Radio 1's Essential Mix throughout January focusses on the Future Stars of 2013, with Pete Tong, Annie Mac, Heidi and Friction each shining a spotlight on the artists they think are going to break through big time this year.
Pete’s choice are two stars of the red hot French Express label - American DJ and producer Perseus and Sweden’s Jonas Rathsman. Perseus recently remixed Jessie Ware’s Night Light, whilst Rathsman is behind the funky Tobago EP. The label also released Chris Malinchak’s recent Essential New Tune, ‘So Good To Me’.
Co-mixed by Perseus and Jonas, this is two hours of euphoric and soulful music rooted in a contemporary house. Talking about their selections, Perseus explains ‘Club tracks rotate by the month and this mix had to go beyond that. This mix is an essential snapshot of what French Express stands for, an amalgamation of tunes selected by the combined tastes of the label, for the listener, without getting too historical, tributary, or knee deep in personal inspiration-lending music of our pasts’.
This show is part 1 of a 4 part series and available to listen to again via the iPlayer until Friday 1st February.