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, DJ Cable stepped up to mark the 15th anniversary of J Dilla's passing with an emotional retrospective of the Detroit native's unparalleled genius; Juke Bounce Werk's Elise paid tribute to her fellow crew members with a joyous JBW-heavy session; Manchester-based Ayy Den ran through UK funky, Jersey Club, dubstep, jungle, footwork and more for her latest mix; DJ Die pulled from his own Gutterfunk label for an hour that incorporated a wide range of club sounds into his loose jungle framework; London dubstep duo Traces showed off a solid half hour of exclusive and unreleased low end rumblers; Italian duo Invadhertz took dubstep to its outer limits with an energetic yet experimental take on the sound; Bristol's mighty Bandulu Gang (aka Kahn & Neek, Boofy and Hi5Ghost) reminded us why they're such a formidable force with a throwback mix recorded locally at Motion Festival in 2017; Madrid-based Tower Block Dreams stitched together an hour of jumpy grime, dubstep and garage thunder; Cardiff-based DJ and producer Warwick delivered 60 minutes of heavyweight garage, breaks and a few other 140-oriented sounds; and, finally, Toronto selector Ciel celebrated Valentine's Day with a ravey mix of what she describes as "extra cheesy" garage, house music and hardcore.

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

Photography: Alba Rupérez

Posted on February 19, 2021