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Krystal Klear’s BBC Essential Mix is a vital tapestry of the music that has influenced the Dublin DJ

Krystal Klear’s BBC Essential Mix is a vital tapestry of the music that has influenced the Dublin DJ

Luke Sharkey

An absolute treat for you all today.

Dublin native, New York-based Producer and DJ Krystal Klear needs little by way of introduction. Dec Lennon (Krystal Klear) is a staple of dancefloors worldwide, whether through various residencies and shows or through his own recorded material being played out.

While Klear has been around for a cool minute, 2018’s The Division EP was a bit of a breakout moment with its massive lead single ‘Neutron Dance’.

The subsequent Euphoric Dreams/Miyoki double single proved another exemplary collection of synth-hook driven, disco-touched dance music. This, combined with recent remixes for Jungle and Mark Ronson, have marked Klear out as one of dance music’s most creative forces and one of the nation’s largest musical exports.

So it’s no surprise that Klear was asked to perform on BBC’s iconic Essential Mix.

First things first, you can listen to the entire mix right now here.

The two hour recording plays like a woven tapestry of the sounds and influences which have helped inspire and influence the DJ, beginning with a voice announcing arrival into Dublin, moving into a snippet of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Cold Sweat’ (a tip of the hat to his home) before launching into some electric funk and disco sounds.

Klear shared, via his Instagram, some diary entries he compiled while planning out the Essential Mix. They’re both incredibly funny and very honest, check them out here.

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