TRENCH Radio: 10 Of The Best Mixes This Week

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Mixes Of The Week has had a bit of a facelift. The old way was fun, but the growing wall of text running you through the week's selections was becoming unwieldy and unmanageable. Besides, it felt wrong to exclude all the gems cropping up on Mixcloud and YouTube each week. We'll still be scouring the internet for the latest and greatest DJ mixes and radio shows (providing they meet the criteria), we're just widening the net. So expect more of the usual rap, jungle, grime, house music, Jersey Club, Amapiano, gqom, bassline, Afro-tech, acid and beyond, it'll just be more inclusive from now on.

So, without further ado, here are this week's best mixes.


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Emmavie put together an hour of steamy, late night jams and healing soul-cleansers from Ray BLK, VanJess, Tinashe and a one or two of her own creations.

Morgan Hislop

Morgan Hislop spotlighted his current favourite club beauties, including new ones from Conducta, Anz and a bittersweet blend from Hercules & Love Affair's "That's Not Me" into SOPHIE's "Bipp".

Scuffed Recordings

Scuffed Records top dogs Wager and Ian DPM brought in Kilig, Maya Q and Dubrunner for a warm-up before their session in Fabric's Room 3 last week. Expect elastic bass lines, mesmerising techno rollage, hyperactive club fireworks and the occasional 303 squelch.

DJ Nativesun

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Local Action affiliate and 1020 Radio resident ELEANOR drafted in the self-styled 'Melodic Archivist' DJ Nativesun for a session that played to his strengths as a selector, finding the connections between Amapiano, gqom, Afro-house, B'more and much, much more.

DJ Polo

Ahead of his appearance at Rinse FM's I LOVE: FUNKY rave at Ministry Of Sound next month (October 9), DJ Polo pulled together a mix of flawless gems old and new, including a few unreleased cuts as a bonus.

Sir Hiss

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Sir Hiss delivered a soul-nourishingly joyous mix that swept through garage, jazz, soul, bassline, sneaking in some wild acapella choices, including an unexpected CASisDEAD classic.


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Bristol's Capone ventured through grime, rap, breaks, a touch of dubstep, and all manner of hi-NRG club jumpiness for his latest session.


Riding high from his recent Ripples EP with Noire, Akito threw down with a weighty stack of jazzy, bassy, ultra jumpy club thunder packed with fun and devoid of classification.


Sydney-hailing DJ and Extra Spicy label owner Mincy skipped between classic rave euphoria, speed garage, breakbeat, hardcore, grime, acid, footwork and anything else she could find to make your heartbeat go funny.

RP Boo

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Footwork pioneer and one of the Chicago’s sounds originators, RP Boo primed us for his new album, Established!, with a invigorating, non-stop volley of skittish drum patterns, shuddering low end and finely-chopped samples from some unexpected sources.

Posted on September 24, 2021