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Ed Banger Records’ Busy P, Cassius and Para One went back-to-back-to-back on Saturday for this week’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix.

Each DJ was given just 40 minutes to leave a lasting impression, with Ed Banger Records’ head-honcho Busy P setting the tone first.

Busy P recorded his mix in the same basement studio that Daft Punk recorded their legendary Essential Mix way back in 1997. Celebrating his 20 year career – which saw him manage Daft Punk for 10 years and to now where he is the founder of Ed Banger Records – he delivers a history lesson in French electronic music with a host of classic cuts from his label – including tracks from Justice, DJ Mehdi, Boston Bun and Para One – and sprinkles them with tracks from likes of Boys Noize, Erol Alkan and Gesaffelstein.

French house legends Cassius were next up and delivered a solid 40 minutes of bumpin’ old-school house, and may have started their mix with a snippet of a new Cassius track, which is suspiciously listed as Unknown – White Label. The legendary duo have just put the finishing touches to their, as-yet unnamed, new album which is being released next year on Ed Banger Records.

Ed Banger Records’ latest signee Para One was last up, and kicked off his set with a couple of Strictly Rhythm gems from Todd Terry and the always outspoken DJ Sneak, before running through a classic house set with cuts from Romanthony, Paul Johnson, Cajmere and Thoman Bangalter.

Listen to the Ed Banger Essential mix on the BBC website here.

= Busy P =

Ghost Culture – Lucky [PHANTASY]
Breakbot – Back For More [ED BANGER RECORDS]
SebastiAn – Arabest [ED BANGER RECORDS]
Trevor Jackson – Rgbpm3 [PHONICA]
Gesaffelstein – The Voice [ED BANGER RECORDS]
Paperclip People – Oscillator [PLANET E]
Erol Alkan – A Hold On Love [PHANTASY]
Teddy Pendergrass – You Can’t Hide (Dimitri From Paris Disco Blend) [BBE]
Boston Bun – Paris Groove (Club Mix) [ED BANGER RECORDS]
Justice vs Simian Mobile Disco – Never Be Alone (DJ Hell’s Bavarian Gigolo Mix) [GIGOLO RECORDS]
Tiga – Louder Than A Bomb [DIFFERENT]
DJ Falcon – Together [ROULÉ]
Boys Noize – Donnastag [BNR]
Basement Jaxx – Same Old Show [XL RECORDINGS]
Motorbass – Flying Fingers [MOTORBASS]
Joakim – Come Into My Kitchen (Basement Dub) [VERSATILE RECORDS]
Riton – Lost In Sound [ED BANGER RECORDS]
DJ Mehdi – Pocket Piano (Brodinski Remix) [ED BANGER RECORDS]
Fulgeance – Gitem [ED BANGER RECORDS]
Para One – Wake Me Up [BECAUSE MUSIC]

= Cassius =

Unknown – Unknown [WHITE LABEL]
Ode – Rummel [WHITE LABEL]
Juliet Sikora – Larry’s Garage [KITTBALL RECORDS]
Sh*t Robot – Where It’s At (feat. Reggie Watts) (Johnny Aux Remix) [DFA RECORDS]
Basement Boys – God Help Those (Who Help Themselves) [BASEMENT BOYS RECORDS]
DJ Wild – Love Every Day [THE W LABEL]
Romanthony – Trust (Mia Dora Mix) [GLASGOW UNDERGROUND]
Cajmere – Feelin’ Kinda High [CAJUAL RECORDS]
Loco Dice – Carthago [COCOON RECORDINGS]
Funky Green Dogs – High Up [MURK RECORDS]
Larry Heard – The Sun Can Compare [ALLEVIATED RECORDS]

= Para One =

Kerri Chandler vs Green Velvet – Back To The Raw (Dark Vocal Mix) vs Preacher Man (Acapella) [DEEPLY ROOTED HOUSE]
Jovonn vs Chuck Roberts – Back To House (Ian Pooley’s New Dub) vs In The Beginning [UNDERGROUND SOLUTION]
Todd Terry – Can You Feel It [STRICTLY RHYTHM]
DJ Sneak – Compute [STRICTLY RHYTHM]
Cajmere – Percolator (Green Velvet Mix) [CAJUAL RECORDS]
George Morel – Let’s Groove [STRICTLY RHYTHM]
Mike Dunn – God Made Me Funky [SOLO RECORDINGS]
Club Style – Crazy Wild [DANCE MANIA]
The African Dream – All The Same Family [EIGHTBALL RECORDS]
Pop Rocks – Purple Jelly [ACID]
The Deep – Love Your Brother [BASENOTIC RECORDS]
Todd Edwards – Can’t You Believe [I! RECORDS]
Romanthony – Let Me Show You Love (Crooklyn Dub) [DECKS CLASSIX]
Hardrive – Deep Inside [STRICTLY RHYTHM]
Moodymann – U Can Dance If U Want 2 [KDJ]
Fix – Player’s Anthem [ELECTROFUNK RECORDS]
Thomas Bangalter vs Soundhack – Spinal Beats vs Untitled [ROULÉ]
Sound Stream – Good Soul [SOUND STREAM]
Submission – Women Beat Their Men (Cevin’s Peak Hour Dub) [VELOCITY RECORDINGS]
Paul Johnson – Hear The Music [PEACEFROG RECORDS]
Josh One – Contemplation (King Britt Funke Mix) [PROLIFICA]
Black Magic – Freedom (Make It Funky) (Color 1 On & On Strong Vocal Mix) [STRICTLY RHYTHM]
Para One & The South African Youth Choir – Elevation (Soul Mix) [ED BANGER RECORDS]

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.