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Christmas Special Editorial: 20 years of RKO (The charts revisited)

Published: 24/12/2020 by Neil Carr

 

In the year 2000 Jan Lund Thomsen's RKO (remix.kwed.org) was born. Finally, a resource that enabled remixers to uploaded their remixes for the world to enjoy. Before that time the remixing scene were made up of several websites spread around the internet. Finding these sites and jumping around from one to another was a painful and a somewhat chaotic experience. Over the years RKO would establish itself to be the one stop shop to get your c64 remix fix. In this Christmas editorial special we go back through the years and present the top 3 remixes voted by our readers from each year to the current day. So grab a cuppa sit back and enjoy whilst we take you on a nostalgia trip. Oh! and if you haven't voted yet on these remixes here's a chance to do so. Happy Christmas everyone.

 

*Ratings are correct at the time of publish. Ratings subject to varience should votes be cast.

 



YEAR: 2000

Nemesis The Warlock

o2 - Nemesis the Warlock


condor: Never commented this one... With Zoids, I think it can von title of your best remix.

banador: Just so good and interesting picture of the Nemesis that this music creates.

Kaitain: I really like this. It starts off sounding like it's going to be a bit pedestrian, but really starts to fly by the second minute.


Active period:
2000 - 2014
2000 charts position:
2
Score:
92%
Microprose Soccer

FeekZoid - Something Stranger


LaLa: Almost two decades later still a powerful, emotional remix, a must-have classic!

eliot: The original can not be beaten by any remake :-)

nonick: Excellent! But I'd like to know which Galway tunes have been recycled here.


Active period:
2000 - 2015
2000 charts position:
1
Score:
93%
Zoids

o2 - Zoids


eliot: Very very very outstanding :)

Melaure: Excellent, I have found Jarre's fealings in this tune :D

condor: Agreed with ommoroca - wonderful!


Active period:
2000 - 2014
2000 charts position:
3
Score:
92%

Year 2001

Giana Sisters Title

machinae supremacy - Great Giana Sisters


ptitfous: Had metal fans rocking on this!!

sebuko: Normally I hate rock and sidsounds. But this one kicks asses. I love it!!!

Imphenzia: 100% for me, superb production quality, composition and arrangement. Retrointro and passage to modern remix is outstanding too.


Active period:
2001 - 2013
2001 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Last Ninja

Tonka - Last Ninja - Palace Gardens (Loader)


decibel: Lovely, the fade out at the end is sublime

Cifu1978: Really nice remix, with good tunes, good vibrations and good memories.

Nebdar: Awsome remix cool one with proper soul


Active period:
1999 - 2020
2001 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Max Headroom

DHS - Max Headroom (Orbital 3241 Elevator Mix)


legus: Gooood!!!

chairmankaga: One of my favourite SID remixes.

plokolp: Love this. 2 tunes in one.


Active period:
2000 - 2022
2001 charts position:
4
Score:
90%

Year 2002

Firelord Title

Glyn R Brown - Firelord - Symphonic


Sodden: Love it!!!

niccin: Awesome!

Hutch75: Brilliant!


Active period:
2001 - 2022
2002 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Armageddon Man Title

Mahoney - Armageddon Man (Vocal Jazz feat. Karin Öjehagen)


Frida Katarina: LOVE.

aero: Going back in time again to listen to old favorites. This one is truly amazing!

Melaure: Very nice voice


Active period:
2001 - 2007
2002 charts position:
2
Score:
95%
GordianTombTitle

Glyn R Brown - Gordian Tomb Adventures


_steve_: Simply stunning. Very emotive and well produced. Another classic from Glyn.

Ginjirou: Absolutely amazing. Required entry on any mp3 player I own. Simply sublime! Could be from a shaolin monk stage show...?

PsychNerD: Simply outstanding.


Active period:
2001 - 2022
2002 charts position:
3
Score:
95%

Year 2003

Lagerfeldt - Dutch Breeze/Robocop 3 (Progressive Uplift)


Makke: Together with Reyn Ouwehands Deflector, this tune defines the perfect Commodore 64 remix.

nabuco: Amazing¡¡

stoo: When I was a kid I used to load the Robocop 3 demo just to hear this, and the intro never fails to give me goosebumps. Jeroen Tel is a god and Lagerfeldt's remix is legendary.


Active period:
2003 - 2005
2003 charts position:
1
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Thomas Detert - Supernova (the slow tune)


Ryrynz: Beautifully done.

Supergrobi123: Ooooooutstanding, man!!!

TNT: Since 8 years it's a pleasure listening to this and it's still one of my favorites.


Active period:
2001 - 2020
2003 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Flight Path 737

Tim Forsyth - Flight Path 737


Mordi: Lovely rendition of a nice tune

bar: The art of Vangelis+The sound of Neuronium+The touch of Suzanne Ciani=one of the best tune on RKO

jelly: Hauntingly haunting.


Active period:
2000 - 2022
2003 charts position:
3
Score:
92%

Year 2004

Glyn R Brown - Rastan


loz: Superlative!

KarmaSlave: This is the definition of the positive use for the word "sick". This is sick.

mstodge: Damn! Every time I listen to this it gets better and better. I bow down to your greatness.


Active period:
2001 - 2022
2004 charts position:
1
Score:
97%
Remix64.com

Marcel Donné - Sweet


Makke: Marcel hits the jackpot once again! Absolutely flawless!

snorski: Brilliant

Dumper: Very nice indeed.


Active period:
2001 - 2020
2004 charts position:
2
Score:
96%
Human Race Title

DHS - The Human Race (Bando alle Seghe)


ms: Does remind me to my version made professional :-)

cyphax: My goodness this sounds good! Fabulous piece of work!

madrigal: DHS sei un grandissimo! Spero non ti stancherai mai di regalarci queste perle!;)


Active period:
2000 - 2022
2004 charts position:
3
Score:
94%

Year 2005

Artura

Makke - Artura(Dublin Delight Mix) feat. Andreas Wallström


humorguy: 9 for excellence 1 for courage 10/10!!!!

macb3t: Absolutely brilliant!!!

Peter W: These lyrics, these lyrics are horribly great! What a cool idea, and to pull this off! OX Great job guys!


Active period:
2000 - 2022
2005 charts position:
1
Score:
95%
Microprose Soccer

Marcel Donné - Something Stranger Remake


Melaure: Very relaxing

ifadeo: F**k'n brilliant! OUTSTANDING!

LaLa: Fourteen years later and still sounding amazing!


Active period:
2001 - 2020
2005 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Glyn R Brown - The Recovery


mythrilnazgul: This is amazing. I love it.

robertmansfield: Very nice arrangement and beautiful choir-sounds, so here goes the read smiler...

boonz: Turn out the lights, stick the headphones on, close your eyes and listen to the music. So relaxing. Superb stuff this is!!


Active period:
2001 - 2022
2005 charts position:
4
Score:
92%

Year 2006

Robocop Title

Andy Gilmour & LMan - Robocop Title


Chris Abbott: The axeman is BACK!

Big Dawg: Cor blimey!!! This track goes from superb to incredible. The strings at the end just knock me down with a feather.

Amok: Awesome co-production... Just a perfect piece of music...


Active period:
2005 - 2006
2006 charts position:
1
Score:
95%
Tristess

moog (Sebastian Bachliñski) - Tristess


gibs: The lead synth is not a problem for me. I like it. Great piece.

Caboose: Groovey baby!

Mordi: Best song on RKO. Period. Puts you in a certain mood.


Active period:
2006 - 2013
2006 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

machinae supremacy - Sidology 2 Trinity


Dr. Bongo: I REALLY like this. I`m jelous of the guitar work, wish mine was up to that standard.

gforg: Great song!

Sargon: Really nice Sid Metal!


Active period:
2001 - 2013
2006 charts position:
3
Score:
93%

YEAR 2007

Green Beret Title

Reyn Ouwehand - Green Beret (live at The Church)


dream_19: This is ultimate!

Cifu1978: Perfect. Cannot express more plainly.

Zatuffli: GIGANTOMANISCH!


Active period:
2000 - 2018
2007 charts position:
1
Score:
97%
Remix64.com

Dafunk - Destruction - The New Beginning (rmx)


infamous: Brilliant. Nothing else needs to be said.

Waz: Now this is lovely. Not only does it really have that flow and feeling of the original but it develops on it without being too obtrusive. Another winner from DaFunk.

prowler: It seems like Dafunk is really in the zone right now, producing like sonic wanderer did some years ago :-)


Active period:
2004 - 2011
2007 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Dafunk - For Paradize (exp.)


maverickbna: Another great one from Dafunk! Keep up the good work!

NecroPolo: Great work and recognisable style.

chilli_uk: The more you listen the more you need to listen - great work Dafunk


Active period:
2004 - 2011
2007 charts position:
6
Score:
93%

YEAR 2008

Remix64.com

Mordi - Plastic Pop (I Miss You mix)


jokesoldier: Mordi, I'am with you <3

bartonfink: Awesome and cute at the same time!

Dr-Duke: Very well done Mordi! *takes hat off* And here comes the red one from me... *click*


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2008 charts position:
1
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Dafunk - Hardcore Power (We Believe In Goa - Remix)


plokolp: Hey Dafunk, this tune makes me want to go out and buy the biggest, baddest speakers I can afford. Awesome.

Trace: How are you not signed yet?? This is commercial quality, GREAT! :D

Danceaway: Starts 08 as he left 07... Top stuff and the sounds are bang on, along with top mixing... Keep it up Master Dafunk......


Active period:
2004 - 2011
2008 charts position:
2
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Peter W - Stargate (Not As Trancelucent As)


Makke: All I can say is: Propper job, Peter! Very well done.

xo: Su-bloody-perb.

Varan: Builds up the mood very nicely the first minutes and then releases a nice melody. Very dreamy indeed. The ending feels a bit "flat" though.


Active period:
2007 - 2013
2008 charts position:
6
Score:
92%

YEAR 2009

Commando Title

Firestorm - Commando (Sound of SceneSat Edit)


raj: Fantastic, creative

Shark: I say it’s a master piece reminded me of the metal gear sound tracks which I really like, please make a remix of cybernoid 2 like this pretty please with a cheery on top!.

drax: AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Active period:
2008 - 2009
2009 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Final Synth Sample

Jogeir Liljedahl - Synth Sample - The Stationary Ark


RemixFan: Impact on RKO!!! Nice ONE

Jezza: Amazing remix of a great sid!

deleyt: Great stuff!


Active period:
1999 - 2020
2009 charts position:
2
Score:
96%
Remix64.com

Mordi - Ocean Loader 2


chilli_uk: I think this is awesome and mellow - I think one day one person will use a guitar on this as well - its perfect for it - but wow amazing work!

Comajim: WEeeeee!

Shark: Yes great work really liked it better then all these dance tracks of late and I can never get enough ocean loader remixs so cheers!


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2009 charts position:
4
Score:
94%

YEAR 2010

 


Remix64.com

Mordi - Sweet (feat Gibs)


ulfepulf: Jeje

cyphax: This is just beautiful. I love it.

Mayhem: Sweet ;)


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2010 charts position:
1
Score:
95%
Remix64.com

Chabee - Baboon (Skydive ReMix)


_steve_: I can't add anything that hasn't been said above. Fantastic remix!

Karmar: Beautiful

Zilog: Exquisite!


Active period:
2006 - 2021
2010 charts position:
5
Score:
92%
Remix64.com

SIDrip Alliance - From First to Last (AROK12 tribute mix)


catcher40: Amazing is all I can say. Took me back to the good old days of playing LN, loved every minute.

weasel: Wow! Truly _outstanding_, indeed!!! Thank you _very_, very much!! :-D

Arne: All in all a very good sounding remake of different "Last Ninja" musics. Thumbs up for this music!


Active period:
2010 - 2020
2010 charts position:
10
Score:
92%

YEAR 2011

Remix64.com

moog (Sebastian Bachliñski) - Jazzcat (007)


LMan: The name's Funk. Moog Funk.

Mordi: Been listening to this regularly since it's release on SceneSat Vol 2. Outstanding as ever.

Karmar: Bad? Why? It's amazing cover! THX moog!


Active period:
2006 - 2013
2011 charts position:
5
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

Mordi - Resolution


Dees Productions: The perfect mix of a perfect song. Like to drizzle honey all over the floor and just roll around!

omoroca: Wonderful, as always! Mordi=Jogeir? Added to my collection.

Melaure: Excellent work again, and as unreal says with a touch fo Amiga! Congratulations!


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2011 charts position:
1
Score:
94%
Remix64.com

Peter Clarke - Ocean Loader 3 (Cinematic remix)


_steve_: Fantasitc. Like the slower pace of this one

Unzen: Excellent tune - memories come flooding back :). Top work!

Musoman: This was MY favourite Ocean Loader, brilliant


Active period:
2011 - 2022
2011 charts position:
3
Score:
94%

YEAR 2012

Remix64.com

Mordi - Tristesse


Zekses: Simply outstanding as usual. I love your remixes!

Chordian: Absolutely wonderful remix. The chorus bits invoke true frisson.

snorski: Sweet!


Active period:
2008 - 2021
2012 charts position:
1
Score:
94%
DMC Demo Iv

Andreas Wallström and NecroPolo - DMC demo IV 2 (Celtic Mission mix)


Bigraw: Beast! :D

LaLa: Head-bangingly powerful! Guitar-smashingly heavy duty! Rock on!

Snip: Holy crap! :) What a massive attack! :) As a kid I usually imagined SID songs like heavy rock pieces. So that's it! :) Masterpiece!


Active period:
2012 - 2018
2012 charts position:
3
Score:
94%
Remix64.com

NecroPolo - Electric Jesus


chabee: Great as it is!

drm: Love the guitars!!! Awesome!!!

werdy: Sorry but I can't be objective - original sid is one of my favorite music and this remix is OUTSTANDING. Pure energy everywhere.


Active period:
2009 - 2022
2012 charts position:
2
Score:
94%

YEAR 2013

Remix64.com

Peacemaker - Fawn of Creation


chilli_uk: Mix between kreftwork and jarre - so so clever - love it

Razmo: Really nice to hear a synthy Jarre'ish tune in here... Top red smiley for this. Only thing I can put my finger on is the imense wall of sound.. It's very thick sonically on the verge of becoming muddy in tone, but it's just at little...

NecroPolo: That SID is a heavy piece of cake, man! Execution is flawless, the remix gone several steps beyond the original (already great) atmosphere. I like it soundwise, too.


Active period:
2000 - 2013
2013 charts position:
1
Score:
94%
Supremacy

LukHash - Supremacy (youtube vid)


weasel: LukHash is a BLAAAST!!!! :-D Really, really cool stuff he's doing here! KEEP ON GOING, pal! *Thumbs UP!*

_steve_: Very powerful chip mix. Another fantastic mix

Crono: Masterpiece!


Active period:
2009 - 2021
2013 charts position:
3
Score:
93%
Remix64.com

BeeZerk - BeeZerk - Blasphemy (Feat. Pallaso & Kage)


bastard: Impressive production. If I'd known the original tune, I would have rated it red++

ziona: Awesome piece, very pleasant, I am addicted to it, looping all day!

Lclhstr: Not my favourite style by any measure, but man :) put your HENZA-henza-HeNzA!:)


Active period:
2006 - 2022
2013 charts position:
2
Score:
93%

YEAR 2014

Platoon (Inexperti belli)

Slaygon - Platoon (Inexperti belli)


LMan: Killer track.

LaLa: Grungy, metallic, dirty. Just like war. I can just see the platoon marching through the muddy jungle. Very, very well done!

mfe: Brilliant mix of this song, well done. Though I would have left out the vocal sample, personally.


Active period:
2008 - 2022
2014 charts position:
1
Score:
95%
Last Ninja

Robert Engstrand - The Mansion Gardens (Last Ninja medley)


thomassd: Cool!

Jojje70: The female vocals does a wonderful job in this remix, totally lifts it to a higher level! Great production and arrangement, nicely done.

Acceptus: Magic


Active period:
2014
2014 charts position:
3
Score:
93%
Druid II Title

Markus Schneider - Enlightenment - Druid II


LaLa: Cinematic! Epic! Orchestral! Welcome back, Markus!!!

Sokratekk: A think 90 % of all tunes here are only transcriptions of the original tune - but this is a real great remix

Askrates: This is awesome on so many levels…


Active period:
2002 - 2022
2014 charts position:
2
Score:
93%

Year 2015

Remix64.com

Slaygon - Never Die (Skitz lives forever)


Jonazz: Oh.. Yeah my film composer do it again! He really are on fire..!

Makke: This is simply brilliant!

Nickenstein: This is seriously fucking beautiful, Slaygon! (In my head, Skitz will never die.)


Active period:
2008 - 2022
2015 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Fist II Title

Dr Future - Fist II - The Legend Continues


ChrisLo: Wow! Perfect piece, arragement, sounds, ambient!

linus: Extremely lovely!<3

chosc: Hello! Well Done man, your tune is so wonderful and sometimes it remembers me of the old kung fu movies.


Active period:
2001 - 2022
2015 charts position:
2
Score:
95%
Remix64.com

MRT - Eagles (Easy Flight mix)


mfe: Takes a few too many liberties with the melody for my liking, but it's well mixed.

nummer2: Love it :)

blubberdiblub: Wow, just wow! The reverberation creates a dreamy atmosphere, the bass line so powerful and the strings simply lovely.


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2015 charts position:
3
Score:
94%

YEAR 2016

Cybernoid 2 Title

MRT - Cybernoid II


ChrisBond: Wow - that is a really good remix, good sounds good arragement, but a little static beat - love it anyway, and thanks a lot for the Cybernoid I Bonus at the end - lovely

symbols: Most Excellent Sir! Bodayshus!

Blackstar: For me this is a just as a perfect remix of a C64 tune should sound like.


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2016 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Outrun Title

Johan Andersson - Out Run - Splash Wave (surf mix)


hillsman: Loving these "Surf" remixes! I really like this one and its perfect for Johan's style

Sanjo Ride: Loved this, was juming around in my seat

vurtx: Just perfect in all areas.


Active period:
2009 - 2022
2016 charts position:
4
Score:
94%
Remix64.com

MRT - Phat Frog


verm71: Exquisitely produced thumpy dance track!

LaLa: When listening to this tune I'd like to stand on a hilltop and yell out: "This is what the scene is about!!! " Kickass 80s feel coupled with a kickass demo tune.

Dr.Piotr: Leds dance!!! Greats!


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2016 charts position:
2
Score:
95%

YEAR 2017

Supremacy

SIDNIFY - Supremacy (Overprime mix)


XxDUSTYxX: That's so dope! |m|

teo: What a great first remix! Igy tovább!

Flyingsaucer: Wonderful!!! Very Very Nice!!!


Active period:
2017 - 2021
2017 charts position:
1
Score:
97%
Remix64.com

MRT - Plastic Pop


redhot: Awesome, especially the bass line

nummer2: The whole idea of this remix is just genuis and fresh I wish it was 1-2 minutes longer and it would have been perfect

NecroPolo: Not my kind of stuff at all (there is no blood) but it is quality at its best. Great work!


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2017 charts position:
5
Score:
94%
Tune

MRT - Albedo


GSC: With old fillings, nice.

Ripper7575: Very Good!

LaLa: Finely crafted creative take on a wonderful tune.


Active period:
2004 - 2019
2017 charts position:
2
Score:
95%

YEAR 2018

Commando Title

FastLoaders - Commando High Score


TbB: I want back in time.... GOD! I miss my c64 ;) Please write at least 15 words. WTF?!:-)

_steve_: Simply amazing. Love the improvisation around 1:28-1:50 - very Hans Zimmer Top Gun Anthemesque

LaLa: Wow! Just wow! Perfect!


Active period:
2014 - 2020
2018 charts position:
1
Score:
97%
Lightforce Intro

Markus Schneider - Lightforce


Erestor: Perfect!

Anthony Walters: Awesome! - Hollywood is calling...

horizoner: Brilliant, just brilliant!


Active period:
2002 - 2022
2018 charts position:
2
Score:
96%
Ghouls And Ghosts Title

FastLoaders - Ghouls and Ghosts


hillsman: Unbelievable. Please do a Ghouls 'n' Ghosts album!!

JChambers: LOVE IT!

Amon73: Uno dei migliori che ho ascoltato qui :) Ci vorrebbero più FastLoaders nel mondo :) Perfetto!


Active period:
2014 - 2020
2018 charts position:
3
Score:
95%

YEAR 2019

Firelord Title

Peter Clarke - Firelord - Symphonic (a nod to Glyn)


Marcus: I still love Glyn's version after all these years(2002)! It's almost impossible to improve his fantastic version or his Times of Lore. Your choir Peter fits perfectly your remix and I got goose bumps. Very Well Done! Both versions are just great for me.

Poppykuk: Great arrangement. Keeps the atmosphere of the original but sounds huge.

bastard: Absolutely wonderful arrangement!


Active period:
2011 - 2022
2019 charts position:
2
Score:
97%
Firelord Title

Glyn R Brown - Firelord (from 8Bit Symphony)


kwed: Turns out the only way to top Glyn R Browns 16-year old symphonic remix was to have Glyn himself come back and update it. Amazing stuff and instant classic if I ever heard one!

grin: I really love these interpretations, very effective ear libricators!

Grigul: Is there anyone who can beat Glyn R. Brown? No, only Glyn himself - and he did it. He took one of his greatest Remixes - and improved it to a higher level. The old one is still epic - this one here is (my opinion): The Most Epic Track Ever!!


Active period:
2001 - 2022
2019 charts position:
1
Score:
98%
Remix64.com

Jogeir Liljedahl - Chronicles


c64glen: Outstanding. Unfamiliar with the original but there Pink's "Who Knew" in there.

omoroca: After 20 seconds I knew I have to vote "Outstanding". Because... It is. Great job!

Mordi: Dane meets Liljedahl! Highly enjoyable!


Active period:
1999 - 2020
2019 charts position:
3
Score:
97%

YEAR 2020

Space Harrier

Peter Clarke - Space Harrier


archon: I listened to the original arcade and mainly the C64 version million times. This is a gigantic interpretation Sega should pay for and I'm sure everyone who knows the original would appreciate. So much effort in this, deserves alot of love :) Thank you!

Ryrynz: Oh my lord. Is anyone else basically after a version of this but with a bit more of a drawn out emotional vibe to it?

Shark: What a great remix, like you peter spent many an hour on this game and the remix of the soundtrack is perfect, Sega would be proud!


Active period:
2011 - 2022
2020 charts position:
1
Score:
96%
Tales Of Boon 1

Peter Clarke, ziona & Slaygon - Tales of Boon (The Collaboration Mix)


Ryrynz: The synths don't really have the punch I want, they really need to be front and center, orchestra sounds good. Overall a nice atmosphere. Dat Slaygon tho.. @3:30 my jam.

tw1l1ght: Wow! You guys better be careful not being 'asked' to get a permit from the community before being allowed to submit more entries in that trio -> Puts each of your best sides into a complete package of awesomeness! <3 @3:30 - SO Slaygons part!;)

Poppykuk: Another musical journey with peter clarke. I hear the other players and it all works beautifully together. I love the way the soundscape changes.


Active period:
2020
2020 charts position:
3
Score:
95%
Last Ninja

SIDNIFY - The Last Ninja - The Wilderness


Ahriakin: Great remix, lots of energy while respecting the source.

Ryrynz: Doesn't get much better than this, it's got all the elements of a top notch remix, love the fresh new SID sound, what an evolution! Holy shit @3:00, bro we need more remixes from you here!

Mano: Solid, Well done.


Active period:
2017 - 2021
2020 charts position:
2
Score:
95%

Comments

LMan
25/12/2020 09:07
Awesome work on putting this together, mate! A trip down memory lane indeed!

slaygon
27/12/2020 00:11
What a trip, indeed! Very nice! Thanks Neil!

kwed
27/12/2020 09:53
Huge shout-out to Linus "Kingfisher" Walleij who ran the Triad MP3z site for approximately two years before RKO was launched. Triad MP3z also accepted remix submissions from the public, so rather than split the scene in two sites, I showed him an early version of RKO and he generously supported my efforts to launch a replacement rather than a competitor. Also, we must not forget that C64Audio.com predates both Triad MP3z and RKO. Even though Chris' site didn't take submissions from remixers, it still provided plenty of free remixes for people to enjoy. As such it was an instrumental part of the remix scene. I can safely say that without Chris and Linus we wouldn't have RKO today.

Tomsk
27/12/2020 13:08
Still many favs from the early days get plenty of airplay in my car. Nice to look back to a simpler and less commercial time for C64 remixes.

kwed
27/12/2020 14:34
“Less commercial”? There’s hardly ANY commercial releases these days - and during recent years those have mostly been crowdfunded, since the overlap between C64 fans and people who don’t mind supporting the arts has become even smaller.

People, we should considder ourselves lucky to be part of a community diverse enough to cover everything from the solitary hobbyist with a copy of Fruityloops to an 80-piece symphonic orchestra. The solitary remixer can afford to be out of pocket on a remix since the music isn’t his/her day job - the professional musician doesn’t have that luxury. Dismissing one over the other isn’t a way to take the hobby in new directions. If you prefer the freely available renditions, that’s fine by me - but don’t knock commercial efforts simply for having a cost. No one is in this to get rich.

Poke16384
27/12/2020 16:40
A mammoth effort to put this together, no doubt.. So, thank you for doing this, Neil!! Speaking AS "A professional musician"; of course some people are in this to get rich.. or at the very least, to make money from it. To think or say otherwise is naive & simple-minded. Swallowing a little less of the 'poor' promoter's propaganda and paying more attention to what's actually going on, might result in a slightly more insightful viewpoint and a few less 'snarky' and undeserved comments. Misdirection is the greatest gift an illusionist possesses and if you're too busy watching the lips move, you're not seeing what the hands are doing...

Dumper
30/12/2020 09:49
Great to remember all those tunes again, thanks Neil.

Makke
07/01/2021 09:57
Great retrospective, Neil! Cheers!

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