Sasha plays a two-hour Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 using Ableton Live, believed to be the first live set by a major DJ exclusively using the software. It is also the first live broadcast from the BBC’s Maida Vale studios. Pete Tong:
For the first time we’re broadcasting the show live from the BBC’s famous Maida Vale studios here in London where everyone from the Beatles to Blur have recorded live for the BBC. What you won’t hear is any CDs or records but what you will hear for the next two hours is music reedited and remixed live on the Ableton Live software … this is a worldwide first.
The set starts out with a downtempo intro from Detroit Elevator Company and moves on to a progressive house sound with original tracks and remixes featuring Ian Brown, Gorillaz, Sasha, Timo Maas, Sia, Egg, M83, Moby and other artists.