Al started out as a raver, back in the days of Helter Skelter/Slammin Vinyl, and after a little while got his very own vinyl of that genre from Dance 2 Records in Guildford, and an old pair of second hand Soundlab DLP belt-drive turntables, along with a 2 channel Gemini mixer. After a few years he progressed onto euphoric house, of the first Euphoria album era, 1999. Mostly mixing back to back with friends and pooling their records together. He then progressed onto hard house for a good while.
These tunes and turntables were put away for a good number of years until around 2013, when his love for the music returned. He started with trance, funky and deep house, and then discovered the progressive side of trance through JOOF Editions on the south coast. He then followed JOOF to Koko in London, where he discovered the underground psytrance scene at a Psypirate warehouse party. Since that day he has been following various different purveyors of the sounds to forest parties/warehouse parties/squat parties. His first Psy-infused festival was Nosily, then Psy-Fi, and will be soon visiting Psy-Boutique and BOOM!
Al had purchased a Pioneer XDJ-R1 controller mid 2014, and has since been re educating himself mixing techniques, through reading, watching, and pestering the DJs(only ever once off the decks of course)! 😉 Upgraded to the XDJ-RX October 2015, and putting in the hours whenever possible.