Last year Pete Tong introduced a new format of X Series mixes for the BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, in which two DJs are paired together for a back-to-back session. For the first X Series of 2016, Tong welcomed Dixon and Âme's Kristian Beyer into the studio, who took the opportunity to drop some exclusive unreleased material, and to showcase the influential tech house sounds of the Innervisions label they founded together.
Both have previously contributed solo Essential Mixes, but this is the first time the Berlin DJ/producers been paired together for this format. Âme haven't been guests on the program since 2006, while Dixon last played the show in 2013. Tong has said that Âme's mix was his favourite of all-time.
You can catch both producers at this year's Electric Island party series in Toronto.
Listen to the mix here.