Start your day right with Julio Bashmore’s brilliant new Essential Mix

We’re now only two months out from the arrival of Julio Bashmore’s debut album, and it couldn’t come a moment too soon. But if you need something to tide you over until Knockin Boots drops on July 10, BBC Radio 1 is here to help. Over the weekend, Bashmore stepped up for his second go at the legendary Essential Mix, weaving two hours of house magic for host Pete Tong.

For his first Essential Mix since 2011, the Bristol talent mixed gems from Theo Parrish, Pearson Sound, Green Velvet and Lil’ Louis in with his own brand new single Holdin On and a previously unheard remix of Jamie xx’s new one Loud Places. All up, there’s 33 tracks in the mix and we think you’ll agree they’re all killer. In fact, next to Four Tet and Jamie xx’s epic back-to-back, Bashmore’s return to the Radio 1 studios has to be a contender for Essential Mix of the year. Hear it below, or via the BBC website.

Julio Bashmore – Essential Mix – 02-05-2015 by Mixing.Dj Livesets on Mixcloud


1. Leif – My Heart Stopped Beating

2. Outboxx – Under The Lights

3. JohNick – Open Your Eyes (feat. Krista Detor)

4. The Martinez Brothers – Broke In The BX

5. Floorplan – Funky Souls

6. Julio Bashmore – Holding On

7. DJ Vas – Wizard Funk (Edit)

8. Lil’ Louis – I’m Hot For You (Original No Offense Mix)

9. Denis Sulta – A.A.S (Night & Day Mix)

10. Theo Parrish – Lake Shore Drive

11. Disco Revisited – Roc U All Nite

12. Orlando Voorn – Dr Technofunkenstein

13. John Swing – I’m Here

14. Glenn Underground – Clap Yo Hands

15. House of Jazz – Hold Your Head Up

16. Green Velvet – Conniption

17. Jamie xx – Loud Places (Julio Bashmore Remix)

18. Pearson Sound – Thaw Cycle

19. KH – Back2thestart

20. Adina Howard – Freak Like Me (E-Smoove’s Freakin’ House mix)

21. Bidi – Rock

22. Floorplan – Never Grow Old (Re Plant)

23. Ralphi Rosario – You Used To Hold Me

24. Telex – Moskow Diskow

25. Julio Bashmore – Bark

26. MMM – Jack 7

27. Lil’ Louis & The World – Club Lonely (Shield Re-edit)

28. MMM – Nous Sommes

29. Robert Hood – Minimal, Minimal

30. Soundstream – Inferno

31. Robbie Tronco – Walk 4 Me

32. Ptaki – Krystyna

33. Seven Davis Jr. – My Birthday