This week’s Essential Mix is an epic Ed Banger special

2015 marks 20 years in the game for Busy P, the man behind iconic Parisian label Ed Banger, and he’s celebrating in a big way. From now until the end of December, the label head is in residence at London’s XOYO, where friends like Brodinski, Boys Noize, Justice and Tiga will stop by for sets.

But XOYO wasn’t the only place to hear Busy P in action this weekend. Early on Saturday morning, Frenchman Pedro Winter brought the party to BBC Radio 1, where he threw down an Ed Banger Essential Mix special. To mark “20 years of music and love in the DJ booth,” Cassius, Para One and Busy P himself all delivered 40-minute mixes, which together make up one epic two-hour listen.

Ed Banger classics like Gesaffelstein’s The Voice, Boston Bun’s Paris Groove and Justice vs Simian Mobile Disco’s We Are Your Friends featured across the two hours, as did house from Cajmere, Todd Terry, and DJ Sneak and tracks from the names playing Busy P’s XOYO residency.

As Busy P tells it, making his return to BBC Radio 1 was an emotional experience. This weekend’s mix was recorded in Pedro Winter’s home studio in Paris, some 17 years after Daft Punk – the little-known duo he used to manage – recorded their iconic 1998 Essential Mix in his bedroom. This also marks Winter’s first Essential Mix without his “best friend”, the late DJ Mehdi, whom he went back-to-back with at Manchester Warehouse Project in 2009 for a two-hour live mix.

Hear the full two hour Ed Banger special below or via the BBC Radio 1 website.

Ed Banger special – Essential Mix 2015-10-17 Busy P, Para One and Cassius mixes by Core News Uploads on Mixcloud


Busy P’s Essential Mix

Ghost Culture – Lucky

Breakbot – Back For More

SebastiAn – Arabest

Trevor Jackson – Rgbpm3

Gesaffelstein – The Voice

Paperclip People – Oscillator

Erol Alkan – A Hold On Love

Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide (Dimitri From Paris Disco Blend)

Boston Bun – Paris Groove (Club Mix)

Justice vs Simian Mobile Disco – Never Be Alone (DJ Hell’s Bavarian Gigolo Mix)

Tiga – Louder Than A Bomb

DJ Falcon – Together

Boys Noize – Donnastag

Basement Jaxx – Same Old Show

Motorbass – Flying Fingers

Joakim – Come Into My Kitchen (Basement Dub)

Riton – Lost In Sound

DJ Mehdi – Pocket Piano (Brodinski Remix)

Fulgeance – Gitem

Para One – Wake Me Up

Cassius’ Essential Mix

[unknown] – Unknown

Ode – Rummel

Juliet Sikora – Larry’s Garage

Sh*t Robot – Where It’s At (feat. Reggie Watts) (Johnny Aux Remix)

Basement Boys – God Help Those (Who Help Themselves)

DJ Wild – Love Every Day

Romanthony – Trust (Mia Dora Mix)

Cajmere – Feelin’ Kinda High

Loco Dice – Carthago

Funky Green Dogs – High Up

Larry Heard – The Sun Can Compare

Para One’s Essential Mix

Kerri Chandler vs Green Velvet – Back To The Raw (Dark Vocal Mix) w/ Preacher Man (Acapella)

Jovonn vs Chuck Roberts – Back To House (Ian Pooley’s New Dub) w/ In The Beginning

Todd Terry – Can You Feel It

DJ Sneak – Compute

Cajmere – Percolator (Green Velvet Mix)

George Morel – Let’s Groove

Mike Dunn – God Made Me Funky

Club Style – Crazy Wild

The African Dream – All The Same Family

Pop Rocks – Purple Jelly

The Deep – Love Your Brother

Todd Edwards – Can’t You Believe

Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love (Crooklyn Dub)

Hardrive – Deep Inside

Moodymann – U Can Dance If U Want 2

Fix – Player’s Anthem

Thomas Bangalter vs Soundhack – Spinal Beats w/ Untitled

Sound Stream – Good Soul

Submission – Women Beat Their Men (Cevin’s Peak Hour Dub)

Paul Johnson – Hear The Music

Josh One – Contemplation (King Britt Funke Mix)

Black Magic – Freedom (Make It Funky) (Color 1 On & On Strong Vocal Mix)

Para One & The South African Youth Choir – Elevation (Soul Mix)