TRENCH Radio 150: The Best Mixes Of The Week

Words: James Keith
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Between SoundCloud, YouTube, Mixcloud and everything else, it can feel like we’re being overwhelmed by an impenetrable, almost 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.

Dive into TRENCH Radio’s best mixes of the week below.


Oh Annie Oh B2B MileZ from Fullhouse for Reprezent

Besides what looked like an absurdly fun set at the Hello Kitty exhibition, your other chance to catch an Oh Annie Oh set was at her usual Reprezent home. She was on air with MileZ from Fullhouse, the thriving Japanese collective that recently hosted their own Boiler Room takeover over in Osaka. Here in the UK, Annie and Milez put together this weighty B2B session of grime, dubstep and garage chuggers, gradually building in intensity for a sweaty apex. On that note, we need more thumping, bassy house remixes of J Hus.

Bakey w/ Capo Lee & Reek0 for Kindred

Starting tonight (January 26), Bakey and Capo Lee are traveling up and down the country for a six-date UK ‘AM To PM’ tour in support of their EP of the same name. They’re in Glasgow tonight followed by dates in Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, and London. They’ve got a tonne of names joining them on each leg (too many to name here, but you can find the list here). Ahead of that, they took a small selection of their tour mates down to Kindred for a taster session. With Reek0 joining Capo on mic duties, it was a high-energy session of garage and grime scorchers, but no doubt just a glimpse of what you can expect in the dance…

Nadī for Tobago Tracks

At the top of next month, Bangladesh-born DJ/producer Nadī and like-minded, techno-leaning producer Otus will release Less Talk / More Talk, a collaborative two-tracker on Love In The Endz. The release is said to marry UK club culture, particularly D&B/jungle influences, with an homage to the 1956 Bengali Language Movement. Ahead of that, Nadī turned in this new mix for Tobago Tracks, and it’s jammed with sluggers from Breaka, TSVI, Y U QT, DJ Pitch, and more.

T.Williams for Groove Magazine

In just a few days, T.Williams will release his new album, Raves Of Future Past, via Purple City (which comes with a stunning Marvel-style artwork to match the title). It promises to be one of his most eclectic releases ever, incorporating sounds from right across his eclectic musical history. Consider this new mix a primer, packing in just as much variation, from the sublow sludgy grime sound of the Black Ops days through garage, footwork, D&B, jungle, and the house and techno sounds the T.Williams moniker is most known for. Listen out for choice selections from Lioness, Terror Danjah, DOK, Ed Rush & Optical, Joker, JD. Reid, Chloé Robinson & DJ ADHD, Pearson Sound, Ghost Phone and more.

Death Is Not The End for NTS Radio

Bristol DJ, label owner and archivist Luke Owen, aka Death Is Not The End, took a deep dive into his home city’s pirate radio history this week. The “Bristol sound” is often used as a blanket coverall term for the city’s vast and complex history of sound system-influenced musical strains, and the unique spins its residents put on those sounds, which tends to be reductive. An antidote to that, this show digs much deeper to give us a detailed insider perspective. Honing in on the pirate radio aspect specifically, he uses ripped audio from the late 1980s through to the early 2000s, to give a snapshot of what it sounded like growing up in the city at the time.

Posted on January 26, 2024