20 Best DJ Mixes of 2013

James Murphy, Atoms for Peace, Four Tet and more of the year's most transcendent sets

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Atoms for Peace, 'Essential Mix'

Thom Yorke
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No surprise here – Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich have been moving decisively toward electronic music ever since Radiohead's Kid A, and the closest to straight-up rock their Essential Mix (as Atoms for Peace) comes is the late desert-blues guitarist Kuodede. But this is exactly the kind of laptop-compact, blooms-in-your-headphone set you might hope for, dotted by Steve Reich, Aphex Twin and enticing snippets of unfinished Yorke material.

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