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GRANDMIX 84

  1. Intro Grandmix 84 .....Music Maestro
  2. Something Heavy Going Down - Golden Earring
  3. Matt's Mood - The Breakout Crew
  4. What Is Love - Howard Jones
  5. Shout - Tears For Fears
  6. What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner
  7. Solid - Ashford & Simpson
  8. When You Look Into My Eyes - Cherelle
  9. Just The Way You Like It - S.O.S. Band
  10. Feel So Real - Patrice Rushen
  11. Somebody Else's Guy - Jocelyn Brown
  12. Selfcontrol - Laura Branigan
  13. Tanzen Mit Righuera - Righeira
  14. Ain't Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan
  15. Loveride - Nuance
  16. Stop Bajon - Tulio De Piscopo
  17. S & M - De De
  18. Hyperactivate - Thomas Dolby
  19. Dancer - Boogie Boys
  20. Sweet Somebody - Shannon
  21. Breakdance - Zodiac Boys
  22. Beat Box - Art Of Noise
  23. Matt's Mood - Matt Bianco
  24. Change Of Heart - Change
  25. Loverboy - Billy Ocean
  26. One Night In Bangkok - Murray Head
  27. One Night In Bangkok - Robey
  28. Hang On To Your Love - Sade
  29. Step By Step - Jeff Lorber feat. Audrey Wheeler
  30. This Is My Night - Chaka Khan
  31. You Used To Hold Me So Tight - Thelma Houston
  32. Push In The Bush - Claire Hicks & Love Exchange
  33. I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman
  34. Land Of Hunger - Earrons
  35. You Are In My System - American Gypsy
  36. The Night - Valerie Dore
  37. What Goes On - Mai Tai
  38. Body & Soul - Mai Tai
  39. Kalimba De Luna - Boney M
  40. Medicine Song - Stephanie Mills
  41. Automatic - Pointer Sisters
  42. Down On The Street - Shakatak
  43. Treat Her Like A Lady - Temptations
  44. Lucky Day - Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
  45. Class Style (I've got it)- Linda Lewis
  46. Sex-o-matic - Barkays
  47. Carribean Queen - Billy Ocean
  48. European Queen - Billy Ocean
  49. African Queen - Billy Ocean
  50. What Do I Do - Galaxy & Phil Fearon
  51. Wood Beez - Scritti Politti
  52. Absolute - Scritti Politti
  53. Cryin'like A Wolf - Rj's Latest Arrival
  54. Zorro - My Mine
  55. Feel The Drive - Doctor's Cat
  56. I'll Be Around - Terri Wells
  57. Doctor Love - First Choice
  58. I Love The Piano - Claudio Simonetti
  59. Uprock - Rocksteady Crew
  60. Calling Mr. Telephone - Answering Service
  61. Lost In Music - Sister Sledge
  62. Relax - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  63. We Are The Young - Dan Hartman
  64. There Is No Stoppin' Us - Ollie & Jerry
  65. Reach (Out Ever Lasting Lover) - Unlimited Touch
  66. The Mexican - Jellybean
  67. White Lines - Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel
  68. Let It All Blow - Dazz Band
  69. Such A Shame - Talk Talk
  70. Lovelite - O'Brian
  71. Precious Little Diamond - Fox The Fox
  72. Florida - Paul Sharada
  73. My Heart's Divided - Shannon
  74. Dance Machine - Roni Griffith
  75. The War Song - Culture Club
  76. The Wild Boys - Duran Duran
  77. Running - Gwen Presley & Portable Control
  78. Dr. Beat - Miami Sound Machine
  79. Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr.
  80. Black Stations, White Stations - M & M
  81. Sexcrime (1984) - Eurythmics
  82. Bodyrock - Maria Vidal
  83. You Are The One For Me - Paul Hardcastle
  84. The Second Time- Kim Wilde
  85. Shot In The Dark - Michael Zager
  86. Jungle Love - The Time
  87. Watching You - Shakatak
  88. Like A Virgin - Madonna
  89. They Only Come Out Of Night - Peter Brown
  90. Don't Go Loose It Baby - Hugh Masekela
  91. Say Yeah! - The Limit
  92. Miss me blind - Culture Club
  93. Color My Love - Fun Fun
  94. Sex Shooter - Appolonia Six
  95. Let's Hear It For The Boy - Deniece Williams
  96. Shaft - Eddy Conrad
  97. The Game - Peter Brown
  98. I Feel For You - Chaka Khan
  99. Erotic City - Prince
  100. S.O.S. Fire In The Sky - Deodato
  101. Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
  102. In The Evening - Sheryl Lee Ralph
  103. Glamorous Life - Sheila E.
  104. When Doves Cry - Prince
  105. Tour De France - Kraftwerk
  106. The Reflex - Duran Duran
  107. Two Tribes - Frankie Goes To Hollywood

Total Running time 57:44

Equipment
2 x SL1200mkII turntables with Stanton Triple E cartridges
1 x Teac Tascam mixer 3A (8 channels)
1 x Teac Tascam 4 channel tapedeck for tapeloops
1 x Master Recorder: Revox PR99 with Studer "Butterfly" recording heads.
Speed: 38 cm/s 2track
Tape: 1/4 inch BASF 911 at 510 nanoweber level

Background info
After gathering all the dance charts of the year, an initial list was made in the month
November. This list was sorted by tempo (BPM beats per minute) and on the 1st of
December, work was started on the mix. It took the full month of December to complete
and perfect the mix, usually working the last 72 hours in one stretch.

Reel to reel tape
These early Grandmixes were all edited on tape. Have a look how it was done.
As the edited tape was the final thing, each edit and crossfade not only had to be
rhythmically correct, but even more important , at the right volume level. The mix
would otherwise become louder and louder, resulting in overload and distortion.
I never liked limiters and compressors on final mixes, so the grandmix was also made
without them.

The complete mix didn't fit on one real, and had to be transported in 2 sections.
The last 5 minutes of tape 1 were identical to the first 5 minutes of tape 2, and
whilst broadcasting I had to sync up the machines at the NOB (NOS at the time)
to make a very fast (and unnoticeable) live crossfade from tape 1 to tape 2.
Later these tapes were transferred to Digital, solving the live crossfade problem.
The robot voices were created using a vocoder, and this grandmix was made in
the first Studio located in what used to be a bedroom. Also have a look at the other
studios , and the equipment setup for the grandmix 92

Directors Cut
The Grandmix 84 as broadcasted 27 febr 1999 is transferred from Sony F1 to the
Akai DD1000 . The mix was then leveled to 0 dB and minor imperfections were
corrected (example the edit in Duran Duran's Wild Boys has the "w" of "wild"repaired.)
Also some slight timing imperfections have been smoothed out(edit sequence at the end
of Chacka Kahn's Ain't nobody). An intro was added to identify the mix as being the
Grandmix 84, which fades into the original intro of the mix (the purists can remove it,
and restore it to the original version by fading in after the vocoder). The mix was then
recorded on to DAT.


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