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, Bristol's Alya L put together a mesmerising mix of club experiments, warped grooves and an inspired edit of Rihanna's "Work"; Montreal's Shigero took us interstellar with his spacious, floaty dubstep selections; Bristol's Minty delivered a mix of future-leaning and occasionally weighty steppers; Blackdown threaded together moments of techno, electro, funk and a whole bunch of things that sound like they came from outer space; Kindred LDN affiliate Noah Tucker showed us what his Ulterior Motives label has been up to with an hour of unreleased footwork heaters; DJ Swisha went B2B with AceMo and MoMa for two hours of high velocity club slammers; dubstep pioneer Loefah delivered a gut-punch combo of rap and jungle in his latest all-vinyl session; Leicester DJ and graffiti artist Skesa created a thunderstorm of D&B and jungle jaw-breakers peppered with Eski synths, ragga crud and a liberal dose of rap swagger; and, finally, Dutch breakcore and jungle master FFF shredded bassbins everywhere with a jungle-centric mix with just a touch of hardcore and rave electricity.

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

Photography: Damien Hockey

Posted on July 23, 2021