Al Storm

Al Storm

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Originating from the early Nineties Rave scene, and known for his pioneering sound encapsulating a broad range of musical influences, Al Storm (amongst his many aliases), has amassed an extensive and highly eclectic production and remix biography over the last 25 years, covering almost every shade of the dance music spectrum. The list of artists he’s collaborated with, engineered for, or who have employed him to officially remix their work, is as varied as his discography. The likes of The Prodigy, Xilent, Cascada, Liquid, Kutski & Dizzee Rascal, through to Rave Originators, Ellis Dee, DJ Rap, Ratpack, Slipmatt & DJ Seduction are just a few of the headline acts with whom he has worked. In 2009 he signed to the iconic ‘Raver Baby’ label, cementing his status in Hardcore history, and shortly after he won a much coveted ‘Hardcore Heaven Award’ at Westfest in recognition of his work.


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  • Boogie Funk

    Rating: 8/10

    Once again Singomakers with the fresh beats! so you get over 1gb of thoughfully processed, funky laden power grooves. Really funky, polished bass loops stand out here, and the guitar loops are great, you get an abundance of individual hits, an ableton pack, some incredible music loops, aimed at House, Funk, Disco but works great on D&B and any other genre you can think of


    Neuro Techstep 2

    Rating: 9/10

    BIG BIG sample pack, aimed at Neuro & Techstep end of D&B but its quite funky and will work right across the spectrum, even down to the dubstep and house side of things. So its the usual high quality singomakers pack.. they seem to just ooze quality right now, the bass loops are filthy an funky, melodys are stand out, and the individual hits are polished enough to slot straight in, just buy it!


    Lenny Dee's timeless Industrial Strength Imprint, just drops banger after banger after banger! .. this time The Braindrillerz are let loose and fire up a tightly produced 180plus speed fest! ultra high quality sonic monsters fill the pack, You get Heavy Kick Drums, Rave ridden Music Loops,Noisy Hard Leads, Screeches and Fx, all with tempos hitting the 180-220+ mark this fast paced pack has got to be top of your list!


    Ragga Wizard

    Rating: 9/10

    Singomakers are fast becoming one of my favourite sample pack merchants! another fresh pack rammed to the hilt with raw quality samples. Perfect for jungle, D&B and Breaks as well as Ragga/Regga and Moombah etc, works with just about anything! The vocals are exceptional, and the bass and musical loops are superbly authentic, another banger from singomakers!!


    Rawstyle Moombah

    Rating: 10/10

    Singomakers are fast becoming one of my favourite sample pack merchants! This is by far one of the coolest, freshest packs ive had for a while! 1.5 gig of madness, kicks, one shots, melodies, vocals, everything you would need all of the highest quality that just sits perfectly in the mix!


    NAIS Neurofunk Serum

    Rating: 9/10

    Fantastic pack with tonnes of great sounds. The bass sounds are exceptional and sound great. The patches are well thought out, 76 in total so plenty of fun to be had! overall a brilliant source of inspiration, offering a wide selection of sounds to help with your production. A huge thumbs up once again!

    Dabro Vocal Acapellas

    Rating: 9/10

    Dabro are on fire as usual, an insanely good vocal pack full of some fantastic acapellas and hits, 10 Full Songs, ranging from 90-140bpm, vocal stems, and even going as far as including lyric sheets and midi chord progressions to help you on your way. Another winner!


    Neo Operatic Vocals

    Rating: 9/10

    Unexpectedly one of my favourite packs of the moment right here, ultra moden and unique slappings of timeless operatic style vocals, 2 gig of pure quality content with a modern twist. So you get 5 full song kits, with my only gripe being rhe tempo range of 112-121 (faster please) though the quality is good and they stretch up/down relatively well, would recomend this for just about any genre!


    Bit of an older pack i hunted out here, but the quality is still secone to none, perfect for backing Drum & Bass, Breaks, New Rave, Old School vibes, 2gb of intense quality. Hitting tempos upto 150 its just a great collection of fresh break beats to full out or use as the main vibe for your productions!


    Massive X DnB

    Rating: 9/10

    Finally, after the long drawn out wait for Native Instruments Massive X, the first DNB bank has finally appeared! .. was always going to be pure fire from the mighty Industrial Strength camp! So you get around 65 expertly crafted sounds, 808's , dirty reeses, subs, splashes, risers and alll manor of synths all utilising the intense array of options the new massive x brings.. pretty much buy on sight, and you even get the presets as wavs (and midi) to mangle and resample yourself!


    What's not to like about this, an insanely huge 5 gig download file of some of the best HY2ROGEN has to offer from the last few years, ultimate doesnt even do this justice! I'll try to summarise this but its just huge, thousands and thousands of vocal cuts, glitches, one shots, loops across every EDM genre, that will fit every other genre in one massive folder.. WIN!


    Full on sickness from one of my favourite jump up producers! full on raw energy with this one, an impressive arsenal of drums, stabs, synths, basses, FX, loops. All of them designed to help give your productions the dance floor dropping filth and power that the genre demands! All in all nearly 700 meg of quality separated into mid bass and synth loops, drums, top loops, one shots sampler patches etc .. everything you need.,. big up Nu Elementz for this one .. straight to the top of the pile!


    Serotonin Drum & Bass

    Rating: 8/10

    Singomakers with another sample pack of the highest quality, once again a lot of time and effort has gone into crafting these loops and one shots, and the quality is testament to that! the bass loops are gnarly and hit the sweet spot, some great synth loops and an endless array of top quality drum loops and hit.. superb!


    Industrial Strength with a really cool sound bank for a brilliant synth I've only just acquired, superb sound quality, lots of screeches and general filth from the general! and to add to the greatness, you also get a handful of drum loops, one shots as audio thrown in, bargain!


    Rawstyle Destructor

    Rating: 9/10

    Since the launch of our new 24/7 Hard label, we have been on the scout for some high end rawstyle and harder styles packs, singomakers have come up top of the tree with this one! everything you will need in one! high end spire and sylenth patches, tonnes of key mapped melody and bass loops with midi files, even vocals, raps, shouts and a nasty selection of drum loops .. more please!


    Rankin Audio have delivered a really cool pack with loads of well thought out sounding liquid and soul driven grooves, perfectly thought out and The bass is tough, chunky and would slip into any production nicely, while the musical parts are really where this sample pack excels. Another classy release from Rankin!


    Bass House Vol 5

    Rating: 8/10

    Dabro yet again with another high quality sample package smashed out the sides with the heaviest of bass samples and super tight drum loops! Dabro always come good and this is perfect for all Bass heads! Packed with ultra modern bass loops, carefully crafted drums and tight one shots to ensure you are never short of inspiration. The extensive set of drum loops and hits is second to none and sets this pack apart, sight, punchy and worthy of any track right across the bass spectrum!


    Neuro Techstep

    Rating: 8/10

    Singomakers show there quality again with, this Neuro and technstep themed pack of aggressive noisy Drum & Bass! this is a pack full of song ready pre processed massive sounding beats, one shots and and modulated neuro Basslines and synths that should slide effortlessly into your productions! HUGE!


    High Voltage House

    Rating: 8/10

    Another banging mixed bag of top end house badness from 5Pin media camp! 5Pin have really gone out fo there way to make sure there is a heavy mix of styles and tastes in this one, over a gig of samples, nearly 300 loops, 200 one shots and a tonne off multisample and MIDI, a proper producers toolkit right here! although its aimed at house, it would sit comfortably in any DNB, breaks, rave producers library! thumbs up from me!!


    Vocal Bass Music

    Rating: 9/10

    Dabro have seriously smashed this one! somehow this little gem slipped me by when it came out its superb, straight to the top of the sample folder! Avenax once again on vocal duties with a massive 15 full accapellas and stems perfect across the whole bass spectrum and beyond, they have also included extra bass, music and drum loops as well as everything you could ask for with one shots and effects, just pure quality, buy it!


  • Industrial Strength have unleashed Gancher & Ruin on Spire, full on top spec D&B patches that's breathed new life into Spire for me! an absolutely immaculate collection of every well designed patches from the superb pair of sound designers, around 90 presets, tonnes of great speaker rattling bass patches, a few scattered arms and leads & some useful synth drum patches make up this preset pack, fantastic and really made spire more useable for my DNB prod.


    Hebe

    Rating: 8/10

    Another top end pack from the might Ghost Syndicate, an interesting and introspective journey through a strange sonic palette of liquid and funk based sounds and drums. Very creative pack with every element you need to fill out and produce some really cool music, love the drumloops, all split into there individual sections and parts, shedloads of atmospheric loops and synths and of course the standard Ghost Syndicate speaker smashing baselines!.


    Great new concept from RV hitting the more melodic, tonal and textural elements of the genre in focus, no drums here but the musical content is outstanding! The bass loops ,ore than make up for the lack of drum kits, all 160 of them! some great arpeggio and atmospherics as well, plenty of ear candy to fill out your productions!


    License Free Movie Clips

    Rating: 10/10

    Ive been waiting for a pack like this for an insane amount of time .. ISR have seriously pulled one out of the bag! absolute must for anyone .. film samples for days! OVER 6 (Yes 6..) Gb of license free film snips, quotes, samples, noises, soundscapes the lot, absolute perfection!


    Sample Tweakers are back with the third Diable House pack! another absolute beast of a kit selection, 6 top quality Bassline house construction kits, all meticulously separated with presets & midi files to assist your creative flow! .. with extra bonus full drum loops, individual hits and effects, another big house pack from Sample tweakers!


    Drum And Bass 5

    Rating: 9/10

    Dabro yet again with high class sample package riddled to the hilt with the dirtiest of bass samples and super tight drum loops! Dabro always come good and this is perfect for all DNB heads! Packed with ultra modern photo bass loops, carefully crafted drums and tight one shots to ensure you are never short of inspiration. The extensive set of drum loops and hits is second to none and sets this pack apart, sight, punchy and worthy of any track right across the dnb spectrum!

    The inimitable Hospital Records are back with a bang with this sick sample pack from man of the moment Whiney! Really cool and eclectic pack with something for everyone, endless amounts of rave and jungle tinged madness on this one, really feeling the variation section of music & synth loops, and the bass loops hit exactly where they need to! add a spatter of well crafted one shots and the usual REX, sampler patches etc and you have a beast of pack worth every penny!


    Uptempo VS Frenchcore

    Rating: 8/10

    Industrial Strength have been an absolute powerhouse in the Harder genres for Decades, this speed driven pack from 2 new designers 'Sick + Core' is a monstrous journey into the 200+ full of filthy kicks, gritty percussion a huge amount of rave riddled synth loops and bass synths. Perfect for French-core, Hardcore, Gabba and everything either side!


    Deep Cut Jump Up

    Rating: 8/10

    Soul Rush, delves into the DNB zone with a great Jump Up, Roller inspired pack, taking inspiration from the likes of Serum, Voltage and old school heroes such as Dillinja.All in all a really useable pack, great breaks and beats all with a great, well levelled rolling vibe, alongside a spattering of gritty sub heavy Bassline and synths, a few plugin patches, barrels of one shots and some effects! .. big pack!


    Fourward have absolutely smashed this one out of the park! This is by far one of my favorite packs for a while, the production on the bass lines and drum loops is immaculate, gritty, hard edged and stupidly heavy. As usual, the pack is presented with all manor of drum fills, beats, breaks,FX and all the usual formats, REX, sampler patches, basically the pack is sick, buy now!


    Bass House Vol 4

    Rating: 9/10

    Huge!! Dabro's Bass House series hits 3 and continues the Bass onslaught with another monster bass driven immaculately produced package with around 80 Fresh Bass loops, 40+ expertly crafted drum loops hundreds of other useful apps loops, one shots and separate stems to take your production up a gear. Particularly impressed with the one shots in this package, hundreds of Bass & Drum hits that have slipped seamlessly into some of my recent tracks and just add that nice something to fill the gaps, awesome pack!


    Artisan has unleashed another great Drum & Bass installment, a pack splattered superbly crafted loops and samples fit for any productions from beginner to seasoned pro. great attention to detail into this one, the drum loops and top loops are great, slipping into a backing beat with ease to add that little extra something. another massive value for money pack with everything you'll need to fill out your DNB productions.


    Vocals With Attitude

    Rating: 9/10

    Fantastic collection of attitude smacked vocals from Loopmasters. Loads of full really well written acapellas and full songs, phrases and lyrics with some aggro vibes!. There has been a lot of great packs around lately and this one sits amongst the other greats nicely! Perfect for adding to your vocal tracks, or backing beds or ad libs for padding out tracks or just smashing the whole acapellas.. well worth the funds!


    Classic Deep House 2

    Rating: 9/10

    UNDRGRND sounds have been an instant grab label for me for some time, really good quality packs with some very useable sounds and samples, and this second classic deep house pack is no exception! The title says it all for this one, hundreds of great, synth loops, bass lines and a nice selection of chorded one shot synths and drum hits in every format.. very useable and great across the whole dance spectrum not just deep house


    DREAD Recordings smash it yet again and draft their unmistakeable sound into another sick sub fueled pack of drum and bass madness, carrying on from the previous seven packs this time Martyn Nytram guests on this one and does the series serious justice. The usual onslaught of bass heavy sub lines, gnarly sounds and some great drum breaks, if you own the previous in the series.. you will need this too!


    Original Jungle Breaks

    Rating: 10/10

    Loopmasters have smashed it right out of the park with this one, I have been waiting for a fresh pack of clean Jungle Breaks for ages and this one doesn't disappoint!. Original Jungle Breaks is a weighty, powerful selection of over 400 meg of fresh takes on the classic Jungle breaks ranging from right down to original 160bpm tempos right up to tear out 185bpm madness, everything you need for upfront or backing jungle madness with ll the usual formats REX2 and samplers etc present, if your after breaks .. buy on sight!


    5 pin Media have dropped a really cool bank of sounds for NI's classic Massive Synth, drawing clear inspiration from artists such as Commix, Alix Perez, Spectrasoul, and Calibre and delves deeply into the rolling jazzy, soulful vibe. Over 100 Fantastic Quality bread and butter liquid edged patches, spattered with the usual Midi and bonus loops, really useful pack!


    Neurofunk The Purge

    Rating: 9/10

    With an influx of recent Neuro / Tech Drum & Bass packs that have surfaced recently, this beast from the consistent singomakers group still manages to hold its head above most of the others in a crowded market! you only have to listen to the demo to hear the quality, this is a pack full of song ready pre processed massive sounding beats and modulated neuro Basslines and synths that should slide effortlessly into your productions! LARGE!


    Tentacles

    Rating: 9/10

    Ghost Syndicate have dropped one of the weirdest, quirkiest. tweaky strange vibed packs of absolute genius I've heard, mind melting glitches, odd noises and atmospherics by the tonne! perfect for every genre, great for using as underlying stereo ear candy in D&B and beyond, amazingly crafted and very intelligently processed loops, these will be sitting in the background of my productions across the board for a very long time!


    Dabro have dropped a Seriously classy sample package smashed to the hilt with the dirtiest of bass samples and super tight drum loops! Dabro always come good and this is perfect for you Neuro dnb driven bass heads! Particlular mention has to be said for the bass loops, meticulously crafted and high enough quality to use as your main Bassline if your short of inspiration. The extensive set of drum loops and hits is second to none and sets this pack apart, sight, punchy and worthy of any track right across the dnb spectrum!


  • Loopmasters once again show us how its done with this Dub focussed pack absolutely full of skanks, Basslines and feel good dub & reggae melodies. As standard you get a solid array of REX, WAV, Sampler Patches for every big sampler available, the quality of the loops are fantastic and very well recorded, and some decent thought has clearly gone into the melodies an structure of the parts. Another great sound palette for your collection that aside from the obvious dub influence wouldn't work for Jungle & Drum & Bass as well.


    Loopmasters have smashed this one! Neuro funk hero Maztek drops one of my favorite packs for a while, the production on the bass lines and drum loops is immaculate, the blend of technological craft & dance floor energy is superb and the Live drum loops were a slightly unexpected bonus, but are one of stand outs for me. Presented with all manor of drum fills, beats, breaks,FX and all the usual formats, REX, sampler patches, basically the pack is sick, and an absolute bargain! buy on sight


    Enzyme

    Rating: 8/10

    Ghost Syndicate with another Beasty Drum & Bass pack. Enzyme continues in the Ghost Syndicate tradition with another intelligently produced package. The Bass loops are my favorite, tremendous subs and tear out basslines that just fill those gaps that would take hours and hours to make individual sounds for and give you a great starting point for your tracks, even if its just for ideas. 50+ synth loops and over 100 expertly crafted drum loops supply the rest of the pack along with hundreds of Bass & Drum hits that hit in all the right places, topped off with a cheeky and very useable Ableton drum rack!


    sound system slapped slab of heavyweight fresh dub and dancehall vibes that literally tears the house down!. Vibronics have stacked this sample pack side to side with over a gig of supreme quality content, really high quality Horns, Bass & Guitar loops (as you would expect!), really feeling the music loops, guitars and brass, bass etc.. All spread across a variety of tempo's from 90 to the 150 mark. All the loops sound immaculate and are expertly recorded and sequenced. Basically everything you need and more so smash out the Dancehall Vibes!


    Black Noise Warehouse

    Rating: 8/10

    Bit of an older one but still stands out in the crowd as exceptional, even with the current high standards Monster Sounds have set! I picked this up because I was after some of that classic warehouse vibe, and I have probably used something from this pack in every session since, great tight loops, sinister chords and vibes from every era and style of rave can be found, I've drifted more to the music and percussive loops but the whole pack is absolute gold!


    Salaryman has unleashed another great installment of the DNB Propulsion series, nearly 3 gig of superbly crafted loops and samples fit for any productions from beginner to seasoned pro. Salaryman has clearly put a lot of attention to detail into this one, the drum loops and top loops are great, slipping into a backing beat with ease to add that little extra something. basically another massive value for money pack from LM with everything you'll need to fill out your DNB productions.

    Reso absolutely bringing the Drum & Bass fire for this one, really impressed with the drums in this one, all super tight and hit in all the right places, add a few carefully selected loops from the percussion folder and you've got instant vibes!. The bass sounds and loops for me edge a bit closer to the neuro side of things but with a bit less on the distortion side so perfect to fit into most productions, just add your own to taste! Again though hugely impressed with the Atmospheric loops, really smooth and perfect background vibes for productions across the board, massive pack!


    Fantastic collection of melodic and chilled vocals from the very uniquely voiced Avenax, some really very well written acapellas and full songs with a nice fresh flava to them. Dabro is fast becoming a go-to label in my Loopcloud browser, and this one sits amongst the other greats nicely! there really. is everything you need in here whether its backing beds or ad libs for padding out tracks or just smashing the whole acapellas with song sheets, midi files, stems the lot.. well worth the funds!


    Dark Bass Vol.3

    Rating: 9/10

    Blam! Dark Bass 3 continues the Ghost Syndicate line with another monster bass driven immaculately produced package with around 40 Fresh Bass loops, 50+ synth loops over 100 drum loops and separate stems sitting around the dubby 130bpm mark. Particularly impressed with the one shots in this package, hundreds of Bass & Drum hits that have slipped seamlessly into some of my recent tracks and just add that nice something to fill the gaps, awesome pack!


    Another monster pack of epic soundscapes and ethereal vocal beds that sit smoothly in the mix with little or no extra processing, the Inspiration kits are ready made anthem material, but the real fun is in the loops and one shots, helping you create your own perfect backing bedding. An epic array of abstract beds, trailer style melodies and pads all key labelled, even. war chants, vocal phrases and eerie piano parts, along with some Ableton Live project files make this an absolute beast of a pack!


    Loopmasters have unleashed another filth driven drum and bass serum pack. The heavy and very fresh sounding Neurofunk patches are superb, and a great basis for for your own sounds or even straight out the box, piercing synths and speaker pounding bass patches are the order of the day, instantly usable and with serums immaculate engine, completely twist-able to your own taste, and once again you get some great examples as WAV & MIDI loops as standard!


    Enormous slab of fresh dub and dancehall riddims, literally stacked side to side with over 3 gig of content, really high quality Vocals and acapellas, really feeling the music loops, guitars and brass, bass etc.. All spread across a variety of tempo's right up to Drum & Bass speed helping this whole pack shift seamlessly into Jungle territory as well as anything in between.


    Junglist Workout

    Rating: 10/10

    Loopmasters have enticed 2 of Jungle's Biggest, Baddest Heavyweight to team up and drop the ultimate Jungle / Drum & bass sample pack that fits comfortably with just about every rave genre from jungle/dnb to breaks, old School rave and beyond! The beats are produced to high modern standards and have been organized into individual hits, and even half tempo for those pushing the downtempo vibes! Tonnes of music loops, skanks, sax and the usual reggae vibes, huge array or instantly usable or twist-able bass samples, dub vocals and those stand out jungle SFX! will be absolutely rinsing this pack!


    Tech heroes Fourward have unleashed an amazing speaker spanking drum and bass serum pack, for such an incredible synth most of the packs ive seen lately have been dubstep, house/ electro based which all work for DNB but its good to see Loopmasters have brought out a whole series recently, all of equal high quality. The dirty bass sounds, searing synths and pads are exactly as you would expect, instantly usable and with serums engine, completely twist-able to your own taste, cant fault it.. I would expect anyone who saw a Fourward bank to buy on sight anyway!


    Absolutely essential pack of Fresh & Funky Brazilian D & B samples! The quality of the beats and all of the loops in the pack are incredible and instantly useable. The Music Loops section is insane, absolutely loaded with samba driven Guitars, Pianos, Organs, Pads & Cavaquinhos that could easily be utilized in any dance genre, not just Drum & Bass.


    Heavy Dubstep Vol 2

    Rating: 10/10

    Another very well constructed pack for the heavier, snarling side of dubstep production, the Inspiration kits alone had me getting off the Xbox and out into the studio to drop some ideas in!. The Drums are all highly useable, tight and punch yas you would expect, and the Bass patches stand out, well programmed, filthy and deep with the added bonus that nearly everything in this pack lends itself across genres seamlessly particularly with Drum & Bass. Seriously heavy and one of the best dubstep packs ive heard for some time, will be absolutely abusing this one sideways!


    Raw Kick

    Rating: 10/10

    A high quality, ear shredding Monster of an Expansion pack for Rob Papen's latest Hardcore focused Kick drum synthesizer. 'RAW'', the presets expand the already solid library with another 84 fresh speaker spanking kick drums and percussion noises with some Impacts and Guitars thrown in for good measure!



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