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Listen To Motor City Drum Ensemble's Groovy, Jazzy BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

Get ready for two hours of winter music from Motor City Drum Ensemble.
Motor City Drum Ensemble Essential Mix

Motor City Drum Ensemble

Motor City Drum Ensemble was the latest in 2018 to take over the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix decks this past weekend. The German DJ has become one of the more in demand names in dance music, not just for production, but for his DJ sets that span house, disco, jazz and everything in between.

The mix captures that blend, following a somewhat similar pattern to his DJ Kicks mix from a few years a ago. The essential mix showcases some of his influences as a DJ and producer.

Its not necessarily a straight "party" mix,” he says in a statement on his Facebook. “There’s tons of live sets from clubs I played around, but something you might appreciate at home on one of those winter nights.”

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Stream the full two hour mix below or on the BBC Radio 1 website. It also includes a few unreleased records.

Motor City Drum Ensemble – Raw Cuts 3
Sun Ra – Starwatchers
Keith Hudson – Hunting
Henri Texier – Le Piroguier
Anthony Shakir – Travelers
69 – If Mojo Was A.M
Feelarama – Sanasol
Larry Heard – Direct Drive
Jeanne Lee – The Miracle
Sheila And Des Majek – Let Us Plant A Tree Today
Maximum Joy – White And Green Place
Julian Kendall – Unreleased Demo
Arthur Russell – Let’s Go Swimming
Maxx Mann – Bloody And Blue
Alien – Changing Times
Oneiric – Emphasis
A.K. Salim – Salute To Zulu
Brother From Another Planet – Chronicles
Paul Johnson – Love Feeling
Symbiose – Esteban
Unit Moebius – Mono Man
Robert Hood – Peace (Closing Theme)
Alton Miller – Ryythm Exposed
The Salsoul Orchestra – Magic Bird Of Fire (Walter Gibbons Mix)
Destiny – One Destination
Atmosfear – Extract
Natural Hi – Fame
Firebolts – You Did What You Did
Code 3 – Code Of Acid (Club Mix)
Morgan Geist – Sands
Family Unit – Freak (House Mix)
BFC – Chicken Noodle Soup
Skinnerbox – Love Supreme
Round Robin & Brimstone – Plenty Good Lovin
Lou Johnson – Keep That Fire Burning

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