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  • Writer's pictureMartin van Zeelandt / TCD

DJ Nex the Altern8 Archer (in respect to DJ Nex) (2024)

Friday has arrived, and we need to unwind. We had a long week, and for some it was even longer, as we were still in Easter mode. And it might not be a pleasant weekend ahead, but at least I've got something for you to listen to, if you like Breakbeat Hardcore. If not, you can go and read other reviews I've done. But this review will be focussed on DJ Nex, a.k.a. one half of Altern 8. Surely you must have heard of Altern 8, one of the biggest duos in the scene during the 90s. Mark Archer anyone? Sorry, I should have used his DJ name, DJ Nex. Anyone?

Maybe you are too young to remember the 90s and Altern 8. You might not have been born. You missed out on so much. But don't you worry, the music and the legacy remains alive and kicking. And so does DJ Nex. He is still releasing new music on Kniteforce, and it has got this distinctive 90s sound we all love and appreciate. 90s music, made for the 20s generation. If you were there in the 90s, you will certainly love DJ Nex' latest releases.

Both DJ Nex and Kniteforce have been in the scene since the early 90s, and they are still going strong. I do adore the label, as it gives us Breakbeat Hardcore anthems which are truly insane to listen to, and if you want to experience them, you need to hear them at a rave. Same applies to DJ Nex. You need to hear him play his latest tunes. They need to come at you through massive speakers, so you can feel the bass. Bass bins, anyone?

All jokes aside, DJ Nex a.k.a. 1/2 of Altern 8 is still doing damage on the dancefloors all over the world, and his latest releases are a nod to the good old days, but made for the next generation of ravers. And I truly embrace the tracks. Do you?

  1. DJ Nex - At The Controls (Raas Kemp Remix)

  2. DJ Nex - 1-2-3

  3. DJ Nex - Rock The Place

  4. DJ Nex - Fast As Fuck

  5. DJ Nex - Fluid

  6. DJ Nex - Rock The Place (Arcane Remix)

  7. DJ Nex - Nex's Theme

  8. DJ Nex - DJ Nex's Theme (Part 2)

  9. DJ Nex - Sweep

  10. DJ Nex - One For The Feelgood Crew

  11. DJ Nex - At The Controls

  12. DJ Nex - The Dub

  13. DJ Nex - Nex Theme (Swankout Remix)

  14. DJ Nex - When I Come, I Come Ruff

  15. DJ Nex - Respect Is Due

This is a dope appreciation mix by Event_Horizon. I found this mix by accident, but I'm happy that someone shared it. It is always a blessing to hear new music, and when it's made by an oldskool legend like DJ Nex, it makes everything even better.

I have to say that I wasn't expecting these anthems to land this hard. They have, as mentioned before, that distinctive 90s sound I truly admire. And it kind of blew me away. The songs are excellent, and it's been carefully mixed. The result is a 56 minute long mix with some crackers. Some really awesome sounding anthems by the legend himself.

And which track blew my mind the most? Well, it's the first one. I thought L.F.O. with L.F.O. had the darkest bass, but this track, with a decent stereo system, sounds even better! My God, it goes full on bonkers, It's a dope ass track, and it made me loose my freaking mind the first time I heard it.

A solid mix. Worth your time. Go and check it out, and enjoy it as much as I have. Let DJ Nex's songs take you through the weekend. You won't be disappointed.

DJ Nex, more of these 90s sounding EPs please. More = better! Less = not so much.

DJ: Event_Horizon

Genre/Style: Breakbeat, Hardcore, Rave

Mix Info: DJ Nex the Altern8 Archer (in respect to DJ Nex)

Length Mix: 00:56:34

Tracks: 15 (fifteen)

Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): STREAM HERE

File Size: unknown

File Type: unknown

Audio: Stereo

Bit Rate: unknown

Release Year: 2024

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