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Honey Dijon’s Essential Mix became one of the best in 2017

Essential Mix series, hosted by British broadcasting icon Pete Tong, has offered a worldwide platform to DJs across the electronic music spectrum. 2017 Essential Mixers were a strong class: veterans such as Simian Mobile Disco, Mark Knight, and Maya Jane Coles made a welcome return to the show, and others including Mall Grab, Nastia, and Fatima Yamaha hit the EM airwaves for hopefully the first time of many. From introspective drum & bass to energetic electro, here’s to a mix for every mood.

Honey Dijon’s Essential Mix begins with her collaboration with Seven Davis, Jr., ‘Meet Me Downtown’. “Meet me downtown / At the warehouse / But don’t tell nobody / ‘Cause it’s underground”, sings SDJ. It’s a fitting introduction to an excellent mix that sounds like it’s coming straight from a dim, red-lit basement, where the walls are dripping with condensation and the DJ booth is little more than a fold-out table in the corner of the room.

Unlike a private warehouse party, Honey Dijon is no longer a secret exclusive to in-the-know dance heads. Mentored by Chicago icon Derrick Carter, she’s since become a respected name in fashion circles and a mainstay on the club and festival circuit, as well as a spokesperson for diversity in dance music. Her sets radiate music history and joy; this one is filled with groovy house and disco cuts from Fingers Inc., Gino Soccio, Traumer, Fela Kuti, and more.

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