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.

Lil Silva let us in on the inspirations that informed his debut album, Yesterday Is Heavy, ahead of its release on July 15; OK Williams returned after a triumphant turn at Glastonbury with a victory lap of joyous, freewheeling house and techno; OSSX (now a trio after welcoming Juke Bounce Werk’s Elise into the fold) spun together Jersey and B’more edits and flips of Robin S and Basement Jaxx with some originals, and a few UKG, ballroom and jungle slammers; Decisive Sounds boss Revstreet delivered the goods with 38 minutes of bouncy 4x4 garage, packing in plenty of vocals and plenty of stomp; Ghanaian polymath Gafacci gave us a deep dive into his own bouncy, percussion-heavy sizzlers, both under his main moniker and as Jowaa; DJ, producer and visual artist Asna gave us a taste of the kind of Ivorian alternative club magic we can hear on her Bôrô d’Enjaillement radio show; Oblig brought the elusive Trim onto the airwaves for a special barring session to remind everyone just how high the standards should be; New York-based Yumi took us on a sprawling voyage through the BPMs, from frantic and sweat-soaked breakbeats to moody and atmospheric glitchiness; LAW gave us an early hint of what’s to come at Noise Test Croatia in August with a mix of D&B’s full spectrum, including a good chunk of bits from his Repertoire label; and finally, DJ Sofa warmed fans up for Finland’s Bassline Festival this weekend with a hurtling hour of jungle, veering between euphoric melody and chest-kicking heaviness.

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

Photography: Omar Serge

Posted on July 01, 2022