Dec 17, 2010
Essential Mix of the Year
Four Tet - Sing (Original Mix) [Domino]
Swedish House Mafia - One (Netsky Remix)
The Black Eyed Peas - Imma Be (Wolfgang Gartner Remix Edit)

As the end of 2010 draws near, we’re hit with a barrage of “best of” votes within the realm of EDM. One such vote that stands out is the coveted “Essential Mix of the Year.” In case you don’t know what the Essential Mix is, it’s the world’s foremost respected EDM mix show, broadcasted by BBC Radio 1. The show, now being broadcast for over ten years, is hosted by the equally legendary Pete Tong. Every week, the Essential Mix welcomes the hottest and best DJs from around the planet to strut their stuff for two whole hours. 2010 was a phenomenal year for the Essential Mix, showcasing the ever-evolving sound that is EDM. This year, the people over at BBC have picked the cream of the crop for you to vote for. There was a lot of talent to narrow it down to, but in the end, ten DJs stood out to them. They are:

Four Tet
Jack Beats
James Zabiela
John 00 Flemming
Magnetic Man
Swedish House Mafia @ Creamfields
Wolfgang Gartner

The competition certainly is stiff. Will the bassy sound of the dubstep supergroup Magnetic Man win? Or will the wobbly sounds of Jack Beats take the cake? Or perhaps it will be James Zabiela’s very unique mix–an homage to the feature film Moon. Only one will win, and it’s your job to decide. So what are you waiting for? Click here to vote. While you’re at it, comment on who you voted for, or even who you felt deserved to be on the ballot.

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