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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!:-)


04/02/2015

ROTY 2014 Show NOW LIVE ON AIR

ROTY Trophy 2014

The time has come to celebrate and acknowledge the remixers' work in the C64 community by presenting the yearly ROTY Awards, as voted by the users at remix64.com.

This year it's SLAY Radio's turn to give out the awards and give you a run-down of what happened in 2014, so make sure to join Slaygon, Boz and guests.

 

The show will be broadcast on SLAY Radio and SceneSat.com Radio on Saturday February 7th at 8pm CET!

Be sure to tune in!


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Reviews

Listening Recommendation
 Wizardry (Are you ready)
Arranged by druu


Werke der Opernliteratur offenbaren das Innerste ihres Charakters am besten dann, wenn man sie des Mantels repräsentativer Hochkultur völlig entkleidet, wenn man den ganzen angeblich nötigen Apparat zu ihrer Aufführung samt symphonisch besetztem Orchester, schwerem Samtvorhang, Pausensekt und Programmheft weglässt.
6
Review by Alcoholocauster

Random review
 Nemesis the Warlock [live at The Church]
Arranged by Reyn Ouwehand


The remix starts nice and quietly, building it's way up slowly - I find this is good to get comfortable with the track. However, at around 2:00, the inclusion other instrument feels a bit sudden, quick and overpowering the piano that started the whole thing off; only recovering with the harpsichord at 2:55.

This soothing calm is rocked again by the use of the SID sample at 4:30. While this may be considerate towards the nostalgia of the track, I think it would have been better used on a remix using synth. As the track reaches its end, the fading of each instrument goes smoothly and ends nicely with the piano solo that started the whole thing off (with appropriate Sunday Service bells).

For those who would start listening to C64 remixes, this may seem quite overdone and easy to criticise. But it must be noted that this was performed live on SLAY Radio, which shows Reyn's skills with multiple instruments and quick improvisation, and that is what rates this track highly. To respond to Reyn's blurb for this remix, I notice no significant glitches in the performance nor any issues with sound quality that can be heard over desk speakers.

Because of these considerations, this is a good early candidate for ROTY.
5
Review by ggeudraco

Latest Review
 Bombo
Arranged by Johan Andersson


If I was going to suggest one change, it could start quieter, and end quieter, and there's a missed opportunity to go absolutely huge-ass-power-ballad in the middle.
6
Review by Chris Abbott

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Music

Check this out
Karma64

Karma64

by Chris Abbott and Alistair Bowness (Boz)

This CD is really four albums in one. First, it presents dance versions of popular C64 tunes which were first put together to be played at the very first Back in Time live event. Second, it presents what we regard as the ultimate versions of tunes which first featured on "Back in Time 1", such as Crazy Comets, or Monty on the Run. Third, it brings a new and experimental vibe to some popular pieces like Wizball and Mutants. And lastly, it is a testing ground for some of the ear-candy New Age ideas that later found their way into Crystal Dreamscapes.

Check it out...

1
Never Die (Skitz lives forever)
Slaygon
2
Bombo
Johan Andersson
3
In Your Bed
Mordi
4
Tai-Pan sub. 4 dubstep
MRT
5
Katakis Theme (Core Upgrade)
Skyrunner
6
Scalextric
Anders Hesselbom
7
Ocean Loader 2
Anders Hesselbom
8
International Karate (Chiptune Edit)
Hanz Meyzer

1
Turrican - Techno Dungeon
Dr Future
2
Superfrog (Magic Woods Theme)
Johan Andersson

1
Invest Intro
Xenox
2
IK+ (SID Edit)
CZ Tunes
3
Lightforce (GRG Nation Maximal Intro)
Mitch van Hayden

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