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GRANDMIX 86

  1. Intro Grandmix 86
  2. Sledgehammer - Peter Gabriel
  3. Ego - Nat Augustin
  4. Let's Go All The Way - Sly Fox
  5. Alice, I Want You Just For Me - Full Force
  6. Bang Zoom Let's Go - The Real Roxanne
  7. Radar Love - Centerfold
  8. Just Buggin' - Whistle
  9. Don't Waste My Time - Paul Hardcastle
  10. Headlines - Midnight Star
  11. Rain Or Shine - Five Star
  12. Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
  13. Ain't Nobody Ever - Aretha Franklin
  14. Point Of No Return - Earlene Bentley
  15. Borrowed Love - S.O.S. Band
  16. Stay A Little Time Child - Loose Ends
  17. Night of Pleasure - Loose Ends
  18. C'est La Vie -Robbie Neville
  19. Human - Human League
  20. Set Me Free -Jaki Graham
  21. Mountains - Prince
  22. Nasty - Janet Jackson
  23. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
  24. Walk This Way - Run DMC
  25. Typical Male - Tina Turner
  26. Ain't Nothin'goin'on But The Rent - Gwen Guthrie
  27. Prove Me Right - Shannon
  28. Facts Of Love - Jeff Lorber
  29. Can't Wait another Minute - Five Star
  30. Notorious - Duran Duran
  31. I'm Not Perfect - Grace Jones
  32. Goldmine - Pointer Sisters
  33. Rumours - Timex Social Club
  34. Jealousy - Club Nouveau
  35. Mixed Up World - Timex Social Club
  36. Boing Boom Tchak - Kraftwerk
  37. Broken Glass - George Duke
  38. The Finest - S.O.S. Band
  39. Paranoimia - Art Of Noise
  40. Automatic - Millie Scott
  41. Dreamer - BB & Q Band
  42. Point Of No Return - Nu Shooz
  43. You and me tonight - Aurra
  44. Prisoner of love - Mildred Scott
  45. Can't Let You Go - Haywoode
  46. I Wouldn't Lie - Yarbrough & Peoples
  47. Dance Around The World - Richenel
  48. Armed And Dangerous - Atlantic Starr
  49. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range
  50. Who's Johnny - El Debarge
  51. Kiss - Prince
  52. Gravity -James Brown
  53. 100 % Pure Pain - O'Chi Brown
  54. Say It Say It - EG Daily
  55. Open Your Heart - Madonna
  56. Female Intuition - Mai Tai
  57. Passion From A Woman - Krystol
  58. Burning Love - Confunk Shun
  59. Burnin'up - Michael Jonzum
  60. Sweet Freedom - Michael Mcdonald
  61. Lessons In Love - Level 42
  62. What Have I Done For You ? - King MC (featuring Screamin' K)
  63. What Have I Done for you Lately -Janet Jackson
  64. Talk To Me - Chico Debarge
  65. Oops Oh No - Latoya Jackson & Cerrone
  66. Word Up - Cameo
  67. Hey Don't Waste My Time - The Walkers
  68. Goin'to The Bank - The Commodores
  69. A Love Bizarre - Sheila E
  70. All Played Out - Life
  71. When I Think Of You - Janet Jackson
  72. I'm Not Gonna Let You - Colonel Abrams
  73. The Promise You Made - Cock Robin
  74. What's The Colour Of Money - Hollywood Beyond
  75. Come Get My Love - T. K. A.
  76. What I Like - Anthony And The Camp
  77. Saturday Love - Cherelle & Alexander O'Neal
  78. Set Fire To Me - Willy Colon
  79. Holiday Rap - MC Miker G & DJ Sven
  80. Midas Touch - Midnight Star
  81. Sweet Sexy Thing - Rick James
  82. You Are Everything - James "D-Train" Williams
  83. Find The Time - Five Star
  84. Dial My Number - Pauli Carmen
  85. Just Another Lover - Johnny Kemp
  86. Shadows Of Your Love - JM Silk
  87. How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
  88. Unfaithfull - Full Force
  89. In The Heat Of A Passionate Moment - Princess
  90. Showin'out - Mel & Kim
  91. If I Say Yes - Five Star
  92. Say When - Nirvana
  93. Dictator - Centerfold
  94. Control - Janet Jackson
  95. Ti Sento - Matia Bazar
  96. People Of All Nations - Shawn Christopher
  97. This Time - Private Possession
  98. Speculation - Colonel Abrams
  99. Mr. DJ - The Concept
  100. Jack Your Body - Steve Silk Hurley
  101. You And Me - Symphonia
  102. To The Beat Of The Drum - Wired
  103. What You See Is What You Get - Brenda K Starr
  104. Don't You Try It - Raw
  105. Ain't Nothin'but A Party - Phil Fearon
  106. Love Can't Turn Around - Farley Jackmaster Funk
  107. We Just - Moses
  108. I Can't Turn Around - JM Silk
  109. Papa Don't Preach - Madonna
  110. Venus - Bananarama
  111. Warriors Of the Wasteland- Frankie Goes To Hollywood

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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.
This mix was transferred from analog tape to the Sony SL-F1 prior to broadcasting.
(See also Reel to Reel on the '84 page)

TV appearance
The Grandmix 86 was also the first mix that made it to a TV show. Mixes started to become
mainstream gathering a steady growing audience. Ben Liebrand was the first DJ/Producer to
show on TV how these mixes were made. On the TV show "Tineke" Ben demonstrated how
tapeloops worked, synchronizing records to tape-looped rhythm patterns live on stage.
As Tineke was switching between to sets of Studio decor for each interview, Ben had 7 minutes
to install a mixer, turntables and a four-track tape recorder, including selecting a tapeloop, and
synchronizing the record "Broken Wings" to this loop, whilst hooking up his system to the
TV studio set-up. The difficult bit was to stay "cool" (temperature wise) when the cameras
switched on.

Directors Cut
The Grandmix 86 as broadcasted 24th of April 1999 was transferred from to the Akai DD1000 .
The mix was then leveled to 0 dB and minor imperfections were corrected.
The intro starts of with "Timewarp complete - Ready for transmission" followed by the original
"Control" Intro featuring Ben Liebrand on Vocoder. The mix was then recorded on to DAT.

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