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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

Can You Believe This Is 10 Years Old! [Stamina Records ] (Mixed By M@rt!n-J) (2024)

I am a huge Freeform fan, and have been for quite a while now. And I've been a fan of the majestic label we all know and love, Stamina Records. I've bought a whole bunch of their yearly 'Best Of Stamina Records' full albums a few years ago in one go, and I do love what the label has done for the Freeform scene. The yearly albums will come to an end, with 2023 being the last year. 12 editions, and now it's ended, which is a pity. But the label has got a different future ahead of it, and the only thing we can say, is 'thank you' to all that have made the label such a success.

I've been an avid fan for years, and their 2014 edition is one of my favourite ones. Not the number one though, but certainly in the top 3. 2012 and 2013 were the top 1 years for Stamina Records. But the main question here is, what's your favourite year, and which one is your favourite 'Best Of Stamina Records' album? The songs released on this label are all underrated classics that should get the recognition they deserve.

M@rt!n-J has made many mixes, and this isn't the first Freeform mix out there. But what's the focus regarding this mix? Well, the fact that's it's nearly 10 years old, this wonderful album! And if you are a fan of Freeform, once you hear the mix or look at the list, you will be amazed to find out that all 15 songs are nearly 10 years old! Time has flown by too darn quickly. These songs still sound as fresh as when they were released. Hell, it doesn't even feel like 10 years ago!

This mix is a throwback to the glorious years of Freeform. You won't be disappointed after hearing this mix, trust me.

  1. Rhythmics feat Mi'A - What We Learn

  2. Dante & Audio Warfare - Drug Real (Douglas Remix)

  3. Ectomorph vs A.B - Closer To God

  4. A.B - This (Westfest VIP)

  5. A.B & Nick 235 feat Rhona - Silence A Prayer (Substanced Remix)

  6. A.B vs K-Wire - Smiler (VIP Edit)

  7. jD-KiD - Unpreventable

  8. A.B vs K-Wire - Euphoria

  9. Rhythmics - Requiem

  10. Douglas - No Alternative

  11. A.B - Pigeon

  12. A.B vs Vinyljustice - Rok Da Beat

  13. Technikore & Cyrax - Difference (DJ Ned Remix)

  14. Cyrax feat A.B - Dark Matter

  15. A.B - Carburettor

It's an amazing tracklist, and it was an amazing album though. The quality of the songs is just beyond anything else released in 2014. A.B and his label ruled the UK Hardcore scene. Unfortunately not everyone agreed or just didn't like Freeform enough, but tough on those haters. These are my views and I still stick by then. Freeform is fantastic.

It is still going strong, but things have changed slightly. It is still underrated, which is a pity. But hopefully one day it will get the recognition it deserves. And if not, well, at least I like it, and a lot of others.

I can only give credit to M@rt!n-J for making yet another epic mix with excellent records. But also give credit and show appreciation to Stamina Records for what they've been doing for many years. 2012 to 2014 were certainly the greatest years for Freeform.

A solid mix with 15 epic records. And at the end, A.B's 'Carburettor' takes us to the darker side of Freeform, and ends the mix on a high note. I feel extremely energetic after this hour of pure pleasure, thanks to this label and the DJ behind this mix.

If you want, you can purchase the last 'Best Of' album, or the previous ones. Be quick though, they might not be online forever.

This is a cool concept though. Maybe M@rt!n-J should make more of those 'Can You Believe' mixes?

Best record? 'This'. That song was literally everywhere! One of that year's biggest anthems!

DJ: M@rt!n-J

Genre/Style: Freeform

Mix Info: Can You Believe This Is 10 Years Old! [Stamina Records ] (Mixed By M@rt!n-J)

Length Mix: 01:00:48

Tracks: 15 (fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): CLICK HERE

File Size: 613 MB

File Type: wav

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: 1411kbps

Release Year: 2024

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