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, Touching Bass founder Errol celebrated the platform's fifth anniversary with a bright and breezy hour of jazz, Afrobeats, house music, funk, soca and soul; Manchester-based club auteur salute took us on a typically wild and eclectic voyage through his expansive record bag; your favourite producer's favourite producer, Anz (pictured) gave us a look at what she's been up to in lockdown with an hour and a half of her own productions, as she puts it, "built through turbulence and forged in feeling"; the Oysterteeth crew pulled out their best garage and 2-step skankers; No Boundaries founders Vanessa Maria and Stacey Olika brought together DJs from five different cities for a two-and-a-half-hour run through just about every possible genre featuring Bristol's J Oh Zee, Manchester's Tarsza and Daisy Adams, Birmingham's Sharnie, Nottingham's Chef Dee, and Liverpool's G33; dubplate don Riz La Teef spun together an hour weighty dubstep classics and rarities; Repertoire label boss Law paid tribute to the mighty Om Unit with a mix of 160+BPM thunder; Basic Rhythm gave us another much-needed lesson in the finer points of hardcore; and, finally, DJ Barely Legal transported us to the small hours of the morning with a bass-heavy mix of techno, breaks, electro and much, much more.

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

Posted on June 26, 2020