Earlier this month Loadstar (one of our favorite duos) graced the BBC Radio 1's Essential Mix timeslot, putting on a clinic for their two-hour set. Maybe it's the junglist in us, but there's something about when a drum & bass act touches down on the Essential Mix. Especially acts like Loadstar or Alix Perez, guys who have been dabbling outside of drum & bass; they know how to tease these alternate sounds perfectly before dipping back into the dnb. Loadstar made sure to include gems like the Delta Heavy remix of DJ Fresh & Diplo's "Earthquake" alongside bits from Chase & Status, DC Breaks, TC, Noisia, RL Grime, and Funtcase. They even go in with a number of their own album cuts, as well as a host of more classic material from the dnb scene; not necessarily "old school," but some deeper cuts like "Aztec" Spor (aka Feed Me). One to sink your teeth into.


Dimension - Synth City [Cyantific]
Metrik - Drift [Viper Recordings]
DC Breaks - Proton [RAM Records]
Gemini - Graduation (Six Blade Remix)
Wilkinson - Crunch [RAM Records]
[unknown] - Untitled
LTJ Bukem - Atlantis (Marky & S.P.Y. Remix) [Goodlooking Records]
Noisia - Stigma [Vision Recordings]
Metrik - Freefall (VIP) [Viper]
Koven. - More Than You (DC Breaks Remix) [Viper]
Culture Shock - Ohrwurm [RAM Records]
Loadstar - Don't Wanna Be Alone [RAM Records]
TC - Vegas
Metrik - Out Of The Fire [Hospital]
Grafix - Just A Thought (Smooth Remix) (feat. Reija Lee) [Viper Recordings]
Hamilton - Give It To Me [RAM Records]
Alix Perez - The End Of Us (feat. Sabre & Sam Wills) [Shogun Audio]
Alix Perez - Annie's Song (feat. Sam Wills) [Shogun Audio]
Friction - Kingpin [Shogun]
Calyx - Elevate This Sound [RAM Records]
Sub Focus - Falling Down (xKore remix) [OWSLA]
Noisia - Program [Vision Recordings]
Wilkinson - Direction [RAM Records]
Frankee - Wonderland
Loadstar - Be There [RAM Records]
Gridlok - Standing Room Only [Violence Recordings]
Total Science - Hush Your Mouth
DJ Fresh - Signal
Alix Perez - Blueprint [Shogun Audio]
Loadstar - Boa [RAM Records]
Loadstar - Scorpio [RAM Records]
Mefjus - Blunt [Virus]
Loadstar - Drowning [RAM Records]
Krooked - All Night Long
CHORDS - Biting Point (VIP)
Loadstar - Step Outside
dBridge - True Romance [Metalheadz]
DC Breaks - Shaman [RAM Records]
Hive - Neo [Violence Recordings]
Audio - Nomads
Frankee - Black Heart
BTK - Try [V Recordings]
Optical - Long Stay
Prolix - Membrane [RAM Records]
Hazard - Digital Bumblebees
Loadstar - Black & White (Hamilton Remix) [RAM Records]
John B - Up All Night [Metalheadz]
Hamilton - Overdrive [RAM Records]
Chase & Status - No Problem [RAM Records]
Loadstar - Bomber (VIP)
DJ Fresh - The Power (Andy C Remix) (feat. Dizzee Rascal)
Knife Party - Internet Friends (VIP) [Earstorm/Big Beat]
Skrillex - Bug Hunt (Noisia Remix)
Loadstar - Give It To Me [RAM Records]
Astronaut - Pinball [RAM Records]
The McMash Clan - Dr Pill
Addison Groove - Hydropump [Gutterfunk]
Knife Party - EDM Death Machine (Edit)
Prodigy - Breathe [XL]
ShockOne - Lazerbeam (feat. Kyza & Metrik) [Viper]
Subfocus - Endorphins (Subfocus Remix)
Loadstar - Warrior [RAM Records]
Keaton - Bring It On [Violence Recordings]
The Prototypes - The Rage Within (feat. Takura) [Shogun]
Spor - Aztec [Shogun Audio]
Kove - Searching
Loadstar - On My Own
Dimension - Digital World (VIP)
Culture Shock - I Remember [RAM Records]
Kove - Open Your Eyes (The Prototypes Remix) [Cyantific Records]
Example - All the Wrong Places (Calyx & Teebee Remix)
Hamilton - Get Together [RAM Records]
Ram Trilogy - Titan [RAM Records]
Flux Pavilion - Do Or Die (Flosstradamus Remix)
The McMash Clan - Jericho [Circus Records]
Funtcase - Out For Da Milli [Circus Media]
Dilemn - Control Yourself [Audioporn]
Jay-Z - N*ggas in Paris (feat. Kanye West) [Roc-A-Fella]
Benny Benassi - Satisfaction (RL Grime Remix) [d:vision records]
Loadstar - Need You [RAM Records]
Loadstar - Losing You [RAM Records]
Millions Like Us - Behind You [Inspected Records]
Diplo - Earthquake
Diplo - Earthquake (Delta Heavy Remix)
Pegboard Nerds - High Roller (174 Edit)
Flosstradamus - Roll Up (Baauer Remix) [Mad Decent]
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic [Capitol]
Loadstar - Refuse to Love (Bobby Tank Remix) [RAM Records]
Daft Punk - Get Lucky (TC Remix) (feat. Pharrell Williams) [Columbia]
Birdy Nam Nam - Goin’ in (Skrillex Remix) [OWSLA]
Noisia - Dipolodocus (Kill The Noise Remix) [Mau5trap]
TC / Rockwell - Get Down Low / Back Again
Mind Vortex - Arc (VIP) [RAM Records]
Dimension - Basilica
DJ Fresh - Hot Right Now [Ministry of Sound]
Culture Shock - Trogolodyte [RAM Records]
Skrillex - Make It Bun Dem [Big Beat/OWSLA]
Wilkinson - Heartbeat (Mind Vortex Remix)
Wilkinson - Heartbeat (Calyx & Teebee Remix)
DC Breaks - Swag [RAM Records]
Krooked - Feel Your Pulse (Mind Vortex Remix) [Viper Recordings]
DC Breaks - Slugs
Knife Party - LRAD (The Prototypes Bootleg)
TC - Jump [DStyle]
MONSTA - Holdin’ On (Skrillex & Nero Remix)
Knife Party - Power Glove (174 Edit)
Sub Focus - Timewarp (VIP) [RAM Records]