Back when I was at University, instead of being busy going to lectures and tutorials and whatever
else a good student ought to be doing, I was playing games. The Playstation had a lot to answer for,
it reignited my passion for gaming borne of the 16-Bit era and caused me to spend counless hours
playing pure classics such as Tekken 3, Gran Turismo, Grand Theft Auto, Worms Armageddon and
Colin McRae Rally. Alongside these pure gaming gems were a couple of titles which probably took up
as much of my time as the rest put together, these two gems were Music and Music 2000.
Published by Codemasters but developed by Jester Interactive, these games allowed you to make complete songs including (in Music 2000) the ability to rip your own samples from CD. The range and depth ofthese titles was almost unimaginable, you could spend tens of hours just building songs using the pre-built riffs but once you began to edit these and build your own a whole new world opened up. The tracks were mainly put together by myself, others are credited by pseudonym, the tracks are tagged with the artist "Uniform Minds" - originally the name we decided upon for our little Playstation Music collective.
The tracks below are a selection of the more complete songs I made using mainly Music 2000 but a couple of original Music tracks are in there somewhere. The license with the game included royalty-free use of their samples provided that credit was given, I don't have the original packaging but in good faith I offer this page as the credit. As for what became of this amazing series of games, Codemasters decided to dumb-down the game in to increase it's mass appeal, selected new developers and ruined the whole damned-thing. This whole episode destroyed my faith in Codemasters and game publishers in general. On the other hand, I can heap nothing but praise on Jester Interactive whose marvelous product made the tracks I hope you're about to enjoy...
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|Feeling Fine (feat. GrooveMeister)|
|Smelly Pigs (feat. GrooveMeister)|
|Wind Down X-Ten|
|Hatfield Trance (feat. JB)|