On the 22nd of August Mark Visser (alias Misser / Mr.Mad) unexpectedly passed away. As a coder and cracker was responsible for numerous demo's and cracks and was loved by many in the C64 scene as a cuddly, crazy and happy Dutchie. He will be sorely missed. A website has been created in his memory where you can express your condolences or leave any message you wish.
Everything will be printed and personally handed to his family.
8-bit bleeps meet crushing metal guitars, synthesizer sounds and love for oldschool computers. These ingredients required to cook on high temperature together and the result is some fine sid-rock, for the fans of chip'n'roll everywhere!
Get the full EP here:
Playable, oldschool point-and-click style musicdisk version:
Submitted by vincenzo
After a hiatus of almost 7 years Subzero is bringing back his c64 podcasts!!
The podcasts that begun back in 2007 ran for just over a year, with 36 shows being released. And now, after a long rest he's decided to bring them back!
Promising to be as true to the original format as before, with special 'themed' shows, Subzero hopes he can bring the listeners back.
Podcast no.40 'The Ocean Wave' is due for release in late february/early march and will focus on an array of music from games released by OCEAN software.
Submitted by Subzero
The joint broadcast of the ROTY 2013 show launched on time at 20:00 CET on Saturday, 25th of January 2014. The show was hosted by SceneSat radio, and broadcast over the stations, SceneSat, SLAY Radio, Nectarine, BitJam, Radio6581 and The SID Station.
Starting off the show with some excellent music from the monthly charts toppers of 2013, the first award was given away at 20:30 to the best newcomer of the year 2013. The winner of that category was druu, who was quickly dubbed
druucomer by CZ-Tunes at the IRC channel. Ranks 2 and 3 where won by Mario Barbierato and rdmusic.
Accompanied by unexpected technical problems on the server side, which fortunately where sorted out quickly, the winner for Best Veteran was announced - daXX, who had won in the same category in 2012. He was followd up by Mordi and Instant Remedy.
The two lifetime achievement awards 2013 were given to Reyn Ouwehand and Marcel Donné. Both have been active in the scene for ages, working in the demoscene, on the radio stations, on stage, and besides, both are outstanding producers.
There was a shared #1 for best Amiga Remix with 46 points each, Mano's "FlashBack" remix and Daxx's remix of "GODS", with chabee placing 2nd with "Stardust Memories.
Winner of Best c64 Remix was LukHash for his "SPY vs SPY" live remix, very closely followed by druu and his "Wizardry" remix and Peacemaker with "Fawn of Creation".
Finally, the big bounty, the Remixer of The Year 2013 award was also won by daXX with massive 226 points. YouTube wizard LukHash came in second with 116 points. 3rd place went to Rune-Bertil's, who are famous for their swing style remixes.
Congratulations to all the winners!!
Save the date: Saturday, January 25th at 20:00 CET.
That's when the folks over at SceneSat will broadcast what has become to be known as the Academy Awards of the Remixing Scene: the Remixer Of The Year 2013 Awards Show.
Don't miss it!
Your chance to be the tip the scales!
Vote before 14th of January and you'll have a chance to win a nice prize during the live show!
Yes, we're getting closer to the yearly event that is the Remix64.com Remixer of the Year Awards.
This year, the Awards show will be hosted by SceneSat staff and guests and will be jointly broadcast on SLAY Radio (and possibly some other stations too) on Saturday, January 25th at 20:00 CET. During the show, you'll get a countdown of the best remixes and remixers of the past year as well as the chance to win nice prizes (TBA) by participating. However, you do need to have been voting, so make sure to do it ASAP!
If you want to join the event as an on-site guest, which will be held at SceneSat Studio 1 in Stockholm, Sweden, contact Ziphoid and he'll give you the necessary details. The guest list will contain a lot of the usual suspects and a few surprises.
Voting ends on January 15th, but don't wait until the last minute - go vote NOW!
Soundcloud will soon play host to a large number of individual tracks/stems taken from Chris Abbott's many CD remixes, ready for remixers to re-remix (including commercially or for RKO) or just to enjoy or play around with.
Album Days and Dreams is available for download on bandcamp. Here is what some of bandcamp members said about this album:
An absolutely gorgeous album. From start to finish it has the perfect blend of old school C64 mixed with a more contemporary chilled sound and the SID is treated as an equal instrument and never feels like it has been just stuck on. Beautiful melodies throughout, this one is highly recommended for C64 & Amiga lovers as it is up there with the masters Rob Hubbard, Chris Huelsbeck and Tim Wright. Favorite track: Flying.
On this album is original Commodore 64 with MSSIAH used. Also SID Station from Elektron. Modern electronica is represented by DIVA and Zebra from U-HE. Piano and El Piano are from Korg SV1. Also iPad Animoog and crushed bit drums. For couple tracks is OTO Biscuit with great 8bit flute type sounds used. Some of nice sounding leads and square type sounds are from Waldorf Pulse real analog synthesizer.
As a composer Commodore 64 was the main reason to became composer when I was 15 years old. After 26 years for 30years Commodore Anniversary I released this album which is representing my music nostalgia for 80s and Commodore 64 times.
Hope you'll like it, Thanks!
Submitted by Pawelbmusic
Back in Time Live is back in Manchester on September 15th, in co-operation with Retro Revival, SceneSat and the Superbyte 2013 Festival!
Great live music, Oscar awards for gaming and general SID awesomeness... and more! Even if you can't make it, the event will be live-streamed on SceneSat Radio.
Watch legends such as Jeroen Tel and 8-Bit Weapon do their 8-bit thing on stage!