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, Baltimore-born Karizma delivered a masterful, immaculate love letter to his home turf, mixing house and techno with jazzy textures and some inspired Kendrick and Rihanna edits; Berlin-based DJ Slappy Crab revisited a golden era of garage with classics from Starship, Horsepower Productions, and So Solid, building to some pretty hefty 2-step at the end; Riz La Teef delved deep into the formidable collection of garage wax that’s been serving him so well lately and then called on Daffy for a Gmix of some of the whipsmart bubblers he’s been cooking up; The HVYWGHT LDN family finally put us out of our misery and uploaded this monster Skee Mask set from their 4th birthday with Flowdan, Trim, SP:MC and Chunky tearing up 140 chuggers like it’s still pirate days; Mixmag alum and captain of the good ship Tropical Waste, Seb Wheeler showed off the latest club jams he’s been into, from sludgy rollers to twisted footwork and lots and lots of dembow; Foxy brought his Rave Is Ritual show to AAJA for an intensive two-hour blast of serrated dubstep, warped breakbeats, a little jungle, and a sugary bassline remix of “American Boy”; D&B don DJ Escape delivered what is frankly as close to a definitive run-through of the best of V Recordings mid-90s years with three rock-solid hours of Roni Size, Krust, DJ Die, Lemon D, Ed Rush & Optical… you name it; Chloe Robinson and DJ ADHD delivered a gut-punch 90 minutes of hyper-kinetic, super percussive, sweat-soaked slammers from across the BPM spectrum, including dubstep, electro, techno and lots of perks; MoMA Ready hit us with an explosive burst of light and colour with his varied house and techno selections, from the robotic to the soulful to the acidic, and everything in between—including an utterly joyous Jodeci edit; and finally, Sherelle gave us poor unfortunates who weren’t at ABRA’s Sweeties party last week a listen to her 160-ish session of hardcore, ghettotech, jungle and some vicious bootlegs and covers thrown in to keep you on your toes.

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

Photography: B. Harvey

Posted on November 04, 2022