Nexus 21 (a name chosen because of its "futuristic house sound" and the age of both founders of the group) was a British techno duo from Stafford, England formed in 1989, by Mark Archer (previously of Bizarre Inc.) and Chris Peat, whose sounds were largely influenced by Detroit techno and bits of acid house, electro and breakbeat elements. In 1991, Peat and Archer decided to pursue their music into hardcore rave and their group project later became the name Altern 8. Nexus 21's name is still used in occasional remixes.
Links To Peel
Nexus 21 was first played by Peel in 1989 and continued playing their material into 1990, before the group became Altern 8.
- 07 November 1989: (Still) Life Keeps Moving (album - The Rhythm Of Life) Blue Chip BLUE TEC. 2
- 30 November 1989: Bass Inclusion (album - The Rhythm Of Life) Blue Chip
- 26 December 1989: 'Detroit B-Boy (LP-The Rhythm Of Life)' (Blue Chip)
- 06 January 1990 (BFBS) (Peel 129 (BFBS)): 'Detroit B-Boy (LP-The Rhythm Of Life)' (Blue Chip)
- 02 December 1990: 'Together' (Progressive Logic EP) Network
- 16 December 1990: 'Together (12" EP)) (Network NWKT 15)
- 29 December 1990 (BFBS) (Peel 167 (BFBS)): 'Together (12"-Progressive Logic EP)' (Network) (JP: 'That's on Network Records from Birmingham. It's curious really it should be Birmingham 'cos you don't associate Birmingham with much. Except, kind of, you know, poor football teams.')