‘Welcome To The Jungle’ Promo Mix – Al Storm (2016)

'Welcome To The Jungle' Promo Mix - Al Storm (2016)

‘Welcome To The Jungle’ Promo Mix – Al Storm (2016)

DJ: Al Storm
Genre/Style: UK Hardcoe, Happy Hardcore, EDMCore, Powerstomp
Mix Info: ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ Promo Mix
Length Mix: 01:03:27
Tracks: 26 (twenty-six)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): LISTEN HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Al Storm – Facebook Fanpage

I know it’s a bit silly to talk about a promo mix for an event which took place yesterday, but I will. Yesterday a rave took place where you should have been: Welcome To The Jungle. To promote the event and the fact that he was playing, Al Storm placed a mix on Soundcloud only yesterday, and that’s the reason I missed it. If you’ve been, you must have had a wonderful time. With a killer line-up: Dougal B2B Gammer, Kutski, Styles & Breeze, Billy Daniel Bunter, Faydz, Sicknarf, Kurt, CLSM, Outforce, A.B, Mark EG, M-Zone, The Fat Controller, Cruze, and a whole lot more. You must have been there. Sadly I couldn’t. But I’m regretting it.

Al Storm played several sets there, as Deadman and as Al Storm. I can’t say how the event was, seeing as I haven’t seen any reviews yet (most people are still in bed, after raving as hard as they could), but it must have been great. So this review ain’t about an upcoming event, but let’s just focus on Al Storm’s promo mix, showcasing his strength as a producer and DJ, and in all fairness, he doesn’t need an introduction, because he’s one of the greatest DJs in the UK Hardcore scene. His music has touched us since the early days, and to this day he keeps on producing awesome tunes, which you can find in this mix.

Most of the tracks were Al Storm’s own tracks, or tracks being remixed by him. It’s a nice tracklist. Let me remember you: the event already took place, so there’s no need to get hyped up. But you can get Al Storm-crazy, and worship the legend.

tracklist

01. Al Storm – Move Ya Hands Up (VIP) 
02. Scott Brown – I Rave You
03. Bananaman & Al Storm feat Kellie Woods – Start The Magic
04. Technikore, Al Storm, JTS & Weaver – Feeder
05. John O’Callaghan feat Sarah Howells – Find Yourself (IYF & Nobody Remix) 
06. Scott Brown & Al Storm – All About Evolution
07. Al Storm – Mind Of A Lunatic
08. Evolve – Sugar & Spice (Al Storm Remix) 
09. Scott Brown & Al Storm feat Taya – Run To Me (M-Project Remix) 
10. DJ Storm – Kickin Hard (Scott Brown Remix) 
11. M-Project & Al Storm – The Power Punch
12. Alex Prospect meets Al Storm – Frankenstein
13. Al Storm & Euphony – All I Wanna Do (MOB Remix) 
14. Dougal & Gammer – Shoulder Lock
15. Al Storm vs Deadman – Werewolf VIP
16. Scott Brown – Rock That Body (Al Storm Mix) 
17. Technikore & Zander – My Territory 2016
18. Al Storm & Euphony – Turn Around (VIP Mix) 
19. Bananaman & Gisbo feat Jodie – Blue Eyes (Technikore Remix) 
20. Scott Brown & Al Storm – The Blob
21. Al Storm feat Vicky Fee – Thunderground
22. DJ Pulse & Al Storm feat Donna Marie – Wherever You Go 2016
23. Da Tweekaz – Twerkout Revolution (IYF & Nobody Bootleg) 
24. Al Storm – Surrender (Gammer Remix) 
25. Al Storm – The Noisemaker Is Back!
26. Force & Styles – Heart Of Gold (Al Storm’s HTID Mix) 

Sweet Lord, there’s so much Al Storm in here, if you are a fan of him it must be hard to look at this without collapsing! This is beautiful, mind blowing to see al these amazing tunes packed into an hour mix. And the result? Well, were you expecting it to be bad? Nope, the complete oppossite: it’s a mix by Al Storm, so it’s always good!

So many great anthems in here, and it’s good to hear that Al Storm keeps the oldskool sound alive! He’s one of the few artists who actually does care about the past, and he adds the oldskool sound in each track he makes. Not making the tracks sound outdated but fresh and with a little twist.

As a producer he deserves all the credits, and as a DJ he deserves the biggest stage in the world. If you have seen him yesterday, how was it? Was it as good as I would expect it to be?

A wonderful promo mix by a majestic artist. No download option, but there’s a play button, and you can press it again and again and again.

What’s the best track? ‘Thunderground’. The vocals are so beautiful! Vicky Fee, you have a beautiful voice! You have uplifted this track to the next level!

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Core Cyphers Volume 2 (2015)

Core Cyphers (2015)

Core Cyphers (2015)

DJ: Al Storm
MCs: Thunda, Obie, B, Skatty, Mayhem
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Drum & Bass
Mix Info: Core Cyphers Vol. 2
Length Mix: 00:21:15
Tracks: 22 (twenty-two)
Download/Listen (via Facebook): LISTEN/VIEW HERE
File Size: unknown
File Type: unknown
Bitspeed: unknown
More Information: Core Cyphers – Facebook Fanpage

A week ago I received a message in my mailbox, and the person who messaged me shared a video which you are about to view. Core Cyphers, ever heard of it? I haven’t, in all honesty. This concept is brand new to me, but don’t worry, it’s a big concept, a very exciting one. This is actually the first video I’m about to review, which is unusual, but there’s always a first, isn’t there?

So what’s this video all about? Take three labels, 5 MCs, and a mix done by Al Storm, and you’ve got Core Cyphers volume 2. Basically that’s it. But if that sounds boring, it isn’t. You’ve got MC B, Thunda, Obie, Skatty and Mayhem doing their best, and for once you can see how they do their magic, making sure their lyrics are aligned with the music, and they do it well in this video. The three labels they represent are Lethal Theory, Broken Records and Notorious. These MCs are well respected names in the industry, and to see them doing their thing in a video in good quality is amazing. I don’t go to raves often, but when I do, there’s normally one DJ and one MC on the stage, never 5!

If you are an upcoming MC, you can learn a lot from this set. The main thing you need to realise is that you need to be original, and come up with your own style. These 5 MCs are all unique, and their MC style is unique, but in a weird way when they do their thing together, it becomes this seemlessly errorless set. This video is all about the qualities of those 5 MCs and what they are capable of, and it’s amazing.

There’s a small error we should address before we continue, and it has been mentioned before on Facebook. If you are used to hearing the music and the MCs in high quality, in this video the only thing in high quality is the footage of them doing their thing. The music is background music, and some MCs are rather quiet. But if you close your eyes and focus on what they do, it becomes a video you should check out. Maybe next video should upgrade the quality of the music and the MCs rhyhming.

Al Storm provided the music, and it’s good (I love Al Storm, but who doesn’t?) Let’s see the tracklist!

tracklist

01. Scott Brown & Al Storm – The Blob
02. Al Storm & Euphony – Give Me My Drugs (A.B Remix) 
03. Just Jack, Travis Weir & Al Storm vs Andy Whitby & Klubfiller – Heaven (Olly Bui VIP Mix) 
04. IYF & Nobody – Rocky Star
05. TC – Get Down Low (Al Storm Mix) 
06. Technikore, JTS, Al Storm & Weaver – Feeder
07. Al Storm – Surrender (Gammer Remix) 
08. Majistrate – Remain Calm
09. Darren Styles, Re-Con & MC Whizzkid – Jump Up
10. Al Storm vs IYF & Nobody – Cannibalizm
11. Alex Prospect & Al Storm – Frankenstein
12. DJ Guv – Slice & Dice (Warning VIP) 
13. IYF & Nobody – UFO
14. Dougal & Gammer – Snakebite
15. M-Project & Bezza feat Unity MC – Beast Mode
16. Evolve – Sugar & Spice (Al Storm Remix) 
17. Scott Brown – Rock That Body (Al Storm Remix) 
18. Skinny & Darwin – Bitch Goes Crazy
19. Meridian Dan – Hot For Me
20. Fracus & Darwin – Roar
21. Al Storm – The Pulse
22. Al Storm – Dirtbox (Alex Prospect Mix) 

I’ve just realised who sent me this video on Facebook, and it’s one of the MCs: MC B! Stupid name changing policy on Facebook, after they’ve decided to let people only use their real names I’m confused who they are lol. But it’s MC B! The legend. Well, credits for sharing this awesome video.

The music is good. It’s unbelievable how Al Storm does it: every mix he has done so far has always been a success, and also his albums. Got nothing to mention regarding the tracks, absolutely nothing.

The MCs do their thing, and they do it well. The video did make me smile a lot. Whilst they are waiting for their turn to MC, you should just look at how they move in the background. Turn the volume right down and watch them. Comedy gold.

But back to what they do: they do it proper. As I’ve said in previous reviews I do love what they do, even though they sometimes rhyhme so bloody fast I can’t understand it at all! But it all sounds interesting lol. Looking at this video I do get the impression that they are MCs just for me. Looking straight into the camera, pointing fingers towards the viewer a lot.

It looks like a well-oiled machine, and it sounds like it too! There must be one DJ out there who dares to put these 5 MCs on the stage alongside him/her. Maybe Al Storm? If I would go to a rave and witness this happening, my life would be completed.

Respect to the MCs and the DJ (even though Al Storm wasn’t there, he was probably shaving his head). The only let down is the quality. During the set some MCs are too quiet, and it ain’t because they aren’t saying a single thing. And the music is background music. Maybe do a mixtape, and upgrade the quality to a higher one?!

If you are liking this, make sure you look out for volume 3. The line-up is amazing: Shutts, Double D, Leggett, Jack, Offside, Fluid and Marko. But for now, look at this and share it with your Hardcore friends. A rather interesting concept, one exciting concept you should look out for. Core Cyphers, a name you should write down in your ‘Hello Kitty’ diary!

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Core Cyphers Volume 2So here it is #CoreCyphers Volume 2! Featuring MC B, MC Obie, MC Skatty MC Mayhem & MC Thunda Hardcore Crew please share, lets get this viral! Also the bigger the response the quicker we announce Volume 3! #BrokenRecords #KeepItLethal #NotoriousVinyl

Geplaatst door Core Cyphers op maandag 14 december 2015

HTID USA – Al Storm – Phoenix, Arizona (2015)

HTID USA - Al Storm - Phoenix, Arizona (2015)

HTID USA – Al Storm – Phoenix, Arizona (2015)

DJ: Al Storm
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore
Liveset Info: Recorded @ HTID USA – Phoenix, Arizona – 2015
Length Liveset: 01:02:08
Tracks: 24 (twenty-four)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 142 MB
File Type: mp3
Bitspeed: 320kbps
More Information: Al Storm – Facebook Fanpage

I can be honest with you all and say that I’m a huge Al Storm fan. For many years I’ve been following him on Twitter, Soundcloud and Facebook, and even though his Facebook is mostly filled with nice family pictures and mainly food pictures (if he wasn’t a DJ, he was Gordon Ramsay the 2nd), you can find posts you really appreciate: free music. Free music you say? Yes, a liveset. All for free, if you have a Soundcloud account ofcourse. In October a lot of UK Hardcore artists went to the States and played in front of a crowd of US ravers, and one of those artists was Al Storm, and his set from this magical night can now be heard on Al’s Soundcloud. Go to it now, and download it (did I mention the fact that it’s for free?).

Whatever he releases, it’s worth gold. He is one of the few artists from the golden age of UK Hardcore who still does what only he does best, and never disappoints the fans. He still manages to capture the sound that many adore, and still make it sound unique and fresh. If you were at HTID USA, he had a few special treats for those who attended: some tracks were specially re-created, and were given the HTID USA treatment. The intro you can hear the man say ‘HTID’, and even throughout ‘Werewolf’ he added the special treatment. Only if you were there you could hear this special version. How awesome is that?

Al Storm is a legend, and I feel like a huge fanboy. I must control my happiness and dedication to spread his music to everyone who wants to read this, but it’s slowely getting out of control. I can not stop saying that he’s a legend, and I’m at this stage that I am about to look online to find merchandise from this man, so I can sleep at night in my Al Storm nighty, or walk around in my Al Storm underpants. No Al Storm tattoos, I’m not that strong, but all the other things I would say yes to. I should seek help for my Al Storm addiction!

Back to the mix. He added (as always) a tracklist, nice touch!

tracklist

01. Al Storm – Jumpin
02. Storm & Euphony – Turn Around (Raver Baby Mix) 
03. CLSM feat Lisa Abbott – Timebomb (Al Storm Mix) 
04. Scott Brown & Al Storm – All My Dreams
05. Alex Prospect & Al Storm – Frankenstein
06. Unique – Time After Time
07. Al Storm – Werewolf (Outside Worlds Mix) 
08. Storm & Euphony – All I Wanna Do (Mob Remix) 
09. Al Storm feat Taya – Stars Collide (Chaos Mix) 
10. Al Storm, Chaos & Bishop – Hands In The Air
11. Scott Brown & Al Storm – The Blob
12. Re-Con – Ignite
13. Bang! vs Al Storm – Flowers Need The Rain (Remix) 
14. Al Storm & Euphony feat Mandy Edge – Hasta Mañana
15. Hixxy & MC Sharkey – Toytown (Darwin Remix) 
16. Re-Con – Kidz
17. Triple J – Have It All (Al Storm Remix) 
18. Al Storm & Euphony – Give A Little Love (Chaos Mix) 
19. Heaven 7 & Al Storm – Dance With Me (The Remix) 
20. Heaven 7 & Al Storm – A Little More (Technikore Mix) 
21. Bang! – Shooting Star (Al Storm’s HTID Mix) 
22. Al Storm – Surrender (Gammer Remix) 
23. Al Storm – I Created A Monster (IYF & Nobody Mix) 
24. Force & Styles – Heart Of Gold (Al Storm’s Dub Mix) 

Beautiful! If you were there, raving the night away and Al Storm was on the stage while you were giving it all you had, you were in paradise! Al Storm is a genius, and the liveset you are about to listen to is a good showcase of what this man does.And boy, he does it well!

Normally I would point out flaws or errors, but he made none. Nor did he play a crappy tune. He delivered an awesome set, and if you are an upcoming DJ, this is the way to do it! It’s hard to please every listener/raver, but only Al Storm can do what a good DJ should do. Every track he has been working on (remix or original track/collaboration) has been a success. He knows how to produce and mix UK Hardcore, and if I’m honest, this is the best set of Al Storm of all time!

Check out the tracklist. It’s beautiful. Can not name a single bad track at all, but I can’t point out a favourite either! They are all good. Each and every one of them. Is this the best liveset ever? I reckon it is!

Al Storm. A legend. Pioneer. Food lover. But to me the greatest UK Hardcore DJ/producer of all time. Check this mix out, you will not be disappointed! If there’s a raver’s heaven, this is the music you will hear once you enter.

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Al Storm Presents Dark Shadows 2: The Sequel (2015)

Al Storm Presents Dark Shadows 2: The Sequel (2015)

Al Storm Presents Dark Shadows 2: The Sequel (2015)

Artists: Al Storm & Various Artists
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Powerstomp, Breakbeat, Gabber, Hardstyle
Release Year: 2015
Info: Al Storm Presents Dark Shadows 2: The Sequel
CDs: 2 (two)
Length CDs: 02:32:55
Tracks: 46 (fourty-six)
Label: Hardcore Underground
Product Number: 247HCLP003CD
Buy Here: Hardcore Underground Store
More Information: Al Storm – Facebook Fanpage

Halloween is about to happen. On the 31st many fans of this event will go bananas and dress like they’ve just emerged out of hell, or anywhere similar, and try to get candy from innocent people. Trick or treating, that’s what it’s called. But let me warn you, don’t come to my house, the treats in my house are mine. Halloween isn’t huge over here in the Netherlands, so I shouldn’t worry about being scared to death when I open my door on the 31st. Many people get dressed, and some do something quite unusual: some release an album dedicated to the darkest day of the year. Al Storm did it last year too, when he released ‘Dark Shadows’, and it was a huge success. The tracks on this album were all scary, and if you can remember, a couple of years ago he did a Halloween mix (Tales From The Darkside), which blew my mind away! I reckon that Al likes Halloween a lot.

So what can we expect? An album filled with snippets from ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, or any other Halloween film? Sounds of limbs being torn off by creatures of the night? Voices from the darkest place known to mankind, hell? Not really, you can expect UK Hardcore with a darker tone, that is all. No need to be scared and hide yourself behind a blanket. For this album he has worked with a lot of well established names such as Alex Prospect, M-Project, Scott Brown, DJ Sy, Shimamura, and the list continues. Or some have remixed classic Al Storm anthems, like Olly P, IYF & Nobody and Bloodsuckerz. And that’s only disc one! On disc 2 you can hear these an more anthems being mixed together beautifully by the main man himself. Again, no need to be afraid, you really should get this album and make this the best Halloween you’ve ever experienced! Al Storm knows exactly how to increase the fun during Halloween!

The tracklist is one you need to see to believe it! This album is seriously good, this is truly an amazing album! But is it Al Storm’s best album so far? Well, continue reading and you will find it out!

tracklist

CD 1 – Unmixed 
01. Scott Brown meets Al Storm – The Blob!
02. M-Project & Al Storm – The Twilight Zone
03. Al Storm – Bad Dreams (Bush Re-Opened) 
04. Alex Prospect meets Al Storm – Frankenstein!
05. Al Storm – Leatherface (Massacre Mix) 
06. Mob & Al Storm – Poltergeist (Olly P Remix) 
07. DJ Sy meets Al Storm – Haunted (Original Mix) 
08. Darkman – Death’s Waiting Room
09. Al Storm – I Created A Monster (IYF & Nobody Remix) 
10. DJ Shimamura meets Al Storm – Godzilla vs Gigantis!
11. Technikore & JTS meets Al Storm & Weaver – Feeder (2 Minutes Of Hell Mix) 
12. Bananaman & Gisbo – The Dead
13. Al Storm meets IYF & Nobody – Cannibalizm!
14. Black & White – The Awakening
15. Eat Grave – The Dark Stranger (Bloodsuckerz Mix) 
16. Al Storm – Psycho (Masters Of The Flying Guillotine)
17. Chris Fear meets Al Storm – Consumed

CD 2 – Mixed 
01. DJ Shimamura meets Al Storm – Godzilla vs Gigantis!
02. Bananaman & Gisbo – The Dead
03. DJ Shimamura & Al Storm – Exorcism
04. Al Storm meets IYF & Nobody – Cannibalizm!
05. Al Storm – Bad Dreams (Bush Re-Opened) 
06. Chris Fear & Al Storm – Evil Side Of Man
07. Al Storm – Madhouse
08. Al Storm – Trick Or Treat
09. Darkman – Death’s Waiting Room
10. DJ Storm & Blade – Darkzone (CLSM Breaks Into The Grave Mix) 
11. Bananaman meets Al Storm – Nightmare On Blyth Road
12. M-Project & Al Storm – The Twilight Zone
13. Black & White – The Awakening
14. Scott Brown meets Al Storm – The Blob!
15. Al Storm – From The Shadows
16. Al Storm – The Jackal
17. Alex Prospect meets Al Storm – Frankenstein!
18. Al Storm & Euphony – Jack The Ripper
19. Mob & Al Storm – Poltergeist (Olly P Remix) 
20. Technikore & JTS meets Al Storm & Weaver – Feeder (2 Minutes Of Hell Mix) 
21. Fracus & Darwin meets Al Storm – House Of Horrors
22. Al Storm – Werewolf (Dark Shadows VIP Mix) 
23. Kutski & Al Storm – The Grudge (Dirty Chopper Mix)
24. Al Storm – I Created A Monster (IYF & Nobody Remix) 
25. Al Storm – World Of Darkness (JTS Remix) 
26. DJ Sy meets Al Storm – Haunted
27. Al Storm – Leatherface (Massacre Mix) 
28. Al Storm – Psycho (Master Of The Flying Guillotine)
29. Chris Fear meets Al Storm – Consumed

The first disc looks sexy, but the second disc looks even more sexier! How’s that possible?

The first disc has got a few slammers on it, it has to be said! All new tracks, and all unmixed. Quality tunes from the legend himself alongside other well established names, and it’s impossible to understand how Al Storm has made each and every track a dancefloor smasher! It’s like he has found out the secret of being the world’s best and greatest producer.

The second disc contains a DJ mix done by Al Storm himself, and not only includes tracks from the first disc, but also tracks from his previous album, the first volume of ‘Dark Shadows’. Another album you should have in your collection, seeing as it has got Halloween’s finest tunes on it: ‘Madhouse’ and ‘Trick Or Treat’. These two are the greatest tracks ever written by Al Storm and really capture what happens on the 31st every year. Pure filth, pure dancefloor smashers!

It’s difficult to pick out one track to be my favourite, seeing as there are so many to choose from, but from the first disc there are multiple tracks I like a lot, like ‘Poltergeist’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Feeder’ (sad it only being 2 minutes long, they should release a full length version of this), but the one that blew me away is an older record I have heard before, which is ‘The Awakening’! This has got to be Al Storm/Black & White’s biggest track ever made! So beautiful, this is UK Hardcore the way I like it!

The second disc has got a few amazing tracks on it, and I think I’ve mentioned these two before, ‘Madhouse’ and ‘Trick Or Treat’ are my favourite on this one. Are they better than ‘The Awakening’? Nope, but close. Very close.

Yet another great album released by UK Hardcore’s finest producer Al Storm. Everything he touches, turns into gold. This man knows exactly how to produce the sound we are all dying to hear. He’s a legend, and with another great album being released it’s about time for us all to call our counsils and ask for a statue of Al. He deserves it!

Yes, this is Al Storm’s best album. For now. Maybe next year he will release another album and it might be a bigger album than this one, but for now this is his greatest album ever. Will this become an annual thing, like Halloween? Al Storm releasing Dark Shadows volume 3 in 2016? Will it happen? Let’s hope so, because Halloween can be quite dull if you haven’t got the right music playing out loud!

Enjoy Halloween, and let Al Storm’s album be the most terrifying thing in your house! It ain’t scary, but you never know, it might be possessed by the devil and Al ‘Freddy Krueger’ Storm might haunt your dreams….. I dare you to buy this album!

Have you got the guts?

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