Altern8: Active-8 (Come With Me)
There I was, Jnco's draped behind me like a wedding dress, flipping through crates of records when I came across an unmarked copy of Altern8's "Activ-8 (Come With Me)." It might as well have been my wedding day because it was one of my happiest. It wasn't until the other day when I stumbled across the remix package below that I even knew which record I've had in hand for so many years.
Altern8 were a UK rave duo, active in the early 90's, known for dressing up in green chemical warfare suits and dust masks who had a string of hits in the UK charts and are viewed as one of the most influential and successful rave acts, alongside the likes of The Prodigy, KLF, and 808 State. Their biggest hit "Activ-8 (Come With Me)" was a huge chart success, and had it not been released the same week as two of the years biggest selling other songs (Michael Jackson's "Black or White" and The Wonderstuff's "Dizzy" with Vic Reeves) would have likely grabbed the pair a UK number one hit.
In 1994, Mark Archer & Chris Peat were quoted in an interview for Hypnosis TV on Channel 4 saying "we just want to do some different styles of music." Fast forward almost two decades and their legacy still forges on in florescent fashion. With all the corporate cronies and their performing puppets doing cover versions, multi-millionaire international rock bands, and celebrity offspring singing advert music, let's time travel back when music may have been at its finest. Welcome a very special compilation that has gatecrashed KKS with Altern8's classic old-skool anthem featuring remixes by Tommie Sunshine & Gosteffects, Rocket Pimp, Shadow Dancer, Lucius Project, Xen Mantra and more!