This is taken from the official BitJam podcast website at http://podcast.bitfellas.org:
BitJam Episode #151 - Turrican Special
The classic Turrican
games brought nonstop action to all gaming systems of the 80's and 90's (including the C64, Amiga, Atari ST and PC, as well as the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo). The beautiful synthesizer soundtracks for the series were created by Chris Huelsbeck, arguably one of today's most popular game music composers in the world. His music certainly played a major role in shaping Turrican
into a digital legend over the years. Chris has recently announced plans to bring the cosmic warrior back from retirement, with the production of a Soundtrack Anthology
- an epic limited edition box set of no less than four CDs, which will feature almost every melody from the saga in newly arranged and recorded versions! More information on this box set, which will only be available until June 3rd, 2012, can be found at www.turricansoundtrack.com.
Almost two decades after the last Turrican
title was released, BitJam pays tribute to these games and their wonderful music with a dedicated podcast episode. Featured tracks include remixes by Chris himself, as well as a selection of fan arrangements, handpicked by Huelsbeck and the co-producers of his Turrican Soundtrack Anthology
Mixing by Vincenzo, logo #151 by H2O, compiled by Chris Huelsbeck, Jan Zottmann & Thomas Böcker.
Featuring a cosmic hero in a silver battlesuit, the »Turrican« series of games brought nonstop action to all gaming systems of the 80’s and 90’s. The beautiful synthesizer scores for these games were created by Chris Huelsbeck, arguably one of today’s most popular game music composers in the world. Huelsbeck’s soundtracks certainly played a major role in shaping »Turrican« into a digital legend over the years. Almost 20 years have passed since the last game in the series was released, but Chris has big plans to bring »Turrican« back from retirement –at least musically– with the production of the »Turrican Soundtrack Anthology«.
Jack Tramiel, founder of commodore, passed away last Sunday at the age of 83. After a tragic adolescence under German oppression during World War II, he emigrated to the USA in 1947. In 1953 he set up his company
Commodore Portable Typewriters in Toronto, which shortly after evolved into Commodore Business Machines. The business went from typewriters over calculators to computers, the first model being the PET, commercially succeeded by the VIC 20, C64 and Amiga.
Easter of 2012 is approaching as well as the annual Revision demo party in Saarbruecken, Germany. Besides our beloved demo, music and GFX compos, two remix scene bands will smash the stage at 8th of April. SIDrip Alliance will hit the stage at 20.00 hard. Romeo Knight & friends will continue and finish the rumble. Keep tuned!
The Remixer Of The Year awards were presented for the 10th time in 2011, at the ROTY Awards show hosted by SceneSat staff and guests at the crowded SceneSat headquarters. The first part of the show presented a rundown of the year 2011, recaping scene happenings and playing top rated tracks of each month. The actual award show started at roughly 22:35.
The first award
Best Newcomer 2011 was awarded to SID legend Peter Clarke by Mordi, who had won the award in 2008.
Best Veteran 2011, which was personally handed over by Makke, who was 2006s best veteran.
Daxx and Gibs won
Best Amiga Remix for their collaboration on
The price for
Best c64 Remix was awarded to Kate Z. would have actually won this category with her Tusker remix, if the votes for both versions (vocal / non vocal) had been combined.
The prime price,
Remixer Of The Year, was won by Rune-Bertil's and presented by none other than o2, who was Remix64's very first Remixer Of The Year, ten years ago in 2001.
Huge congratulations to all winners and everyone who made it onto the lists!😊
The guestlist at Ziphoid's once more crowded apartment was: Floaf, Mordi, Ceci, Andreas Wallström, o2, Arvid, Malmen, fnordpojk, Makke, Dafunk, Tron, a0d, BST, Gulrak, Herbaculum, Hazel, Uncle Tom, Sir Garbagetruck and Ziphoid.
Don't forget to vote for Remixer Of The Year 2012, which has begun today!
Yes, on January 28th, the Remix64.com Remixer of the Year Awards 2011 will be aired. The show will be hosted by SceneSat Radio and simulcast on SLAY Radio and Radio 6581 and to most certainty also on BitJam and Nectarine Demoscene Radio.
It will feature a bunch of well-known remixers and scene profiles to give you an evening of fun and great music and there will also be a live videofeed to give you a peek into what's going on behind the microphones.
Oh, and for your convenience, we've extended the voting deadline with yet another week, making the deadline to the 15th of January.
Make sure to go vote!
On the 21st december, Jan Lund Thomsen has published his 50th episode of the C64 Take-away podcast.
From the website:
Ho-ho-ho! Christmas comes a few days early this year. After passing my project manager exam on December 13th, I cleared the mountain of books and papers off my desk and started preparing this episode. In honour of this being the 50th show(!) here’s almost an hours worth of sonic delight – five remixes and five chiptunes, carefully selected for your enjoyment. And while the show doesn’t have a Christmas theme as such, the closing tune should be able to melt even the coldest of hearts and let the Commodore love flow freely. As usual mixed in with a brief recap of what’s been happening in the world of C64-related music. Enjoy!
Did you ever think you'd see a proper double Vinyl release of some of the best SIDs? Lovingly recorded by experts without emulation, mastered to perfection and with a cool retro cover? Well, today's your lucky day!
Elephant Records have produced an officially lovely compilation featuring such beautiful things as FULL-LENGTH PARALLAX, and FULL-LENGTH TRAP! You never thought you'd see the day, huh? All SIDs were recorded by the legendary Jason
Kenz Mackenzie for full loveliness.
For those without vinyl players, there will also be a digital release on iTunes.
C64Audio.com will have a limited number of these,but please don't hesitate to buy your copy from the official source rather than waiting for us. You know what we're like... :-P
You may now listen to any remix directly on a track detail page. Try it out, chose any remix from the charts, and click play on the embedded audio player.
Enjoy discovering hidden gems and forgotten classics.😊
SID 80s will be performing at the Official Replay Expo Charity After-Show Party on Saturday evening, November 5th. Jon Hare and Ben Daglish make their return and this year they will be joined by fellow musicians Jeremy Longley and Andreas Wallström.
In addition to musical entertainment from SID 80s and Nintendisco, an amazing collection of prizes for the pub quiz and after-show raffle are currently being amassed, including a Collectors Edition of Fable III signed by Sir Ben Kingsley himself; a number of other games for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC; T-Shirts by Insert Clothing; tickets for the Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Tower and Dungeon ... plus many more great items!
Tickets are available to purchase on the day at the Expo or can be bought online here