A little tip of the cap to Pete Tong and his team for their special Future Stars of 2013 series of the Essential Mix. Thus far they’ve entertained some real delights. Spawning from the really quite excellent French Express label, they kicked the year off with American DJ Perseus and Sweden’s Jonas Rathsman, who collectively provided a snapshot mix of what French Express are about. Go no further than Chris Malinchak’s ‘You’re So Good To Me’ to see how feel-good it is. The kind people at the super-hot label have crafted a non-BBC version, click here for the free download.
They’ve also invited two heavyweights from the UK bass scene down to partake, Duke Dumont and George Fitzgerald. Both continuing their rise to superstardom, their mixes are littered with names that are making waves in the underground electronic scene, and both are quite simply, essential listening.
Tomorrow night is the fourth and final part of the series and will feature Friction’s one-to-watch in the world of drum and bass, Metrik.