X-MIX 2004: Ion Traxx by Kewlers [web] & mfx [web]
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release date : april 2004
release party : Breakpoint 2004
compo : pc demo
ranked : 4th
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popularity : 75%
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alltime top: #182
  • uncle-x uncle-x [Code (additional), Graphics, Music]
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  • el-bee el-bee [Music]
  • synteesi synteesi [Music]
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rulez added on the 2004-04-14 18:04:20 by tomaes tomaes
it was sooo terribly long and boring, nevertheless still one of the better entries of the pc demo compo at bp, so worth to check.
added on the 2004-04-14 18:07:24 by maali maali
Nice homage to the classic videos. Furthermore, who could resist a dolphin with a laser beam on its head?
rulez added on the 2004-04-14 18:12:20 by break break
great stuff! I'll be watching this one for a long time. Can't imagine how people could find it boring.. maybe its that old taste problem again.

Many thanks for everyone involved in bringing us this!
rulez added on the 2004-04-14 18:19:05 by psonice psonice
I'm not a big fan of the repetetive MFX style, but this is a masterpiece! The music was very stale, but the filter effect and the overall presentation worked very well.
rulez added on the 2004-04-14 18:21:40 by Wade Wade
I like it. Music is just as monotonic and fitting as you would expect, effects kick ass with the plentiness and especially the old, VHS-simulation RGB-noise makes this a grrreat trip!
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 22:21:12 by PinZa PinZa
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 22:39:46 by Gargaj Gargaj
Really cool, I like both visuals and music(s).
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 22:51:48 by keops keops
The filter looks like Amiga HAM8 truecolor fakemode :)
added on the 2004-04-15 23:10:07 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
Fuckings to Usher Feat. Ludacris & L'il Jon
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:13:53 by leijaa leijaa
great "laser-reflections" scene!
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:20:57 by soolta soolta
Not something for everyone, but damn this is great.

Gooooo mfx & kewlers!
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:22:20 by ryg ryg
Oh god! So perfect! The VHSalike filter is very cool.
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:24:20 by Pete Pete
Most scenes was extremely good, and some very neat effects. still the music didnt fetch me and the demo was way too long. the cool parts was "over-exposed". i got bored with them
added on the 2004-04-15 23:43:04 by Duckers Duckers
This Finnish orchestra of design and music makes me proud of being born by a Finnish woman!
MFX and Kewlers styles blended with a kick-ass soundtrack couldn't be wrong, really nice work lads!
rulez added on the 2004-04-15 23:59:25 by ekoli ekoli
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:09:10 by psenough psenough
just the right xmix feel... looping short videoclips is teh shit.. I missed some more garish colours and perhaps some silly transitions to make it even more xmix (am I right here?). The lazer dolphin was a blast
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:29:34 by loaderror loaderror
very conceptional and unluckily highly underrated demo. the problem is too many people dont know about those x-mix vhs tapes, i actually only got to know after uncle-x told me. and hugs for some REAL music.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:31:41 by dipswitch dipswitch
Excellent, best PC contribution at breakpoint
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:44:15 by jar jar
I did the RGB separation filter years ago, but never used in a demo, grrr, it's so well used !
Trippy MFX production :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:46:44 by Sanx Sanx
although not my style, it would deserve a (much) better place. technically the best pc demo at breakpoint
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:46:51 by blala blala
Really nice effects here and then (and many of them), nice filters too, although I guess they were wasted on the bigscreen. It's a little long maybe, and don't use the pc speakers - must have been nice down there, should have won.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:51:07 by Psycho Psycho
captures the corniness of the x-mix tapes with realtime grace. It's been a while since I've seen badly animated swimming creatures (bar those found in amiga demos)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 00:58:11 by Shifter Shifter
I felt my brain bleeding...and I liked it
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 01:06:35 by tyfighter tyfighter
sooooo gooood
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 01:06:58 by lithis lithis
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 01:08:21 by cats cats
X-MIX-4: Dave Angel
"Beyond The Heavens"
is one of my favourite mixed CDs.

I don't have original VHS or DVD but i'm fan of X-Mix series since 1996.
MTV and Viva played some X-Mix clips between 199?-2000 i think.
Now music channels show only cheesy trance, bounce hiphop or boysband videos:(
I want "Electronic Beats" back!!!!!!!!

definetly nice try mfx!!!!

rulez added on the 2004-04-16 01:12:55 by kimi kardashian kimi kardashian
Yah ! love the VHS head alignment simulation and the whole Xmix vibe ...

I'd never think I'd ever thumb up a checkerboard or a wobbly dolphin but here it is ;)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 01:24:08 by Weyland Yutani Weyland Yutani
Very interesting to watch!
But those fast scene switches combined with the intense noise is probably too much for a tired scener to enjoy for ten minutes. Even though it is not surprising this only ranked fourth, it is still disappointing it did not rank higher.

Nice to see a demo with some laser-like light effects! The dolphins were interesting too. All in all this is very good technically as well as designwise.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 01:32:31 by mjz mjz
mfx and kewlers did it again! you guys are great! some parts are really ugly, but xmix videos were ugly as well ;) the whole djset is great and the last two tunes and the visuals of them (metal things his, laser scene..) are REALLY cool!

It's the true compo winner!!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 04:20:14 by mrdoob mrdoob
best prod at BP, IMO
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 04:35:51 by Jcl Jcl
just like "what the fuck"? 4th place, arr..
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 07:06:07 by shadez shadez
Best prod @ bp!, definitely.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 07:39:32 by FooLman FooLman
Best from breakpoint, best from anywhere in quite a while. This is the landmark demo that will define early 2004. I don't understand why it placed 4th, but maybe it was a had-to-be-there kind of experience. Regardless, MFX/Kewlers has a demo that can beat your demo.

In response to those saying this was too long, what surprised me wasn't the length by its ability to stay interesting despite. It builds such a mood that I just grew more and more curiuos to see how it would resolve (raytraced lasers rule!) This demo is long, but not monotonous.

Top praise and kudos. I love this demo.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 09:22:55 by Jerware Jerware
respects technically-wise. excellent artwork, great "bad vhs tape"-simulation and you really caught the xmix-style in there.
but guys: it's sooooooooooooooooo long and boring. make it about 1/3 the length and it definitely would've won
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 09:43:19 by Hopper/SquoQuo Hopper/SquoQuo
For all those who don't know what x-mixes are, check out for example Animationtrip.com / Thematic music-driven videos. There should be atleast some sample clips and stuff...
added on the 2004-04-16 09:50:19 by kurli kurli
This is SO cliched
This is SO X-Mix
This is SO awesome

Slowly MFX and Kewlers make me question my heterosexuality. I want their babies.
added on the 2004-04-16 10:22:27 by kb_ kb_
damn, forgot this:
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 10:22:37 by kb_ kb_
what for a perfect flashback. reminds me to listen to destination planet dream by laurent garnier again. awesome!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 10:26:56 by rp rp
Hell yeah!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 10:35:56 by asasel asasel
we want more! we want more! we want more! we want more!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 10:43:12 by fred fred
1 The openning scene went on so long i ended up want to kill that dolphin every time i saw him.

2 it was really really hard to actually watch this all the way through it was so damn boring

3 the colour-shift tv type thing effect was the only thing i liked

4 and the lasers were nice
sucks added on the 2004-04-16 11:08:55 by Intrinsic Intrinsic
"offe a course"
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 11:11:59 by superplek superplek
I liked the music, but the visuals got me sleepy shortly, until the last minutes ... Anyway, nice efforts !
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 11:34:36 by kohai kohai
this is just great :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 12:04:20 by teel teel
mfx surely are not perfect demos for competitions, but they dont need competition for this kind of demos. very unique, and yes i still want my old vhs xmix tapes back from timowl/haujobb. they are somewhere in finland now =))
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 12:10:02 by jazz jazz
This is not my style. But great work there! Smooth
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 12:10:05 by reality3D reality3D
rulaz muchos
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 12:30:08 by v3nom v3nom
now this is offensive you wankers! ;-)
(see Winnerdemo comments)
added on the 2004-04-16 12:30:57 by v3nom v3nom

i love the way it combines those so cliche visual elements with the music.

go vjing, go.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 12:41:54 by florent florent
Very boring and hurts my eyes.
added on the 2004-04-16 13:24:15 by AbcuG! AbcuG!
YES!! That bluriness makes it look so fucking cool - if more demos used that we would be back on track. And the sound is fucking wicked!

(and as others have said - the lazer show looks... made me wanna rave!)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 14:37:44 by cyb cyb
Well, a bit long but still really cool. I love the filter and the whole show a lot. It never tends to get boring to me, I am just diving inside it and scenes changes, cool work, I voted it for 2nd.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 14:43:17 by Optimus Optimus
ok, this is so cool!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 16:42:38 by abuze abuze
demoscene goes music video :D very well done guys.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 16:48:09 by pacman pacman
this is pure excellence.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 17:03:01 by lug00ber lug00ber
instant classic
added on the 2004-04-16 17:05:08 by sylphin sylphin
The VHS simulation effects are so damn well done that it deserves a rulez only for that. Visuals and music are just great.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 17:05:40 by ithaqua ithaqua
SuPerB! guys! great FX +sincro +code combination.
two "bad" aspects for me:
Not soo original, it seems like a commercial vDJ wannabe product
During the last minute all the framerate goes to a pain in my arse, slooow (win98+P3+Radeon9200)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 17:31:25 by JaK JaK
I want to cry
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 17:41:37 by mac mac
jak: read the infofile before to write a comment, thanks ^^
added on the 2004-04-16 17:46:50 by mrdoob mrdoob
long and boooooooring.
sucks added on the 2004-04-16 17:46:57 by myco myco
I liked this one, so thumbs.

Note: I'd like this one even more if it would be a bit shorter ;)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 17:50:55 by Vulture Vulture
A bit too long I think, but otherwise quite a piece =)
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 17:52:31 by breez breez
long boring, flashing "mfx-like" crap
sucks added on the 2004-04-16 18:08:39 by Trauma Zero Trauma Zero
huh. first I thought: ugh, dolphins. ugh, buddhas. then I thought: why is it so boring and so long? a demo is not a VJ-set!
But then I realized it's some sort of hommage to boring videos from the 90s and there are also a few nice scenes (like the one with the blue light-rays). Also the buggy VHS/RGB stuff is nice. Makes a weak thumb up.
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 18:46:35 by Spin Spin
cool idea to remix the x-mix series!
i love it!
rulez added on the 2004-04-16 18:46:51 by toxie toxie
I really loved it .. Combining nostalgia and perfect execution, lots of content, many climaxes.. Overall it is both entertaining and something you can watch over and over again.
added on the 2004-04-16 19:47:58 by _-_-__ _-_-__
It didn´t look that impressive on the bigscreen, but back at home its well continued X-MIX atmosphere catched me immediately. I´d like to give two thumbs up (and mybe a third for beeing nostalgish).
added on the 2004-04-16 22:53:42 by T$ T$
maybe I should copy it to VHS tape as well ;)
added on the 2004-04-16 22:57:17 by T$ T$
too long and boring, always the same fx...
sucks added on the 2004-04-16 23:53:26 by spengler spengler
"always the same fx" .. how is that different than just about 90% of all demos ever released?
added on the 2004-04-17 00:18:47 by _-_-__ _-_-__
I would like to emphasize again: This is *so* well executed, *so* full of taste, it looks *so* freaking good..

I'm just completely jealous.
Congratulations, MFX & Kewlers :)
added on the 2004-04-17 00:50:55 by superplek superplek
fucking awesome. haven't had a feeling like this from a demo for a long time. completely out classes everything i've seen lately.
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 02:03:17 by Bagpuss Bagpuss
should have won the compo in my opinion
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 03:27:58 by stm stm
best demo of the last few years.
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 08:09:26 by _ _
I'm sorry.. but.. there's some really great shit in there, and this demo could have been insanely good, but the music.. it's fucking horrible..

I pressed the ESC key =/
added on the 2004-04-17 09:18:26 by cloaked cloaked
although i didn't like it initially, the more i watch it the better it becomes...
this is a _very_ good demo indeed!
added on the 2004-04-17 20:02:18 by blala blala
contains some neat stuff but it's fucking BORING, the music is bad as well. piggie!
added on the 2004-04-17 20:06:52 by termos termos
Must be the best demo of all times, screw all demos of the last two years. This one comes with a message and with style. The only demo that comes ever close is "Dope" and maybe "Chimera".

Thank you, for releasing the only worthwhile production at BP04.
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 20:13:01 by Stelthzje Stelthzje
i'd like to order this on vhs please.
rulez added on the 2004-04-17 20:17:46 by skrebbel skrebbel
fucking good
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 02:39:26 by _andre _andre
My love of the demoscene is on this demo by MFX and Kewlers and thank you for good time not wasted. :))))
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 02:43:05 by Shanethewolf Shanethewolf
hmm, ok, i don't really like it, a bit boring, a bit long, and i hate the noise fx (the bad quality television like). But there's still nice ideas in there, and i just love the music, exactly the kind of "gay" house i like ;)
added on the 2004-04-18 04:05:09 by mRyOuNg mRyOuNg
Absolutly best PC-prod in party. It did not work so good in big screen than in my monitor. Every time I watch this I found some new features. Just a great demo.
rulezcdc added on the 2004-04-18 08:28:02 by blueflame blueflame
enjoyable for the whole ten minutes of it
great demo
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 13:48:56 by megamies megamies
Even though this is great in every aspect, I still somehow prefer A Significant Deformation Near the Cranium. Not that it prevents me from giving it a thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 15:01:24 by Preacher Preacher
A bit boring, yes, but the music is great, the vhs filters rock and this looks so much like good old mtv partyzone.
rulez added on the 2004-04-18 15:04:54 by moT moT
Sorry, no.
sucks added on the 2004-04-18 16:55:59 by Sesse Sesse
download link currently broken, use the scene.org link instead: http://www.scene.org/file.php?file=/parties/2004/breakpoint04/demo/mfxkwl_xmix_2004.zip&fileinfo
added on the 2004-04-19 07:46:55 by uncle-x uncle-x
One of the most stylish demos I've seen in years. A lot of attention to details and a great success in capturing the real feeling of mixtapes. Two thumbs up!
rulez added on the 2004-04-19 11:00:30 by abyss abyss
VHS filter is very good! novative, i like a lot the little corner wich disapear sometimes on top-left
dolphin idea sucks and is bad animated
perhaps too long sometimes, looping same scenes
music is not very good, too much old fashionned for my taste (i dislike 1983 teckno ;] )
blue lazershow scene is very cool
like old 80's movie clips done by computer, thumb up for vhs filter, 80's athmosphere and finished/worked result.
rulez added on the 2004-04-19 17:26:39 by Zone (leZone) Zone (leZone)
rules... maybe a bit long, but that's okay i guess ;P
rulez added on the 2004-04-19 17:46:41 by red red
A bit long but very hypnotic, definitely not for epileptic people, reflecting lasers are very cool. Not a jokedemo either :)
rulez added on the 2004-04-19 21:55:11 by dake^cdx dake^cdx
Very well done but I don't like my eyes hurting from that damn filter...
added on the 2004-04-20 01:40:06 by beavis77 beavis77
bwahaha. i love dirty video. if you've seen vj videos like the stuff on animationtrip.com and moonshine.com, this is totally it... crossfades, raytraced spheres/chessboards, cheezy dolphins swimming in space.. even the stupid spinning logo in the corner. :) if you haven't seen any, you probably won't get it. just add the occasional loss of frame or chroma, and a "stop" indicator/blue screen at the end, and i'll be in the 90's again.. :) as always, if it's good enough for bjerte it's good enough for me.
rulez added on the 2004-04-20 02:20:57 by phoenix phoenix
what a nice stroll down memory lane. I love the outdated animation, objects, colors, music and especielly that VHS filter. All perfect for their purpose, wich seems rare in demos.
rulez added on the 2004-04-20 16:49:14 by NoahR NoahR
absolutely brilliant
great music!
rulezcdc added on the 2004-04-21 10:58:47 by ricky martin ricky martin
finally.. i always wished somebody would write an x-mix adaption as a realtime product since 1995, when i made first encounters with the original tapes... all "the scene" could offer me back then was silly stuff as dope by complex.. *g*
now THIS is marvellously well executed and has all the atmosphere, attention to detail and seriously well written electronic music my mind has always been lurking for.
all available thumbs up for this and shame on everybody not giving their vote.
the only negative aspect is the lenght - it actually should've featured 10++ tracks and at least 30mins of lenght. =)
rulez added on the 2004-04-22 15:23:55 by keith303 keith303
y didn't this win?
rulez added on the 2004-04-22 20:31:41 by daison daison
rulez added on the 2004-04-23 23:52:30 by sokoban sokoban
this demo is the one that will be remembered from breakpoint 2004 still after years. like with almost all the good stuff out there, on the first watch it feels nice, after a couple more re-watches very good and it still keeps feeling better and better. unlike with lot of original x-mix tapes, the music in this one is really above average - five songs mixed so well together that you can almost smell the scent of vinyl. progression on the visuals is slow, but at the same time synched almost to the perfection - however all that fits so well together in the theme you don't even question the checkerboard, the dolphins and other elements that'd normally be the worst kind of clichés you can include in your demo.

nearly perfectly executed trip back 10 years into mixtapes, with no bigger drawbacks. no doubt the best pc demo released at breakpoint this year.
rulez added on the 2004-04-24 09:36:33 by melw melw
dolphins rule, flying monks rule, rgb glows rule, checkerboards rule, raytraced spheres rule, rotating logos rule, lasers rule, sucky techno rules.
stylewise this is perfect!
x-mix is not good for people.
rulez added on the 2004-04-24 18:18:57 by fiver2^fB fiver2^fB
quite long, but rulez nevertheless
rulez added on the 2004-04-25 00:17:57 by neon neon
Just excellent. A bit boring in the beginning but keeps getting better and better towards the end. Just the way demos should go.
rulez added on the 2004-04-27 10:46:25 by dairos dairos
I think this prog suxxx! Kewlers and Mfx can do weak demo... like this one! Boring, long scenes... round and round these same... music isn't anything impressive too! Sorry guys i was very dissapointed after downloading 10mb o crap!
sucks added on the 2004-04-29 21:23:08 by mshine mshine
very boring & crap music. i'm disappointed too!
added on the 2004-05-06 11:35:24 by timna timna
WOW! Definitely the best prod from BP04. This demo will be remembered, maybe at Scene Awards, too.

I have never seen the original X-Mix videos but I do know what they are about. And I think this demo recreates their feeling quite well, I just love to watch X-MIX 2004 over and over again.

Dolphins shoot lasers which create a flying buddha - need I say more?

Thanks, MFX&KWL!
rulez added on the 2004-05-10 06:29:36 by mstuomel mstuomel
I rewatched this recently and I have to add that I SOOOO envy those guys for their composition skills. There's not a single pixel unused on the screen, everything is done very tight but not overcrowded or oversynchonized, and GOD DAMN it looks great. I wish I'd know if I saw any of the original XMix tapes. (Been watching a lot of CG/animated stuff around that time, maybe I saw that as well.)
MFX and Kewlers once again won the party after the party. Seems to be their habit now.
added on the 2004-05-10 08:27:18 by Gargaj Gargaj
runs like 2fps on both all pc's i've tried this on
the more you watch it, the better it gets. your brain starts realizing, oh shit, this is realtime!
added on the 2004-05-16 20:25:47 by phoenix phoenix
BB Image Very very addicting. Do not watch it !
added on the 2004-05-17 23:48:49 by Sanx Sanx
very xmix ! brings a tear to my eye
neat 'vhs effects'
could say its monotomous, but so was xmix actually
rulez added on the 2004-05-21 10:19:06 by Speed Speed
The more times I watch this, the more I like it. Should be remembered years from now..
added on the 2004-05-21 10:49:08 by break break
First minute I thought "What the fuck is this crap? They can do much better then this!". Then I started to like it. And in the end I loved it even though I tend to like more clean and technical advanced demos.
The camera movements is great and the direction and clipping is perfect.
Execellent music as well... what more can I say?
rulez added on the 2004-05-26 04:41:16 by Happy-H Happy-H
i already thumbed that one up, but after watching it some more times i must admit this isn't just good.. it's a BOMB! :)
added on the 2004-05-26 09:29:14 by toxie toxie
Yeah, it really grows on you. I take my words back, despite its lack of "artistic qualities" it beats the crap out of A Significant Deformation Near the Cranium.
added on the 2004-05-26 10:59:27 by Preacher Preacher
rulez added on the 2004-06-25 15:11:24 by `K` `K`
rulez added on the 2004-06-30 09:37:53 by Tolle Tolle
this deserves a thumb and a truck (and 2 astronauts and maybe a train). This is so xmix i can smell it!! yay for letting me believe that i was 16 again!
rulez added on the 2004-06-30 09:48:44 by okkie okkie
i like the style!
rulez added on the 2004-07-04 14:55:19 by rabbit rabbit
a bit long, but otherwise very good. love that vhs filter!
rulez added on the 2004-07-04 18:47:51 by titanstar titanstar
I don't know why everyone likes this one, but it's really boooring! I would have expected more of a cooperation of two of the best groups there are, but this is just a really lame techno video with nothing special about it, neigther technical nor in the contents. You can do far better!
sucks added on the 2004-07-18 00:45:07 by 0xtob 0xtob
If you really "don't know why" it must mean you're the only one with good taste around here.
added on the 2004-07-18 11:17:42 by _-_-__ _-_-__
i would *STILL* like to order this on vhs.
added on the 2004-07-18 11:30:26 by skrebbel skrebbel
I watch it once a day to keep sweet people away. The tracking error and laser show makes this my bet for "demo of the year".
rulez added on the 2004-07-18 11:58:17 by Mr Twist Laser Mr Twist Laser
Should get at least one nomination at scenes award next year... should have won.
rulez added on the 2004-07-19 18:50:10 by Navis Navis
I just had to pop in a let people know excactly how fcuking wikked this is.
added on the 2004-07-19 20:01:29 by NoahR NoahR
it reminds me my old amiga 500 :)
rulez added on the 2004-07-20 15:10:13 by ninja ninja
some wanabee-oldskoOlz-coz-it's-fun peoles voted against quality and it's a real shame. The PC demo was not of a so high quality but I have to admit that this one simply kicks ass. It's exactly the kind of demo which reveals itself times after times.
Their are tons of details in it that makes the experience so impressive.
It's one of my favorite demo ever and deserved to be the 1st.
But it was not FR-025 which kicks your ass right from the first time you watch it (and eventually gets boring...)

+ it makes me trip in 90's when we were watching at Laser CD or VHS videos (mind's eye, ... ;)

rulez added on the 2004-07-20 16:49:19 by oxb oxb
My goodness, this sure rattles on forever and a day.

Gotta admit, I hate the style of music. And every single scene moves, spins, whatever, around dead center. Not very imaginative and considerably weakens the visuals.

However, the video distortion, including the occasional warping of the top left corner, was neato. And I have to give Kewlers and MFX credit for always trying to do something a step away from the usual demoscene fare.
rulez added on the 2004-08-02 18:45:39 by sea_monkey sea_monkey
It droned on and on. The "old crappy VHS recording that was made on a used tape" effect wore thin on me after the first 15-30 seconds. The music was monotonous.
sucks added on the 2004-08-07 05:53:01 by legalize legalize
i guess you didnt have mtv on utah

too lazy to logout melw account,
added on the 2004-08-07 09:09:47 by melw melw
The music in this one is starting to grow on me.. Esp track 1 and the last one
added on the 2004-08-07 15:56:32 by loaderror loaderror

pure MTV's Party Zone nostalgia :)

nice effects, filters, music and mixing!
rulez added on the 2004-08-11 22:45:35 by brioche brioche

stylewise the best production of the year...awesomely captured the essence of mixing music and visuals...a purely mental demo...
rulez added on the 2004-08-16 16:49:13 by mulambo mulambo
I totally agree with the other thumb-uppers ... it kicked my ass :)
The music totally fits to the visuals as well as the special fx do (TV screen stuff) ...
rulez added on the 2004-08-16 19:51:26 by slippy slippy
_________ FUCKING GREAT DEMO ____!!!!
rulez added on the 2004-08-16 19:53:16 by uns3en_ uns3en_
And now there's a 192mb divx version of this one. Grab it from http://www.kewlers.scene.org/xmix.avi..
added on the 2004-08-26 11:40:06 by el-bee el-bee
el-bee, and this might be a proper moment to remind that hosted websites aren't ment to have large video files...
added on the 2004-08-26 11:44:50 by melw melw
moved the file here
added on the 2004-08-26 11:47:32 by melw melw
urghh. did you rip my mcw6 codec for that or what :)
added on the 2004-08-26 16:31:33 by 216 216
kwl/mfx mixed all the crap there is (be it on or off the scene) just to create a 'creme de la scene' production. what's the secret ingredient?

fucking A.
rulez added on the 2004-08-30 16:05:19 by prook prook
whoa shit :)
can we see this live somewhere?
added on the 2004-09-06 23:00:31 by ld0d ld0d
MacOSX port now available on mac.scene.org
added on the 2004-09-11 02:33:54 by scoopr scoopr
thanx for the x port, finally got to see this one
rulez added on the 2004-09-13 06:55:17 by bhead bhead
Sry, I don't like this boring product and especially the monoton music...
sucks added on the 2004-09-15 14:35:22 by Kauto Kauto
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 14:50:28 by jb jb
massive !!
rulez added on the 2004-09-15 16:19:43 by bLa bLa
This was nice
rulez added on the 2004-09-22 07:46:07 by Marq Marq
All your braincells are belong to mfx+kwl.

added on the 2004-09-24 13:48:27 by mulambo mulambo
omg, i just came in my pants! this is awesome. easily one of the best prods of 2004.

rulez added on the 2004-10-03 08:15:50 by randomi randomi
I'm speechless
rulez added on the 2004-11-20 23:42:30 by zomb zomb
Looks a little bit as an kwl/mfx version of 2001-space odyssee :)
The lasershow rocks.
rulez added on the 2004-12-30 18:41:48 by checkoff checkoff
why havnt i commented this one?
this is for sure the best demo of 2004!
this demo made me order all the x-mix dvd's :D
anyway, great demo, thumbs up.
rulez added on the 2005-01-16 13:57:16 by bzz bzz
There were some really cool things in here, and the overall VHS feel is pretty good. On the other hand, the demo shows the same static scenes over, making it nauseatingly boring. The music is nothing to get excited about either.
added on the 2005-02-16 04:43:51 by s_tec s_tec
Very long and repetitive in both visuals and music. And the VHS effect could only help it so much...
sucks added on the 2005-02-25 15:57:32 by crusader crusader
I can see why some people wouldn't like this - they wouldn't have liked the orignal x-mix tapes anyway... But considering what they tried to accomplish, it's perfect... The laserscene is just fantastic :)
rulez added on the 2005-02-25 16:11:42 by thorsten thorsten
Thorsten: indeed. Moreover, for people who like that kind of music, those 5 tracks and the mix are really good.
added on the 2005-02-25 16:34:55 by keops keops
slow on my mac! :)
suppa duppa
rulez added on the 2005-02-26 11:17:03 by zeebr zeebr
I just recently realized how great this is
rulez added on the 2005-03-28 14:39:42 by termos termos
I thought this one would get an award, it would have been well deserved :)
added on the 2005-03-28 14:44:09 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2005-04-01 12:39:25 by muffin muffin
Now my eyes are tired.

Everything is perfect!
rulez added on the 2005-05-06 21:52:25 by [self-ban] [self-ban]

for those enjoying 3lux and x-mix videos decade ago, this cant go wrong // true to the name, an authentic realtime follow up, visual brilliance feat retro touch

rulez added on the 2005-05-06 22:13:07 by raver raver
All the effects are shown much too long. And the music is far too repetitive. Cut down, pls. Best thing was sync with music. Barely an OK.
added on the 2005-05-21 18:04:08 by ManJIT ManJIT
rulez added on the 2005-05-21 18:36:04 by las las
I want more vj-like demos with mixed soundtracks :)
rulez added on the 2005-05-21 20:16:55 by mataglap mataglap
Even better fx than in the original X-Mixes :).
rulez added on the 2005-05-30 18:04:24 by bdk bdk
Really awesome. For the compo I found it waay too long however...
rulez added on the 2005-07-03 03:32:30 by nitro2 nitro2
(doing wavy motion with hand) the DrugDolphin rocks!
rulez added on the 2005-07-04 02:14:31 by Psychad Psychad
Some nice scenes/fx but many boring. Music is average. All in all not what you can expect from Kwelers. One of their poorer prods.
added on the 2005-07-20 13:31:55 by Zweckform Zweckform
not my cup of tea.
added on the 2005-07-20 13:42:35 by diodak diodak
the first time i watched it i didnt like it too much tho now i think its quite good done. not everyones cup of tea
rulez added on the 2005-07-20 14:06:24 by trigger trigger
incredibly composed show!
rulez added on the 2005-07-28 02:13:44 by EarlGrey EarlGrey
anyone try some red/blue 3D glasses with this ? this kinda thing, you'd see while at a club/drunk/wondering what the hell !? It's got that rave/trippin out thing to it
added on the 2005-08-14 02:39:00 by marxcel marxcel
rulez added on the 2005-08-14 06:51:34 by p01 p01
+ mixed music
+ visuals
+ synchro
+ rulesss
rulez added on the 2005-08-14 21:12:37 by shine shine
For Linux, yessir:
Fmod seems to be pretty bad on Linux so experiment with command line parameters if it doesn't run on your setup.
added on the 2005-08-16 21:35:35 by Marq Marq
Great job.
rulez added on the 2005-08-20 10:08:59 by ALiEN^bf ALiEN^bf
meyby... but i don't know what this...
This is not satakone!!!
But this MFX (:
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 13:22:05 by Simon^CPU Simon^CPU
music. synch. composition.
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 16:56:36 by NeARAZ NeARAZ
Crazy thing!
rulez added on the 2005-08-30 17:00:06 by Cj Cj
added on the 2005-09-02 07:34:02 by Simon^CPU Simon^CPU
this is not X-MIX. To give homage to this video-mix from the great heydays of techno you'd better used a warmer colorsheme and way less 3D stuff. I can't remember an X-Mix edition with such cold-metal colors.

Regarding the compo in which it ran at BP04....I nearly fell asleep while watching this.
sucks added on the 2005-09-02 10:52:39 by d0DgE d0DgE
where is the vhs record?
rulez added on the 2005-10-29 17:58:41 by anesthetic anesthetic
Hm, the Mac port wont run here on iMac G5 and 10.4.3....I can only hear the music but the screen stay black. Any hints?
added on the 2005-11-13 11:55:11 by djbase djbase
big and huge. gotta admit i think there's too much visually of the dolphins doing very little..
but wow X-MiX rules, this is sooo the resident 12:30am slot on demoscene.tv..
rulez added on the 2005-11-20 03:57:08 by Gaia Gaia
I still don't get bored with the demo itself and it's still a pleasure to listen to the whole soundtrack at work. Pouet doesn't allow a 3rd thumb up though :)

Too bad this demo didn't get any award, it's just huge (whether one likes the style/music or not).
added on the 2005-12-08 17:51:52 by keops keops
rulez added on the 2005-12-27 13:17:06 by jomafister jomafister
groovy style
rulez added on the 2006-03-05 02:18:51 by blackpawn blackpawn
Totally boring. Pressed ESC after about 2 minutes...
added on the 2006-03-20 01:57:23 by StingRay StingRay
rulez added on the 2006-06-02 21:45:28 by nobbi nobbi
ants in my pants
rulez added on the 2006-06-13 12:58:04 by waffle waffle
rulez added on the 2006-08-08 14:49:42 by wie8 wie8
rulez added on the 2006-09-01 15:54:49 by TrX TrX
rulez added on the 2006-09-18 15:17:50 by _xiod_ _xiod_
once again, ps, you don't know your ass from a hole in the ground. Now I'm really saying it. STFU.
added on the 2006-10-26 03:01:48 by legalize legalize
thumb up for Mac OS X port
rulez added on the 2006-12-14 17:17:42 by Manwe Manwe
blah, nothing special...
sucks added on the 2007-04-16 20:43:39 by prophet prophet
rulez added on the 2007-04-28 08:57:19 by puNky puNky
Hate the soundtrack and love the visuals
But I think hate >> love in this case. Plus I don't find anything else worth the bleeding in my ears.
sucks added on the 2007-06-18 19:41:00 by Drunken_Poet Drunken_Poet
same osx problems as previously stated: music starts playing, but the screen stays black
added on the 2007-08-31 17:47:40 by Shifter Shifter
rulez added on the 2007-09-20 23:29:06 by #535 #535
What Drunk_Poet said.
added on the 2007-09-20 23:30:58 by raer raer
Long trancing demo - good old retro 3D. Like the music.
rulez added on the 2007-09-22 12:18:39 by hamster hamster
rooolz!!!! 4th track(I think) totally blows me away....TEKNO UP YAR ASSSSSS!!!!
rulez added on the 2007-11-25 21:49:46 by tFt tFt
I liked the laser scene and some of the filters, but as much as I want to like it, the demo doesn't really make it for me.
added on the 2007-12-06 07:53:09 by Nezbie Nezbie
rulez added on the 2007-12-20 15:04:21 by aegis aegis
Doesn't btw work with Leopard either.
added on the 2007-12-23 18:05:53 by Preacher Preacher
don't work on my macbook :(
sucks added on the 2008-02-19 23:27:02 by Queen_Luna Queen_Luna
And that's why you had to thumb it down, aha?
rulez added on the 2008-04-11 18:02:36 by stage7 stage7
Crappy VHS tape look & feel rules!
rulez added on the 2008-05-09 16:05:59 by untel untel
kewl :]
rulez added on the 2008-05-09 16:14:11 by RRROAR RRROAR
dolphins moving according to music
laser effect
balls moving towards viewer
tunnel effect
kewlers logo on temple scene
lasers charging
techno music
added on the 2008-06-11 15:55:58 by uns3en_ uns3en_
oh and chrome spheres on checkerboard to end up my solo2 review imitation!
added on the 2008-06-11 15:57:01 by uns3en_ uns3en_
i only watched it 3 times in the last 3 years,but it RULEZ!

although it feels a bit like a music-video as said before already!
rulez added on the 2008-06-11 15:59:44 by ɧ4ɾɗվ. ɧ4ɾɗվ.
Really kick ass!
rulez added on the 2008-07-01 14:57:40 by d3pth d3pth
Fucking ace, a worthy nu-skool successor of jesus on e's :)
rulez added on the 2008-07-04 00:17:59 by Alpha C Alpha C
Fuck! Yeah!
rulez added on the 2008-07-04 22:13:57 by gentleman gentleman
you got the thumb, i forgot it
rulez added on the 2008-08-12 20:09:51 by rmeht rmeht
2008 and I'm still in awe it (especially the audio).

Listening to the soundtrack again almost gave me the shivers. It's a style you like or hate, but in its category ít's simply the best.

BB Image Congrats again, I'm almost jealous ;)
added on the 2008-11-06 15:23:15 by keops keops
In awe WITH it. The soundtrack troubled me it seems :D
added on the 2008-11-06 15:25:55 by keops keops
hell yes, full phat cream with all the callories and all the good taste, kicka$$.
added on the 2008-11-06 15:45:49 by keito keito
god damn thumb!
rulez added on the 2008-11-06 15:46:04 by keito keito
hell, there´s my thumb?
rulez added on the 2009-03-14 22:49:38 by T$ T$
rulez added on the 2009-04-30 19:00:07 by unc unc
rulez added on the 2009-05-29 01:13:50 by texel texel
Awesome demo, based on the oldschool techno/idm/etc videos.
rulez added on the 2009-08-03 23:49:18 by xernobyl xernobyl
Only boring people are bored.
rulez added on the 2009-08-09 22:24:03 by hitchhikr hitchhikr
rulez added on the 2009-09-05 18:21:07 by PENETRATOR PENETRATOR
this is still fucking good
added on the 2009-11-22 23:04:25 by blala blala
Too much distored.
added on the 2010-01-16 16:30:16 by Scooter Scooter
To much distortion! Hell no, this is MTV partyzone recorded on VHStape.
rulez added on the 2010-03-09 01:12:34 by BoulderSteiNisse BoulderSteiNisse
rulez added on the 2010-03-13 14:13:51 by johnl johnl
One of my favourites. I am so impressed by the work they've put into this, to make it so close to an authentic x-mix on VHS as possible. Even the background noise from the VHS tape is there. The music is superb; sounds like it was made in the early 90s. And the visuals are perfect. The 3d models look like they're taken straight out from a x-mix and the rgb distortion reminds me of my good old VHS player (it sucked). Thumbs up deluxe!
rulez added on the 2010-03-14 01:58:17 by phobium phobium
Hell yes! This is a nice hommage to the old tapes, i love this one.
rulez added on the 2010-03-14 02:19:41 by Dano Dano
Where's my thumb?! After all these years i'm still loving every second of it. a perfect demo.
rulez added on the 2011-10-23 17:58:13 by substrate substrate
Looks like PC version of Doplphins Dream by Push
added on the 2011-10-24 10:15:50 by jack-3d jack-3d
Hard to dislike
rulez added on the 2011-12-26 19:42:03 by Frequent Frequent
for music
rulez added on the 2012-04-16 23:28:41 by SiR SiR
Possibly the best techno demo ever made and one of the best win/pc demos ever made.
rulez added on the 2012-05-08 15:58:30 by noby noby
So futuristic, this captures what I'm looking for in demos. And I don't get the comments about it being repetitive, there's tons of variety in these 10 minutes.
rulez added on the 2012-07-27 00:46:49 by Jiggawatt Jiggawatt
Acid <3 <3 <3
rulez added on the 2013-03-31 05:21:56 by Saga Musix Saga Musix
Where's my thumb? Now that's a modern megademo!
rulez added on the 2013-10-13 02:20:47 by Nitro/Black Sun Nitro/Black Sun
remember this one, really cool !
rulez added on the 2014-05-05 01:08:56 by Black Dragon Black Dragon
Just remembered it and watched it again, felt good.
rulez added on the 2014-11-09 00:27:54 by Claw Claw
rulez added on the 2015-06-04 06:42:39 by sm sm
/me https://youtu.be/729Se06SBNI http://example.com
rulez added on the 2015-07-03 03:12:14 by harism harism
Video-DJ-Megamix-Demo, wickeeeed
rulez added on the 2015-07-03 10:51:09 by Triace Triace
rulez added on the 2015-07-03 11:20:17 by bonefish bonefish
Another rave demo done right. As usual, requires certain conditions be met.
rulez added on the 2015-10-08 16:00:12 by moozooh moozooh
Still absolutely bonkers!
rulez added on the 2016-04-07 22:55:58 by noname noname
I didn't thumb this up? Well, here's the overdue thumb!
rulez added on the 2016-06-14 21:42:39 by TomoAlien TomoAlien
Good one.
rulez added on the 2016-06-20 18:21:39 by cce cce
One on of my absolute fav "old" prods. Great everything here. Is there soundtrack to dl?
added on the 2016-07-05 22:37:55 by Pepto Pepto
thats all you should know about that vhs stuff :))
rulez added on the 2018-07-23 18:18:04 by wbcbz7 wbcbz7
X-Mix 3 was the second CD I've ever bought and I still fire it up occasionally, too bad the booklet is all glued up from some juice I poured all over it while on acid sometime mid 90's. Great idea for the demo, effects are sharp and minimal techno kicks ass and overall the prod does feel like the original XMix and 3Lux series. Feels good to be thrown back there, I could do without the VHS noise though, eyes hurt.
rulez added on the 2019-04-28 00:21:51 by Mekong Mekong
Huge thanks for making this! I digged 3lux/X-mix like hell, and you managed to get that same feeling manifested with your awesome musix and gfx.
rulez added on the 2020-07-13 11:13:25 by adkd adkd
rulez added on the 2021-04-14 20:14:56 by wullon wullon
Damn! Totally missed this, what a trip! Fantastic music!
rulez added on the 2021-05-12 20:17:19 by Stalvik^bbz Stalvik^bbz
wow this aged super well! still love it
added on the 2021-05-12 21:50:28 by skrebbel skrebbel
it grew less long and boring on me over the years! :D
rulez added on the 2021-05-13 01:15:28 by maali maali
rulez added on the 2021-12-08 07:19:20 by wrighter wrighter
rulez added on the 2021-12-08 09:41:41 by 0b5vr 0b5vr
forgot to thumb this up.
rulez added on the 2022-12-19 19:27:33 by Pepto Pepto
Can't believe I never thumbed this one up. Loved it live at the party, and still nearly 20 years later!
rulez added on the 2023-04-10 19:51:59 by Paralax Paralax

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