ReMix: Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 '2K3 (Nectarine Mix)'
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It's late and I'm pooped. Hey, at least I'm honest - it's been a week full of lengthy meetings at work, including sobering fiscal year '04 budget planning discussions, which have the amazing power to suck the living spirit straight out of a human being's body through the skull :) Also planning some extensions and revisions to the main database that drives OCR, which takes up time I'd otherwise spend writing amazingly eloquent, proofread prose regarding the mixes I post. Excuses, excuses . . . this latest ReMix comes in from Cyborg Jeff, who's given us some memorable and really rather groovy Fury of the Furries tracks in the past. He now shifts gears (groan) to cover Lotus 2: Turbo Challenge, the Amiga follow-up to the original racer, in a more traditional dance fashion. The intro actually cycles through some other games' music, including fellow racer Outrun, before settling in on a classic four-on-the-floor synth-bass driven dance groove straight outta La Bouche territory (you can actually try to sing "be my lover" on top and it sounds . . . well, bad if you stick to the melody, but at least contextually appropriate) - it's not just auto-pilot hook-driven bass-heavy dance, though, as CJ does the right thing and throws in some stops, breaks, effects of the engine acceleration ilk, and melodic runs. But the key here is that the ReMixer obviously shot for a very specific genre and sound and I can safely say he achieved that. Whether it's your thing or not will dictate your appreciation for the mix, but I can always get down to some guilty-pleasure dance myself, so I was into it. Nice change of styles for Cyborg Jeff, well implemented intro, and great+focused genre adaptation work.
Jtjr008;888652 wrote: Anyone know the second intro / radio song? Sounds catchy.
That's an original demoscene song by Laxity (Thomas E. Petersen) called "The Alibi." Pretty sure that's the version played through Vibrants though (http://youtu.be/sXto5fBFC1E), as it's definitely not the the SID chip original.
Over at Remix.Kwed.Org, moog made an awesome smooth version as well: http://remix.kwed.org/?search_id=3048 - All of moog's material on R:K:O is worth checking out.
- Liontamer on October 26, 2012
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- uagrenadier on January 7, 2009
Definitely good enough to keep on my playlist though. :-)
- OA on January 9, 2008
I admit that someone can want to close winamp and delete the file, but if you manage to resist...
then the mix developes in a good way :)
a lot of original creative arrangements here and there. pretty long remix, but not annoying.
with a lot of cars near the middle of the song OMG M I rite?
speed limit is 375mph
- Nineko on November 20, 2005
Vertyos wrote: I've allready heard [this music] a long time ago... Is there a link ?
Why yes, I believe you're on to something. You've just linked us to the original game music. This here would be a remix. Can you believe it?
- oldtimer on June 16, 2003
Keep up the good work :)
- Barry Leitch on March 9, 2003
And uh.. I've thought a lot of remixing this theme myself, but now there's no need for it. This is exactly the way I would have wanted it to sound anyway. Great work, Jeff! My current OC favourite.
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