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, Oh Annie Oh flew solo on her Reprezent show this week with an hour of buzzy garage, grime and breaks; Canada’s Okiro took us to the under-explored intersection between drill and dubstep (with a little grime as a bonus), including some of his own productions; Dwarde assumed his Highrise alias for a session of snappy and bubbly garage and house scorchers for the last throes of summer; Fiyahdred dug into that bountiful sweet spot between UK funky and Amapiano, including gems from Scotti Dee, Razzler Man, and Ronnie Loko; JD. Reid partnered with New York DJ/producer Ted Kamal for a mix that slipped seamlessly between garage, breaks, grime, rap and so much more besides; Jakebob and Lingerz went B2B for nearly two hours of grimey 140 chuggers, both vocal and instrumental; Chicago’s Heavee poured their love of Hyperdub, classic footwork and ‘90s video games into a glorious 160 thrill ride; NIGELTHREETIMES made the pilgrimage over for Carnival and while he was here he stopped in at Kindred for some light and occasionally soulful jungle; Irish DJ/producer Skirmish spun together new-school junglists like Tim Reaper and Dwarde with some older gems from Shitmat, Bizzy B and Luke Vibert as Amen Andrews; and finally, LCY brought London-based Chiyu into the studio for a heart-racing hour of high-velocity, ravey goodness.

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

Photography: Sofia Hiramatsu

Posted on September 02, 2022