As you might have noticed, Remix64 was down for a day due to a server switch. The deadline for last year's ROTY voting has been extended until sunday night, so cast your votes while there is time. 😊
Massive respects to the FastLoaders!
Remixing tunes from
The Last Ninja is a tricky business - seemingly everybody remembers them differently. Remixing them in a hard rock style is even trickier - mostly because music from the Last Ninja series has been remixed over and over so many times on RKO already (well over 200 remixes and counting). Yet, the FastLoaders, a group of Last Ninja enthusiasts / rock-band from Norway have managed to do it better than most by treating the tunes with utmost care and respect, with faithful arrangements, and with impeccable mixing.
Our new chipmusic concept album is a collection of ambient music crafted to help facilitate relaxation. Over 1 hour of mind defragmenting tones for you to enjoy! Each sound is hand crafted from the Commodore 64 personal computer's SID sound chip. Portions of the album were co-written by a computer as many of the notes were set to be selected by the CPU at random! All tones have been digitally processed for maximum smoothness and optimum ambiance. Relax and Enjoy!
See what some original SID Composer legends have to say about the album:
It's beautiful... it's a work of art... genius. - Martin Galway
Top notch! I both enjoy and respect it. - David Warhol
Very nice and soothing lengthy 8-bit soundscapes... nice for digital meditation! Nice work ! - Jeroen Tel
So ambient my hips fell off - Ben Daglish
Seth & Michelle
Submitted by naughtyboy
Finally, the Last Ninja Trilogy gets a full set of remixes!
The show kicked off on Satudary 6th February 2016 at 20:00CET, with a joint broadcast on scenesat.com and slayradio.org, for the first time hosted by Steph and Kevman from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As usual, the setting for the show was a rundown of the most successful remixes of each month, in the categories c64. Amiga and Scene Albums, spiced with Scene news of the year.
After 20 minutes, the first winners were announced for
Best Newcomer 2015. The #1 price in that category went to Tim Wright aka CoLD SToRAGE, who had released 6 remixes in 2015.
Erwin "Tron" Beekveld was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award 2015 for his long time continuing support, contribution and friendship to the scene.
Finally, the grand prix of the remixing scene, the Remixer Of The Year Award 2015 was won by MRT, with daXX and Mordi coming in a very close shared second place.
Congratulations everyone, you've all deserved it. And remember, you are all winners! Thank you for keeping the scene alive, and thank you Steph and Kevman for the awesome show!
The recent album
ReLive by the SIDrip Alliance is now fully listed at Remix64. That means you can now go and listen to the tracks and leave your votes here at Remix64.com. This is a nice way to give something back to the artists, so head over to the album page.
The album is available as free download on their homepage, and if you're still not convinced to grab your copy, read the review by LaLa.
Fans of video game music, chip music, SID music or C64 game music gotta check out:
C64 video game music pioneer Jeroen Tel has launched this IndieGogo project with the aim
to release a C64 remake album featuring at least 12 of his best known classics.
Marcel Donne's latest Sidologie outing
Project Sidologie is now kickstartering at http://www.sidologie.com.
Back in Time Brighton 2015, starring SID80s, PRESS PLAY ON TAPE and FastLoaders/The Last Ninjas is 90% funded in a nailbiter of a finish. Even if you don't go, you can back. Chris Huelsbeck and Matt Gray will be there, and backers get digital rewards even if the Kickstarter failes!
Kickstarter ends 8th March 19:00GMT. It's not too late!