The latest young pretender to step up for a 2 hour BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix is Hotflush/Aus Music regular George FitzGerald.

The producer’s robust, unfussy house music was difficult to dodge in 2012, and his Essential Mix is a strong selection (if, admittedly, short on the curveballs). Opening with classic material from 69, FitzGerald’s mix is a Dummies Guide to house’s new breed, with reps for Bicep, Huxley, Midland and Locked Groove. There are a few nods towards FitzGerald’s own Man Make Music imprint, plus FitzGerald remixes of Jessie Ware and Close (w/ Scuba). Click here to stream the mix, originally broadcast on Saturday evening.

In related news, Scuba pulled together a short mix of classic tracks from the Hotflush catalogue for Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show on Friday. There’s not much in the way of surprises – Mount Kimbie’s ‘Maybes’ and Joy O’s ‘Hyph Mngo’ both feature – but it’s a brief and welcome stroll down memory lane in any case. Head here to listen.

George FitzGerald Mix Tracklisting:
69 – Desire [R&S Records]
The Raw Interpreter – Dub Surrender [Warm Sounds]
Medlar – Knockard Pearl (Detroit Swindle Remix) [Wolf]
Laszlo Dancehall – Gave Up [Man Make Music]
Citizen – So Submissive [Mad Tech]
Portable – A Deeper Love (Soul Capsule’s Ghetto Mix) [Perlon]
George FitzGerald – Thinking Of You [Hotflush]
Huxley – Bellywedge [Hypercolour]
Bicep – Mixxmaster 88 [Wolf]
Scuba – Too Strong [White]
Midland – Trace [Aus]
U – I [Man Make Music]
Locked Groove – Waves [White]
Traumprinz – Changes [Traumprinz]
Jichael Mackson – Blender (Cologne Edit) [Pastamusik]
Hound Scales – Case (Nabis) [Fifth Wall]
Trikk – Basement Traxx (Lando Kal remix) [Man Make Music]
Close ft Scuba – Beam Me Up (George FitzGerald Remix) [K7]
Ame – Shiro [Sonar Kollektiv]
Mr G – Guidance (T2 Edit) [Holic Trax]
Fet et Moi – Paris Is For Lovers [White]
Shelter Point – Braille [Hotflush]
Moonstarr – C-Minus Particles [Public Transit Recordings]
Dead Rose Company – Faith [Let’s Play House]
Trevino – DolDrums [Klockworks]
EQD – #005B [Equalized]
George FitzGerald – Child (NY Stomp Remix0 [Aus]
Magic Mountain High – Untitled [Workshop]
George FitzGerald – Every Inch (Deetron Remix) [Hypercolour]
Scuba – On A Sex Drive [White]
Jessie Ware – No To Love (George FitzGerald) [PMR]
George FitzGerald – I Can Tell (By The Way You Move) [Hotflush]

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