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

24/12/2020

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.

Submitted by Tas

New live video from PRESS PLAY ON TAPE

23/12/2020

PRESS PLAY ON TAPE had an online concert just recently and are releasing the individual tunes they played, as announced on the interview on SLAY Radio. This time's it's the C64 only tune from Crazy Comets (and Mega Apocalypse). Enjoy

Submitted by beyond

HVSC #74 is Now Out

20/12/2020

HVSC #74 is now available. The update adds 786 new SIDs - including brand new SIDs by Jeroen Tel, Danko, DRAX, JCH, Laxity, LMan, Linus, Mahoney, Dane, Vincenzo, Waz and many others! So many wonderful new SIDs waiting to be remixed by you all! Plus this HVSC update also has the usual set of various fixes to older SID files.

 

Submitted by LaLa

Amiga Power: The Album With Attitude - Review by Lee Tyrrell

18/12/2020

A review of the spiffing new Amiga Power CD double-set by Podcaster Lee Tyrrell

Submitted by Chris Abbott

Press Play On Tape Interviewed by SLAY Radio

12/12/2020

This week Press Play On Tape was a guest on SLAY Radio. Hear band members Jesper Holm Olsen and Theo Engell-Nielsen tell behind-the-scenes story about their famous Comic Bakery parody video, stories about how the band was formed, previews of their newest remixes, and many more!

Submitted by LaLa

Remix News, November 2020

04/12/2020

Remix news for November 2020 thanks to Lea, Mordi and SLAY Radio.

 

 

Submitted by LaLa

An Interview with Neil Brennan (Melbourne House/Beam Software)

28/11/2020

Not much came out of Australia game wise. If you can come up with more than an handful of publishers then you certainly know your stuff. There was one company that managed to break the curve and hell what a company it was. Melbourne House along with the developing arm of Beam Software was well regarded as a company that delivered quality games. The Hobbit, Castle of Terror, Way of the exploding fist were just some of many great games to come from this legendary company and with a great company came a great musician, Neil Brennan. Neil has kindly taken time to have a chat with us about his time as a musician, a game composer, and a computer programmer.

Submitted by Tas

An Interview With Warren Pilkington (2020 Edition)

15/11/2020

Warren Pilkington (Waz) has been involved with the c64 scene for decades in various ways. He's provided content for several magazines. He's a former member of HVSC and has ripped many c64 SID's for the cause. He's also an accomplished sid musician. Yet, he often goes under the radar due to his humbleness. In this Interview we've enlisted the help from well known contacts. LaLa, Dan Gilgrass, Barry Thompson (Tomsk), Peter Clarke and Neil Carr (Tas) fire away the questions in this extraordinary in depth interview.

Submitted by Tas

Remix News, October 2020

19/10/2020

Remix news for October 2020 thanks to Lea, Mordi and SLAY Radio.

 

 

Submitted by LaLa

"SID Chip Club" - An In-Depth Discussion About the Album and About the LMan Behind It

19/10/2020

After a highly successful Kickstarter LMan has published a new album called SID Chip Club earlier this year. Even though technically it's not a remix album, I thought that the story of how the album was made is still very interesting - and this also gave me an excuse to try to get to know the man behind it all.

Submitted by LaLa