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, KG gave us yet another reason to cop her recent Sensei II EP with a storming selection of weighty gqom, Amapiano rattlers and funky house slammers; Scratcha DVA and DJ Polo partnered up to give us a cross-section of new gen UK funky and how it connects to gqom, Amapiano and beyond; Jwarn of Sub Merchants fame served up a combo attack of garage, dubstep and breaks that he describes as "Sepia twilight sonic tones" for his latest session; Steel City selector Taiko dipped into the jazz and funk-soaked end of the dubstep spectrum; Bristol bass head Sherry S put together a bumper session of high velocity garage and bassline; Liquid Ritual's LTHL blended grime, drill, wave and even a bit of trance for a fluid half hour of power; Ehua took us right round the globe with an adventurous, percussive new mix; More Cowbell boss Eich delivered 30 minutes of chugging, bass-heavy four-by-four stompers that defy any genre classification; RAM Records-approved duo Meraki, aka Laya and Ember, slick but punishing mix of whipsmart, hyperactive D&B bangers; and, finally, Winslow celebrated the recent release of his new Sandalwood Nights EP with a special set that ran the full gamut of jungle and D&B, from jazzy and melodic to snarling and caustic.

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

Photography: Alex Lambert

Posted on July 16, 2021