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, the Durkle Disco's Koast went B2B with Iziein and K Stylz before bringing in $H The Producer for a warming, anything goes marathon session of deep groovers; 1000Doors affiliate Denman kept it strictly '90s (1993-1999, to be precise) with a showcase of the era's golden garage classics and rarities, even throwing in some gems from Italy; Ila Brugal and Murder He Wrote went B2B for a two-hour marathon of dancehall, garage, funky, drill, jungle and anything with a dirty great bass line (including an inspired funky house rework of "Homerton B"; Camberwell Jack took us on a journey from bright and breezy garage bubblers through to progressively filthier steppers selections, ending with some proper heart attack bangers; Bristol's Daffy sent us reeling into a sweatbox basement rave with a mix of sugar-rush garage, chugging dubstep, grizzled breaks and some uniquely dark bassline stompers; the CruCast family called on Canterbury-hailing MPH and Essex don Gino to give us all an adrenaline blast of 4x4 bassline bouncers; Asha Binx shattered eardrums and speakers alike with a slab of big, weighty D&B chuggers; Anz put us out of our misery with the long overdue sixth edition of her Spring/Summer Dubs mix series, spanning everything from hardcore to UK funky to speed garage, all of which were her own productions (including an unreal "War Dub" bootleg); junglist genius Sheba Q put together what she calls the 'cosmic safari', a wide-ranging cocktail of tempos and styles that she sourced from up-and-coming producers and labels; and, finally, the Tim Reaper kicked us in the throat with a merciless, high intensity hour of snarling, rapid-fire jungle lunacy.

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

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Posted on August 27, 2021