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07/03/2015

C64 Music Concert Kickstarter over tomorrow... will BIT Live live or die?

Poster Rainbow

Back in Time Brighton 2015, starring SID80s, PRESS PLAY ON TAPE and FastLoaders/The Last Ninjas is 90% funded in a nailbiter of a finish. Even if you don't go, you can back. Chris Huelsbeck and Matt Gray will be there, and backers get digital rewards even if the Kickstarter failes!

 

Kickstarter ends 8th March 19:00GMT. It's not too late!


18/02/2015

New voting box

Did you know? You can also nominate artists and tracks directly from the voting box.

Dear voters, we have created a new and improved voting box. So what's new?

  • The smileys are bigger ;)

  • Faster, more responsive interface

  • No more tabs, no more clutter

  • Vote a red smiley to unlock ROTY checkboxes

  • New 1-click ROTY voting

  • Saving doesn't interrupt playback

  • Type into the review box to unlock the review smileys (technical / artistic / nostalgic)

Meaning, you can do the same as before with far fewer clicks. Thank you for supporting the artists with your valuable feedback!!

 


07/02/2015

ROTY 2014 Awards Results

ROTY Trophy 2014

The awards show kicked off on February, 7th at 8pm at the SLAY Radio headquarters in Gothenburg. It was hosted by Slaygon, Boz and Leoni, who in the tradition of the ROTY awards show, began with a run down of scene happenings and people's favourite remixes of each month.

The first price that was announced went to Robert Engstrand for  Best Newcomer, who was interviewed on the show via skype.

Best Amiga Remix was awarded to Scene Veteran Instant Remedy for his  "Pinball Dreams - Nightmare" remix.

Mordi was this year's winner for Best Veteran, making him the first person ever to win in all the ROTY categories at least once.

Show host Slaygon won the award for Best C64 Remix 2014 with his remix  Platoon (Inexperti belli).

The main award Remixer of the Year 2014 was finally awarded to druu, who was called via Skype to celebrate his victory live on air.

At the show's finale, an audibly affected Boz was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for his numerous contributions to the scene since its very beginnings.

 

Congratulations everyone...

...and as always, there are only winners on these lists. Bravo!:-)


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Events

Demo of the Year Competition 2014
05/12 
Forum64 Game Competition 2015: Adventures
18/12 
SEUCK Game Creation Compo 2015
01/01 
C64 Cracking Competition 2015
16/01 
Classic SID Composer Remix Challenge 2015
17/02 
Sceneradio "On Air Rakkauden Wappuradio 2015 101.6 MHz" C-64 Democompetition
01/03 
Syntax Society Easter Party - MEGA Edition III (Sweden)
03/04 
Revision 2015 (Germany)
03/04 
Stary Piernik 10 (Poland)
17/04 
15. Retro- & Hörer-Treff (Germany)
30/05 

Forum

Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • Re: 7oli's WIP section
31/03 
Events & Broadcasting • Re: Dave Lowe remaking Amiga & C64 game tracks
30/03 
General Conversation • Removed remix entries?
30/03 
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • Re: So Hardware Synths are the best after all....
29/03 
Events & Broadcasting • Dave Lowe remaking Amiga & C64 game tracks
29/03 
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • Re: So Hardware Synths are the best after all....
26/03 
C64 / Amiga Remix Releases • Re: They Stole A Million (The Guvnor video mix)
26/03 
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • So Hardware Synths are the best after all....
25/03 
C64 / Amiga Remix Releases • Re: They Stole A Million (The Guvnor video mix)
25/03 
C64 / Amiga Remix Releases • Re: They Stole A Million (The Guvnor video mix)
25/03 

Live Broadcasting

2015-04-01 20:00 - Boz - BBB
01/04 
2015-04-03 20:00 - Gurt - Radio Awesome
03/04 
17:45 - Revision 2015 day 1 part 1 with SceneSat Staff
03/04 

DJ Podcasts

BitJam Episode #196 - Paranoid Android
12/03 
BitJam Episode #195 - Manifesto - Dane's Mix From X2014
07/12 
BitJam Episode #194 - Elephat
19/10 
BitJam Episode #193 - Wackee SID Selekta
15/09 
BitJam Episode #192 - Tribute To The Old European ZX Spectrum Scene
17/08 

News & Blogs

SSL/TLS, downloads etc
12/12 
R.I.P. Misser
27/08 
Spot is nolonger
27/03 
Super Åttan entered the scene
27/03 
JSL left Scene World Magazine
20/03 
Crush passed away. RIP.
18/03 
LMan joined MultiStyle Labs as Musician
18/03 

Reviews

Listening Recommendation
 Last Ninja 2 Sewers (feat. NecroPolo & Westerling)
Arranged by Slaygon


Had the pleasure of hearing the WIP version which was already impressive. Few words: original, very ninja and mega climactic!
6
Review by Gohanks

Random review
 Wizball (Electronica)
Arranged by Gustav Taxén


I remember the arguments this caused when it was 1st released, not many people really got what was going on here.

This to me is the single most original piece of music on this entire site.. it also to me follows the guideline of "remix" far better than anyone else has EVER managed to so far. This should be a template for others in my opinion, to not be afraid to do something different, dont follow the herd like a sheep and make what YOU see as music.. some will get it some wont.

The idea which must have come around after taking far too much ketamine or something is a genius one, its the hunter S thompson of tunes, the andy warhol, the damien hurst.. whatever radical you might want to add into that list, it dares to be very different and is perfect for it.

Wizball is in there (its the main theme if you can't hear it) but its lost under layer after layer of sumptuous synth and pads, it starts as it means to go on, it reminds me in some ways of jarres stuff only far more minimal (and listenable.. sorry I bloody hate jarre.. posturing french twat stuck in a timewarp of the early 80's constantly trying to milk the last drips of his undeserved fame all showman with no show) and thought provoking, how many tunes on here are thought provoking? .. seriously.

I can totally understand why so many marked it down so low, its NOT a conventional piece of music and of course my opinion shouldn't be a reflection of what i think the entire scene should think, its just my opinion.. but this is the best tune on rko to me for being so bare, open to interpretation and for that.. beautiful.

Give it a listen and see if you can see the pretty face under the mask, you never know you might just like it.
6
Review by infamous

Latest Review
 Great Giana Sisters (PTTM Distortion Remix)
Arranged by Sonic Wanderer


A perfect mix between the elethronics and the metal side, I really love the bass part and from 1:27
6
Review by FStarred

More reviews...

Music

Check this out
Back In Time 2 CD

Back in Time 2

by Various Artists

Back in Time 1 broke a lot of ground, so the sequel aimed to raise the bar. The second album used some extraordinary talent such as Peter Connelly, Jogeir Liljedahl, Tonka and Danko to provide a much more varied soundscape than the first. Highlights include the beautiful orchestral version of "Forbidden Forest", the ultimate feel-good remix "Wizball 2000" and the spine-tingling "Galway is God" Rambo/Green Beret medley, as well as featuring a remastering of the first ever C64 Remix: Rob Hubbard's own "Thalamusik" from Zzap!64 issue 26. Round that off with an extended club mix of Comic Bakery and Fred Gray's own funky interpretation of his own Batman theme, and you've got a CD which still stands the test of time today.

Check it out...

1
Last Ninja 2 Sewers (feat. NecroPolo & Westerling)
Slaygon
2
Comic Bakery (train beat mix)
Johan Andersson
3
Citadel (feat. NecroPolo)
Markus Schneider
4
Spy vs Spy
FZN
5
Lightforce
V. Kaufmann
6
The Sacred Armour of Antiriad
Milo Fultz
7
The Legend of Kage - Shadow Steps
manganoid
8
International Karate (Renoise Chiptune Edit)
Hanz Meyzer
9
Arctic Circles
MRT
10
Joe Blade (subtune 9)
Pirx

1
The Great Bath (of the Seven Seas)
Mordi
2
Lotus III - Breathless - daxx Remix
daXX
3
Hero Quest - Piano
PTY
4
Cannon Fodder - Of Blood And Honor
gibs
5
The Last Sun 2010 - Official Remix
gibs
6
Hyperbased - OMG its a CUBE!
Virgill
7
Budbrain Coloris - daxx Remix
daXX
8
Shadow of the Beast - Title Screen - Orchestrated
rdmusic
9
Giana Sisters Intro&Ingame Daxx Remix
daXX
10
Lotus 3 (daXX feat gibs Remix)
daXX

1
Asian Legends
Reyn Ouwehand
2
Dominator
Tonka
3
Deflektor
Reyn Ouwehand
4
Only You
Monotron
5
Shades
Thomas Detert
6
Flimbo's Quest
Reyn Ouwehand
7
I am a Database
Makke
8
Glider Rider
Makke
9
Galway Is God 2000
Jogeir Liljedahl
10
Hypa-ball vs Mission AD
PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

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