Joe Goddard may not have achieved “household name” status for his solo work, but the eclectic English musician has proven his taste and talents throughout his varied group efforts in addition to his own productions. Goddard has achieved acclaim as member of indietronica quintet Hot Chip and staunchly non-categorizable duo The 2 Bears. Goddard is, however, poised to begin receiving the recognition he deserves; his sophomore album, Electric Lines, will release via Greco-Roman and Domino April 21.

On March 18, Goddard provided an Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 which aptly showcased his diverse tastes and thoughtful curation. Amid a slew of his own music, Goddard explores realms of ambient music, cerebral techno and house, and assorted electronica. Drawing from the likes of DJ Koze, Bicep, and John Talabot & Axel Boman’s Talaboman project, Goddard’s mix provides an engrossing sonic adventure for those of discerning, but open-ended tastes.

Listen to Joe Goddard’s Essential Mix here.


1. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’s – Damn Right I Am Somebody
2. Charles Cohen – Slow Blue & Horizontal
3. T & P – Garden Of Tears
4.Waffles – Uganda
5. Claude Rodap – Hiwa
6. Joe Goddard – Music Is The Answer
07. Talaboman aka John Talabot & Axel Boman – Loser’s Hymn
08. Blagger – Strange Behaviour (DJ Koze Remix)
09. Talaboman aka John Talabot & Axel Boman – The Ghosts Hood
10. Joe Goddard – Lasers
11. Bicep – Just
12. Joe Goddard – Bassline 12
13. Kornel Kovacs – Josey’s Tune
14. Danny Tenaglia ft. Celeda – Music Is The Answer (Dancin’ And Prancin’)
15. Joe Goddard – Home (Crooked Man Mix 1)
16. Joe Goddard – After Dark
17. Joe Goddard & Tuff City Kids – Reach Out Your Hand
18. Together aka Thomas Bangalter & DJ Falcon – Together
19. Levon Vincent – Berlin
20. Rimbaudian – I Would Do Everything I Did Again And Again
21. Pepe Bradock – Deep Burnt KIF
22. Herbert – Moving Like A Train (Smith N Hack Remix)
23. Michael Mayer & Joe Goddard – For You (DJ Koze Remix)

H/T: 1001 Tracklists.

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