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The Essential Mix 500: interactive timeline

To celebrate reaching the landmark of 500th DJ, travel from our first show in 1993 to the present day, picking up bits of brilliant content along the way.

Click on the play symbols to hear some of our previous DJs talking about their classic Essential Mixes and to watch videos of past events. Or just click the pink buttons to go to more essential online content. NB: some of these links go to external sites as the Essential Mix even predates our website!

Also, don't forget to DOWNLOAD our very special Essential Mix 500 mini mixes!

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