying psy-trance. Hard for my wife to enjoy but decent during the grind when attached to a screen.


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14 Apr 2011 - 04:472387
Seb Leger from May 08


15 Apr 2011 - 08:412388
Quote ravenor:
The Essential Mix has gone down hill a lot over the past couple of years but there a couple of standouts


Agree, but I'd say a lot longer ago than a few years! Too many other outlets for artists.

That said, my 10, albeit predictable, favorites (in no particular order) from the end of '08 forward:

1. James Zabiela 4-13-2010 (Tongless version is preferable; don't watch "Moon" first...)
2. Sharam 8-29-2009 (I must be one of the only who thinks he actually deserved EM of the year...)
3. Carl Craig 2-26-2011 (20 years of Planet E Recordings, some great new and old tracks)
4. Paolo Mojo 7-19-2008 (One of the most underrated producers out there)
5. Deadmau5 7-19-2008 (Groundbreaking at the time, tired/repetitive now ...)
6. Loco Dice 11-22-2008 (It's Loco Dice ... always has a great minimal sound)
7. Steve Lawler 5-15-2009 (Interesting return to house the first 45 mins, then techs it up till the end)
8. Carl Cox 4-11-2009 (The 2 hours flies by, great techno and house combo)
9. John Digweed 5-29-2010 (Restored my belief in Diggers after his years lost in the woods experimenting)
10. Robert Babicz 3-26-2011 (If you can stomach his arrogant opening remarks...)

Cheers.


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16 Apr 2011 - 16:212390
I know ive already recommended this but,,,,,,
Having said in my earlier post about the recent Tong essential mix I must urge everybody who has lost interest in the recent efforts to give this one a go its sublime ;) Any mix that starts with Voodoo Ray cant be bad :) Also I agreee with Mallam above the Robert Babich mix is worth a punt.


17 Apr 2011 - 14:572392
everyone should listen to the Greg Wilson EM at least once (if only for the strings on the first track's intro) - available without the talking and jingles on Greg's soundcloud account.


20 Apr 2011 - 11:102395
The Paul Woolford EM from last year is a total stormer.

He also released the 320K MP3 version himself after it was broadcast - top guy for sure.


02 Sep 2011 - 09:392713
I can't get enough of BeardyMan's mix, it's fantastic--particularly the second half.

Another stand-out Essential Mix for me is Sub Focus' from 2009; really high energy D&B, perfectly blended with some wicked Dubstep later on.


02 Sep 2011 - 17:092716
Where do you guys get "Tongless" versions at? Quite a few would be better without him


03 Sep 2011 - 01:352718
Quote Mallam:
Quote ravenor:
The Essential Mix has gone down hill a lot over the past couple of years but there a couple of standouts



That said, my 10, albeit predictable, favorites (in no particular order) from the end of '08 forward:

1. James Zabiela 4-13-2010 (Tongless version is preferable; don't watch "Moon" first...)
3. Carl Craig 2-26-2011 (20 years of Planet E Recordings, some great new and old tracks)
4. Paolo Mojo 7-19-2008 (One of the most underrated producers out there)
5. Deadmau5 7-19-2008 (Groundbreaking at the time, tired/repetitive now ...)
6. Loco Dice 11-22-2008 (It's Loco Dice ... always has a great minimal sound)
9. John Digweed 5-29-2010 (Restored my belief in Diggers after his years lost in the woods experimenting)


Cheers.


Fully agree with these ones. However, definitely DO WATCH 'Moon' before listening, the mix is loaded with spoilers! That pissed me off a lot despite having seen the film already. I didnt like the mix at first, but its grown on me alot. Right on the money with Deadmau5 too, seriously needs to change it up. I can't stand him anymore.

I'd add,

Christian Smith
Dusty Kid
Caspa (if that's your thing)
Hernan Cattaneo
Gui Boratto


04 Sep 2011 - 15:562722
essential mixes from 2008 onwards
Peace Division from 30-09-08 (somewhere near there in time) (Bloody DEEEEEEPPPPP Essential Mix.

Laurent Garnier from 2010 (Massive set from Laurent as usual and the last hour is just random tracks)

Pete Tong's from 2011 April is a trip down memory lane with all sorts of old songs with decent acapellas (everybody gotta be somebody, personal fave)

Maya Jane Coles (its not a pure 10 but it is a decent musical ride showcasing one of the best rising stars in electronic music

Paul Kalkbrenner's is a great musical ride and I was not a huge fan of his music but now I am.

Jamie Jones from errrrrr.......his first one......beautiful stuff.

My fave is Mr.Scruff's from the 7th of Feb 2009. I am a huge fan and it has the fish song on it which always highly and he moves in and out of styles.

Flying Lotus won the best essential mix and it was decent....



04 Sep 2011 - 15:572723
how could I have forgotten
John 00 Fleming's nasty trip through the deeper trance and psy trance boundaries.


05 Sep 2011 - 13:222729
James Zabiela and John Digweed both 2010 were quite smokey******


06 Sep 2011 - 12:352742
Quote M3NTAL:
Where do you guys get "Tongless" versions at? Quite a few would be better without him


They sometimes appear on the mixingbowl.org or maybe on the site of the DJ who did the EM. They're not that common sadly.
The Paul Woolford EM is available 'tongless' though.....



Last edited by RichardFT2007 (06 Sep 2011 - 12:36)
06 Sep 2011 - 15:532743
tongless versions
Personally I rather have the tong versions. The reason why is that it was what they broadcast in the original format. Only exception is Oakey's Sydney Mix from 1999, which was released from the original DAT.


10 Sep 2011 - 14:132769
another great one was
dimitri from paris this year.


19 Apr 2012 - 18:135544
Quote Mallam:
Quote ravenor:
The Essential Mix has gone down hill a lot over the past couple of years but there a couple of standouts


Agree, but I'd say a lot longer ago than a few years! Too many other outlets for artists.

That said, my 10, albeit predictable, favorites (in no particular order) from the end of '08 forward:

1. James Zabiela 4-13-2010 (Tongless version is preferable; don't watch "Moon" first...)
2. Sharam 8-29-2009 (I must be one of the only who thinks he actually deserved EM of the year...)
3. Carl Craig 2-26-2011 (20 years of Planet E Recordings, some great new and old tracks)
4. Paolo Mojo 7-19-2008 (One of the most underrated producers out there)
5. Deadmau5 7-19-2008 (Groundbreaking at the time, tired/repetitive now ...)
6. Loco Dice 11-22-2008 (It's Loco Dice ... always has a great minimal sound)
7. Steve Lawler 5-15-2009 (Interesting return to house the first 45 mins, then techs it up till the end)
8. Carl Cox 4-11-2009 (The 2 hours flies by, great techno and house combo)
9. John Digweed 5-29-2010 (Restored my belief in Diggers after his years lost in the woods experimenting)
10. Robert Babicz 3-26-2011 (If you can stomach his arrogant opening remarks...)

Cheers.


I am another who agrees with this post...thought the Zabiela em was awesome.
Like others I also very much enjoyed the Pete tong em.

Another few I rate highly:-
Gui Boratto 2009
John Dahlback 2008
Eats Everything 2011

Cheers


22 Apr 2012 - 17:355545
What??? U've all missed the best one...
Alan FitzPatrick... Essential Mix 2011-11-10


26 Apr 2012 - 20:355549
Sub Focus 2009
The Twelves 2009
Can't get enough of either.


24 Aug 2012 - 18:535621
Nero

Deadmau5 at Space, Ibiza 2011



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26 Oct 2013 - 10:185691
Just listening to Laurent Garnier 2009-05-23 (first hour) - very good.


21 Dec 2019 - 11:345912
Time for a new post in the forum!

My Pick for best EM from 2008 onwards?
not sure yet.


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22 Dec 2019 - 07:215913
I really enjoyed Boris Brejcha this year.
That would be in my top 5 at least.
But I need to have a long think about it...



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22 Dec 2019 - 15:055914
Quote RichardFT2007:
I really enjoyed Boris Brejcha this year.
That would be in my top 5 at least.
But I need to have a long think about it...


Agree 100%.

I'd have Brejcha's babies.


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26 Dec 2019 - 00:025915
Also Eric Prydz' EM from 2013. Gotta respect the talented few who play only their own tracks. On a different level, imho.


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11 Jan 2020 - 04:575931
Some stats for nerds...

http://lazilyevaluated.co/essential-mix-statistics/#mix-categories


15 Jan 2020 - 16:515934
Justice
I've listened to every one since the start of 2013 (!). 2013 was a rotten year, so was 2014 until late on with Anja Schneider 2014-10-04 and Caribou 2014-10-18 redeeming it a bit.

2015 pretty barren except for Claptone 2015-04-25, Nero 2015-09-12 and Black Coffee 2015-11-21.
2016: Maribou State 2016-01-02, The Avalanches 2016-08-27 and the only 10/10 of the whole period: Justice 2016-12-17 (this one may not be to everyone's taste).
2017: Gerd Janson 2017-03-11 (though I wasn't so sure on second listen), Hunee 2017-04-29, Soulwax 2017-05-20, Bicep 2017-12-09 plus a higher number of decent mixes.
2018: Good year; Palms Trax 2018-01-13, PBR Streetgang 2018-05-26, Fort Romeau 2018-07-07, Avalon Emerson 2018-08-18, HAAi 2018-09-29
2019: Only ARTBAT 2019-07-13 and DJ Seinfeld (crap name) 2019-10-05 took my fancy in a serious way.

Absolute stinkers (i.e. active dislike and fairly rapid switch off usually due to music genre - other might like the genres more than I do):
Dirty South, Skrillex, Hardwell, Showtek, R3hab, Jakwob, Porter Robinson, Amine Edge & Dance, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, Redlight, Julio Bashmore, Baauer and most of all, together with my notes:

Kutski - " 2.5/10 'Representing the higher end of the BPM spectrum'. Unlistenably so, possibly the mix I've given least ear time to."
Sir Spyro - " 1/10 Grime. Truly awful music.
Holy Goof - "2/10 Low end bass. Switched off very rapidly."
TNGHT - "2/10 (Clap)trap. Go away."


15 Jan 2020 - 16:565935
Quote RichardFT2007:
Some stats for nerds...

http://lazilyevaluated.co/essential-mix-statistics/#mix-categories


Great link, thanks. I liked the stats about the most played tracks; I remember Crescendo - Are You Out There driving me nuts with how often it came up in 1995 mixes.


17 Jan 2020 - 10:565937
Quote RichardFT2007:
Some stats for nerds...

http://lazilyevaluated.co/essential-mix-statistics/#mix-categories

This is actually really cool. Thanks for posting.
Trance making a comeback!


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