The end of the year is coming closer, and 2018 is lurking around the corner, but what most people do is reminisce about the year nearly gone passed, and one of those people is A.B, the big man behind Stamina Records. Every year he releases his succesful mix compilation ‘Best of’, which always contains the best records from Freeform’s finest label. And truth be told, I’ve got a few of this magical compilation, but for a strange reason not the 2016 version. Thankfully it’s now also on Youtube for you all to listen to, and can be purchased for a small fee of only £6.99. Cash me ousside, how bout dah? That’s a bargain!
There’s no doubt: Stamina Records is the finest Freeform label out there. When NU Energy stopped, Stamina took over, and they have delivered over the years. Releasing so many great dancefloor smashers, it’s sad to see it being underrated. To me Freeform is everything I want in music: quick beats, heavenly bits, and fucking good bobs. I don’t know what it is that makes Freeform so appealing to me, but whatever it is, I’m loving it and embracing it. And when I discovered Stamina Records, I knew immediately that this label was going to be good for me. And they have been for many years.
2016 was a good year for Freeform, and if you haven’t heard this mix before, it’s time for you all to have a listen, and get this mix right now (via Stamina’s own store). This is a must have, porn for Freeform lovers. Quality over quantity I would say. Only 15 records in this 58 minute mix, but they are really awesome. And you do get A.B doing some scratching too. I think I said it a few years ago that DJ Sy should look out for the next scratch master… and his name is A.B . And he does it yet again!
01. A.B vs Finnbarr – Stick Together
02. Anarchy Breed – There & Back Again (A.B Remix)
03. A.B – Miami
04. Douglas – M4N14C P5CH0
05. A.B vs Finnbarr – Dead Fairy
06. Finnbarr – Havin’ It Larger
07. Douglas – Jonestown (Transcend Remix)
08. A.B – Kielo
09. Transcend & Midas – Evolution Of Fire
10. Finnbarr – Losing My Mind
11. Finnbarr – The Bornless One
12. A.B vs Finnbarr – Guggle
13. Tamerax feat Alanna Sterling – Explode
14. Tamerax – Roomshaker
15. A.B – Throyo Hands
What this tracklist also shows you, is that 2016 was Finnbarr’s year. He has been making excellent Freeform records, and that’s actually the year I saw him play for the first time, in Birmingham. Can’t believe it’s over a year ago when I went absolutely insane, and was so wasted I fell asleep on the train back to London standing. The music literally drained me (in a good way, never in a bad way).
This year A.B will do the same. Release a ‘Best of’ mix for 2017. But let’s focus on this 2016 edition. Which is truly amazing. 15 beautiful records by such talented Freeform producers. With Stamina Records they have grown exponentially into Freeform’s finest producers, and this edition shows us why Freeform is great. It contains a lot of excellent records, and the one that does the most to me is Transcend’s version of ‘Jonestown’. I’m still in love with the original, and this remix does the original justice.
What A.B and Stamina Records have delivered is yet another succesful episode of the ‘Best of’ series. Can’t wait for the 2017 edition. If it’s as epic as 2016 and the previous years, it’s going to be one to look out for.
Check this mix out right now on Youtube, and get it NOW!
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Freeform
Mix Info: Best Of Stamina Records 2016 [Mixed & Scratched By A.B]
Length Mix: 00:58:46
Tracks: 15 (fifteen)
Download/Listen (via Youtube): WATCH HERE
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More Information: Stamina Records – Official Website