Mark Archer – All Night Long (Review & Interview)

Mark Archer – All Night Long (Review & Interview)

On the 21st April, and already a third of the way through his 30 Year Anniversary Tour, Mark Archer gave a very special performance at the Five Miles club in North London… Mark Archer – All Night Long, an all night DJ set incorporating a live Altern-8 PA. That evening Archer was responsible for taking… Continue Reading

Mark Archer on “DJ Nex – The EPs” (Interview)

Mark Archer on “DJ Nex – The EPs” (Interview)

Good news for vinyl fans… A selection of Mark Archer’s early tracks – recorded under the name DJ Nex – are soon to be given a new lease of life on vinyl. The Nex EP and Poundstretcher EP – originally released in ’92 and ’93 – will soon be made available as a remastered triple-pack vinyl… Continue Reading

Man Behind The Mask 30 Year Anniversary Tour – Tour Dates

Man Behind The Mask 30 Year Anniversary Tour – Tour Dates

For Mark Archer (Altern-8, Bizarre Inc, Nexus 21, Slo Moshun, DJ Nex and many more…) 2018 is a significant milestone as it marks 30 years in the music industry as both producer and DJ. This year, whether he’s playing out under his own name, or putting on the mask for a bit of full-on Altern-8… Continue Reading

Mark Archer Celebrates 30 Years in the Game

Mark Archer Celebrates 30 Years in the Game

In 1988 the acid house/techno/hardcore legend Mark Archer released his debut record as one half of Rhythm Mode:D. For anyone who’s read Archer’s acclaimed autobiography “The Man Behind The Mask” the rest is literally history. Dance music history to be precise. The list of aliases and projects that followed now serve to cement Archer’s much-deserved… Continue Reading

Full-On Mask Hysteria (Remastered Edition) – Altern 8 (Album Review)

Full-On Mask Hysteria (Remastered Edition) – Altern 8 (Album Review)

In October 2016, to mark the 25th anniversary of their klaxon and sample driven debut, Altern 8 released a deluxe remastered edition of the seminal “Full On Mask Hysteria” in both vinyl and digital formats. Featuring all the tracks of the original plus exclusive new remixes and the excellent 2 Bad Mice remix of “Everybody”,… Continue Reading

The Man Behind the Mask – Mark Archer (Book Review)

The Man Behind the Mask – Mark Archer (Book Review)

Being only 13 years old in 1991, the sight of two guys in chemical warfare suits on Top of the Pops stood either side of a 12 foot android left a deep and lasting impression. It came at a time when rave acts were just starting to appear in the mainstream and tracks by The Prodigy and Bizarre Inc were getting more… Continue Reading