Grandmix
The Disco Edition 2

1st Broadcast: 


The Disco-edition is available as a 3CD-box

You can buy it at www.liebrand.nl



Back once again, I'm the Disco Master
Super Duper Ghetto Blaster
Pump the rhythm, beats go faster!!

Tracklist Grandmix Disco Edition 2

BEN LIEBRAND Intro Grandmix Disco Edition 2
FULL FORCE "Alice, I want you just for me"
JOYCE SIMS Come into my life
YARBROUGH & Peoples Don_t Stop The Music
STARGARD Which Way is Up
ODYSSEY Going Back To My Roots
CHANGE Change of heart
MILLIE SCOTT Automatic
ROBERT PALMER You_re in my system
HALL & OATES I Can't Go for That
DIANA ROSS I'm Coming Out
TOM BROWNE Funkin'for Jamaica
JIMMY BO'HORNE Dance across the floor
NU SHOOZ I Can't Wait
PETER JACQUES BAND Going Dancing Down The Street
THE COMMODORES Brick House
MILLIE SCOTT Prisoner of love
DAN HARTMAN I can dream about you
GAYLE ADAMS Stretchin' Out
LEVEL 42 Hot water
STEVE ARRINGTON Feel so real
POSITIVE FORCE We got the funk
SISTER SLEDGE Lost in music original
BAR-KAYS Sexomatic
GINO SOCCIO Try It Out
LINDA LEWIS Class Style
SHARON BROWN I Specialize In Love
KOOL & THE GANG Ladies Night > 116 BPM
LEON HAYWOOD "Don't Push It, Don't Force It"
TRUSSEL Love Injection
GENE CHANDLER Get Down
GERALDINE HUNT Can_t fake the feeling
CHAZ JANKEL Glad To Know You
DAN HARTMAN We Are The Young
OLLIE & JERRY There's No Stopping Us
CAMEO Word Up
SHEILA E A Love Bizarre
BILLY OCEAN Stay the night
STEVE ARRINGTON Dancin' In The Key Of Life
AL HUDSON You Can Do It
THE REDDINGS Remote Control
DEBARGE Rhythm Of The Night
LAKESIDE Fantastic Voyage
GWEN GUTHRIE I should have been you
COLONEL ABRAMS I'm not gonna let you
BANGLES Walk Like An Egyptian
WHAM! Club Tropicana
D-TRAIN keep on
TYRONE BRUNSON The Smurf
MIDNIGHT STAR Midas Touch
BILLY OCEAN Are you ready
DYNASTY I Don't Want To Be A Freak (but I can't help myself)
ROSE ROYCE Is It Love You`re After
WEEKS & COMPANY "Rock Your World (Joho, Joho)"
MIDNIGHT STAR Operator
BLACKBOX Everybody, everybody
JIMMY BO'HORNE Spank
RICK JAMES Glow
HITHOUSE """Jack To The Sound Of The Underground"""
YAZOO Situation
BLACKBOX Strike it up
FREEEZE I.O.U
BROTHERS JOHNSON Stomp
BOBBY THURSTON Check out the groove
PETER BROWN They only come out at night
HARVEY MASON Groovin' You
CAROL JIANI Hit 'n Run Lover
MR. LEE Get Busy
CLASS ACTION Weekend
NARADA MICHAEL WALDEN Tonight I'm Alright
ASHFORD & SIMPSON Found a cure
LATOYA JACKSON If you feel the funk
TECHNOTRONIC Get Up
DIVINE Native love
GINO SOCCIO Dancer
TWO TONS O'FUN I Got The Feeling
CHAKA KAHN I Feel For You
ARETHA FRANKLIN Think
ODYSSEY Use it Up (and wear it out)
GWEN McCREA Keep The Fire Burning
AZOTO San Salvador
MANHATTAN TRANSFER Twilight Zone
PATRICK COWLEY Megatron Man
PATRICK COWLEY Menergy
SALT 'N PEPA Push it
RICK JAMES Superfreak
AFRIKA BAMBAATA & THE SOUL SONIC FORCE Planet Rock
THE TRAMMPS Disco Inferno
BOMBERS Everybody Get Dancin'
KAT MANDU The Break
EDWIN STAR Contact
JACKSONS Walk right now
MUSIQUE In The Bush
SUPERMAX Love machine
PEACHES & HERB Shake Your Groove Thing
LIME Your Love
BEN LIEBRAND Outro Grandmix Disco Edition 2

Technical information

One of the main reasons to get started in the first place making these grandmix disco editions, is to make up for the fact that the original series of Grandmixes never could be released on CD. Now with part 1 and 2 ready, these Grandmix Disco Editions hold practically all these tracks which where originally in that classics mix from 1985.

In the Grandmix Disco Edition 2 we dig even deeper in the archives of Disco. Focusing on the true dance floor classics and steering further away of the cheesy stuff. This mix holds also some suprising combinations. One of them resulting in a funky soulfull version of Level 42's Hot Water.

Many gems like "I specialize in Love" , Can't fake the feeling and Two tons O fun's "I got the feeling" are included in this mix. Two tons O fun are also known as the weather girls by the way.

A lot of effort has been put in trying to make each transision sound as natural as possible, often editing every single beat to get those tracks to match up precisely. Despite requesting over more than 200 titels, we just about gor a 100 cleared. Many tracks could simply be not traced back to the current owners of those tracks rights. Unfortunately this also meant that from certain planned combinations no longer where possible because one of the 2 neccesary tracks could not be obtained. However, this apparent set-back turned out advantageous as it forced me to come up with other, more suprising and sometimes even better combinations.

So, what happened next,

Based on the list with approved tracks the search starts for the missing digital masters. Again, Frans vd Kamp proved essential in tracking those missing tracks down. Further special thanks to Martin Boer, Gerben Baartman, Helen Willemse and Arjan Rietvink for helping me out with those masters

If despite all other efforts a track was unavailable on CD it was 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 2 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
Merges all CD data of any number of mulitimediacards into one file which can be copied files for back-up and ofcourse be copied back to all your mulitimediacards in a matter of seconds.



Pioneer CDJ1000

The Grandmix Disco Edition 2 is digitally edited on the AKAI DD1500 Digital Audio Workstation.

This DD1500 has momentarely a practically unlimited capacity due to several disk arrays holding SCSI discs. The DD1500 does not use any audio mp3 or other destructive data compression.


AKAI dd1500


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.