BBC1’s Essential Mix is an institution in itself. Every major electronic artist and producer has put worked their magic on the show, but not many have managed to make such an impact on the legendary tastemaker Pete Tong who described  Hopkins’ mix as “stunning”.

Hopkins said on his mix:

“It feels amazing to be part of a mix series that has been going for 20 years, and to join a line up that has included so many people whose music I admire. I put a lot of work into this, trying to showcase the tracks that have influenced my recent album and live shows, and trying to build a real musical structure and journey over the 2 hours. I really hope everyone enjoys it.”

The mix takes a different path from previous instalments in the series, as it features a rather eclectic mix of artists and tracks that were chosen based on what has influenced Hopkins own creative process over the years. This combined with Hopkins’ supreme production skills results in a personal, diverse and multi-layered journey for the listener. Check out this incredible mix down below.

Jon Hopkins – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2014-11-22 by Core News Uploads on Mixcloud


Bvdub & Loscil – Moirai (Glacial Movements)

Rapoon – Alchiva (Robin Storey)

Barker & Baumecker – Spur (Clark Remix) (Warp)

Jon Hopkins – Interlude (unreleased)

Seefeel – Industrious (Too Pure)

Jon Hopkins – Abandon Window (Moderat Remix) (Domino)

Recondite – The Fade (Ghostly)

Dan Deacon – Surprise Stefani (Luke Abbott Remix) (Carpark)

Untold – Just for You (Hotflush)

Skudge – Mobius (Indigo Aera)

Agoria & Francesco Tristano – Kick the Peace Part 1 (Different)

Fairmont – 3 Cities (Traum Shallpatten)

Daniel Avery – Naive Response (Phantasy)

I Break Horses – Faith (The Field Remix) (Bella Union)

Gary Beck – Algoreal (Soma Quality Recordings)

James Holden – The Illuminations (12″ version) (Border Community)

Wesley Matsell – Bismuth (Cambria Instruments)

Jon Hopkins – Collider (Pangaea Remix) (Domino)

Clark – Growls Garden (Nathan Fake Remix) (Warp)

Mux Mool – Crackers (Ghostly)

Boddika & Joy Orbison – In Here (Sunklo)

Mogg & Naudascher – Moon Unit Part 2 (Supersoul)

Panda Bear – Drone (Paw Tracks)

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