The results of the Remix64 20th Anniversary Remix Compo are tentatively scheduled to be announced during a special broadcast on SLAY Radio on Sat, April 17 at 20:00 CEST (Central European DST). We also plan to have a discussion with various members of the Remix64 team during the broadcast to reminisce about the past 20 years. So, keep those votes coming and tune in on Saturday to hear who won!
For so many Commodore 64 owners, Zzap! 64 was the magazine of choice. It had a review system where multiple reviewers would play the game and agree a suitable set of scores, even if their opinions would differ depending on the game being played, a comprehensive tips section which was always a positive help for games proving challenging, and it was the first magazine to really touch upon to the way that the SID sound chip was being used to bring some quality game soundtracks to the masses, especially with the likes of their Musicians’ Ball interviews. In this Article Warren Pilikington revisits those charts and presents them in a statistical format.
Remix64 20th Anniversary Remix Compo - Voting is now open!
It is now time to vote on the entries! And we also have a surprise mini-compo for the voters - read on more fore details.
The deadline for entries for the Remix64 20th Anniversary Remix Compo has passed and we are extremely elated to report that we have received 49 entries for the compo from a total of 36 remixers! (Yes, many remixers have sent in multiple entries!) The response to this compo has far surpassed our wildest expectations, to say the least. The total playing time of all entries is a mind-blowing 3 hours! And it's not just about quantity - as the voters will soon hear, the quality of the entries is very high, too.
All the entries of the Remix64 20th Anniversary Remix Compo will be played on-air as part of a special SLAY Radio broadcast on Sat, April 3 at 20:00 CEST. The voting page will also go live at the same time, so you'll be able to vote on the entries as you are listening to them on the radio!
Internationally renowned iconic French electronic music producer Jean-Michel Jarre and the home of Commodore music remixes Remix64.com are proud to announce a new EP album featuring several remixes of 8-bit music originally made on the Commodore-64, a popular home computer of the 1980s, famed for its sound chip called SID or Sound Interface Device. All remixes on the album will be produced by Jarre himself, and the album will be made available on all major streaming platforms, and will also be available as a Commodore-64 music disk, in collaboration with Remix64.com.
In this look back at the history of the Commodore 64 remix and the origins of how far the scene has developed, Warren Pilkington (Waz) looks back at the 1980s, and how the synthesizer brought along the first commercially available remixes, along with the fact that Commodore 64 musicians themselves would often do a cover or a remix of a game theme or demo theme too, adding to the origins. Take it away Waz!
A charity album has been released in aid of keeping the Retro Computer Museum afloat during Covid lockdowns.
The fifty-one track album includes tracks by Rob Hubbard, Jeroen Tel, Allister Brimble and many other C64, Amiga, and many other Scene composers. All the tracks have generously been donated by the original artists and are fully licensed.
It is available for digital download or can be ordered for delivery on three CDs.
ROTY 2020 awards were presented by ziona, Boz and Slaygon on 20th February 2021.The show began with some interesting stats, showing how the year boasted the most releases since 2008! The show itself marked a step-up in visual presentation, having the hosts on split screen and some kick ass rendered graphics during the music. As usual, the ROTY show was framed by a rundown of the year, recapping what remixes were popular in each month. The first award, Best Newcomer, went to Ctrl-Z.
vincenzo was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his countless contributions within the remixing scene and the demoscene, as musician and organiser. An awesome and humble guy!
Last but not least, the big winner of the night was without any doubt Peter Clarke, who managed to score four awards: both Best Amiga Remix and Best c64 Remix for his interpretation of Space Harrier. On top of that, he was awarded Best Veteran, and the big one: Remixer Of The Year.
Check out the full result lists.
Congrats to all the winners, follow-ups, and to everyone on the list! 😃