Bicep Essential Mix


a toe curling run down of generation making artists

Since 1993 Pete Tong's seminal radio show the Essential Mix has broadcast the taste making sounds of the day to an ever evolving audience of dance music enthusiasts. For over twenty years the show has highlighted the brightest talents from every corner of the electronic music world. The show's list of alumni is a toe curling run down of generation making artists, DJs and global phenomenons.


From David Holmes to Daft Punk, Carl Cox to Caribou, the show has helped to highlight every ruffle in dance music's fine and flourishing feather boa. An invite to join the show's hallowed ranks signals that an artist has well and truly arrived. A genuine gold standard, the Essential Mix pushes artists through the glass ceiling and announces them to the masses who may not have paid close attention up to that point.

Bicep have been hurtling across the galaxy at near the speed of light. With roots that are firmly placed in the underground sounds of London, Berlin and NYC their appeal is now well and truly global. Induction into the Essential Mix hall of fame was inevitable and they're one of the few artists, in over twenty five years, to have graced the show twice (2014 & 2017). Taking to the main stage and headlining Friday night at Life, fans will be able to witness their immense talent first hand and experience the full force of Bicep's power. Until then, here is their Essential Mix to help tie us over.

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Anthony Mooney