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, Japanese selector Yushi kicked things off with a mind-expanding journey through jazz, soul, R&B, funk and beyond; Manchester-based Canadian Ayy Den delivered a wild and jumpy hour of UK funky scorchers; London-based five piece Lunch Money Life paid tribute to the peerless influence of pioneering dancehall trio Ward 21; Femme Culture and Nervous Horizon affiliate Ehua gave us a drum-heavy look at some of her own unreleased low-end gems; Croydon hero B:Thorough gave us an hour of spacious, thoughtful grime, garage and dubstep; Numa Crew's Ago defied genre classifications with his session of bass-heavy soundsystem material; Sherelle absolutely destroyed the competition with a storming mix she described as "a massive fuck you to the people who didn't want to see me on their fave 'techno' festival"; Bristol's Sempra put together a heart-racing half hour of jungle and hardcore; the staggeringly prolific Kush Jones gave us a masterclass in all things 160; the enigmatic Xero served up a punishing blend of teeth-crunching D&B and jungle.

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

Photography: Alex Lambert

Posted on June 19, 2020