Skream Takes the Reins of BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix Series to Kick Off 2020

Skream - BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2020-01-04

Pete Tong and BBC Radio 1 have looked to legendary UK artist Skream to bring listeners around the globe the first Essential Mix of the decade.


There’s no shortage of storied artists in the dance music scene who call the United Kingdom home. Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong, and Fatboy Slim are just some of the legends that have moved the scene forward, but there’s no doubt that Oliver Jones, aka Skream, should be included among the greats.

Originally a pioneer of dubstep with tracks like “Midnight Request Line” Skream helped solidify the genre and set the stage for what inevitably exploded in popularity in the 2010s. For most of the past ten years though, he’s turned his attention towards the realm of house, techno, and nu-disco to make dancefloors move in a whole different way.

Playing some of the best house and techno sets at nightclubs and festivals around the world, Skream’s performances have become sought-after by many who love the sound of the underground and are looking for a great night out. Now, Pete Tong and BBC Radio 1 have looked to him for the first Essential Mix of the decade and he’s delivered quite the stunner!

While his previous Essential Mixes have featured a smattering of his own tunes interlaced with others as well, for this special edition Skream has crafted one that is filled with only his own originals and remixes. From start to finish the mix takes listeners on a ride as he delivers tracks like “Get Peel” and “Drake Booty” along with a hauntingly beautiful remix of Barer’s “Never On Sunday” as well. Tune in to the mix below and hear for yourself!


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Skream – BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix 2020-01-04 – Tracklist:

  1. Serge Devant – Fearing Love (Skream Remix) (feat. Camille Safiya)
  2. Get Peel (feat. Reddaz)
  3. Skream & Tom Demac – ID
  4. Drake Booty
  5. Dunn
  6. Tramadollied
  7. Barer – Never On Sunday (Skream Remix)
  8. Dance
  9. Hwfg
  10. Little Club On Jamaica Street
  11. Trees
  12. Crumble
  13. Stranger
  14. Madting2
  15. ID

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