James Blake makes an essential Essential Mix

By turns sludgy and soulful, James Blake's mix for Radio 1 is pretty damn good.

Following Jamie xx’s Essential Mix a couple of weeks back, the other J-named dubstep-ish star of the year takes his turn at the controls of Radio 1’s flagship mix show. As Pete Tong alludes at the beginning of the show, it’s a slow, smudgy, so-3am mix that takes in a somewhat surprising selection, from Salem to Snoop Dogg to Stevie Wonder. There are also a couple of ‘untitled’s from Mr James Blake too.

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James Blake Essential Mix tracklisting

Erik Satie Gnossienne No.5

James Blake Olivia Kept

James Blake Versus Drake Half Heat Full Versus Up All Night

James Blake Pan

SALEM Trapdoor

Snoop Dogg Drop it like it’s Not (Harmonimix)

[unknown] Unknown

Klaus Tarry

D’Angelo One mo’ Gin

[unknown] Sicko Cell

Blawan What You Do With What You Have

James Blake No More Than A Road (Dub)

James Blake At Birth (Dub)

The Chain Suffer For Your Art

Peverelist Roll With The Punches (Harmonimix)

[unknown] Navigator

OutKast Return of the G

Africa Hitech Out In The Street

DJ Nate 3 Peat

James Blake Deeds

Gavin Bryars Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets II

Gavin Bryars Three Elegies for Nine Clarinets III

Odi et Amo Johann Johannsson

Grouper Vessel

James Blake Untitled

James Blake Untitled

[unknown] What Was It

The Tallest Man on Earth Love Is All

SALEM Redlights

Rev. James Cleveland Jesus Saves

Trim Confidence Boost (Harmonimix)

James Blake Evening Fell Hard For Us

James Blake Placing Us

James Blake Words We Both Know

Arthur Russell Love Comes Back

Stevie Wonder You and I

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