Posted on Apr 4, 2009 in c64, Music, Websites
As anyone who is remotely aware of my existence could tell you, I love the Commodore 64, and I especially love C64 music. In the early 21st Century, thanks to Internet, I found out that there are a lot of other people who share this strange passion. I also discovered there are a large number of websites that are made just for people like me. Over the last few years more and more of these websites have popped up, so I thought I make a list of my favourite sites, and share them with you.
Original C64 music
HVSC – The High Voltage SID Collection – The most complete SID tune collection, containing over 35000 SID files.
Stone Oakvalley’s Authentic SID Collection – MP3 recordings of all SID tunes from all versions of the Commodore 64 SID sound chip.
The SID 6581/8580 Recordings Archive – MP3 recordings of a small selection of popular SID tunes.
Remixed C64 Music
c64audio.com – The biggest record label dealing with Commodore 64 music and remixes. The place to go for the best C64 remixes money can buy.
remix.kwed.org – The definitive guide to free C64 MP3 remakes.
OverClocked ReMix – Video Game Music Community – A video game music community with tons of fan-made remixes and information on video game music on all formats.
Slay Rradio – The original C64 radio station dedicated to playing c64 remixes, also has regular live shows were you can request your favourite tunes.
SceneSat Radio – SceneSat Radio plays music from the demo scene including game remixes, game soundtracks, demotracks, netlabels, and tracks from music compos at demoparties.
The SID Station – An Internet only radio station that plays only Commodore 64 SID music.
c64 bands, artist and remixers
Press Play On Tape – The original and best Commodore 64 Revival Band
Machine Supremacy – An alternative rock band, who cover various C64 tracks.
8 Bit Weapon – Duo that plays Commodore 64 and Gameboy music using vintage computers and live drums.
C64 Music News and Community
Remix64 – This site is a portal to the surprisingly unified world of Commodore music remixing and music, containing news, reviews, charts and chat, and this file is your guide to the scene we love.
c64music – A blog about Commodore64 related geek music projects, featuring DIY, schematics, releases, 8bit music bands, retro software reviews, SID based synths. Has been updated in a while.
Commodore 64 Music – A new Commodore 64 Music blog.
That’s it for now, but I’ll be adding further links when I think of them. If you have any suggestions for links to add please leave a comment.