It has been several months since the last Stamina Records’ podcast, but in all fairness, they have been quite busy with releasing new music, new albums, and performing everywhere. If you go to their website, you can see why they’ve been quite busy, so we accept their apology for not making this a monthly podcast (as they said it was going to be), and move on. Exciting times for our beloved Freeform world: not only a new Stamina Records podcast, but also a new album being released soon, and also a free anthem by A.B, Thumpa and CLSM. Want to know about this? Keep on reading.
Before we start talking about this brand new podcast, I should remind you that A.B, Thumpa and CLSM are performing at HTID Soundwave – Show Two, and each team have made an anthem you can all download. Now the other teams already uploaded their free anthems, but if there’s one you should definately check out, it’s the one that has the three legends in it plus MC Frikshon! Click here and it will take you to Thumpa’s/ReBuild’s Soundcloud page, and you can listen to it yourself.
Normally it’s Douglas and A.B who present the show, but during episode 8 it’s the main man behind ReBuild music Thumpa who talks us through this mix alongside A.B. Don’t think that it will be a full-on serious podcast, a lot of serious stuff will be talked about, but also some funny moments will occur during this podcast. But it’s mainly about the music, and the music has always been good. A lot of the tracks used in this mix will appear on the upcoming album, which is called ‘Freeform Family’. Already a much talked about album, so there’s no need for me to explain what it’s all about. Go to the Stamina Records page, and find it out for yourself!
The tracks are the most interesting bit for me. Thumpa and A.B chatting away is always fun to hear, but it’s a podcast, so let’s show everyone the tracklist (it was kindly uploaded yesterday, so thank you).
01. Scott Brown – Touched By Technology
02. Anarchy Breed – There And Back Again
03. jD-KiD – Tsunami
04. A.B – Miami
05. Technikore & Cyrax – Difference (Aethral Remix)
06. A.B – It’s A Vibe
07. Gammer – Gratuitous Grind
08. Rikki Arkitech & Douglas – False Religion
09. Transcend – What You Are
10. Aryx – Port Of Adia
11. Eufeion & Denile – Smoke & Mirrors (Transcend Remix)
12. Kaos & Ethos – Get Fucked (Transcend & Cyrax Remix)
13. Al Storm & Euphony – Give Me My Drugs (A.B Remix)
14. Obie & Technikore – Mr Hoover
15. Marc Smith & Darwin – Get This Place
16. Tamerax – Roomshaker
17. Sharkey & Rikki Arkitech – Qudraphonics
18. Shox, Dani Delirio & Balu – Metavampiros
19. Skinny – Cut It Up (Marc Smith & Little Fella Remix)
20. Chris Fear meets Al Storm – Consumed
21. Rikki Arkitech – UVB-76
This is a truly amazing tracklist! It’s good to see that the Freeform scene is still alive and kicking, and the good thing about this podcast is that they play tracks from well known and upcoming artists too. Not only tracks by well established names, but also giving new artists a stage! Bless them.
Before we talk about the other 20 tracks, I have to say that a nerd alarm went off when I saw the last track by Rikki Arkitech, which is called ‘UVB-76′. If you don’t know where he got the name from, it’s a numbers station name. And if you don’t know what a numbers station is, Google it or Wikipedia it and you will become intoxicated by the secrecy behind this. I’m fascinated about numbers stations, so to see a Freeform track having the same name as one of the most famous stations has given me nerd goosebumps. Sadly you can’t hear most of the track, because the boys are doing shout outs.
The rest of the mix is excellent. Carefully selected and carefully mixed. As I said before they have played tracks which you can get soon, if you have pre-ordered the ‘Freeform Family’ album. So many great anthems are in this mix, and they are all excellent. There’s no need to express my emotions, because you all know how much I love Freeform, but again and again they keep on amazing me, the music keeps on progressing and it’s all going the right way! I love the music so much, it’s unbelievable how good it has become. Slightly underrated, but hopefully after HTID’s event there will be more and more fans, because they deserve it! It’s better than UK Hardcore, if I’m honest.
The best track? Oh, this ain’t easy. I do like ‘Mr Hoover’ a lot, ‘Cut It Up’ is a nice and rough track, but the one that took my breath away was ‘Tsunami’. Beautiful, just how I like my Freeform to sound. Epic track.
I didn’t like them talking through the nerdest Freeform track ever made, but there is a solution: maybe I should order the album so I can hear it fully.
This podcast series deserves an award for being the best one out there!
DJs: Thumpa & A.B
Genre/Style: Freeform, UK Hardcore
Mix Info: Stamina Records Podcast Episode #008
Length Mix: 01:00:00
Tracks: 21 (twenty-one)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 137 MB
File Type: mp3
More Information: Stamina Records – Official Website