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, Detroit club don BlaaqGold combined a fresh stack of his own gems plus his own take on Beyoncé, Missy, Jill Scott and more; Charisse C rebuked the cold with fresh heaters from Josiah De Disciple, Khao, Slade, Ade Smilez, and an emphasis on Amapiano; Lizey stepped up for Club Djembe ahead of their Peckham Audio party tomorrow with some knuckle-whitening UK funky slammers; Frankie Dom hit us with two hours of varied garage and 2-step, from dark and moody rollers to sugar-coated bouncers; Belgium’s Abramovič delved into the deepest recesses to bring you dubstep at its murkiest yet propulsive best; Oliver Twist and Sbuers collided with explosive results, splicing together futuristic grime riddims with techy, bassy flashbangs; Chilean selector and host of the context show on Echobox, Nicoba gave us a blast of drum-heavy, scorching hot, Latin American excellence; Daytimers’ Nadī made her mark at Ministry Of Sound with a super bouncy set featuring Sammy Virji, Surusinghe, Arma, Breaka, and an irresistible version of “Doja”; Tomas Ferrare’s [re]sources label welcomed Benessa for a session of ultra energetic jump up D&B to blow the cobwebs away; and finally, the multi-talented Star Eyes showed us why she’s such an essential force in US rave culture with a masterful, sweat-drenched blast of high tempos, hoover sounds, and noisy breaks.

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

Photography: Rob Jones

Posted on September 23, 2022