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Kid Koala20121109

Canadian DJ and graphic novelist Kid Koala takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of turntable trickery.

Born in Vancouver BC, Koala - known to his parents as Eric San - gained his nom de guerre whilst at university in Montreal, where his infamous mix tapes found their way into the hands of Ninja Tune who offered him a record deal.

Since his debut LP, 2000's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, he's toured with DJ Shadow, Beastie Boys and Bjork, been a sometime member of cult hip hop collective Deltron 3030 and even published a series of graphic novels.

His new album, 12 Bit Blues, sees him fuse a variety of 1920s blues recordings with his scratching and sampling aesthetic, creating a unique sonic stew.

Tonight, Koala drops by the 6 Mix studios to talk about the genesis of the album, his love of sampling and shows off his infamous turntablism skills.

The Orb - 200920090912

Legendary ambient pioneers The Orb takeover the 6 Mix on the eve of the release of their ninth studio album.

Founded by 'Dr' Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty in 1988, the Orb became pioneers of ambient techno, forging their own chillout sound after Cauty left to concentrate on his other band, the KLF.

Best known for their massive hits Little Fluffy Clouds and Perpetual Dawn, the band have continued to push the boundaries of electronic music over the last twenty years.

Following on from their acclaimed 6 Mix last year, Dr Alex Patterson plays some of his favourite dance records of all time, as well as playing and talking about the musical inspirations behind his new album Baghdad Batteries.

There's also a brand new sixty minute Orb mix in the final hour of the programme.

Ambient pioneers The Orb take over to mark the release of their ninth studio album.

X-press 2 - 220120129

Renowned UK house duo X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix for two hours of inspirations and current favourites, including material from their new album.

Rocky & Diesel first rose to underground prominence in 1993 with their tracks Muzik Express and London Xpress and later enjoyed mainstream success with their Number 2 smash Lazy, which featured David Byrne from Talking Heads.

Back in the studio after a year's break, the duo release their highly anticipated third album, The House Of X-Press 2, at the end of January. In this programme Rocky & Diesel play material from the new album, tracks that have inspired their productions alongside some current dancefloor favourites.

X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix with material from their new album.

6M20090502

Legendary DJ Andrew Weatherall hosts the first show in a new look 6 Mix, playing an eclectic selection of alternative music, from leftfield electro to rockabilly.

Weatherall - best known for his work with Primal Scream and Happy Mondays - as well as his international DJ career - will also be in the mix for 30 minutes of underground techno club tunes.

Legendary DJ Andrew Weatherall plays an eclectic selection of alternative electronic music

Legendary DJ Andrew Weatherall hosts the first show in a new look 6 Mix, playing an eclectic selection of alternative music, from leftfield electro to rockabilly.

  • weatherall - best known for his work with primal scream and happy mondays - as well as his international dj career - will also be in the mix for 30 minutes of underground techno club tunes

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    Legendary DJ Derrick May returns for the third instalment of his 6 Mix residency. Fresh from his New Years Eve DJ dates around Europe, the techno pioneer kicks of 2010 with a selection of the hottest beats from Detroit and beyond. Best known for his hit single 'Strings Of Life', Derrick has been the leading light of Detroit's electronic music scene for over two decades, working alongside musicians Kevin Saunderson and Juan Atikins to keep the Motor City's musical flag flying, as well as running his own label, Transmat recordings. For the third of his 6 Mix shows, Derrick will be broadcasting live from 6 Music's studios, sharing his favourite tunes and tales from 2009. In the last hour there will also be another one of Derrick's infamous 'May Day' club mixes, playing classic old skool club tunes alongside brand new music from around the world.

    6M20100109

    Electronic music expert Mark Jones hosts a special edition of the 6 Mix celebrating 6 Music bringing La Roux and Heaven 17 together for a unique musical collaboration. In the first hour of the show, Mark goes 'Back To The Phuture' with Heaven 17's Martyn Ware, talking about his musical upbringing in Sheffield and playing tracks which inspired him from Wendy Carlos, Frank Zappa and Kraftwerk. In the second hour of the show there's a guest mix from La Roux, with frontwoman Elly Jackson picking and talking about tracks with have inspired her including music from Japan, Yazoo and The Knife.

    6M20100130

    Electro expert and Wall Of Sound record label boss Mark Jones presents a special show celebrating 6 Music's unique collaboration between Gary Numan and Little Boots currently available on BBC TV's red button channel. The show features an in-depth interview between Gary and Mark first broadcast in November 2009, discussing Numan's work as a synth pioneer and the reissue of his landmark 1979 album 'The Pleasure Principle' featuring the massive hit single 'Cars'. Gary also picks music which influenced and inspired him from David Bowie, T Rex Nine Inch Nails. Alongside Gary's interview, Mark delves into the BBC archive to play out Little Boots' 6 Mix from August 2008. Boots - AKA Blackpool's Victoria Hesketh - went on to be voted No.1 in the BBC's Sound of 2009 poll and have hit singles with 'New In Town' and 'Remedy.' This was the first ever mix she did for BBC radio and features tunes from the Black Ghosts and Hercules And Love Affair.

    6M20100502

    6 Mix celebrates the May Day weekend with a brand new mix from techno pioneer Derrick May.

    Derrick - best known for his 1987 dance anthem Strings of Life under the name Rhythim Is Rhythim - has been an iconic name on the techno scene for over twenty years, DJing worldwide to a devoted fan base.

    Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, May's work - alongside fellow DJs Juan Atkins and Inner City's Kevin Saunderson - has provided the catalyst for a number of producers worldwide.

    In his latest 6 Music show Derrick plays a selection of tunes which have influenced and inspired him including tracks by Brian Eno, Peven Everett and Model 500.

    There's also a brand new 'Mayday' club mix featuring hot new material from his label - Transmat Recordings - and a selection of tracks of Derrick's favourite album of 2010 so far; Gil Scott Heron's 'I'm New Here.'.

    6M20100620

    Dave Pearce presents a 6 Mix special charting the history of the Street Sounds compilation albums which dominated UK dance music in the early 1980s.

    Started in 1982 by London based Streetwave Records as a way for people to get hold of expensive, rare dance and hip-hop 12 inch records only in available in the USA, Streetsounds compilation albums bought previously underground music onto Britain's high streets with a new album every three month.

    Street Sounds compilations soon became essential for anyone into hip hop, house, rare groove or electro music, at a time when the British charts were dominated by the New Romantic bands like Visage and Spandau Ballet.

    Founder Morgan Khan licensed early tracks from Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaatta and The Fatback Back as well as opening the doors for US labels like Def Jam and Profile recordings, at a time when the UK music industry was still a closed shop for anyone but the traditional major labels.

    Morgan Khan joins Dave in the studio to tell the incredible story of how a Hong Kong-born Indian who grew up in 1970s London came to be so influential in the early days of dance music and how Street Sounds helped bring hip hop and electronic music to the mainstream.

    Dave and Morgan also play and talk about seminal tracks from the Street Sounds back catalogue including D-Train, Scott La Rock, Roy Ayers and Todd Terry.

    Dave Pearce charts the history of the Street Sounds compilation albums.

    6M20100718

    Dave Pearce meets stadium dance band Faithless to talk about their life in electronic music.

    Best known for their massive hits 'Insomnia' and 'God Is A DJ', the group - AKA Sister Bliss, Maxi Jazz and producer Rollo, recently released their brand new album 'The Dance', featuring collaborations with Blancmange, Dido and remixes from Tiesto and Armin Van Burren.

    They also have a busy summer of festivals lined up after a rapturously received performance at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

    Dave, who was the first person to play Faithless on BBC Radio 1 back in 1995, meets Maxi and Blissy to talk about their career, their new album and what draw them to electronic music.

    On the way the band pick tracks which have which influenced and inspired them to make music over the last 30 years from the likes of Underworld, Human League, Eric B and Rakim and Donna Summer.

    In the last half hour, there's a chance to hear a classic live performance from the group, first recorded for BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in 2010.

    Dave Pearce meets Faithless to talk about their life in dance music.

    6M20100725

    Four Tet - aka producer and DJ Keiran Hebden - takes over 6 Music for his first 6 Mix since 2008.

    One of the UK's most respected electronic producers, Keiran started making music with post-rock band Fridge back in the mid 1990s, before putting out his first music as Four Tet in 1998.

    Since then he's released a number of critically acclaimed albums, collaborated with Burial and late jazz legend Steve Reid, as well as remixing the likes of Aphex Twin and Radiohead.

    He released his critically acclaimed new album 'There Is Love In You' in January this year, and this week releases a new single 'Angel Echoes' , featuring remixes from Caribou amongst others.

    Four Tet has also been busy on the summer festival circuit playing Glastonbury and T In The Park, with shows lined up for Reading/Leeds Festival and Bestival for August and September.

    In his latest 6 Mix, he plays music which has inspired him from James Holden and Roberto Donnini alongside current favourites from Luke Abbot and Rocketnumbernine.

    Support comes from a guest mix by electronic duo Silver Columns.

    The band, who are the side project of the Pictish Trail and Kieran Hebden's former partner in Fridge, Adem, released their debut album 'Yes And Dance' earlier this year, and provide a mix of electronic influenced alternative sounds.

    Four Tet - aka Keiran Hebden - takes over for his first 6 Mix since 2008.

    6M20100801

    The winners of the 2009 Studio Radio Awards prize for 'Best Specialist Music Programme' - Radio Clubfoot - take over the 6 Mix for a special show.

    Hosted by Will Gilgrass and Ashley Sykes from Nottingham University, where it was broadcast on student radio station URN, 'Radio Clubfoot' fought off tough competition to win 'Best Specialist Music Programme' at the Student Radio Awards last November, judged by a prestigious industry voting panel including 6 Music's Steve Lamacq.

    On its first outing on national radio, the Clubfoot team play a mix of upfront new dance music, from house to dustep via jump-up electro and new techno.

    They'll also be an upfront guest mix and a selection the Clubfoot teams biggest tunes from their run on student radio.

    Student Radio Award-winners Radio Clubfoot take over the 6 Mix for a special show.

    6M20100808

    Iconic DJ Andrew Weatherall returns for the latest part of his 6 Mix residency.

    One of Britain's best known DJs from the past two decades, Andrew has worked with artists from Primal Scream to Beth Orton, and is currently in the studio working on the follow up to his solo album ' A Pox on The Pioneers', slated for release this autumn.

    Fresh back from DJing at the Big Chill Festival in Herefordshire on Saturday night, Andrew plays an eclectic selection of music, from folk to rockabilly, via dub and minimal techno as well as new work fresh from his Rotters Golf Club studio in East London.

    In the final 30 minutes of the show, Andrew throws opens the doors to his 'Sunday night disco' featuring a live 30 minute mix of upfront new dance music alongside some of his tried and test favourites.

    Andrew Weatherall plays an eclectic selection of music.

    6M20100822

    DJ Ali B brings his future funk to BBC 6 Music.

    A former resident of London's Fabric nightclub, Ali started his career working at the Blue Note club before going to work as a promoter and DJ in mainstream dance music.

    He became heavily involved in the breaks scene before returning to his first love; funk.

    His weekly night at London's Paradise club has become a hot ticket and in the last year he's played at the Burning Man festival in America and the Winter Olympics in Canada.

    In his latest 6 Mix show, Ali plays an eclectic mix of tracks from the last thirty years of music given a fresh and funky twist with modern production.

    DJ Ali B brings his future funk to BBC 6 Music, playing an eclectic mix of tracks.

    6M20100829

    In a special 6 Mix, Dave Pearce meets Andy Cato and Tom Findlay from Groove Armada to talk about their life in dance music.

    One of the biggest dance acts in the UK, Groove Armada recently packed out the John Peel stage at Glastonbury and release a new single, History, featuring Will Young on vocals, at the end of this month.

    The duo, who have had massive hits over the last decade with 'Superstyling', 'I See You Baby' and 'At The River', tell Dave about how they met and their musical journey, which has taken them from Ibiza to the US and back to the UK; curating their own festival, 'Lovebox' and releasing their 80s inspired new album 'Black Light'.

    Tom and Andy also play the tracks which inspired them to make dance music, including tunes by Roxy Music, Adonis, A Guy Called Gerald and Daft Punk.

    In the final 30 minutes of the programme there's another chance to hear an extract from their 2004 Essential Mix, first broadcast on BBC Radio 1.

    Dave Pearce talks to Groove Armada about their life in dance music.

    6M20100919

    The disco train rides again as DJ Marc Hughes returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    Marc - a Ministry Of Sound resident who's recently DJed across Russia and Brazil - plays the best in old skool house from the last thirty years, alongside his favourite disco tunes in a 40 minute sweep of glitterball action.

    In the last half hour Marc will be in the mix, playing an upfront up selection of club music tried and tested on his DJ travels.

    Marc Hughes returns to with a selection deep disco and classic house tunes.

    6M20101017

    Journalist Sean Adams celebrates a decade of his influential website, Drowned in Sound.

    Started in 2000 after the closure of rock weekly 'Melody Maker' left a hole in the market for alternative music coverage, Drowned In Sound quickly became the go-to destination for anyone into up and coming new bands.

    In this show Sean - who is now also a regular writer for the Sunday Times - discusses the genesis of the site, how its rise coincided with digital revolution in music distribution and his musical and personal highlights of the last decade.

    Sean also shares the highlights from Drowned In Sound's 10th birthday celebrations, which includes gigs by Male Bonding and No Age, and plays a selection of the tunes which have soundtracked the site's existence including At The Drive In, Health, Bat For Lashes and The Stills.

    Sean Adams celebrates a decade of his influential website Drowned In Sound.

    6M20111002

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture.

    A much loved and respected figure on the UK electronic music circuit, Erol's early noughties club night Trash was recently named number 43 in the Guardian's 50 Key Events In the History Of Dance Music supplement.

    This summer he's been busy playing festivals all over the world from Glastonbury to Bestival, as well as catching everyone's ears with his rework of Metronomy's summer anthem, The Bay.

    He's also collaborated with 6 Music's very own Jarvis Cocker and Boys Noize on a track called Avalanche, using the lyrics to Leonard Cohen's Terminal Velocity, which saw Jarvis and Erol both playing at London's Fabric nightclub in September.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club.

    In the final 30 minutes, Erol's Mystery Mix returns, with a secret selection of future floorfillers which could well be the soundtrack to 2012's festival season.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix with a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass.

    6M20111030

    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency, exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly plays a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box, alongside discoveries from his DJ travels.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency.

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    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

    6M20120311

    Tom Findlay from Groove Armada takes to the 6 Mix decks to celebrate 6 Music's 10th birthday.

    Tom Findlay and Andy Cato formed Groove Armada in the mid-90s and are well known for tracks such as 1999's I See You Baby and the Grammy nominated Superstylin'. Having released eight albums in their career so far, this year marks the 10th anniversary their album Lovebox; so who better to provide the 6 Music birthday party soundtrack!

    Tom takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of party tunes and dance floor classics, with a couple of rarities thrown in for good measure.

    Tom Findlay from Groove Armada takes to the 6 Mix decks to celebrate 6 Music's birthday.

    6M20120318

    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly plays a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box, alongside discoveries from his DJ travels.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix.

    6M20130621

    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix.

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    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix.

    6M20140530

    Another 6 Mix Resident takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, returns to the 6 Mix for two hours of sublime selections.

    Born in London, Kieran Hebden formed the band Fridge, whilst at school, with friends Adem Ilhan and Sam Jeffers. The trio released their first album in 1997 on Output Recordings. The following year, Hebden started to release under the Four Tet moniker and last year saw his 7th full length Four Tet album, Beautiful Rewind, released on his own Text Records imprint.

    Aside from his solo works, he has collaborated with a whole host of musicians and producers, noticeably with the late jazz drummer Steve Reid, Burial and Thom Yorke and has remixed a whole host of artists such as The xx, Bloc Party, Beth Orton, Battles and Radiohead.

    This year has seen collaborations with Martyn, Terror Danjah and most recently, a film composition for a film project by Sofia Mattioli, alongside 6 Mix resident Jamie xx and Koreless.

    In this programme Four Tet takes over the 6 Mix for 120 minutes, playing some rare gems and new favourites.

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    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

    6M*20100306

    Andrew Weatherall returns to 6 Music, taking on experimental electronic duo F Buttons in a 6 Mix Soundclash.

    F Buttons - who formed at art school in Bristol in 2004 - went on to sign to All Tomorrow's Parties records and released their critically acclaimed second album 'Tarot Sport at the end of 2009.

    The album was produced by Weatherall, who has also worked with Primal Scream as well as carving out a reputation as one of the most in demand techno DJs in the word.

    In this special show they discuss how they met and ended up collaborating, as well as playing the music which influenced the record from experimental techno to electro pop.

    There's also a hot new dubplate direct from Weatherall's 'Rotters Golf Club' studio.

    DJ Andrew Weatherall takes on electronic duo F Buttons in a 6 Mix Soundclash.

    6M25 Years Of Shoom20121130

    Dave Pearce talks to DJ Danny Rampling about the 25th anniversary of his seminal acid house club night, Shoom.

    One of the UK's best-known club nights, Shoom was inspired by Rampling's trip to Ibiza in the summer of 1987 with his friends Nicky Holloway, Trevor Fung and Paul Oakenfold. Inspired by the "Balearic" DJing style of legendary Ibiza selector Alfredo, who they heard play for the first time that summer, Rampling and his wife Jenni decided to create a club night similar to those they'd experienced on the White Isle in the UK. Shoom began in a south London warehouse in the autumn of 1987 and swiftly became the epicentre of a new genre of music known as "acid house".

    Alongside Holloway's night The Trip, Oakenfold's Spectrum night and the Hacienda in Manchester, Shoom bought acid sounds to a whole new audience and played a key role in the explosion of dance culture in the UK. Although it closed its doors for the final time in 1990, Shoom left a lasting legacy on UK dance culture, and inspired some of the biggest names in electronic music from Derrick May to David Guetta.

    In this special 6 Mix, Dave Pearce talks to Rampling about Shoom, its legacy 25 years on, and plays the music which inspired and soundtracked the club.

    6M40 Years Of Philadelphia International With Dave Pearce2011082820110903

    Dave Pearce goes back to his soul-boy roots as he celebrates 40 years of Philadelphia International Records.

    Founded by writing and production duo Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff in 1971, the label became known for its trademark soulful disco sound, producing hits for The Three Degrees, McFadden & Whitehead and Teddy Pendergrass.

    Its catalogue became a staple of the British rare groove scene during the early 1980s and it also played an important role in the creation of house music, with DJs like Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles spinning their tunes in the legendary Paradise Garage.

    As the label enters its forth decade, Dave is joined by journalist Ralph Tee - author of 'Who's Who in Soul Music' and compiler of 'The Philadelphia International Box Set' - to dig through some of its finest moments and forgotten gems, from The O'Jays to MFSB, via Lou Rawls, Dexter Wansel and Archie Bell & The Dells.

    Dave and Ralph also discuss the genesis of the Philly groove, its impact on dance music through the years and, how four decades on, its catalogue is being reworked for today's dancefloors by artists like Dimitri from Paris.

    Dave Pearce and Ralph Tee celebrate 40 years of Philadelphia International Records.

    6M6 Mixmas With Orbital20111225

    Legendary dance duo Orbital bring some Christmas cheer to the 6 Mix with two hours of musical delights.

    Best known for seminal dance tunes, including Chime and Halcyon, Orbital reformed in 2009 after a five year hiatus, headlining festivals all over the world including the Big Chill Festival and Get Loaded In The Park.

    In this programme they play their favourite choices of 2011, some electronic classics and also the music which has inspired their new album, which is due out next spring.

    Dance duo Orbital bring some Christmas cheer to the 6 Mix.

    6M6 Music Festival: Gilles Peterson And Four Tet20150227

    6 Music Festival Late saw Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Four Tet and Jamie xx take over The Boiler Shop in Newcastle for an after hours party.

    In this programme, we press play on Gilles Peterson and Four Tet's DJ sets - expect an eclectic selection!

    6M6 Music Festival: Mary Anne Hobbs And Jamie Xx20150306

    6 Music Festival Late saw Gilles Peterson, Mary Anne Hobbs, Four Tet and Jamie xx take over The Boiler Shop in Newcastle for an after hours party.

    In this programme, we press play on Mary Anne Hobbs and Jamie xx's DJ sets - expect everything from disco to dub.

    6M6mas 6 Mix Special20091224

    DJ and 6 Mix resident Andrew Weatherall presents three of the best mix sets broadcast on the 6 Mix during 2009.

    Belgium DJ duo 2 Many DJs go 'Back To Chicago' for an hour of body jacking, acid house classics, first broadcast in July 2009.

    Phil Hartnoll from Orbital then digs deep into the crates for an Old Skool electro mix featuring Kid Frost, Afrika Bambaataa and Roxanne Shante originally aired in August this year.

    Finally Detroit legend Derrick May provides a final hour of uptempo house classics from Hamilton Bohannon, Lil Louis and KC Flight alongside new music direct from Michigan based Greg Gow ,in his seminal, rare club set broadcast in July 2009.

    6MAdrian Sherwood2012012220120128

    takes over the 6 Mix to celebrate 30 years of On U Sound Records, playing early label classics and some brand new releases.

    Primarily associated with the sound of dub, the label's heritage is far broader, with many of its artists having backgrounds in punk & post-punk, industrial, hip-hop and funk.

    In this special programme label head-honcho Adrian Sherwood digs deep in to the imprint's back catalogue to bring a selection of classic On U Sound releases, some rare unreleased tracks and exclusive material from Adrian's new album, which is coming out later in the year.

    Adrian Sherwood celebrates 30 years of On U Sound Records.

    Adrian Sherwood takes over the 6 Mix to celebrate 30 years of On U Sound Records, playing early label classics and some brand new releases.

    6MAdrian Sherwood & Pinch20150206

    Sonic pioneers Adrian Sherwood and Pinch take over the 6 Music airwaves for a two hour journey in to dub and beyond, following their new collaborative album.

    The new release, Late Night Endless, is the result of a two-year partnership between the two producers. Sherwood has graced the 6 Mix decks before and is known for his pioneering label On-U Sound. Primarily associated with the sound of dub, On-U Sound's heritage is far broader, with many of its artists having backgrounds in punk and post-punk, industrial, hip-hop and funk. The other half of the collaboration is Pinch, real name Rob Ellis, who was an instrumental figure in the early dubstep scene and still remains one of the most prominent figures. The duo released their first two singles in 2013, which has paved the way for a full album.

    In this programme, the duo take over the 6 Music airwaves for a two hour journey in to dub and beyond.

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    French electro duo Air take over on the 6 Mix.

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    returns to the 6 Mix decks to play new tunes and old rarities.

    Andrew Weatherall returns to the 6 Mix decks and delves into his music collection to play two hours of new tunes and old rarities.

    Andrew Weatherall returns to the 6 Mix decks to play new tunes and old rarities.

    6MAndrew Weatherall20130104

    Iconic DJ Andrew Weatherall returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    For two hours, and with the help of his trusty turntables, he helps you come down from the Christmas festivities.

    One of Britain's best loved DJs, Andrew has been busy touring the world with Primal Scream celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their seminal album Screamadelica.

    In the first 6 Mix of 2013, Andrew plays an eclectic selection of music, from folk to rockabilly, via dubby, leftfield beats.

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    presents the 6 Mix.

    's name is one of the most widely regarded in British electronic music by those who have helped define it - Terry Farley, Paul Oakenfold and New Order to name a few.

    Beginning his career as a journalist and starting the 'Boy's Own' fanzine, he met Danny Rampling while DJing in North London and was invited to be a resident at his legendary Shoom nights. His reputation continued to grow and as a producer he remixed tracks for the likes of Bjork and Manic Street Preachers, has released his own tracks on various labels including Warp, and along with Primal Scream won the first ever Mercury Music Prize for 'Screamadelica'.

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    The 6 Mix is taken over by DJ Andrew Weatherall and Richard Fearless from Death In Vegas.

    Iconic DJ Andrew Weatherall returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency and brings along a special guest, Richard Fearless from Death In Vegas.

    One of Britain's best loved DJs, Andrew has been busy touring the world with Primal Scream celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their seminal album Screamadelica.

    He has also been remixing the likes of Toddla T and Death In Vegas whose frontman, Richard Fearless, joins him on a two hour journey of sonic wonders.

    The band, which was formed in 1994 by Fearless and Steve Hellier, released their 5th studio album, Trans-Love Energies this year.

    In this programme Richard plays the music that has inspired him, past and present, from the dubby delights of King Tubby to Throbbing Gristle.

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    Andrew Weatherall speaks to On U Sound label boss Adrian Sherwood.

    As part of 6 Music Celebrates: 50 Years of Jamaican Independence, Andrew Weatherall speaks to Adrian Sherwood, boss of legendary dub label On U Sound.

    Primarily associated with the sound of dub, the label's heritage is far broader, with many of its artists having backgrounds in punk and post-punk, industrial, hip-hop and funk.

    In this special programme, label head-honcho Adrian Sherwood talks to Andrew Weatherall about the music that has influenced his career. The pair dig deep in to their record collections to bring a selection of classic releases, rarities and exclusive material from Adrian's new album, which is coming out at the end of the month.

    6MAndrew Weatherall And Terry Farley2012042020120429

    As part of BBC 6 Music Celebrates Dance Culture, Andrew Weatherall chats to Terry Farley.

    As 6 Music Celebrates: Dance Culture, Andrew Weatherall chats to Terry Farley.

    The duo started the now notorious Boy's Own fanzine in 1986, which commented on the slang, the parties, the tunes and the humour of the acid house days, and which also lead to the creation of the label Junior Boys Own. This imprint specialised in dance music and put out records by Orbital and Dig Your Own Hole by The Chemical Brothers, which celebrates 15 years this year.

    Terry began making productions with Andy Weatherall, Hugo Nicholson and Pete Heller under the name Bocca Juniors. He later teamed up with Pete Heller and has gone on to re-mix many of the world's leading artists and singers: everyone from U2 to New Order; to the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream at the height of Balearica. He has also produced Kylie Minogue, The Farm and M People.

    In this special show, Andrew Weatherall has a dig though Terry Farley's record collection and the pair chat about the music that has made an impact on their careers.

    6MAndrew Weatherall On Screamadelica2010112120110103

    DJ Andrew Weatherall hosts a special 6 Mix, discussing his role as producer of Primal Scream's seminal 'Screamadelica' album.

    Since its release in 1991, 'Screamadelica' has cemented its reputation as a classic of its genre, carving out a fresh new sound for alternative music and even being honoured with its own, limited edition, postage stamp.

    As the band prepare to play the album in its entirety for the first time since its release 19 years ago, Weatherall is joined by singer Bobby Gillespie and guitarist Andrew Innes to discuss the 'Screamadelica' years and how they came to fuse rock music with the emerging rave culture of the time.

    Andrew and the band tell the story of the album, from meeting through Heavenly Records' Jeff Barratt in the late 1980s, to their discovery of acid house music, the record's release in 1991 and the hedonistic period of touring and partying which followed.

    They also discuss the eventful recording sessions in Innes' Hackney studio, the experiments with early sampling technology which led to it's key track, 'Loaded' and what it was about the combination of Weatherall and the Primals' which generated such a special record.

    Alongside this, Andrew and the band play a selection of the music they listened to during the recording sessions, from house to dub via Miles Davis, John Coltrane and Big Star, and talk about the forthcoming Screamadelica shows and the challenges of recreating an album which Gillespie claims, they "never actually played half of the tracks live'.

    DJ Andrew Weatherall and Bobby Gillespie discuss Primal Scream's Screamadelica album.

    DJ Andrew Weatherall hosts a special 6 Mix, discussing his role as producer of Primal Scream's seminal 'Screamadelica' album and playing the tunes which inspired the album.

    As the band prepare to play the album in its entirety for the first time since its release 19 years ago with Weatherall as DJ,

    Andrew, with the help of notes from singer Bobby Gillespie, delves into his record collection to pick out some of the music they were listening to between 1989 to 1991.

    Weatherall plays tunes by Jah Wobble, Public Image LTD, Chairman Of the Board and Suicide, and talks about how tunes by Can, Isaac Hayes and more soundtracked the studio sessions, the gigs and late nights on the tourbus afterwards.

    He also sets the scene of how post-rock, dance and soul collided to inform Screamadelica's unique sonic.

    Andrew Weatherall plays music which inspired Primal Scream and he to create Screamadelica.

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    DJ Andrew Weatherall hosts a special 6 Mix, discussing his role as producer of Primal Scream's seminal 'Screamadelica' album and playing the tunes which inspired the album.

    Since its release in 1991, 'Screamadelica' has cemented its reputation as a classic of its genre, carving out a fresh new sound for alternative music and even being honoured with its own, limited edition, postage stamp.

    As the band prepare to play the album in its entirety for the first time since its release 19 years ago with Weatherall as DJ,

    Andrew, with the help of notes from singer Bobby Gillespie, delves into his record collection to pick out some of the music they were listening to between 1989 to 1991.

    Weatherall plays tunes by Jah Wobble, Public Image LTD, Chairman Of the Board and Suicide, and talks about how tunes by Can, Isaac Hayes and more soundtracked the studio sessions, the gigs and late nights on the tourbus afterwards.

    He also sets the scene of how post-rock, dance and soul collided to inform Screamadelica's unique sonic.

    DJ Andrew Weatherall hosts a special 6 Mix.

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    Iconic DJ Andrew Weatherall returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    One of Britain's best loved DJs, Andrew has just finished touring the UK with Primal Scream celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their seminal album Screamadelica.

    In his latest 6 Mix show, Andrew plays an eclectic selection of music, from folk to rockabilly, via dubby, leftfield beats as well as new work and remixes fresh from his Rotters Golf Club studio in East London.

    In the final 30 minutes of the show, Andrew throws opens the doors to his 'Sunday night disco' featuring a live 30 minute mix of upfront new dance music from balearic beats to techno bangers.

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    Iconic DJ Andrew Weatherall returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    One of Britain's best loved DJs, Andrew has been busy touring the world with Primal Scream celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their seminal album Screamadelica as well as remixing the likes of Toddla T and Death In Vegas In his latest 6 Mix show, Andrew plays an eclectic selection of music, from folk to rockabilly, via dubby, leftfield beats as well as new work and remixes fresh from his Rotters Golf Club studio in East London.

    In the final 30 minutes of the show, Andrew throws opens the doors to his 'Sunday night disco' featuring a live 30 minute mix of upfront new dance music.

    DJ Andrew Weatherall returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

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    Iconic DJ Andrew Weatherall returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    One of Britain's best loved DJs, Andrew was thrust back into the public eye last November by Primal Scream, when they performed their Weatherall-produced magnum opus - Screamadelica - live for the first time in full.

    Since then Andrew has been the subject of an internet fan campaign to get him a weekly radio show and has confirmed he'll be the Primals' tour DJ when they take Screamadelica on the road over the UK this spring, celebrating its twentieth anniversary.

    In his latest 6 Mix show, Andrew plays an eclectic selection of music, from folk to rockabilly, via dub and minimal techno as well as new work and remixes fresh from his Rotters Golf Club studio in East London.

    In the final 30 minutes of the show, Andrew throws opens the doors to his 'Sunday night disco' featuring a live 30 minute mix of upfront new dance music from balearic beats to techno bangers.

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    DJ Andrew Weatherall takes over the 6 Mix for two hours with a strictly vinyl-only playlist.

    In the past year, Andrew has been busy touring the world with Primal Scream, celebrating the twentieth anniversary of their seminal album Screamadelica; as well as remixing the likes of Toddla T and Death In Vegas.

    Andrew delves into his music collection to play two hours of brand new music with only the help of his trusty turntables.

    Andrew Weatherall takes over the 6 Mix for two hours with a strictly vinyl-only playlist.

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    Two of the bands destined to top the critics' lists of 2010's best albums - The Arcade Fire and The National - take over the 6 Mix.

    Arcade Fire multi instrumentalist Richard Reed-Parry and brothers Aaron & Bryce Dessner who play guitar and bass in The National have been long-term friends since meeting on the American alt-rock circuit, regularly appearing on the same festival bills worldwide.

    Both acts released new albums in 2010 - Arcade Fire with 'The Suburbs' and The National with 'High Violet', the latter winning Q Magazine's coveted 'Album of 2010' award last month.

    Their friendship was cemented when Richard from the Arcade Fire contributed to a number of songs on The National's latest LP, most notably playing double bass and guitar on 'Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks', and doing the vocal harmony arrangement on 'Conversation 16'.

    In this special 6 Mix, Richard, Aaron and Bryce team up to play a selection of music which has inspired and soundtracked their friendship along with some of their favourite new music from 2010.

    Richard from Arcade Fire plus Aaron and Bryce from The National take over the 6 Mix.

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    DJ and producer Ashley Beedle takes over the 6 Mix.

    A stalwart of the London club scene since the late 1980s, where he made his name as an acid house DJ, Ashley went on to form Xpress 2 with musical partners Rocky And Diesel, having club hits with 'Musik Xpress', 'Raise Your Hands' and a number one single featuring David Byrne; 'Lazy'.

    Since then Ashley has collaborated with dub legend Horace Andy, remix Bob Marley and this month releases his latest album, MAVIS, featuring guest vocals from Ed Harcourt, Sarah Cracknell from Saint Etienne and 6 Music's own Cerys Matthews.

    In his 6 Mix, Ashley plays tunes which have influenced his sound from reggae to acid house and shares his clubbing memories, as well as talking about how those records have influenced his Mavis project.

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    DJ and producer Will Saul talks to Midland and Dusky, two acts who've had a big few years on the Aus Music label, about their musical influences and inspirations before all of them go back to back for an hour on the 6 Mix decks.

    Celebrating it's 10th birthday this year, Aus Music was the brainchild of Will Saul, who also founded the imprint's sister label Simple Records and Ninja Tune artist, Fink. Aside from his DJing, Will is also an A&R and producer, having remixed for Little Dragon, Scuba, Fink, Pearson Sound, and The Juan Maclean to name just a few. He was also a resident at the legendary End club in London for many years before it closed it's doors in 2009.

    Aus Music is home to a diverse roster of artists, having released music by Appleblim, Joy Orbison, George Fitzgerald and Deetron, with the focus being to release more experimental and leftfield sounds to Simple. Having enjoyed a particularly strong few years, the label was voted in xlr8r magazine's Top 10 labels of 2012 and its releases are a firm favourite of 6 Mix Residents Groove Armada, who recently said it was their favourite label, and has been supported by other regulars such as X-Press 2 and Ben Watt.

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    A double bill of future house with Azari & III and Nicolas Jaar.

    6 Mix explores the world of future house with mixes from two artists that are pushing the boundaries, Azari & III and Nicolas Jaar.

    In the first hour Toronto quartet Azari & III take over the programme to bring their unique blend of eerie melodies and throbbing grooves to the 6 Mix.

    The foursome have received notoriety after the release of their early singles, Reckless (With Your Love) and Hungry For The Power, coupled with a Friendly Fires collaboration and remixes for Robyn, Cut Copy and Booka Shade.

    Here they play a collection of music that has shaped their sound, past and present.

    The second hour comes from New York based producer Nicolas Jaar.

    The young artist, who spent most of his childhood growing up in Chile, released his debut EP at the age of 17 on the renowned Wolf & Lamb label.

    After that, a series of singles followed including material on his own imprint and he was feted in the independent press after the release of his first album Space Is Only Noise earlier this year.

    Here Jaar plays the music that has influenced his sonically diverse offerings.

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    Dave Pearce and DJ Slipmatt go back to 1992 for an old-skool rave session.

    BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates: Dance Culture this April. So grab your glowsticks, your smiley face T-shirt and delve in to the world of rave with Dave Pearce, as he talks to Slipmatt.

    Slipmatt began DJing in 1989 at the legendary Raindance raves and later that year joined forces with DJ Lime to form SL2. The duo were responsible for some of the biggest anthems of the time including DJs Take Control and 1992's Number two hit On A Ragga Tip.

    In this special programme, Dave Pearce and Slipmatt rewind the clocks to explore some of the biggest tunes that got dancefloors and muddy fields moving in the early 90s.

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    Chris Baio from Vampire Weekend takes to the 6 Mix decks to showcase his new musical project Baio.

    Following the release of Sunburn, the debut EP under this new project, Baio takes control of the 6 Mix for two hours. He plays some of his musical inspirations, from David Bowie to Four Tet.

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    Post rock polymaths Battles take over the 6 Mix to play a selection of experimental music which has shaped their unique sound.

    Formed in Brooklyn, New York, in 2002, Battles released a series of acclaimed underground EPs before signing to Warp Records in 2006.

    Their debut album Mirrors was released in the following year and the band soon built up a reputation for playing fearsome and energetic live shows.

    In this special 6 Mix, bassist Dave Konopka and drummer John Stainer take over the show to play the music which has influenced and inspired Battles' sound including tracks from Rush, The Pixies and Bow Wow Wow.

    They also discuss their love of Krautrock and experimental artists like Ricardo Villalobos and how electronic music artists such as Liquid Liquid and 808 State which have help shaped their unique sonic textures.

    The band tell the story behind their new album Gloss Drop and how they eneded up collaborating with electronic legend Gary Numan on its stand out track 'My Machines.'.

    Post rock polymaths Battles take over the 6 Mix.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns for the second edition of his 6 Mix residency, exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly, Ben was formerly half of acoustic duo Everything But The Girl before a life threatening illness led him to experience a damascene conversion to dance music in the late 1990s.

    After a busy 2010 celebrating Buzzin Fly's 50th single release and releasing his partner Tracey Thorn's solo album.

    Ben kicks of 2011 with a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box.

    They'll also be some of his tips on who to watch out for across the electronic music spectrum in 2011.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns for the second edition of his 6 Mix residency.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency, exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly, Ben has recently been DJing in New York and released records by Tevo Howard and Flowers and Sea Creatures.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Ben plays a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box, alongside discoveries from his DJ travels.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency, exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly, Ben has recently been DJing with Snoretex and Tevo Howard and well as releasing a new track by his partner Tracey Thorn, remixed by up-and-coming band Clock Opera, for Record Store Day.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Ben plays a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box, alongside discoveries from his DJ travels.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns for his first 6 Mix of 2012, exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly plays a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box, alongside discoveries from his DJ travels.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns for his first 6 Mix of 2012.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency, exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly plays a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box, alongside discoveries from his DJ travels.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns for his first 6 Mix of 2012, exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns for his first 6 Mix of 2012.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix for the next instalment of his residency exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, past and present.

    The head of a pioneering deep house label and club night plays a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box, alongside discoveries from his DJ travels.

    Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label Buzzin' Fly, Ben has become a well-known DJ worldwide and established his label as one of the most credible underground imprints in the world.

    Recently Ben has been involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including overseeing the re-issues of his former band Everything But The Girl's early albums; releasing a brand new EP from Montreal's Flowers And Sea Creatures; and running his own lyric and songwriting workshops.

    He's also found time to contribute to his partner Tracey Thorn's forthcoming Christmas album, which is due out next month.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Ben goes on a journey through downtempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop and classics from his personal collection.

    Ben Watt returns with his personal selection of leftfield dance and electronic music.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label Buzzin' Fly, Ben has become a well-known DJ worldwide and established his label as one of the most credible underground imprints in the world.

    Recently Ben has been involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities. These include overseeing the re-issues of his former band Everything But The Girl's early albums; releasing a brand new EP from Montreal's Flowers And Sea Creatures; and running his own lyric and songwriting workshops.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Ben goes on a journey through downtempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop and classics from his personal collection.

    There's also a chance to hear music from his partner Tracey Thorn's new Christmas album, Tinsel & Lights. Tracey will also be in session for Gideon Coe later this month.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future. In his latest show for 6 Music, Ben goes on a journey through downtempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop and classics from his personal collection.

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    returns to the 6 Mix with a journey through his record collection.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future. In his latest show for 6 Music, Ben goes on a journey through downtempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop and classics from his personal collection.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future. In his latest show for 6 Music, Ben goes on a journey through down tempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop and classics from his personal collection.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future.

    In this latest show for 6 Music, Ben looks back at the past year and plays some of his favourite tracks from 2013. His musical journey goes through down tempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop interspersed with a few classics from his personal collection.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future.

    In his latest show for 6 Music, Ben picks some of his favourite tracks of the year so far and plays some music which has influenced his new solo works; the first in over 30 years.

    Aside from Ben's hugely successful paths with projects such as Everything But The Girl and Buzzin' Fly Records, Ben is also a published writer. His second book, Romany and Tom, arrived in February this year.

    In this show, Ben explores the music from his DJ travels, through down-tempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop interspersed with a few classics from his personal collection.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future.

    In his latest show for 6 Music, Ben picks some of his favourite tracks of the year so far and plays some music which has influenced his new solo works; the first in over 30 years.

    Aside from Ben's hugely successful paths with projects such as Everything But The Girl and Buzzin' Fly Records, Ben is also a published writer. His second book, Romany and Tom, arrived in February this year.

    In this show, Ben explores the music from his DJ travels, through down-tempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop interspersed with a few classics from his personal collection.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt returns to the 6 Mix exploring leftfield dance and electronic music past, present and future. In his latest show for 6 Music, Ben picks some of his favourite tracks and a few live recordings to help celebrate 6 Music Live.

    Aside from his hugely successful careers with projects such as Everything But The Girl and Buzzin' Fly Records, Ben has had a busy solo year too. His second book, Romany and Tom, arrived in February and his first solo album for 30 years, Hendra, followed shortly after.

    In this show, Ben explores the music from his DJ travels, through down-tempo and deep house music, via upfront leftfield electronic pop interspersed with a few classics from his personal collection.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency, exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music, present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly, Ben is preparing to release the new album by hotly tipped Montreal duo Flowers and Sea Creatures in September.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Ben plays a selection of alt-electronic pop, deep house and classic tunes from his record box, alongside discoveries from his DJ travels.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt continues his 6 Mix residency.

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    DJ and producer Ben Watt hosts the first edition of his 6 Mix residency exploring the world of leftfield dance and electronic music present and future.

    The head of pioneering deep house label and club night Buzzin' Fly, Ben was formerly half of acoustic duo Everything But The Girl before a life threatening illness led him to experience a damascene conversion to dance music in the late 1990s.

    Since starting Buzzin' Fly in 2003, Ben has become one of the most important figures in UK underground music and the label recently celebrated its 50th release.

    This year, Ben also released the new solo album by his partner Tracey Thorn via Buzzin Fly's sister label Strange Feeling Recordings, as well as continuing to DJ all over the world.

    In his first regular 6 Mix show, Ben plays the freshest and deepest night-time dancing music, plus a selection of alt-electronic pop, a few wild cards and some off-ramp classics.

    DJ and producer Ben Watt hosts the first edition of his 6 Mix residency.

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    German techno legends Booka Shade are taking over the show for what will be a very special couple of hours indeed. With Rudolph back in the stable, Walter Merziger and Arno Kammermeier will take you on a magical journey with their 6 Mixmas.

    They can look back on a career which comes in at just under two decades. During which time the Frankfurt pair have released seven albums and founded the hugely influential Get Physical Records alongside M.A.N.D.Y. and DJ T, which has put out tracks from Junior Boys, Damian Lazarus, Jessie Rose, Trentemøller and Modeselektor amongst many others.

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    Boy George takes over the 6 Mix playing set of club classics and future floorfillers.

    Having just celebrated his 50th birthday, George remains one of the most recognisable faces in UK music, with a music career spanning three decades, a club DJ career spanning two and a colourful personal life which has rarely seen him out of the tabloid press.

    Following last week's extended 6 Mix interview with Dave Pearce about his life in dance music, George takes to the 6 Music decks for a two hour session of tunes from his twenty year career as a DJ encompassing rave, house and trance.

    Expect club classics from his time as a resident at Progress and Miss Moneypenny's, a splattering of noughties Ibiza anthems from his time on the white isle and upfront new music from his record box that he's playing out right now.

    You can also hear George's in-depth 6 Mix interview with Dave Pearce to accompany this mix on the BBC iPlayer right now.

    Boy George takes over the decks for two hours of club classics past, present and future.

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    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    6 Mix celebrates Dance Pioneers throughout May, continuing with an Ed Banger Special.

    Throughout the month of May, 6 Mix is shining a light on a selection of Dance Pioneers. The series kicked off with Grandmaster Flash followed by Sasha and continues this week with Busy P presenting 10 Years of Ed Banger Records.

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    Caribou, aka producer Dan Snaith, takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of musical inspirations, old and new.

    The Canadian producer's fourth album Our Love featured at number 6 in 6 Music's Albums of the Year list at the end of 2014 and has had huge support across the network from the likes of Lauren Laverne, Nemone and Gilles Peterson.

    In this programme, Caribou presents an eclectic selection of tunes, to give you an idea of one of his DJ sets - with music from Milton Nascimento, DJ Koze, Carl Craig and a brand new track under his Daphni moniker.

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    6 Mix celebrates Pioneers Month, shining a light on a selection of dance music icons, continuing with Carl Cox.

    Carl Cox has come a long way since playing disco records in his mid-teens; now a veteran of acid house, a record label boss, a hugely successful run of Ibiza residencies and a whole list of releases to his name.

    From disco, Carl moved on to rare groove, hip hop and electro and by the early 1980's was present to hear the newly emerging Chicago house movement. With the British rave scene following, Carl was a prominent figure; DJing the opening night at Danny Rampling's iconic Shoom and working with Paul Oakenfold on promoting The Project at Brighton's Zap Club.

    After a number of years playing other people's releases, Carl's own track emerged. It began with a 1991 debut on Oakenfold's Perfecto Records and has lead to a whole stack of albums, compilations and singles. In addition, he has remixed the likes of Moby, Grooverider, The Stone Roses and Laurent Garnier and has formed two labels: Intec Records and 23rd Century Records. Carl continues to DJ across the world, playing to huge crowds.

    In this special 6 Mix, Carl Cox takes to the 6 Music decks for two hours playing a selection of musical influences and tunes from his life in dance music.

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    DJ, Producer and techno music icon Carl Craig takes over the 6 Mix.

    The best known of the second wave of electronic producers from Detroit in early 1990s, Craig took his cues from the likes of Derrick May and Jeff Mills, fusing their pioneering sounds with a more experimental, jazzy soundscape.

    In 1991 he founded his own label, Planet E Recordings, which has gone on to release records by some of the biggest names in techno, from Moodyman to Kevin Saunderson.

    As he celebrates 20 years of Planet E, Carl takes over the 6 Mix to play some of his favourite releases from the last two decades, as well as playing and talking about some of the old school Detroit sounds which inspired him to make music.

    Carl also discusses the highlights of his remarkable career, where he sees techno music progressing and also takes to the decks for an hour mix of fresh electronic sounds direct from Motor City.

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    Following the release of his first new material in ten years, Carl Craig takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours.

    A figurehead of Detorit techno's second wave, Carl Craig released his first track in 1989 followed by a couple of singles on labels run by his first collaborator, Derrick May. He has also remixed a whole host of artists, including LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip and Friendly Fires and in 2008 was nominated for a Grammy for his remix of "Like A Child" by the Junior Boys.

    Aside from remixes, he has released many successful albums under a large number of aliases including BFC, Psyche, Paperclip People, 69, Designer Music and Innerzone Orchestra. His latest offering is a three CD compilation titled Masterpieces. In addition to his own music, he has been responsible for releasing records by artists such as Kevin Saunderson and Moodymann on his label Planet E Communications.

    In this programme Carl plays a selection of new music he's enjoying at the moment alongside a selection of influences.

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    As 6 Music celebrates the life and music of Ian Dury on the tenth anniversary of his death, 6 Mix raids the BBC archive to play out a classic 6 Mix from Dury's musical partner in the Blockheads; Chas Jankel.

    First broadcast in November 2007, it features music from Prince, Stevie Wonder and Teddy Wilson, and Chas talks about how these artists and more influenced the Blockheads' sound.

    6 Mix plays out a classic mix from Blockheads and Ian Dury collaborator Chas Jankel.

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    6 Mix explores 2010's most talked-about music genre, Chillwave, featuring mixes from Neon Indian and Wild Nothing.

    With its analogue aesthetic referencing shoegazing and synth pop, Chillwave set the blogs on fire when the term was first coined in the US at the end of 2009.

    In this programme, Neon Indian and Wild Nothing - both bands who have been associated with chillwave - discuss the movement and if they feel being part of such a talked about genre has helped, or hindered, their career.

    They also discuss the sonics associated with chillwave, from the woozy analogue synths of Neon Indian's 'Psychic Chasms' LP to the dream-pop of Wild Nothing's 'Gemini LP' evoking early Cure, and why lo-fi is the new hi-fi.

    Both bands also play music which has influenced and inspired their sound including Ariel Pink, My Bloody Valentine and Yellow Magic Orchestra.

    6 Mix explores one of 2010's most talked-about music genres - chillwave.

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    6 Mix explores the balearic, sun-drenched sound of Chillwave with mixes from two of its rising stars; Washed Out and Chad Valley.

    With an analogue aesthetic referencing shoegazing and synth pop, Chillwave set the blogs on fire when the term was first coined in the US at the end of 2009.

    Since then it has outgrown its hipster origins into a fully fledged phenomenon, with acts like Toro Y Moi and Neon Indian touring across the world.

    In this programme 6 Music gives its airwaves over to Chillwave's biggest star, Ernest Greene, better known as Washed Out.

    Hailing from Georgia USA, Greene started making lo-fi beats in his college dorm in Atlanta before releasing a series of mix tapes online.

    In this show Ernest talks about his brand new album 'Within and Without' and plays tracks which have inspired him from 10cc, DJ Shadow and Madlib as well as current favourites from Blondes and Pional.

    Support comes from Oxford based purveyor of dream-pop Chad Valley.

    Part of the Blessing Force musical collective, Hugo Manuel has made a series of collectible EPs and releases his latest 'Equatorial Ultravox' later this month.

    In his mix he plays tracks from Shuggie Otis and Peter Gabriel alongside new music from TEED and Oneohtrix Point Never.

    Both acts also discuss the chillwave sound, how they feel about it going global and what's next for the nu-balearic sound.

    Washed Out and Chad Valley take control of 6 Mix for a chillwave special.

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    With one of the most hotly anticipated techno albums set for release, Daniel Avery takes control of the 6 Mix playing the tracks which influenced him, what he's loving now and what he plays in clubs.

    Already a staple of the London clubbing circuit, the last 12-18 months has seen him explode onto a wider European and world stage. Regularly seen on festival line ups across the globe and inevitably being on of their highlights.

    Taking inspiration from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Four Tet and Underworld, he's already had a lot of support on BBC 6 Music from Tom Ravenscroft, as well as Erol Alkan and Tiga - expect something special.

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    , aka 'The Baron of Techno', takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours.

    Dave Clarke, aka "The Baron of Techno", takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of inspirations and current favourites. It starts with punk and ends with some dancefloor fillers that are big in his DJ sets.

    Growing up in Brighton, Clarke started on the road to being a DJ by combining his father's love of technology with his mother's disco-soul records. He started DJing at the Toppers nightclub in his hometown and progressed to releasing his own productions a few years later, under the moniker Hardcore.

    He has also recorded under various guises, including Graphite and Fly by Wire, but in 1993 he dropped these names and recorded only under Dave Clarke, releasing numerous EPs and three full length albums.

    Aside from his own productions, he has remixed a plethora of artists, including the Chemical Brothers, Leftfield, Fischerspooner and Depeche Mode.

    In this special 6 Mix, Dave takes the the decks to play some of the tracks that have influenced his career. If you are a fan of what you hear, you can catch Dave on tour this autumn, across Europe.

    , aka "The Baron of Techno", takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of inspirations and current favourites. It starts with punk and ends with some dancefloor fillers that are big in his DJ sets.

    "The Baron of Techno" Dave Clarke takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of musical inspirations and current favourites.

    Growing up in Brighton, Clarke started on the road to being a DJ by combining his father's love of technology with his mother's disco-soul records. He started DJing at the Toppers nightclub in his hometown and progressed to releasing his own productions a few years later, under the moniker Hardcore, releasing his debut album, Archive 1, in 1996.

    His mix CDs included the two best-selling World Service outings, which showcased his dual love for electro and techno and he went on to record the album Devil's Advocate for Skint.

    Aside from his own productions, he has remixed a plethora of artists, including the Chemical Brothers, Leftfield, Fischerspooner and Depeche Mode and continues to remix today under his '_unsubscribe_' moniker alongside Mr. Jones.

    In this special 6 Mix, Dave takes to the decks to play some of the tracks that have influenced his career including early punks gems from The Damned and The Ruts. There's also a brand new hour-long club mix featuring music from Robert Hood, Mike Humphries and Stacey Kidd.

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    In this special 6 Mix programme, Dave Pearce talks to Paul Oakenfold about his life in dance music.

    For over three decades Oakenfold has been one of the leading forces in the dance music world, with an extensive career that lists events such as signing DJ Jazzy Jeff, being nominated for two Grammys and three world tours warming up for Madonna and U2.

    After starting as a funk DJ in the late 1970s, Oakenfold relocated from London to New York to work as an A&R for Champion Records, which saw him working with artists such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Salt N Pepa and The Beastie Boys.

    In 1987 he travelled to Ibiza for the first time where he was inspired by the Balearic sound, taking the style back to the UK with him. In 1988 Perfecto Records was born and Paul's ascent to dance world domination began. Here, he talks in depth to Dave Pearce about the influential music that has shaped his career.

    In this special 6 Mix, Dave Pearce talks to Paul Oakenfold about his life in dance music.

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    In the mid 80's Dave Pearce launched the BBC's first ever Hip Hop Show - A Fresh Start To The Week on BBC Radio London. The show became the first port of call for many of Rap music's rising stars at the time including Run DMC, Mantronix Afrika Bambaataa, T La Rock and LL Cool J as well as providing a showcase for new up and coming unsigned UK talent.

    It's even been immortalised as forming part of the intro to Public Enemy's legendary album 'It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.

    In this show Dave is reunited for the first time in 25 years with Roger Johnson (The first ever DMC world mixing champion '85) who was the weekly resident guest mixer on the show as they dig through the crates to rewind some of the big tunes rocking the scene at a time regarded by many as the golden years of Hip Hop.

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    As he celebrates his 50th birthday, Dave Pearce meets singer, DJ and cultural icon Boy George.

    One of the most recognisable faces in UK music, George started as the cloak room attendant in Steve Strange's infamous Blitz Club before finding international fame in the mid 80s as the lead singer in Culture Club.

    Since splitting after their series of massive top ten hits during the 1980s, George has forged a successful career as a solo artist as well as maintaining a constant tabloid presence thanks to his often colourful personal life.

    However it's often forgotten that since the early 1990s, George has had a successful parallel career as a club DJ, playing for rave promoters Fantazia in the early 1990s and becoming a regular on the Ibiza circuit.

    His move into mainstream dance music came in the mid '90s when Ministry of Sound asked him to mix their 'Annual' compilations, which went on to sell millions worldwide.

    Since then George has continued DJing as well as making his own tunes.

    In this programme he joins Dave Pearce to talk about his life in electronic music, though the early 80s synths of Visage and the Human league, though his discovery of New York House and rave in the early 90s, to some his favourite clubbing anthems from his last 20 years as a DJ.

    He also talks about the 30th anniversary of Culture Club and his brand new single 'Sunshine Of My Life' and what's next in his career.

    Dave Pearce meets singer, DJ and cultural icon Boy George.

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    On November 3 1987, BBC 6 Music and then Radio London DJ Dave Pearce introduced hip-hop group Public Enemy live on stage at London's Hammersmith Odeon.

    The next year, the band sampled Dave's intro for the opening track of their 1988 album 'It Takes A Nation Of Millions to Hold Us Back'; the record which propelled the band to stardom worldwide.

    Since then, 'Nation of Millions' has been proclaimed as the greatest hip hop album of all time, feted by everyone from Rolling Stone magazine to Jay Z.

    Two decades on, Dave and Public Enemy front man Chuck D meet to reminisce about the birth of rap music in the US and UK and how things have changed in 2010.

    The pair discuss how they met, how Dave ended up becoming the first person to play them on UK radio, and the role the band played in bring rap music to the mainstream on both sides of the Atlantic.

    They also discuss the firebrand politics which came to characterize their lyrics and the role they played in taking rap from an underground sound which wasn't played on daytime radio to becoming the pre-eminent sound in mainstream music.

    Chuck D also picks a selection of music which soundtracked the era including LL Cool J, Stetsasonic and the World Famous Supreme Team and plays the music which informed his childhood including James Brown.

    There's also a chance to hear live music from the infamous 1987 Hammersmith Odeon show, last heard on radio over two decades ago.

    Dave Pearce and Public Enemy's Chuck D reminisce about the 1980s hip-hop scene.

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    Nearly 30 years after presenting the first Hip Hop show for the BBC, Dave Pearce delves in to the crates to celebrate Hip Hop Weekend on 6 Music.

    Having introduced UK audiences to Run DMC, Beastie Boys and Afrika Bambaataa though his early Hip Hop events and famously introducing Public Enemy on stage at their landmark Def Jam Tour in 1987, Dave Pearce goes back to celebrate some of the big records which soundtracked his early radio shows.

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    Jack Savidge from Friendly Fires and Edwin Congreave of Foals, who run the night and label Deep Sh*t, take to the 6 Mix decks.

    Drumming for Friendly Fires, Jack and the band released their debut album in 2008, with a Mercury Music Prize nomination appearing the following year. Since then a follow up album, Pala, has appeared alongside an edition of the compilation series, Late Night Tales and a Friendly Fires Bugged Out album, mixed my Jack. As a side project to the band, Jack has been spending time behind the decks including opening for DJ Sneak at Space regular stints at his Deep Sh*t night, appearing on the bill alongside names such as Luke Solomon, Leon Vynehall and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

    Jack's Deep Sh*t partner in crime is Foals keyboardist, Edwin Congreave. Foals' third album Holy Fire was named as one of 6 Music's Top 5 albums of 2013 and December was spent touring the US with their latest offering. In addition to releasing music with Foals, Edwin had released his own EP on Deep Sh*t, possibly surprising his indie fanbase with Heal, a heavy slice of deep house. Although Deep Sh*t premiered as a club night in London's Plastic People; a place for both musicians to explore a different musical route, or in their words "deep, intense party music", the success has allowed the duo to move in to releasing music and February sees the label's fourth release. this time from Russian producer Dimitri Veimar.

    Citing DJs such as Carl Craig and the 6 Mix's very own Andrew Weatherall as influences, the duo step up to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of music they've been playing at their club nights, with a couple of exclusives thrown in for good measure.

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    Pioneering DJ Derrick May returns to 6 Mix with three brand new exclusive DJ sets, showcasing tunes from his musical past, present and future

    Derrick - best known for his 1987 dance anthem Strings of Life under the name Rhythm Is Rhythm - has been an iconic name on the techno scene for over twenty years, DJing worldwide to a devoted fan base.

    Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, May's work - alongside fellow DJs Juan Atkins and Inner City's Kevin Saunderson - has provided the catalyst for a number of producers worldwide.

    In his second 6 Mix of the year, Derrick plays classic house tunes which have inspired him from Fingers Inc and Lil Louis, plus jazz from Herbie Hancock and upfront music from John Tejada.

    He also talks about his work as a DJ and where's he's heading musically There's also a brand new hi tek soul mix and in the second hour of the show Derrick gets on the decks for an exclusive 'May Day' club mixes, featuring Liasons Dangereuses and Patrick Cowley and hot tunes from his own Transmat label.

    Derrick May returns to the 6 Mix with three exclusive DJ sets.

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    6 Mix continues its dance pioneers celebration with Detroit techno originator Derrick May.

    6 Mix celebrates Dance Pioneers throughout May, continuing with the originator of Detroit techno, Derrick May.

    Throughout the month of May, 6 Mix is shining a light on a selection of Dance Pioneers. So far in the series Grandmaster Flash, Sasha and Ed Banger's Busy P have taken to the 6 Music decks and the shows continue this week with the originator of Techno, Derrick May.

    May - best known for his 1987 dance anthem Strings of Life under the name Rhythm Is Rhythm - has been an iconic name on the techno scene for over twenty years, DJing worldwide to a devoted fan base and pioneering the scene's distinct, hard sound. Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, May's work - alongside that of Juan Atkins and Inner City's Kevin Saunderson - has provided a catalyst for a number of producers worldwide.

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    Along with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May is viewed as one of the founding fathers of Techno - a genre which has for a quarter of a century been constantly revolutionising electronic dance music and clubbing culture.

    His seminal track 'Strings of Life' changed the game and sounds as fresh in DJ sets today as it did in 1987. In the words of Frankie Knuckles: "it just exploded. It was like something you can't imagine, the kind of power and energy people got off that record when it was first heard. Mike Dunn says he has no idea how people can accept a record that doesn't have a baseline."

    Having taken influence from the likes of Parliament, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk, while helping to create a platform which made it possible for The Prodigy, Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin to make the music they have done - expect two hours of the premium music.

    Derrick May comes to BBC 6 Music as a Resident on the 6 Mix decks.

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    Along with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May is viewed as one of the founding fathers of Techno - a genre which has for a quarter of a century been constantly revolutionising electronic dance music and clubbing culture.

    His seminal track 'Strings of Life' changed the game and sounds as fresh in DJ sets today as it did in 1987. He took his influence from the likes of Parliament, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk and, in turn, helped to create a platform which made it possible for The Prodigy, Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin to make the music they have done.

    Derrick May is a 6 Mix Resident, alongside Goldie, Erol Alkan, Groove Armada, Andrew Weatherall and Jamie xx. In this programme, Derrick returns for his second show to inject 6 Music with a blend of new and classic techno and you will also get an exclusive chance to hear his hour long set from the 6 Music Festival in Manchester, where Mr May was flying the 6 Mix flag!

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    Along with Juan Atkins and Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May is viewed as one of the founding fathers of Techno - a genre which has for a quarter of a century been constantly revolutionising electronic dance music and clubbing culture. His seminal track 'Strings of Life' changed the game and sounds as fresh in DJ sets today as it did in 1987. In the words of the late, great Frankie Knuckles: "it just exploded. It was like something you can't imagine, the kind of power and energy people got off that record when it was first heard. Mike Dunn says he has no idea how people can accept a record that doesn't have a baseline."

    Having taken influence from the likes of Parliament, Gary Numan and Kraftwerk, while helping to create a platform which made it possible for The Prodigy, Carl Craig and Richie Hawtin to make the music they have done - expect two hours of the premium music as Derrick returns to 6 Music for the next show in his 6 Mix Residency.

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    6 Mix celebrates the bank holiday weekend by inviting legendary purveyor of house and disco, Dimitri from Paris, onto the decks.

    The man behind the first ever house music show on French radio, Dimitri was actually born in Istanbul before moving to France as a child.

    During the 1980s he produced soundtracks for fashion houses such as Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier, and remixed the likes of Bjork, James Brown and New Order, before making his own grooves.

    He released his first solo album - 'Sacrebleu' - in 1996 and, since then, has gone on to compile albums of Philly funk and disco as well as re-edit artists including the Temptations and Steve Winwood.

    For his first 6 Mix in three years, Dimitri steps up to the decks to play a party set of 1970s disco nuggets and classic 1980s house tunes, alongside a selection of contemporary favourites from the likes of Tensnake and Hercules And Love Affair.

    There's also the chance to hear some of the inspirations behind his latest 'Knights of the Playboy Manson' mix album.

    Dimitri From Paris brings his house and disco party classics to the 6 Mix.

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    6 Mix Residents, which include Andrew Weatherall, Erol Alkan, Goldie, Derrick May, Groove Armada and Jamie xx.

    Tonight it is DJ Hype on the decks, playing two hours of the music which has soundtracked his career, from dub and reggae to hip hop, rare groove and jungle.

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    Pioneering producer DJ Shadow takes control of the 6 Mix, talking about the making of his seminal 'Endtroducing' LP and his brand new album.

    Raised in Bakersfield California, Shadow - AKA Josh Davis - started his career as a college radio DJ in the early 90s but soon started experimenting with making sample based electronic music,which found its way into the hands of British DJ, hip hop afficionado and founder of the Mo' Wax label, James Lavelle.

    A remix of Massive Attack's 'Karmacoma' got people talking, but it was the release of his 1996 album 'Endtroducing' - the first ever LP to be wholly constructed out of samples - which made Davis' name.

    In this special 6 Mix, Shadow discuses the making of 'Endtroducing' as it celebrates its 15th birthday.

    He picks ten records which inspired the album including tunes by Kurtis Blow, Tangerine Dream and Metallica and talks about why they were integral to its makeup.

    In the second hour of the show there's a chance to hear some of the music currently exciting Shadow, as well as tunes which inspired the production on his new album ' The Less You Know, The Better.'.

    DJ Shadow talks about the making of his seminal Endtroducing LP and his brand new album.

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    Pioneering producer DJ Shadow takes control of the 6 Mix, talking and playing the music which inspired his seminal debut LP Endtroducing and his brand new album.

    Raised in California, Shadow - AKA Josh Davis - started his career as a college radio DJ in the early 90s but soon started experimenting with making sample based electronic music, which found its way into the hands of British DJ, hip hop aficionado and founder of the Mo' Wax label, James Lavelle.

    A remix of Massive Attack's Karmacoma got people talking, but it was the release of his 1996 album Endtroducing - the first ever LP to be wholly constructed out of samples - which made Davis' name.

    In this special 6 Mix, Shadow plays the music which inspired Endtroducing, on the 15th anniversary of its release.

    He talks about how music by De La Soul, Afrika Baambataa, Peshay and Debbie Harry amongst others informed its sound.

    There's also a chance to hear what inspired the production on his new album - The Less You Know, The Better -including tracks by Little Dragon and the Weekend.

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    The pioneer of the bootleg 'cut-up' mixing style, DJ Yoda, takes to the 6 Mix for two hours of turntable trickery with a special visual show that you can listen to on 6 Music or watch live via Red Button and the 6 Music website.

    Duncan Beiny aka DJ Yoda is not just a scratch DJ. His seminal 'How To Cut & Paste' series showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style. From releasing his debut album, 'The Amazing Adventures Of DJ Yoda' in 2006, he has also released five instalments of his 'How To Cut and Paste' mix CD series, the first of which came out in 2001. Alongside these, his latest artist album 'Chop Suey' came out at the end of last year.

    With influences that range from Funk, Reggae and Drum 'n' Bass to Big Band Swing and Country & Western, and having played alongside artists such as Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson and Fatboy Slim this 2 hours of samples and scratching has the potential to be very varied indeed!

    In this programme, DJ Yoda will be talking to Nemone about some of his hip hop and video influences, performing a live visual set and will also premiering his new How To Cut & Paste mix. All of the action will be unfolding live on Red Button, online at the 6 Music website and on the radio. DJ Yoda will also be tweeting along during the show so, to get involved, tweet @BBC6Music and hashtag #Yoda6Mix.

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    The pioneer of the bootleg 'cut-up' mixing style, DJ Yoda - aka Duncan Beiny - joins the roster of 6 Mix residents, bringing his turntable trickery to Friday nights.

    His seminal 'How To Cut & Paste' series of CD releases showcased a tongue-in-cheek mixing style with his influences ranging from funk, reggae and drum 'n' bass to big band swing and Country & Western.

    Yoda's first show for 6 Music was in June last year when he created the first ever Visual 6 Mix, in which he talked about his music video favourites, then delivered an incredible audio/visual mix live which could be heard on the radio and seen online and via the BBC Red Button.

    DJ Yoda says: "I have a huge amount of respect for 6 Music. Itâ€TMs a station that champions a creative approach to music so being asked to become a 6 Mix Resident makes me feel right at home. The feedback for the visual 6 Mix I did last year, which went out on the BBC Red Button, was extraordinary and I can't wait to try and top that. Boom!"

    In this first show in his residency, DJ Yoda plays some musical influences and some current dancefloor favourites.

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    plays two hours of musical influences, new and old.

    Zinc's career has spanned many genres and he's still going strong today. He was one of jungle's biggest stars, following the release of the classic track Super Sharp Shooter, which is 20 years old this year. He then moved to dominate the drum and bass scene, DJing and producing alongside DJ Hype and Pascal as True Playaz.

    After setting up his own label Bingo Beats, he started to diversify into UK garage and created seminal tracks such as 2000's 138 Trek. His latest releases under the 'Structures' series take him in to the bass, break beat and house worlds.

    In this programme, DJ Zinc takes over the 6 Music airwaves for two hours of sublime selections - from house to jungle to rave - spanning his 25 year career. Expect music from the likes of A Guy Called Gerald, Photek, Rhythim is Rhythim and Paul Woolford.

    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    The Scottish quartet take over the 6 Mix for two hours of musical inspirations and new tunes they're in to at the moment.

    The 4-piece had a memorable year in 2012 with them being nominated for the Mercury Prize for their self-titled release and winning Best New Group at the Q Awards. 2013 has also started with a bang as their critically acclaimed debut, which came out last year, has just been given a new twist resulting in Hi-Jinx! Django Django Remixed. A whole host of producers, including 6 Mix favourites Adrian Sherwood, Micky Moonlight and Bullion, have remixed tracks from the album, which is out on Because Music.

    The group are about to set off across the UK on this year's NME Tour, but before they do they take to the 6 Mix decks for 120 minutes of audio magic.

    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    Alex Paterson from ambient pioneers The Orb takes the 6 Mix, playing tunes which have influenced his music and talking about his new album 'Metallic Spheres'; a collaboration with Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.

    Founded by Paterson and Jimmy Cauty in 1988, the Orb became pioneers of ambient techno, forging their distinctive sound after Cauty left to concentrate on his other band, the KLF.

    Best known for their massive hits 'Little Fluffy Clouds' and 'Perpetual Dawn', the band have continued to push the boundaries of electronic music over the last twenty years.

    In this programme, Alex plays selection of music which has been inspiring his recent work including tunes by Public Image Limited and HFB.

    He also talks about his new album 'Metallic Spheres' - a collaboration with producer Youth and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour - sharing the unusual story of how it came into being.

    Alex discusses how it felt working with the Pink Floyd frontman after the NME had told him to 'hate Pink Floyd' as a young punk, and the sonic influences which appear on the record.

    There's also a chance to hear the 'Metallic' movement of the album in its full glory as well as a brand new sixty minute Orb mix.

    Music Played:

    1. 1 - Ulf Lohmann: Because Before
    2. 2 - Ashra: Walking The Desert/Second Movement
    3. 3 - PIL: Radio 4
    4. 4 - Bunri: N.U.M.B
    5. 5 - Monobox: Trade (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)
    6. 6 - Kid Koala: Carpet Tunnel Syndrome
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    8. 8 - The Orb: Glen Coe
    9. 9 - The Orb: Edelblut
    10. 10 - The Orb: Sleeping Tiger & The Gods Unknown
    11. 11 - HFB: Hundred Forty Billion (Gaudi MiX)
    12. 12 - The Orb: Itchy
    13. 13 - Superpitcher: Tomorrow
    14. 14 - Elizabeth Taylor: London
    15. 15 - Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World (The Orb Remix)
    16. 16 - Coldcut: Timbu
    17. 17 - Ennio Morricone: The Good, the Bad & The Ugly
    18. 18 - The Upsetters: Return of The Django
    19. 19 - Indian Allstars: Open Your Eyes
    20. 20 - Autolump: Function

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    Bristol-based beat maker Eats Everything takes over the 6 Mix for a tasty two hours of musical influences, new and old.

    Eats Everything, aka Dan Pearce, arrived on the scene in 2011 with the aptly named track Entrance Song. From there he has had a sharp up-ward trajectory, winning a whole host of awards - from Best British DJ to being named in Resident Advisor's Top 100 DJs poll. Aside from his own productions, Dan has remixed the likes of Adam F, X-Press 2, Four Tet and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs.

    In this programme, Eats Everything takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of selections that you'll definitely want second helpings of!

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    Erol Alkan returns for the next instalment of his 6 Mix residency.

    One of the most popular DJs in the UK, Erol has also made his name as in-demand producer and remixer, with his rework of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs 'Zero' becoming one of the biggest club records of 2009.

    In his latest show, Erol - who spent the end of 2009 on tour with 2ManyDJs and has recently been working on new material with Late Of The Pier and Mystery Jets - will be playing a selection of hot new tunes picked up on his worldwide DJ travels, from indie to dance, via electro and nu balearica.

    In the last half hour, Erol will be manning the decks for the latest in his series of 'secret mixes' - can you guess what he's playing?

    Erol Alkan plays hot new tunes picked up on his worldwide DJ travels.

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    DJ and producer Erol Alkan returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    The founder of London's legendary Trash night at 'The End', and producer of bands including the Mystery Jets and Late of the Pier, Erol has been named as one the most influential DJs in the UK and is currently garnering praise for his latest single 'Lemonade' featuring Boys Noize.

    Erol has just returned from America, where he played some of the biggest parties at Miami's infamous Winter Music Conference, and California's Cochella festival with 2ManyDJs and Flying Lotus.

    In his latest show, Erol plays an eclectic selection of bleeps, beats and bass collected on his DJ travels, and in the last half hour he takes to the decks for another one of his infamous 'secret' mix sets.

    Erol Alkan plays an eclectic selection of bleeps, beats and bass collected on his travels.

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    returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats, beasts and bass from the cutting edge of club culture.

    Since his last show, Erol has been busy touring Australia and America as well as being hard at work in the studio, remixing MGMT and Tame Impala.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds.

    In the final 30 minutes, Erol's 'mystery mix' returns, with a secret selection of future club bangers destined to shake the dancefloor in 2011.

    Erol Alkan returns with more music from the cutting edge of club culture.

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    returns to the 6 Mix with two hours of beats, bleeps and bass.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture. In his first 6 Mix of 2012, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems, alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club.

    returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture. In his first 6 Mix of 2012, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems, alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix with two hours of beats, bleeps and bass.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture.

    A much loved and respected figure on the UK electronic music circuit, Erol's early Noughties club night Trash was earlier this year named number 43 in the Guardian's 50 Key Events In the History Of Dance Music supplement.

    In his last 6 Mix of 2011, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems, alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club.

    In the final 30 minutes, Erol's Mystery Mix returns, with a secret selection of future floorfillers which could well be the soundtrack to 2012's festival season.

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    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture. In his first 6 Mix of 2012, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems, alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix with two hours of beats, bleeps and bass.

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    6 Mix resident Erol Alkan presents mixes from two of his favourite UK DJs: Manchester's Justin Robertson and Glasgow's Jackmaster.

    Justin Robertson was a big influence on Erol in his early career and as a DJ needs no introduction. He was a regular at the Hacienda - first as a punter and then as a selector - and had chart hits during the 1990s under the moniker Lionrock.

    More recently he's been making music with his new project the Deadstock 33s and playing acid influenced club sets all around the world; a sound he brings to tonight's 6 Music show.

    Bringing us bang up to date are the future electronic beats of Jackmaster. Starting his musical career working in Glasgow's Rubadub records, Jackmaster has played a pivotal role in the city's recent electronic music renaissance, bringing the likes of Rustie and Bok Bok to a wider audience.

    Now signed to Glasgow's hippest underground label Numbers, his techno infused sets and productions have been hotly tipped by Erol to set clubland alight in 2013.

    Erol Alkan presents mixes from Justin Robertson and Jackmaster.

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    returns to the 6 Mix for the next instalment of his 6 Mix residency, with a selection of game changing tunes from the cutting edge of club culture.

    One of the most in-demand DJs in the world, Erol is one of the UK electronic scene's most eclectic figures, with a musical palette ranging from Arthur Russell to the Manic Street Preachers.

    Since his last 6 Music show in October, where he presented mixes from two of his favourite UK DJs - Justin Robertson and Jackmaster - Erol has spent the last few months playing all over the world and kicked off 2013 with an Australian tour. He also continues to champion new artists including Daniel Avery via his own Phantasy label.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Erol delves into the crates to unearth upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix for the next instalment of his 6 Mix residency, with a selection of game changing tunes from the cutting edge of club culture.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix for another instalment of his 6 Mix residency.

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    returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture.

    One of the most in-demand DJs in the world, Erol is one of the UK electronic scene's most eclectic figures, with a musical palette ranging from Arthur Russell to the Manic Street Preachers. If proof were needed, Easter weekend saw him undertake a mammoth ten hour DJ set playing his eclectic record collection. Also, since his last 6 Music show in January, and after returning from his Australian tour, Erol has been on remix duties for Night Works. He also continues to champion new artists via his own Phantasy label.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Erol delves into the crates to unearth upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture.

    Upfront electronic sounds from inside and outside the club with Erol Alkan.

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    has been at the centre of UK electronic music and clubbing since 1997 when he launched his iconic Trash club night in London which helped give rise to electroclash and acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Klaxons.

    As a producer he pioneered the mashup at the turn of the Millennium, and has worked with producers like Boys Noise and Richard Norris (to form Beyond the Wizard Sleeve) to create some of the biggest underground anthems, as well as remix Daft Punk, MGMT and Justice.

    And it doesn't end there - as an A&R he's built up his label Phantasy as one of the hubs of exciting, emerging UK talent.

    Which brings us to the fourth string to Erol's dance music bow - radio. He's been part of the 6 Mix for nearly five years now, pushing the sounds at the cutting edge of club culture, while giving nods to some of those who have helped shape the scene like Green Velvet/Cajmere, his good friends the Dewaele brothers who are perhaps better known as 2ManyDJs and Soulwax, as well as fellow resident Derrick May.

    Erol Alkan has been at the centre of UK electronic music and clubbing since 1997 when he launched his iconic Trash club night in London which helped give rise to electroclash and acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Klaxons.

    is back to take his place amongst the brand new 6 Mix Residents line up.

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    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix for his first show of 2014. His last show, back in November, saw him continuing on 6 Music in a newly tweaked 6 Mix Residents line up, alongside Goldie, Derrick May, Groove Armada, Andrew Weatherall and Jamie xx.

    Erol has been at the centre of UK electronic music and clubbing since 1997 when he launched his iconic Trash club night in London which helped give rise to electroclash and acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Klaxons.

    As a producer he pioneered the mashup at the turn of the Millennium, and has worked with producers like Boys Noise and Richard Norris (to form Beyond the Wizard Sleeve) to create some of the biggest underground anthems, as well as remix Daft Punk, MGMT and Justice. And it doesn't end there - as an A&R he's built up his label Phantasy as one of the hubs of exciting, emerging UK talent. Which brings us to the fourth string to Erol's dance music bow - radio. He's been part of the 6 Mix for nearly five years now, pushing the sounds at the cutting edge of club culture, while giving nods to some of those who have helped shape the scene like Green Velvet/Cajmere, his good friends the Dewaele brothers who are perhaps better known as 2ManyDJs and Soulwax, as well as fellow resident Derrick May.

    returns to the 6 Mix for his first show of 2014. His last show, back in November, saw him continuing on 6 Music in a newly tweaked 6 Mix Residents line up, alongside Goldie, Derrick May, Groove Armada, Andrew Weatherall and Jamie xx.

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    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix for his second show of 2014. His last show, back in November, saw him continuing on 6 Music in a newly tweaked 6 Mix Residents line up, alongside Goldie, Derrick May, Groove Armada, Andrew Weatherall and Jamie xx.

    Erol has been at the centre of UK electronic music and clubbing since 1997 when he launched his iconic Trash club night in London which helped give rise to electroclash and acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Klaxons.

    As a producer he pioneered the mashup at the turn of the Millennium, and has worked with producers like Boys Noise and Richard Norris (to form Beyond the Wizard Sleeve) to create some of the biggest underground anthems, as well as remix Daft Punk, MGMT and Justice. And it doesn't end there - as an A&R he's built up his label Phantasy as one of the hubs of exciting, emerging UK talent. Which brings us to the fourth string to Erol's dance music bow - radio. He's been part of the 6 Mix for nearly five years now, pushing the sounds at the cutting edge of club culture, while giving nods to some of those who have helped shape the scene like Green Velvet/Cajmere, his good friends the Dewaele brothers who are perhaps better known as 2ManyDJs and Soulwax, as well as fellow resident Derrick May.

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    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix for his third show of 2014. His last show, back in April, saw him continuing on 6 Music in a newly tweaked 6 Mix Residents line up, alongside Goldie, Derrick May, Groove Armada, Andrew Weatherall and Jamie xx.

    Erol has been at the centre of UK electronic music and clubbing since 1997 when he launched his iconic Trash club night in London which helped give rise to electroclash and acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Klaxons. As a producer he pioneered the mashup sound at the turn of the Millennium and has worked with producers like Boys Noize and Richard Norris (to form Beyond the Wizard Sleeve) to create some of the biggest underground anthems; all whilst remixing Daft Punk, MGMT, Justice and most recently the Manic Street Preachers. If he wasn't busy enough, he has also just been announced as the next DJ to take on the renowned FabricLive mix series.

    And it doesn't end there - as an A&R he's built up his label Phantasy as one of the hubs of exciting, emerging UK talent. This all brings us to the fourth string to Erol's dance music bow - radio. He's been part of the 6 Mix for over five years now, pushing the sounds at the cutting edge of club culture, while giving nods to some of those who have helped shape the scene like Green Velvet/Cajmere, his good friends the Dewaele brothers who are perhaps better known as 2ManyDJs and Soulwax, as well as fellow resident Derrick May.

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    returns to the 6 Mix for his final show of 2014. His last show, back in August, saw him continuing on 6 Music in a newly tweaked 6 Mix Residents line up, alongside Goldie, Derrick May, Groove Armada, Andrew Weatherall, Jamie xx, Rob da Bank and DJ Yoda.

    Erol has been at the centre of UK electronic music and clubbing since 1997 when he launched his iconic Trash club night in London which helped give rise to electroclash and acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Klaxons. As a producer he pioneered the mashup sound at the turn of the Millennium and has worked with producers like Boys Noize and Richard Norris (to form Beyond the Wizard Sleeve) to create some of the biggest underground anthems; all whilst remixing Daft Punk, MGMT, Justice and most recently the Manic Street Preachers. He also recently released the next edition of the FabricLive mix series.

    And it doesn't end there - as an A&R he's built up his label Phantasy as one of the hubs of exciting, emerging UK talent.

    This all brings us to the fourth string to Erol's dance music bow - radio. He's been part of the 6 Mix for over five years now, pushing the sounds at the cutting edge of club culture, while giving nods to some of those who have helped shape the scene like Green Velvet/Cajmere, his good friends the Dewaele brothers who are perhaps better known as 2ManyDJs and Soulwax, as well as fellow resident Derrick May.

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    returns to the 6 Mix for his first show of 2015. His last show, back in November, saw him continuing on 6 Music with two hours of music from his DJ travels.

    Erol has been at the centre of UK electronic music and clubbing since 1997 when he launched his iconic Trash club night in London which helped give rise to electroclash and acts such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, LCD Soundsystem and Klaxons. As a producer he pioneered the mashup sound at the turn of the Millennium and has worked with producers like Boys Noize and Richard Norris, as Beyond the Wizard's Sleeve, to create some of the biggest underground anthems. Additionally, he has remixed Daft Punk, MGMT, Justice and most recently the Manic Street Preachers. He also recently released the next edition of the FabricLive mix series. And it doesn't end there - as an A&R he's built up his label Phantasy as one of the hubs of exciting, emerging UK talent.

    This all brings us to the fourth string to Erol's dance music bow - radio. He's been part of the 6 Mix for over five years now, pushing the sounds at the cutting edge of club culture, while giving nods to some of those who have helped shape the scene.

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    6 Mix resident Erol Alkan presents mixes from Justin Robertson and Jackmaster.

    6 Mix resident Erol Alkan presents mixes from two of his favourite UK DJs: Manchester's Justin Robertson and Glasgow's Jackmaster. Justin Robertson was a big influence on Erol in his early career and as a DJ needs no introduction. He was a regular at the Hacienda - first as a punter and then as a selector - and had chart hits during the 1990s under the moniker Lionrock. More recently he's been making music with his new project the Deadstock 33s and playing acid influenced club sets all around the world; a sound he brings to tonight's 6 Music show. Bringing us bang up to date are the future electronic beats of Jackmaster. Starting his musical career working in Glasgow's Rubadub records, Jackmaster has played a pivotal role in the city's recent electronic music renaissance, bringing the likes of Rustie and Bok Bok to a wider audience. Now signed to Glasgow's hippest underground label Numbers, his techno infused sets and productions have been hotly tipped by Erol to set clubland alight in 2013.

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    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats, beasts and bass from the cutting edge of club culture.

    Since his last show, Erol has been busy touring Europe and Japan as well as being hard at work in the studio, remixing Metronomy working with rising star Connan Mockasin.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds.

    In the final 30 minutes, Erol's 'mystery mix' returns, with a secret selection of future club bangers destined to shake the dancefloor in 2011.

    Erol Alkan returns with more music from the cutting edge of club culture.

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    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture.

    Since his last show, Erol has been busy playing festivals all over the world including this year's Glastonbury, as well as catching everyone's ears with his rework of Metronomy summer anthem, 'The Bay.' Erol's early noughties club night 'Trash' was also named number 43 in the Guardian's recent '50 Key Events In the History Of Dance Music' special supplement.

    In his latest 6 Mix, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds.

    In the final 30 minutes, Erol's 'mystery mix' returns, with a secret selection of future club bangers destined to shake the dancefloor in 2011.

    Erol Alkan returns with more music from the cutting edge of club culture.

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    Bleeps, beats and bass with Erol Alkan.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a journey through bleeps and beats from the cutting edge of club culture.

    Since his last 6 Music show Erol has been busy putting together a brand new compilation for Bugged Out, releasing new music by rising star Daniel Avery and reworking one of 2012's hottest musicians; Kindness. He's even found time to host his very own label boat party - what a busy man!

    In his latest show Erol delves into the crates to unearth upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club, including music by Gesaffelstein, Tame Impala and Matthew Dear.

    Erol Alkan returns to the 6 Mix, taking you on a sonic journey through bleeps, beats and bass from the cutting edge of club culture.

    In his first 6 Mix of 2012, Erol delves into the crates to unearth a selection of hidden gems, alongside a selection of upfront electronic and experimental sounds from inside and outside the club.

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    Big Beat maestro, Fatboy Slim, takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of musical influences.

    From first rising to fame in the 1980s as the bassist for The Housemartins, to spearheading the big beat revolution in the 1990s to playing at the closing ceremony the the 2012 Olympics - Fatboy Slim is one of the most well known names in British dance music.

    In this programme he takes over the 6 Music airwaves to play the music which inspired him to get behind the decks in the first place; with music from King Tubby, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy and a few Fatboy Slim mash ups for good measure.

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    Australia's Flume takes over the 6 Mix.

    Flume, a 20 year old Sydney-based beatmaker, takes to the 6 Mix decks for 2 hours of musical inspirations and current club favourites.

    Having began his journey in to production at the age of 13, when he found a music production program in a cereal box, he has now moved on to much bigger gigs than his kitchen!

    Last year the producer has played two sold out headline tours in his native Australia, as well as supporting The xx and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. His debut single 'Sleepless' arrived last summer with his first album dropping a few months later in November, via Future Classic.

    Having also graced Boiler Room and XOYO with a sold out show a couple of weeks back, we get Flume to takeover the 6 Mix for 120 minutes of dancefloor heat.

    , a 20 year old Sydney-based beatmaker, takes to the 6 Mix decks for 2 hours of musical inspirations and current club favourites.

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    Following the unexpected release of a free album titled 0181 last month, Four Tet takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours with a rare vinyl special.

    Born in London, Kieran Hebden formed the band Fridge, whilst at school, with friends Adem Ilhan and Sam Jeffers. The trio released their first album in 1997 on Output Recordings. The following year, Hebden started to release under the Four Tet moniker and last year saw his 6th full length Four Tet album, Pink, released on his own Text Records imprint. Aside from his solo works, he has collaborated with a whole host of musicians and producers, noticeably with the jazz drummer Steve Reid, Burial and Thom Yorke. Under the Four Tet name Hebden has also remixed a whole host of artists such as The xx, Bloc Party, Beth Orton, Battles and Radiohead.

    In this special programme Four Tet takes over the 6 Mix for 120 minutes with an all vinyl show, playing some rare gems and new favourites.

    Four Tet takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of old vinyl gems and new favourites.

    Following the unexpected release of a free album titled 0181 last month, Four Tet takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours.

    In this special programme, he takes over the 6 Mix for 120 minutes of cutting edge electronica and current club favourites.

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    , aka Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin, takes to the 6 Mix decks.

    Frank Eddie, aka Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin, takes to the 6 Mix decks with a selection of classics and current dancefloor favourites.

    Frank Eddie has recently released a series of vinyl releases via his own Impotent Fury imprint, the first offering being a tongue in cheek re-work of East 17's 'Stay Another Day', which didn't stray too far from Lemon Jelly's innate sense of fun.

    , aka Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin, takes to the 6 Mix decks with a selection of classics and current dancefloor favourites.

    Frank Eddie, aka Lemon Jelly's Fred Deakin, takes to the 6 Mix decks.

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    Dave Pearce meets house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles to discuss his four decades in dance.

    Knuckles began his career DJ-ing soul and disco records alongside infamous selector Larry Levan whilst studying textile design in Manhattan, New York.

    His reputation soon spread and he found himself playing at the Warehouse in Chicago in the mid 1980s, where his sets fusing bleeps, beats and bass - made with a drum machine bought from Derrick May - were credited with inventing an entire new genre of rhythmic music; house.

    After the Warehouse folded in the early 1990s Frankie moved back to New York where he re-worked tracks by Alison Limerick, Electribe 101 and had hits with anthemic tunes including The Whistle Song and Your Love.

    Since then, Frankie has carried on DJing around the world and remains a talismanic figure in electronic music.

    In this two hour special, he reflects with Dave Pearce on his last 35 years in dance, telling the real story of how he pioneered the Chicago sound.

    He and Dave also reminisce about the time they spent in New York during the early 1990s and how house music has developed since.

    Frankie chooses a selection music which has influenced and inspired including tracks from The Stylistics, The Spinners, First Choice and Sounds Of Blackness.

    There's also a selection of house classics from Marshall Jefferson and Robert Owens and a chance to hear Frankie's new material, collaborating with Shapeshifters and Jamie Principle.

    Dave Pearce chats to house music pioneer Frankie Knuckles.

    After the Warehouse folded in the early 1990s Frankie moved back to New York where he re-worked by tracks by Alison Limerick, Electribe 101 and had hits with anthemic tunes including The Whistle Song and Your Love.

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    6MFuture Funk With Ali B20110109

    DJ Ali B returns to BBC 6 Music with a selection of his future funk.

    A former resident of London's Fabric nightclub, Ali started his career working at the Blue Note club before going to work as a promoter and DJ in mainstream dance music.

    He became heavily involved in the breaks scene before returning to his first love; funk.

    His weekly night at London's Paradise club has become a hot ticket and in the last year he's played at the Burning Man festival in America and the Winter Olympics in Canada.

    In his latest 6 Mix show, Ali plays an eclectic mix of tracks from the last thirty years of music given a fresh and funky twist with modern production.

    DJ Ali B returns to the 6 Mix with a selection of his future funk.

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    Post punk pioneers Gang of Four take over the 6 Mix.

    Formed by singer John King and guitarist Andy Gill at Leeds University in 1977, Gang of Four released a string of acclaimed singles in the late 1970s and early 1980s including 'Damaged Goods' and 'I Love A Man In Uniform.' For a period of time they became one of Britain's most talked-about bands, but future releases failed to live up to the hype and by the mid 1980s, the band had drifted into obscurity.

    A series of releases during the early 1990s helped them maintain a cult following, but eventually the band called it a day in 1994.

    Many expected Gang of Four to become a footnote in musical history, but all of sudden, in the early 2000s, a wave of then hot new bands including Franz Ferdinand, The Rapture and the Futureheads started citing Gang of Four's early material as a key influence on their sound.

    Following this fresh and unexpected wave of interest, Gill and King reformed the band in 2004 and started recording again.

    As they prepare to release their first new album in 16 years entitled 'Content', Andy and John take over the 6 Mix decks to play a selection of music from the last 40 years which inspired them to make music and has informed the sound of their new LP.

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    As part of 6 Music's 'Sunday Girl' day, journalist Ruth Barnes looks at the role women have played in electronic music over the past four decades.

    From Delia Derbyshire's pioneering work with the Radiophonic Workshop, through Miss Kitten's role in the electroclash scene to current dubstep pioneer Ikonica, female producers have often been at the heart of the most innovative and progressive electronic movements of recent years.

    In this special 6 Mix, Ruth talks to a selection of female electronic artists including blogosphere favourite Glasser, and techno producer 8B*tch about their sound, their influences and what their femininity adds to their music.

    There's also mini mixes from Berlin based producers Anja Schneider and Ellen Allien, who have been at the forefront of the Berlin techno and electro scene for the last two decades.

    Ellen Allien, Glasser and Anja Schneider talk about the role of women in electronic music.

    As part of 6 Music's 'Sunday Girl' day, 6 Music Introducing's Girl Music Guru Ruth Barnes looks at the best in new music from leftfield female electro artists in a special 6 Mix.

    From Miss Kitten's role in the electroclash scene to current dubstep pioneer Ikonica, female producers are often at the heart of the most innovative and progressive electronic movements of recent years.

    Ruth talks blogosphere favourite Glasser about her influences and there are also mini mixes from Berlin based producers and label bosses Anja Schneider and Ellen Allien, who have been at the forefront of the Berlin techno and electro scene for the last two decades.

    Miss Kittin - All You Need

    Nite Jewel - It goes Through Your Head (DaM-FunK Clubdub)

    Circle Traps - Perspex, Glass feaT Cornelia

    Dinky - Polvo

    Ikonika - Utukku (Ikonika and Optimum remix)

    SLEEP ? OVER - Casual Diamond (Laurel Halo remix)

    Poly Styrene - Virtual Boyfriend (Creep remix)

    Visions of Trees Visions of Trees - Sometimes It Kills

    GLASSER MIX (The Slits - Instant Hit : Laurie Anderson - Kokoku : Portishead - The Rip : Glasser - Mirrorage : Magda - Doom Disco : Nightwave - Glass Diamonds : Daedelus - Tailor-made (Tokimonsta remix))

    ANJA SCHNEIDER MIX (Kraftwerk - Computer Liebe : Underground Resistance - Kill My Radio Station : Depeche Mode - My Secret Garden : Anja Schneider - Rancho Relaxo : Phil Weeks - Thats All Right With Me : Efdemin - There Will Be A Singing (DJ Koze Remix) : Junior Boys - Work (Marcel Dettmann Remix) : Festland - Irre Gleise (Marcus Worgull Remix) : Rhythm and Sound - Free For All Feat Paul St Hilaire : Sebo K - xxxx)

    ELLEN ALLIEN MIX (Kenny Glasgow - Final Frontier : Franck Roger - Let's Go Down : Draculae - Unknown : Dance Disorder - Metali Italic (Club Mix) : Area Social - Lets Take It Back To The Old Skool : Ld 10 - Earthworks : City Soul Project - For You EP : Omar-S - Here Is Your Trance)

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    DJ and producer Goldie looks back on the music that soundtracked his 20-year career.

    DJ and producer, Goldie looks back at the music that has sound tracked his 20 year career.

    Goldie was introduced to drum & bass and jungle by DJ Kemistry and production duo 4hero back in 1991 and went on to work for their Reinforced record label. Fast forward four years and his seminal 1995 debut album, Timeless (signed to Pete Tong's FFRR label) went straight to number 7 in the album charts. It became a ground-breaking release in the dance genre and spawned the iconic track Inner City Life. Goldie rose to prominence in the Nineties through his albums Timeless and Saturnz Return and collaborations with everyone from David Bowie to KRS-One. He also launched of his label, Metalheadz.

    2013 sees Goldie celebrate 20 years as a recording artist and to commemorate this, he has released The Alchemist - an unmixed, triple-disc compilation. The album includes one new track, Single Petal Of A Rose, but is mainly a retrospective of his recording work to date. The compilation covers early jungle highlights through to Goldie's remixes. In this special 6 Mix programme, Goldie looks back at his two decades in the industry and the music that has inspired his career.

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    Having been at the forefront of Drum and Bass for two decades, we're delighted to have Goldie join as one of three new 6 Mix Residents. Along with Derrick May and Jamie xx, he joins Erol Alkan, Groove Armada and Andrew Weatherall to complete the new line up of DJs to regularly explore their musical minds.

    As well as the music which has helped him make his name, Goldie will journey through everything which has inspired him from Hip-Hop to Breakbeat, telling the stories of his early days as a graffiti artist, through the history of Metalheadz to the current state of his scene.

    Since the early 1990s he's witnessed and helped nurture the rise of Drum and Bass to something, which has seen tracks top the UK charts for the first time in recent years as well as still rock underground clubs across the world. He DJ-sets are legendary, his productions timeless and his radio shows you won't want to miss.

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    Having been at the forefront of Drum and Bass for two decades, we're delighted to have Goldie return to 6 Music for his second show as a 6 Mix Resident following his last show in November. Along with Derrick May and Jamie xx, he joins Erol Alkan, Groove Armada and Andrew Weatherall to complete the new line up of 6 Mix DJs to regularly explore their musical minds.

    As well as the music which has helped him make his name, Goldie will journey through everything which has inspired him from Breakbeat through Jungle and, of course, all with a heavy dose of Drum and bass.

    Since the early 1990s he's witnessed and helped nurture the rise of Drum and Bass to something, which has seen tracks top the UK charts for the first time in recent years as well as still rock underground clubs across the world. He DJ-sets are legendary, his productions timeless and his radio shows you won't want to miss.

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    Having been at the forefront of Drum and Bass for two decades, we're delighted to have Goldie return to 6 Music for his third show as a 6 Mix Resident following his last show in February. Along with Derrick May and Jamie xx, he joins Erol Alkan, Groove Armada and Andrew Weatherall to complete the new line up of 6 Mix DJs to regularly explore their musical minds.

    As well as the music which has helped him make his name, Goldie will journey through everything which has inspired him from Breakbeat through Jungle and, of course, all with a heavy dose of Drum and bass. Inspired from his performance of Timeless with the Heritage Orchestra a few weeks ago at London's South Bank, this show he looks at some of the more musical drum and bass tracks, both old and new.

    Since the early 1990s he's witnessed and helped nurture the rise of Drum and Bass to something, which has seen tracks top the UK charts for the first time in recent years as well as still rock underground clubs across the world. He DJ-sets are legendary, his productions timeless and his radio shows you won't want to miss.

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    6 Mix celebrates Manchester with 808 State's Graham Massey, ahead of the 6 Music Festival.

    Graham formed 808 State in 1987 alongside Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, who later went on to produce under the pseudonym A Guy Called Gerald, and famously took their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machines that they used. The band released their debut album Newbuild in 1988 and the following year had huge commercial success with their track Pacific State, which is widely regarded as one of the anthems from the Madchester scene.

    In this programme Graham picks a selection of musical influences ranging from Miles Davis to Todd Rundgren, before launching in to a special Alternative Manchester mix where he celebrates artists from the North West including Massonix, Biting Tongues and Lone.

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    6 Mix celebrates Dance Pioneers, starting with Grandmaster Flash.

    Throughout the month of May, 6 Mix will be shining a light on a selection of Dance Pioneers, which kicks off with a true legend and forefather of hip hop: Grandmaster Flash.

    From the Bronx, Flash grew up listening to and experimenting with his father vinyl. As he became accustomed to the form, he began trying out new ways of playing records, which lead to scratching and warping the sounds. By the end of the 70's he had also started the trend of getting MCs to rap over his beats and subsequently, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five were created.

    Their single 'The Message' went platinum and still remains a hugely influential record to many DJs today. This was set in stone when Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five became the first hip hop group ever inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2007.

    In this special 6 Mix, Grandmaster Flash takes to the 6 Music decks for two hours playing a selection of musical influences.

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    Ahead of the release of the new compilation, We Make Colourful Music Because We Dance In The Dark, the Greco-Roman founders discuss some of their favourite tracks, new and old, ranging from Talking Heads to Lenny De Ice.

    Starting as a run of late night get-togethers, the Greco-Roman imprint has evolved from its party roots and in the past few years has been responsible for releasing music from artists such as Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Disclosure.

    In this special programme, DJ Ross Allen talks to the Greco-Roman label founders: Joe Goddard, Alex Waldron and Dominic Bastyra, about the music that has influenced themselves and the label. In the second hour of the show, Joe Goddard and Alex Waldron take to the decks to play a selection of their current dancefloor favourites.

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    Dance music dons Groove Armada begin a bi-monthly residency.

    Dance music dons Groove Armada begin a bi-monthly residency which will see them take to the 6 Mix decks to bring you the best in future house, with music and stories from dancefloors gone by.

    Tom Findlay and Andy Cato formed Groove Armada in the mid-90s and are well known for massive hits such as 1999s I See You Baby and the Grammy nominated Superstylin'. Having released eight albums in their career so far, this year marks the tenth anniversary their album Lovebox; so a perfect time to welcome the duo in to the 6 Mix fold.

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    continue their 6 Mix residency by bringing you the best in future house.

    6 Mix residents Groove Armada return to the 6 Music decks with 2 hours of dancefloor favourites.

    The dance music dons continue their 6 Mix residency and bring you the best in future house, with music and stories from dancefloors gone by. Tom Findlay and Andy Cato formed Groove Armada in the mid-90s and are well known for massive hits such as 1999s I See You Baby and the Grammy nominated Superstylin'. Having released eight albums in their career so far, last year marked the tenth anniversary their album Lovebox.

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    6 Mix residents Groove Armada return to the 6 Music decks with 2 hours of dancefloor favourites.

    The dance music dons continue their 6 Mix residency and bring you the best in future house, with music and stories from dancefloors gone by. Tom Findlay and Andy Cato formed Groove Armada in the mid-90s and are well known for massive hits such as 1999s I See You Baby and the Grammy nominated Superstylin'. Having released eight albums in their career so far, last year marked the tenth anniversary their album Lovebox.

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    Ever since the brass melody of 'At The River' melted our hearts in 1997, we've been captivated by Groove Armada's consistently superb productions and incredible live shows.

    Seven studio albums later, a Grammy nomination for 'Superstylin'' and with a plethora of hits such as 'I See You Baby', Andy Cato and Tom Findlay still sit at the top of British electronic music.

    After establishing Lovebox as one of the most eclectic and high quality line-ups in the increasingly competitive festival circuit, the pair have moved away from the event and are now concentrating on making some of the best underground house and techno tracks on forward thinking labels like Hypercolour and Brodanse.

    As existing residents of 6 Mix, beginning by presenting the show's special to mark the 10th Anniversary of BBC 6 Music, they've already demonstrated their electric range of influences from funk, soul and disco classics all the way through to some of the most exciting up-and-coming producers making their mark in the game today.

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    Tom Findlay, 6 Mix Resident and one half of Groove Armada, returns to the 6 Music decks for two hours of funk-fuelled house and disco.

    Ever since the brass melody of 'At The River' melted our hearts in 1997, we've been captivated by Groove Armada's consistently superb productions and incredible live shows. Seven studio albums later, a Grammy nomination for 'Superstylin'' and with a plethora of hits such as 'I See You Baby', Andy Cato and Tom Findlay still sit at the top of British electronic music.

    After establishing Lovebox as one of the most eclectic and high quality line-ups in the increasingly competitive festival circuit, the pair have moved away from the event and are now concentrating on making some of the best underground house and techno tracks on forward thinking labels like Hypercolour and Brodanse.

    As existing 6 Mix Residents alongside Goldie, Erol Alkan, Derrick May, Andrew Weatherall and Jamie xx, Groove Armada will be hosting shows every couple of months on 6 Music where they've already demonstrated their electric range of influences from funk, soul and disco classics all the way through to some of the most exciting up-and-coming producers making their mark in the game today.

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    6 Mix Residents, Groove Armada, return to the 6 Music decks for two hours of funk-fuelled house and disco.

    Ever since the brass melody of 'At The River' melted our hearts in 1997, we've been captivated by Groove Armada's consistently superb productions and incredible live shows. Seven studio albums later, a Grammy nomination for 'Superstylin'' and with a plethora of hits such as 'I See You Baby', Andy Cato and Tom Findlay still sit at the top of British electronic music.

    After establishing Lovebox as one of the most eclectic and high quality line-ups in the increasingly competitive festival circuit, the pair have moved away from the event and are now concentrating on making some of the best underground house and techno tracks on forward thinking labels like Hypercolour and Brodanse.

    As existing 6 Mix Residents alongside Goldie, Erol Alkan, Derrick May, Andrew Weatherall and Jamie xx, Groove Armada began their foray on the 6 Music airwaves by presenting the 6 Mix's special to mark the 10th Anniversary of the station back in 2012. Since then, they've demonstrated their electric range of influences from funk, soul and disco classics all the way through to some of the most exciting up-and-coming producers making their mark in the game today.

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    6 Mix Residents, which include Andrew Weatherall, Erol Alkan, Goldie, Derrick May, Groove Armada and Jamie xx. Tonight with Groove Armada.

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    6 Mix Residents, Groove Armada, return to the 6 Music decks for two hours of funk-fuelled house and disco.

    Ever since the brass melody of 'At The River' melted our hearts in 1997, we've been captivated by Groove Armada's consistently superb productions and incredible live shows. Seven studio albums later, a Grammy nomination for 'Superstylin'' and with a plethora of hits such as 'I See You Baby', Andy Cato and Tom Findlay still sit at the top of British electronic music.

    After establishing Lovebox as one of the most eclectic and high quality line-ups in the increasingly competitive festival circuit, the pair have moved away from the event and are now concentrating on making some of the best underground house and techno tracks on forward thinking labels such as Hypercolour.

    As existing 6 Mix Residents alongside Goldie, Erol Alkan, Derrick May, Andrew Weatherall, Rob da Bank, DJ Yoda and Jamie xx, Groove Armada began their foray on the 6 Music airwaves by presenting the 6 Mix's special to mark the 10th Anniversary of the station back in 2012. Since then, they've demonstrated their electric range of influences from funk, soul and disco classics all the way through to some of the most exciting up-and-coming producers making their mark in the game today.

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    New Zealand DJ Christopher Tubbs takes over the 6 Mix to bring you Heads Down Radio.

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    New Zealand born DJ Christopher Tubbs takes over the 6 Mix to bring you 'Heads Down Radio'; two hours of dance music from all over the globe.

    One half of the remix team Atlantic Conveyor, Christopher was a DJ in his native Wellington before relocating to London to persue his love of music.

    Christopher did his first 6 Mix earlier this year and since then has been DJing at fashion parties in Ibiza, New York and Berlin as well as producing tracks under the moniker 'Gangs of Rome'.

    For his latest 6 Mix, Christopher takes a seemless ride across the techno disco Afro Balearic spectrum mixing upfront new music with forgotten classics.

    New Zealand born DJ Christopher Tubbs takes over the 6 Mix to bring you Heads Down Radio.

    6MHercules & Love Affair Takeover20110130

    Hercules and Love Affair bring their brand of uplifting house and disco to the 6 Music airwaves.

    The brainchild of New York DJ and producer Andy Butler, Hercules set tongues wagging three years ago with the release of their disco infused debut on James Murphy's DFA Recordings.

    Its stand out track, Blind - featuring the vocals of Mercury Award winner Anthony Hegarty - became an underground hit, with a remix by legendary producer Frankie Knuckles setting the blogs alight.

    Since then Butler has toured all over the world, worked with musical hero August Darnell from Kid Creole and The Coconuts and raided the sounds of 1980s Chicago for his sophomore album, 'Blue Songs', out later this month.

    In his 6 Mix, Andy plays a selection of classic disco and house music which inspired the new LP, alongside some of his current favourite music making New York dancefloors move.

    Hercules and Love Affair bring their brand of uplifting house and disco to the 6 Mix.

    6MIvan Smagghe20130913

    Over the past three decades France has been at the epicentre of electro's explosion - and one of the key figures behind it has been Ivan Smagghe.

    Initially going by the moniker Ivan Rough Trade, because of his day job working in the Parisian outlet of the record store, he went on to inspire the likes of Justice and release seminal compilations like 2004's 'Death Disco'.

    He's also been part of a number of successful side projects, like Black Strove, Volga Select and RMVN with Roman Fugel.

    As a close friend of 6 Mix resident Andrew Weatherall, and affectionately regarded as one of those DJs DJs, his two hour show will reflect his genre defying and defining production work.

    6MJacques Greene20121005

    Rising star of house music Jacques Greene takes over the 6 Mix for 120 minutes of future floor fillers. Hailing from Montreal, Quebec, the enigmatic Greene began to make a name for himself in 2011 when his remixes of Katy B, Jimmy Edgar and Radiohead set the online music world alight. Since then he's released a string of EPs including Concealer featuring a collaboration with Koreless, hooked up with respected UK label and club night Nightslugs and even made a cameo appearance in Azealia Banks' video for '212'. All this at only 21 years old! In his debut 6 Mix, Jacques plays a set of upfront new music as well as seminal tunes which have inspired his futuristic house sound.

    6MJamie From The Xx Takes Over The 6 Mix20110220

    One third of the Mercury Awards winners The XX and 2011's most in-demand remix artist, Jamie XX, takes over the 6 Mix.

    Formed in London in 2005, the XX released their debut album in 2009, with its sparse, minimal production by Jamie pricking up the ears of scenesters and musicians alike.

    In 2010 his reworking of Florence And The Machine's cover of 'You Got The Love' set the online world alight, and already this year his remix of Adele's 'Rolling In The Deep' has become one of the most blogged tunes worldwide.

    As he prepares to release 'We're New Here' - his dubstep and old skool house flavoured reworking of Gill Scott Heron's 2010 album 'I'm New Here', Jamie takes over the 6 Mix to play a selection of the music which inspired his productions alongside some of his current favourites.

    Jamie also tells the story of how he came to remix the whole Gil Scott Heron album and the dance music influences which informed its radical reworking.

    2011's most in demand remixer, Jamie from The XX, takes over the 6 Mix.

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    Ever since bursting onto the UK music scene with his band, The xx, Jamie xx has been one of the most in demand and talked about artists around. Along with Romy Croft and Oliver Sim, he won the 2010 Mercury Music Prize, and continues to win plaudits from pretty much everyone who hears his music.

    Having gone to the same South London school as Four Tet, Hot Chip and Burial, on his own he's re-worked Gil Scott-Heron's final album, and released original productions on Scottish label Numbers - who've also provided a platform for Rustie, SBTRKT and Deadboy. He's been at the forefront of UK Bass which has found its way into mainstream tracks and helped pave the way for the resurgence of Garage.

    Hailed and supported by Thom Yorke of Radiohead no less, and with everything he does blogged about across the world, Jamie is more than a welcome addition to the 6 Mix Residents roster, reflecting the most exciting music emerging from clubs across the world.

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    Jamie xx returns to 6 Music for the second show in his 6 Mix residency, reflecting the most exciting music emerging from clubs across the world.

    Ever since bursting onto the UK music scene with his band, The xx, Jamie xx has been one of the most in demand and talked about artists around. Along with Romy Croft and Oliver Sim, he won the 2010 Mercury Music Prize, and continues to win plaudits from pretty much everyone who hears his music.

    Having gone to the same South London school as Four Tet, Hot Chip and Burial, on his own he's re-worked Gil Scott-Heron's final album, and released original productions on Scottish label Numbers - who've also provided a platform for Rustie, SBTRKT and Deadboy. He's been at the forefront of UK Bass which has found its way into mainstream tracks and helped pave the way for the resurgence of Garage.

    Hailed by Thom Yorke and with everything he does blogged about across the world, Jamie is more than a welcome addition to the 6 Mix Residents roster alongside Goldie, Erol Alkan, Derrick May, Andrew Weatherall and Groove Armada. In this second show for 6 Music, Jamie will be playing two hours of music from the cutting edge of club culture.

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    returns to 6 Music for the third show in his 6 Mix residency, reflecting the most exciting music emerging from clubs across the world.

    Since his last 6 Mix back in the summer, Jamie has been busy touring, both with The xx and as a DJ. Aside from his numerous live dates, he has been working on The xx's third album and has recently created some music for a short film by Sofia Mattioli, alongside other producers such as Koreless and Four Tet.

    Ever since bursting onto the UK music scene with his band, The xx, Jamie xx has been one of the most in demand and talked about artists around. Along with Romy Croft and Oliver Sim, he won the 2010 Mercury Music Prize, and continues to win plaudits from pretty much everyone who hears his music.

    Having gone to the same South London school as Four Tet, Hot Chip and Burial, on his own he's re-worked Gil Scott-Heron's final album, and released original productions on Scottish label Numbers - who've also provided a platform for Rustie, SBTRKT and Deadboy. He's been at the forefront of UK Bass which has found its way into mainstream tracks and helped pave the way for the resurgence of Garage.

    Hailed by Thom Yorke and with everything he does blogged about across the world, Jamie is more than a welcome addition to the 6 Mix Residents roster alongside Goldie, Erol Alkan, Derrick May, Rob da Bank, Andrew Weatherall, DJ Yoda and Groove Armada. In this third resident show for 6 Music, Jamie will be playing two hours hand-picked tracks, new and old.

    6MJamie Xx, Goldie And Derrick May Join Erol Alkan, Andrew Weatherall And Groove Armada As The New Residents Of The 6 Mix20131025

    6 Mix are delighted to announce a new line-up of Residents who will present shows regularly on 6 Music.

    Goldie, Derrick May and Jamie xx join Erol Alkan, Groove Armada and Andrew Weatherall, and in this week's show all go back-to-back to showcase what you can expect from their individual shows.

    Each represent a different corner of the dance music spectrum and have credentials to call upon which are second to none. With the latest batch of residents we have Goldie who has been at the forefront of the Drum & Bass scene since the 1990s with Metalheadz to Derrick May who's one of the founding fathers of Detroit Techno, and Jamie xx who's had Mercury success with his band's debut album and is one of the most talked about electronic music producers online across the globe.

    Already familiar to regular listeners of the 6 Mix are Erol Alkan, Groove Armada and Andrew Weatherall who serve up something different every time they come on air and hold respect from anyone who's anyone in the electronic music industry.

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    Rising star of Detroit techno Jimmy Edgar takes over the 6 Mix.

    Jimmy Edgar, a rising star of Detroit techno, takes over the 6 Mix for two hours of bleeps and beeps from the past three decades.

    A native of Detroit, Michigan but now living in Berlin, Jimmy grew up on a diet of jazz, funk, and R&B before discovering electronic music in his teens. By the age of 15 he was performing at raves in the city, and put out his debut single a year later. Since then he's released several albums of intelligent techno with a funky edge as well as winning awards as an in-demand fashion photographer.

    His new album Magenta - the first to be released on Scuba's Hot Flush Recordings - sees him mixing the label's signature bass sound into his heady brew of electro funk, techno and house. In his first 6 Mix, Jimmy plays a cocktail of eclectic selections which have influenced his sound, including music by Motor City Drum Ensemble, Plastikman, Aphex Twin and The Time.

    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

    6MJoe Goddard From Hot Chip: The 2 Bears20110619

    Joe Goddard takes over the 6 Mix to showcase his new project, The 2 Bears.

    An alma mater of London's Eliott School - which also produced members of the xx, the Maccabees and Burial - Goddard is no stranger to 6 Music listeners, being a founder member of hugely successful electro-pop group Hot Chip as well as an acclaimed solo producer in his own right.

    Made up of Goddard and DJ Raf Rundell, the 2 Bears emerged in 2010 as an outlet for Goddard to experiment with a harder, dirtier sound, in contrast to Hot Chip's lighter, poppier sonic.

    Formed over back-to-back club sets in sweaty DJ booths, the duo have put out two sought after EPs - 'Follow The Bears' and 'Curious Nature' and release the third - 'Bear Hug' - this month.

    In this 6 Mix, Goddard and Rundell talk about their journey in dance music and play the music that has inspired the project, from Detroit techno and Chicago house via hip hop, basement and UK garage.

    The duo also talk about their upcoming appearance at this year's Glastonbury Festival and their other live plans for what they've dubbed 'the year of the bear.'.

    6MJoey Negro Disco Special2013030120130310 (6M)

    Producer, DJ and remixer Joey Negro takes to the 6 Mix decks for a two hour disco special. Joey Negro is the pseudonym of British DJ, producer and remixer Dave Lee having also also released music under other names, such as Jakatta, Akabu, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, The Sunburst Band, Sessomatto, and Z Factor. His production career began in 1988 and spawned a heap of hit singles, including 'Must Be The Music', 'Make A Move On Me', 'Can't Get High Without You' and Jakatta's 'American Dream' and 'My Vision'.

    Producer, DJ and remixer Joey Negro digs deep in his vinyl cellar for a two-hour special.

    This week, Joey Negro digs deep in to his vinyl cellar and takes over the 6 Mix for a two hour special.

    Joey Negro is the pseudonym of British DJ, producer and remixer Dave Lee who has also released music under other names, such as Jakatta, Akabu, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, The Sunburst Band, Sessomatto, and Z Factor. His production career began in 1988 and spawned a heap of hit singles, including 'Must Be The Music', 'Make A Move On Me', 'Can't Get High Without You' and Jakatta's 'American Dream' and 'My Vision'.

    Intrinsically linked with the birth of Soulful house in the UK, Dave Lee set up the dance music division of Rough Trade, Demix and through this link, he began working with the Rhythm King label, which had had a number of hits with acts like Bomb The Bass, S-Express, Cookie Crew and Beatmasters. In 2011 Joey released "No Sugar", his collaboration with Gramophondzie and Shea Soul and it became one of the few tunes to reach the top 5 on both Beatport and Traxsource. Furthermore, 2012 saw Joey release a DC Funk compilation "GoGo Get Down" as well as a fourth studio album with his boogie funk act, The Sunburst Band.

    In this show, Joey Negro steps up to the 6 Mix decks and takes over 6 Music with 120 minutes of dancefloor favourites and lesser known classics; ranging from some vintage gospel, reggae, nu disco to future house.

    6MJose Padilla20140829

    Godfather of Chillout and Cafe del Mar legend José Padilla takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of Balearic beats.

    José moved to Ibiza in 1975 and has been DJing there ever since - 2014 sees Jose celebrate his 40th year as a DJ and also his return to the iconic Cafe del Mar after 15 years away. His Chillout sets at the venue soundtracked the summers of the 90's and his mix series have sold over 6 million copies worldwide. This summer sees the arrival of a new single, with an album planned for early next year.

    In this programme, José takes over the 6 Music airwaves for two hours and plays the music that has soundtracked his sun-kissed career.

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    Godfather of techno Juan Atkins takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours.

    The Godfather of Techno, Juan Atkins, takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours.

    Atkins is widely regarded as one of the originators of Techno music, along with Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson. The trio, often referred to as the Belleville Three, attended high school together in Belleville, Michigan, near Detroit. Growing up, they all regularly tuned in to DJ Charles 'The Electrifying Mojo' Johnson's radio show, which has been cited as a big influence on their musical development.

    After being inspired by hearing electronic music for the first time, Atkins bought synthesizer and learned how to mix; DJing alongside Derrick May under the moniker Deep Space Soundworks. He has also released music under the names Model 500, Infiniti and Cybotron, over an impressive career.

    In this programme, Atkins takes to the 6 Music airwaves playing a selection of musical influences and also handpicking some current tracks form his record box.

    6MJungle Special20140411

    With 6 Music celebrating Britpop, 6 Mix turns the tables and celebrates another of 1994's biggest genres: jungle. Mix an' blend supremo, Kenny Ken takes to the 6 Music decks for two hours of junglist anthems.

    Celebrating his 25th year as a DJ, Kenny Ken has been at the top of his game as one of the biggest selectors since he started in 1989. This was cemented early on in 1994 when he won the first ever Jungle Soundclash at the Roller Express in Edmonton, London. From there he became resident DJ with the Legendary AWOL, World Dance and Raindance and aside from still playing all across the world, he is also the head of two record labels; Mix and Blen recordings started back in 97 and Monitor recordings, which was re-launched in 2008.

    In this programme, Kenny takes to the decks for 120 minutes of pure anthems.

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    Underworld's Karl Hyde takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours.

    Underworld's Karl Hyde takes to the 6 Mix decks for 2 hours, playing a selection of inspirations which influenced his upcoming solo album, Edgeland.

    Underworld - made up of Hyde and Rick Smith - rose to prominence in the early 1990s with their seminal album 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman' which fused acid house with contemporary techno. 'Born Slippy', as featured on Trainspotting, propelled the band into the charts, and a series of electric live performances followed, cementing their reputation as one of the UK's biggest dance acts.

    Ahead of his string of live shows to support the album this spring, Karl takes over 6 Music for 120 minutes with a soundscape of electronic cuts from his record box.

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    Detroit techno don, Kevin Saunderson takes over the 6 Mix for two hours of musical inspirations and current club favourites.

    Alongside Juan Atkins and Derrick May, Kevin Saunderson is widely regarded as one of the originators of Detroit techno. The trio, known as The Belleville Three, met in high school and quickly developed a love for electronic music, which developed in to making their own productions. In 1987, Saunderson ended up "accidently collaborating" with Paris Grey and, in turn, the group Inner City was born, creating worldwide hits such as Big Fun and Good Life.

    Alongside running his label KMS, Saunderson is still very active on the DJ circuit and with productions; during this programme you can hear the new Inner City track Future, alongside tracks that have influenced him musically and some of his current dancefloor favourites.

    Kevin Saunderson plays two hours of influences and current club favourites.

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    Canadian DJ and graphic novelist Kid Koala takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of turntable trickery.

    Born in Vancouver BC, Koala - known to his parents as Eric San - gained his nom de guerre whilst at university in Montreal, where his infamous mix tapes found their way into the hands of Ninja Tune who offered him a record deal.

    Since his debut LP, 2000's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, he's toured with DJ Shadow, Beastie Boys and Bjork, been a sometime member of cult hip hop collective Deltron 3030 and even published a series of graphic novels.

    His new album, 12 Bit Blues, sees him fuse a variety of 1920s blues recordings with his scratching and sampling aesthetic, creating a unique sonic stew.

    Tonight, Koala drops by the 6 Mix studios to talk about the genesis of the album, his love of sampling and shows off his infamous turntablism skills.

    6MKindness20141121

    , aka Adam Bainbridge, takes over the 6 Mix decks for two hours of musical influences and inspirations.

    Kindness was last on the station when he did a session for Lauren Laverne in October, around the release of his new album Otherness, and tonight he returns to the 6 Music airwaves for an eclectic selection of music that inspired that release. Expect a journey from Jazz greats such as Charles Mingus and Herbie Hancock to Caribou via Talk Talk and Prince.

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    The 6 Mix looks at two artists who tip their hats to the synth sounds of the 1980's: London's Kindness and Anthony Gonzalez from M83.

    The first hour of selections comes from Adam Bainbridge, aka Kindness, who released his long awaited debut album earlier this year. After receiving rave reviews for the release and also being touted as one of the hotly anticipated acts from March's SXSW Festival, we thought it only right to give Kindness some time behind the 6 Mix decks to play a collection of tracks that inspired the album.

    Following from Kindness, the second hour is curated by Anthony Gonzalez, aka M83. The French artist released his 6th studio album late last year with singles Reunion and Midnight City quickly becoming 6 Music favourites. June and July sees M83 take to stages across the UK for some live shows but before that, here is a chance to listen to a selection of artists that have influenced his music making.

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    Holy Ghost & Ladytron take to the decks for a 6 Mix synth spectacular, playing a selection of electronic music past, present and future.

    Liverpool electro quartet Ladytron emerged from the ashes of the electroclash scene in the early 2000s, taking their cues from the Liverpool scene that gave birth to OMD and the infamous Eric's nightclub enshrined by Yazoo.

    As they prepare to release a retrospective of their last decade's work, including cult singles 'Playgirl' and 'Seventeen' the band discuss their journey in electronic music and play a selection of the synth sounds which inspired them.

    Support comes from hotly tipped Brooklyn electro duo and in demand remid remixers, Holy Ghost.

    Signed to James Murphy's influential DFA label, the band made their first visit to the UK this month supporting Cut Copy.

    As they prepare to release their debut album, the band play a selection of music which has informed their sound, including New Order, Depeche Mode and Talking Heads, alongside current favourites from Nic Chacona, Sh Robot, and Midnight Magic.

    Holy Ghost and Ladytron take to the decks for a 6 Mix synth spectacular.

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    Stalwarts of the UK electronic scene, Lamb, take over the 6 Mix for two hours of influences and current favourites.

    Lou Rhodes and Andy Barlow released their eponymous debut LP in 1996 which featured the genre defining tracks Górecki and Trans Fatty Acid. Three albums later, in 2004, the band went on a hiatus and focussed on solo projects, with Lou's debut solo album, Beloved One, receiving a Mercury Prize nomination.

    Fast-forward to 2014 and the duo are back writing and producing together and this year's LP Backspace Unwind as a result, which they came in to perform for 6 Music back in September.

    In this programme, Lamb take control of the 6 Music airwaves with a selection of musical influences and current favourites with music from Herbie Hancock to Jai Paul via Aphex Twin and Jon Hopkins.

    6MLate Junction's Nick Luscombe20130809

    It's Proms season across the BBC so this week on the 6 Mix presenter and DJ, Nick Luscombe, from Radio 3's Late Junction, takes over 6 Mix to celebrate the inaugural 6 Music Prom.

    Aside from DJing, Nick began his career as a radio producer, making documentaries for Radio 1 and Radio 2. He later moved on to presenting and has presented shows on XFM, NME Radio and is now one of the presenters for BBC Radio 3's Late Junction.

    In this special programme, Nick takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours giving a glimpse of what he gets up to on his Radio 3 programme. Expect a very eclectic selection, ranging from French hip hop to techno via Brazilian beats.

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    French techno icon and DJ Laurent Garnier steps up to the 6 Mix decks for a journey through his life in dance music.

    Laurent began clubbing whilst living in Paris in the late 1970s, but it wasn't until moving to Manchester in the mid 1980s that he discovered acid house music.

    He ended up as a regular DJ at the Hacienda alongside Mike Pickering and Graeme Park, but returned to Paris in the early 90s to begin a career as a successful producer in his own right.

    Since then Laurent has DJed all over the world with residencies at clubs including Ministry of Sound and The End, presented his own weekly radio show and released seminal tunes including 'Crispy Bacon' and 'The Man With Red Face' on his own label, F Communications.

    In his first ever 6 Mix, Laurent plays a selection of the bleeps and beats which inspired him to become a DJ alongside a set of contemporary techno and house music.

    French DJ and techno icon Laurent Garnier steps up to the 6 Mix decks.

    6MLittle Dragon20140620

    Following the release of their fourth album, Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon take to the 6 Mix decks for two hours. The Swedish quartet pick a whole host of musical inspirations, new and old, from Paul Simon to Pedestrian via Leon Vynehall and Roman Fluegel.

    Forming in Gothenburg in 1996, it was 11 years until their self-titled debut album appeared. Since then, the band's members have released three more albums and worked on side projects with a whole host of artists - from Yukimi providing the vocals on SBTRKT's Wildfire, DJ Shadow's Scale It Back and Raphael Saadiq's Just Don't, to collaborations with José González and TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek.

    Little Dragon were in session for Lauren Laverne back in March and have been supported right across 6 Music's schedule from Gilles Peterson to Steve Lamacq - in this programme, the band get the change to hand-pick 120 minutes of their favourite music and tracks which have inspired the new album.

    6MLive From The Big Chill Festival2011080720110813

    6 Mix is live from the Big Chill Festival in Eastnor, Herfordshire with three live DJ sets from the stars of this year's festival.

    Since its inception in 1994, The Big Chill has established itself as the home of alternative dance music on the UK summer festival circuit.

    Over the past 15 years it has played host to performances from Orbital, Basement Jaxx and Massive Attack and this year boasts The Chemical Brothers and Kanye West as its headliners.

    6 Mix reflects the festival's dance music heritage with a special live show featuring two DJ performances from Big Chill stalwarts Norman Jay and Mr Scruff, alongside a special set from future superstar DJ Jamie xx.

    Norman Jay needs no introduction.

    As godfather of the rare groove scene and one of the finest purveyors of classic house through his Good Times soundsystem, Norman's annual Sunday afternoon appearance at the Big Chill is a festival institution.

    Meanwhile Manchester's Mr Scruff has continued ploughing his own eclectic furrow as a DJ and entrepreneur, diversifying into selling his own branded tea alongside his trademark epic DJ sets full of funk and soul nuggets.

    Finally Jamie XX is undoubtedly one of the future stars of the Big Chill; his fusion of dubstep & bass music mixed with nods to garage and house music defining the sound of underground dance music in 2011.

    Fresh from his critically acclaimed 6 Mix in February this year, Jamie plays a 30 minute set packed full of future electronic beats.

    Live from the Big Chill festival with live mixes from Jamie XX, Norman Jay and Mr Scruff.

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    With their debut album, If You Wait, being one of the stand out albums of the year, 2013 has seen the London-based trio go from strength to strength.

    Having recently been in session here on 6 Music for Gilles Peterson, the band now take to the 6 Mix decks to showcase some of their musical influences and inspirations.

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    Ministry of Sound DJ and George Lamb sidekick Marc Hughes kicks of his first 6 Mix of 2010 with a selection of uplifting house classics and brand new tech house from clubland.

    Marc, who's day job as Ministry of Sound resident DJ has taken him as far afield as Russia and China, digs in his box to bring out classics from the likes of Masters At Work, as well as future beats from around the work.

    Marc will also be taking a ride on the disco train for forty minutes of pure glitterball pleasure.

    Marc Hughes kicks of his first 6 Mix of 2010.

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    The disco train rides again as DJ and George Lamb sidekick Marc Hughes returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    Marc - a Ministry Of Sound resident who's recently DJed across Russia and China - plays the best in old skool house from the last thirty years, alongside his favourite disco tunes in a 40 minute sweep of glitterball action.

    In the last half hour of the show Marc presents a mix from one of his favourite current artists; Caribou.

    Caribou - led by Canadian born, London based Dan Snaith - have been causing a stir with their new album 'Swim' and its lead single 'Odess'a which became a 6 Music playlist favourite earlier this year.

    Marc hears from Dan about making the new album and in this exclusive mix, he plays tracks from Moodyman, Billy Stewart and Caribou themselves.

    Marc Hughes returns to play the best in old skool house plus his favourite disco tunes.

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    The disco train rides again as DJ Marc Hughes returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    Marc - a Ministry Of Sound resident who's recently DJed across Russia and China - plays the best in old skool house from the last thirty years, alongside his favourite disco tunes in a 40 minute sweep of glitterball action.

    In the last half hour Marc will be in the mix, playing an upfront up selection of club music.

    DJ Marc Hughes returns to play the best in old skool house from the last thirty years.

    6MMark Jones20120601

    returns to the 6 Mix with the latest edition of his occasional series exploring synthesised music past and present. In this programme, Mark speaks to Ultravox front man Midge Ure about his "synthfluences" following the release of the band's new album, Brilliant.

    Midge talks through the making of the new material, which is the first new offering from the band in nearly three decades, and also in depth about the synth music that has inspired him across his extensive career.

    The last section of the programme sees electro pop trio, The Good Natured, provide a guest mix, which contains an exclusive collaboration between the band and Vince Clarke.

    6MMark Jones: Kraftwerk Special2012020520120211

    6 Music Celebrates Kraftwerk, 30 years after The Model reached number 1, with record label boss Mark Jones exploring the German band's influence on electronic music.

    It is the latest in Mark's occasional series of 6 Mixes exploring synthesised music past and present. He talks to

    Mute Records boss and Kraftwerk expert, Daniel Miller, about the band's huge impact on electronic music.

    Mark Jones explores Kraftwerk's huge influence on electronic music.

    It is the latest in Mark's occasional series of 6 Mixes exploring synthesised music past and present. He talks to Mute Records boss and Kraftwerk expert, Daniel Miller, about the band's huge impact on electronic music.

    6MMash20121019

    takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of forward thinking electro and house music.

    A DJ and producer in his native Glasgow for over a decade, MASH - or Martyn Henderson - has held residencies at the city's infamous Sub Club as well as writing for Mixmag and Clash magazine.

    In his debut 6 Mix, MASH plays a selection of electronic gems past, present and future including tunes from Hot Chip, Silicon Soul and Disclosure.

    6MMassive Attack20121123

    Dance music pioneers Massive Attack take over 6 Music for an exclusive 6 Mix, playing a selection of their favourite music alongside tracks which influenced their seminal album Blue Lines.

    One of the UK's best known electronic acts, Massive Attack formed in Bristol in the mid-1980s, out of the ashes of hip-hop collective The Wild Bunch.

    Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991 and is seen by many as a watershed moment in British dance music, fusing hip hop, soul & jazz with the smokey late night vocals from Tricky and Shara Nelson. The album became an instant classic, with its lead single Unfinished Sympathy regularly topping polls for the greatest British single of all time.

    Since then the band have released four further albums, collaborating with everyone from Tracey Thorn to the late Terry Callier, via Sly & Robbie Elizabeth Frazer and Elbow's Guy Garvey.

    As they prepare to re-release a fully re-mastered and expanded edition of Blue Lines 21 years on, Daddy G and 3G take over the 6 Mix to play a selection of music which has inspired their unique sound, from Kraftwerk and Man Parrish to Flying Lotus and Daphni.

    6MMassive Attack 6 Mix Special2012112320121228 (6M)

    Dance music pioneers Massive Attack take over 6 Music for an exclusive 6 Mix, playing a selection of their favourite music alongside tracks which influenced their seminal album Blue Lines.

    One of the UK's best known electronic acts, Massive Attack formed in Bristol in the mid-1980s, out of the ashes of hip-hop collective The Wild Bunch.

    Their debut album Blue Lines was released in 1991 and is seen by many as a watershed moment in British dance music, fusing hip hop, soul & jazz with the smokey late night vocals from Tricky and Shara Nelson. The album became an instant classic, with its lead single Unfinished Sympathy regularly topping polls for the greatest British single of all time.

    Since then the band have released four further albums, collaborating with everyone from Tracey Thorn to the late Terry Callier, via Sly & Robbie Elizabeth Frazer and Elbow's Guy Garvey.

    As they prepare to re-release a fully re-mastered and expanded edition of Blue Lines 21 years on, Daddy G and 3G take over the 6 Mix to play a selection of music which has inspired their unique sound, from Kraftwerk and Man Parrish to Flying Lotus and Daphni.

    6MMatthew Dear In The Mix2012083120120909

    Matthew Dear takes to the decks to play some of his musical inspirations and favourites.

    This week on 6 Music, songwriter and producer, Matthew Dear, takes to the 6 Mix decks.

    Matthew plays a mixture of tracks that have inspired his new album, Beams, and some new music that is big in his world right now.

    Beams, which was recorded at his home in New York, is the fifth album from the Ghostly International co-founder and was released earlier this month. Its creation sees a newly assembled five-piece band come together to tour the album.

    Aside from his critically-acclaimed own work, Matthew has remixed the likes of The xx, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Spoon, Hot Chip, The Postal Service and Chemical Brothers.

    In this two hour show, Matthew plays a range of his musical loves from Thomas Fehlman, Sei A and Morgan Geist.

    6MMichael And Emily's 6 Mix - 0120110626

    Matt Everitt hosts a special edition of the 6 Mix with Glastonbury Festival organisers Michael and Emily Eavis.

    The duo, who together run Europe's biggest live music event, talk about balancing their lives as a family and as festival promoters; how their relationship has been affected by Glastonbury's success; and share some of their highlights from the last four decades.

    The father and daughter team also share a selection of favourite records from their personal collections, from artists who've inspired them to some of their favourite Glastonbury performers.

    Matt Everitt hosts a special edition of the 6 Mix with the Glastonbury Festival organisers

    6MMike Pickering20100418

    Dave Pearce meets DJ and record label boss Mike Pickering to talk about his life in dance music The resident DJ at the 'Nude' and 'Hot' nights at Manchester's infamous Hacienda night club, Mike went on to form the Mercury Award winning dance group M- People before becoming involved in dance label Deconstruction, which signed Brothers in Rhythm and Way Out West amongst others.

    In this special show Mike plays Dave the records which have inspired his life in dance music from Hacienda classics through to contemporary acts.

    He also talks about the history of the Deconstruction label - including signing acts like Sasha and Kylie Minogue - and tells Dave why he's decided to resurrect the label to launch a raft of new dance acts including the hotly tipped Diagram Of The Heart.

    In the last half hour of the show, there's a chance to hear Mike in the mix, recorded at Manchester's Warehouse Project in December last year.

    6MMiss Kittin20130802

    One of the true queens of dance music, Miss Kittin, takes over 6 Mix for two hours of electro and techno, old and new.

    With a career that stretches nearly two decades, she's worked with the likes of Felix da Housecat and Kris Menace and paved the way for other women to terrorize and dominate dance floors across the word like Nina Kraviz and Maya Jane Coles.

    Despite her first release coming at the turn of the Millennium, her recent 'Calling From the Stars' EP reminded everyone just how quality her productions are. Couple that with a summer schedule which takes in most of the biggest clubs in Ibiza and you've got yourself a recipe for a pretty tasty 6 Mix.

    6MMoby20130927

    Legendary American producer Moby takes over the 6 Mix for a two hour journey into his world.

    Having already headlined Glastonbury and sold over 20-million albums worldwide he's widely regarded as one of the most innovative electronic music figures of the past two decades.

    His third album, 'Innocents' is set for release next week and features collaborations with artists such as Mark Lanegan and Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne, adding to 'his incredible stature and building on the success of tracks like 'Porcelain' and 'Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?'.

    6MMount Kimbie & Floating Points2011102320111029

    Kai Campos and Dominic Maker, who make up the electronic duo Mount Kimbie, take over the 6 Mix for a Future Electronica special.

    Mount Kimbie released their debut album Crooks & Lovers last year.

    It was received with critical acclaim, featuring on over thirty Best of 2010 lists.

    In this programme they map out an hour of their musical influences, covering everything from The Fall to Wild Beasts.

    In addition, they also play a selection of new music that they are currently listening to.

    The second hour is curated by producer, DJ and bandleader Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points.

    Sam's musical choices span many spectrums from boogie-house to jazzy beats, which are reflected in the various releases on his and DJ Alexander Nut's imprint, Eglo Records.

    From his early years, Sam spent time studying classical composition and jazz piano and is currently working on a Ph.D.

    in Pharmacology.

    In this 6 Mix Sam plays tracks that have informed his compositions and some new things that he's into at the moment.

    A double bill with electronic duo Mount Kimbie and Sam Shephard, aka Floating Points.

    6MMy Name Is Tiga2011100920111015

    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga begins a 6 Mix residency with the first of four shows exploring his love of synthesized music past, present and future.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label, Turbo Recordings.

    In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and the xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart.

    He's also made his own solo albums - Sexor and Ciao! - and collaborates with Zombie Nation under the alias ZZT.

    Following his rapturously received 6 Mix earlier this year, Tiga steps up to the 6 Music decks to start a bi- monthly residency, playing a range of electronic music from the past three decades.

    There will also be a selection of cutting edge cuts from his DJ travels, alongside musings on music, football and much, much more.

    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga begins a 6 Mix residency.

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    Tiga returns for a festive edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga returns to his 6 Mix residency with the second of four shows exploring his love of synthesized music past, present and future.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label, Turbo Recordings.

    In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and The xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart.

    He's also made his own solo albums - Sexor and Ciao! - and collaborates with Zombie Nation under the alias ZZT.

    Following his rapturously received 6 Mix earlier this year, Tiga began a bi-monthly 6 Music residency, playing a range of electronic music from the past three decades.

    In the second show of the series, Tiga selects cutting edge cuts from his DJ travels, alongside musings on music, football and much, much more; all with a festive twist.

    6MMy Name Is Tiga20120304

    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga returns to his 6 Mix residency where he explores his love of synthesized music past, present and future.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label, Turbo Recordings. In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and The xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart. He's also made his own solo albums - Sexor and Ciao! - and collaborates with Zombie Nation under the alias ZZT.

    Following his rapturously received 6 Mix last year, Tiga began a bi-monthly 6 Music residency, playing a range of electronic music from the past three decades. In the third show of the series, Tiga selects cutting edge cuts from his DJ travels, this time inspired by a trip to India, as he explores the psychedelic world of Goan trance.

    Tiga returns to the 6 Mix and explores the psychedlic world of Goan trance.

    6MMy Name Is Tiga2012050420120513
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    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga returns to his 6 Mix residency where he explores his love of synthesized music past, present and future. Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label, Turbo Recordings. In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and The xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart. He's also made his own solo albums - Sexor and Ciao! - and collaborates with Zombie Nation under the alias ZZT.

    Tiga began a bi-monthly 6 Music residency last year, playing a range of electronic music from the past three decades. In the latest show of the series, Tiga looks at the art of the remix and speaks to fellow DJs Duke Dumont, DJ Koze, Objekt and Motor City Drum Ensemble.

    Canadian-born DJ Tiga looks at the art of the remix.

    6MMy Name Is Tiga2012080320120812

    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga returns to his 6 Mix residency.

    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga returns to his 6 Mix residency where he explores his love of synthesized music past, present and future.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label.

    In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and The xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart.

    He's also made his own solo albums - Sexor and Ciao! - and collaborates with Zombie Nation under the alias ZZT.

    6MMy Name Is Tiga2013040520130414 (6M)

    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga returns to the 6 Mix.

    Canada's electro ambassador, Tiga, returns to his 6 Mix residency where he explores his love of synthesized music past, present and future.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label.

    In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and The xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart.

    Towards the end of last year, Tiga released his new single Plush which was remixed by Jacques Lu Cont and features on his recent mix album Tiga Non Stop, which was his first official mix CD in more than five years.

    Ahead of a string of European dates this April, Tiga gets back behind the 6 Mix decks for two hours of fresh music from the dancefloors.

    6MNathan Fake20121207

    takes to the 6 Mix decks for 120 minutes of experimental electronica.

    Born in Norfolk, Nathan started releasing music in the early 00s with his debut album, Drowning In A Sea Of Love arriving in 2006.

    Since then he's released two other albums - the latest being Steam Days which came out in September - and was personally picked by Thom Yorke to remix Radiohead's Morning Mr Magpie for their King Of Limbs remix series.

    As he prepares to head out on tour with 6 Music favourites Orbital, Nathan takes to the 6 Mix decks to give us a taste of the ambient, techno-infused sounds which have made his name.

    6MNathan Fake20130106

    takes to the 6 Mix decks for 120 minutes of experimental electronica.

    Nathan Fake takes to the 6 Mix decks for 120 minutes of experimental electronica.

    Born in Norfolk, Nathan started releasing music in the early 00s with his debut album, Drowning In A Sea Of Love arriving in 2006.

    Since then he's released two other albums - the latest being Steam Days which came out in September - and was personally picked by Thom Yorke to remix Radiohead's Morning Mr Magpie for their King Of Limbs remix series.

    As he prepares to head out on tour with 6 Music favourites Orbital, Nathan takes to the 6 Mix decks to give us a taste of the ambient, techno-infused sounds which have made his name.

    Producer Lucy Madge.

    6MNerm2011112020111126

    returns to the 6 Mix playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music.

    As head of East London's Shiva Soundsystem, Nerm has DJed all over the world, from touring India to playing major festivals including Glastonbury.

    He's also been a resident at Ministry of Sound in Birmingham, fronted an electro punk band and has the distinction of being the only person to play Marilyn Manson on the BBC Asian Network.

    A lifelong Prince fan, Nerm cites the purple one as the inspiration for sending him on his journey intro cross genre alternative music.

    He's currently producing his own material and consulting on film soundtracks for Kidulthood director Menhaj Huda.

    In his second 6 Mix Nerm plays an eclectic selection of genre spanning music, from drum 'n' bass to metal, via electro and dubstep.

    Nerm takes over the 6 Mix.

    6MNerm2012060820120608 (6M)

    returns to the 6 Mix playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music.

    As head of East London's Shiva Soundsystem, Nerm has DJed all over the world, from touring India to playing major festivals including Glastonbury.

    A lifelong Prince fan, Nerm cites The Purple One as the inspiration for his journey intro cross genre alternative music.

    In his latest 6 Mix Nerm plays an eclectic selection of genre spanning music, from drum 'n' bass to metal, via electro and dubstep.

    6MNerm2012092820121007

    returns to the 6 Mix playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music.

    returns to the 6 Mix playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music. As head of East London's Shiva Soundsystem, Nerm has DJ'ed all over the world, from touring India to playing major festivals including Glastonbury. A lifelong Prince fan, Nerm cites The Purple One as the inspiration for his journey intro cross genre alternative music. In his latest 6 Mix Nerm plays an eclectic selection of genre spanning music, from drum 'n' bass to metal, via electro and dubstep.

    Another DJ takes over the 6 Mix.

    6MNerm2013011120130113 (6M)
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    returns to the 6 Mix playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music.

    As head of East London's Shiva Soundsystem, Nerm has DJ'ed all over the world, from touring India to playing major festivals including Glastonbury. A lifelong Prince fan, Nerm cites The Purple One as the inspiration for his journey intro cross genre alternative music.

    In his first 6 Mix of 2013 Nerm plays an eclectic selection of genre spanning music, from drum 'n' bass to metal, via electro and dubstep.

    Nerm returns to the 6 Mix, playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music.

    6MNerm Returns To The 6 Mix20120303

    playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music. As head of East London's Shiva Soundsystem, Nerm has DJed all over the world, from touring India to playing major festivals including Glastonbury.

    A lifelong Prince fan, Nerm cites The Purple One as the inspiration for his journey intro cross genre alternative music. He's currently producing his own material and consulting on film soundtracks for Kidulthood director Menhaj Huda.

    In his latest 6 Mix Nerm plays an eclectic selection of genre spanning music, from drum 'n' bass to metal, via electro and dubstep.

    Nerm returns to the 6 Mix playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music.

    6MNerm Takes Over The 6 Mix2011082120110827

    Nerm steps up to the 6 Mix playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music.

    As head of East London's Shiva Soundsystem, Nerm has Djed all over the world, from touring India to playing major festivals including Glastonbury.

    He's also been a resident at Ministry of Sound in Birmingham, fronted an electro punk band and has the distinction of being the only person to play Marilyn Manson on the BBC Asian Network.

    A lifelong Prince fan, Nerm cites the purple one as the inspiration for sending him on his journey intro cross genre alternative music.

    He's currently producing his own material and consulting on film soundtracks for Kidulthood director Menhaj Huda.

    In his first 6 Mix Nerm plays an eclectic selection of genre spanning music, from drum 'n' bass to metal, via electro and dubstep.

    DJ Nerm steps up to the 6 Mix playing the alternative side of electronic and dance music.

    6MNigel Godrich20121012

    Super producer Nigel Godrich takes over the 6 Mix to play two hours of tunes which have inspired his unique sonic identity, alongside new music from his studio.

    One of Britain's best-known record producers, over the past two decades Godrich has mixed and produced tunes for a host of music's biggest stars from U2 to Sir Paul McCartney via Pavement, Travis and Band Aid 20. However he's best known for his work as long time producer of Radiohead, working on every album they've made since The Bends in 1994.

    Described as their "sixth member", his use of dense, textured production has become an essential part of their DNA. However, this autumn he's stepped out from the mixing desk, playing keyboards in multimedia trio Ultraista (who release their debut album this month) and playing bass in Atoms For Peace featuring Thom Yorke.

    In his 6 Mix, Nigel takes you on two hour journey through the recesses of his record collection, from Four Tet, Faust and Flying Lotus to Boards of Canada, Beck and Brian Eno.

    Nigel's use of dense, textured production has become an essential part of Radiohead's DNA. However, this autumn he's stepped out from the mixing desk, playing keyboards in multimedia trio Ultraista who release their debut album this month and playing bass in Atoms For Peace featuring Thom Yorke. In this 6 Mix, Nigel plays the music that has inspired his experimental sonic style as well as talking about Ultraista, Atoms For Peace and how it feels to be stepping in front of the glass.

    6MNightmares On Wax20130920

    Having been at the forefront of the electronic music scene for the past quarter of a century, Nightmares on Wax presents a 6 Mix showcasing exactly why he's been named the Best Downtempo DJ for the past two years, having been one of the key figures in acid house and trip-hop in the past.

    Real name George Evelyn, started the Nightmares on Wax project with Kevin Harper who he befriended while they were both part of a breakdancing crew in the late '80s, fascinated by hip hop.

    Their production partnership began as one of the first artists to release on the iconic Warp Records, in 1989, before they chose to go their separate ways.

    However Evelyn has continued to wow and impress during his regular Ibiza appearances this summer, as his reputation and respect within the electronic music scene continues to grow.

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    Nitin Sawhney takes the 6 Mix on an audio journey.

    Producer, songwriter, DJ and multi-instrumentalist, Nitin Sawhney takes to the 6 Mix decks for a two hour audio journey.

    With a hugely varied career so far, Sawhney has made 9 studio albums, been nominated for a Mercury Music prize, scored over 40 films for cinema and television, received an Ivor Novello nomination for best score and has composed the acclaimed Orchestral music to the BAFTA nominated BBC series "The Human Planet".

    You can also hear his Radio 2 series, 'Nitin Sawhney Spins The Globe' every Thursday from 11pm, throughout March. In this programme, Nitin takes to the decks for 120 minutes of musical inspirations and new artists he is championing at the moment.

    6MNu-balearic Special: Washed Out & Chad Valley20110709

    6 Mix explores the sun-drenched sound of nu-balearica with mixes from two of its rising stars; Washed Out and Chad Valley.

    With an analogue aesthetic referencing shoegazing and synth pop, nu-balearica is often labelled Chillwave; a term which set the blogs on fire when it was first coined in the US at the end of 2009.

    Since then it has outgrown its hipster origins into a fully fledged phenomenon, with acts like Toro Y Moi and Neon Indian touring across the world.

    In this programme 6 Music gives its airwaves over to Chillwave's biggest star, Ernest Greene, better known as Washed Out.

    Hailing from Georgia USA, Greene started making lo-fi beats in his college dorm in Atlanta before releasing a series of mix tapes online.

    In this show Ernest talks about his brand new album 'Within and Without' and plays tracks which have inspired him from 10cc, DJ Shadow and Madlib as well as current favourites from Blondes and Pional.

    Support comes from Oxford based purveyor of dream-pop Chad Valley.

    Part of the Blessing Force musical collective, Hugo Manuel has made a series of collectible EPs and releases his latest 'Equatorial Ultravox' later this month.

    In his mix he plays tracks from Shuggie Otis and Peter Gabriel alongside new music from TEED and Oneohtrix Point Never.

    Both acts also discuss chillwave, how they feel about it going global and what's next for the nu-balearic sound.

    Washed Out and Chad Valley take control of 6 Mix for a nu-Balearica special.

    6MOrbital20100313

    Legendary dance duo Orbital return to the 6 Mix for two shows recounting their personal history of dance music and the part they played in the genre' genesis.

    Best known for seminal dance tunes including Chime and Halcyon, Orbital reformed last year after a five year hiatus, headlining festivals all over the world including the Big Chill Festival and Get Loaded In The Park.

    The band also presented three 6 Mix programmes, playing the music which inspired them growing up from punk to dub.

    In this show, brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll play tunes from React To Rhythm , Joi, Frankie Knuckles and Aphex Twin, sharing their memories of those tunes and the part they played in shaping Orbital's sound.

    In the second hour Phil takes to the decks for an exclusive hour mix of his current favourite club tunes, including the debut of a brand new Orbital track - their first in five years - called 'Don't Stop Me.'.

    Orbital's Paul and Phil Hartnoll return to 6 Music with an exclusive mix.

    6MOrbital20111231

    Legendary dance duo Orbital bring some seasonal cheer to the 6 Mix with their choice of musical delights.

    Best known for seminal dance tunes, including Chime and Halcyon, Orbital reformed in 2009 after a five year hiatus, headlining festivals all over the world including the Big Chill Festival and Get Loaded In The Park.

    In this programme they play their favourite choices of 2011, some electronic classics and also the music which has inspired their forthcoming new album, due out in April.

    The last hour sees the duo dropping an exclusive hour mix to help bring in the New Year.

    Dance duo Orbital bring some seasonal cheer to the 6 Mix.

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    Legendary dance duo Orbital continue their 6 Mix residency, recounting their personal history of dance music and the part they played in helping shape the movement.

    Best known for seminal dance tunes including Chime and Halcyon, Orbital reformed last year after a five year hiatus, headlining festivals all over the world including the Big Chill Festival and Get Loaded In The Park.

    The band also presented three 6 Mix programmes, playing the music which inspired them growing up from punk to dub.

    In this second of two shows, Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll play artists including Inner City and Pierre's Fantasy Club, sharing their memories of those tunes and the part they played in influencing Orbital's sound.

    In the second hour of the show there's an exclusive hour long live set from the band, recorded live at the Forum, Sydney in February this year, featuring classic tracks and new material.

    Orbital's Paul and Phil Hartnoll continue their 6 Mix residency.

    6MOrbital Classic 6 Mix20110820

    Legendary dance duo Orbital recount their personal history of dance music and the part they played in helping shape the movement.

    Best known for seminal dance tunes including Chime and Halcyon, Orbital reformed in 2009after a five year hiatus, headlining festivals all over the world including the Big Chill Festival and Get Loaded In The Park.

    The band also presented three 6 Mix programmes, playing the music which inspired them growing up from punk to dub.

    Brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll play artists including Inner City and Pierre's Fantasy Club, sharing their memories of those tunes and the part they played in influencing Orbital's sound.

    In the second hour of the show there's an exclusive hour long live set from the band, recorded live at the Forum, Sydney in February last year, featuring classic tracks and new material.

    Orbital's Paul and Phil Hartnoll continue their 6 Mix residency.

    6MOrbital Glastonbury Special20110702

    Dance duo Orbital - AKA brothers Paul and Phil Hartnoll - present a special Glastonbury edition of the 6 Mix.

    The duo, who first played the festival in 1994 became known for a string of iconic performances on Pilton Farm, and have played on the Pyramid, Other and Jazz World stages over a fifteen year period.

    In this special show, the band share their Glastonbury memories of the last 15 years, from their first ever appearance to what was billed as their 'final' ever show as a band at Glastonbury in 2004.

    They relive the highs - and lows - of the Glastonbury experience and share what it's like to headline such an important cultural event.

    Orbital also delve in to the BBC archive to replay some classic Glastonbury performances including 'Chime' 'Style' and 'Satan'.

    In the last half hour there's also a mix of artists the brothers will be checking out elsewhere on the festival bill, including The Unthanks, Muse and Alabama 3.

    6MOrlando Higginbottom - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs20111127

    Orlando Higginbottom, aka Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs [T.E.E.D], brings his brand of lush electronica to the 6 Mix.

    It's been a busy year for the music maker, who hails from Oxford.

    He recently travelled to the Congo in Africa as one of the producers collaborating with Damon Albarn on his DRC Music project and his debut single, Trouble, appeared in July.

    Aside from his current releases and remixes for the likes of Joe Goddard and Friendly Fires, Orlando is well known for his live shows where he often dresses up in a dinosaur costume.

    Hotly tipped for 2012, and ahead of his debut album release early next year, Orlando takes over the 6 Mix for two hours of analogue tinged electro.

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    DJ, producer, label boss and all round dance music legend, Paul Oakenfold presents an exclusive mix of current favourites that he is playing in clubland at the moment.

    Last week's 6 Mix saw Dave Pearce talking to Paul Oakenfold in depth about his life in dance music and the music that has inspired him throughout his distinguished career. In the second part of this double bill special, Paul plays a two hour mix of upfront tunes that are big on the dancefloors at the moment.

    DJ, producer and label boss Paul Oakenfold is in the mix.

    6MPet Shop Boys20130712

    take over the 6 Mix decks for a special two hour show, ahead of the release of their new album, Electric. With over 50 million records sold worldwide and no less than 42 Top 30 singles under their belts, Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe need no introduction as electronic pioneers.

    Since their debut single West End Girls topped the charts almost 30 years ago, the duo have continued to have a huge impact on the electronic music scene, working with artists as diverse as Lady Gaga to Johnny Marr. Their first album, 1986's Please, has had a whole host of successful successors, which takes them to 2013 and their twelfth offering, Electric.

    6MQuantic20140613

    Quantic takes to the 6 Mix decks as part of 6 Music Celebrates South America.

    Born in the UK but now based at his Sonido del Valle studio in the highlands of Bogota, Colombia, DJ and producer Quantic, aka Will Holland, takes over the 6 Music airwaves with some of his musical influences, new and old.

    Holland has released four albums as Quantic, the latest being Magnetica, which appeared last month. He has also performed and released music under various live projects, such as The Quantic Soul Orchestra and Quantic and his Combo Barbaro. Aside from his own releases, Holland has collaborated with the likes of Mr Scruff and Alice Russell

    In this special 6 Mix, Quantic takes us through some of his favourite music from Colombia and beyond.

    6MQuantic And The Herbaliser In The Mix20100704

    To celebrate 'Independents Day', the 6 Mix presents new mixes from two of the UK's best alternative independent dance labels - Ninja Tunes and Tru Thoughts.

    In the first hour, Tru Thoughts' Quantic - also known as Will Holland - takes us through a selection of his current favourites and tunes which have inspired tracks on his new album.

    Originally from Worcestershire but now based in Cali, Columbia, Holland has drawn from hip hop, funk, dub and jazz to create Quantic's distinctive sound.

    In this mix he plays tracks from his eagerly awaited new LP, 'Dog With A Rope' alongside classic tunes from Prince Buster and Sound Dimension which have influenced his sound.

    In the second hour Ollie and Jake from Ninja Tune legends The Herbaliser take over with a heady mix of funk and hip hop including classic tracks from Rose Royce and Roy Ayers.

    The band, who've lined up a summer of European gigs including dates in France, Italy and Hungary, release a retrospective of their time with Ninja entitled 'Herbal Tonic' this week, and during the mix there's chance to hear some classic Herbaliser moments from their 15 year career.

    The 6 Mix presents mixes from Tru Thoughts' Quantic and Ninja Tunes' The Herbaliser.

    6MRob Da Bank20140221

    DJ and King of all things 'Festival' Rob Da Bank takes to the 6 Mix decks ahead of the inaugural 6 Music Festival next weekend in Manchester.

    Rob delves in to his record bag and delivers an eclectic selection including an unreleased track from James Blake, vintage Aphex Twin, dub courtesy of Deadbeat, some Arabic acid house and even a bit of Bavarian bass music.

    6MRob Da Bank20140509

    Self-styled Sonic Navigator, Rob Da Bank returns to the 6 Mix for two hours of audio loveliness. Following on from his first 6 Mix in February, ahead of the first 6 Music Festival, Rob jumps back behind the 6 Music decks.

    6MRob Da Bank20140725

    Rob da Bank takes over the decks as a 6 Mix Resident, playing an eclectic mix of audio loveliness from techno to chillwave, covering a spectrum of leftfield music, new and old.

    He joins as a resident following two stints as a 6 Mix guest DJ - the first was earlier this year in February, the second in May. Aside from his radio ventures, he is best known as the creator of Bestival and Camp Bestival, and the Sunday Best label which has released music by David Lynch, Dan le Sac & Scroobius Pip, Valerie June, Dub Pistols and Beardyman.

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    takes over the decks for his second show as an official 6 Mix Resident, playing an eclectic mix of audio loveliness from techno to chillwave, covering a spectrum of leftfield music, new and old.

    This is the next show in Rob's residency, following on from his latest show in July, where he played tracks from Caribou, SBTRKT, Hudson Mohawke and Tricky. Aside from his radio ventures, Rob is best known as the creator of Bestival and Camp Bestival, and the Sunday Best label which has released music by David Lynch, Dan le Sac & Scroobius Pip, Valerie June, Dub Pistols and Beardyman.

    6MRob Da Bank20150102

    takes over the decks for his third show as an official 6 Mix Resident, playing an eclectic mix of audio loveliness and some of his musical tips for 2015.

    There's new tracks from Kacy Hill, Young Fathers and Shura and an 'Ambient Duvet Mix' to ease you in to the new year.

    6MRoni Size20140815

    Roni Size, the Bristol-born stalwart of Drum & Bass, takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of classic cuts and brand new releases.

    Starting on the music production path when he was 16, it didn't take long for this hobby to turn in to a full time passion. A meeting with Krust in the 90's ended up with the pair starting their own label, WTP. This, in turn, allowed Full Cycle and Dope Dragon to be established in 1993. A few years later, Roni was signed to Gilles Peterson's Talkin' Loud label and in 1997 he released the Mercury Prize winning New Forms as Roni Size & Reprazent, which contained the iconic track Brown Paper Bag. Since the release of New Forms, Roni has released a further 6 albums and a whole host of singles, working with the likes of Method Man, Rodney P and Zack de la Rocha from Rage Against The Machine.

    2014 sees the release of his new album, Take Kontrol, which is the first original material in a over a decade, and the reprise of Reprazent with a one-off gig at the end of the year at London's Village Underground.

    In this special 6 Mix, Roni Size takes over the 6 Music airwaves for two hours to show why he has been, and still is, such a huge name in British music.

    6MSasha20130510

    6 Mix celebrates Dance Pioneers, continuing with Sasha.

    Throughout the month of May, 6 Mix will be shining a light on a selection of Dance Pioneers, which kicked off with Grandmaster Flash and continues this week with Sasha.

    Born and raised in a small town in Wales, Sasha grew up listening to Motown records. It wasn't until a visit to the legendary club, Hacienda, that he was first exposed to house music. The sound had such an impact on him, that he moved to Manchester to start his path towards Djing.

    His first break came when he was offered a residency at Stokes legendary club Shelly's, where he enthralled clubbers with his Italian House selections. It was at Shelly's where Sasha met John Digweed. The pair have DJed together to millions of clubbers, all across the globe and have released a successful series of mix albums, which first surfaced in 1994.

    Sasha has produced multiple UK-charting singles and has also been responsible for some huge remixes, for artists such as Madonna, The Chemical Brothers, Hot Chip and Felix Da Housecat. The latter, 'Watching Cars Go By', earned him a Grammy nomination in 2004. Fast-forward to 2013, where Sasha Involver 3, earlier this year. The album lies at the half way point between a mix album and an original work, featuring remixes of The xx, Little Dragon, Foals and James Zabiela alongside some unheard exclusives.

    In this special 6 Mix, Sasha takes to the 6 Music decks for two hours playing a selection of musical influences and tunes from his DJ travels.

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    take over the 6 Mix.

    take over the 6 Mix decks for a special show as part of 6 Music Celebrates: Dance Culture.

    The duo - James Ford and Jas Shaw - formed in 2005 as a spin off to the band Simian and have released two albums; Attack Decay Sustain Release arriving in 2007 and the 2009 release Temporary Pleasure.

    Alongside numerous single releases, such as the massive dance floor hit We Are Your Friends, they have also been responsible for a myriad of remixes for the likes of The Kills, The Go! Team, Klaxons, Peaches and Bjork.

    In this special 6 Mix, the first show in the new Friday night slot, the duo take over the 6 Mix airwaves for some stomping dance floor fun. There will also be a chance to hear new material from their hotly anticipated new album, Unpatterns.

    Simian Mobile Disco take over the 6 Mix.

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    Simian Mobile Disco aka James Ford and Jas Shaw, take to the 6 Mix decks with two hours of dark beats & wobbly techno.

    The duo have been making music together since 2000; first as part of the four piece Simian - who's track 'Never Be Alone' morphed into the huge electro hit 'We Are Your Friends' via the help of Justice - and then later as Simian Mobile Disco.

    Ahead of the release of their fourth album, Whorl, the duo take over the 6 Music airwaves with music from Dark Sky, DJ Koze, Luke Soloman and Wesley Matsell.

    6MSimon From Basement Jaxx2011061220110618

    Simon Ratcliffe from Basement Jaxx takes over the 6 Mix, talking about his life in electronic and experimental music.

    Basement Jaxx need no introduction, having released number one albums, toured the world, headlined the Glastonbury Festival and - most recently - provided the soundtrack to 6 Music's Joe Cornish's debut feature film 'Attack The Block'.

    However Simon actually started off as a solo producer, releasing his debut EP 'City Dreams' back in 1995.

    16 years on and he finally releases the follow up 'Dorus Rijkers' this month, fusing psychedelic rock influences with his trademark contemporary electronic production.

    In this programme Simon explores his personal journey in music, playing and talking about how records by Captain Beefheart, Weather Report and Frank Zappa influenced his sound alongside early house music and rare groove from the likes of Lonnie Liston Smith.

    Simon also tells the story behind his new EP, reveals just who Dorus Rijkers was and why he named the EP after them, and also talks about what's next for Basement Jaxx.

    Simon Ratcliffe from Basement Jaxx takes over the 6 Mix.

    In this programme Simon explores his personal journey in music, playing and talking about how records by Frank Zappa, David Bowie and Aswad influenced his sound alongside early house music from Nuyorican Soul and contemporary electronica from Flying Lotus.

    Simon also tells the story behind his new EP and does a one hour mix which he describes as "a journey into my fantasy world.".

    6MSister Bliss20140912

    As a founding member of Faithless and a world-renowned DJ, Sister Bliss needs little introduction. Alongside Maxi Jazz and Rollo Armstrong, Faithless were responsible for some of the biggest tunes to come out of the UK dance scene, including God Is A DJ, Insomnia and We Come 1. Six albums, 15 million record sales and numerous live dates later, the band decided to call it a day in 2011, although Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz still occasionally perform together.

    2014 sees the release of new material under the Bliss moniker and to celebrate Sister Bliss takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of new music from her DJ travels and musical inspirations.

    6MSlam20141128

    The Glaswegian techno duo, Slam, take over the 6 Mix for two hours of musical influences, new and old.

    Slam, aka Stuart McMillan & Orde Meikle, have had a big year - they recently released their fifth album 'Reverse Proceed', which was the pair's first studio album in over 7 years. The project saw them delving in to their 22 years of experience and past music for inspiration. In this show, the two producers play two hours of music which has inspired their recent release and some new dance-floor favourites.

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    Dave Pearce talks to Slipmatt and revisits some big dance tunes from the early 1990s.

    BBC Radio 6 Music Celebrates: Dance Culture this April. So grab your glowsticks, your smiley face T-shirt and delve in to the world of rave with Dave Pearce, as he talks to Slipmatt.

    Slipmatt began DJing in 1989 at the legendary Raindance raves and later that year joined forces with DJ Lime to form SL2. The duo were responsible for some of the biggest anthems of the time including DJs Take Control and 1992's Number two hit On A Ragga Tip.

    In this special programme, Dave Pearce and Slipmatt rewind the clocks to explore some of the biggest tunes that got dancefloors and muddy fields moving in the early 90s.

    6MSteve Mason & Dennis Bovell's Dub Excursion2011073120110806

    Singer Steve Mason and producer Dennis Bovell join forces for two hours of heavy dub reggae.

    The former frontman of the Beta Band, King Biscuit Time and Black Affair, Steve first met British reggae pioneer Bovell through his cousin; Massive Attack's Daddy G.

    Bovell had a string of hits in the early 1980s with his band Matumbi, before going to produce records from Janet Kay, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Orange Juice and Madness.

    The pair bonded though a love of drinking and dub and have gone on to create 'Ghosts Outside' - a dub version of Steve's 2010 album 'Boys Outside' which was originally produced by Richard X.

    In this special 6 Mix, Steve and Dennis go digging in the crates for their favourite dub records, playing classic tunes from Horace Andy, Mikey Dread, Public Image Limited and the Upsetters, as well as discussing how they discovered dub and the influence it has had on their respective solo careers.

    They also talk about the making of 'Ghosts Outside' and how they went about turning a guitar and synth based record into a full length dub excursion.

    Singer Steve Mason and producer Dennis Bovell join forces for two hours of dub reggae.

    6MSuperstar Dj New Year's Eve20121231

    In this special show, Groove Armada bring some seasonal cheer to the 6 Mix.

    The dance duo take over the show, bringing in the New Year with some dancefloor favourites, new and old alike.

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    Orlando Higginbottom, aka Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs [T.E.E.D], brings his brand of lush electronica to the 6 Mix.

    It's been a busy year for the music maker, who hails from Oxford.

    He recently travelled to the Congo in Africa as one of the producers collaborating with Damon Albarn on his DRC Music project and his debut single, Trouble, appeared in July.

    Aside from his current releases and remixes for the likes of Joe Goddard and Friendly Fires, Orlando is well known for his live shows where he often dresses up in a dinosaur costume.

    Hotly tipped for 2012, and ahead of his debut album release early next year, Orlando takes over the 6 Mix for two hours of analogue tinged electro.

    TEED brings his brand of lush electronica to the 6 Mix.

    6MTerry Farley20130906

    DJ and producer, Terry Farley heads back to the 'second summer of love' and celebrates some of the biggest Acid House tracks, 25 years on.

    Along with 6 Mix's very own Andrew Weatherall, the duo started the now notorious Boy's Own fanzine in 1986, which commented on the slang, the parties, the tunes and the humour of the acid house days, and which also lead to the creation of the label Junior Boys Own. This imprint specialised in dance music and put out records by Orbital and Dig Your Own Hole by The Chemical Brothers, which celebrates 15 years this year.

    Terry began making productions with Andy Weatherall, Hugo Nicholson and Pete Heller under the name Bocca Juniors. He later teamed up with Pete Heller and has gone on to re-mix many of the world's leading artists and singers: everyone from U2 to New Order; to the Happy Mondays and Primal Scream at the height of Balearica. He has also produced Kylie Minogue, The Farm and M People.

    Terry has recently complied a five-CD box set which traces the Acid House movement and in this programme, he plays some iconic tunes that were keeping the dancefloors filled in clubs like Shoom, Spectrum and the Hacienda.

    6MThe Art Of The Remix20101212

    Journalist Jo Youle explores the art of remixing records with the help of a stellar cast of producers and DJs.

    Since their emergence from the disco scene in the 1970s, remixes have dominated the world of dance music, often helping break records which wouldn't otherwise have been hits.

    Over the last few years remixes of old tracks by Elton John and Simian have become chart toppers, whilst Skream's remix of La Roux's 'In For The Kill' is widely recognised as the tune which broke dubstep into the mainstream.

    In this programme, James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem, Armand Van Helden, 2ManyDJs, Fatboy Slim and more spill the beans about why they think remixes play such an important part in dance music, what the secret to a good remix is and how they go about remixing records for other artists.

    There's also a chance to hear some of the DJs favourite remixes from the past two decades including Fatboy Slim's take on Cornershop, Tiga's take on LCD Soundsystem and Leftfield versus John Lydon.

    Leftfield, Armand Van Helden, LCD Soundsystem and others explore the art of the remix.

    6MThe Disco Train With Marc Hughes20110227

    The disco train rides again as DJ Marc Hughes returns for the latest edition of his 6 Mix residency.

    Marc - a Ministry Of Sound resident who's recently DJed across Europe and Brazil - plays the best in old skool house from the last thirty years, alongside his favourite disco tunes in a 40 minute sweep of glitterball action.

    In the last half hour Marc will be in the mix, playing an upfront selection of techno influenced club music.

    The disco train rides again as DJ Marc Hughes returns to the 6 Mix.

    6MThe Dot20130531

    6 Mix celebrates Dance Pioneers throughout May, finishing with Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey.

    Throughout the month of May, 6 Mix has been shining a light on a selection of Dance Pioneers. So far in the series Grandmaster Flash, Sasha, Ed Banger's Busy P and Derrick May have taken to the 6 Music decks. The shows conclude this week buy bringing it right up to the present day with Mike Skinner and Rob Harvey, aka The D.O.T.

    6MThe Go! Team20110424

    Brighton based sonic alchemists the Go! Team take control of the 6 Mix.

    A 6 Music favourite, the band - masterminded by producer and DJ Ian Parton - have carved out a distinct sonic identity, mixing up samples from children's TV themes, long-lost library music and obscure garage rock tunes to create an intoxicating musical brew.

    Their latest album, 'Rolling Blackouts', includes guest appearances from Best Coast's Beth Cosentino and Deerhoof's Satomi Matsuzaki as well as vocals from UK rapper Ninja.

    Returning to the 6 Mix for the first time in five years, Ian plays a selection of music which has influenced the band's sound including tunes from My Bloody Valentine, The Crystals and Enrico Morricone, and discusses his love of 1960s girl groups.

    He also plays a selection his favourite instrumental music, including tracks by Tortoise and Brian Eno, and talks about how non-vocal music has informed his musical make up.

    6MThe Heatwave2012081720120826

    bring their carnival sounds to the 6 Mix.

    The Heatwave bring their carnival sounds to the 6 Mix.

    As part of 6 Music Celebrates 50 Years of Jamaican Independence, London-based DJ crew The Heatwave bring their bashment sounds of carnival to the 6 Mix.

    The Heatwave have played raves all over the world and are the team behind the Hot Wuk parties which have torn up dancefloors across the UK. Their sound ties together Jamaica and the UK with the group having worked with big artists in the scene, such as Sticky, Ward 21, Serocee, Lady Chann, Natalie Storm and YT.

    In this show, The Heatwave take to the 6 Mix decks to play two hours of the freshest bashment and dancehall, bringing a full on carnival to the 6 Music studios.

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    Dr Alex Paterson from The Orb takes to the 6 Mix decks.

    As part of 6 Music Celebrates: 50 Years of Jamaican Independence, legendary ambient producer Dr Alex Paterson from the Orb takes over the 6 Mix.

    He talks about collaborating with one of reggae's greatest pioneers, Lee Scratch Perry. Their forthcoming album, The Observer In The Star House, is released next month.

    The pairing transcends more than the dub genre, with Alex's punk routes and Perry having worked with The Clash and the Slits, creating a reggae/punk crossover.

    Recorded in Berlin, the album was first thought of in 2004 when Alex and Lee played together in Mexico. It features brand new material and a re-working of two classics Police and Thieves, which Perry produced in 1976, and Little Fluffy Clouds.

    Founded by Dr Alex Paterson and Jimmy Cauty in 1988, the Orb became pioneers of ambient techno, forging their own chillout sound after Cauty left to concentrate on his other band, the KLF.

    Best known for their massive hits Little Fluffy Clouds and Perpetual Dawn, the band have continued to push the boundaries of electronic music over the last twenty years.

    In this special programme, Alex takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours to play music that has inspired his new album with Lee Scratch Perry.

    6MThe Residents20131025

    6 Mix are delighted to announce a new line-up of Residents who will present shows regularly on 6 Music.

    Goldie, Derrick May and Jamie xx join Erol Alkan, Groove Armada and Andrew Weatherall, and in this week's show all go back-to-back to showcase what you can expect from their individual shows.

    Each represent a different corner of the dance music spectrum and have credentials to call upon which are second to none. With the latest batch of residents we have Goldie who has been at the forefront of the Drum and Bass scene since the 1990s with Metalheadz to Derrick May who's one of the founding fathers of Detroit Techno, and Jamie xx who's had Mercury success with his band's debut album and is one of the most talked about electronic music producers online across the globe.

    Already familiar to regular listeners of the 6 Mix are Erol Alkan, Groove Armada and Andrew Weatherall who serve up something different every time they come on air and hold respect from anyone who's anyone in the electronic music industry.

    6MThom Yorke In The Mix2011101620111022

    Thom Yorke takes over the 6 Mix playing his favourite electronic music past, present and future.

    Thom needs no introduction; as the frontman of Radiohead he's pushed the boundaries of alternative music for almost two decades, and as a solo artist he's fused a love of experimental sonics with his uncanny ear for a melody.

    Regarded by many as the heir apparent to Brian Eno, Thom's recently branched into DJ-ing and has curated Radiohead's first ever remix album, featuring mixes and re-imaginings by other cutting edge producers including SBTRKT, Caribou and Jamie xx.

    In this exclusive two hour show, he plays a selection of these mixes, alongside the music which is inspiring him right now.

    Thom Yorke takes over the 6 Mix playing his favourite electronic music.

    6MTiga2011040320110409

    Canada's ambassador for all things electro - DJ Tiga - takes over the 6 Mix for 120 minutes of synth-based sonic wizardry.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label, Planet Turbo.

    In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and the xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart.

    He's also made his own solo album - Ciao - and collaborates with Zombie Nation under the alias ZTT.

    In his first 6 Mix, Tiga steps up to the 6 Music decks to play a range of electronic music from the past three decades, combined with a selection of cutting edge cuts from his DJ travels.

    DJ Tiga, Canada's ambassador for all things electro, takes over the 6 Mix.

    Canada's ambassador for all things electro - Tiga - takes over the 6 Mix for 120 minutes of synth-based sonic wizardry.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label, Turbo Recordings.

    Tiga, Canada's ambassador for all things electro, takes over the 6 Mix.

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    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga returns to his 6 Mix residency where he explores his love of synthesized music past, present and future.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label, Turbo Recordings.

    In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and The xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart. He's also made his own solo albums - Sexor and Ciao! - and collaborates with Zombie Nation under the alias ZZT.

    In his latest 6 Mix Tiga plays a selection of game-changing music from across the globe as well as taking his own sideways look at life as a superstar DJ.

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    Canada's electro ambassador Tiga takes over the 6 Mix.

    Canada's electro ambassador, Tiga, returns to his 6 Mix residency where he explores his love of synthesized music past, present and future.

    Based in Montreal, Tiga's introduction to dance music came with the early 90s rave scene which inspired him to become a club DJ and set up his own label.

    In the last decade he has become one of the most prolific producers in the world, remixing tracks by Soulwax, Fever Ray and The xx as well as releasing inspired covers of Nelly and Corey Hart.

    Towards the end of last year, Tiga released his new single Plush which was remixed by Jacques Lu Cont and features on his recent mix album Tiga Non Stop, which was his first official mix CD in more than five years.

    In this programme, Tiga gets back behind the 6 Mix decks for two hours of fresh music from the dancefloors.

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    takes up 6 Mix residency, reflecting the most exciting music, new and old, emerging from clubs across the world.

    6MTom Tom Club In Conversation & Guest Mix From The Rapture2011090420110910

    In the latest of his occasional series of 6 Mixes exploring synthesised music past and present, record label boss and electro enthusiast Mark Jones is joined by new wave duo Tom Tom Club to talk about their musical inspirations.

    Originally formed as a side project of Talking Heads by husband-and-wife team Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, Tom Tom Club found success in the emergent dance music scene of the 1980s, going on to have crossover hits with 'Wordy Rappinghood' and 'Genius of Love.' The latter would go on to be sampled a huge range of artists, most famously Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five.

    The duo tell Mark about how the band formed, the early 1980s New York clubbing scene which made them famous and the music which informed their sound including tracks from ZAPP, James Brown and Manu Dibango.

    Bringing it up to date in the last 30 minutes, there's a guest mix from New York dance-punk band The Rapture whose new album 'In The Grace Of Your Love' carries the torch of 80s dance music into 2011, referencing Tom Tom Club and early house music.

    Mark also takes time to preview the synth based acts appearing at this year's Bestival on the Isle of Wight, which takes place next week.

    Mark Jones talks to Tom Tom Club, plus there's a guest mix from The Rapture.

    6MTricky20141031

    Trip-hop pioneer, Tricky takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of musical inspirations, new and old.

    First going by the name Tricky Kid at the 18, which was given to him by DJ Krust, Tricky joined Fresh 4, a rap group made up of members of the Wild Bunch. That lead to appearances on Massive Attack's lauded 1992 album Blue Lines and the also hugely successful follow up, Protection. After leaving Massive Attack to focus on his own productions, Tricky released his first solo album Maxinquaye in 1995. It entered the UK charts at number 3 and was nominated for the Mercury Prize that year. This year saw Tricky release his 11th album, Adrian Flaws.

    In this programme Tricky plays some of his musical influences from Billie Holliday, Eric B and Rakim and Cocteau Twins.

    6MUnderworld20100912

    Dance duo Underworld join Dave Pearce for a special 6 Mix talking about their life in dance music.

    The band - made up of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith - rose to prominance in the early 1990s with their seminal album 'Dubnobasswithmyheadman' which fused acid house with contemporary techno.

    'Born Slippy', as featured on Trainspotting, propelled the band into the charts, and a series of electric live performances followed, cementing their reputation as one of the UK's biggest dance acts.

    As the band prepare to release their brand new album 'Barking' - featuring collaborations with Paul Van Dyk, Mark Knight and High Contrast - they join Dave to pick the tunes which have sound tracked their journey in dance music from the 1980s to the present day.

    They also talk the album's genesis, their return to more song-based music and life after the departure of Darren Emerson.

    In the final half hour of the programme, there's a chance to hear one of their blistering live performances, recorded for the BBC at Creamfields in 2002.

    Underworld join Dave Pearce for a special 6 Mix talking about their life in dance music.

    6MUnderworld20141010

    Following their amazing performance at 6 Music Live this week, Underworld play two hours of music that inspired their seminal album dubnobasswithmyheadman, which celebrates its 20th anniversary.

    The band, made up of Karl Hyde and Rick Smith, rose to prominence in the early 1990s with dubnobasswithmyheadman, which fused acid house with contemporary techno. Born Slippy, as featured on Trainspotting, propelled the band into the charts, and a series of electric live performances followed, cementing their reputation as one of the UK's biggest dance acts.

    To celebrate two decades of the album, the duo take to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of music which inspired the album, including tracks from Orbital, Future Sound of London, Moby and fellow 6 Mix DJs Andrew Weatherall and X-Press 2.

    6MWinter Solstice20091212

    wedish electronic artist Karin Dreijer Andersson from Fever Ray and The Knife presents a special Winter Solstice 6 Mix.

    Gothenburg based Karin is one of Sweden's most prodigious musical talents, famous for her visually stunning live shows where, amongst other things, she dresses up in a wolf mask and gothic makeup.

    This year she has played at Latitude and Glastonbury Festivals as well as collaborating with Royksopp on their latest album.

    In this very special 6 Mix, Karin reflects on the Fever Ray project and its success as well as playing the music which soundtracks her Winter Solstice including tunes from Electrelane, Stina Nordenstam, Laurie Anderson and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

    There's also an archive mix from Karin's other band - The Knife - first broadcast on 6 Music in February 2006, featuring music that has inspired her from Jean Michelle Jarre, the Sabres of Paradise and Plastikman.

    Running order

    1.

    The Knife Archive Mix (First broadcast on BBC 6 Music in February 2006)

    Untitled

    2.

    Pier Bucci - Jess

    3.

    The Knife The Knife - Silent Shout

    Original

    4.

    The Sun God - Ancient Echoes

    5.

    Hieroglyphic Being - Linux

    6.

    DJ Koze - Estrella

    7.

    me - Rej

    8.

    John Tejada & Arian Leviste - From Empty Words

    9.

    Jean Michel Jarre Featuring Laurie Andersson - Diva

    10.

    Jean Michel Jarre Jean Michel Jarre - Zoolook

    11.

    The Sabres of Paradise - Wilmot

    12.

    Theme From the Film 'Cherbourg'

    13.

    The Horrorist - The Real Word

    14.

    Plastikman - Ping-Pong

    15.

    James T.

    Cotton - A Long Way Down

    16.

    Cotton - Distant Trip

    17.

    Fever Ray Winter Solstice Mix

    18.

    Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson - White Lilly

    19.

    Electrelane - The Valleys

    20.

    Sonic Youth Sonic Youth - Shadow Of A Doubt

    21.

    Plastikman - Disconnect

    22.

    Silverbullit - Winter Coat

    23.

    Fennesz - Transit

    24.

    Charlotte Gainsbourg Charlotte Gainsbourg - Irm

    25.

    Stina Nordenstam - Parliment Square

    The Knife Remix

    26.

    Lydia Lunch - Some Boys

    27.

    Afrirampo - Natsu Ga Kita

    28.

    Martin Rev - Mari

    29.

    Skriet - Fglarna

    30.

    Tomahawk - Omaha Dance

    31.

    Laurie Anderson Laurie Anderson - Radar

    32.

    Goblin - Suspiria

    33.

    Converge Converge - Worms Will Feed, Rats Will Feast

    6MWith Dj Andrew Weatherall20130426

    Iconic DJ and producer, Andrew Weatherall returns to his 6 Mix residency.

    One of Britain's best loved DJs, Andrew has recently been been busy with the release of his 19th album, Ruled By Passion Destroyed By Lust. On this release Weatherall pairs up with Timothy J Fairplay, as As The Asphodells, who is another accomplice at the Scrutton Street studio.

    In this 6 Mix, Weatherall takes to the 6 Music decks for two hours of music from his DJ travels.

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    Dave Pearce meets DJ, label boss and artist Goldie, who talks about his life in music.

    Dave Pearce meets DJ, label boss and artist, Goldie, who talks about his life in dance music.

    Goldie was introduced to drum & bass and jungle by DJ Kemistry and production duo 4hero back in 1991 and went on to work for their Reinforced record label.

    Fast forward four years and his seminal 1995 debut album, Timeless (signed to Pete Tong's FFRR label) went straight to number 7 in the album charts.

    It became a groundbreaking release in the dance genre and spawned the iconic track Inner City Life.

    In this special 6 Mix programme, Goldie talks to Dave Pearce about the music that has inspired his career and his own releases.

    He also talks about his graffiti projects in late 1980s New York, and his experience founding one of the biggest jungle and drum & bass labels, Metalheadz.

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    Renowned UK house duo X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix for two hours of inspirations and current favourites.

    Rocky and Diesel first rose to underground prominence in 1993, with their tracks Muzik Express and London Xpress; and later enjoyed mainstream success with their Number 2 smash Lazy, which featured David Byrne from Talking Heads.

    Back in the studio after a year's break, the duo released their highly anticipated third album, The House Of X-Press 2, at the end of January. In this programme Rocky and Diesel play material that has inspired their productions, alongside some current dancefloor favourites.

    UK house duo X-Press 2 return to take over the 6 Mix decks.

    Renowned UK house duo X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix for two hours of inspirations and current favourites, including material from their new album.

    Rocky & Diesel first rose to underground prominence in 1993 with their tracks Muzik Express and London Xpress and later enjoyed mainstream success with their Number 2 smash Lazy, which featured David Byrne from Talking Heads.

    Back in the studio after a year's break, the duo release their highly anticipated third album, The House Of X-Press 2, at the end of January. In this programme Rocky & Diesel play material from the new album, tracks that have inspired their productions alongside some current dancefloor favourites.

    X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix with material from their new album.

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    Renowned UK house duo X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix for two hours of musical inspirations and current favourites.

    Rocky and Diesel first rose to underground prominence in 1993, with their tracks Muzik Express and London Xpress; and later enjoyed mainstream success with their Number 2 smash Lazy, which featured David Byrne from Talking Heads.

    Back in the studio after a year's break, the duo released their highly anticipated third album, The House Of X-Press 2, earlier this year. In this programme Rocky and Diesel play material that has inspired their productions, alongside some current dancefloor favourites.

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    Renowned UK house duo X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix for two hours of musical inspirations and current favourites.

    Rocky and Diesel first rose to underground prominence in 1993, with their tracks Muzik Express and London Xpress; and later enjoyed mainstream success with their Number 2 smash Lazy, which featured David Byrne from Talking Heads.

    Having returned to the studio, the duo released their highly anticipated third album, The House Of X-Press 2 last year. In this programme Rocky and Diesel play material that has inspired their productions, alongside some current dancefloor favourites.

    Another DJ takes over on the 6 Mix decks.

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    Renowned UK house duo X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix for two hours of musical inspirations and current favourites.

    Having returned to the studio, the duo released their highly anticipated third album, The House Of X-Press 2 in 2012. In the first 6 Mix of 2014, Rocky and Diesel play material that has inspired their productions, alongside some musical tips for the year ahead.

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    Taking a detour from their summer DJ dates in various sun-kissed destinations, renowned UK house duo X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix for two hours of musical inspirations and current favourites.

    Rocky and Diesel first rose to underground prominence in 1993, with their tracks Muzik Xpress and London Xpress; and later enjoyed mainstream success with their Number 2 smash Lazy, which featured David Byrne from Talking Heads. The duo returned to the studio and released their highly anticipated third album, The House Of X-Press 2 in 2012.

    Even though they have been at the forefront of UK house for over 20 years there's certainly no slowing down for the pair who are currently in the middle of a summer DJ tour. Aside from their 6 Mix shows the duo also played to a packed crowd at the 6 Music Festival back in March. Here in their third show of 2014, Rocky and Diesel play material that has inspired their productions, alongside some new dancefloor favourites.

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    Following a summer of DJ dates in various sun-kissed destinations, renowned UK house duo X-Press 2 return to the 6 Mix for two hours of musical inspirations and current favourites.

    Rocky and Diesel first rose to underground prominence in 1993, with their tracks Muzik Xpress and London Xpress; and later enjoyed mainstream success with their Number 2 smash Lazy, which featured David Byrne from Talking Heads. The duo returned to the studio and released their highly anticipated third album, The House Of X-Press 2 in 2012.

    Even though they have been at the forefront of UK house for over 20 years there's certainly no slowing down for the pair who spent the summer touring around. Aside from their 6 Mix shows the duo also played to a packed crowd at the 6 Music Festival back in March. Here in their fourth show of 2014, Rocky and Diesel play material that has inspired their productions, alongside some new dancefloor favourites.

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    Godfathers of the UK house music scene X-Press 2 take over the 6 Mix with two hours of club classics and future floorfillers.

    Rocky and Diesel from the band first met at the legendary acid house nights Shroom and Specturum in the late 80s.

    Along with then member Ashley Beedle, the trio become stalwarts of the early 90s clubbing scene, releasing a series of seminal underground singles including 'Raise Your Hands' and 'London X-Press.' In 2002 they had a top three hit with Lazy, featuring the vocals of Talking Heads' David Byrne, leading on to collaborations with Lambchop's Kurt Wagner and The Music's Rob Harvey.

    Since becoming a duo, Rocky & Diesel have been busy DJ-ing worldwide and putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming album which includes collaborations with James Yuill and Tim Deluxe.

    In their first 6 Mix since 2008, the band showcase a selection of their new material and other contemporary favourites, alongside classic anthems from the past 25 years of house music.

    X-Press 2 bring the sound of classic house music to the 6 Mix.

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    First broadcast last December, Musician and artist Yoko Ono presents a special edition of the 6 Mix, talking about her work and playing music which has influenced her current album 'Between My Head And The Sky.'

    Yoko -the widow of John Lennon - plays tracks from a range of artists who have inspired her musically including Jimi Hendrix, Courtney Love and Anthony and The Johnsons, as well as contemporary music from Sean Lennon and The Low Anthem.

    Yoko also talks about the making the new album, how she's dealt with media criticism and her relationship with Lennon and their son Sean.

    There's also a chance to hear her unlikely collaboration with Basement Jaxx and hear what she thinks of Amy Winehouse and Beth Ditto.

    Yoko Ono presents a very special 6 Mix talking about her life in music.

    Musician and artist Yoko Ono presents a special edition of the 6 Mix to celebrate World Peace Day, talking about her work and playing music which has influenced her new album 'Between My Head And The Sky.' Yoko -the widow of John Lennon - plays tracks from a range of artists who have inspired her musically including Jimi Hendrix, Courtney Love and Anthony and The Johnsons, as well as new music from Sean Lennon and The Low Anthem.

    Yoko also talks about the making of her new album, how she's dealt with media criticism and her relationship with Lennon and their son Sean.

    There's also a chance to hear her unlikely collaboration with Basement Jaxx and her what she thinks of Amy Winehouse and Beth Ditto.

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    Sonic architects, Zero 7, bring a sun-kissed two hours of tunes to BBC Radio 6 Music.

    The duo, consisting of Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker, formed the group in 1997 after working as studio engineers for artists such as Robert Plant and the Pet Shop Boys. They released their Mercury nominated debut album, Simple Things, in 2001 and have since released three further albums, working with the likes of Eska, Sia and Jose Gonzalez. This summer sees Henry and Sam return with some new material, the first track being their new single Simple Science.

    To celebrate their return, the duo get behind the 6 Mix decks for two hours of tunes from their DJ travels.