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, Letty B delivered a fat stack of Amapiano rump-shakers bookended by some hazy rap and R&B smokers from Knucks, Amaria, and a particularly warming Erykah Badu jam; Gemi kicked his latest show off with the latest and greatest 2-step bubblers from his crate-digging sessions before launching into a retrospective of his own productions spanning the last three years; Bristol’s excess crew whipped up a vortex of repurposed 2000s grime and dubstep, jumpy breakbeat along with garage, bassline and more than a couple of ravey left turns; multi-talented, multi-genre producer Sumgii took us through some floaty garage and chuggy dubstep, including a couple of his own instrumentals and a chilling rework of Dizzee and Shyx FX’s “Butterfly”; Ell Murphy, the self-styled “singing selector”, put together 45 minutes of UK funky, house music, a bit of bassline, some 2-step, acid, breaks, and quite a bit more besides; Pasta Kebab returned to the Kindred storefront once more for a cosmic hour of dubstep splashed with South Asian melodies and with touches of grime, D&B and reggae in the second half; deejaygeejaygee took D&B slammers from the likes of Commix, dBridge and Marcus Intalex and slowed them down into a head-expanding breakbeat-meets-post-rock surprise; Glasgow’s Boosterhooch answered the persistent question “what kind of music do you play?” with a sprint through techno, electro, breakbeat, and an unhinged reggaeton flip of Crazy Town’s “Butterfly”; Kush Jones got the sweat dripping with an effortless mesh of crisp breakbeats and pneumatic Jersey Club rhythms while still finding space for some Bell Biv Devoe; and finally, Sheba Q focused on twinkling piano keys and heartache vocals to push jungle’s underutilised melodic tendencies, even sneaking in a bit of liquid D&B.

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

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Posted on November 25, 2022