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 in house, grime, techno, bashment, R&B, trap, D&B and no doubt a bunch of extremely trendy stuff that doesn't have a name yet.

First up, Metafloor served up an hour of immersive dubstep chuggers; the ever-versatile Camberwell Jack showed off his expansive collection of Afrobeats bubblers with his latest summer-ready session; Dancehall and reggaeton encyclopaedia Felix Hall profiled the latest and greatest heaters bubbling up from Central and South America; Loraine James bounced us from drill to dancehall to gqom and quite a bit more besides; the Keysound kings Dusk & Blackdown gave us a sprawling selection of rollers from right across the spectrum of their record bags; Akito (figuratively) punched us in the mouth with his pick of Eski, funky and hard drum-influenced power slammers; Coco Bryce dived into the futuristic end of his record collection with some intergalactic junglism; Sabrina Solemani whipped up a fury of high velocity jungle, cruddy darkside, ragga sizzlers and the occasional smattering of jazzy flourishes; German duo FJAAK took us into the belly of the beast with an intense combination of darkness and euphoria with their new techno session; and, finally, journalist, producer, DJ and all-round polymath, Tom Sobolik hit us with a heart attack cocktail of warped grime, off balance club experiments and noisy excellence.

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

Photography: Willow Shields

Posted on July 02, 2021