Internationally renowned iconic French electronic music producer Jean-Michel Jarre and the home of Commodore music remixes Remix64.com are proud to announce a new EP album featuring several remixes of 8-bit music originally made on the Commodore-64, a popular home computer of the 1980s, famed for its sound chip called SID or Sound Interface Device. All remixes on the album will be produced by Jarre himself, and the album will be made available on all major streaming platforms, and will also be available as a Commodore-64 music disk, in collaboration with Remix64.com.
In this look back at the history of the Commodore 64 remix and the origins of how far the scene has developed, Warren Pilkington (Waz) looks back at the 1980s, and how the synthesizer brought along the first commercially available remixes, along with the fact that Commodore 64 musicians themselves would often do a cover or a remix of a game theme or demo theme too, adding to the origins. Take it away Waz!
A charity album has been released in aid of keeping the Retro Computer Museum afloat during Covid lockdowns.
The fifty-one track album includes tracks by Rob Hubbard, Jeroen Tel, Allister Brimble and many other C64, Amiga, and many other Scene composers. All the tracks have generously been donated by the original artists and are fully licensed.
It is available for digital download or can be ordered for delivery on three CDs.
ROTY 2020 awards were presented by ziona, Boz and Slaygon on 20th February 2021.The show began with some interesting stats, showing how the year boasted the most releases since 2008! The show itself marked a step-up in visual presentation, having the hosts on split screen and some kick ass rendered graphics during the music. As usual, the ROTY show was framed by a rundown of the year, recapping what remixes were popular in each month. The first award, Best Newcomer, went to Ctrl-Z.
vincenzo was honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award for his countless contributions within the remixing scene and the demoscene, as musician and organiser. An awesome and humble guy!
Last but not least, the big winner of the night was without any doubt Peter Clarke, who managed to score four awards: both Best Amiga Remix and Best c64 Remix for his interpretation of Space Harrier. On top of that, he was awarded Best Veteran, and the big one: Remixer Of The Year.
Check out the full result lists.
Congrats to all the winners, follow-ups, and to everyone on the list! 😃
The time has come to celebrate and acknowledge the remixers' work in the C64 and Amiga community by presenting the yearly Remixer of the Year Awards, as voted by the users at 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 2020.
Last year was the most active in recent memory, with 174 c64 remixes, 48 Amiga remixes and a whopping 213 tracks over 11 albums, giving us a grand total of 435 tracks to enjoy!
So, join us as we go through some highlights of 2020 and announce the runner-ups and winners of each category!
Remix News covering January 2021, courtesy of Mordi, Lea and SLAY Radio.
Matt Gray has posted a preview of a new version of the Last Ninja 2
Central Park theme. Check it out at the YouTube link below!
Remix64.com is proud to announce the
Remix64 20th Anniversary Remix Compo
Remix news for December 2020 thanks to Lea, Mordi and SLAY Radio.