C64 Music Scene
An article about the C64 music scene by Steve Drysdale. Contains interviews with Rob Hubbard, Martin Galway, Reyn Ouwehand, Chris Abbott, Alistair 'Boz' Bowness, Jason 'Kenz' Mackenzie
An interview with dafunkVolker 'Dr Future' Buckow has been busy again, this time interviewing one of our brightest shining stars on the remixing heaven, Dejan "dafunk" Subotin...
An Interview with daXX
daXX has been THE Amiga-remixer of the last years. Not only did he do a lot – and I really mean A LOT – remixes, according to that the quality of the remixes is outstanding in most cases. daXX won the “Remixer Of The Year”-award for “Best Amiga Remix” in 2007 and 2008, and it wouldn’t be a big surprise if he’d win it in 2009 again. Here’s the little interview we did recently:
An Interview with Weeblby LMan
Weebl, famous for his award winning website weebls-stuff.com, has recently published his first c64 remix at Remix.Kwed.Org. Read about how the c64 had an impact on his life.
An Interview with Press Play On Tape @ Back in Time Live 2004by Andrew Fisher
Andrew Fisher tried to get an interview with the band after their performance at St Luke's.
Sadly there wasn't time to ask many questions, so the guys agreed to do an e-mail interview after the event for RETRO GAMER... only for the interview to be dropped due to lack of space. Here it is in full for the first time anywhere...
An Interview with Maindrianby Volker Buckow
1981? A mere strapling when the C64 first came out, Maindrian has been a guitar-driven force in the remix scene over recently. Here's his reactions to the world in general, and the C64 remix scene in particular, expertly coaxed by the inimitable Dr. Future.
An Interview with ifadeo, formerly known as 2Klangby Volker Buckow
ifadeo is one of the more recent kool kats on the scene, and has quickly developed a style and following of his own: also, he was the winner of the BIT Live Germany theme contest. All hail!
An Interview with Larsecby Volker Buckow
Larsec burst upon the scene like a rocket. Or a bat out of hell, depending on your preference. A taste for the dramatic and the atmospheric made him a natural choice for Remix 64 - Into Eternity.
An Interview with Infamousby Volker Buckow
Infamous is both a C64 remixer and an Amiga remixer, and has matured into an experienced purveyor of hard-edged remixes combining rock hard beats and edgey basslines.
An Interview with Martin Galway by Claudio Sánchezby Claudio Sánchez
Hello, I'm Claudio Sánchez, member of the forum of Lemon641, a site dedicated to the Commodore 64, one of the most known computers in Europe and USA in the eighties. Also, webmaster of The C64 Inventory2, a site with the goal of having an inventory of all existing C64s around the world. In both places you will find me as "Tokafondo".
Here we have an interview with a C64 music legend, Martin Galway. He is one of the most known music composers for that machine. His work is seen in many games for that machine, and today in modern PC games like some titles of the Wing Commander series. Today he is working for "Digital Anvil", a company that has a deal with Microsoft for producing games under that company's seal. After reading a lot of them available in many sites, and seeing that most of them have the same questions, I tried to have a different approach to the life and work of this man, whose name is one of the first that arises when people talk about C64 music.
An Interview with Dr. Futureby Neil Carr
It had to happen, either now or sometime in the future didn't it? A BITLIVE experience outside of the UK. Thanks to Dr. Future, the organiser it will happen, but this interview barely mentions bitlive Germany, instead we talk about the c64, music and remixing, oh and a little on bitlive Germany.
An Interview with Bastian (Interview by Bart Ten Brinke)by Bart Ten Brinke
Whilst I was looking at ever bigger getting interviews section of Remix64, it struck me that nobody had yet interviewed my favourite SID artist: Bastian. And since Bastian is one of the few artists who is actually making Commodore-ish songs that apear in the hitparades, I decided it was definately time to do an interview with him! And after a lot of e-mails back and forth, this is the result :)
An Interview with Anders Carlsson aka GOTO80by Neil Carr
GOTO80 has produced a big deal of rather funky and experimental SID tunes. He composes for the c64 since the mid 90s, and is still going on today!
An Interview with Sol Sunhedeby Neil Carr
Syntax Error is a swedish radio show on the radio station "p3" which plays mainly game music.
An Interview with Mixerby Neil Carr
Mr. Consistant. Mixer produces some fine remakes that constantly pulls votes of around 70% in the charts. All Mixers remakes are well worth downloading.
An Interview with Steve Turnerby Neil Carr
Originally Steve did the music for Graftgold, but alas he couldn't find the time to continue with the music part of the games industry. Not surprising really since he was also the owner of Graftgold.
An Interview with Tim Forsythby Neil Carr
Tim's First ever remix/remake was back in 1989. Since then he's always followed the scene, and over the years has contributed some fine remixes.
An Interview with Jason Pageby Neil Carr
Jason Started his carear at the famous, but now defunct Graftgold where he took over from Steve Turner (who was the founder of Graftgold) as in-house musician. When Graftgold ceased trading he now finds himself at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe where he still writes music and programs 15 years later after he stepped into Graftgold's Office as a trainee.
An Interview with Max Hallby Neil Carr
Max is signed to no-less than four record labels as a producer/remixer. He's also licensing some of his work in Japan. But a musician who hasn't forgot where it all started with a unique remix of Future Shock, which can be downloaded at RKO.
An Interview with Machinae Supremacyby Neil Carr
Machinae Supremacy broke into the scene with the superbly reworked rock version of Gianna Sisters, which instantly took pride of place at the top of the Remix64 charts and still there to this very day. They also won "Remix Of The year" at Remix64 which was voted for by our visitors, and there's more to come.
An Interview with Phil Bakby Neil Carr
Phil's claim to fame is that he watched Rob Hubbard himself play Sanxion on his own Casio Keyboard. Rob had also slept in Phil's Bed while Phil was out.
An Interview with David Warholby Neil Carr
Dave was one of the very early c64 musicians, He started out writing games at Mattel Electronics before the company folded. In The mid 80's Dave won EA audio of the year award.
An Interview with Søren "Jeff" Lundby LMan
Jeff mastered the SID chip like few others. The early 90s, a time when many people abandoned the c64, Jeff just kicked off. He released impressive SID works for various demos and groups. The best thing about it: he is still very active in the c64 scene: making music, and even coding his own SID editor.
An Interview with Jeroen Breebaartby Neil Carr
Jeroen, better known for his excellent dance remixes will be looking to change direction when it comes to remixing. As with his latest remix "Thrust" the Jazz/Funk style will be more evident in the future.