Check It Out: Animotion "Obsession" (DJ Joman Remix)

Posted on December 18 2012, 3:12pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games

We'd like to think that somewhere, as we speak, the offspring of 1986 Vice City's party people are at the Malibu Club fist pumping away to this.

Props to Colorado DJ Joman who gave Animotion's classic 80s pop tune "Obsession" (an airplay staple on Wave 103 on the Vice City radio dial) this dance remix updated for today's modern day clubgoers - made even better with Joman's fun video mix of it we found on YouTube that mashes up clips from the original Animotion music vid with choice scenes from Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (including from the Malibu, natch). Go ahead - “Lance Vance Dance” to it.

Bonus - Also check out "Flash FM 1989" created by Akuto and Social Club member Franklean. Their imagining of what Flash FM might have sounded like 3 years after the events of Vice City, if they were to replace Toni as the station's resident deejays. Includes Franklean's original dance remix of Kenny Loggins' "I'm Free".

  • djjomanon February 15 2015, 6:22pmReplyFlag
    I thought I'd share a little update here.

    Thanks to Rockstar's support of the tune on their blog and social media sites, the band Animotion caught wind of it and we are now two collaborations in and will possibly be collaborating on an entire album together! I couldn't be more excited to be working with such an iconic 80's band. Keep an eye out for more at

    Thanks everyone!
    • PetrovTomon December 22 2012, 7:56amReplyFlag
      I am pretty sure the guy who made the video put footage of Vice City Rage. Is it true? Either way, the music is really cool... But how do you feel about it, Rockstar? About Vice City Rage.
      • djjomanon December 24 2012, 3:41pmReplyFlag
        @PetrovTom Hey there,
        Yes, I did use some footage from the Vice City: Rage MOD. All due credits are given in the video description. Hope you enjoyed it!
      • PetrovTomon February 22 2013, 9:34pmReplyFlag
        @djjoman its a mod?! well, nice to get a comment from the creator humself :D
      • PetrovTomon February 22 2013, 9:37pmReplyFlag
        wtf? i dont understand. is it even on topic?
        u mean that is like a gta 6?
    • Frankleanon December 21 2012, 6:42pmReplyFlag
      NICE! Thanks R*!
    • southparkmayoron December 20 2012, 4:10pmReplyFlag
      I put the vice city fm 1989 in my san andreas user tracks on PC
      • killerpro507on December 19 2012, 9:08pmReplyFlag
        GTA V jajaja. does not get to the heels of GTA Vice City. the 80 .the best era. thank you Rockstar for this great game.
        • Harley-Don December 19 2012, 8:59amReplyFlag
          Brilliant game, awesome song (original). But this remix is bullsh*t! Sorry, but I had to say that! They just ruined this song...
          • Sprunk1995on December 19 2012, 5:26amReplyFlag
            Good morning, have an awesome day everyone :)
          • MetalMofo-Billon December 19 2012, 3:10amReplyFlag
            Don't know why you picked that one, but may I recommend a future licensing of SlyFox's Lets go All the Way!?? Love that tune. Not saying I don't recall that song from it's heyday, I do. Been very happy with the real track selections continuing with each successive GTA since Vice... I hope you enjoy it as much as we do, I don't even bother customizing the radio tracks with MP3, even though I'd pick different songs at times, from the same artists you got signed on for each game, regardless, thanks much for the audio treats!! ha ha ha Who doesn't love Blasts from the Past??!
          • BlushingHuskyon December 19 2012, 12:06amReplyFlag
   < hey rockstar i made it to level 87 with the helicopter. can you do that? its also 895879 money i got. thanks for adding helicopters in vice city
            • VeryHushHushon December 18 2012, 9:50pmReplyFlag
              Awesome vid and remix!
              Cheers for sharing!
            • CornerBIGBOI22on December 18 2012, 9:47pmReplyFlag
              i know this seems late and not related but for gta 5 multiplayer R* you should let us beable to make crew uniforms
            • Sprunk1995on December 18 2012, 9:26pmReplyFlag
              Check my new drawing, took me all night to get it to look right, but i finally got it somehow wrong lol, i made him look more like a chinese mafia or PSY who sings Gangnam Style looks more old also lol poor Michael, anyway hope you like it :]


              I also made other drawings for GTA V if you didn't see them :

              Trevor :


              Beach Weather girl :


              The game logo :

              • Sprunk1995on December 18 2012, 9:30pmReplyFlag
                @Sprunk1995 Oops, here is the link for the game logo one :


                Btw sorry Rockstar if this may be slightly off topic from Vice City
              • Sprunk1995on December 19 2012, 5:06amReplyFlag
                Yeah just doing it to kill time for i love drawing video game characters.
            • Rod266on December 18 2012, 8:53pmReplyFlag
              Awesome, haha I have to admit though, it is hard to take this seriously when watching certain parts of the video but it was brilliantly mixed with some Vice City (on the RAGE engine it seems) while the song was blasting!
              • Shooting-Spreeon December 18 2012, 8:24pmReplyFlag
                In case you didn't know, Bully, Midnight Club: DUB and Red Dead Revolver are now on the PSN.
                • MetalMofo-Billon December 19 2012, 3:15amReplyFlag
                  @Shooting-Spree I actually keep forgetting to get my PS2 a copy of Red Dead Revolver, since I noted a used copy at Gamestop for $20 usd. I love RDR, so I think I'll have to make the effort of picking it up, BTW, Rockstar, don't forget Red Dead fans WILL buy a PC version of RDR, In fact, having it for Xbox, I'd planned on the Game of the Year PS3 version, and any future PC outing for John Marston, don't let your fanbase down! haha
              • qXdMbXpon December 18 2012, 8:02pmReplyFlag
                - PRAISE THE CAPITALISM ! -
                ”This video isn't available in your country.”
                Thanks for sharing R*! I will find a way to watch it sooner or later :)
                • djjomanon December 24 2012, 3:47pmReplyFlag
                  @qXdMbXp Sorry about that, since the video is a remix, the international settings were automatically changed, out of my control.
                • qXdMbXpon December 29 2012, 9:16amReplyFlag
                  @djjoman Ye, no problem, i didn't blame you at all. These inter/national restrictions are just useless 'laws'.
                  I listened to it anyway, good 1 :)

              • Dudekson December 18 2012, 8:01pmReplyFlag
                What about fixing textures for Samsung devices?
                • Yan2295on December 18 2012, 6:10pmReplyFlag
                  Wow, this is seriously awesome! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing R* :)
                • VinewoodTitson December 18 2012, 5:22pmReplyFlag
                  @R* I know some of you R* NYC guys and gals would appreciate this! The man himself 'Jan Hammer' made this tune on one episode of Miami Vice when Crockett and Tubbs go to New York City on a job. It has a Vice City feel to it. Enjoy!
                  • VinewoodTitson December 18 2012, 5:24pmReplyFlag
                    @VinewoodTits Oops, here's the link!

                  • R* Yon December 18 2012, 6:37pmReplyFlag
                    @VinewoodTits Cool track
                  • MetalMofo-Billon December 19 2012, 3:18amReplyFlag
                    @ I read Mr Don Johnson himself is on supposed hard times, like Nick Gage and a few other celebs who haven't faired well in recent years, that is a damn shame I tell ya, I loved the MVice show, watched it religiously. Rockstar, be sure to check out Shon and Hammer IIRC, the album where Jan Hammer joins up with Journey's Neal Shon!! Kick arse, as they say
                • Bryant_182on December 18 2012, 4:25pmReplyFlag
                  yeah gta vice city 1 of the best gta even better than gta 4, thx R* bring back memories.
                • DarkMythHunteron December 18 2012, 4:12pmReplyFlag
                  Hah greta!


                  First much respect for this game and all of course. But I wonder, was Vice City 10th anniversary Re-Designed or it's just a Adaptation to iPad directly from PC version, but now characters with fingers & better shadows?

                  Thank you! And goodluck with GTA V again :) A few monthsleft.

                  Dan Tony; Dark Myth Hunter (DMH)
                  • djjomanon December 24 2012, 3:50pmReplyFlag
                    @DarkMythHunter From what I can tell, it's adapted straight from the Xbox version, which included higher-polygon vehicle models, as well as water/blood particles that would splash on the screen. The other big difference is that the controls were completely re-defined for touch screens; you can customize which controls have their own transparent buttons on the screen. Other than that, it's the same good ol' Vice City.
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