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, NTS resident and Tempo boss Martha (pictured) tamed up with mic man TripSixVivo to deliver half an hour of jams filled with deep grooves and gut-shifting bass; Parisian producer and selector DJ Absurd spun together rap, grime and all manner of club weaponry from both sides of the Channel; DJ Salinger took us to the farthest reaches of the known universe with a combination of jazz, bass, house, techno, rap and even some ambient textures; Echevarian showed us an illuminating and vibrant cross section of the endless wonders of gqom; South Africa's ODOUS (pronounced: OH-tis) took to Animal Crossing for a virtual tour de force of bass-heavy thunder; the fantastically-named Martyn Bootyspoon gave a masterclass in the art of incinerating dancefloors; Bristol's Anina whipped up a storm of reggaeton, D&B, and plenty of experimentalism; Inspecta Tommy dug deep into the bountiful sweet spot between rap, D&B and dubstep; Om Unit assumed his Philip D. Kick alias to give us another much-needed lesson in the cross-section between jungle and footwork; and, finally, M.I.C served up a gloriously experimental blend of shoegaze, metal, rap, punk, pop and more, all from Black creatives he holds dear to his heart.

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

Photography: Quann

Posted on July 31, 2020