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, South London selector Tsasha delivered a warming half hour of Afrobeats and Afro-house scorchers; DJ Polo went back-to-back with the Tribal Brothers, aka Razzler Man and LR Groove, for a drum-heavy cocktail of UK funky, gqom, amapiano and tribal house; Seattle-based livwutang soothed souls the world over with a smoky yet lively mix of everything from house music and dubstep to funk and reggae; Eris Drew threaded out together hands-in-the-air rave gold dust from the '90s right through to this year; Japanese selector gave us a chugging mix of predominantly their own dubstep productions; Drone celebrated the release of his box-fresh Hyroglifics collab — "Faded"/"Spear" — with a deep and moody low end voyage; the Bandulu boys (aka Kahn & Neek, Boofy and Hi5Ghost) got us nostalgic for sweat box club nights with the kind of dark and bassy thump they do so well; Trends and Boylan highlighted the latest and greatest in the grime world, including a few Mean Streets gems, of course; New York-based Shannon chopped up D&B and jungle with elements of grime, dubstep and more for a heavyweight power-hour; and, finally, Fracture filtered elements of classic hardcore into an intense, almost over-powering D&B session.

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

Photography: Martin S.

Posted on April 23, 2021