Review articles

Encore64 - Review by LaLa

A review of the brand new Encore64 album. Spoiler alert: it's really good!

Nexus 6581, 20 Years On – A Look Back and Review by Warren Pilkington, December 2020

Following on from our 20 year look back specials, Warren Pilkington looks back at the Nexus 6581 album. Question is, Does it stand the test of time?

8-Bit Symphony Pro - Review

A review of 8-Bit Symphony Pro by podcaster Lee Tyrrell

FastLoaders: Ninja Musicology - Review by LaLa

Remixing tunes from The Last Ninja is a tricky business - seemingly everybody remembers them differently. Remixing them in a hard rock style is even trickier - mostly because music from the Last Ninja series has been remixed over and over so many times on RKO already (well over 200 remixes and counting). Yet, the FastLoaders, a group of Last Ninja enthusiasts / rock-band from Norway have managed to do it better than most by treating the tunes with utmost care and respect, with faithful arrangements, and with impeccable mixing.

SIDrip Alliance: ReLive - Review by LaLa

The name SIDrip Alliance should be pretty familiar already to everybody who follows the C64 remix scene. Since their debut concert in 2010 at the ÁROK#12 Party this Hungarian group has been very active, with live performances at parties like Function, Revision, and, of course, they have become a regular staple at Árok. Their members - Chabee, Hermit, NecroPolo, Vincenzo, Werdy - have been producing many remixes that are all available on RKO. And now, exactly 5 years after they first got together they have come out with an album of their own. R.E.T.R.O - Review by LaLa

I would like to take this opportunity to say a big public thank you to for publishing this fantastic album. It's unexpectedly emotional
and has touched me personally on multiple levels...

Necropolo: RakBIT - Review by LaLa

Let's establish something up front: RakBIT is a great prog-rock album and it's even better that all of its tracks are SID remixes. If you liked the organic- acoustic soundscapes of Reyn's Nexus 6581, I guarantee you'll like NecroPolo's pieces, too.

C64 Orchestra: RUN 10 - Review by LaLa

It was hard to contain my excitement when I first heard about the availability of this new CD. Orchestral arrangements of game tunes are nothing new, this has been done before for many platform games, and as the proliferation of tours like those done by Video Games Live and PLAY! - A Video Game Symphony attest to it, they are as popular as ever. However, not only is this the first ever orchestra remix album completely devoted to SID tunes, but it was all arranged by none other than Rob Hubbard himself...

SYNTAX ERA - Review by LaLa

Independent review of Remix64 vol 3 - SYNTAX ERA, by LaLa