The C64 Take-away #53

Kwed The C64 Take Away 53
15/05/2018

It turns out that being patient for 4 years, 5 months and 3 days pays off in the end. The new episode of the C64 Take-away podcast was released yesterday. Jan is back with 65 minutes of remixes, chiptunes and news from the world of C64-related music.

 

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Submitted by kwed

New free GRG-album "a Tribute to Chris Hülsbeck" now available

German Remix Group - A Tribute to Chris Hülsbeck
02/03/2018

Today the German Remix Group (GRG) released its fourth tribute-album. The new album is dedicated to the sounds of Chris Hülsbeck, and consequently the album is called A Tribute to Chris Hülsbeck. It contains 19 tracks from CZ-Tunes, Dr.Future, Mitch van Hayden, SigmaZeven, Snake-TMF, SunSpire and Tronimal (guest remixer). It features many different styles, from 80s pop and dance up to orchestral sounds. This huge album, spanning over 90 minutes of play time, is not only their longest album (so far), it's also their first release of a double CD which can be downloaded digitally for free or listened dirctly to via the GRG website.

 
Submitted by Mitch van Hayden

ROTY 2017 results are in

Roty Cup 2017
21/02/2018

Check out the results, click the link below!

Check this out
Remix64 V3 Syntax Era

Syntax Era - Remix64 Volume 3

by Remix64 Team

Pure Geek-cheek! Take famous 80s tracks such as 19, Two Tribes, Too Shy, Billy Jean, Broken Wings and I Feel Love, painstakingly recreate the sound, and inject that into classic C64 music such as BMX Kidz, Comic Bakery, Sanxion, Arkanoid and Ghouls and Ghosts. Remixes come from amazing talent: Romeo Knight, LMan, Makke, Tom Detert, Tron, Moog, Binster, Ziphoid, Boz, Sonic Wanderer, Tonka, Skitz, Trace, Slaygon, iFadeo and even (gasp) a guest appearances here and there from Chris Abbott. You'll wonder how we could get away with such a cheeky tribute to the 80s: well, no samples from the original tracks were used, and the musical content has been replaced by the C64 tune covered. The CD also features some really great songs in their own right, which result from a perfect match between C64 melodies and hooks, the sound of SID, and classic 80s instrumentation, such as Ace II, Jethro Walrus, Aspar Grand Prix, and Dominator. The CD was the baby of Markus "LMan" Klein, who acted as Co-ordinator, remixer, artist and layout, and even made his own tea, ably assisted by Tom Detert who did much of the mastering. CD is in now shipping! Tracks are available in high quality VBR MP3 and FLAC (all non-DRM).

Check it out...

Listening Recommendation

 International Karate

Arranged by Chris Abbott

Dramatically underrated classic synth remix of a classic SID tune. Don't be fooled by the upload date, this is a piece of c64 remixing history from pre remix.kwed.org times.

Apart from a careful arrangement and instrument selection, this remix features a pure reverence for Hubbard's masterpiece, but at the same time isn't afraid to enhance even further. Nearly a decade old, this still competes with the best.

It's beautiful.

Review by LMan

Random review

 Caverns of Khafka (Thriller mix)

Arranged by dor-x

I don't understand the bad rating.
Yes, it's technical no masterpiece but with the creepy Vincent Price like voice this mix it's really nice.

Review by monty_mole

Latest Review

 Commando High Score

Arranged by Jarle H. Olsen

Nice arrangement and good sound!!! Keep up the good work!! C64 music is timeless music!

Review by TbB

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