Editorial July 2020 - Sounds like a manifesto

Neil Carr
11/07/2020

Welcome to July's editorial This issue talks about..... 

 

• How the corona virus has impacted on the scene

• My personal mission for remix64 and my plans going forward

• The imprtance of inclusion and diversity

• A remxier returns after 12 years of isolation - was it worth the wait?

Submitted by Tas
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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

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
Check this out
Instant Remedy - Insert Disc 2

Insert Disc 2

by Instant Remedy

7 years in the making, this is a labor of love – all contained in one album. Including the mega mixes, there actually are 25 remixes on the album. Filled with dance remixes of music from famous Amiga games.

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Listening Recommendation

 Supremacy

Arranged by MRT

Cool! Tiptoes around the theme for a while, and when the lead enters at around 1:00 it goes into goosebump territory. I agree on the violin - it doesn't work well IMO. And there is a bit much subbass to my taste, but these things don't matter too much as the song itself is great.

Review by Mordi

Random review

 IK+ (Nokia mix)

Arranged by DJ Subslash

I thought the beat was cool and the music was ok, and was like "why does this get a bad rating?!" then I heard the phone tune come in. then I realized the "cool music" looped every 5 seconds or something like that - it's really repetitive and grating. The phone music ruins it.

Review by rushjet1

Latest Review

 Last Ninja 2 InGameLvl 1

Arranged by SirRobin

A damn decent effort for your 1st remix. Negatives first.. It IS muddy in the low-mid range instruments with the guitars getting almost lost amidst the synths. It makes the snare stand out a bit too much and the equal-velocities on the snare-rolls sound a bit 'machine-gun'-ish. That said, there are some really big positives here. The arrangement has creativity & good ideas which are only let down by the mix. I listened to the whole 6:07 to hear what else might be here. Welcome to RMX64 and give me more good arranging like this.

Review by Poke16384

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