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, Tarzsa put together a warm, slow-burning house mix ripe for the changing seasons with jams from Eris Drew, Four Set, Alix Perez, Bugzintheattic, and quite a bit more besides; Dr3ssa and Swamp81’s Big Kani went toe-to-toe for an hour of garage, dubstep and funky rumblers with a little bit of techno and piano thrown in too; Brighton selector Priya shared her riotous, sweat-soaked homecoming set that included everything from grime and booty bass to unhinged pop edits; the invaluable Shuffle ’N’ Swing crew stepped up with 60 minutes of garage, most of it of the euphoric, vocal-driven variety, with a couple of jazzy ones for good measure; Daytimers polymath Rohan Rakhit and Worldwide FM’s Latin club music specialist Papaoul went B2B for an hour of beefy funky, garage and “speed dembow”; Conducta got us fired up for his XOYO residency next month with a selection from the tougher end of his 4x4 garage, bassline and house selections; TKAMA used the third volume of his new mix series to spotlight gqom, including heavy duty heaters from Griffit Vigo, DJ Tira, Omagoqa and more; Juba travelled the length and breadth of the African diaspora and its myriad sounds, from Afro-house to Amapiano to UK funky to techno; Rupture co-founder Mantra partnered with Neighbourhood founder Tasha for a punchy D&B and jungle primer ahead of their B2B set at FABRICLIVE next Friday (Oct 21); and finally, Tañ put together a comprehensive cross-section of her uniquely broad record collection, from acid to garage to techno and electro.

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

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Posted on October 14, 2022