The Best Mix-CDs of All Time

#15 James Murphy and Pat Mahoney – Fabriclive.36

Away from LCD Soundsystem, DFA’s kings of cool James Murphy and Pat Mahoney make damn good DJs. There are many surprising and inspiring turns on their FabricLive.36, with no cheap shots or easy wins to be seen.

#14 Krafty Kuts – These are the Breaks

There’s no mix that better represents the good-time energy of breakbeat in the early-2000s like Krafty Kuts’ finest hour These Are The Breaks. With one disc of hip hop and another of low-slung breaks, it’s all about the party.

#13 Tiesto – In Search of Sunrise

The first edition in Tiësto’s flagship series is a reminder of why the Dutchman became the world’s leading trance DJ. Building to the peak of his own Sparkles, he’s yet to better this 14-track set.

#12 Dave Clarke – World Service

Simply divided into Techno Mix and Electro Mix, Dave Clarke’s World Service compilation is a masterclass in DJing. It’s jacking, muscular tunes all the way, mixed in UK don’s inimitable style.

#11 Michael Mayer – Fabric 13

The Fabric series has many highpoints and one of the most resonant remains Michael Mayer’s effort in 2003. Opening with textbook Kompakt classic I Think About You, it’s gripping and immersive all the way.