6 Mix is broadcast by BBC 6 Music on digital radio (DAB), digital TV (channel 707 on Freeview & Freesat, 0120 on Sky, 909 on Virgin) and online via the BBC Radio Player, every Sunday evening from 08.00pm to 10.00pm & repeated the following Saturday evening from 10.00pm to 12.00am (GMT).
The 6 Mix sets down a challenge every weekend to different guest DJ's to pull together a show which will inspire, shock, educate and make you move your feet. Each week a major name from the dance music scene pulls out current favourites, influences and club floor fillers to bring 6 Music the best in House, Dub, Funk, Hip Hop and Electronica.
On Sunday 2nd February 2003 the first 6 Mix was broadcast, with the repeat show the following Friday evening. The guests presented the show.
From Friday 8th September 2006 the format of the show changed. The Friday repeat show became the only 6 Mix broadcast & the Sunday show became the Listener 6 Mix. Whereas previously there had been typically a single guest on 6 Mix, now there were frequently two guests featured. Both shows presented by Asha.
From Saturday 16th June 2007 6 Mix moved to Saturday evenings.
From Saturday 3rd November 2007 6 Mix returned to the guest as presenter. From Sunday 4th November 2007 The Queens Of Noize replaced Asha as presenter(s) of Listener 6 Mix.
From Saturday 12th January 2008 the format of the show changed to: a Headline Mix from a big name DJ, a Showcase Mix from an up and coming artist & an Archive Mix from the depths of the BBC vaults. Iyare replaced Asha as presenter.
On Sunday 28th September 2008 the final Listener 6 Mix was broadcast. From Saturday 4th October 2008 Queens Of Noize replaced Iyare as 6 Mix presenter(s). The format also changed with typically only one artist featured.