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, Bria of Lost Sundays blended touches of garage, funk and acid into an hour of jazzy house music packed with deep, cavernous grooves; Smokey Bubblin' B sent us hurtling down memory lane with some vintage UKG selections, showcasing the best of the late '90s and 2000s era skankers; L.A producer and selector Introspekt threw down a devilish mix of garage, speed garage slammers and a decent dose of techno to keep us alert; A.G showed us what she's been cooking up in the studio lately with a production-only mix spanning the full length of her ever-expanding sound; ahead of their final ever party tonight, Boxed co-founder Slackk spun together a retrospective of label and family gems from the past eight years (he also went B2B with Logos for this 'Bootleg City' mix); Endgame and Kenyon Sound put their heads together to give us a warped and occasionally uneasy run of grime, rap and drill glazed with moments of Auto-Tuned melody and dancehall thunder; DJ Pitch took us on a far-reaching journey through a thousand or so different strains of club music from the sprawling network of artists and producers he works with (including his freshly-minted garage remix of "Seven Nation Army"); Threads regular de.index put together a four-part history lesson on D&B's evolution, beginning with rap-influenced breaks in the first volume, which we've spotlighted, before moving through to liquid and beyond; jungle experimenter and sound system surgeon, Sully put together a mix of breakbeats steeped in wild-eyed passion and euphoria; and finally, LCY delivered two head-wrecking hours of punishing industrial drums, breakbeats, euphoric disco vocals, acid, grimey stabs and pure heart attack energy.

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

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Posted on September 17, 2021