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Radio 1's Essential Mix Of The Year 2012. Nicolas Jaar

Chosen by a panel of dance music experts, it's Radio 1's Essential Mix of the Year 2012 from Nicolas Jaar.

Radio 1's Essential Mix Of The Year for 2012 comes from Nicolas Jaar. The mix was chosen by a panel of expert judges, including Pete Tong and the Friday Night Dance Music Marathon team. The judges thought that Jaar's mix was bold, brave and timeless. It mixed Aphex Twin with string quartets, Ricardo Villalobos with Marvin Gaye, it had Beyonce unplugged and it had Jay Z playing golf! Let us know what you thought of the judges' choice on twitter using #essentialmixoftheyear. Or post your thoughts on the Radio 1 facebook page.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Angelo Badalamenti

    Conversation On Twin Peaks

    • Warner Bros.
  • The Brothers Four


    • Columbia.
  • JAY-Z

    My First Song (Acapella)

    • Roc-A- Fella.
  • Jonny Greenwood

    There Will Be Blood

  • Los Ángeles Negros

    Tu Y Tu Mirar... Yo Y Mi Cancion

    • Harmless.
  • LaShun Pace

    It's Me Oh Lord (Acapella Praise)

    • Shanachie.
  • Jonny Greenwood

    Open Spaces

  • Pearson Sound


    • Hessle Audio.
  • The Electric Prunes

    Holy Are You (There Is No God Edit)

    • Reprise.
  • Aphex Twin

    Ziggomatic 17

    • WARP.
  • Marin Marais

    Sonnerie De St Genevieve

    • Musical Heritage Society.
  • None & None

    Deleted Record

    • ECM Records.
  • My Girl And Me

    Always Back To You (feat. Lorraine)

    • Unknown.
  • Vera November

    Last Night Together (You're Coming Back Edit)

    • Rough Trade.
  • Nikita Quasim

    L'amour L'après Midi

    • Clown and Sunset.
  • Nikita Quasim

    The Way I Felt Today

    • Clown and Sunset.
  • Feist

    Caught A Long Wind

    • Polydor.
  • Shigeru Umebayashi

    Yujemi's Theme (In The Mood For Love)

    • Higher Octave OmTown.
  • *NSYNC

    It Makes Me Ill (Edit)

    • JIVE.
  • Unknown


  • Charles Mingus

    Myself When I'm Real

    • IMPULSE.
  • Bill Callahan - America!

  • The Field

    The Little Heart Beats So Fast

    • Kompakt.
  • Sneaky Sound System

    Always By Your Side (Nicolas Jaar Remix)

    • Modular.
  • Just Friends


    • Unknown.
  • Pavla + Noura

    Don't Owe Me A Thing

    • Clown and Sunset.
  • Acid Pauli

    La Voz Tan Tierna

    • Clown and Sunset.
  • Igor Wakhévitch

    Taddy's Dream: Ramallah's Road

    • Pathé Marconi EMI.
  • Nikita Quasim


    • Unknown.
  • Beyoncé


    • Columbia.
  • Anouar Brahem

    Vague / E La Nave Va

    • ECM.
  • Rio Grande

    Let's Groove (Tonight Edit)

    • Unknown.
  • Chilly Gonzales


    • Sunnyside.
  • The Grass Roots

    Let's Live For Today (Learn To Live Edit)

    • Dunhill.
  • Marvin Gaye

    Inner City Blues (Sk Edit)

    • TAMLA.
  • Man Friday

    Real Love (The Paradise Garage Mix) (feat. larry levan)

    • Nite Grooves.
  • DJ Slugo

    What That Do

    • Subterranean Playhouse.
  • Ricardo Villalobos

    What You Say Is More Than I Can Say

    • Playhouse.
  • Untitled


    • Unknown.
  • Nicolas Jaar

    The Student

    • Wolf & Lamb.