Stamina Records Radio 001 – Hosted By A.B! (2018)

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Van Martin van Zeelandt

The Stamina Records podcast is dead, long live the Stamina Records radio show! If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry. Basically they’ve started the Stamina Records podcast many years ago, and it just died. Slowely. The hype around it was immense, and people really liked it, but it just disappeared from our timelines. But no worries, don’t get too sad, because there’s no need to be sad: they are back! This time they’ve started a new radio show, with the brilliantly name Stamina Records Radio!

So what’s different, if you compare this to the previous podcast series? Well, as it states on Soundcloud they bring this new radio show to us every last Friday of the month, and a different presenter every episode. The first episode had to be presented by the mighty (and he knows it) A.B, the big boss behind this purple Freeform label. And it’s also live streamed on Facebook, which the previous podcast didn’t do.

In this hour long radio show they play the finest Freeform records money can buy, and have left in an item from the podcast series, which was called ‘Way Back Track’. But besides that, it’s all new and refreshing!

Let me show you the tracks A.B has selected for the first radio show:

tracklist TCD

01. Substanced – Heart Of Time
02. Hedonistik Ritual – Enjoy
03. Kevin Energy & Paul Hardcore – Midnight Madness
04. Digital Commandos – Serious Shit
05. Aeon – Deserve To Die
06. DJ Neon – Tribute
07. Kevin Energy & Paul Hardcore – Enigma V2
08. Substanced – Oneoroi
09. Way Back Track Lost Soul feat Vicious Precious – Crazy Light
10. A.B & Cyrax – Binary Star
11. Finnbarr – The Divine
12. Plus System – Commence (SynthWulf Remix) 
13. Greg Peaks – Afro Gleann
14. Arex & Dani Delirio – New Life

It’s nice to see that Stamina Records is back, and is promoting not only new music from their own label, but also labels such as Energy Field, Bornless Records, Tesla Tracks, Nu Energy and more. This radio show represents Freeform, and it’s good that this radio show excists. It’s about time people acknowledged the music more, and we don’t have that many radio/podcasts on Soundcloud, eh?

I just love the fact that Freeform has found a new platform to be played on, and it’s a platform created by the biggest label (without a doubt) in the scene. And even though it’s underrated, it’s still one of the most interesting styles ever. Besides Trance music only Freeform has the power to become extremely euphoric!

The hour has been too short. I was hoping for at least 24 hours, but sadly that’s not the case. Anyhow, the hour was jam packed with Freeform beauties, and now, during my recovery after surgery, this radio show just hits me right in the heart. So many great tracks, and they are powerful as never before! And Alex (A.B) brings it to us with enthusiasm. And his mixing skills are through the roof. No errors, no mucking about. But the one thing I missed was his scratching skills. Where have they gone?

Are there any negatives to mention? Well, two records I don’t like, and sadly they are both made by the same artists: Kevin Energy and Paul Hardcore. I just don’t feel it yet. I’m missing something. Maybe if I give this another go I might appreciate them. But for now they are not my cups of tea.

Best records? Oh, that’s not easy. There are two: ‘Heart Of Time’ and ‘New Life’.

Next radio show will be presented by Greg Peaks, so make sure you follow Stamina Records on every social media page. Until then, I suggest you give this first instalment a go. It’s really good! I enjoyed it!

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DJ: A.B
Genre/Style: Freeform, UK Hardcore
Mix Info: Stamina Records Radio 001
Length Mix: 01:00:13
Tracks: 14 (fourteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN
File Size: 137 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Stamina Records – Soundcloud Page

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