This edition of Freestyler’s Playlist comes by way of UK’s third ranked freestyler, 17-year-old wunderkind Josh Sanders, who uses hip hop and his natural surroundings to fuel creativity and inspiration.
Sanders, who had a strong outing at the recent Atlantic Freestyle Football Open, has quickly risen through the ranks and established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the UK freestyle scene. His meteoric rise at a relatively young age can be attributed to his creativity and intense work ethic. Keeping things fresh, he doesn’t have one set training routine. He trains based on the environment surrounding him.
“To be honest, the way I train depends upon my mood,” Sanders said. “For example, if I watch a Kamalio video, my only objective when training is to create new tricks and explore rare styles. However, if I watch an Anders Borg, Luca, or Tom Folan video, then I get a massive urge to train lowers.”
Constantly switching things up prevents him from becoming stagnant and feeds his creativity, which he places great importance on.
“My main goal in freestyle is to create as many new tricks and combinations as possible to try and inspire creative thinking within the sport,” Sanders said.
His playlist consists of a mix of hip-hop bangers that help him focus and unleash his creativity.