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, Berlin-based Edmondson served up a gentle hour of soothing beats and sunny electronics; Soul Clap Records' Eli & Isabella dipped into their collection of silky, laid-back garage gems; Swing Ting selector Joey B blended dancehall, reggae, R&B and hip-hop bangers for his Carnival-ready session; Bakongo showed off a stack of his own creations, mixing them in with dancefloor heaters from Chrissy, Al Wooton, Scratcha and more; Manchester's Turna delivered an hour of slick funk and soul grooves peppered with moments of rap, garage, R&B and more; Giulia Tess delivered a dizzying, sweat-soaked mix of techno, garage and breaks; Seoul-hailing Yuzo let us know what kind of high-intensity club sounds are popping off in Korea; TSVI gave us a sneak peak of some of his unreleased productions he's sitting on; the Bandulu dons, Kahn, Neek and Hi5Ghost chased off the sunshine with their deepest, darkest and dubbiest picks; and, finally, Diffrent Music's Ben Funks took us on a journey from bouncy garage and 2-step, through breakbeat and into pure jungle territory.

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

Photography: Ila Brugal

Posted on May 28, 2021