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Sat 03.00-05.00

29 November 2008
Flying Lotus


Alice Coltrane ‘Galaxy In Turiya’
Charlie Hayden+ Egberto Gisomonti / Gonjasufi ‘Testament’
Flying Lotus ‘Massage Situation (Stripped)’
Dimlite ‘Sun Sized Twinkles’
Flying Lotus ‘Robertaflack Ft. Dolly’
Flying Lotus ‘Robertaflack (Mike Slott Reflunk)’
Ahu ‘I Know All The Bitches (Bullion Remix)’
Heralds Of Change ‘Amuse’
Carlos Y Gaby ‘Happy Summer Solstice’
Pudge ‘Yung Infamous’
Dorothy Ashby ‘Myself When Young’
Nosaj Thing ‘Bach’
LL ‘Turf Day’
Flying Lotus ‘Infinitum (Dimlite Remix)’
Clark ‘Springtime Epigram’
Burial ‘Shutta’
Blank Blue ‘Blank Blue (Flying Lotus Remix)’
Daedelus ‘I’m String Struck’
MHE ‘Untitled’
Daedelus / Madvillain ‘Experience/Accordion (Flying Lotus Live
Remix)’
Hudson Mohawke ‘Zoo0000oom’
Rustie ‘Black Block Remix’
Teebs+Jackhigh ‘Idea 1 (Clutch)’
Matthewdavid ‘Tallahassee Tapes’
Martyn / Flying Lotus ‘Vancouver+Pet Monster Shotglass’
Fulgeance ‘Chico (Dorian Concept Remix)’
Joker ‘Solid State’
Rusko ‘Moanerz’
Daddy Kev ‘Invite8’
Ras G ‘Star Messenger’
Madlib ‘Unreleased Gem’
SAMIYAM ‘Cheesecake Backslap’
Knowledge ‘Dawn’
Flyamsam ‘Princess Toadstool’
Sa-Ra ‘Hollywood’
Muhsinah / Flying Lotus ‘With Me/ Melt’
Flying Lotus ‘Dissecto’
Flying Lotus ‘Breathe’
Mike Slott ‘Home’
Flying Lotus ‘Sangria Spin Cycles (Ambient Mix)’
Danny Breaks ‘Cosmic Dust’
Flying Lotus ‘Beginners Falafel (Free The Robots Remix)’
SAMIYAM ‘Falafel Cannon’
Flying Lotus ‘Beginners Falafel’
Slum Village ‘Players (Instrumental)’
Flying Lotus ‘Cackle’
Flying Lotus ‘Raise It Up’
Osborne ‘Definition Of A Breakdown’
Baron Zen ‘Burn Rubber (Dam-Funk Remix)’
Mono/Poly ‘Needsdeodorantbitch’
Chocolate Star / Nelly Furtado ‘Stay With Me/Promiscuous’
Gonjasufi ‘Suzie Q’
Kiing Midas ‘Lost (Flying Lotus Live Remix)’
Rusko / Flying Lotus ‘Terminal3’ / ‘Tea Leaf (Dancers Live Remix)’
Daedelus ‘Hours Minutes Seconds (Beat Invitational Version)’
Kode9+Flying Lotus ‘Kryon’
Zomby ‘Spliff Dub (Rustie Remix)’
Busta Rhymes ‘What Up’
SAMIYAM ‘Crystal Lake’
Weather Report ‘River People’
SAMIYAM ‘Flintstone Car’
Flying Lotus ‘Backpack Caviar’
Radiohead ‘Reckoner (Flying Lotus Remix)’
Bjork ‘All Is Full Of Love’
Broadcast ‘Winter Now’
Portishead ‘Elysium’
Linda Perhacks ‘Hey Now Who Really Cares’
Flying Lotus ‘Infinitum (Exile Remix)’
Flying Lotus ‘Live Set Practice Run’


Your reviews of the mix

amaaaaaaaaaazing!!you rule the world!
iggy, japon

keep begging for sample cd based cookie cutter music while you knock true artists.Great mix FlyLo,thanks radio one for continuing to bring us some of the best electronic music has to offer
Leo - New York

THE EM HAS TWO MANY "BIG POPULAR" GENRES,WITH THE "BIG POPULAR"DJS PLAYING OUT THEIR GOOD OLD BLAND AGE STUCK IN A RUT STUFF.THIS MIX IS JUST FAB,ITS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING,IT REMINDS ME OF THE AMAZING EM BY DAVID HOLMES IN THE EARLY 90S(MORE DAVID HOLMES PLEASE!)KEEP GOING WITH THIS AND NOT THE BLAND AGE STUFF.
NEIL CORNWALL

Nice mix man really enjoyed it. Nice to hear something different. 7/10
Rychard, Northants

MP3 making software saves this for the mp3 forever. EM you really should sort out a podcast or in-house repository. your archives are our history.
ward - dublin

In my opinion he is the greatest living electronic artist, in terms of pure talent and originality i actually think he is the Aphex Twin of LA but less dark and mental. LEGEND.
FJM

Wot an obsoulute load of old tosh....
P, Milton Keynes

oh steve, you never seize to amaze me.
angie

A bit boring for an essential mix. Sounds like someone fannying about with samples rather than mixing music.
rob, notts

clearly gone over a lot of peoples heads. . best ever. thankyou r1
k

The future of the music !
Cadfael, France

dividing the punters here = genius
CG in northern NSW, Aus

Another E.M. of the year? The sounds can only be matched by Trentemoller... where have you been?
CFunk,USA

Some great stuff coming out of LA! Not a dance mix, true... but a remarkable audio journey. Represent!
Andrew, Southern California

HUGE....
astral Paris

Fly Lo I love him he's plugged in. The first time I listened to Los Angeles I thought what is this more electro beeps & noises & I thought darn I wasted my money. But I put it on in the car while driving & I really listened & what I heard was a stunning journey through every single optic fibre in my body. This is more than music this is pure emotion & mind trippery. I am so glad I bought this album & I hope he comes out with some more juicy stuff mmm I love it : )
Mark London town

Ace - well done everybody
R Hood, Notts

ha. you haters just don't understand.quite simply incredible.
Illum Sphere, Manchester, UK

AMAZING
Micha Venderbos, Nijmegen NL

not my cup of tea but the guys obviously talented, you can defo see hi family jazz connections in his sort of free form style!!!
modz74 birminhgam

Essential mix of the year! No question! Truly astonishing creativity. We need more producers like this who THINK differently about music. So many influences you can pick up in this one.For those who think the off-time beats are unintentional, I think you need to listen to some of his productions...! Marvellous!
Mike M, Manchester

absolutely brilliant...best em of the yearps please get calibre to do one
george, london

This mix was skillfully crafted, Flylo is a genius, and the songs had a rich lush texture. It was nice to hear all the unreleased tracks and mashups he created. Excellent job!!
Michael, US

uhm yeah this mix is sooo crucial. who are these people dissing flylo, they wouldn't know a fart from good music. pull your head out.....
chris Sedona, Arizona

Absolutely amazing mix! Loved it! EM of the year?
Cedric, Melbourne

Truly amazing. You all are blessed to be able to listen to this essential mix. You know what they say, you are doing something RIGHT when you get people hating on you. big ups lotus!!
James, Atlanta Georgia

Not the best mix i have ever heard, for some reason it reminds me of my hard rough rugby days. I'm now a very good DJ and feel as though i would not be happy for my fans if i played this style genre of sounds. i rate it 5/10 for good efforts. very good
LJ, Sheffield

All I can say is wow, never heard anything like this. Great change from the nostalgic house mixes of this year, big ups BBC.
Sman, Chicago IL

Something different, wicked Essential Mix! I looove Flying Lotus.. More please!
Carrie, London

Dissappointing.Course some good tunes ..but as a 2 hour mix did get all a bit dull in places - bit more variety would not have gone amiss.Can't help but think he is just bit overhyped - i really liked 1983 and Control but his LA album was really disappointing stuff - full of averageness and fair few forgetable track.Anyhow this essential mix isn't something i can imagine being in a rush to hear again even tho there are some gems in there.
Stunning Man Goo

people need to stop hating on the essential mixes, at the end of the day there are so many styles of electronic music nowadays that of course people arent going to be entertained week in week out. i myself dnt enjoy some mixes but from now on i thnk if u dnt have anything good 2 say, dnt say nuthing at all
Sean, Scotland

Lovely mix - definitely a change of pace from the norm on the EM, but that's not such a bad thing now is it? Nice job mixing up the sounds R1. Let's have more of this in '09.
matt - chattanooga, tn, usa

Interesting. Helped with my economics essay. The sonic laser beams with the ambient sounds and off beat variety and minor key clashes really all fit well. can't judge the DJ ability as i have NO idea how many samples or tracks are going on. nice. But wouldn't buy it. Minimal and a jazz offspring spliced.
One for the Memory Bank

i'm completely blown away! never heard anything like it before! this is exactly how it should be done!
lsd, gothenburg;sweden

Loving it.
Josh - Nottingham

this owns my day........ but whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy can't we download this?!?!?!
Jacked Bauer - Dog Park, Wisconsin, USA

It is a great mix I'd give Lotus that...but this isn't what I was looking for when I came looking for the Essential Mix podcast...Im at minute 20 and still not "bored" as some of you commented...pretty random and yes the randomness might get repetitive...just not yet... :)uhhhh???
Moy - Houston - U.S

Those people who didn't like this mix, don't deserve to have ears!You need your art spoon-fed to you.Go back to grad school little boy.Excellent work flylo keep it on the down lo.Ray.
R. Manzerak. L.A.

Flylo essence-ential
J. Burton - Los Angeles

We need essential mix with Bad Boy Bill Please We need a bad boy bills essential mix!!!!
Jeffry, COLOMBIA

I think whilst we are all entitled to an opinion.Getting upset because you didnt hear what you liked on an EM doesnt mean you should knock someone else for being brave enough to make something of themselves. It's worth noting that the radio producers who go looking for good mixes spend alot of time and hardwork to bring you great content.You may sometimes not like what you here but perhaps by broadening ones horizons you'll find that you may learn something new.Afterall it's just music and everyone is entitled to express their musical freedom.That is afterall the cornerstone of electronic music.
Bruno

Flylo is just going from strength to strength.Very much like marmite though, you either love him or hate him. Personally I think it's some of the best music being made at the moment.
Ronin, London

fly lo is like wo
Minesh, Leicester

phenomenal,and all you haters moaning about the essential mix being only for "dance music" GET A GRIP.the em has and always will be at the forefront of ALL ELECTRONIC MUSIC,but i suppose these will be the same people screaming out for deadmau5 to be em of the year.and as for THE TRUTH your comment last week is as ill informed as the drivel you spout this week.peace brothers and sisters.
ray ayr

This Mix Was Defiantely Something Different And I Liked It A Lot I Would Like To Hear Some More Of This Aquacrunk On The Bbc Thanks
Timothy Wright Chesire

Are people so narrow minded that they expect the EM to be the same old house, electro & minimal every week? This mix and the recent London Electricity one are a refreshing break from the norm. I could probably predict right now what tunes the Swedes will play.
Simon, Leeds

The biggest load of muck ive ever heard
Paul, Belfast

Why do you people keep calling this dubstep? It's not. But it is brilliant.
Stephen, Manchester

I like it a lot, its really a true great one. Tres bien. We'd like to have more psychedelic music like this... merci Fly Lo!
Diane, Berlin

OMG?! Have I just heard one of the BEST Essential Mixes EVER?! Trust the BBC to bring us up to date cutting edge electronic music to the core, THANK YOU for introducing Flying Lotus to us BBC, THANK YOU!!!!
Gary, P'boro

lotus is a mad snake but i feel this mix is lacking a bit.still better than most.
nuto the unstoppable; melb - aus

yeah it's too experimental. can i hear other mixes instead then?
wilkie, singapore

amazing mix, full of glasgow team!
konxompax, glasgow

i love mr lotus
kate magic, brighton

I love this essential mix. Flying Lotus is an amazing artist....
Joe, Manchester

peter from wandsworth london should expect some more "surprises" from America seeing how we have some of the best up and coming djs and electronic music in the world.give it about a year or so as the sound permeates into your mainstream.much respect radio one for trying something different and im looking forward to the upcoming broadcasts
lee savoy - miami

Essential Mix of the Year, no question, and if there's been a better 2 hours on Radio 1 since Peelie died I must have missed it. Never heard of Flying Lotus before but I'm a fan now! Reminded me of the FSOL mixes they did in the first few years of the EM - wonderful soundscapes with a mix of film samples. Fantastic!
Ed, Devon

I don't normally tune in to the show but had to for this. killer beat journey from one of LA's finest.
Craig, London

Disappointed in this mix. Way to experimental.
Brian, NY New York

Loved it, and am now a fly lo fan for life.
Kalimike los angeles

off the chain!!!!
tomasia in brooklyn

Absolutely brilliant sonic scapes. This gave the EM a right kick up the arse.Bravo, FlyLo!
John, Scotland

Joe Amman-Jordan
Come Fly with me

Great mix.
gokoco / sofia Bulgarai

not really good...
Luiz G, Brazil

With all the people making amazing electronic music in LA right now... I wish BBC had picked someone else
Ty! in LA LA LAND

Hands down, easily the essential mix of the year, a true journey through genre and style, full of soul and ambition. Awesome!
Simon, Bournemouth

Absolutely Brilliant.Should be the essential mix of the year,i know it wont be though.Arguably the sound of the year globally,Flying Lotus has inspired so many producers around the world.Los Angeles is a timeless masterpiece that will be played for many years to come.Genius.
Ross East Sussex

I'm a little disappointed - I think this could have been a great chillout mix, but it's too, um, 'experimental'.
Mario / Boston

Never really picked up and lost me 6min into it. Tried skipping forward but still never caught my attention. Kinda dissapointed in Pete and the Essential Mix as this is my first real letdown
RonHanes Los Angeles, CA

Nice groovy chillout music does not get any better than this!
Joseph Turner, Lancashire.

rich mix this is what I consider to be sweeping ambient lush sounds..like a prefuse 73 but less chopped up
Gee Shanghai city of demons

was up for this...seems he lost interest half way through.Petetong still spoiling the mixes with his annoying blabbering
stev, melbourne

being dj and mc from 1994 .astonished after 10 years ,no words
tom abramovich verona italy

Wonderful. An original. The music industry needs more of them.
db-uk

dubstep has seen better days.bring on the swedes
paul - london

Perfectly Mental
Andy - Cornwall

This is da best, that u can imagine
Music Lovers, Belarus

Most interesting Essential Mix for ages! More like it Radio 1.(ps Get Benji B in to do one,he only lives next door!!)
Daniel,Glasgow

2nd hour rockinsome freshness here
jason, portland

Best Essential Mix set of the year!
AB

An AMAZING Compilation..
The Scotsican from Los Angeles

Real sweet selection, just listened to it on a sunday afternoon and it fit the vibe nicely...
Tom, New Jersey

Was this really broadcast on radio 1 as an ESSENTIAL mix??? I had it on in the background and where as normal I would turn the sound up gradually thoughout the mix. On this occasion I just ended up slowly turning it down more and more. No highlights whatsoever. :(
Daf in Wrexham

phew that was maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaddddddddddddddd em of the year? maybe.....
simon uk

nice deep mix. great sonic textures one for the headphones. flying lotus lives up to the hype.
postman matt

Yes yes this is what is needed!Great mix I want to hear more from Flylo!
Jonathan in Manchester

Dance music? more like strictly come dancing music!!!!!!!! A poor essential mix if i was in a club iwould have asked for my admission money back. A very POOR choice.
Graham Flukes Leamington spa

Breath-taking mix, the industry needed shaking up after almost 10 yrs of electro/minimal/etc. This proves what an ace job warp records did in finding such an amazing talent and form california!- how weird, after steve akoi's load of toss i never thought america could make a come back, at last it finally has :)
peter, wandsworth london

amazing...reminds me on a dark room in Barcelona's Sonar.
Belgium Bob

mix of the year, some mad stuff outta lotus
JP, DUBLIN

saaaay waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
dave the rave

Wow.
PMOI LDN

Very decent - something unusal, but it works.nice job
Kaine from Australia

Very different, really enjoyed the sounds. Good to see someone try something new. Not sure the mainstream majority will approve, and whether its got any legs over here but well done BBC for giving it a go.
Al J, London

Lotus is the don!
Oli from London

Amazing mix, love it! Big-up Flying Lotus
Tom - Ireland

j-e-a-hhhh
2tall - London

Just got the message that Lotus was doing thangs and had to come listen for myself!
LordAku, Purdue IN

Awww yeaaaaah. Man I wish I could download this so i can rock down the boulevard.
the samurai (LA, CA, US)

Incredible mix, quite possibly the best essential mix yet!
Tim, Cambridge

are people really still doing dubstep?looking forward to slam on the 20th
big ron - puerto rico

Mix of the year! WOW!
NVM, Los Angeles

Some good tunes...But over 2 hours a pretty dull mix..I liked Flying Lotus first few releases but his LA album was pretty poor stuff And this mix was ok but cant imagine myself ever wanting to listen to again in a rush
Gigolo Phoney , zmbwse

WOW !! tremendous change of pace...thanks for bringing his work to my attention...
Will from New Orleans

I really don't know where to start on this painful mix. Experimental=You mix for your friends who are too drunk or ignorant to tell you your music sucks and is off beat. Can't wait to hear all these crappy tracks on upcoming car adverts and gladiator movies. I never liked DJ Shadow anyways. BTW This mix syncs up perfectly with the movie wizard of oz exactly like Pink Floyd's dark side of the moon.
The Truth

Defiantly a different sound, but its pretty good. Makes you think out side the box a little bit
Larry S. (Hilton Head, SC)

GET CALIBRE IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
n/a

This is heady!
Patrick in Oklahoma

How can this 'music' be given an essential mix?Very odd indeed.
Wallalo Dawank

Whoa!!!
Space Boy Kaz, Richmond, Virginia

sickkkkkkk
G, HOLLAND

it can't get better than this.
Juana

V.Cool EM. Made a great change. This is going to sound strange.. but.. the randomness got a little repetitive after a while, if you know what I mean. Got a little tiring towards the end. But really enjoyed it.
John Dublin - RoI

Dear me! I nearly spilled tea down my front... so wobbly
Jeff O, USA

either flying lotus or deadmau5 for essential mix of the year in my opinion... no one else came close
Scott Belfast

No more dubstep, Its slow, dull and boring and its NOT dance music!!!!House music all night long
Arran, Leeds

Was Radio 1 switched to Radio 3 for a couple of hours? This was dreadful!
Paul, Hull

About time we had some proper beats on the Essential Mix.....long overdue
Kelso, West London

*hands down*One of the GREATEST esssential mixes I've ever heard. L.A takes it!
Bling Crosby

this is qite possibly the worst EM i've ever listened to.
John,Northampton

Uff This is special show! Many thans for Fly Lo!
Deblo, Slovakia

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