|CD 1 (More of my roots and
|1 Robert Palmer_You're in my System
(Extended Album Mix) 06:00
Powerfull funky sequences and kick-ass drums made this track one of my
|2 Andre Cymone - The Dance Electric
From the "Prince" factory this extreme electric funky track in master
quality for you.
Chas Jankel - Glad To Know You 06:37
Excellent funky guitar riffs make this track a floorfiller dispite the
|4 Suzi Lane - Harmony 06:59
Produced by my "Hero" Giorgio Moroder, Harmony features the typical "Moroder
Trademark" sequencers and drumsounds. Great Stuff
|5 Chaplin Band- Madmen's Discoteque
It was the Instrumental B-side which became a club hit all the way in
America. This Version gives you that Instrumental version and cuts to
the Vocal version running 6:30 in total
|6 Janis Ian-Fly Too High 06:51
Again Moroder at work for pop-icon Janis Ian. Sequencers in triplet feel
and Anonymous Autonimous Vocals to go along. Taken from the original
Analog mastertapes form the vaults of CBS.
|7 Rah Band - Slide 06:39
Before "Clouds across the moon", The Rah Band was already on their way
with this fierce instrumental track.
The Real Thing - Can You Feel The Force 07:39
Can you feel the force brings back memories of jumping on the dancefloor
to this funky uplifting track. Can YOU feel the force?
Anita Ward - Ring My Bell 08:12
Introducing the pieuw sound of the Syndrum to the world, this is a disco
|10 Boys Town Gang- Cruisin' The
Starting life as B-side, this soon became the prefered track in the
Keizer Karel Club. This is disco to the masses, but a lifestyle to those
of that particular persuasion ;)
|CD 2 (The funky grooves)
Positive Force - We Got The Funk 04:31
Warm funk, smooth vocals great track
|2 Lakeside - Fantastic Voyage 06:12
"Square funk" is how this track feels to me, and a fantastic voyage
Cheryl Lynn - Shake It Up Tonight 05:42
From the early days of Disco spinning the songs in The Kwien
Discoteque, this track brings back memories of that huge Studio 54 style
disco out in the flat country of Holland.
Colonel Abrams - I'm Not Gonne Let You 06:47
The follow up to Trapped, not as big but very good.
|5 Crown Heights Affair -You Gave Me
One of my all-time favorites and fortunately not killed by
|6 Rose Royce - R.R. Express 12:01
Join Rose Royce on the RR express. Somehow I could never find a
decent point where to "get out of this track". Therefore it's a good
thing it runs a full 12 minutes
|7 Jerry Knight - Overnight
Funk for the connoisseur. Excellent track and favorite of many
record store owners.
|8 M.F.S.B.- Love Is The Message
The Sound of Philadelphia. The vocals are a bit on the sweet side,
but that groove is a winner.
|9 Edwin Starr - Contact 07:15
Solid Disco with trademark handclaps, Ben is on the dancefloor having a
great night, actually believing that my parents didn't know we were in
the disco (Clothes smelling of smoke big time). Those were the days.
Earth, Wind & Fire - BoogieWonderland 08:16
The Emotions join E W & F with great vocals and uptempo rhythms.
|CD 3 (More Funky stuff)
The Reddings - The Awakening Pt1+2 03:32
From the B-side of the "Remote Control" 12 inch, this is one of the
finest pieces of bassguitar ever.
Used to test PA's in those days, the ocassions where rare where I could
play it for an audience.
Finally in master quality Part 1 and 2 together
Earth,Wind & Fire - fantasy (Blaze shelter dj mix) 08:57
It is a recent remix, but what makes it special is that is is mixed
from the original multitrack using only the original sounds. This
version gives you an in-depth look into "Fantasy" giving all instruments
and melodies ample space to perform. Great mix!
Trussel - Love Injection 07:53
Funky Groove from my early years, great vocals.
|4 Gene Chandler - get down 08:18
The master is noisy and although it was no problem to get rid of
that noise, it did alter the track in such a way that it simply lost
that authentic feel. So here it is including noise in Hi-Fi Stereo.
Billy Ocean - Are You Ready 06:46
|6 Dynasty - I dont wanna be a freak
Used by 2 Brothers on the 4th Floor to create their first hit, this
is the original 12" version.
Herbie Hancock - Tell Everybody 07:50
Rock steady groove, great percussion fills and a break that lasts
forever with Herbie chanting along using the Sennheiser Vocoder.
Shalamar - Right In The Socket 06:42
Feel that electricity in this early electrofunk track that simply
sparks with energy.
Third World - Now That We've Found Love 08:16
This track is actually the very first 12" version I ever bought, it
had a plain blue island sleeve and the moment I love most is when the
organ solo finishes and you hear that single hit on the timbales.
Something my original vinyl didn't have and this one has, is the
|10 The Commodores - Brickhouse
The location was Juicy Lucy in Nijmegen and this track was that first "All
the guys on the Left, All the ladys on the right" experience. (Also
recommended is the live version of "yes we can" by the Pointer sisters).
|CD 4 (Alternative + Pop)
|1 Imagination - Body Talk 06:00
The band that came to fame by adopting one bass sound for all that
their hits. A track simply wasn't Imagination without that trademark
sound. Bodytalk was the first in that series and Imagination still rocks
the house wherever they perform.
Fern Kinney - Groove Me (long version) 08:54
Sequencers, synthetic percussion and a vocal line so "over the top"
sweet that it actually works. Add to this the long break and you have
yourself a Grand 12"
|3 One Way ft Al Hudson - You Can Do
This track sparked a whole series of songs featuring a clever organ
line that pushed the groove along in 8th's tempo. Rod's Shake it up (do
the bugaloo) is another example of this style.
|4 David Bowie - Let's Dance 07:39
Being a Bowie fan from the start I never could get my hands on the
12" master of this one, so here it is straight form the archives of EMI.
Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond 07:27
(Ben Liebrand 12" version)
Released in the same year as Michael Jacksons - Thriller, this 12"
version edited by myself, outsold the Thriller 12" in germany. Thriller
sold a whopping 85000 12" versions. My 12" version of Fox the Fox made a
115000 copies :)
The master is taken digitally from the original edited tape and this is
as true to the real thing as one can get.
Fun Fun-Happy Station original 12" 07:16
Happy station was the first hit for Fun Fun and even became a bigger
hit due to my scratch version. That scratch version appears more
frequently therefor I present you here the "rare" original 12".
Dario Raimundi told me they fed the trigger for the cowbells through a
standard cassette deck and simply messed with the recording levels to
generate that random 16th feel cowbell pattern. Whenever they increase
volume triggers where passed through and cowbells where heard in 16th
Tavares - Heaven Irresistable Angel Mix 08:35
As far as I know this is the very first time this remix appears in
master quality. It was made for a compilation cassette and wasn't even
pressed on vinyl. This master is taken digitally from the original
edited tape and this is as true to the real thing as one can get. The
voice of "skybird" is performed by Bernard Oattes of "The Limit".
|8 Los Ninos del Parque-Liaison
Crazy 6 beat sequencer with crazy vocals to match slamming out of
the speakers in the Keizer Karel Club in Nijmegen. Thank god my audience
was just as crazy as I and had enough trust in their DJ to accept was
what thrown at them. Those where the days.
Talk Talk-Such a Shame 07:01
A true Grand 12" with practically more break than song. Great percussive
sounds echoing syncopated and earie sounds to complete the mood.
Faithless - Salvea Mea (Epic Mix) 11:52
What can I say, I just love the track.
|For this edition it proved even harder
to find the right masters. Due to illegal downloads and declining sales
lots of record companies are going through their wordt time ever,
loosing people in key positions in those companies. Not only thoose
people leave, but their expertise is lost along with them.
The assistant today whose job it is to manage recordings and send out
masters, does not have a 'frickin" clue what a master is. I was
horrified to see that when a 12" master recording was requested, a 7"
vinyl was sent by regular mail. Even worse was a company whose assistant
just copied anything resembling the same name and same title from any CD
they happened to stumble across, and so it happened that I received 1
minute 44 second masters which where taken from previous a Grandmix.
Unbelievable! Copied out of a continuous mix and sent out as to be used
as a master.
The worst where those companies who DO have the rights but who simply do
NOT have any master whatsover besides a crackling vinyl copy or an mp3
they downloaded from the web.
Bottomline, I managed to delay the
release date twice determined to find what I was looking for.
Eventually some tracks where dropped from the list and a couple yielded
no other source than vinyl. These were transferred using a clear audio
turntable in combination with the Denon 304 Moving coil cartridge. More
details (and pictures) will follow.