Release date: 1.4.97
Format: LP, CD, MC.
In April '96 the first 'Storm from the East' was unleashed into the busy world of drum and bass to confirm the East Coast artists as pioneers of the cool vibe. Received with great critical acclaim, this album became a Ferrari F40 in a land of Nissan Sunny compilations, spawning eponymous tribute club nights in Amsterdam, Munich and Lisbon. Inspired by this success Moving Shadow boss Rob Playford rode four days on horse back to reach the humble country dwellings of these musical misfits. After much bartering with goats and chickens Rob agreed suitable terms and Storm from the East volume 2 was on its way.
As well as the distinguished stalwarts still hanging around from the first collection, two new artists are recruited for this compilation: Universal, responsible for the huge smash 'Live Session / Groove Therapy' released on Good Looking Records; and Kudos, a recent signing to Moving Shadow following their recent dub plate success with the underground DJ's. It hardly needs saying that the quality of Storm From The East 2 matches its illustrious forebears in this ground breaking series of regionally based albums: 'Revolutionary Generation' features the Home Counties talent and is compiled by DJ Pulse 'Storm From The East' focuses on the East Angian fraternity, while 'Transcentral Connection' homes in on the Midlands region.