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, stateside selector Kai Alce found the soothing sweet spot between soul, jazz and house music for his uplifting new session; Afro-house standard bearers Sef Kombo and Kitty Amor gave us a rundown of the latest jams the scene has to offer; Toronto's Dre Ngozi delved into house music's deepest, most soulful recesses for an hour of warming grooves; Dutch selector Nala Brown blended together a set that was somehow intense, hypnotising and soulful all at once; DJ Sega kept the energy sky high with a dizzying hour of jumpy, choppy club movers; Flore delivered an exhilarating hour of sweat-soaked club thunder splashed with eski clicks, grizzled breaks and disembodied vocals; Martyn got us nostalgic with a mix of pure garage gold through the ages; Manara fused together South Asian melody with UK underground club thunder with the usual devastating effectiveness; self-described "deadpan absurdist" Shyboi took us from immersive dub and reggae right through to snarling, high intensity jungle; and, finally, Chicago-based Ariel Zetina lovingly put together a thrilling but deeply moving retrospective of the late SOPHIE's towering and peerless genius.

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

Photography: Matija Pekic

Posted on February 12, 2021