Retro Domination Podcast Episode 56 – Are you keeping up with the Commodore?

We are back for episode 56 of the Retro Domination podcast! In this weeks episode, Daz & Mark are joined by special guests Rob Caporetto from YouTube channel Hellfire64 as well as the founder of Bitmap Books and member of the Retro Asylum podcast, Sam Dyer and this week, it’s all about the Commodore 64 (and it’s about damn time!) Some of the topics discussed includes Sam’s fantastic book ‘Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium’ as well as has upcoming followup ‘Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium’, our initial memories with the system as well as some of the best (and worst!) games and SID tunes that the Commodore 64 has to offer! We also have special exclusive musical track kindly provided to us by chiptunes artist Sidman 64, especially for this episode! Be sure to tune in and enjoy!

 

You can find more of Sam over at Bitmap Books and be sure to check out Retro Asylum, the UK’s number one retro gaming podcast!

The ‘Commodore 64: a visual Commpendium’ & the ‘Commodore Amiga: a visual Commpendium’ can be ordered from Funstock.co.uk.

You can find more of Rob at his YouTube channel Hellfire64 and also on Facebook.

Want to hear more of Sidman 64’s chip tunes? Check him out on Soundcloud! And here’s a bit of a bio from the man himself:

Name is Paul and am from Manchester – UK, have been known as Danceaway in the past, doing remixes of classic 64 tracks, played live at Back in Time events in – London – Manchester – Sweden, also played live at Retro Revival 2014.

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting most of the 64 musicians over the years, Rob Hubbard, Ben Daglish, Martin Galway, Fred Gray, Matthew Cannon, Reyn Owehand, and Mr Jeroen Tel… to which I chat a lot with on Skype, crazy guy, but one talented BITCH….

Had the pleasure of attending X2014, my first time and it was simply amazing, what an event, meeting all the coders, Graphics, musicians… one amazing event which I will hopefully be performing at the next one in X2016…

I now go by the name Sidman 64 and have performed at BIT Live 2013 and Retro Revival 2014 under this name.. doing remixes of classic 64 game tracks, along with the best demo tracks by some of the top scene guys…

I am now just starting to write my own original blend of SID – Electronica – Dance – Orchestra tracks which I will be performing live in the future…

Big shout out to all the scene guys and all C64 owners who are keeping the beast alive….

I am also part of a duo act called Kollaber8, doing remixes of chart tracks and we are currently writing our own stuff to have a crack at the UK charts….

Our soundcloud page is www.https://soundcloud.com/kollaber8

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