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.

Oh Annie Oh celebrated the life of Aaliyah 20 years after her tragic passing with 30 minutes of edits; IZCO focused on the MCing side of grime and garage for an hour of heads-down, hoods-up barring; Headset Scotland CEO Skillis called on fellow Scots grime ambassador Rapture 4D to remind the world what our brothers and sisters north of the border can do at 140BPM; Bklava made herself right at home as Warehouse Project resident with a lightning bolt hour of house and garage bouncers; Giulia Tess served up nothing but blissful dancefloor smoothies designed to soak up the last of the dying sunshine; Kouncil Cuts CEO Mark Mackenzie went hard on the breaks, picking tracks from a host of new wave talents that somehow all feel like timeless classics; John Rolodex took us on a carefree jaunt through D&B's lighter and more summery inclinations, peppering it with influences of hip-hop, soul, garage, breakbeat, techno and jazz (while still packing plenty of punch); Young Lion zipped through jungle, dancehall, reggae and back again for a speaker-wrecking session of skankers; Amy B slipped between dubstep, grime, D&B and a few other club sounds besides for a chugging session that was very heavy on the low end; and, finally, Aberdeen-based selector Nina Stanger blended jungle, breakbeat, ghettotech and more for a session you (and Michael Gove) might already recognise...

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

Photography: Ellis Scott

Posted on September 03, 2021