DMC - PCW-Tune 88 (Tribute To Edwin)

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PCW-Tune 88 (Tribute To Edwin)
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Duration:
4:30
Released:
24/08/2020
All-Time charts position:
171
Score:
92%
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If you think of Commodore 64 music, there are some well know names you encounter again and again and again.
Naturally those big names are target for any remixer to produce their remixes from.

But lets not forget about those people who also did a great job composing amazing SID tunes, but never had the pleasure to become so popular like Rob Hubbard, Matt Gray, Martin Galway - just to name a few.

One of them certainly is Mr. Edwin van Santen (E.W.S) of 20th century composers (20CC). He did some amazing tunes back in the days.
His tune PCW-Tune 88 was originally composed for a 20CC compilation demo in order to promote themselves among game producers at Londons Personal Computer Word 1988 (hence the name PCW-Tune).
After listening to this tune for the first time it quickly caught my attention and got stuck into my head forever. It has that special something that makes it a nice tune to listen to.

PCW-Tune 88 was on my remix list for a very long time. I am so glad that Árok remix competition took place this year so I had no excuse to push my private deadline for finishing this remix any further! ;-)

The original track is quite fast (around 156 BPM) but I decided to take the slow route and went for 96 BPM. 
Being no genre specific guy (never was) I'll leave it to you to decide what genre this track might fit in.

Sadly, Edwin van Santen passed away in 2006 being only 32 years old.
Thank you for the music, Edwin.

 

This remix scored 202 points and finally ranked #7 at Árok&SlayRadio online remix competition 2020.
Thanks everyone for voting!

Greetings, peace and love to the whole SlayRadio/Árok family...

DMC

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One of my favorite at the compo. Nice laidback version :)
Review by LaLa
28/08/2020

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An emotional, sorrowful tribute.

You made the slowed down tempo work very well. I also really like the deep bass line, it pierces through the mix, making it even more melancholic. A remix worthy of Edwin's memory.