Do you remember the 1990s big beat and Fatboy Slim’s Rockafeller Skank? Well, one of the official remixes was made on Amiga by Mulder, and here’s a video of it running in Octamed! (the released version used an external sampler though) What I find fascinating with these clips is that the jungle I listened to as a teenager could very well have been made on Amiga. Sure, a lot of Protracker demoscene music was good enough to be released on record. But it wasn’t. And the world of records was something completely different. Maybe it’s a bit like realizing that Michael Jackson was making his music on a Sega. C:
Mulder also recently put online the drumtrack of Amazon II – Booya (Open Your Mind), which was synchronized by click-track to a second Amiga running the rest of the audio. Amazon II consisted of Tony B and Aphrodite, who also made music as Urban Shakedown that also released records with Amiga jungle.
This is perhaps irrelevant for what we call chipmusic today. Aesthetically and culturally, it surely is. (I really like jungle though). But technically, it uses the same Amiga “soundchip” that 4-mat and the others utilized to make the sample-based music that was chipmusic in the 1990s. I’ve touched on this semi-absurdity before and by including Osdorp Posse in the timeline. Selecta.