More 1990s Amiga Music

After the previous post, a lot more Amiga dance music has appeared. Aphrodite is a huge name in the drum n’ bass scene, and I finally managed to get information from him about his use of Amiga. Starting with the releases as Urban Shakedown in 1991, he used two Amigas with OctaMED to sequence and play sounds until 1995. Then he included an AKAI sampler as a sound source, and from 1996 and onwards the Amiga was only used as a sequencer. In the timeline I’ve only added the releases that are 100% Amiga.

Other new additions include Nebula II’s great ‘rave’ from 1991 (youtube, thanks Ant1!), Hardsequencer’s gabber from 1993 (youtube), the Geordie Gabber Mafia artists like UEP and Smurf (thanks Syphys!), DJ Freak’s speedcore (youtube) and also DJ Scud who was very influential for the establishment of breakcore. Finally, I’d like to mention two obscure Amiga music clips: this and this (last one found by 4-mat). And now, let’s have a rave seance!

Update March5: Mark from Nasenbluten says: These BF releases were Amiga specific or at least contained primarily Amiga internal sound with extras added at mixdown stage (turntables / external noise etc): FIST01-12, FIST15-18, FIST20, FIST23, FIST27, FIST33. Deadgirl: DG700, DG702.

7 Responses to “More 1990s Amiga Music”

  1. james Says:

    Anders, iam looking for more info on stuff like this for an essay, it’s about the impact of trackers on the rave scene in the early 90s.
    If you get any more info on artists etc, id be appreciative, I need to interview these guys and find out as much as I can.

    • chipflip Says:

      Sounds really interesting. What field is it in?
      You have to send it to me when it’s finished! It’s an order!

      Not sure what kind of information you need. Most of the stuff I find I put in the timeline. Mark of Nasenbluten suggested some other Amiga composers which I recently added there.

  2. Akira Says:

    Damn, Aphrodite used the Amiga? That means the Amiga is to blame for motherfucking jump-up drum&bass, which in turn spawned its modern incarnation which we insultingly call clownstep.

    One reason to hate Amiga usage :)

  3. Akira Says:

    Hahaha that first videoclip has a bunch of demo and game content in it.

  4. d0us Says:

    Akira,

    There have been far worse crimes..like those terrible 4-to-the-floor trance crap using ripped samples from altern8

  5. Akira Says:

    I have to agree, d0us. But I don’t want to be forced to burn my Amiga, I love it xD

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