The joint broadcast of the ROTY 2013 show launched on time at 20:00 CET on Saturday, 25th of January 2014. The show was hosted by SceneSat radio, and broadcast over the stations, SceneSat, SLAY Radio, Nectarine, BitJam, Radio6581 and The SID Station.
Starting off the show with some excellent music from the monthly charts toppers of 2013, the first award was given away at 20:30 to the best newcomer of the year 2013. The winner of that category was druu, who was quickly dubbed
druucomer by CZ-Tunes at the IRC channel. Ranks 2 and 3 where won by Mario Barbierato and rdmusic.
Accompanied by unexpected technical problems on the server side, which fortunately where sorted out quickly, the winner for Best Veteran was announced - daXX, who had won in the same category in 2012. He was followd up by Mordi and Instant Remedy.
The two lifetime achievement awards 2013 were given to Reyn Ouwehand and Marcel Donné. Both have been active in the scene for ages, working in the demoscene, on the radio stations, on stage, and besides, both are outstanding producers.
There was a shared #1 for best Amiga Remix with 46 points each, Mano's "FlashBack" remix and Daxx's remix of "GODS", with chabee placing 2nd with "Stardust Memories.
Winner of Best c64 Remix was LukHash for his "SPY vs SPY" live remix, very closely followed by druu and his "Wizardry" remix and Peacemaker with "Fawn of Creation".
Finally, the big bounty, the Remixer of The Year 2013 award was also won by daXX with massive 226 points. YouTube wizard LukHash came in second with 116 points. 3rd place went to Rune-Bertil's, who are famous for their swing style remixes.
Congratulations to all the winners!!
Save the date: Saturday, January 25th at 20:00 CET.
That's when the folks over at SceneSat will broadcast what has become to be known as the Academy Awards of the Remixing Scene: the Remixer Of The Year 2013 Awards Show.
Don't miss it!
Your chance to be the tip the scales!
Vote before 14th of January and you'll have a chance to win a nice prize during the live show!
22/12/2013 Remixer of the Year Awards 2013 scheduled!
20/12/2013 C64Audio Remix Stems now on Soundcloud
29/04/2013 New Back in Time Live - Sep 15th, Manchester
20/03/2013 Remixer of the Year Awards 2012
17/03/2013 New article with many interviews!
25/11/2012 Podcast: Giana Sisters Tribute
30/09/2012 Podcast: Tribute to Psygnosis, Part 2
24/09/2012 Podcast: Psygnosis Amiga game music
16/08/2012 Project Giana
10/08/2012 C64 Take-Away Episode 51 released
RGCD C64 16KB Cartridge Game Development Competition 2014 (United Kingdom)
Event type: Standalone Compo
Held on: 29 April - 30 November 2014
Demodays 2014 (Switzerland)
Event type: Demo Party
Held on: 22 - 24 August 2014
Gerp 2014 (Sweden)
Event type: Demo Party
Held on: 5 - 7 September 2014
DoReCo Party 2014 (Germany)
- "Emulating the past!"
Event type: Demo Party, Meeting, 8 bit Party, LAN Party
Held on: 12 - 14 September 2014
ECCC Chicago Expo 2014 (United States)
Event type: Meeting
Held on: 13 - 14 September 2014
Riverwash 2014 (Poland)
Event type: Demo Party
Held on: 19 - 21 September 2014
Bunkerparty 2014 (Germany)
- Back to the C64
Event type: 8 bit Party
Held on: October 2014
- Northerners cull through viking berserk
Event type: Meeting
Held on: 22 - 24 October 2014
Event type: C64 Only Party
Held on: 24 - 26 October 2014
Syntax 2014 (Australia)
Event type: Demo Party
Held on: 15 - 16 November 2014
Fun Forum • Re: Where do I actually GET the SID of this cracktro?
According to CSDb, the other AKG intros had music by 'Rock" of Finish gold..None for this intro though. Hmm Hunt goes on..Statistics: Posted by AndyUK — 01/08/2014 - 2:16
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • A daring Ocean loader remix. feedback needed
As the last piece of mine didn't quite satisfy some of you for reasons I was aware of (age old last ninja remix that I just couldn't redo for the sake of the quality, rather kept it as I once intended to) I decided to ask for your feedback this time before submitting a track.
Anything from melody, mixing, mastering and overall retro feel is subject for criticism.
When I make a remix I tend to stick to the "best" parts of the tune, melodic and dunno, emotional stuff. Please bare in mind that I was raised by 90's dance and techno music.
But what do you think of this:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2QvME ... sp=sharing
A few notes are mismatched (Dream64 is a pain in the ass) but what about the overall sound to this tune?
Did I rape the original with my fast pacing song and it's structure? What's wrong with it for your taste?
I'm not making any promises for changing the tune too much as I'm very much behind my own makings, but I just want to see at least one red uberhappy smiley in my review chart this time. So please tell me how you think that will happen.Statistics: Posted by foxfield — 01/08/2014 - 1:05
General Conversation • Re: HELP! Photos of Simon Nicol needed
The photos also include a headshot of you!Statistics: Posted by Chris Abbott — 31/07/2014 - 23:01
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • Re: Dazzler wip
You should rename from Mordi to Lord Lead.
The lead in this one consists of one simple saw wave oscillator, one LFO and one low-pass filter. It's really, really simple. I am automating the filter cutoff and the LFO-amplitude by hand. Also, since releasing this version, I made it so that the higher the cutoff on the filter is, the lower the volume of the oscillator is. This really helped in balancing it out. It sounds like a completely transparent compressor.Statistics: Posted by Mordi — 31/07/2014 - 21:44
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • Re: Razmo's Gear rambling thread
I look forward to another track. You must have overhauled the whole synth section.
So if you are underway, can I suggest you cover this: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=10520
I'm quite stuck on that music right now. Game and cracktro.Statistics: Posted by Commie_User2 — 31/07/2014 - 21:13
Fun Forum • Where do I actually GET the SID of this cracktro?
This copy of Ratterflatter has two examples of great hacktunes.
But what are they called? Can I have the SIDs please?
Waz....?Statistics: Posted by Commie_User2 — 31/07/2014 - 21:10
General Conversation • Re: Reaping the Ebay harvest
And though I wanted to help complete my George Martin collection, I think over £700 is a bit too much for one of his books: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GEORGE-MARTIN ... 43cb8f6ea0
Maybe it'll be reprinted one day. And if it is, I hope I don't have to wait until he snuffs it, as you often do to get a re-release of some star's stuff.
....Which reminds me, the guy behind Kontakt passed on this week.Statistics: Posted by Commie_User2 — 31/07/2014 - 18:15
General Conversation • Re: Hospital...
Hopefully, without complications this time.
Just look at this thread - it took so much time already.Statistics: Posted by Vosla — 31/07/2014 - 16:12
Site Improvements • Re: When's the next batch coming?
Another reminder that my piss-poor job doesn't provide me with the means to properly support a project like this.
I wonder if there is an operation underway to save C64.org and the tracker. If some more beggars were to be able to throw some coins up...
IF that's the problem and not something like my own eroded mental state.Statistics: Posted by Vosla — 31/07/2014 - 16:08
2014-08-05 20:00 - Boz - BBB
It's not quite the Taint of the Weekâ but it's another BBB on a Tuesday! As I'm back to work on Thursday, I wanted a day's buffer so I didn't have to think about it! Your requests played in between random bollocks. All aboard the Train-Wreck, WOO WOOH!
14:00 - Assembly 2014 Friday (music compos!) with Scenesat Staff
Assembly 2014 from the new hall - how will it sound?
14:00 - Assembly 2014 Saturday - Compos! with Scenesat Staff
Compos compos and compos. Also compos.
20:00 - Sat-U-Rated: The Final Chapter? with Steph and Kevman
We'll cover the top 25 tracks of first half of 2014 in what may be the last Sat-U-Rated show (at least in its present form)!
A full year later than originally planned, the podcast that refuses to go away no matter how many curveballs life throws at it returns. To compensate for the lack of recent outings, this one is a whopper containing a total of 15 tunes, all handpicked for your listening pleasure. Enjoy! Download or listen to the […]
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BitJam Episode #191 - DESiRE Special
Episode #191 - DESiRE Special A special episode dedicated to that originally Amiga demo group that after a small break now makes demos on all modern (and slightly less modern) platforms. Feed your craving for the best chip-tunes, Amiga modules and streaming music by the dSr musicians from the past and present. Mixing by Vincenzo, logo #191 by DeathStar, compiled by Ramon
BitJam Episode #190 - 2012 In The Mix - Remixes
Episode #190 - 2012 In The Mix - Remixes We look back to 2012 in this episode of our In The Mix series and mix some great remixes. Mixing and compiling by Salinga, logo #190 by KF
BitJam Episode #189 - Couples!
Episode #189 - Couples! Sweet love! Give me your hand, my darling. It's so wonderful being close to you. But look around, sweetheart. We're not the only couple here at this lovely place. There's so much to discover, there are so many things out there who need each other! Close your eyes, my friend, and I'll tell you... BitFellas - shaking hands to a dozen of couples this evening! Mixing by Vincenzo, logo #189 by aTom, compiled by Bobic
BitJam Episode #188 - 2013 In The Mix - Remixes
Episode #188 - 2013 In The Mix - Remixes We look back to remixes of the year 2013. Mixing and compiling by Salinga, logo #188 by KF
BitJam Episode #187 - 2013 In The Mix - Compotracks Part 2.
Episode #187 - 2013 In The Mix - Compotracks Part 2. We look back to compotracks of the year 2013. Mixing and compiling by Salinga, logo #187 by KF
News & Blogs
SLAY Radio gathering 2014
The SLAY Radio Gathering has been a permanent fixture for a while now, and this year is no exception! The first weekend in August sees another SLAY Radio Gathering, where our listeners and broadcasters mingle and talk about life, the C64 Scene and the Home of Commodore 64 Remixes - and we'd like to invite you! The dates for the 2014 Gathering are as follows: Friday August 1: The Unofficially Official Pre-Gathering Gathering. The main day is Saturday, but it's become tradition now that non-Gothenburg people, particularly those flying in from other countries, get here the day before. Therefore, in the evening, we tend to go to Kville Biljard in the evening and catch up with life from the year before. The private room isn't booked for this night so, depending on weather, we hang around the restaurant area or out on the patio. Everyone is welcome! Saturday August 2: The main Gathering day. Depending on weather, we gather up at Keillers Park in the day time from around noon, with a grill and some food to cook on it. Bring your own (disposable) grills and food and whatever you want to drink! We enjoy the sun and barbecued food. In the evening, we have the back room booked for the main Gathering evening. There's usually a Commodore 64 set up for you guys to play and all the pool tables in the room have been paid for, so you can just choose your favorite table. Try and catch Slaygon or Boz who will be happy to challenge you to a rack or two of 9-ball! We begin around 19:00 and Kville Biljard closes at 01:00, so there's plenty of time to chat, drink, play games and, of course, the restaurant is open until "late" (depending on demand) and you can either eat a full meal in the restaurant section or grab a smaller dish to eat next to the table (no spilling please!). More info about Kville Biljard (in Swedish, but Google Translate does a decent job): http://www.kvillebiljard.com Here's a Google Map with all of the important hotspots already set up so that you can see where they are in relation to each other. The map is "interactive" in that you can switch certain things on or off: http://goo.gl/jn4yh3 TRANSPORT BY AIR Ryanair have cheap flights that go into Gothenburg City Airport (formally SÃve Airport) which is ironically nearer to the Gathering than the International Airport is. Busses run on a regular schedule to and from the airport (see later). More info (in English): http://www.goteborgcityairport.se/index.php?lang=en All other (non-Ryanair) flights come in to Landvetter (Gothenburg International) Airport. The same bus company also have a regular schedule here. Taxis are available from both airports, of course, but they tend to be on the expensive side (ranging around the 500-600 Swedish Crown area), so if you're looking to save money, try the busses or group together to save. More info (in English): http://www.swedavia.com/landvetter/ BY TRAIN / BUS Gothenburg Central Station services many trains from all around Sweden, Denmark and Norway. Nils Ericson Terminal, next to the train station, is the destination for many national bus trips as well. Flygbussarna (Flight Busses) is the company that handles transport to/from the two airports. They stop at several places but either Central Station or - nearer to the Gathering, Hjalmar Brantingsplatsen - are the nest destinations. More info (in English): http://www.flygbussarna.se/en (The two airports you're interested in are GÃteborg city Airport and GÃteborg Landvetter Airport.) Depending on where you're staying, you may need to use public transport to get to the Gathering locations. From Central Station, for instance, there are many trams/trains that can get you to Hjalmar Brantigsplatsen or a delightfully-named stop which is nearer called "VÃgmÃstareplatsen" which is two minutes from Kville Biljard. The local services are provided by VÃsttrafik. More info (in English): http://www.vasttrafik.se/#!/en/1/ This info page will give you more information about the travel tickets you will need to get around. HOTELS There are many hotels in Gothenburg, of course. Most of them are on the mainland (The Gathering is on an island called Hisingen). The best bet is to find a hotel near to the Central Station (www.hotels.com is your friend here) and you can then grab a bus, tram or taxi over to the Gathering (journies from Central Station usually take around 10 minutes). There is one hotel just over the square from Kville Biljard; however, it's quite small so rooms are limited. Book early and/or share a larger room with fellow SLAYers! More info on Kville Hotel (in English): http://www.kvillehotel.com/english.htm QUESTIONS? Obviously this is a summary - if you do need more specific information please do not hesitate to contact us at staff[at-sign-you-know-what-to-do]slayradio.org!
Slow progress, but progress.
There has been a lot of things going on behind the curtains. An all new engine to drive the pages has been developed. This, as you can imagine, has lead to a number of features rendered unavailable. We are working on getting more features back online. Currently there are 3 people working on the front end of things (meaning; the website), and 2 that works on backend things. There has been a lot of activity to get the pages back. For instance, the number of commits to the repository by month break down like so: 52 - February 390 - March 25 - April 37 - May As you can see, we slowed down in April, mostly due to the immense amount of work we had to put down in March to get things out to you. These numbers do not include the work that has been done to move the entire radio stack out from SLAY HQ, replacing it with two entirely new servers hosted on two different sites. In any case, if there is a feature you are waiting for, know that it will come when we get to it! Cheers everyone!
Site is back
Ellu! Yes, we're back. Kind-of at least. There's still a LOT to do, but we are working hard to get it all up and running, while we iron out bugs. All reports on misbehavior is welcome! Now... Back to coding!
RKO 2013-Q4 Torrent is here.
Bit late due to personal stuff, Here is RKO Q4 at the usual place. Go get it <a href="http://tracker.slayradio.org/">here</a>. Complete 2013 will follow after feedback since I hadn't much time to check Q4 so consider this a beta. All checked and complete download also added have fun. Do remember to keep seeding for a while after download.
Vincenzo Mainolfi joined Hokuto Force as Coder and Cracker
Viscid joined The Obsessed Maniacs as Coder
St0ff joined The Obsessed Maniacs
GForce joined The Obsessed Maniacs as Public Relations Manager
gehtjanx joined Scene World Magazine as Diskmag Editor
Arranged by Karl R Pettersen
I can't understand why this tune just gets average reviews. I think it's awesome, a mix of baroque and rock that rivals the work of Muse and Bach. Put the two together and you have music to accompany you into outer space. Fly away into an LSD dream world...this will augment your emotions and make you feel inspired.
Arranged by Muteness
Great production, funky sounding! Nice homage in clubbish wrapping! I hate to dance, but my fingers kept tapping the table franticly\">
by Various Artists
Remix64 is a CD with a unique concept: how would 80s stars interpret Commodore 64 remixes? Since they weren't particularly interested in telling us, some of the brightest talents in the remix scene were used to imagine. 80s lives! This CD also showcases the talents of the prolific David Whittaker. Highlights include incredibly uplifting versions of Whittaker's Glider Rider and Storm, an incredible Depeche-Mode-does-Nemesis from Wobbler and LMan, two Ocean Loaders from Jarre's unacknowledged lost son Marcel Donné, and a sensitive and poetic Art of Noise soundscape from Thomas Detert, covering his own ironically named C64 tune "Hyper Aggressive" The 80s live! Long live the 80s!