Thank God for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mixes, the most dependable radio segment that has been around for an incredible 18 years. Here is a show from 2001, and it features DJ Tiesto on the decks. You can say all you want about this guy, but it’s hard to discredit his DJ skills from early on in his career. This mix is significant because it is Tiesto’s first appearance on the show, marking the first of many mixes to come. At this time in Tiesto’s career, he had just released his debut artist album In My Memory, and there are several songs from that album found in this mix. Lethal Industry and Suburban Train are easily recognizable, however I had completely forgotten about Tiesto’s great collaboration with Junkie XL on Obsession until I re-listened to this set. Another gem is the old school Windsider mashup of Kosheen’s Hide U with Tiesto’s Flight 643. Overall this mix is pretty progressive, which I’m assuming is what Radio 1 listeners were used to at that time. For those looking for the full-on trance sound, you may want to look at some of his other live sets.

DJ Tiesto – Essential Mix (September 9, 2001)
01 Hooligan – Hear You Now (Grand Chillas Mix)
02 Planet Funk – Inside All The People (Deep Dish Tatastrumental)
03 Marc Kelso – Half Lit World (Marc Kelso Vocal Mix)
04 X-Press 2 – Smoke Machine
05 Cass & Slide – Glad I Ate Her
06 Iio – Rapture (John Creamer & Stephan K Remix)
07 Solicitous – Furthermost (Original Mix)
08 Chiller Twist – Stringz Ultd (Shelley Mix)
09 The Infernal Machine – Realistic (Original Mix)
10 Tiësto & Junkie XL – Obsession (Nubreed Remix)
11 Midfield General – Coatnoise (Dave Clarke Remix)
12 DJ Tiësto – Lethal Industry (Original Mix)
13 Binary Finary – Niterider (Ca-Lo’s Tribal Rework)
14 Kosheen Vs Tiesto – Hide You V.s Flight 643 (Windsider Mashup)
15 Katana – Fancy Fair (Original Mix)
16 Toneking – Pneu (Housetrap Remix)
17 Wheed Baskin – Castle Rock (Original Mix)
18 DJ Tiësto – Suburban Train (Original Mix)
19 Ivan – Gorki
20 Max Graham – Sepia

Download the set here

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