The first Nexus 21 release was "(Still) Life Keeps Moving", a vocal techno tune today regarded as an early classic. They followed this up with their outstanding sole LP "The Rhythm Of Life", which was strongly influenced by Detroit techno, but also included acid house, electro and breakbeats elements.
After the release of the album, Blue Chip folded, and Nexus 21 found a new home in the just founded Network Records. Meanwhile, R&S snapped up "Logical Progression" and "Techno City" from The Rhythm Of Life and released them on 12”. KMS released a set of Detroit remixes of "(Still) Life Keeps Moving" by Carl Craig / Mark Kinchen / Kevin Saunderson.
The first Archer / Peat releases for Network were licensed versions of Another Night and the Detroit remixes. Then the pair tried out yet another alter ego and released the "Overload EP" as Altern 8. They came back to being Nexus 21 for the deep techno of "Self Hypnosis", their contribution to the Bio Rhythm compilation. A remix of Self Hypnosis then appeared on the "Progressive Logic EP", alongside "Together" (from Bio Rhythm 2) and two tunes from The Rhythm Of Life, one remixed.
A second Nexus 21 album was ready in late 1991, but due to sample clearance problems, the LP never materialised. A small edition of white labels of "I Know We Can Make It"/"Sychologic PSP" was released, which showcased a bigger hardcore influence.
After the success of "The Vertigo EP" and "Activ-8", credited to Altern 8, Mark Archer and Chris Peat concentrated on that project. They still used the Nexus 21 name for occasional remixes.
Nexus 21 bio written by y-1.
Nexus 21 Discography
|BLUE TEC. 2||Nexus 21||The Rhythm Of Life (LP, Album)||Blue Chip||BLUE TEC. 2||UK||1989||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|Nexus 21||(Still) Life Keeps Moving (Club Mix)||Blue Chip||US||1989||Sell This Version|
|Nexus 21||Progressive Logic EP (EP)||Network Records||UK||1990||Sell This Version|
|BIO DJ1||Paris Grey / Nexus 21||Paris Grey / Nexus 21 - Limited Edition Sampler (12", Promo)||Network Records||BIO DJ1||UK||1990||Sell This Version|
|RS 909||Nexus 21||Logical Progression (12")||R & S Records||RS 909||Belgium||1990||Sell This Version|
|NWKT 35||Nexus 21||I Know We Can Make It (12", W/Lbl)||Network Records||NWKT 35||UK||1991||Sell This Version|
|NNT 004||Rhythm Quest / Nexus 21||Rhythm Quest / Nexus 21 - Closer To All Your Dreams / Still (Life Keeps Moving) (12", W/Lbl)||Network Records||NNT 004||UK||1997||Sell This Version|
|netg5||Neal Howard / Nexus 21||Neal Howard / Nexus 21 - Indulge / Self Hypnosis (12")||Network Records||netg5||UK||2008||Sell This Version|