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.

First up, Aqwea redefined house music’s jazziest, sunniest, and most soulful potential with an hour that was somehow both hypnotising and energising all at once; LTHL took us through the full spectrum of his output as a producer, touching on every facet of what the wave sound can be, from the grimey to the techy; Kenny Allstar profiled his personal summer anthems, packing in scorchers from Kranium, Shenseea, Skillibeng, Popcaan, Burna Boy and of course some Sean Paul; Buntai twosome Akira and Modula got us fired up for the inaugural edition of their Lengfield festival next month with a bassy hour of garage, 2-step and a bit of dubstep; Bristol-based outfit Too Much Collective pulled together a speaker-wrecking session of low-end thunder, including fresh gems from Ternion Sound, Emz, and Cartridge; Boofy made a long-awaited return to the Rinse studios with a massive B2B session with Neffa-T full of stomach-churning bass weight from Emalkay, Notion, Lemzly Dale & Merky Ace, and more; Mumdance returned to us after over three-and-a-half years with his four-deck Primavera set, including a good chunk of new and unreleased Mumdance material; Croatian DJ/producer Only Fire cast off any genre boundaries with a teeth-rattling sprint through techno, hyperpop, reggaeton, rap, and beyond; DJ Wawa and DJ Raqx went B2B for a heart-racing, sweat-soaked session that tapped into everything from dancehall to Jersey Club, all purpose built for a heat wave; and finally, Brooklyn selector Sheepshead started his show with 40 minutes of garage and funky before opening up to hard drum and King Of The Hill enthusiast Strick to take things into much heavier territory.

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

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Posted on July 15, 2022