Having been five years since Paul Oakenfold last appeared on Radio 1′s Essential Mix show it was about time that he once again stepped up to the mantle. Speaking about the mix Paul said; “The Essential mix, as far back as I remember, has always been the ultimate mix show. I did the original GOA mix back in the day and I toured as the resident Essential mix DJ in ‘99 so I’ve got a long history with the Essential mix – having recorded over 30 of them over the years. So I’m really excited to announce my first Essential mix in 5 years – this weekend on BBC Radio 1. I’ve called it Fluorescence – as the sound of the mix is inspired by the sound of my underground label Perfecto Fluoro.
I wanted to make something really special for you guys – to take you on a real journey – and this mix is it. It’s been a few months work to put it together and it’s packed with not only great melodic music but also samples from film, radio, speech and other audio sources. I hope you are going to like it and enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.”
The latest Essential Mix came nearly two decades since the now groundbreaking epic “Goa Mix”. The Goa Mix was originally broadcast on BBC as an Essential Mix in 1994 after the Producer of the show Eddie Gordon chose Paul as the DJ to create a ground-breaking 2 hour mix, regarded now as the famous Goa Mix, a working title Eddie Gordon gave to the conceptualized show to help Paul decide a more eclectic track-listing. The result of the collaboration between Paul and Eddie was voted the best Essential Mix ever by the BBC Radio 1 listeners and also won a Silver Award in the Specialist Music Programme category at the 1997 Sony Radio Awards. As the most requested broadcast on BBC Radio One, the Goa Mix was pioneering. Listen to it in all its glory below!
DON'T MISS PAUL OAKENFOLD ON TOUR THROUGHOUT SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER