Unsurprisingly, BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix hosted a number of premium techno-heavy broadcasts in the first quarter of 2017, including particularly exceptional outputs from the likes of Adriatique and Pan-Pot. Now entering the year’s second quarter, the series shows no signs of slowing down this tradition, kicking things off with one of the most stirring episodes yet with Monika Kruse.

Astoundingly, the April 1 broadcast marked the German veteran DJ’s first Essential Mix offering. Over her two decades in the industry, Kruse has amassed an impressive résumé as a DJ and producer, including appearances at Ultra Music Festival and ADE as well as a coveted Berghain residency. Kruse also heads up both the Electric Avenue and Terminal M imprints.

Broadcast on the same weekend as her twelfth performance at Mannheim’s Time Warp festival, Kruse’s Essential Mix is a crash course in the finest cuts of the contemporary techno scene. Throughout her two-hour set, the DJ makes selections from Pig&Dan, ANNA, and Boxia in addition to her own discography. Kruse also features one of the last month’s most-lauded releases – the Solomun remix of Dubfire & Miss Kittin’s “Ride” – in her auditory journey.

Listen to Monika Kruse’s Essential Mix here.

1. Monika Kruse @ Voodooamt – Highway Number 4 (Skober Remix)
2. Clint Stewart – Breathe
3. Konstantin Sibold & Kosme – ID
4. Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan – Oblivion
5. Dino Lenny – Rec My Dream
6. ANNA – Portable Paradise
7. Gregor Tresher – The Focus Shift
8. Dubfire ft. Miss Kittin – Ride (Solomun Remix)
9. Kiko – Mindgate
10. Ramon Tapia – Karma
11. Julian Jeweil – Blue
12. Comuno – Kookaburra
13. Mark Reeve – Let Go
14. D-Deck – Cobalto
15. Ilija Djokovic – Spectrum
16. Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan – So Good
17. Aitor Ronda – Loveration
18. Loco & Jam – Argentina
19. Monika Kruse meets Pig&Dan – Get Me On
20. Pig&Dan – Acid Bath
21. Boxia – Colour Sequence Orange
22. Dinky – Slowly
23. Quadrant – Infinition

H/T: 1001 Tracklists

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