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!
- 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!
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Here are the latest remix news for July 2020, courtesy of Lea, Mordi and SLAY Radio.
Prior to writing music for the games industry Richard was an active musician/singer. He joined the the prog rock group
CMU on their second album before joining Jazz funk band Shakatak. He also released a solo single for EMI. It wasn't til 1986 when he replied to an advert from Palace Software seeking a musician for their games in the now defunct
I’d just spent a year composing about 100 tunes on a Yamaha CX5 music computer (including the ‘famous’ Robocod one), and had tinkered with a Spectrum so it wasn’t that hard to convince Palace. - Richard Joseph
Sadly Richard passed away in March 2007 and through the eyes of the remixer we remember him and his work on both the C64 and the Amiga home computers.
Mordi has just released a new album: Remixes Volume 1, a collection of 11 remixes that were previously published on RKO, AmigaRemix and OCRemix.
There have been a slew of remix and scene album releases in the first half of 2020, so let's catch you up on what's new!
Please Welcome Imre Olajos, jr. Better known as LaLa to the team at remix64. LaLa has been a great supporter and contributer to remix64 and to the scene as a whole. It was a no brainer to ask him to join the team. I'm delighted that he agreed and i'm pleased to be the first to say...
Welcome to remix64 LaLa
Here are the latest remix news for June 2020, courtesy of Lea, Mordi and SLAY Radio:
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?
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
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.