SURVIVAL Podcast #093 by Akira (2021)
Phonk. Have I been out of the scene that long? Every day I discover new words, and this is one of them. Phonk? Well, whatever the real definition is of this word, I bloody like it! Today's mix is one DJ Akira made for S U R V I V A L podcast. And as you well know, DJ Akira likes his things to be rough and hard, so it comes to no surprise that this mix really has the potential to blow your speakers into the next Millennium! But it's not Terror and Speedcore from the start, au contraire my friend. Akira starts slow, and builds it all up toward a climatic ending. The way a mix should be.
Today I really fancied hearing something hard, and there are a few names you immediately go to, for the harder stuff. One of them being Akira's best friend Drokz, and the other being Akira. I sadly never had the pleasure to see or hear him play live, but I've absorbed many hours of his sets, which were posted online. So in a sense I am familiar with his style, and as mentioned before, he does like it hard and rough. And he does give it his own spin, his own interpretation on what music should be, and how a mix should sound, and I'm guessing that this mix is no exception to the way he normally plays.
Not familiar with this podcast series (blooming hell, it's like we get more and more podcasts each day, can't keep up!), but they have gained another follower on Soundcloud. If all their podcasts are hard as nails, or similar to this roughness that Akira portrayed in this mix, I am satisfied. Yes, I'm easily pleased.
This mix starts of slow, but slowly, but surely, builds up the BPMs. Not going full on 10000 BPM at the end. Hell no, that's only reserved for GPF and their piep kicks. Akira does build it up in a well mannered way. And within 63 minutes he throws 40 records our way. So it's going to be a treat for us all!
Tracklist, anyone curious to see what Akira played?
Syndicate - Impact (7" Edit)
Stormtrooper & Syprexa - We Do It On E
Syprexa - Single-Use Exit Bag
Somniac One - Kill Everyone
Asin - Dead Man
Limewax - Acid Diaper
The DJ Producer - Last Man Standing
Xaturate & E-Dub - Big Foot
Bratkilla & C-Netik - Corona Virus
Dolphin - The Death Of Theokoles (Sinister Souls & Xaturate Remix)
Deformer feat DJ Ken-One - Audio Intercourse
Deformer - A Moment Of Violence
Doormouse - Skelechairs
Passenger Of Shit - Crap Fuckin vdv
Hellfish & Producer - Theme From Fuck-Daddy
Nasenbluten - Concrete Compressor (Live Mix)
Dolphin - Runnin' Out Of CREAM
Dolphin - The Polychronican
The DJ Producer - Paradise Is Never
Khaoz Engine - Abomination
Hellfish - For The Fans
The Outside Agency - The Immobilizer (Akira Remix)
Khaoz Engine - Real Shit
Hellfish - The New Ruler
Dolphin & Bryan Fury - Radiobitch (Original)
Dolphin - Raiders Cap (VIP Mix)
The Outside Agency - Shadow Circle
Hellfish - East Coast Boogie
Hellfish - U Don't Quit
Hellfish - Single Use Weapon
Axe Gabba Murda Mob - Zero Empathy
Khaoz Engine - Cracked Out
Angerfist - Geto Tremble
Deathmachine - Keeping My Mind On My Music
Detest - The Return
Hellfish & Bryan Fury - Doom Dance
The Satan - Believe In Death
Dolphin - Hong Kong Ping Pong
Hellfish - I'm Not Leaving
Axe Gabba Murda Mob - Repeat Prescription (Hellfish Remix)
So, wow. This hour long of Phonk music is certainly what you need, especially on this Monday after the Bank Holiday (which is basically a Tuesday, but with the workload of both days crammed in). I wasn't aware I needed this so desperately. But I'm happy I pressed play, and happy that Akira made this mix. Been trying to find more mixes with a tracklist, and this was the first I came across. A solid mix, no word of a lie!
As mentioned before, this mix contains literally everything hard and rough. Terror, Speedcore, Techno, Schranz, Breakcore, Hard Techno, Hard Drum and Bass, Industrial, but I don't think that any of the tracks can be classified as Extratone? One of the tags on Soundcloud says Extratone, but isn't that the ridiculously fast music, well above 250 BPM? Nah, it's much more civilised, this mix.
Hard as nails, but I wasn't expecting anything else from Akira. A true pioneer, and always pushing the harder sounds forward. Really pleased to hear this mix, and it gave me enough energy to get me through this week. Especially this week. But I'm guessing every week is a Phonk week, right? Every week we could listen to Phonk, to give us a boost?
Got no negative comments. Just check out this mix. Do that right now!
Best record? Dolphin's 'Runnin' Out Of CREAM'. Solid track that is!
Genre/Style: Phonk, Hard Drum & Bass, Crossbreed, Industrial, Terror, Speedcore, Techno
Mix Info: SURVIVAL Podcast #093 by Akira
Length Mix: 01:03:36
Tracks: 40 (forty)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Release Year: 2021
Sample Rate: unknown
More Information: S U R V I V A L - Soundcloud Channel