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DETROIT SWINDLE ESSENTIAL MIX DEBUT THIS FRIDAY

Amsterdam's Detroit Swindle will make their Radio 1 Essential Mix debut during the latter hours of Pete Tong's Friday night show.

Speaking about the mix, the duo told Radio 1, “We really tried to fit in all the elements that, together, make our sound so particular.

“For us it’s not just about the song, but also very much about telling a story with the mix.”

LISTEN BACK TO DAVID GUETTA'S 'INFLUENCES' ESSENTIAL MIX

Known as a purveyor of big room EDM and commercial pop, David Guetta is the latest DJ to spin on BBC Radio 1's much coveted Essential Mix.

TEN WALLS: NOT ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL

“I'm a straight guy,” says Ten Walls, aka Lithuanian producer Marijus Adomaitis, also known as Mario Basanov, as he fixes his gaze directly across the table in a quiet South London cafe. It's already dark outside where we've decamped, following this month's cover shoot, to talk about the incredible rise of Ten Walls and the launch of his own label, BOSO. 

VARIATIONS: DJ MAG ESSENTIAL MIX

Key figures in Dub Police's next-generation talent movement, Thom Clarke and Nick Bartlett, the duo known as Variations, have been unavoidable since launching last year. Their debut EP 'Thanks For Coming' scored an impressive 25 in the iTunes electronic chart. Picking up support from across the board – B-Traits to Drumsound & Bassline Smith – it showcased their creative ability with raw sonic clout and led to key appearances representing Caspa’s label on Kiss FM, GetDarker and more recently at Dub Police’s very own warehouse event.

LISTEN TO MK'S ESSENTIAL MIX

Those who tuned into Pete Tong's on Radio 1 on Saturday will be aware MK delivered his first Essential Mix since 1995.

Marc Kinchen made his name as one of house music's most prized assets when he appeared in the mid-'90s, remixing Nightcrawlers and releasing classic tunes such as 'Burning' and 'Love Changes'.

LISTEN TO NOIR'S ESSENTIAL MIX

Last night, Noir took to the Essential Mix decks for an exclusive two hour mix. The Danish DJ, producer and owner of the Noir Music imprint has helped to push real house music back into the mainstream consciousness over the last couple of years. This is the first time he has recorded an essential mix.

LISTEN TO ARMIN VAN BUUREN'S ESSENTIAL MIX

Speaking about the mix, Armin said "'With the current trend of giving DJ's only one hour slots at big festivals, I was extremely excited to hear Radio 1 wanted me to do a three hour set for a special Essential Mix. It's been a while since I did my last studio mix so I decided to make something special for you.

ESSENTIAL MIX: TENSNAKE

2010 was the year of the 'Coma Cat' and 2013 is the Chinese Year of the Snake, so it's safe to say we're on for another year of the Tensnake. He has just delivered his debut Radio One: Essential Mix after all.

LISTEN TO ERIC PRYDZ ESSENTIAL MIX

Eric Prydz took to the Essential Mix controls last night for the 7th time.

He used the two hour mix to showcase exclusive new Pryda material.

You can listen to the mix HERE

LISTEN TO METRIK'S ESSENTIAL MIX

The BBC Radio One 'Future Stars of 2013' continued last night as drum & bass noisemaker, Metrik took to the Essential Mix controls.

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