Idris Elba marks Black History Month UK with exclusive DJ Mix on Apple Music

Idris Elba has recorded an exclusive DJ Mix for Apple Music to honour Black History Month UK. The hour-long Mix journeys through iconic jungle, UK Garage, House, RnB and everything in between, with tracks by himself, DJ Zinc, So Solid Crew, Fugees, Roy Davis, Dawn Penn, Inner City and more. Listen to Idris Elba’s Apple Music DJ Mix here:

As part of Apple Music’s Black History Month UK celebrations there are also special DJ Mixes from global icon Sir DJ Corey, and rising Afrobeat DJ Mercedes Benson. Throughout October, Apple Music will also retrace the influence of seminal albums that have inspired and pioneered the explosion of diverse UK sounds from the likes of Sampha, JME, Ms. Dynamite, Dave and Sade. Gospel singers and choirs including MOBO Award-winning Guvna B, The Kingdom Choir, Rachel Kerr, CalledOut Music and The Spirituals have recorded their very own Apple Music Home Session. Plus, Apple Music takes a deep dive into the world of Afrobeats with the launch of Afrobeats Essentials – a playlist exploring the 100 songs, moments and artists that changed the landscape for Afrobeats and its sub-genres in Britain. To coincide with the launch, a special episode of Blackout Radio aired on Apple Music 1 with Juls, Hemah K and Tom Moutchi joining host Dotty to discuss the playlist in full and pick their top 10 Afrobeats tracks of all time. Listen here.

“Black History Bits 2022 (DJ Mix)” by Idris Elba 



  1. Original Nuttah (Mixed) – Shy FX & UK Apachi
  2. The Lighter (Mixed) – DJ SS
  3. Super Sharp Shooter (Mixed) – DJ Zinc
  4. Incredible (feat. General Levy) [Mixed] – M-Beat
  5. Rock the Funky Beat (Urban Shakedown Remix) [Mixed] -Natural Born Chillers
  6. Ready or Not (DJ Zinc 2003 Remix) [Mixed] – Fugees
  7. You Don’t Love Me (No, No, No) [Mixed] – Dawn Penn
  8. Compnded (Edge*1) [Mixed] – Gordon Edge
  9. A Little Bit of Luck (Mixed) – DJ Luck & MC Neat
  10. 21 Seconds (Mixed) – So Solid Crew
  11. Gabriel (feat. Peven Everett) [Mixed] – Roy Davis
  12. Little Man (Wookie Remix) [Mixed] – Sia
  13. Right Before My Eyes (Remix) [Mixed] – N’n’g & Kallaghan
  14. Your Love / Back to Life (Acapella) [Mixed] – Frankie Knuckles & Soul II Soul
  15. No Way Back (Mixed) – Adonis Shropshire
  16. I’ll House You (Mixed) – Jungle Brothers
  17. Shake & Pop (feat. Walter Philips) [Mixed] – Green Velvet
  18. Killer (feat. Seal) [Mixed] – Adamski
  19. Good Life (Remix) / My House (Acapella) [Mixed] – Inner City & Rhythm Control
  20. RIP Groove (Tim Deluxe 2006 Remix) [Mixed] – Double 99
  21. No More Looking Back (feat. Steffanie Christi’an) [David Penn Remix] [Mixed] – Idris Elba & Inner City
  22. Is It All Over My Face (Black V Neck Remix) [Mixed] – Dajae
  23. So Dope (Mixed) – Gene Farris
  24. Girl With The Bat (feat. Shadow Boxxer) [Mixed] – Idris Elba