ReMix:Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 "2K3 (Nectarine Mix)" 5:36

By Cyborg Jeff

Arranging the music of one song...


Primary Game: Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (Gremlin , 1991, AMIGA), music by Barry Leitch, Shaun Southern

Posted 2003-01-18, evaluated by djpretzel

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.



Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
on 2013-11-17 17:45:25

I heard the menu effects from Toca 2 Touring Cars at the beginning, I had to find out what was playing to give me such nostalgia.

This is very faithful to the original - I like it :)

on 2012-10-26 13:42:28
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 (, as it's definitely not the the SID chip original.

Over at Remix.Kwed.Org, moog made an awesome smooth version as well: - All of moog's material on R:K:O is worth checking out.

on 2012-10-26 13:31:58

Anyone know the second intro / radio song? Sounds catchy.


on 2010-12-28 13:10:03

Great stuff fr the man who brought us furious furries.

on 2009-01-07 03:36:57

this is the b0mb

on 2008-01-09 14:45:37

I've had this mix for a few years now and it's a fun listen. The intro radio station selecting is pretty cool, and once the song starts, it's a decent, but nothing really jumps out at me as being amazing or particularly catchy. For background ambiance it's exceptional, but for active listening it falls a little short.

Definitely good enough to keep on my playlist though. :-)

on 2005-11-20 09:58:10

first 0:20-0:25 seconds are OLR material :lol:

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

on 2003-06-16 17:06:52
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?

Barry Leitch
on 2003-03-09 19:58:37

I liked it :) I did a remix of this for the Immortal 2 cd, I liked what you did with the chords, and I like how the bass isnt so busy.

Keep up the good work :)


on 2003-01-20 09:16:08

Finally! I loved the original.... I remember pumping up the volume on my amiga and letting the title music loop for an entire day.... hahah. Those where the days.

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.

guilty gear wolf
on 2003-01-19 13:02:55

wow :D , this remix is really great!

on 2003-01-19 10:56:51

I am loving this tune, takes me back to the days of cream and amnesia, proper danceygoodness, fully true to the original but expanded to what the original 4 channels of 8 bit couldn`t do, love the little hoovery builds and cheeky drops. not the perfect mix, i think the midrange and top end could do with being a bit more upfront and the engine samples (from the game i believe) could do with being filtered/eqd slightly, but they are minor quibbles on what is a great track. get yer driving shades on 8) and download it now.

on 2003-01-19 09:20:26

Wow! another quality remix. It stays true to the original but with a mayor high energy revamp...awesome! :D

on 2003-01-19 02:17:21

Lovin the samples used in this. They really add a lot. This is some great, high-energy, sugary sweet, electronic tunage. Put together skillfully and very enjoyable. I like. Maybe a bit repetitive, but I can deal with hearing the same theme over and over because it's good. Quite good. Fury of the Furries mix was awesome too. Good work Mr. Jeff.

on 2003-01-18 14:05:04

Damn, this is hot!

Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 (Gremlin , 1991, AMIGA)
Music by Barry Leitch,Shaun Southern

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