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by Mark Wright
22/10/2016 - 1:35
Forum: Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk
Topic: Astro Wars by Grandstand - a remix?
Replies: 6
Views: 6416

Re: Astro Wars by Grandstand - a remix?

Wooh, thanks for positive remarks. Most unexpected - I can take my tin hat off now! I wish I wasn't so late to this party. My production skills are so archaic, all I can think to do is mimic retro stuff. I've been playing around for a few hours but am clearly only capable of coming up with the kind ...
by Mark Wright
14/10/2016 - 4:32
Forum: Work In Progress, remix suggestions, and musicians talk
Topic: Astro Wars by Grandstand - a remix?
Replies: 6
Views: 6416

Astro Wars by Grandstand - a remix?

Hi everyone, I always thought my first proper contribution to this community would be a weeks-in-the-making, well-received remix of a C64 favourite, but no. I should point out that my first (and last) flurry of remix activity pre-dates this forum (and C64Audio) when I put together an album of Amiga ...
by Mark Wright
18/05/2015 - 3:22
Forum: Events & Broadcasting
Topic: Dave Lowe remaking Amiga & C64 game tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 8321

Re: Dave Lowe remaking Amiga & C64 game tracks

My (admittedly verbose) diatribe was meant as playful comment - just trying to liven up this moribund forum! No offence intended to anyone. Thankfully, Chris clocked my (so called) sense of humour and responded accordingly. That said, I stand by the sentiments I expressed: as more and more children/...
by Mark Wright
03/05/2015 - 2:36
Forum: Events & Broadcasting
Topic: Dave Lowe remaking Amiga & C64 game tracks
Replies: 9
Views: 8321

Re: Dave Lowe remaking Amiga & C64 game tracks

Tsk. Where's the support for this? Chris, perhaps you should actively intervene and offer your highly-specialised (chargeable) services when efforts such as this emerge, in order to help them succeed? Your (chargeable) advice could transform moribund projects, helmed by crestfallen erstwhile C64 not...
by Mark Wright
05/11/2014 - 2:28
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Yet more chip-hop, muthahubbadz..
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

Yet more chip-hop, muthahubbadz..

Apologies if this has already been noted/documented but I've just stumbled across another example of the hip-hop community "embracing" the SID/chip sound in the shape of "Tom Ford" by Jay-Z: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkgekVh7oKI Sorry if it's yesterday's news; I think the track itself is more ...
by Mark Wright
02/10/2014 - 4:44
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: C64Audio.com is changing...
Replies: 29
Views: 10769

Re: C64Audio.com is changing...

It seems like only yesterday that I was excitedly downloading Chris' General MIDI and Yamaha soundfont interpretations of SID songs from his website. (Checks watch..) Hmm, not yesterday, then. Actually, it was 1997. Seventeen (count 'em) years ago. It was the first time I'd bumped into such elaborat...
by Mark Wright
19/01/2014 - 3:20
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Martin Galway Facebook Fan Page
Replies: 3
Views: 1848

Re: Martin Galway Facebook Fan Page

Excellent section about Galway in the "History of Ocean" book that's now available. He's interviewed especially for the book, so there's lots of new quotes and anecdotes from him, alongside Jonathan Dunn, Matthew Cannon, Gari Biasilo, etc.
by Mark Wright
19/01/2014 - 3:18
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: So where's the 'Sunshine of Your Love' Amiga sample then??
Replies: 2
Views: 1705

Re: So where's the 'Sunshine of Your Love' Amiga sample then

That one-shot guitar sample that Mr Harris is so deftly playing (heavy, man!) was a default Aegis Sonix instrument. It's most recognisable though from the many early soundtracks that David Whittaker nicked it for (along with other stock Sonix instruments) e.g. Menace, Xenon level 2, etc. Maybe it or...
by Mark Wright
28/01/2010 - 4:38
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Timbaland Court Case starts on Wednesday
Replies: 90
Views: 23664

Re: Timbaland Court Case starts on Wednesday

This is so immensely frustrating. I can remember, many years ago, how I joked with a friend of mine about "bringing chip tunes to the dance floor." It was around the time that Jon Dunn's Gameboy Robocop theme was being used on a UK TV commercial for Ariston washing machines (so, 1990?). We both had ...
by Mark Wright
13/03/2007 - 22:38
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Original Back In Time CD for sale...
Replies: 0
Views: 1229

Original Back In Time CD for sale...

Sorry to barge in... Thought some of you would like to know I've finally located my spare copies of the original BIT CD and have put them on ebay. Not looking for extortionate amounts for them, but they've been stored safely for nearly exactly 10 years and never played (unlike my original CD!) so ho...
by Mark Wright
15/01/2007 - 21:27
Forum: General Conversation
Topic: Timbaland in unauthorised SID usage allegations
Replies: 316
Views: 102381

If you need witnesses for defence of this, should you wish to take it further (and you *really* should) I'm sure we can all help here. I played the track (the Nelly Furtado track) on my radio show some weeks ago after reading about it here, knowing its content. To my surprise, I had a text from a li...
by Mark Wright
21/02/2006 - 5:30
Forum: C64 / Amiga Remix Releases
Topic: First post - Amiga dance remixes
Replies: 10
Views: 4635

Cripes, just been listening to (name removed)'s "megamix"...


I feel humbled and ashamed! It's *AMAZING* download it without delay...


(PS: I'm sure we can come up with something more trendy sounding than "Megamix" and some artwork - maybe the "SID Annual 2006" or somesuch!)
by Mark Wright
21/02/2006 - 5:01
Forum: C64 / Amiga Remix Releases
Topic: Remix64 - Megamix Vol. 1 + Cuesheet
Replies: 23
Views: 20605

Oh. My. God.

That was *fantastic*

I'm gonna do me damndest to slip that onto my radio station late at night, since I have the power to do so *buwahahhhahahaha!*

(As long as nobody says anything ;-)

MORE!
by Mark Wright
19/02/2006 - 23:10
Forum: C64 / Amiga Remix Releases
Topic: First post - Amiga dance remixes
Replies: 10
Views: 4635

Yikes, Managed to play my silly Enigma mix out last night and hilariously it brought the house down (probably to do with the Candi Staton sample!) Thanks for your feedback so far, I'm kinda embarrassed I even uploaded it now - was a bit 'worse for wear' at the end of it and listened back the next da...
by Mark Wright
16/02/2006 - 2:37
Forum: C64 / Amiga Remix Releases
Topic: First post - Amiga dance remixes
Replies: 10
Views: 4635

First post - Amiga dance remixes

Hi everyone, This is my first post here, after many years of loitering... I'm a DJ in the UK (Brighton) and have decided to make some silly filtered house versions of old Amiga tunes to play out within my sets, just because it amuses me to see punters dance to old Amiga tunes... People will dance to...