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, Dynamics founder Enada got deep with a session of glacial low-end rumblings and grimey outbursts ahead of her upcoming set at Bristol’s Trinity Centre; N-Type got our bones rattling with a session of big, insurmountable walls of dubby bass and beefy, thunderclap 2-step drums; p-rallel tapped into rave’s spiritual potential with an hour of Dennis Ferrer, Louie Vega, AWA Band, and plenty of Gospel-inspired affirmations and spine-tingling piano keys; Sam Binga, Ghost Phone and Sam Adept stitched together grime, trap, Jersey Club, D&B, electro, and more, climaxing on a juiced-up version of Webbie & T-Pain’s “Doin It Big”; 99Ginger founder Kirou Kirou turned the heat up with a session of big, chunky percussive club music, mainly UK funky but with a dose of garage, pop and D&B at the end; Tom Boogizm countered the sub zero temperatures with some distorted, noisy, red-raw reggaeton full of tension and speaker-rupturing thump; Hungarian-born Panka served up a hurricane of breakbeats that balanced ‘90s junglism with up-to-the-minute selections, much of it heavily influenced by dub; Ed Rush flew the flag for the Critical Music family with this half-hour of galloping breakbeats and barely-contained chaos of fizzing, zapping mid-range; Sisu Crew’s Mia Lily threaded late-night 2-step, groove-heavy techno and some big percussive funk for a perfect winter mix to get the blood pumping; and finally, OSSX’s Equiss plunged headlong into techno’s darkest, basseist recesses, coming back up for air in the final stretch with some equally exhilarating jungle and dancehall.

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

Photography: Will Mouafo

Posted on December 09, 2022