GRANDMIXES

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GRANDMIXES - Combined Playlist Classics-1992

1983 was the year when Ben made his first GRANDMIX for radio Veronica.
This mix presented at the end of each year featured over a 100 of the year's best tracks in a one hour Non-Stop mix. These Grandmixes soon became a standard mixing masterpiece at the end of each year. They are the roots of all Non-Stop Mix CD's in Holland, and many other countries as record companies soon discovered their popularity.
lthough many mixers tried to follow Ben's 10 streak of GRANDMIXES, nobody came close, as it appears to be a too great task for many to spend 30 days 12 hours per day, perfecting a mix with over 100 of the biggest dance floor hits , only to be broadcasted twice on radio. Many opted for a selection made by a record company, based on tracks the company owned or could license from other companies, often leaving out the true hits of the year. A lot of people used and abused these GRANDMIXES to put out a series of bootlegs over the years, earning easy money with Liebrand's work, which eventually caused Ben to stop making these mixes.

In 1999 Ben picked up his hobby, made a "Mystery Minimix" and decided the millenium had to start wioth a BIG BANG! The Millennium Mix!

  • The GRANDMIX appeared 10 times from 1983 to 1992
  • NONE of these mixes have been release through or by Ben Liebrand as a bootleg in all these years
  • The GRANDMIX 88 and 89 were available to members of DMC
  • The GRANDMIX 90 was ready to follow , but was cancelled due to changes in the British musical copyright laws.
  • All mixes later than 1992 presented as being GRANDMIXES are not mixed by Ben Liebrand, and are just as illegal as all other GRANDMIX bootlegs no matter what people would like you to believe.
  • As an additional mix to end the series of "In The Mix" shows on radio, Ben made the "Classics mix" featuring the best tracks from the late 1970's to roughly 1982.
  • Ben also made the Blow up/Megavision megamix (2 cd) in 1994. This is NOT a grandmix.
  • 1999: Ben is busy with the re-broadcasting of the G-mixes on Radio 538. Check the following link for info:Ben's pages (graphix and musix)
  • The 1st Grandmix (1983) was named 'MonsterMix'
  • 31-12-1999: The Millennium Mix! A 3 hour mix, sold on CD (4 the 1st time a legal Grandmix!) was broadcasted on Radio 538
  • 31-7-2000 : the Summer Edition!  A 3 hour mix, sold on CD, was broadcasted on Radio 538 (but only Part 1 and 3 :))
  • 31-12-2000 : The 2000 Edition!!  A 3 hour mix, sold on CD, was broadcasted on Radio 538.
  • 31-12-2001 : The 2001 Edition!!  A 3 hour mix, sold on CD, was broadcasted on Radio 538.
  • 23-8-2002 : The Disco Edition!!  A 3 hour mix, sold on CD, was broadcasted on Radio 538.
  • 31-12-2002 : The 2002 Edition!!  A 3 hour mix, sold on CD, was broadcasted on Radio 538.

 

GRANDMIX is a registered trademark of Ben Liebrand

The info on theGrandmix Pages shown below are copied from Liebrands site.

Classics Mix     1983    1984     1985    1986
1987     1988    1989    1990    1991     1992
Millennium Mix (1999)    Summer edition (2000)
2000     2001  
Disco Edition (2002)   2002 
Disco Edition II (2003)   2003 
2004 
90s Edition (2004)
90s Edition (2005) II