GRANDMIX OF THE MILLENNIUM

The 1st grandmix to be sold to the public on CD! (the DMC editions where 'members only')

1st Broadcast: 31 december 1999 from 1800-21:00

The Grandmix of the millennium is  available as a 3CD-box
You can order the Millennium Grandmix here, or by sending an e-mail to : liebrand@euronet.nl
All CD's ordered from Ben's site will be signed by Ben Liebrand himself :)

Intro Grandmix

1999

Milli Vanilli - Girl You Now I'ts True

1988

Wee Papa Girl Rappers - Wee Rule

1988

Stock, Aitken & Waterman - Roadblock

1987

Bill Withers - Lovely Day

1988

Lisa Stansfield - All Around The World

1989

Jocelyn Brown - Somebody Else's Guy

1984

Imagination - Just An Illusion

1982

Nu Shooz - I Can't Wait

1986

Pasadenas - Tribute

1988

Odyssey - Going Back To My Roots

1981

Miquel Brown - Close To Perfection

1986

People's Choice - Do It Any Way You Wanna

1975

Herbie Hancock - Rock It

1983

Stephanie Mills - Medicine Song

1984

Bar Kays - Sex-O-Matic

1984

King Bee - Back By Dope Demand

1990

Linda Lewis - Class Style

1984

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

1987

London Beat - I've Been Thinking About You

1990

Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive

1979

Marrs - Pump Up The Volume

1987

Dazz Band - Let It All Blow

1984

Alisha - Babytalk

1986

Five Star - All Fall Down

1985

Jacksons - Shake Your Body Down Slow

1979

Sueno Latino - Sueno Latino

1989

Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation

1983

Santa Esmeralda - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

1977

First Choice - Let No Man Put Us Under

1984

Weeks & Company - Rock Your World

1982

Robin S - Love 4 Love

1993

Pointer Sisters - Fire

1979

Hithouse - Jack To The Sound Of The Underground

1988

Raze - Brake For Love

1994

Mc Star & The Real Mc Coy - I'ts On You

1990

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2 In A Room - Do What You Want

1990

Crystal Waters - Gypsy Woman

1991

Ce Ce Peniston - Finally

1992

Jenny Bee - Wanna Get Your Love

1993

Fun Fun - Happy Station

1983

Peter Brown - They Only Come Out At Night

1984

Carol Jiani - Hit & Run Lover

1981

Dan Hartman - Relight My Fire

1979

Herbie Hancock - Tell Everybody

1979

Michael Zager Band - Let's All Chant

1978

Poussez - Come On And Do It

1985

Viola Wills - If You Could Read My Mind

1981

Lipps Inc - Funkytown

1979

Moloko - Sing It Back

1999

Twenty 4 Seven - I Can't Stand It

1990

Mousse T - Horny '98

1998

Black & White Brothers - Put Your Hands Up

1995

The Limit - Say Yeah

1984

Haddaway - What Is Love

1992

Snap - Rythym Is A Dancer

1992

Technotronic - Get Up Before The Night Is Over

1990

Course - Ready Or Not

1995

M People - Moving On Up

1993

Goodmen - Give It Up

1992

Wamdue Project - King Of My Castle

1998

Jacksons - Can You Feel It

1981

Anita Ward - Ring My Bell

1979

Alisha Bridges - I Love The Nightlife

1978

Moby - Go

1991

Powerhouse Ft Duane Harden - What You Need

1999

Dominica - Gotta Let You Go

1995

Kristine W Feel - What You Want

1994

Faithless - Insomnia

1995

T99 - Anastasia

1991

Dead Or Alive - You Spin Me Around

1985

Ultra Nate - Free

1997

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Dr Alban - It's My Life

1992

Gala - Freed From Desire

1996

Run Dmc Vs Jason Nevins - It's Like That

1997

Jaydee - Plastic Dreams

1992

Quadrophonia - Quadrophonia

1991

Earth Wind & Fire - September '99

1999

Phats & Small - Feel Good

1999

Tag Team - Whoomp There It Is

1993

Avantgarde - Get Down

1999

Ann Lee - 2 Times

1999

Tina Cousins - Killing Time

1997

ATB - 9PM

1999

2 Eivissa - Oh Lalala

1997

Earth Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland

1979

Sash! - Encore Une Fois

1997

Sunclub - Fiesta

1997

Cappella - Move On Baby

1994

Atlantic - Ocean Waterfall

1994

Mark Van Dale & Enrico - Water Verve

1997

Culture Beat - Mr. Vain

1993

R.O.O.S. - Instant Moments

1997

T-Spoon - No Time To Waste

1993

Dj Jean & Peran - I Give My Life

1996

La Bouche - Be My Lover

1995

De Bos - On The Run

1997

Scatman - John Scatman

1994

Vengaboys - We Like To Party

1998

DJ Jean - The Launch

1999

Jam & Spoon - Right In The Night

1993

Robert Miles - Children

1996

BBE - 7 Days & 1 Week

1996

Gouryella - Gouryella

1999

Kadoc - The Nighttrain

1996

System F - Out Of The Blue

1999

Outro Grandmix

1999

TECHNICAL INFO

The GRANDMIX of the MILLENNIUM was digitally edited from the
original digital 12" masters, 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 DD1000's used for the previous mixes where limited to 1,5 hours.

First off all, all tracks were gathered on CD where much attention was
paid to selecting the original long dance mixes where possible.
All tracks were then digitally recorded form a Philips 850 CD player
into the Akai DD1500. After this task was completed the CD versions
were no longer needed, as every track was ready for use in the DD1500
library. Some rare masters were transferred from the analog master tapes,
using the Studer A80 master recorder, or from Sony F1 digital recordings.
If nothing else was available, vinyl copies were used which were recorded
into the DD1500 from a technics SL1200mkII turntable fitted with a new
Stanton 681EEE styles, running through a Studer turntable preamplifier.

All tracks were then checked for there exact BPM using a Roland SBX80
sync-box as reference. The tracks were entered in a database and sorted
by tempo and key.

The first of december 1999 the playlist was finalized and editing could begin.
The DD1500 proved to be an excellent choice as the system did not crash once
during the 4 weeks of editing that followed. The mix was completed on the 24th
of december, after which the Intro and outro was made on the 26th and 27th.

The intro was inspired by Ben being absent from the music scene for many years.
It has the atmosphere of the spaceship in Alien 1 where the boardcomputers
restart themselves and the crew aboard after a long period of hibernation.
The ships systems include 4 processor Irix servers, PC's and Macs (boing)
The intro was also made with the DD1500 and naturally, the famous vocoder

The 28th was used for mastering the CD versions incorporating a countdown at
the end of CD 1 and 2, and a count-in at the beginning of CD 2 and 3, enabling
a seamless transition from CD1 to CD2 to CD3 in a Club/Disco situation.

The CD was mastered and P&Q coded at Sony by Paul Adema. This is the
process of actually adding all the track ID's on the CD master to make it possible
to locate each song individually.

On the 30th of december the broadcast version was mastered. As the mix runs for 3
hours nonstop, a way had to be found to broadcast it in one piece, without using any
datacompression or unreliable playback devices. The solution was broadcasting the full
3 hours from an Akai DR8 digital multitrack recorder, kindly supplied by Okke van Bergen of
Helios (Professional Recording Equipment) in Haarlem. After connecting the Akai DR8 in the
Radio 538 studio, the system was checked, and the playback level was set. Two minutes past
18:00 hours, I pressed play on the DR8, 10 minutes later I was in my car driving home to
a new millennium's eve with friends and family, listening to my mix on the car radio.

Feeling relaxed, not a worry on my mind, confident that the Akai DR8 would do it's job,
and so it did........

Special thanks to Rob Lunenburg, Jack v't Westeinde, Arie den Ouden en Rob Weijers,
for sending those ancient 1MB simms within 80 nanoseconds (4 use in the equipment).
  And Okke van Bergen for supplying the Akai DR8 which was used to broadcast the entire mix