The Best Mix-CDs of All Time

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When we called out to our trusty contributors to vote for their favourite mix-CDs ever, the results were as epic as expected. Here's the mixes that have stood the test of time.

#30 James Zabiela – Utilities

James Zabiela cemented his reputation as a master technician with this double-disc mix for Renaissance. Splicing his signature samples and found sounds into the mix of breaks, techno and progressive, Utilities is a real keeper.


#29 Tom Middleton – The Trip

You’re always in good hands with Tom Middleton and The Trip is a lovingly constructed trawl through his record box. Split between The Party and Chill, it’s feelgood all the way.


#28 Markus Schulz – Toronto ‘09

One of the most recent mixes to make the Top 30, Toronto 09 finds Markus Schulz in firing form. Over two discs, his driving, melodic tech-trance builds steadily to a euphoric peak.


#27 Deep Dish – Yoshiesque

While Dubfire and Sharam are no longer musical allies, in 1999 the duo’s contrasting sensibilities came together winningly on Yoshiesque. The 2-CD set is a paean to house, from the deep to the driving.


#26 Sander Kleinenberg – Essential Mix

Narrowly pipping his Nubreed 004 in the poll results, Sander Kleinenberg’s Essential Mix (not to be confused with the Radio 1 staple) is a firm favourite of our contributors.


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