MP3 Various Artists - Syntax Era: Remix 64, Vol. 3
You''ll wonder how we got away with taking famous 1980s anthems such as "Two Tribes", "19" and "Too Shy" and expertly recreating the sound and feel with different music and lyrics. Great sense of humour and some great songs.
17 MP3 Songs in this album (70:22) !
Related styles: POP: 80''s Pop, POP: Synth Pop
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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with such a cheeky tribute to the 80s: well, no samples from the original tracks were used, and the musical content has been replaced by the C64 tune covered.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, a magnificent mix of 90s cheek, great hooks, great lyrics and vocals, and a killer arrangement which somehow manages to combine the sound of "The Shamen" with the sound of SID.
This CD was created as a labour of love for the team: no pressing deadlines, every remixer was the producer of their own tune, and each remixer got to choose the piece they were most excited about. Ironically this produced the most commercial C64 remix CD ever created: but we didn''t plan it that way :) It was originally something fun for the team to do.
Bonus material includes WIPs and other oddities, as well as some tracks which didn''t quite make the CD.
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.