Dec 22, 2014
Listen To Caribou’s Award-Winning ‘Essential Mix of The Year’
Caribou - Essential Mix October 2014

Having already released Our Love, one of the best indie-electronic crossover albums of the year, Caribou–aka Dan Snaith–and his mix for Radio 1 have been awarded Essential Mix of The Year by the BBC.

Originally airing in October, Caribou’s nearly 40-track mix features artists from across the electronic spectrum including Daft Punk, Armand Van Helden, Les Sins, and more. Caribou also threw in some cuts from his recent LP like Mars, Our Love, and the ever-popular Can’t Do Without You. According to Snaith, the diversity of the mix was derived from the producer’s DJ sets at the time.

“There’s tracks in here I’ve been playing in my DJ sets for the last little while, there’s some of the music from my new album and there’s sections inspired by playing live with the band. Maybe that’s why the music on this mix is so diverse, but for people who’ve seen me DJ before, that won’t be a surprise.”

Caribou’s Essential Mix was chosen as the winner by a panel of judges from the electronic music world including: last year’s winner Eric Prydz, Pete Tong, B. Traits, Danny Howard, and several members from the dance music media. You can listen to the full mix above and see the tracklist below.

Tracklist
1. Caribou – Mars
2. Les Sins – Past
3. Mike Dehnert – Umlaut (Levon Vincent NY Basement Mix)
4. Daphni – Carry On
5. Joy Orbison & Boddika – Untitled
6. The Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau (KH Edit)
7. Jack Master – Bang the Box
8. Oppenheimer Analysis – The Devil’s Dancer
9. Armand Van Helden – Witch Doktor (Dark Ages Mix)
10. Butric – Up
11. Head High – Hex Pad
12. Daft Punk – Revolution 909
13. First Choice – Let No Man Put Assunder (Baby, Baby, Baby, Aww Shucks)
(Ron Hardy Edit)
14. Caribou – Our Love
15. Head High – Megatrap (Mix Mix)
16. Sunbelt – Spin It
17. Head High – Megatrap (4F Mix)
18. James Brown – I’m Satisfied (Underdog Edit)
19. Arnie Love & The Lovettes – We’ve Had Enough
20. G. Flame & Mr. G – Pulsez (Original Mix)
21. Silver Apples – Oscillations (Daphni Edit)
22. Daphni – Tin
23. Robbie Tronco – Runway (As A House) (Original Mix)
24. Caribou – Can’t Do Without You (Extended Mix)
25. Butric – Up
26. Pearson Sound – Rubber Tree
27. Lil Wayne – I’m Single (Instrumental)
28. Les Sins – Call
29. Crash Course in Science – Jump Over Barrels (Daphni Edit)
30. Daft Punk – Make Love
31. AFX – VBS.Redlof.B
32. Caribou – Julia Brightly
33. Anthony Naples – Miles
34. Dorothy Ashby – Essence of Sapphire
35. Gloria Ann Taylor – Love Is A Hurting Thing
36. Danny Hunt – What’s Happening to Our Love Affair
37. Marvin Gaye – Time To Get It Together (Daphni Edit)
38. Caribou – Your Love Will Set You Free
39. The Zombies – This Will Be Our Year

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