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Radio 1's Essential Mix @ 20: James Blake

Benji B's choice of classic Essential Mix is James Blake's mix from 2011.

"Picking a favourite Essential Mix is impossible. It's like saying what's your favourite album! But in the end I went for the most relevant mix for now, from the winner of the 2013 Mercury Music Prize, James Blake. This is one of the stand out Essential Mixes for me over the past few years. Superb selction all the way through. It's interesting and varied and a real representation of his influences, which I think any good mix by an artist really should be". Benji B.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Africa HiTech

    Out In The Streets

    • Warp.
  • Africa HiTech

    Out In The Streets

    • Warp.
  • James Blake

    Olivia Kept

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Olivia Kept

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake vs Drake

    Half Heat Full vs Up All Night

  • James Blake vs Drake

    Half Heat Full vs Up All Night

  • James Blake

    Pan

    • Hemlock Recordings.
  • James Blake

    Deeds

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Pan

    • Hemlock Recordings.
  • James Blake

    Deeds

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Evening Fell Hard For Us

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Evening Fell Hard For Us

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Placing Us

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Placing Us

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Words We Both Know

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Words We Both Know

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Untitled

  • James Blake

    Untitled

  • James Blake

    Untitled II

  • James Blake

    No More Than A Road (Dub)

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    Untitled II

  • James Blake

    No More Than A Road (Dub)

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    At Birth (Dub)

    • Unreleased.
  • James Blake

    At Birth (Dub)

    • Unreleased.
  • Blawan

    What You Do With What You Have

    • What You Do With What You Have.
    • R & S Records.
    • 1.
  • Blawan

    What You Do With What You Have

    • What You Do With What You Have.
    • R & S Records.
    • 1.
  • Gavin Bryars

    Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets - II

    • ECM.
  • Gavin Bryars

    Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets - II

    • ECM.
  • The Chain

    Suffer For Your Art

    • IOTDXI.
    • R & S Records.
    • 20.
  • The Chain

    Suffer For Your Art

    • IOTDXI.
    • R & S Records.
    • 20.
  • Rev. James Cleveland & The Angelic Choir

    Jesus Saves

    • Peace Be Still.
    • Savoy Records.
    • 2.
  • Rev. James Cleveland & The Angelic Choir

    Jesus Saves

    • Peace Be Still.
    • Savoy Records.
    • 2.
  • D’Angelo

    One Mo' Gin

    • Cooltempo.
  • D’Angelo

    One Mo' Gin

    • Cooltempo.
  • Grouper

    Vessel

    • Self-Released.
  • Grouper

    Vessel

    • Self-Released.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Odi Et Amo

    • Screaming Masterpiece (Original Music from the Film).
    • One Little Indian Records.
    • 4.
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson

    Odi Et Amo

    • Screaming Masterpiece (Original Music from the Film).
    • One Little Indian Records.
    • 4.
  • Klaus

    Tarry

    • IOTDXI.
    • R&S Records.
    • 18.
  • Klaus

    Tarry

    • IOTDXI.
    • R&S Records.
    • 18.
  • DJ Nate

    3 Peat

    • Planet Mu.
  • DJ Nate

    3 Peat

    • Planet Mu.
  • Joy Orbison

    Sicko Cell

  • Joy Orbison

    Sicko Cell

  • OutKast

    Return Of The G

    • Aquemini.
    • LaFace.
    • 2.
  • OutKast

    Return Of The G

    • Aquemini.
    • LaFace.
    • 2.
  • Peverelist

    Roll With The Punches (Harmonimix)

  • Peverelist

    Roll With The Punches (Harmonimix)

  • Arthur Russell

    Love Comes Back

    • Love Is Overtaking Me.
    • Rough Trade.
    • 21.
  • Arthur Russell

    Love Comes Back

    • Love Is Overtaking Me.
    • Rough Trade.
    • 21.
  • Salem

    Redlights

    • King Knight.
    • IAmSound Recordings.
    • 7.
  • Salem

    Redlights

    • King Knight.
    • IAmSound Recordings.
    • 7.
  • Salem

    Trapdoor

    • King Knight.
    • IAmSound Recordings.
    • 6.
  • Salem

    Trapdoor

    • King Knight.
    • IAmSound Recordings.
    • 6.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne

  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne

  • The Tallest Man on Earth

    Love Is All

    • The Wild Hunt.
    • Dead Oceans.
    • 7.
  • The Tallest Man on Earth

    Love Is All

    • The Wild Hunt.
    • Dead Oceans.
    • 7.
  • Trimbal & James Blake

    Confidence Boost (Harmonimix)

    • R&S Records.
  • Trimbal & James Blake

    Confidence Boost (Harmonimix)

    • R&S Records.
  • Unknown

    What Was It

  • Unknown

    What Was It

  • Unknown

    Navigator

  • Unknown

    Navigator

  • Pharrell Williams

    Drop It Like It's NOT (James Blake/Harmonimix Remix)

  • Pharrell Williams

    Drop It Like It's NOT (James Blake/Harmonimix Remix)

  • Stevie Wonder

    You & I

    • Talking Book.
    • Motown.
    • 3.
  • Stevie Wonder

    You & I

    • Talking Book.
    • Motown.
    • 3.
  • Erik Satie

    Gnossienne No.5

  • James Blake

    Olivia Kept

  • James Blake Versus Drake

    Half Heat Full Versus Up All Night

  • James Blake

    Pan

  • Salem

    Trapdoor

  • Snoop Dogg

    Drop it like it's Not (Harmonimix)

  • Unknown

    Unknown

  • Klaus

    Tarry

  • D’Angelo

    One mo' Gin

  • Unknown

    Sicko Cell

  • Blawan

    What You Do With What You Have

    • R&S Records.
  • James Blake

    No More Than A Road (Dub)

  • James Blake

    At Birth (Dub)

  • The Chain

    Suffer For Your Art

    • R&S Records.
  • Peverelist

    Roll With The Punches (Harmonimix)

  • Unknown

    Navigator

  • OutKast

    Return of the G

  • Africa HiTech

    Out In The Street

  • DJ Nate

    3 Peat

  • James Blake

    Deeds

  • Gavin Bryars

    Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets II

  • Gavin Bryars

    Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets III

  • Odi et Amo

    Johann Johannsson

  • Grouper

    Vessel

  • James Blake

    Untitled

  • James Blake

    Untitled

  • Unknown

    What Was It

  • The Tallest Man on Earth

    Love Is All

  • Salem

    Redlights

  • Rev. James Cleveland

    Jesus Saves

  • Trim

    Confidence Boost (Harmonimix)

  • James Blake

    Evening Fell Hard For Us

  • James Blake

    Placing Us

  • James Blake

    Words We Both Know

  • Arthur Russell

    Love Comes Back

  • Stevie Wonder

    You and I

Broadcasts

  • Sat 17 Sep 2011 03:00
  • Wed 4 Jan 2012 00:00
  • Christmas Day 2013 02:00