Unofficial Ben Liebrand Discography
Last update:4-feb-2007

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This site is all about Ben Liebrand. Remixer and producer from the 80s and the 90s and still going strong in the new millenium. His list of accomplishments is astonishing. His productions have more than once seen the Charts. Often not in his own name, but usually as the remixer/producer. In the oher pages of this site you can read about a lot of his productions. One of the things Ben became famous with are his 'In the Mix'-es and the Grandmixes, mixes of about 1 hour having all hits from the last year. They were (and still are) the best YearMixes to be found.
A lot of Ben's smaller mixes where broadcasted by Radio Veronica, in the 'Curry & van Inkel show' and later the 'Stenders & van Inkel show'. They were called Minimix'es. Information about a lot of 'em can be found at the minimix-page. In 1991 Ben added Vision to his sound and quickly mastered the technical side of Image Composting and 3D animation. Since then he has done a lot of artwork for Arcade record company and others. His work includes stills and commercials for companies from Holland, England , Germany, Spain and France.
Check Ben's Audio and Video pages at 'Liebrand Images'


He is happily married to Brenda (Van Raam), has 2 sons, Fabian (20-10-1993 2:49) and Sascha (8-12-1994) and a even more wonderfull girl named Linde (1-July 1999 02:02).

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Ben's Mix History

Grandmix 2007
Coming Soon.(10-jan-2008)
Broadcasted 31-12-2006 from 18:00 till 21:00 on Slam FM.
For sale @ Ben Liebrand Audio
50 Disco Hits
Released 19-aug-2007
1 cd made for ECI, with a nice compilation of 50 discohits
Grand 12 Inches 4
(Summer 2007)
4 CD's filled with the music that made Ben start (and keep on) mixing. Special versions, originals taken from the master-tapes.
Grandmix - 2006
Broadcasted 31-12-2006 from 18:00 till 21:00 on Radio 538.
Release 10-1-2007.
For sale @ Ben Liebrand Audio
2006 proved to be the year of Electro. Although it now appears in the form of Electro-House, it were these kinds of sounds that drew me to electronic dance music 30 years ago. Starting with Kraftwerk and Giorgio Moroder, briefly surfacing in the 90’s with Mr. Oizo’s Flat Beat, Electro-House now has matured and found a new following on the dance floors. It feels a bit like coming home. Enjoy, Ben Liebrand.
Grandmix - Disco Nouveau
Release 10-11-2006. For sale @ Ben Liebrand Audio
How would disco sound today if it never would stopped in the first place. It would probably still have the funky influences, vocals and that “4 on the floor” rhythm. Long intro’s and even longer breaks. But it would also be new. New Disco, Nouveau Disco, infused with stronger rhythms but with that same uplifting feel and the sole purpose to make you dance.So feel that energy and get on the floor.
On 23-09-2006 Ben invited people who helped him with masters or in other ways to his house. I was one of them! View this page for video and pictures.

Discoclassics 2006 For sale @ Ben Liebrand Audio And Eci
On 23 August 2006 Liebrand Audio released this In the mix Special(broadcasted
29-07-2006). Sony/BMG was willing to release this mix as a special promotional
item at a retail price of only 5 euro.Single CD with 20 tracks
Total Running Time over 1 hour featuring 2 Mash-ups.

Grand 12 Inches 3
On 27 May 2006 Liebrand Audio released his 3rd personal Compilation CD. 4 CD's filled with the music that made Ben start (and keep on) mixing. Special versions, originals taken from the master-tapes. Check it out!
Grandmix - 2005
Broadcasted  31-12-2005 from 18:00 till 21:00 on Radio 538.
Release: January 2006.
Grandmix - The 90s Edition 2
Released November 2005.
Ben asked CD-Masters for the 90's tracks in the Mixfreaks mailinglist. I did sent some tracks and.... I'm on the cover!
Follow this link for GRANDMIXES - Combined Playlist from The ClassicsMix till 1992
Modular One 
A experimental one-hour trancetrack,broadcasted on the radio by Armin van Buuren on Fresh.fm
Whilst working on my new DVD "Grand Visuals" I had a full hour of visuals ready, but no audio to go with it. This is why I composed Modular-1 and mixed it in 5.1 Surround.
What would Moroder like to make in 2005?
Which piece of music will take you from any A to any B in your car in 1 hour?
Which track takes 15 minutes for the bassdrum to kick in?
What is not trance as you know it, but perhaps more entrancing than you are use to.
That would be Modular-1 !!!
Armin van Buuren will be broadcasting Modular-1 on his State of Trance show http://www.arminvanbuuren.com/
It was in episode 204
 
Megadance Summermix 2005
Released August 2005
A 1 hour mix, 40 tracks. Trax by Tiesto, Marco V, Armin van Buuren etc....
Grand 12 Inches 2
In 2005 Liebrand Audio released his personal Compilation CD. 4 CD's filled with the music that made Ben start (and keep on) mixing. Special versions, originals taken from the master-tapes. Check it out!
"These tracks have determined the path to follow and many of them where revolutionary and truly progressive at the time they where originally released. I have taken the greatest care to come up with the best possible masters, sometimes comparing up to 5 different versions to find out which one sounded the best and most pure. Some track feature a combination of vocal and dub version just as I used to perform that combination in a live DJ-set. Such a combination features the best parts from the vocal and dub version, capturing the complete feel of what that track meant to me."

They can only be bought @ LiebrandAudio
Grandmix 2004
Released 17 Jan 2005.On 31 december 2004 from 18:00 to 21:00 Parts 1,2 and 3 of the Grandmix 2004 will be broadcasted. The full, 3 hour mix can be bought at stores and at www
Ben as DJ on Veronica Radio- IN THE MIX!
From 1-januari 2005 Ben's 3-hour 'In The Mix radioshow' on Veronica Radio was rescheduled. His InTheMix Mix is broadcasted on saturday-evening at 22:00, and at 21:15, in Dj Sven's Disco Inferno a minimix will be played.
Grandmix - The 90s Edition
Released October 2004. Allthough the radiocommercials and the cover show Radio538 logo's, the mix was not broadcasted at Radio538, because they forgot to plan the mix in... It was broadcasted by Radio Veronica on 12-nov-2004, from 10:00 till 01:o0 in Ben's program In The Mix
Midsummer megamix
Released 1st of June 2004
A 1 hour mix, 40 tracks. Trax by Tiesto, Marco V, Armin van Buuren etc....

 
Ben as DJ on Veronica Radio- IN THE MIX!
From 9-januari 2004 Ben will be hosting his own 2-hour 'In The Mix radioshow' on Veronica Radio. Read the pressrelease (dutch) here. With Minimixes, grandmixes, IN-The-Mix' es interviews....
logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)2003 The Grandmix 2003
On 31 december  2003 from 18:00 to 21:0\0 Parts 1,2 and 3 of the Grandmix 2003 were broadcasted. The full, 3 hour mix can be bought at stores and at www.liebrand.nl

Meer Typisch 80 Megamix
This mix was released on the 4CD Meer Typisch 80, and on a 2-track CDS.
This mix is based on the Ben's Popmix, but edit-ed (2 versions) by Arjan Rietvink.

Tracks:Toto - Africa, Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing, Bill Withers - Lovely Day, Bangles - Walk Like An Egyptian, Pasadena`s - Tribute.

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2003 The Grandmix Disco Edition
logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)On 17 October  2003 from 18:00 to 21:00 Parts 1,2 and 3 of the Grandmix Disco Edition 2 were broadcasted. The full, 3 hour mix can be bought at stores and at www.liebrand.nl

 

Grand 12 Inches
In August 2003 Liebrand Audio released his personal Compilation CD. 4 CD's filled with the music that made Ben start (and keep on) mixing. Special versions, originals taken from the master-tapes. Check it out!
"These tracks have determined the path to follow and many of them where revolutionary and truly progressive at the time they where originally released. I have taken the greatest care to come up with the best possible masters, sometimes comparing up to 5 different versions to find out which one sounded the best and most pure. Some track feature a combination of vocal and dub version just as I used to perform that combination in a live DJ-set. Such a combination features the best parts from the vocal and dub version, capturing the complete feel of what that track meant to me."

They can only be bought @ LiebrandAudio

Styles XL
In June 2003 Liebrand Audio released his long awaited second album.
It's a remix album of his own CD 'Styles', called Styles XL. It has mixes by himself and by Armin van Buuren, Olav Basoski and others.It can only be bought @
LiebrandAudio

2002 The Grandmix 2002
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On 31 december 2002 from 18:00 to 21:00 Parts 1,2 and 3 of the Grandmix 2002 were broadcasted. The full, 3 hour mix can be bought at stores and at www.liebrand.nl

Grandmix disco edition2002 The Grandmix Disco Edition
logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)On 23 August 2002 from 18:00 to 21:00 Parts 1,2 and 3 of the Grandmix Disco Edition were broadcasted. The full, 3 hour mix can be bought at stores and at www.liebrand.nl

gm_box_front_web51_small.jpg (2871 bytes)2001 The Grandmix 2001
logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)On 31 December 2001 from 18:00 to 21:00 Parts 1,2 and 3 of the Grandmix 2001 were broadcasted. The full, 3 hour mix can be bought at stores and at www.liebrand.nl

spirit_italo.gif (15548 bytes)2001 Spirit of Disco - The Italo Edition
Not broadcasted. 4 sale (a 2cd with 140 minutes of mixed Italo) at www.liebrand.nl and recordstores.

2001 Ben at the TMF Studio
ben_tmf2.jpeg (62520 bytes)22-jan-2001 19:00 - 20:00
Looking behind the scenes at the man behind the scenes during the live transmission of the "TMF day top 5" TV-show.

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gm2000cover.jpeg (30269 bytes)logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)2000 The Grandmix 2000
On 31 December 2000 from 18:00 to 21:00 Parts 1,2 and 3 of the Grandmix 2000 were broadcasted. The full, 3 hour mix can be bought at stores and at www.liebrand.nl

popmix.jpeg (13556 bytes)2000 The Popmix
From december 2000 from the popmix can be bought at www.liebrand.nl.

gm_se.jpeg (37183 bytes)logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)2000 Grandmix The Summer Edition
On 31 july 2000 from 18:00 to 20:00 Parts 1 and 3 of the SummerEdition was broadcasted. The full, 3 hour mix can be bought at stores and at www.liebrand.nl from 14 August 2000

2000.. The minimix on Radio 538
logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)On 4 februari 2000 Radio 538 starts broadcasting Old and New minimixes in the program Lindo Radio. Time... 2 records past 8... Just like old times! Later in 2000 Lindo's program moved, so the minimix now is broadcasted at 2 records past 10

gm_mm.jpg (56187 bytes)logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)1999 The MillenniumMix
On 31 december 1999 from 18:00 to 21:00 the MillenniumMix was 1st broadcasted. On 14 January 2000 the 3CD of the mix could be bought on Ben's Site and all recordstores in Holland. Two weeks later it was Nr.2 in the 'Dutch Compilation Album Top 40'.

1999-Now DJ Ben's Grandmix Tour
From 1999 Ben 'spins the wheels of steel' in various clubs across Holland.

Watch some Flyers!

logo538_s.gif (960 bytes)1999.. Rebroadcasting of the Grandmixes+ClassicsMix
All this support on the Internet made Ben start negotiating with the famous Dutch radio-station Radio 538 (an offspring of Radio Veronica) to have the Grandmixes re-broadcasted. The result of this is the re-broadcasting off all the Grandmixes and the Classics-mix in 1999. Every last saturday of the month a mix was re-broadcasted. The intention was to broadcast a brand-new Grandmix in December 1999! This Grandmix would be the "Grandest"mix of all, because it will be a MillenniuM-Mix, containing the greatest dance tracks of the Millennium. The re-broadcasting of the Grandmix had the further advantage that bootlegs of the Grandmixes will now be less valueable. The Grandmixes are broadcasted with as less as compression as possible, resulting in the possibility to created HiFi recordings at home, with a better quality than any bootleg has ever had!

1997 ISCO - Funky Town released.Music and Video by Liebrand

The Last Grandmix - 1992
In 1992 the last Grandmix was made by Ben Liebrand. He did a grandtotal of 10 mixes, and he was the founder of all the end-year mixes on CD and Radio. Never ever I heard one of these mixes beat the quality and the creativity of the Grandmix. They never came close to it!!
In the years after the last Grandmix was broadcasted, fans were desired to have all the Grandmixes broadcasted ever. A lot of bootlegs appeared on the market. As the popularity of the Internet grew, people searched for new ways to collect the Grand- and Minimixes. Discussion groups were formed, and the Unofficial Ben Liebrand Site and this Unofficial Discography saw the light of life.
(Later in 1999 Ben started making Grabdmixes again...)

1986-1993 The Minimix
Ben, Rita and Peter 'Hithouse' SlaghuisWhen the In The Mix show stopped, it was followed up by the Minimix in 1986. The minimix was broadcasted at a primetime spot, and was a remix of one track, or a couple of tracks. The minimix wasn't a 60 minute-mix, but just a short one. I don't recall having a minimix which exceeds 15 minutes. The minimix ran from 1986 to 1993. In the last years the minimix was also meant to be a trial for new productions Ben made, such as Salt 'n Pepa and tracks for his own album Styles. Sometimes you would hear the same song in four different remixes.
Releases

Sometimes a Minimix was released on 12" or CD. Like Phil Collins' In The Air Tonight. It started out as a Minimix, but became a hit. The Alf-mix was also such an example. Having a few shows of Alf on video, Ben got the idea of adding music to a rap Alf did in one of these shows: The Alf-Rap was born.

1985 The Classics Mix
In november 1985 the last In The Mix was broadcasted. This particular mix is also being considered a Grandmix, under the title The Classicsmix. It featured the best tracks from 1970 to 1982.

1983-1992 The Grandmix
The show ran from early '83 to late '85. One of the results of the In The Mix shows was The Grandmix, a 60 minutes mix at the end of the year containing the hits of that particular year. The first Grandmix was broadcasted at the end of 1983, but didn't work out the way it should be. Arriving at the Veronica Studio, Ben discovered that he had forgotten the second of the two tapes on which the Grandmix '83 was recorded. Ben happened to have a tape of the just finished High Fashion Dance Mix with him, and that tape was started in as the second part of the Grandmix '83. In january 1984 the Grandmix '83 was broadcasted the way it was supposed to be.

83-85 In the Mix
The purpose was that he would made a weekly mix-show at late night called In The Mix. At the end of that month, the first show was presented at 2am. 60 Minutes of Non-Stop Mixing! Ben was the first ever to have a show like this. The first mixes contained danceable records, uptempo for that time, which went under the name Disco. The slogan for the In The Mix show was "Lampen op knipper, speakers op discotheek" (as much as "lights flashing, speakers loud") Later Ben even did a slow-mix.

April 1st 1983 was the date Ben started working for a Dutch Radio Station called Veronica.
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Some of his hits:
    Dance Classics the Mix
    Salt'n Pepa (various tracks) (worldwide BIG hits)
    Alf Stuck on earth
    Eve of the war (big hit in the UK)
    Tavares - Heaven must be missing in an angel
    Bill Withers - Lovely day & Ain't no sunshine (Big hits in Holland)
    Sting - Englishman in New York (a bigger hit than Sting's own version)
    Dimples D - Sucker DJ
    Forrest - Rock the boat
    The 4 Seasons - Oh what a night
    Fun Fun - Happy station


Personal file

1960 Born september 27th in Nijmegen , The Netherlands
1975 Ben started as a DJ with his mobile drive-in: "The B Liebrand Audio Studio"
1978-1979 Ben played (but did not mix) in "Juicy Lucy" (Nijmegen-NL)
1979-1980 Ben Dj-ed in "The Kwien" (Nijmegen-NL) Learned the art of mixing from Huib Luiten
1980-1988 Ben Dj-ed in "Keizer Karel" (Nijmegen-NL)
untill 1995 Ben Dj-ed (with his sister Rita) in "The Hippodrome" (Hennef-Germany)
1982 - now The Music Business
1983 - 1993 Radio Veronica - Radio programs
83-85:In The Mix" First nonstop mixed radioshow
85-93:Minimix"
83-92:Grandmix" Annual 100plus megadancemix often copied, never equaled
1991 - now 3D Animation and Video Editing
1999 Millennium Mix. The 180 minutes grandmix!
1999/2000 DJ-ing in clubs all over Holland with the Grandmix Tour (view the flyer!)
2000 Ben starts minimixing again! On radio 538, Friday-evening 2 records past 8/10
2001 Still Mixing his minimixes, and still dj-ing across the land
2001 Ben starts using the Pioneer CDJ 1000 and AIRFX
2002 Unfortunately Radio 538 stopped broadcasting the minimixes, due to changes in the stations programming.
Jan 2004 In the Mix Radioshow om Radio Veronica from 9-1-2004!itm2\itm.htm