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The hype behind San Holo’s debut Diplo ‘n Friends mix is extremely real, we haven’t stopped listening to it since it premiered on Saturday. Although legally classified as future-bass, the selection of songs and transition elements are so unique and legitimately breathtaking I felt like my jaw was on the floor the entire first listen, so putting such a genre label on this as generic as “future bass” has become feels inherently wrong. The San Holo sound seems to walk the line between jarring, high-energy bass music sounds and ethereal, profoundly beautiful sound design that occasionally dips into a classical progression. There’s an entire sequence around the 11:30 mark that sounds like it could be played by symphony, minus the friends-of-Diplo shoutout in the middle.

Perhaps it’s the contrast between the mix’s cinematic, emotive moments and the straight-up house party vibes it also exudes that makes this feel so special – it’s emotional without ever taking itself too seriously. We also have to shoutout WAVEDASH, who did the second hour of the show and killed it but are going to be overshadowed simply by virtue of the fact that their mix came second in line. Head on over to the Radio 1xtra website to hear the show in full including both epic mixes, the San Holo mix tracklist is also below.

Tracklist
San Holo – We Rise (Acoustic Version)
San Holo – We RiseSan Holo – Still Looking
San Holo – Still Looking (DROELOE Remix)
San Holo – Light (Taska Black Remix)
San Holo – Fly
Fetty Wap – Trap Queen (Kasbo Remix)
TroyBoi – Dimensions
Analogue Dear – Better Off Alone in B Major
Psychic Type & Alice DeeJay & Galantis – Better Off Alone / You (Psychic Type Remix)
Cesqeaux & San Holo – Who Am I
Eprom – Hurricane (San Holo Edit)
Point Point – Life in Grey
Dr. Dre – The Next Episode (San Holo Bootleg) (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Porter Robinson – Natural Light (San Holo Remix)
San Holo – Hiding (feat. The Nicholas)
Hundaes – Be There
San Holo – New Sky
Aamu Kuu – AAA (Eastghost Edit)
Eastghost – D’vocean (San Holo Edit)
ILIVEHERE. – About Time
Autumn’s Child – Wordless Poem (ILIVEHERE. Remix x San Holo Edit)
Fytch & Paradym – Checkmate
Blur – Song 2 (San Holo Remix)
Rustie & Porter Robinson – Big Catzz
DROELOE – zZz
Point Point – All This
Duskus – On My Own
San Holo – BWU [bitbird]
Tove Lo – Habits (Stay High) (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Taska Black – Leave Me
Clams Casino – I’m God (San Holo Edit)
Flux Pavilion – I Can’t Stop (Ekali Tribute)
Point Point – doubleOreo (San Holo Remix)
Drake – Hotline Bling
San Holo – Can’t Forget You (feat. The Nicholas)
Peter Bjorn and John – Young Folks (San Holo Edit)
San Holo – They Just Haven’t Seen It (feat. The Nicholas)
San Holo – Light

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