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, one of UK funky’s most important innovators, Perempay gave us a welcome history lesson in the bouncy, percussive sound we all know and love; The Beatriarchy’s Gracie T kept it very weighty with a relentless set of charged-up bassline, funky and 4x4 garage bumpers; Laila Amira ignored the approaching chill with a warming but far too brief cocktail of garage, house, funky, bassline and more; Doc Zee gave us a power hour of mostly bassline, peppered with touches of bass house, 4x4 garage and a few other sounds with plenty of low-end to them; LYZZA stitched together caustic club noise with touches of rap, industrial and some surprisingly smooth moments; Marseille selector Mystique spun together dancehall, bubbling and Afro-house for a loud and commanding call to the dancefloor; Gadigal Land-based DJ, artist and curator Ayebatonye delivered an energising blast of house music leading into some slightly darker, techier sounds; DJ Absurd explored the influence of dub on everything from UK funky to garage to jungle, including thunder from Kode9, Bassbin Twins, Arma and more; the always-on-point DJ Sofa explored jungle’s jazzier tendencies, bringing out the sound’s deeper grooves; and finally, Dozer went in the opposite direction to deliver a dark and maddening jungle session with doses of hardcore and breakcore thrown in.

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

Photography: Tracey Welch

Posted on September 30, 2022