Radio 1 names its 'Essential Mix of the Year'

This year, the honour goes to Berghain resident Ben Klock

2016 Jan 02     
2 Bit Thugs

The German techno don beat off stiff competition from Tale Of Us, DJ EZ, Maceo Plex and Nero, who were also nominated

The small hours of yesterday morning saw Pete Tong announce the winner of this year's 'Radio 1 Essential Mix of the Year' title, which is chosen by an unnamed panel of 'industry judges'. This year it was the turn of Berghain resident and Klockworks label boss Ben Klock to receive the honour, in recognition of the take-no-prisoners techno set he played for Tong's show on 10 October. So congratulations Mr Klock!

Klock is of course best known for having been resident at Berghain since 2004, but his winning Essential Mix was apparently recorded not in the legendary Berlin club but "on the road somewhere". Meanwhile, coming in second place were Italy's Tale Of Us, and Tong re-broadcast both mixes in full on his show on New Year's Day. Check out the BBC iPlayer page to hear them both.

Alternatively, if you don't have access to iPlayer then Klock's mix has been also reposted on Soundcloud by several people…





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