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, Local Action regular Yamaneko profiled fellow Daybreak crew member Rimplton with an hour of the mysterious producer's own grimey productions; the mighty KG delved into the Afro house side of her record bag, playing up the connections with UK funky and dancehall along the way; German selector Qnoe stitched together a dizzying blend of a 1000 different club sounds, from Baile funk and breaks to rap and R&B; Bristol kings Bandulu (aka Kahn, Neek, Boofy and Hi5Ghost) delved into the darkest recesses of rap, grime, dubstep and a bunch of sounds that defy genre boundaries; Jossy Mitsu gave us two guttural hours of chest-rattling rollage; Teki Latex found ingenious connections between B'more and grime, R&B and techno, and mixed them in with a thousand other sounds; 4NC¥'s yourboykiran delivered 30 mins of Baile funk-focused energy (with a touch of grime and rap thrown in for good measure); Bristol jungle legend Krust explored the deeper, moodier potential of drum & bass in celebration of his new album The Edge Of Everything; Al Wootton went hard with two hours of UK underground club excellence including garage, jungle, dub and breaks; and, finally, Future Retro boss Tim Reaper delivered an always-welcome reminder of the incredible pedigree of jungle bubbling up in 2020.

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

Photography: Tim Craig

Posted on November 27, 2020