c64Last Ninja - Palace Gardens (Loader)

Arranged by: Tonka (act)   Remixer
Member: tonka (member)
Original composer: Anthony Lees
Tune length: 4:55
Release date: 02/08/2001
All-Time rank: 144.
Download this tune at Remix.Kwed.Org

Equipment used:

PC Running Octamed:  Sequencing and drum samples
Cheetah MS6:  SID sounds
Yamaha EX-5:  Strings, Oriental flute
Alesis Quadraverb:  FX for MS6
Soundcraft Spirit Folio F1:  Mixing desk
Alesis Nano Compressor:  Mastering compression

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REVIEW BY cyphax (19/02/2006)

While I hadn't heard the original, after hearing this remix I wondered how it could be true to the original SID. I went ahead and fired up the SID and well, the remix IS true to the original. It's a fantastic SID altogether. But this remix... this remix is something else, something much more. Actually, to put it straight-in-your-face, this is by far my favorite from remix64. What it is exactly, I can't tell but somehow this song gives me lots of energy, and I can't sit still for a second listening to it. Perhaps it's the beat, the right use of SID samples for the leads; it all blends into something very beautiful.
For me, it just hits the right spot, and it hasn't lost any of its magic since I first heard it (I'm talking months ago). Again, absolutely my favorite remix/remake!
Technical Impression: 6
Artistic Impression: 6
Nostalgic Impression: 5
Overall: 6

6 deadguyfromhun shouts: Great track, with a "traditional" Last Ninja rythmics..
6 redbow shouts: Definetly an outstanding enterpetation of one of my favorite tunes from the C64 era. Kudos Kudos
6 infamous shouts: The transition in the middle is BRILLIANT, tonka really know's how to get into your head and make you listen up, top notch tune. Wish he'd do a few more such a great talent.
6 cyphax shouts: Why is there still only ONE song from Tonka? I sure would love to hear more like this, cause this is, for me, still about perfect.
6 decibel shouts: Lovely, the fade out at the end is sublime
6 sebuko shouts: I love this version since over years. It´s the best last ninja version i´ve ever heard. Please rmx some more last ninja tunes. You´re really great!!!!
6 jl74 shouts: What can I say! Probably the best tune on the site!! STUNNING!!!!!
6 Reyn shouts: Best energy, best buildup, best drum programming EVER!!! Gigantic!!
6 NecroPolo shouts: A masterwork on a masterpiece. Period.
6 Nebdar shouts: Awsome remix cool one with proper soul
6 germantaz shouts: As it already says: OUTSTANDING!!!
6 Rko_fan_since_03 shouts: I heard this one for the first time over 6 years ago and am still amazed every time I listen to it today. My favourite Last Ninja remix.
6 hillsman shouts: Absolute genius. A true sid remix - wish there were more like it.
2 omoroca shouts: Ouch! Wrong chords at 2:20 and 2:26! Otherwise great, but these ruin it.
6 TNT shouts: Even after 10 years this amazing track is still one of the best. It survived the hard selection of remixes and can still be located in my iPod.:)
6 timmya4000 shouts: My favourite cover I've heard on here so far. The part in the middle is so awesome
6 Dr Hambone shouts: Absolutely perfect from start to finish apart from the snare build up at 1. 15 which I find a bit over the top. Well done. This is my favourite remix I've heard!!!
6 migu shouts: This popped up from my RKO playlist on random. Hadn't rated this and couldn't believe it's from 2001 (it's dec 2015 now). Amazing work!
6 Acceptus shouts: OMG. GREAT!!!!!!!!!!♡
4 ladyblue shouts: Like it!
5 denise shouts: Near to the original, like it very much
6 Tpmccusker shouts: OOOF, good start! It's so fun and wild, it reflects the original so well!

Current Rating
92% (78 votes)


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