Altern 8 ‎– Hypnotic St-8

Network Records ‎– NWKT 49
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM

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A1, A2 - Recorded at Blue Chip Recording, Stafford.
B1 - Mixed at Mystic Recording Studios, Brooklyn, N.Y.
B2 - Recorded at LA Song (East-A-Bit), Stafford.
Self Hypnosis sample with permission from Nexus 21.

Published by Koolkat Music / Virgin Music.
℗ and © Network Records 1992.
Distributed by Pinnacle Recuts.

The mastering credit is not shown on the release but is derived from the runout etchings.

Track A1 samples:
Synth from Nexus 21 - Self-Hypnosis
Vocal from Energenic - Energenic

Track B2 samples:
Acid noise from Armando - World Unknown
Break from James Brown - Funky Drummer
Breakbeat from Run-DMC - Run's House
Vocal from Public Enemy - Countdown To Armageddon
Bells from The Project Club - Dance With The Devil (Balearic Mix)
Laser zaps taken from Humanoid - Stakker Humanoid

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 016846 104265 >
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): NWKT - 49- A ✳ MAX. ✳-J.T.S.-✳
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): NWKT - 49- B ✳ MAX. ✳-J.T.S.-✳

Other Versions (5 of 7) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
NWK 49 Altern 8 Hypnotic St-8(7") Network Records NWK 49 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NWKT 49 Altern 8 Hypnotic St-8(12", Promo, W/Lbl, Sta) Network Records NWKT 49 UK 1992 Sell This Version
none Altern 8 Hypnotic St-8(5xFile, AAC, 256) Not On Label none 2011
NWKT 49 Altern 8 Hypnotic St-8(12", TP) Network Records NWKT 49 UK 1992 Sell This Version
NWKC 49 Altern 8 Hypnotic St-8(Cass, Single) Network Records NWKC 49 UK 1992 Sell This Version


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March 2, 2018
edited 9 months ago
Armageddon (We H-8 Garage Mix) is the BEST mix of this title, by a very, very long way, and the stand out track on this release and really should've been pressed on its own 12" or at least on one whole side. Altern 8's best 1992 track in my opinion and that's including all the other releases by Altern 8's/Nexus 21's/Mark Archer's/DJ Nex's less well known possibly more forward thinking guises from the same year. Sounds more 1991 anyway, both in terms of BPM and style. Perhaps that's why I so predictably and unfashionably prefer it.


December 29, 2016
The video for Hypnotic St-8 was shot by Delta Video and featured footage from Altern 8's PA at Mythology.


June 17, 2013
Another one of my favorite rave classics from the 90's. Pick it up because it has a tendency to make you wanna move your booty. ;)


August 24, 2011
always thought this was the best track altern 8 put out. full on mask hysteria is a hell of an album but this track stands out for me.


January 14, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
Hypnptic St-8 sampled themselves on the track "Self Hypnosis" by Nexus 21, which was their own alter ego and first incarnation. Altern-8 had a habit of sampling other Network tracks - "Re-indulge" on the flip of "Activ-8" was another one, nicking the main piano line from Neil Howard's "Indulge".