Chase & Status and Eric Prydz (Cirez D) both played last Saturday at Creamfields were they recorded their BBC Radio 1 essential Mix and what a mix they were.
The Essential Mix is a weekly radio show on BBC Radio 1 currently broadcast between 4:00 – 6:00 AM UK time on Saturday morning. Originally broadcast on 30 October 1993, the Essential Mix features contemporary DJs and music producers of electronic dance music. The show has been presented since its inception by Pete Tong and features an uninterrupted two-hour mix from a different artist each week, overlaid with occasional continuity announcements delivered by Tong. With a broadcast run in excess of 20 years, the Essential Mix is one of the longest-running programes in the current BBC Radio 1 schedule, and is one of very few Radio 1 shows which is not broadcast live.
At the end of each year, a shortlist of the most popular Essential Mixes from that year is drawn up by the BBC. Listeners are invited to vote for their favourite shortlisted mix in a poll on the Essential Mix website around two weeks before the final show of the year. The mix with the majority of the votes is given the title of “Essential Mix of the Year” and is replayed in the final show of the year. The exception for the proper nomination of the Essential Mix of the Year award was in 2007, when voting and competitions were suspended on Radio 1 until further notice, due to failures in various BBC competition voting systems. So for that year, the Essential Mix of the Year (High Contrast) was chosen by Pete Tong and the Radio 1 Essential Mix team.
Yesterday (Saturday) as per usual between 4:00 – 6:00 AM UK time Chase and Status and Eric Prydz both delivered the best possible essential mix recorded live from creamfields, first up was Eric Prydz as he played in his alter-ego Cirez D for the very first time on the show’s history, Cirez D delivered a 100% techno set with were tracks such as “The Tournament”, “Consignia” and the latest very own release “In the reds”, Cirez D also played a total of 3 IDs.
Up next was Chase & Status time with a mix true to their name, the duo from London played their ever second essential mix for BBC Radio 1 and this was possibly their best with various classics of their own and others, such as “Funny”, “Alive”, “NRG” and “Blind Faith”
Listen here to their mix – CLICK HERE