TRENCH Radio 162: The Best Mixes Of The Week

Words: James Keith
Photography: Inescondeco

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.

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See No Evil for SWU.FM

Koast and K Stylz have been even busier than usual, putting out their first official release with a remix of Future Self’s “Is It All” (and the slightly less official but still stunning remix of “Missing You” by Chicago house legend Kim English), but their See No Evil show continues a pace. This month it was a sweaty, two-hour session of soulful house music on top of the usual log drum and funky fare. Listen out for dancefloor warmers from DBN Gogo, Charisse C, Kwamzy, MA1, Supa D and Mr Taffa.

Jyoty for The Lot Radio

Currently at the halfway point in her ‘Just Passing Through’ North American tour, Jyoty stopped by The Lot Radio this week for an hour of guaranteed mood-boosters. As ever, she covers a lot of ground: rap, R&B, various regional club strains, house music, a bunch of stuff that doesn’t have a name, all of it fitting together seamlessly. The ideal jolt to the system for those warm summer nights when the humidity’s high and the energy’s in freefall.

DuRag Daf for Social Supply VA

Virginia DJ and producer DuRag Daf was in the Only You Lounge this week with Soulection selector Sasha Marie, jumping on deck for a warm, late night club set to get the ball rolling. Sprightly and energetic, there’s Jersey club, hip-hop, Baile funk, house music, and Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” gets a juiced-up, piano version. Sasha Marie’s set is just as worthy of your time, of course, but we had to salute Daf for his consistency lately (check out his set for Social Supply VA’s ‘The Living Room’ series when you’re done).

Oblig with Mez for Rinse FM

Oblig get his kudos in grime for a few reasons: he’s inventive, he’s pushing things forward, all that good stuff, but as a DJ, it’s how well he works with MCs. He’s had a bunch of MCs on his show over the years (both on Rinse and Pyro before that) and he always tries to push himself and the MC(s) into new territory. For his latest team-up with Mez, Oblig pushed the Nottingham barrer to his frantic, off-the-wall best with a round of perc tax, techno, and breaks as well as some out-there grime to tie it all together.

Nishévitha for Half Moon BK

Jaggery Radio host Nishévitha returned for the show’s second edition on Half Moon. For last month’s debut, she used a broad mix of percussive club music to detail her experiences growing up in the States with a South Asian background. An hour of D&B, footwork, house music and more, this month’s show is both light and candid, leaning on the more emotional end of her record bag. A welcome tonic, one of the most rewarding bits comes at the top of the show when she drops a surprising jungle remix of Beyoncé’s “Mine”.


Posted on May 17, 2024