The 15 Best Essential Mixes of 2014

For dance fanatics, BBC Radio 1’s storied two-hour Saturday night session provides a weekly gift, introducing new artists and unknown tracks and showcasing masterful work from the world’s finest producers and DJs. 2014 was a banner year for the series, characterised by legendary debuts – from Green Velvet and Heidi to Ten Walls and Marcel Dettmann – and stand-out sets from the likes of Porter Robinson, Jon Hopkins and ‘Essential Mix of the Year’ winner Caribou. We’ve trawled back through the past 51 Essential Mixes and picked out 15 highlights; from speaker-shaking trap to future house brilliance and underground techno mastery, here are the year’s 15 best additions to the Essential Mix.

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