An Interview with Paul Hughes

Paul Hughes
05/07/2020

Key points of discussion are:

 

• A chance meeting with composer Peter Clarke

• Working at Ocean Software

• Freeload (Ocean Loader)

• Copy Protection

• Life after Ocean Software

Submitted by Tas
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ÁROK/SLAY Radio remix compo!

Slaygon Rok Slay Radio Remix Compo
29/06/2020

REMIX COMPO

Greetings, 8-bitlings!

Welcome to our ONLINE C64 Remix Competition!

Background story: Árok party is an annual 8-bit demoscene event in Hungary, which, due to the unfortunate COVID situation won't happen this year.
Árok is (in)famous for its friendly atmosphere and its REMIX COMPETITION - no other 8-bit demoscene event had ever such a compo!
We miss the event so much that we want to honor it with organizing an online version of the unique challenge.

Árok Party team and SLAY Radio proudly present:

ÁROK TRIBUTE REMIX COMPO

Árok started the annual Remix Competitions right after the MP3 player card for the IDE64 was released.
Just to be authentic, all the releases were played on the C64 since the beginning.
Participants take their favourite 8-bit songs and recreate them without limits, using modern instrumentation.
Join the fun, and compete with your own creation!

Rules:

  • Pick any SID from the history of C64 music and be creative
  • Upload your contribution to https://slay.radio/arok (MP3, min. 192kbps bitrate)
  • Deadline: Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 23:59:59 CEST - Link expires after this, so be on time!
  • Compo: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 20:00 CEST on SLAY Radio in our live show
  • Contributions will be faded out after 4m 30s during the compo
  • Contributions per artist is not limited, but be reasonable please
  • Voting opens from the start of the compo and closes on Friday, August 14, 2020 23:00
  • Results will be announced on August 15 on our webpage and social media channels
  • Please fill your entry's ID3 tag with Title and Composer data. Please denote SID and subtune the remix is based on.


We encourage all participants to write a few sentences about their remixes (why you chose it, what inspired you - Anything goes) in TXT or DOC format. This text will be displayed on the video stream. Upload MP3 and TXT/DOC as a ZIP!

Keep the competition clean and have fun!

Whether you compete with a remix or not, tune in to SLAY Radio and enjoy the show!
Árok is not dead - It is just hibernating for a year.

See you online and on location in 2021!

Spread the word!

Submitted by slaygon

Remixed and Remembered Volume 1: Razmo

Razmo
11/06/2020

Amiga demo group founder of Kefrens and c64 remixer Jess Donovan Skov-Nielsen (Razmo). Sadly Passed away a few week ago. He was a brilliant coder and a well respected musician on the Amiga and a very able C64 remixer. He was well known and liked on the remix64's forum for over a decade an contributed to the remix scene with 9 remixes. This is our way to pay tribute to him. 

Submitted by Tas

An interview with Imre Olajos, jr. (LaLa)

10/06/2020

Key points of discussion are:

• Growing up in Hungary with the C64.

• His time and role at HVSC.

• Reviewing and Supporting the remixers.

Submitted by Tas
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Remix64 Volume 1: 80s Remixes for the 8-bit Generation

Remix64

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!

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Listening Recommendation

 Exploding Fist Bad September RMX

Arranged by J Krafft

Clear vibrant sound - the intro is especially catchy and the bass later on has a really nice rhythm.

Review by Ghydda

Random review

 Giana Sisters

Arranged by Instant Remedy

Well i must say that Instant remedy has made this Good,
But he could make it better.. Longer Playing. some more BooM energy sound,
and Better Melodie, and better Bass drum,
then i think It would Have Been a Big Succes! :-D

Review by raiden

Latest Review

 Yie Ar Kung-Fu 2

Arranged by Tim Forsyth

Welcome back to RKO, Tim! :-)

Reminds me of late 80s, early 90s synth-heavy movie scores, like Carpenter, except more melancholic. I'm especially fond of the wobbling chords in the first half of the tune, and the melody improvs in the second half.

Review by LaLa

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