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, Errol Anderson helmed the Touching Bass show, warding off the bad weather with two hours of warming, nourishing house music; Utah? served up a fresh batch of club jams, including house, funky, drill, and a couple of new creations of his own; Gemi fired up a set of snappy, whipcrack garage bouncers from the frontlines; J Oh Zee returned to the airwaves with Dizzle Kid, Squintz, Tina Tami, Ny Ny, Tintz, and Lady Shocker for a massive shelling session; Dolenz explored grime’s sludgier tendencies with a mostly-instrumental hour peppered with a bit of rap, jungle, and some more out-there bits at the end; DJ Jewli, aka Albertina, served up a combo of warped rap and club heaters before finishing on a woozy guest mix from Memphis rap legend Kingpin Skinny Pimp; Berlin’s DJ Spit came through with a cocktail he calls “twisted future bounce”, featuring Walton, Roska, LCY, and just about everything in between; Dutch producer and selector Kleise took us through a broad sweep of D&B and more leftfield sounds including Skeemask, AFX, Djrum, Special Request, and more; Master of the underground, Warlock took genre-blending to the extreme with a nearly two hours of electro, D&B, techno, footwork with a BPM range of 130-210; and finally, Lee Gamble dropped in at NY’s The Lot while on his North America tour to spin some driving, drum-heavy hardcore, techno, breaks, and a little bit of grime.

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

Photography: Lewis Robinson

Posted on September 16, 2022