The Best Mix-CDs of All Time
Wed 24th Nov, 2010 Lists and Guidesin
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.