The last video I posted up got me feeling a bit nostalgic for some great old school sets. Here are a pair of really complete mixes from two highly distinguished names in the game. The first is an essential mix by Sasha & Digweed from back in 2004, and the second one is an essential mix from Sander van Doorn in 2006. Essential Mixes have been a BBC Radio 1 staple since its introduction in 1993, where DJs have been invited by Pete Tong to showcase their current favorite tracks. At the end of each year listeners vote for their favorite mix, which becomes the Essential Mix of the year. Neither of these two mixes that I have uploaded won for best of the year, but I really like tracklists for both of them. Take a step back in time and enjoy the mixes below!

Sasha & Digweed – Live from Renaissance’s Wild In The Country (Essential Mix May 9th, 2004)

Dousk – Pa-Dida (Bedrock)
Virtualmismo – Mismoplastico (PRG/Progressive Motion) w/ VFR – Tranceillusion (PRG/Progressive Motion)
Mirabeau – Don’t Stop, Go (CDR)
Angel Moraes – Heaven Knows – Deep Deep Down [Galvatron Dub] (FFRR)
Stereogen – Hi-Q (Formaldehyd)
Victor Calderone – Resonate [DJ Vibe Mix] (Statrax)
Bart Van Wissen – One Reason (Lowriders)
Pig & Dan – Much Better (Sadie)
D Troy – Sixteen U [Antoine 909 Mix] (Weaked)
X-Press 2 – Strobelight Silhouette (Skint)
Unknown – Unknown
Way Out West – Apollo (Distinctive Breaks)
Uberzone & Rennie Pilgrem – Cous Cous [Royale Mix] (TCR)
Freeland, Wink & Middleton – Rise Above (Marine Parade)
Electric Tease – Tear It Up (Richard K Mix)
Spektrum – Kinda New [Tiefschwarz Dub] (Playhouse)
Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso – Yo Yo Kids (Refune)
Primal Scream – Some Velvet Morning [Luke Fair’s Dub Edit] (White Label)
Chris & Kai vs. Levin – Gone To Heaven (Alternative Route)

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Sander van Doorn – Essential Mix (June 25th, 2006)

Let’s Talk a.k.a. Marko Nastic – Easter Happiness [Shadowwfax]
Steve Angello – Teasing Mr. Charlie [Size]
Unknown Artist – Snake (Marco V Re-Edit) [White Label]
Chocolate Puma – Always & Forever (Bart Claessen Dub) (SvD Edit) [United/Positiva]
Ferry Corsten – Are You Ready [Flashover]
Dada Life – Big Time [Breast Fed]
Sander van Doorn – Pumpkin (SvD Mix) [Oxygen]
2 Faced – Rock Music (Don Diablo Remix) [Little Mountain]
Cirez D – Mouseville Theme [Mouseville]
Abel Ramos – Electrofun (Digital Poison Remix) [Spinnin’]
Terry Ferminal – Nymph (Original Mix) [High Contrast]
Ronald van Gelderen – This Way (Original Mix) [High Contrast]
Hardcell & Grindvik – Salt [Gain]
Randy Katana – Plastic Fantastic [Spinnin’]
Mojado – Rezo [Black Hole]
Fred Baker & Greg Nash – Lunar Eclipse [Spinnin’]
Sander van Doorn – Dark Roast (2006 Re-Fill) [Nebula]
Cave – Friday Night 2006 [Spilo]
DJ Preach – Broken Inside [FBI]
Ferry Corsten – Cubicated [Flashover]
Re:Locate – Rogue [Galactive]
Divini & Warning – 4LB [Reset]
4 Strings – Take Me Away (Purple Haze Remix) [Liquid]
Marcel Woods – Cherry Blossom (Trancy Energy 2006 Remix) [High Contrast]
Leon Bolier pres. Precursor – The Navigator [Spinnin’]
S.O. Project – Direct Dizko (Sander van Doorn Remix) [Spinnin’]
BK & Mark Sherry – Amino [Riot]
Aalto – 5 (Maori’s Dark Remix) [Anjunabeats]
Yello – Oh Yeah (Sander van Doorn Remix) [Gang Go]
Eric Sneo – Ghostbuster [GS2]

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