Grandmix info pages Mixes available on CD Ben Liebrand Intro Disco Edition The Grandmix Disco Edition is digitally edited on the AKAI DD1500 Digital Audio Workstation. This DD1500 has 28 hours of recording time at 44.1 KHz 16 bit stereo. And can record up to 16 tracks simultaneously. The DD1500 does not use any audio mp3 or other destructive data compression.
THE GRANDMIX DISCO EDITION 1 (also check out part 2)
Grandmix Disco Edition, available as a 3CD box!!
I am the Funkasizer
I am the Discotizer
I am the Soul and Boogielizer
Ha ha ha haaaah
Come on Bring on the sound!
Tracklist Grandmix Disco Edition
Carl Douglas Kung Fu Fighting
Black Machine How Gee
Jenny Burton Bad Habits
Jocelyn Brown Somebody's Elses Guy
Chaka Khan Ain't Nobody
Grandmaster Flash The Message
N-Trance Staying Alive
Snap The Power
Joe Public Live And Learn
Sharon Redd Can You Handle It?
Indeep Last Night A Dj Saved My Life
Pointer Sisters Automatic
People's Choice Do It Anyway You Wanna
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam Let The Beat Hit 'Em
Herbie Hancock Rock It
Rene & Angela Save Your Love (For Number 1)
Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight
Kurtis Blow The Breaks
Whispers And The Beat Goes On
Quick The Rhythm Of The Jungle
Stephanie Mills Medicine Song
C&C Music Factory Gonna Make You Sweat
King Bee Back By Dope Demand
Sister Sledge greatest dancer
Jacksons Blame It On The Boogie
Patrice Rushen Forget Me Nots
Rose Royce Rr Express
C&C Music Factory Here We Go
Shannon Let The Music Play
C.O.D. In The Bottle
Labelle Lady Marmelade
Shannon Give Me Tonight
The Trammps Love Epidemic
Gloria Gaynor I Will Survive
Sister Sledge We Are Family
Change Lover's Holiday
Miami Sound Machine Dr Beat
Kool & The Gang Fresh
Colonel Abrams Trapped
Oliver Cheatham Get Down Saturdaynight
Whispers It's A Love Thing
Shalamar take that to the bank
Chic le Freak
Bohannon Let's Start The Dance
Stacy Lattisaw Jump To The Beat
Kool & The Gang Celebration
Dan Hartman Relight My Fire
Taste of honey Boogie Oogie Oogie
Crystal Waters Gypsy Woman
Jerry knight overnight sensation
Heatwave Boogie Nights
Herbie Hancock Tell Everybody
Clivilles & Cole A Deeper Love
Michael Zager Band Let's All Chant
Ce Ce Peniston Finally
Bobby Thurston Check Out The Groove
The Strikers Body Music
D Train You're The One For Me
Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Lipps Inc Funkytown
Starlight Numero Uno
Karen Young Hot Shot
Robin S Show Me Love
Robin S Luv 4 Luv
Sly & the family Stone Dance to the Music
Viola Wills If You Could Read My Mind
Deniece Williams Let's Hear It For The Boy
Earth Wind & Fire Lets groove tonight
Miami Sound Machine Conga
Jacksons Shake Your Body
Technotronic Get Up
Snap Rhythm Is A Dancer
Technotronic Pump Up The Jam
Giorgio Moroder Chase
Donna Summer I Feel Love
Mory Kante Yeke Yeke
Eurythmics Sweat Dreams
The Trammps Shout
O'jays I Love Music
Anita Ward Ring My Bell
Jacksons Can You Feet It
Dead Or Alive You Spin Me Round
Miquel Brown So many men, so little time
Evelyn Thomas High Energy
Sylvester Do You Wanna Funk
Boys Town Gang Can't Take My Eyes Of You
Dan Hartman Instant Replay
Earth Wind & Fire September
Earth Wind & Fire Boogie Wonderland
Freddie James Get Up And Boogie
Real Thing Can You Feel The Force
Weather Girls It's Raining Men
Sylvester You Make Me Feel
Gonzalez Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet
Patrick Hernandez Born To Be Alive
Ben Liebrand Outro Disco edition
As broadcast on Radio 538
This mix is about how it all began. These are not only my personal roots, but the roots of today's dance music. With monumental tracks like Rapper's Delight (The first track to introduce the world outside of the ghetto to rap muisc), Shannon bringing Electro to the mainstream dancefloors all over the world, Giorgio Moroder's Chase and Donna Summer's I feel love (clearly 2 of the earliest techno tracks), some fine soulfull tracks by the Trammps, The O'Jays and some rare funk classics like Jerry Knight's Overnight Sensation along with D'Train and the Strikers. Ofcourse Dan Hartman joins us too with his masterpiece Relight my fire. And last but not least the true examples of disco in it's purest form, Sylvester's You make me feel, Stacy Lattisaw's Jump to the Beat and Freddie james' Get up and boogie.
This mix simply needed to be made to highlight my personal favorites on the dancefloor. Prince and madonna refused to join the party and as I can see it, it is their loss that they are not in this mix.
So, what happens next,
A list is made, tracks are cleared to be used in the mix and a search begins to find all these 12" versions on CD. It turned out that many CD's only contained radio edits and where processed numerous times beyond recognition. Special CD compilation boxes where found of of Casablanca containing excellent masters of Giorgio Moroder and Donna Summer. The Sugarhill Collection with 15 min versions of Rappers Delight and magnificent sounding The Message. Many special 12" CD's by Uniwave in Canada containing crisp versions of Bobby Thurston and Indeep. I hereby pay my respect to those people who made it their mission to find and compile the finest sounding masters for the future to enjoy. The re-mastered versions of the Arcade Dance Classics series proved to be a valuable source for excellent 12" CD masters. And for those masters that seemed nowhere to be found, I have to thank Frans vd Kamp for his efforts to not only find them, but getting them to me faster than teh speed of light. Martin Boer also went through his CD archive to find missing tracks to help me out, as well as Gerben Baartman. Thank you all !!
A few tracks unavailable on CD were transferred from vinyl using a Stanton 681EEE mounted on an SL1200. Using a Studer phone pre-amp, the signal was recorded into the Alesis Masterlink and mastered on CD.
All tracks where then checked for their exact BPM using the built-in BPM counter in the Pioneer CDJ1000. The tracks were then entered in a database and sorted by tempo and key.
The Grandmix Disco Edition was made using 2 pioneer CDJ1000's. These revolutionary new CD players with excellent Master Tempo are used to quickly try-out the best possible combinations and locations in the seperate tracks to make the perfect mix. All sections needed for a particular crossfade are pitched and recorded seperately into the Akai DD1500. Often the Master Tempo feature is used on just one of the 2 tracks in a crossfade, returning to "normal (non-pitch corrected) mode" immediately after the crossfade is completed.
CDJ1000 mulitimediacard merger
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Most of the tracks are unprocessed. Only a few tracks are digitally EQ'd, in the DD1500 to give them a bit more punch in the low frequencies.
The mix is then mastered onto the Alesis Masterlink, where also the track id's were added. With it's 5,4 hours continuous recording time, the Alesis Masterlink was also ideal to broadcast the 3 hour continuous mix on Radio 538 on new year's eve.
Alesis Masterlink ML9600
Ben Liebrand Intro Disco Edition
The Grandmix Disco Edition is digitally edited on the AKAI DD1500 Digital Audio Workstation.
This DD1500 has 28 hours of recording time at 44.1 KHz 16 bit stereo. And can record up to 16 tracks simultaneously. The DD1500 does not use any audio mp3 or other destructive data compression.