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
Nordlicht 2014 (Germany)
Event type: Demo Party
Held on: 25 - 27 July 2014
CommVEx V10 2014 (United States)
Event type: Meeting
Held on: 26 - 27 July 2014
10 Print "Hello World!" (Netherlands)
- Another Dutch domestic party in the series, this time hosted by Berry (max 6 persons) in The Netherlands
Event type: Demo Party, Meeting, Internal Meeting
Held on: 26 July 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
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • Re: Tip & Firefox - Hyperbased WIP
yep.... yep .... YEP!!!! Statistics: Posted by AndyUK — 23/07/2014 - 2:08
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • Re: Permission from you
Fyi! You don't need the permission from remixers. Only from the original composer...
Statistics: Posted by daXX — 23/07/2014 - 1:23
Fun Forum • Re: IGNORE! Machine did this instead of 'reply to thread'
[Necromancy-Mode]Muahahahah![/Necromancy-Mode]Statistics: Posted by Vosla — 22/07/2014 - 17:58
General Conversation • Re: Another case of stolen work
Any news so far ?Statistics: Posted by Vosla — 22/07/2014 - 17:47
General Conversation • Re: Introduce yourself here!
Statistics: Posted by Vosla — 22/07/2014 - 17:43
Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk • Re: Apidya WIP
YESSSSStatistics: Posted by Vosla — 22/07/2014 - 17:40
C64 / Amiga Remix Releases • Re: THAT lazy jones remix people asked me for...
Heh, a very different take on Lazy Jones. Nice job, Infamous !Statistics: Posted by Vosla — 22/07/2014 - 17:39
C64 / Amiga Remix Releases • Re: Forbidden Forest Remix (subtune 5 - Wandering)
Really nice variation of the original.Statistics: Posted by Vosla — 22/07/2014 - 17:36
Events & Broadcasting • Re: ROTY Awards 2013 trophies!
Thanks to everyone that voted . And what about the long absence ? I'm gonna make a long story short. The main reason was a hard disk crash and backups was 3 months old. Lost 100-150 hours on 6 songs. Last year I felt was quite done with music. But I guess I cant keep away, I will just have to get my s#it together start from scratch.Statistics: Posted by Mano- — 21/07/2014 - 21:31
2014-07-23 20:00 - Boz - BBB
It's the Taint of the Weekâ and so it's time for another BBB! Your requests played in between the random bollocks uttered from Boz's mouth. All aboard the Train-Wreck, WOO WOOH!
2014-07-24 20:00 - Kraxxultima - The Ultimate Crack
Heya there all! Kraxx is here to make things better in his own way (worse), but nevermind that, there is Commodore music! and requests are accepted as usual along with all the other misc. misbehaviour. So please tune in and listen to whomever the bell tolls, and try to stay alive throughout the infernal summer heat. Cheerios!!
2014-07-27 13:00 - PMP-J (Gazoo) with co-host - PMPVsTokyo
In honor of PlanMixPlay (my little DJ interface) compiling/running for the first time on my new OS in about a weeks time, I thought "Excellent time to turn up the pressure and make a lot of public promises!". Given SlayRadio's unfortunate downtime, all the older shows have gone the way of the Dodo, and I can't really remember what my old shows use to be called, and 'Public Promises' doesn't sound to shabby. But for now, we'll go with PMPVsTokyo. Yes - I am still in Tokyo, and yes I am still researching a brand spanking new performance interface now properly entitled 'PlanMixPlay' or PMP for short. But let's cut to the chase... Why in the world should you listen to this upcoming show? Bullet points are GO! - Classic SlayRadio host with 10 years of (listening) experience. - Up and coming newcomer host featuring different ethnicity - Special Musical Content from C-64 master composer Chris Huelsbeck - Special Musical Content from modern game master composer Simon Viklund Seriously, I've personally sent instant messages to both C.H. and S.V. about this show because I wanted some really cool comeback contents. This is it! Take it or leave it!
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 #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
BitJam Episode #186 - 2013 In The Mix - Compotracks Part 1.
Episode #186 - 2013 In The Mix - Compotracks Part 1. We look back to compotracks of the year 2013. Be prepared for some funk-tastic experience. Mixing and compiling by Salinga, logo #186 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
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Arranged by Zzr
Here we go
Zzr used Buzz as far as i know and im glad people do that. the music is build from scratch and sounds nostalgic. no harmony errors were done and the mastering (or lets call it leveling the channels) is nice and smooth. it could be a little faster for my taste but not everything can be at 2million bpm i actualy enjoy this tune more then the orginal for the moment good work as allways
Arranged by Mythology
First off, I don\'t know what this tune has to do with TMR, it\'s clearly a Last Ninja 3 subtune #10 remix. TMR\'s SID remix of it is not even the same subtune (that\'s #6)... Anyhoo...
Love the guitar work, really deep, great riffs, well mixed. The drum pattern is too simple, though, that needs work.
I like the
lightbreak in the middle, but overall I have mixed feelings about the arrangement, it sounds a bit confusing.
All in all, pretty good job, hope there\'s more to come!
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!