Summer of Digital Love: Must be the (gaming) music!

Summer of Digital Love: Game music

This post is part of our Summer of Digital Love series, where we chill by the pool while chatting about our favourite hardware, magazines, websites, creative assets and digital esoteria!

Earlier this year we asked a passing college student (spotted playing ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ on the Switch) what sets Nintendo’s game music apart from almost all others. They replied ‘They use real instruments’. We have hope for the future of the planet 🙂

It’s been wonderful to see ‘gaming music’ being taken more seriously in recent years. It was even included in The Proms in the UK in 2022. Below we take a look at our favourite ‘gaming music’ site and offer a personal take on memorable musical moments from the MegaDrive and Atari ST!

OverClocked ReMix


You know you’re among friends when a site is ‘Dedicated to the appreciation and promotion of video game music as an art form’!

Taking a lead from our recent Arcade Racers article, we searched for Outrun remixes:


We’ve picked a 2022 remix of ‘Summer Breeze’ for your aural pleasure:

OutRun Sumer Breeze remix 2022

There are currently more than 4000 remixes hosted / linked to on the site:


Musical Memories from the Megadrive and Atari ST

It was the music of Jochen Hippel on the Atari ST (and later the Amiga) that leapt the boundary from ‘computer music’ to ‘wow’. His awesome soundtrack to seminal ST shmup ‘Wings of Death’ blew us away at the time…

Find out more about Jochel on his google arts and culture page:

An ‘honourable mention’ also goes to the main theme music for LED Storm on the Atari ST. This is ‘pure’ chip music and it’s brill!

Finally, let’s take it back even further! We played the intro theme to Cool Spot (Sega Megadrive) on repeat in 1994 – Possibly because we met the composer, but basically because it’s an awesome rendition of WIPEOUT!


This post is part of our Summer of Digital Love series. Watch for more as we raid our archives (and attics) to celebrate the best in digital creativity, past and present!