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Essential Mix Essential Mix | 12:28 UK time, Friday, 1 July 2011


The success of our first Essential Mix in 2004 took us a bit by surprise, to be honest. It seemed to catch the zeitgeist somehow, musically and lyrically. So as we approached this new mix we knew the pressure was on. Luckily the talented artists on our Anjunabeats labels keep making beautiful music and with the recent release of our second artist album, "Group Therapy", we felt there was more than enough ammunition to do the job. The mix is intentionally non linear and encompasses film score, progressive, breaks and "Trance 2.0", the new, groove-driven variant of our core sound. It features artists like Andrew Bayer, Mat Zo, Maor Levi, Super8 & Tab and Bart Claessen, all of whom have been essential for us recently, as well as a sprinkling of songs from Group Therapy. We're delighted with how it turned out and hope it lives up to people's expectations.


  • Comment number 1.

    Currently listening via the BBC iplayer, an epic and beautiful mix. Love this genre of music and admire the film scores, breaks progressive trance, never misses a beat. Your first essential deservedly won the essential mix of 2004 and without a shadow of a doubt, this is definitely in the running for essential mix of the year 2011. Your Anjunabeats 100 from Goa to Rio album is awesome. Thank you so much for a brilliant essential mix. Best of luck!

  • Comment number 2.

    Absolutely Brilliant, Amazing Blend, Acoustic Beats, Another Banging mix from A&B.
    This should stay on iplayer forever as the benchmark for all future essential mixers.
    Can they do one every week?

  • Comment number 3.

    Only just got around to listening to this - head and shoulders above any other essential mix this year. A stunning, stunning example of trance music...


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