DJ: Mark Archer
Genre/Style: Oldskool Rave, Oldskool Techno, Oldskool Hardcore, Belgian Techno
Mix Info: Bloc 2011 Promo Mix
Length Mix: 00:46:43
Tracks: 16 (sixteen)
Download/Listen (via Soundcloud): DOWNLOAD/LISTEN HERE
File Size: 106.9 MB
File Type: unknown
More Information: Mark Archer – Facebook Fanpage
If it’s Sunday and you are bored, you should check out Soundcloud. Hours of fun, if you are a lover of music. I was looking for something unusual, and I think I found it. Actually, I was looking for Mark Archer’s mix he did for the KTRA podcast, and immediately my eye wasn’t focussed on this mix, but on one of his older mixes, one he did back in 2011. A Bloc Promo Mix, and seeing as I do not know what Bloc is, I reckon it was an event Mark played at 4 years ago. This mix can be found if you look for it, and it’s worth your time.Trying to escape from this mix is impossible: once you’ve pressed play, it will haunt you. Taking us back to those wonderful years, 1990-1991, when Belgian Techno ruled the world.
If you are as picky as I am, you have seen that I didn’t knew the file type and bitspeed, and that’s because the server has problems. If you are trying to download this mix and have the same issues, wait a couple of hours, and it can be yours.
Mark Archer really doesn’t need an introduction. One half of the legendary Altern 8, and one of the pioneers of Rave music in the UK, he has been in the game for many years, and still plays all over the world as Mark Archer, Nexus 21 or Altern 8. One legendary DJ and producer, and who knows a thing or two when it comes to Oldskool House/Rave/Techno/Hardcore. So expect a wicked set with a lot of Belgian Techno tunes. All done in one take, but that’s not something you should worry about, Mark knows how to mix, he’s a bloody pioneer!
A mix focussed on Belgian Techno from 1990/1991? Who doesn’t want to hear that?!
01. Incubus – The Spirit
02. Beltram Vol. 2 (Joey Beltram) – My Sound
03. Trigger – Stratosphere
04. X-ES – Roller-Coaster
05. Spectrum – Brasil (Original Mix)
06. B-Sides (Frank De Wulf) – Magic Orchestra
07. Destroyer – Senses (Hooligan Mix)
08. John + Julie feat Auriole – Circles (Vicious Mix)
09. Modular Expansions – Cubes
10. Ravesignal lll (CJ Bolland) – Horse Power
11. Set Up System – Music And Noise
12. One Tribe – Get Hype
13. Trigger – Wisdom (Uproar Mix)
14. Nitrous – Moonwalk
15. Holy Noise – Get Down Everybody
16. Tech-Noise – I Luv U
This is amazing! Mark Archer, thank you for a wicked promo mix! So many classic anthems are in this mix! That’s why he’s a legend!
There are too many anthems in this mix to mention, but let me just name a few which took me by surprise, because I haven’t heard them for a while, and forgot how powerful they were: ‘The Spirit’, ‘My Sound’, ‘Brasil’, ‘Circles’, ‘Music And Noise’…. basically every track in this mix is amazing. Not a fan of Holy Noise though, they were a bit too rough for me back then, and the only track they’ve ever made and made me dance the night away was ‘James Brown Is Still Alive’. And I liked that track because it was the opposite of ‘James Brown Is Dead’ by L.A Style, the first single I ever bought. ‘Get Down Everybody’ is quite dull.
Favourite track? ‘Circles’. Bloody Nora, what a great track. I’m not a producer, so I can’t tell you what the exact word for it is, but the cracking sound, the drop… everything seems to work well. And nice and simple vocals. Pure filth.
Mark Archer’s mix is a good one. Takes me back to the good days, when we went to the record store and bought new music, which was actually new music for all of us. It was new, exciting, and took us all by surprise. How anything made on a computer could be exciting, no one expected it to survive, or last very long, but look at it now, 25 years later the music is still alive and kicking. This is the music I grew up with, and still love.
One score. Because it’s a Mark Archer mix. And it’s goooood.