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. Every week a diferente guest every week take control of the decks. 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 shortlist for the 2016 is in, and the 5 names are: Âme X Dixon, Dusky, Leon Vynehall, Midland, and Recondite, votes will go live some time in the next couple of weeks!
Âme x Dixon