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, S0LID (who recently delivered a skank-heavy EP via N-Type's Wheel & Deal Records), set the levels with some deep and moody dubstep picks; Night Slugs co-founder Bok Bok and longtime collaborator Girl Unit brought the spirit of the label's early-2010s era into the '20s with a golden B2B session; Operate — aka Ben Momo and TMSN — cemented their rep as Berlin's primary importers of all things UKG with a supercharged mix of 2-step and garage with plenty of bouncy low end; French selector Dylan Dylan took a quick break from her highly prolific GVRL alias to blow the cobwebs away with some invigorating garage selections peppered with house, breaks and bassline; Charisma and Lozzy C went B2B for a powerful, 140-focused combo attack of grime, garage and funky; São Paulo selector Peroli took us into the flourishing Brazilian grime scene, uniting Baile funk's intoxicating energy with unfiltered London grit; L Major brought in Berlin-based DJ and producer Estella Boersma for the latest Club Glow session, spinning two hours of breaks-heavy jams with a big dose of electro thrown in; Filth Inc. boss Full Motion Disaster put the spotlight on his label with a showcase of hip-house, ghettohouse, ghettotech breakbeat and more; OK Williams took us on a rollercoaster journey through house and techno flecked with pop and hip-hop edits, a dash of trance and a few breakbeats; and finally, French DJ and producer Simo Cell uploaded his Dekmantel set, taking us on a blood-pumping thrill ride from 90bpm to 160bpm that ran through rap, dancehall, breaks, ghettotech, footwork, techno and so much more besides.

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

Photography: @adazzi

Posted on September 10, 2021