For those of you who haven't picked up the news through Slay Radio or Scenesat, the live awards show for 2019 is on π-day; Saturday 14th March @ 20:00 (CET)... (That's 7pm if you're in the uk and sometime between 12pm - 3pm in the USA).
This year it's SceneSat Radio's turn to give out the awards and give you a run-down of what happened in 2019.
As usual the show will be jointly broadcast on SLAY Radio and SceneSat Radio, and show chat will be on EFNet in the channel #remix64.
Slaygon's masterpiece has been added to the Remix64.com song database, so you can now vote and write reviews for it
An in-depth review of Slaygon's new masterpiece,
The German Remix Group has taken hands on Tim & Lee Wright’s master pieces
Shadow of the Beast II & III. The album contains eleven tracks. Nine remixes in the style of new age and orchetral and two SID remixes.
A Kickstarter campaign to create a new album of Amiga game music remixes, all of them connected with classic '90s magazine Amiga Power, is now live.
Journalist and long-standing AP fan Matthew Smith – not the Manic Miner creator – is seeking funding to create Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude, a double-CD collection of more than 30 brand new remixes inspired by the magazine. The first disc will feature tracks based on tunes personally selected by former AP contributors, while the second disc will contain tracks based on games and demos given away on the mag's coverdisks over the years.
A whole host of star musicians are involved with the project, including Andrew Barnabas, Allister Brimble, Mike Clarke, Fabian Del Priore, Olof Gustafsson, Jogeir Liljedahl, Joi, Jon Hare, Chris Huelsbeck, Barry Leitch, Patrick Nevian, Jason Page, Instant Remedy, Matthias Steinwachs, Jeroen Tel and Tim Wright.
Among the tracks set for inclusion are pieces from Apidya, Banshee, Blob, Cannon Fodder, The Chaos Engine, Fantasy World Dizzy, Fire & Ice, Gloom, Harlequin, Hired Guns, Jetstrike, Lotus Turbo Challenge 2, No Second Prize, Pinball Fantasies, Sensible World Of Soccer, Shadow Fighter, Speedball 2 and Stardust, plus many more.
The album will also include a deluxe liner notes booklet containing more than 80 pages of facts, song lyrics, exclusive artwork and written contributions from the AP team.
If you want to grab a copy for yourself (in physical or digital form), along with a variety of bonus rewards, you can support the Kickstarter campaign here: apkickstarter.com
You, the people, have spoken. The results are in, and will be presented in a live radio show:
Tune in to SLAY Radio on Sunday, 17th February 2019, 18:00 CET
The show will be hosted by Ziona, Slaygon and Boz, and probably surprise guests. From the SLAY Radio team:
The time has come to celebrate and acknowledge the remixers' work in the C64 and Amiga community by presenting the yearly ROTY Awards, as voted by the users at www.remix64.com. This year it's SLAY Radio's turn to give out the awards and give you a run-down of what happened in 2018.
As it is tradition, SLAY Radio and SceneSat Radio band together for this special occasion to broadcast the show on both channels.
The voting deadline for the Remixer of the Year Awards 2018 is approaching, so by all means go and vote for your favourite tunes and artists of 2018!
A legend checks out way too early...
You've probably heard by now about the passing of Ben Daglish on 1st October. Having beaten cancer once, many of us were lulled into a false sense of security by the stability of his condition. However, following a short hospitalisation, he died of complications on Monday morning.
This is Remix64 so I don't need to list all the tunes he did: you have HVSC for that. But we'll all miss him terribly: he was the beating heart of the scene: not just a figure from history, but a living breathing legend who many of us had the privilege to meet, befriend, and even perform and compose with. We all have our own memories, and people all over the Internet are sharing theirs: he touched so many lives it's incredible.
Rock on, Ben. Give Richard our love. ❤