Release Date: 13.04.20
After contributing a bumper crop of the finest freeform anthems to last year’s landmark Stamina 50 package, the boss man A.B once again returns to his own imprint, this time dragging in new talent Freedom as they cook up one of the darkest YinYang cuts we’ve had in a while. When Freedom debuted on Transcend’s own Glowmind label with a twisted slice of underground action, the bar was set for A.B’s collaboration to stray solely into dark territory, and the resultant ‘Shutdown’ does just that by the bucketload. An absolute workout of psychedelic tripped-out nastiness, glitchy and punishing, quirky and raw, this one is only for the freeform purists out there. Over on the flip and things continue on a dark tip, as the boys give us a masterclass in driving and epic underground music. With its solid groove and dissonant themes giving way to an all-time classic middle section that will have people reaching, plus throwing in twisted acid and crunchy half-time beats, ‘Bloodline’ seals the deal on Stamina 053 as being one seriously menacing two-tracker. If the set ain’t sounding underground, this is the EP to shut it down – trust us.