Steph and Kevman are finally back with a new show! Please join us!
The time has come to celebrate and acknowledge the remixers' work in the C64 and Amiga community by presenting the yearly ROTY Awards, as voted by the users at www.remix64.com. So, join us as we go through some highlights of 2022 and announce the runner-ups and winners of each category!s
Oh, 20 years already. That's quite a bit. Here's a little show to celebrate this fact where we'll try to pick out some favourite remixes as well as bringing up some original tracks that we might think SHOULD be remixed instead. Join us!
So, 14 years have passed. We think they've been pretty good, but can be even better. Let's relive the show that started it all!
It was the end of the year, so our producers joined the hosts to wind down, have some fun and reminisce about their first year as part of the team. We give some insights and thoughts from behind the scenes, talk about our favourite episodes, parties and anything that happened in 2022 - and give some first hints what's to come for 2023.
New year, new Soothing Sounds! Join Steph for some relaxing music on a rare Monday show!
Squeezing in one last show before the end of 2022!!
dojoe has friends over and plays some relaxed DnB for them, and he's taking y'all along for the ride!
With the season turning colder, h0ffman and kiero join us on a virtual bonfire to intimately share their experiences, feelings and anecdotes about competing.
Welcome to episode 26, our biggest episode yet! Sceners are a peculiar bunch, juggling creativity and technical prowess, often even within the same individuals. What does it do with us to create, compete and socialise in this environment, and how can we take care of ours’ and others’ wellbeing? We explore the psychology behind the demoscene, demoparties and demomaking with Tom, who does not just create amazing Atari-demos with Genesis Project, Effect and SMFX, but also lectures on Community Psychology at the University of Leeds. We appreciate that even two hours can’t do justice to all angles of this complex topic. If you would like to share your thoughts, stories and questions, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our social media accounts. If you are interested and we receive enough feedback, we might produce a follow-up in the future. Disclaimer: If you are in distress or have a medical emergency, please seek out professional help immediately: https://findahelpline.com/
The Scene is Dead! Or is it? How do newcomers experience the demoscene when joining these days, and how did the pandemic and lack of physical events impact them? We are talking to Tobach, famed for sheep and fantastic demos on exotic devices - and give Okkie a good while to talk about the release of his first demo (he did it, people!!)
Join Steph for some audio relaxation time!
For the past couple of years, demos in JS, running in Web Browsers have become a fixed part of the demo compos. We invite Ninjadev to chat about their work, their own tool nin and other groups and productions. Join us for an all-new episode after our longer break - it's great to be back!
Steph and Kevman emerge from the shadows to bring you a new show!
25 years ago in Northern Germany, an Amiga/C64 demoparty called "Symposium" and a PC demoparty called "Mekka" decided to merge and do one common demoscene event on Easter, bringing the Home computer and PC demoscene under one roof. Something unthinkable at the time. This was the beginning of a tradition that was eventually carried on by Breakpoint and resulted in Revision, the world's biggest pure demoparty. Ah, the kids we were...! But wait, what about kids today? In the second half of the episode, we explore how kids perceive the digital world today, how they enter it and get educated about it, and if the demoscene can still be relevant for this generation. So what better time of the year to invite Steeler, travelling all the way from the 1980s to this day, learn from his insights as a media education advisor, and ponder with him about the next generation's approach to creativity and tinkering. Lean back and get ready for a MASSIVE episode!
A one-hour mix of scene music highlights from the demoparties of 2021.
For the first time in a long while, we are venturing beyond our own realms, and invite a guest from a scene not so different from ours: We have a chat with Alex McLean, a key figure of the Algorave movement, about the similarities and differences of our scenes and creative process. Let's see if we can draw some inspiration from each other! Algoraves have been an ever-growing trend over the past ten years, in which musicians livecode their music to please the dancing masses. Also, we chat about the Revision Satellites, share some exclusive insights into the survey they held earlier in the year, and reflect on Lovebyte that just happened prior to recording (and get Okkie to say "...in DOOOOOS" one more time.)
Finally!! Steph's back with an assortment of relaxing tunes for your listening enjoyment.
The time has come to celebrate and acknowledge the remixers' work in the C64 and Amiga remixing community by presenting the yearly ROTY Awards, as voted by the users at www.remix64.com. Presented by the hosts from SLAY Radio. This year it's SLAY Radio's turn to give out the awards and give you a run-down of what happened in 2020. 2020 was one of the most active years in recent memory, with 174 c64 remixes, 48 Amiga remixes and a whopping 194 tracks over 11 albums, giving us a grand total of 416 tracks to enjoy! So, join us as we go through some highlights of 2020 and announce the runner-ups and winners of each category!
As David Attenborough would put it: Today, we look at life at the smallest scale. Superogue from Marquee Design and Lovebyte Demoparty joins us to tell us more about Tiny Intros, the pleasures of hunting that last byte, and why it is not just for hardcore coders. Also, we finally get an answer to Okkie's burning question on the origins of TPOLM's group name and wallow in memories of a time where we were not only immature teenagers, but also produced some awesome diskmags.
Welcome to Season 3! After the success in Finland and Germany, Poland just enlisted the Demoscene as Intangible Cultural Heritage - in this episode, we learn more what all of that means, about the process behind it and how this can help our scene and future adventures.
It's time to end another year, but that can't be done without another show, so here we go... Let's have a little smoothness guide us out from 2021...
We have delivered the 12th episode this year, as we promised: Our producers, now having satisfied their promise, join for the last episode to explain their motivations, their view on effort and discipline, and share their approach for creating and delivering projects.
We kick off this month with an audience question: Are themed music compos a net positive or net negative? Is there a loss of interest in music compos in general? After that, a discussion about demos using stock assets and commercial engines - is it worth it? Should it be shunned upon? Finally, the legend himself, IQ joins us to tell us the story and beginnings of Shadertoy, how he views the growth of the site and what makes it special, and retells some parts of his stellar career, how his beginnings in the scene allowed him to have it, and his views on the direction of the scene.
After a more than 4-year long hiatus, the now old boys are back for some ramblings and music. Did we say music? Yesch, let's go, join us!
Running the gamut - with Ferris The versatility of the scene can be overwhelming, but also a sprawling playground for those who want to experience more and more of the possibilities of it all, and none has done more sweeping work across many areas than Ferris, who joins us to talk about his beginnings, his motivation to oscillate between oldschool and newschool platforms, his struggle to give up artistic control, and his desire to look for the next challenge.
Even nostalgia isn't the same anymore The scene is nothing if not a giant ball of sobbing about how everything was better when computers were just growing their eighth bit - but is that a good thing? Are we taking up the space from the future with the past? What's better, to make a fresh demo on an old platform, or an old demo on a fresh platform? The show dives into these weighty questions while, naturally, reminiscing about old times, because of course.
Time for another show! Tune in to see what kind of theme Steph and Kevman cooked up this time!
The joy of livecoding - with Flopine. There's just no denying it: over the last few years the livecoding craze took the demoscene by storm - but what is it? Is it part of the scene? How does it project onto the scene? Where does it meet the scene and where does it avoid it? We sit down with Flopine, the perhaps most prominent personality of the livecoding community, to gain more understanding of what it is and what it isn't, and what her experiences are in the field. Finally, we also have a call to action for you.
Fnord will bring our Sound of SceneSat reveal party to a close. Don't worry though because there are still plenty of amazing tracks for you to discover once the party is over!