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 house music, grime, techno, bashment, R&B, trap, D&B, Amapiano, and no doubt a bunch of stuff that doesn’t have a name yet.

DJ A-Tee kicked off his Subtle residency with a stack of summer-ready rap, Afroswing, and Amapiano, plus a bonus J Hus section; Bronx selector DJ Young Wavy Fox proved you can’t have summer without ‘piano, dropping off 30 minutes of the best remixes; Tribal Brothers matched the roaring heatwave with 90 minutes of hot n’ sweaty Amapiano with a guestmix of Afrobeats, AfroTech and Afro-House from D Tribal; Moxie followed up her lockdown garage special with a glorious second edition, including golden age sizzlers from 187 Lockdown, Groove Chronicles, Deekline, and more; MILY ATZ helmed the Swanson edition of Scots-Polish platform Ciarki with a sweltering mix of garage (with just a touch of house and Amapiano); Jyoty pushed the “no rules” approach to its limits with a genre-leaping rollercoaster that took in everything from Scratcha DVA and Mak10 right through to J.Lo; Dance Supply co-founder Dubrunner delivered an intense round of hi-NRG rave, breaks, and jungle, all with plenty of low-end thump; London duo Kolectiv celebrated the release of their Stacked Deck EP on Sofa Sound Bristol with a sub-heavy D&B and breaks, most of it unreleased; and finally, Spooky got into his junglist bag this week to deliver an ear-shredding session of stone-cold classics from the likes of Dillinja, Andy C, Remarc and all sorts of nostalgic treats; and finally, Paris-based Crystallmess gave us an intense adrenaline blast that included everything from hard drum to New Orleans bounce to B’more to techno.

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

Photography: Kumo Shai

Posted on June 17, 2022