TRENCH Radio: 10 Of The Best Mixes This Week

SoundCloud (while it still lives) can be an impenetrable, infinite stream of music, often of varying quality. You need a soundtrack to start your weekend right, but you don't have the requisite lifetime to trawl through the week's new DJ mixes. To help you out, we've done the busy work for you. We'll be running this series every single Friday of every single week to bring you the very finest in house, grime, techno, bashment, R&B, trap, D&B and no doubt a bunch of extremely trendy stuff that doesn't have a name yet.

First up, No Signal resident and Reprezent mainstay Nick Bam celebrated the power of Black culture with an hour of "songs of black power, strength and resistance"; Vancouver's J.Digs delivered half an hour of Ampiano, Afrobeats, house music, hip-hop, R&B and more; 1Forty don Lockt delved into his extensive collection of bass-oriented grime, garage, rap and beyond; Emerald took us on a ride through the jazzy, soulful end of footwork; Bristol's CNCPT Collective fused grime, dubstep and more in support of the NHS (more info here); Six Sunsets selector Ekula spun together a soundsystem-focused mix of grime, jungle, dancehall and beyond; Spooky served up two hours of speaker-bursters, ranging from grime to reggae to jungle and so much more; Istanbul duo Emmy and D-Joyce put their heads together for a wide-ranging, breaks-heavy hour; Sofa Sound Bristol boss DLR got us skanking with a rowdy D&B session; and, finally, Room 4 Resistance founder Luz put together an hour of chest-rattling bass from the likes of DJ Python, Flore, Doctor Jeep and more.

This is TRENCH Radio's best mixes of the week.

Photography: Louie Mire

Posted on June 12, 2020