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DJ Archive is Lyle Jensen, born and raised in the filthy South of Cape Town. He acts as co-owner and A&R manager of South Africa's own twilight psy label, MMD Records! Being involved within the music industry his entire life; he took direct interest in the darker Black Metal/Industrial genre in 1998, and under the moniker of “Isotope”, jammed death/black/thrash/grindcore and the occasional psy-trance DJ set in and around Cape Town. A few years later, he discovered psy-trance and after a few twisted experiences of Alien Safari’s, Crystal Visions, Timecode, Vortex’s and others, 5years later finally decided with the help of Zion Linguist, to create a fresh label specifically focusing on the twilight (nighttime fullon) side of Psy-trance, and hence in late 2005, Mind Manipulation Device Records (or MMD Records for short) was born!

He debuted his new “Archive” persona at MMD’s “Point of No Return” Party, January 2006 by doing a B2B set with DJ Sonic of Alien Safari, followed 2months later by compiling MMD’s acclaimed V/A compilation “Erratic Distortion”, cementing the label’s style in this unique sub-genre of Psytrance.
Since then, he has played at virtually all of the large (& small) SA psy festivals including, Aliens Safari, Vortex, Earthdance CT, Village, Beartrap, Disasterpeace, as well as hosting their own MMD annual events, playing alongside pretty much all of SA top acts, as well as the likes of Absolum, B-55, Damage, Tryambaka, CPU, Hujaboy, Rastaliens, Azax Syndrome, Bombax, Mindcore, Domestic, Orca to name but a few.

Maintaining his need for versatility, he has been lucky enough to play B2B DJ sets with local names such as Frozen Ghost, Deliriant, Hiyarant, Lost & Found, Zion Linguist, Jester (Peak), SwiTcHcaChe, Rubix Qube, Iron Lotus as well as internationals Daksinamurti, Gatafreak, Anestetic, and Jafar (Beyond Logic).
Keeping in vein with his unique trashy psycho-delic roots, in August 2009 he joined Indian based label, Rudraksh Records, and in March of 2011, joined Mexican based label, Terror Lab Industries, and in turn signed respected label owners, Shiva Moon and DJ Transgenic to MMD Records…2 relationships formed to bring psy awareness to these 3 third-world countries!

After a lengthy negotiation, in late 2013 Archive was signed as as local SA representative for Spanish Psy power label, Dropland Recordings (a subsidiary of 3D Vision Records), and thus creating a broad international spider-web of connections, all focused on promoting only the best cutting-edge psy today!

Archive’s style can be described as an intense supercharged psy thrashing encompassing elements of warped distortion, slam mixing, and ZERO bullshit…listener discretion is advised!

Archive MMD/Terror Lab Lyle Jensen, Cape Town, South Africa

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  • A Comment on D A M A G E's
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    Damage - Get Stupid [Free Download] at 4.27
    on March 31, 2014 19:30

    Old is gold !!!! :)

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    The Last Dark EP- PREVIEW at 3.02
    on March 10, 2014 13:05

    That is a badass riff...biggups man, EP sounds slamming !!! :)

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    Damage - Getting Raw [Free Download] at 6.01
    on March 10, 2014 08:55

    Trademark Damage sound...great memories !! :)

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    Overdose Part 02 Selected by Ex-Gen / includes ... at 5.11
    on March 05, 2014 11:09

    Awesome EP guys...always blasting !!! :)

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    GAMEP019 - V/A - Insomnia Festival, compiled by... at 0.40
    on March 05, 2014 08:37

    Killaaaaaa !! Looking forward to this V/A !! :)

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    The Delta - Thing (Lost & Found remake) [FREE D... at 5.35
    on February 19, 2014 18:00

    That atmosphere....top notch!!!! :)

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    Psionic Moon Preview Reel at 4.46
    on February 19, 2014 17:57

    Total WIN !!! :)

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    Z3RO VS LOCKED LOCKER - THE RESISTANCE at 2.17
    on February 17, 2014 08:07

    BEST monologue EVERRR !!! :D

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    Dead by Dawn - Ex Inferis (Teaser) at 2.19
    on February 11, 2014 08:59

    From the Cradle to Enslaaaaaaaaave !!! \m/ :)

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    Damage vs Super Evil - Evil Deeds (Preview) at 0.50
    on February 09, 2014 13:51
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    Demosys-Shameless at 0.37
    on February 01, 2014 16:09

    Slick spooky pad !! :)

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    B-55 NewYear Liveset 2014 at 22.41
    on January 31, 2014 07:20

    Good stuff guys....keep blasting!!!! :)

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    Z3RO - SPACE EMPIRE at 1.49
    on January 19, 2014 10:38

    Winning !!! :)

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    Graveyard Shift (sample) at 0.58
    on January 07, 2014 18:53

    Good stuff dude!!! :)

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    Archive - Fresh & Filthy Psymedia Mix at 1.03.11
    on January 06, 2014 19:37

    Thanks to everybody for listening and Psymedia for posting the mix! All these unreleased tracks here should be out this year!! :)

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    THE KEY at 0.27
    on January 03, 2014 16:08

    Awesome !!!! :)

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    A to Z Mix [FREE DOWNLOAD] at 11.03
    on December 26, 2013 13:07

    Solid mix dude...lil new n old...just the way it needs to be! Keep rocking !! :)

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    Archive's Psycho-delic Filth Mix 2012-2013 (NOW... at 1.12.12
    on December 23, 2013 09:58

    Thanks for listening everybody ... I've put this mix up for FREE DOWNLOAD available to 100 spawn, so go grab it NOW !!! :)

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    The Twilight Zone at 42.06
    on December 22, 2013 14:36

    Awesome mix dude!! Top selection and nice variety !! :)

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    Orca - Bedtime Story (Iliuchina Remix - Sample) at 0.38
    on November 09, 2013 21:38

    Top class remix...didnt defile anything from the original at all!! Awesome ! :)

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    Rabdom L - Psykodeliak (2013 Remix - Sample) at 0.52
    on November 09, 2013 21:33

    Yessssss !!! :)

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    System Sequence vs X-Side - Computer Failed at 1.05
    on November 05, 2013 13:11

    Solid stuff guys !!! :)

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    GAMEP013 - Tryambaka - Witchcraft EP (Teaser) at 1.10
    on October 17, 2013 17:34

    Vinatage spooky Tryambaka styles!! Great stuff !! :)

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    Orca 2nd album-Redefined PREVIEW at 11.58
    on October 17, 2013 16:01

    Fresh sound Alon!! Full support dude!!! :)

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    The Infected Ep Preview at 1.18
    on October 14, 2013 17:16

    Top class stuff guys!! :)

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    Archive - Fresh & Filthy Psymedia Mix at 59.17
    on October 04, 2013 16:00

    Hope all of you spawn enjoy the mix. Thanks to Psymedia for putting it up...lots more filth coming soon!! :)

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    Strain - Compression Session Promo Mix at 2.24
    on September 24, 2013 10:09

    Awesome EP guys !!!!

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    KHOPAT & SMASHED -Substances- demo at 0.36
    on September 23, 2013 10:34

    Sounding slick chaps!! :)

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    INDUSTRY at 1.55
    on September 21, 2013 16:51

    Yesssss !!!!

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    THEOREME "Kidoku" Sample at 1.08
    on September 21, 2013 16:50

    Slick work...should be a blasting release!!!

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    TRKDIGI012 Deviant Species & Scorb - Gargoyle (... at 2.34
    on September 20, 2013 17:39

    Killaaaa track dudes...gonna burn a dancefloor or 2 for sure!!!

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    TRKDIGI012 Deviant Species & Scorb - Return to ... at 1.51
    on April 26, 2013 16:49

    Hell Yeah...jamming down here in Cape Town at Mungus Fungus presents DNA http://www.facebook.com/events/157384397764404/ ...can't wait for the EP !! :D

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    DJ Archive's Night Terrors Power Mix
    on April 03, 2012 09:51

    Thanks for all the support spawn....glad the see V/A is getting a good response worldwide!! Just to let all u know, it's now available in WAV format through beatport & junodownload, so you have NO excuses, but to have high quality versions of this release!! :)
    Beatport link here: http://www.beatport.com/release/night-terrors/889738

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    DJ Archive's Night Terrors Power Mix
    on February 23, 2012 13:08

    Thanks to everyone at the Terror Lab Crew who allowed me to run with such an extreme V/A...had a blast compiling it !! :)
    Official Release Date is 9th March 2012 !!!
    http://www.psyshop.com/shop/CDs/tli/tli2cd005.html

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