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  1. SceneSat Staff and guests - Remix64 - Remixer of the Year Awards 2011

    The Remixer Of The Year awards were presented for the 10th time in 2011, at the ROTY Awards show hosted by SceneSat staff and guests at the crowded SceneSat headquarters. The first part of the show presented a rundown of the year 2011, recaping scene happenings and playing top rated tracks of each month. The actual award show started at roughly 22:35.

    The first award "Best Newcomer 2011" was awarded to SID legend Peter Clarke by Mordi, who had won the award in 2008.

    Hazel won "Best Veteran 2011", which was personally handed over by Makke, who was 2006s best veteran.

    Daxx and Gibs won "Best Amiga Remix" for their collaboration on "Lotus 3".

    The price for "Best c64 Remix" was awarded to "Warhawk (Halcón de la guerra mix)" by scene veteran N-JOY. The award was presented by Andreas Wallström of c64.com. It should be noted that Kate Z. would have actually won this category with her Tusker remix, if the votes for both versions (vocal / non vocal) had been combined.

    Two "Lifetime Achievement" awards were awarded to Jan Lund Thomsen and Slaygon for their relentless service to the scene.

    The prime price, "Remixer Of The Year", was won by Rune-Bertil’s and presented by none other than o2, who was Remix64’s very first Remixer Of The Year, ten years ago in 2001.

    Huge congratulations to all winners and everyone who made it onto the lists!:-)

    The guestlist at Ziphoid’s once more crowded apartment was: Floaf, Mordi, Ceci, Andreas Wallström, o2, Arvid, Malmen, fnordpojk, Makke, Dafunk, Tron, a0d, BST, Gulrak, Herbaculum, Hazel, Uncle Tom, Sir Garbagetruck and Ziphoid.

    —Huffduffed by smartnavnher

  2. Chiptuned: 1UP’s Game Music Blog : Crank Up the Game Tunes With This Week’s Games, Dammit!

    From http://www.1up.com/do/blogEntry?bId=9092752 :

    This latest episode of Games, Dammit! is possibly the most intricate I’ve ever edited. It took me more than half a day to get the whole thing spliced together. But it’s all in a good cause: Bob Mackey and Marty Sliva joined me to discuss the history and current direction of game music for more than an hour. Reader commentary was also fielded. A good time was had by all. And then, I added samples of nearly every piece of music we directly referenced.

    I know a lot of people (or a few people who are very vocal about criticizing things they dislike) hate the presence of music in podcasts I put together, so I’m sure this episode will be shredded with particular ruthlessness. But music in a podcast is the equivalent of game footage in a video: It’s context, substance, flavor, a chapter break, a bookend. In this case, doubly so, since the whole point of the show is to discuss music.

    Said discussion features a most unusual turn of events in which I don’t play the role of cynical curmudgeon. Bob and Marty express considerable disappointment with contemporary game music, whereas I see more good than bad. The genre is different than it used to be, but different isn’t always bad. And, hey, we have crazy chiptune artists to keep the old ways alive.

    There’s method in the madness of this episode as well. It’s a teaser, of sorts. Beginning next week, we’ll be hosting a two-month daily voting process right here in Chiptuned in which you, the awesome readers and listeners of 1UP, will have the opportunity to pick the greatest video game tune of all time (or at least the greatest from our arbitrary list of selections). I’m sincerely looking forward to seeing (and hearing) which song you’ll select.

    —Huffduffed by smartnavnher