C64 Christmas

Christmas Special Editorial: 20 years of RKO (The charts revisited)

Published: 24/12/2020 by Neil Carr

 

In the year 2000 Jan Lund Thomsen's RKO (remix.kwed.org) was born. Finally, a resource that enabled remixers to uploaded their remixes for the world to enjoy. Before that time the remixing scene were made up of several websites spread around the internet. Finding these sites and jumping around from one to another was a painful and a somewhat chaotic experience. Over the years RKO would establish itself to be the one stop shop to get your c64 remix fix. In this Christmas editorial special we go back through the years and present the top 3 remixes voted by our readers from each year to the current day. So grab a cuppa sit back and enjoy whilst we take you on a nostalgia trip. Oh! and if you haven't voted yet on these remixes here's a chance to do so. Happy Christmas everyone.

 

*Ratings are correct at the time of publish. Ratings subject to varience should votes be cast.

 



YEAR: 2000

Nemesis The Warlock

o2 - Nemesis the Warlock


Nebdar: Very good atmosphere build up and orchestral arrangment. Brilliant play and great work

Capitaine: Crazyyy! It's just the original tune atmosphere. Many thanks for this :)

condor: Never commented this one... With Zoids, I think it can von title of your best remix.


Active period:
2000 - 2014
2000 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Microprose Soccer

FeekZoid - Something Stranger


mfe: To take something so simple and make it this atmospheric requires skill. Kudos!

karter: Must have for every collection. Outstanding!

Nebdar: This tune has sole and purpose... Similar to the Twin peaks Tv series tune


Active period:
2000 - 2015
2000 charts position:
1
Score:
93%
Zoids

o2 - Zoids


john4p: Brilliant.

condor: Agreed with ommoroca - wonderful!

Trydowave: Best version of zoids. Obvious Jarre influence. Great stuff


Active period:
2000 - 2014
2000 charts position:
3
Score:
92%

Year 2001

Giana Sisters Title

machinae supremacy - Great Giana Sisters


soundtrix: Spectacular Power!!

Tas: Groundbreaking!

mfe: I'm not a metal man, but the quality in this cannot be dismissed!


Active period:
2001 - 2013
2001 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Last Ninja

Tonka - Last Ninja - Palace Gardens (Loader)


Dr Hambone: 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!!!

deadguyfromhun: Great track, with a "traditional" Last Ninja rythmics..

decibel: Lovely, the fade out at the end is sublime


Active period:
1999 - 2020
2001 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Max Headroom

DHS - Max Headroom (Orbital 3241 Elevator Mix)


humorguy: Great value for money DHS just keeps on doin' it!

chairmankaga: One of my favourite SID remixes.

madrigal: Wonderful remix, DHS is a guarantee for quality!;)


Active period:
2000 - 2017
2001 charts position:
3
Score:
91%

Year 2002

Firelord Title

Glyn R Brown - Firelord - Symphonic


raiden: Fucking Awesome! Glyn Keep this up will ya ;)

Chappers: Flawless and simply brilliant! Glyn should be making big bucks producing quality like this for the big budget movies.

Dan: HOLY FUCK!


Active period:
2001 - 2021
2002 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Armageddon Man Title

Mahoney - Armageddon Man (Vocal Jazz feat. Karin Öjehagen)


allannoe: Outstanding!

plokolp: One of the best pieces of music I have ever listened to. Never get tired of listening to this. Pink Floyd should recruit Karin for the Great Gig in the Sky!

kaus: Really tender..


Active period:
2001 - 2007
2002 charts position:
2
Score:
95%
GordianTombTitle

Glyn R Brown - Gordian Tomb Adventures


Grigul: My personal all-time favourite. One of the oldest tracks I heared at SlayRadio, and still love and enjoy it. Glyn R. Brown is a Master of c-64-remixes.

madrigal: Wonderful, with such "barbarian epic style". Glyn, this is your masterpiece!:)

ricky: !


Active period:
2001 - 2021
2002 charts position:
3
Score:
95%

Year 2003

Lagerfeldt - Dutch Breeze/Robocop 3 (Progressive Uplift)


zera: I hear the song already for years. And I will hear it still many years. Ingenious.

gforg: Auuusommee!

NecroPolo: That's what I'd call a proper sonic threatment! Not my style but I don't really care when I meet such high quality work.


Active period:
2003 - 2005
2003 charts position:
1
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Thomas Detert - Supernova (the slow tune)


LaLa: As a huge fan of Vangelis how could I vote anything but "outstanding" on this masterpiece? It sounds like something straight out of "1492 - Conquest of Paradise".

Ryrynz: Beautifully done.

Amok: OMG... Powerful, Epic, Awesome... Speechless...


Active period:
2001 - 2020
2003 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Flight Path 737

Tim Forsyth - Flight Path 737


mz1453: Sounds like Kitaro! Relaxing, clear and yet powerful!

exo: Simply a great song.

Dan: Sit back, put your feet up and enjoy!


Active period:
2000 - 2021
2003 charts position:
3
Score:
92%

Year 2004

Glyn R Brown - Rastan


Skitz: I seriously think Glyn should score the forthcoming Hobbit film he is that good! This reminds me of the Gladiator score especially with the vocals in there. I think we should send some of his stuff to Peter Jackson!

tusy: Great

Dumper: What a wonderful tune, great to see Glyn back.


Active period:
2001 - 2021
2004 charts position:
1
Score:
97%
Remix64.com

Marcel Donné - Sweet


LaLa: Vangelis meets Sweet - the result is so good, I think it's even more emotional than the original... Wow...

NecroPolo: I still like the original SID better - but hey, what a piece of synth art...! It captures the essence.

Sideside: Cs-80!!!


Active period:
2001 - 2020
2004 charts position:
2
Score:
96%
Human Race Title

DHS - The Human Race (Bando alle Seghe)


humorguy: In a different class. Like Mr. Brown and just one or two others not in the charts.

Dumper: I gave this an orange before, but hearing it quite a bit lately I now feel it deserves a nice big red one.

Netopejr: This is what a REMIX means! Inovative, personal and - last but not least - PROFESSIONAL!


Active period:
2000 - 2017
2004 charts position:
4
Score:
94%

 Year 2005

Artura

Makke - Artura(Dublin Delight Mix) feat. Andreas Wallström


karter: Woooow.... This is it....

tball: Brilliant, especially the lyrics. Not sure what else to say.

romeo_knight: This is simply amazing! Makke, it's an honour to be beaten by you!


Active period:
2000 - 2021
2005 charts position:
1
Score:
95%
Microprose Soccer

Marcel Donné - Something Stranger Remake


Zilog: Lovely!

LMan: Great 80s style synth hymn.

ahovland: Don't have words:)


Active period:
2001 - 2020
2005 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Glyn R Brown - The Recovery


saulc12: Filled with sweet and mellow fruitfulness - sheer bliss

merl: ........... Wow :O. I wish Glynn was my music-teacher!

tazuk: Sounds very Mike Oldfieldish, which is not a bad thing :o)


Active period:
2001 - 2021
2005 charts position:
3
Score:
92%

Year 2006

Robocop Title

Andy Gilmour & LMan - Robocop Title


mfe: Except for one cheesy niggle with this piece that makes me cringe, the rest is about as good as it gets!

Zieman: An instant favourite!

TNT: I like the combination of the synths and the guitar and I love 80s style. Simply stunning!


Active period:
2005 - 2006
2006 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Tristess

moog (Sebastian Bachliñski) - Tristess


mania: Awesome tune and the synth sound at 1:19 rocks, don't listen to them ;)

ender: ::thumbs up::

klosterkatten: Perfect piano play, it feels like im never gonna get tired of this one.


Active period:
2006 - 2013
2006 charts position:
2
Score:
94%
Remix64.com

machinae supremacy - Sidology 2 Trinity


LokkoLori: This is Supremacy... Literally

Kelsaurian: Absolute ballar!

radsbr: Very good song!


Active period:
2001 - 2013
2006 charts position:
3
Score:
94%

YEAR 2007

Green Beret Title

Reyn Ouwehand - Green Beret [live at The Church]


inqisit0r: Very nice. Update:This obviously deserves an outstanding. Amazing. This is a flowing, imaginative, original composition. Everything comes together.

el sid: This is absolutely one of my top ten favourites around here. Absolutely brilliant performance and beautiful guitar play!

BeeZerk: Very Impressive, well done!


Active period:
2000 - 2018
2007 charts position:
1
Score:
97%
Remix64.com

Dafunk - Destruction - The New Beginning (rmx)


Man from Stars: I like it all impresinve rithmic music for me.

bratac: Excellent, it has melody and yet is trancy.

snorski: Smooth!! Like it a lot!


Active period:
2004 - 2011
2007 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Dafunk - For Paradize (exp.)


Nebdar: It is outstanding it instantly focus my attention and ears on this track

Nada: This is professional stuff. Depeche Mode sound like Michael Bolton next to this!!! Dafunk, you rule!

the_jinx: Great feel to it.. Wonderfull stuff!!


Active period:
2004 - 2011
2007 charts position:
6
Score:
93%

YEAR 2008

Remix64.com

Mordi - Plastic Pop (I Miss You mix)


bunker: The first time I thought it was a silly little thing but I grew to love it and now think it's epic. Love the digital effects on the vocals.

Mayhem: Quite frankly one of the remixes of 2008 imo. Utterly sublime production.

brix: Hell a good one! Something very different, well executed and the original melody is good to recognize.


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2008 charts position:
1
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Dafunk - Hardcore Power (We Believe In Goa - Remix)


BeeZerk: Top notch tune, clear production, great transitions, prof arrangement and perfect lenght. The hookline is the thing I like the most, awesome work.

migu: Simply great!

Waz: Now this IS nice, and even nicer than the old version Dafunk did. Chucked this through my Mission m73 biwired floorstanders and that bass is pumping to say the least. The latter part sounds epic trance style too, it rocks!


Active period:
2004 - 2011
2008 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Peter W - Stargate (Not As Trancelucent As)


Varan: Builds up the mood very nicely the first minutes and then releases a nice melody. Very dreamy indeed. The ending feels a bit "flat" though.

prowler: Very professional dreamtrance! A bit sleepy at times, but very enjoyable.

Nebdar: It is so nice to listen to it. The time pass so quickly


Active period:
2007 - 2013
2008 charts position:
3
Score:
93%

YEAR 2009

Commando Title

Firestorm - Commando (Sound of SceneSat Edit)


Gothmog: Woha! O_O RESPECT!!!!

Lewrax: Fascinating......

alpi: Awesome arrangement and brilliant-sounding, thumbs up *cheers


Active period:
2008 - 2009
2009 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Final Synth Sample

Jogeir Liljedahl - Synth Sample - The Stationary Ark


DoubleMan: Oh my God... Thats so beatifull...

chabee: I love it!!!

Maegnuz: Jogeir - need I say more?


Active period:
1999 - 2020
2009 charts position:
2
Score:
96%
Remix64.com

Mordi - Ocean Loader 2


XxDUSTYxX: Thumbs up! This one is brilliant!

Xtrabyte: Excellent

Dumper: Stunning, and a beautiful use of sounds.


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2009 charts position:
4
Score:
94%

YEAR 2010

 


Remix64.com

Mordi - Sweet (feat Gibs)


mfe: Love the execution of this version.

Melaure: Great job!

horizoner: This one blew me away - AWESOME!!!


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2010 charts position:
1
Score:
95%
Remix64.com

Chabee - Baboon (Skydive ReMix)


condor: Sounds, details... Brilliant! Reminded me to moog's remixes.

unreal: Yeaa! It is a great remix now!! I loves the feel, and the various elements and samples in the music! Congratulations, I am waitin' the next one, my friend!:)

Mordi: Cool tune. Great sounds and lovely percussion. I love your style!


Active period:
2006 - 2021
2010 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

SIDrip Alliance - From First to Last (AROK12 tribute mix)


K8-bit: I really really like this.. I love the guitar play, and the nostalgia the montage brings me.. But I think more variation in the SIDdy parts would've been better.. Too much reliance on the samey triangle lead IMHO.

maindrian: Makes me want to dry hump my speakers. It's THAT filthy. The lead does feel a little flimsy over the top of all that crunchy guitar, but boy, oh boy, does that guitar crunch.

Spite: A very good (and unique) remix of Last Ninja tunes. A but flat on the drums and the bass could go up a bit, but the uniqueness of the remix still makes it one of the best rock-remixes so far this year.


Active period:
2010 - 2020
2010 charts position:
3
Score:
93%

YEAR 2011

Remix64.com

moog (Sebastian Bachliñski) - Jazzcat (007)


nettuno: Excellent, melody, arrangement and a style unique. WOW!

_steve_: How can this be rated "bad? ! " - were you even listening to the same song as everyone else?

NecroPolo: _steve_: Someone needs to grow taste or ears, maybe both :) I'd really appreciate some explanation coming with bad rating instead of trolling with no name. That's coward in a way, eh?


Active period:
2006 - 2013
2011 charts position:
5
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Mordi - Resolution


Wilfred: My first favourite on remix64, simple, beautiful arrangement

Ryrynz: Once again Mordi delivers us beautiful sounds.

aero: It just feels groooooooove!


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2011 charts position:
1
Score:
94%
Remix64.com

Peter Clarke - Ocean Loader 3 (Cinematic remix)


Foxfield: I want to see a movie with this one in it's soundtrack.

Pandarific: I absolutely LOVE THIS!

hillsman: The best Ocean Loader? Check. The original composer? Check. Win! Win!


Active period:
2011 - 2021
2011 charts position:
2
Score:
94%

YEAR 2012

Remix64.com

Mordi - Tristesse


LMan: Perfect, just perfect, mate.

DSMarine: One just doesn't walk past Mordi's music XD. Great as always.

Zekses: Simply outstanding as usual. I love your remixes!


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2012 charts position:
1
Score:
94%
DMC Demo Iv

Andreas Wallström and NecroPolo - DMC demo IV 2 (Celtic Mission mix)


rotteroy: Horns up!!!

Frida Katarina: Wow! I heard this and wondered if it was Steve Morse on the guitar. Made me happy!

Dees Productions: Wow, such a great sound and energy in this song. I really like this!


Active period:
2012 - 2018
2012 charts position:
2
Score:
94%
Remix64.com

NecroPolo - Electric Jesus


XxDUSTYxX: Awesome Remix, so much energy! Arman was a legend. He and his music will be missed.

chabee: Great as it is!

teo: Great remix, has it all what's needed!


Active period:
2009 - 2021
2012 charts position:
3
Score:
94%

YEAR 2013

Remix64.com

Peacemaker - Fawn of Creation


Mayhem: Not a SID familiar with, but the remix sounds great :)

Slayer: Nice work.

NecroPolo: That SID is a heavy piece of cake, man! Execution is flawless, the remix gone several steps beyond the original (already great) atmosphere. I like it soundwise, too.


Active period:
2000 - 2013
2013 charts position:
1
Score:
94%
Supremacy

LukHash - Supremacy [youtube vid]


oxygen: I really liked your original tone, wonderful work piece

MORBID: Such a brilliant remix!

_steve_: Very powerful chip mix. Another fantastic mix


Active period:
2009 - 2021
2013 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

BeeZerk - BeeZerk - Blasphemy (Feat. Pallaso & Kage)


JLD: Amazing remix!!

Melaure: Top of the charts!

NecroPolo: Man that's some serious summer hit stuff that is beyond being a cool SID remix. Awesome work!


Active period:
2006 - 2021
2013 charts position:
4
Score:
93%

YEAR 2014

Platoon (Inexperti belli)

Slaygon - Platoon (Inexperti belli)


The SIE: Outstanding it is..

Jojje70: Awesome guitars, very well produced with lots of atmosphere!

druu: Outstanding indeed! From the very first version to this piece of gold, it just keeps getting better! Chills well deserved.


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2014 charts position:
1
Score:
95%
Last Ninja

Robert Engstrand - The Mansion Gardens (Last Ninja medley)


thomassd: Cool!

Jimbob: A hugely enjoyable track. The vocals work amazingly well.

bahamut_ger: Oh my God. VERY NICE MEDLEY. Thank you for that one. One of the Best I heard so far


Active period:
2014
2014 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Druid II Title

Markus Schneider - Enlightenment - Druid II


Blackstar: Love it - count me in for next tour

Gocab: Nice take and realy great hollywood sound.

infamous: Markus has always been a fantastic musician and all thats changed over the years to me is the increase in production values, great stuff as always.


Active period:
2002 - 2020
2014 charts position:
3
Score:
93%

Year 2015

Remix64.com

Slaygon - Never Die (Skitz lives forever)


_steve_: An incredibly emotive piece

Nickenstein: This is seriously fucking beautiful, Slaygon! (In my head, Skitz will never die.)

L0rd3vyL: What an amazing mix. Early favorite for Best C64 remix for 2015. Can't wait to see what this year has in store.


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2015 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Fist II Title

Dr Future - Fist II - The Legend Continues


Uraniummind: Das ist der erste C64-Remix-Track den ich sogar runtergeladen habe, um ihn in meinen Musikordner zu packen

LaLa: Lovely arrangement, Western-style oriental ambience done right.

NecroPolo: All I can say, it nailed the feel of the original to the bone. Goosebumper.


Active period:
2001 - 2021
2015 charts position:
2
Score:
95%
Remix64.com

MRT - Eagles (Easy Flight mix)


timmya4000: Absolutely fantastic, top notch, faultless

NecroPolo: This track has antique aesthetics and balance. The style is not really for me. The quality is.

nummer2: Love it :)


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2015 charts position:
3
Score:
94%

YEAR 2016

Cybernoid 2 Title

MRT - Cybernoid II


spavatch: Excellent remix, wonderful in every way!

mika: Aaaaand that one is going straight to my car playlist

Ripper7575: This is the best version of Cybernoid 2 in my opinion. Very good quality of sounds.


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2016 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Outrun Title

Johan Andersson - Out Run - Splash Wave (surf mix)


symbols: So Pulp Fiction! :D

finnr: Awesome. Has been on repeat for more than an hour now :)

gABBa =aGp=: Hey boy, you ever were on woodstock? Great tune!:)


Active period:
2009 - 2021
2016 charts position:
2
Score:
94%
Remix64.com

MRT - Phat Frog


Dr.Piotr: Leds dance!!! Greats!

JustPhreak: Just great!!

bgmnt: One of the best!


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2016 charts position:
3
Score:
94%

YEAR 2017

Supremacy

SIDNIFY - Supremacy (Overprime mix)


Amiga4eveR: Superb!

chabee: Great work guys!

Brosa: Holy cow... Full throttle, love it!


Active period:
2017 - 2021
2017 charts position:
1
Score:
97%
Remix64.com

MRT - Plastic Pop


Mordi: Well done! A pleasant listening experience. Edit: Relistening two months later. It's really nice!

JustPhreak: Really nice!!

russ: Awesome. Really enjoying this :-)


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2017 charts position:
3
Score:
95%
Tune

MRT - Albedo


L0rd3vyL: Another great one from MRT

Ripper7575: Very Good!

GSC: With old fillings, nice.


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2017 charts position:
2
Score:
95%

YEAR 2018

Commando Title

FastLoaders - Commando High Score


Breadbox Bill: This Remix is amazing!

FNL: Excellent! :-D

Ryrynz: Sounds a bit too crisp at the start in comparison to the rest.. But I'll let it pass.


Active period:
2014 - 2020
2018 charts position:
1
Score:
97%
Lightforce Intro

Markus Schneider - Lightforce


DHS: Wow. Simply WOW.

kwed: "Epic" is the only word that can describe this one.

LMan: Superb


Active period:
2002 - 2020
2018 charts position:
2
Score:
96%
Ghouls And Ghosts Title

FastLoaders - Ghouls and Ghosts


drm: Quality tune!!

L0rd3vyL: Lovely.

JChambers: LOVE IT!


Active period:
2014 - 2020
2018 charts position:
3
Score:
95%

YEAR 2019

Firelord Title

Peter Clarke - Firelord - Symphonic (a nod to Glyn)


Marcus: I still love Glyn's version after all these years(2002)! It's almost impossible to improve his fantastic version or his Times of Lore. Your choir Peter fits perfectly your remix and I got goose bumps. Very Well Done! Both versions are just great for me.

Breadbox Bill: I love it!

Poppykuk: Great arrangement. Keeps the atmosphere of the original but sounds huge.


Active period:
2011 - 2021
2019 charts position:
1
Score:
98%
Firelord Title

Glyn R Brown - Firelord (from 8Bit Symphony)


Chris Abbott: A huge upgrade to the iconic 2002 version. Make sure you catch the "pure symphony" version at http://www.8-bit-symphony.com

Tas: It's Glyn and his name is the new word for better than epic! So, This is full of Glynness!=)

grin: I really love these interpretations, very effective ear libricators!


Active period:
2001 - 2021
2019 charts position:
2
Score:
98%
Remix64.com

Jogeir Liljedahl - Chronicles


Mordi: Dane meets Liljedahl! Highly enjoyable!

aix: I don't comment very often, but when I do... Whoa.

c64glen: Outstanding. Unfamiliar with the original but there Pink's "Who Knew" in there.


Active period:
1999 - 2020
2019 charts position:
3
Score:
97%

YEAR 2020

Space Harrier

Peter Clarke - Space Harrier


Makke: After a number of listens I updated my vote to red. Sega Super Sonic Team Band quality!

archon: I listened to the original arcade and mainly the C64 version million times. This is a gigantic interpretation Sega should pay for and I'm sure everyone who knows the original would appreciate. So much effort in this, deserves alot of love :) Thank you!

XxDUSTYxX: Extremely catchy feel-good music!:)


Active period:
2011 - 2021
2020 charts position:
1
Score:
95%
Tales Of Boon 1

Peter Clarke, ziona & Slaygon - Tales of Boon (The Collaboration Mix)


NecroPolo: Welcome to the movie :)

XxDUSTYxX: Excellent collaboration! Thank you very much for this Remix, ziona, Slaygon and Peter Clarke!:)

MagicMosher: You guys should absolutely keep up the work together the harmony between the 3 styles of music takes me on a journey


Active period:
2020
2020 charts position:
3
Score:
95%
Last Ninja

SIDNIFY - The Last Ninja - The Wilderness


XxDUSTYxX: Thank you for your powerful and catchy hi-quality remix, SIDNIFY! Ben Daglish will never be forgotten!

Ahriakin: Great remix, lots of energy while respecting the source.

Ryrynz: Doesn't get much better than this, it's got all the elements of a top notch remix, love the fresh new SID sound, what an evolution! Holy shit @3:00, bro we need more remixes from you here!


Active period:
2017 - 2021
2020 charts position:
2
Score:
95%

Comments

LMan
25/12/2020 09:07
Awesome work on putting this together, mate! A trip down memory lane indeed!

slaygon
27/12/2020 00:11
What a trip, indeed! Very nice! Thanks Neil!

kwed
27/12/2020 09:53
Huge shout-out to Linus "Kingfisher" Walleij who ran the Triad MP3z site for approximately two years before RKO was launched. Triad MP3z also accepted remix submissions from the public, so rather than split the scene in two sites, I showed him an early version of RKO and he generously supported my efforts to launch a replacement rather than a competitor. Also, we must not forget that C64Audio.com predates both Triad MP3z and RKO. Even though Chris' site didn't take submissions from remixers, it still provided plenty of free remixes for people to enjoy. As such it was an instrumental part of the remix scene. I can safely say that without Chris and Linus we wouldn't have RKO today.

Tomsk
27/12/2020 13:08
Still many favs from the early days get plenty of airplay in my car. Nice to look back to a simpler and less commercial time for C64 remixes.

kwed
27/12/2020 14:34
“Less commercial”? There’s hardly ANY commercial releases these days - and during recent years those have mostly been crowdfunded, since the overlap between C64 fans and people who don’t mind supporting the arts has become even smaller.

People, we should considder ourselves lucky to be part of a community diverse enough to cover everything from the solitary hobbyist with a copy of Fruityloops to an 80-piece symphonic orchestra. The solitary remixer can afford to be out of pocket on a remix since the music isn’t his/her day job - the professional musician doesn’t have that luxury. Dismissing one over the other isn’t a way to take the hobby in new directions. If you prefer the freely available renditions, that’s fine by me - but don’t knock commercial efforts simply for having a cost. No one is in this to get rich.

Poke16384
27/12/2020 16:40
A mammoth effort to put this together, no doubt.. So, thank you for doing this, Neil!! Speaking AS "A professional musician"; of course some people are in this to get rich.. or at the very least, to make money from it. To think or say otherwise is naive & simple-minded. Swallowing a little less of the 'poor' promoter's propaganda and paying more attention to what's actually going on, might result in a slightly more insightful viewpoint and a few less 'snarky' and undeserved comments. Misdirection is the greatest gift an illusionist possesses and if you're too busy watching the lips move, you're not seeing what the hands are doing...

Dumper
30/12/2020 09:49
Great to remember all those tunes again, thanks Neil.

Makke
07/01/2021 09:57
Great retrospective, Neil! Cheers!

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