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MINIMIX - 1987


Minimixes are the mixes Ben made from 1983 to 1993 (and again in the new millennium). They are usually mixes of one track and one artist. They have been broadcasted by Radio Veronica on friday evenings. The dates shown are the dates they were broadcasted for the first time. These mixes are in some occassions the same as on the CDSingles Ben remixed/produced. In other occassions they're just 'practice'. If you have additional information about one or more mixes, please mail me.
In 2000 and 2001 the minimixes were broadcasted by 538 on Saturday, 10 minutes to 3. On Lindo Duvvall's radioshow.
In 2002 the minimixes were broadcasted by 538 on Friday-evending, 10 minutes to 10. On Lindo Duvvall's radioshow.
In 2004 the minimixes were broadcasted by Radio Veronica on Friday -evening in Ben's own show 'In the Mix'
In 2005 the minimixes were broadcasted by Radio Veronica on Saturday -evening in DJ Sven's Disco Inferno show (approx. 21:15).
In 2006 the minimixes were broadcasted by Radio Veronica on Saturday -evening in DJ Sven's Disco Inferno show (approx. 21:15).
From 7-oct-2006 the minimixes were broadcasted by Radio Veronica on Saturday -evening in DJ Sven's Disco Inferno show (approx. 23:15).
From 18-nov-2006 the minimixes were also broadcasted by Radio Veronica on Saturday -evening in DJ Erwin Peters Avonturen Show (approx. 21:10).

Mixes
TrackInfoDate
Eric B & Rakim - Paid in full
4-12-1987 (Minimix)
04-12-1987
Michael Jackson/Roadrunner - Speed Demon (live remix)Live in de radiostudio gemaakt
4-12-1987 (Minimix)
04-12-1987
Jan Hammer - New York Theme
27-11-1987 (Minimix)
30-7-2005 (Minimix)
27-11-1987
Cock Robin - El Norte (06:49)
20-11-1987 (Minimix)
20-11-1987
Ben Liebrand - Cruisin'on Melmac Interstate (06:48)
13-11-1987 (Minimix)
13-11-1987
Alexander O Neal - CriticizeMinimix Classic with poundin Stock Aitken & Waterman style bassline(07:12)
6-11-1987 (Minimix)
16-12-1988 (Minimix)
5-3-2005 (Minimix)
06-11-1987
Earth Wind & Fire - System of survival/MonyeIncorporating bits from Pink Floyds "money" and snippets from other EW & F hits.(06:40)
30-10-1987 (Minimix)
26-11-2004 (Minimix)
30-10-1987
Rick Ashley - MegamixNever Gonna Give You Up / Whenever You Need Somebody(10:35)
23-10-1987 (Minimix)
23-10-1987
Curry & Van Inkel - The last Curry & Van Inkel goodbye mix (07:20)
16-10-1987 (Minimix)
16-10-1987
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (07:26)
9-10-1987 (Minimix)
09-10-1987
Stock Aitken & Waterman - Roadblock (dirty roadblock detour)A production by the hit-team Stock Aitken & Waterman. Recorded as a studio project, with only studio session musicians (who also worked on the other SAW producions) This "let's-do-something-different" production also became a hit despite the fact that it wasn't the regular SAW formula.
The minimix combines Roadblock with a string of other hits, and voice clips from a seventies movie about traffic jams. The SAW projects included in this mix: Princess, Banarama, and several Mel & Kim tracks
(06:48)
Version II Roadblock Detour
7-8-1987 (Minimix) Version I? Dirty Roadblock Detour
2-10-1987 (Minimix) Version II Roadblock Detour
15-9-2000 (Minimix) Dirty Roadblock Detour
30-7-2004 (Minimix)
02-10-1987
Michael Jackson om MARRS - Pump up the volume/BadToday's minimix is a combination of M/A/R/R/S's Pump up the volume, and Michael Jackson's Bad.
Bad, and Pump up the volume both share the same tempo and key, and that combination was a minimix waiting to happen. Several voice-overs taken from audio test-CD's complements the mix, together with some all-time favorite rap-scratch samples (feel-it)
(07:25)
On Radio Veronica
25-9-1987 (Minimix) On Radio Veronica
25-8-2000 (Minimix) On radio 538
23-1-2004 (Minimix) Veronica:In The Mix
25-09-1987
Tavares - Heaven must be missin'an angelCreated with Roland SBX-80 (Sync Box)
Dutch Top 40, Date 8-9-86, Pos: 8
(07:02)
18-9-1987 (Minimix)
3-6-2006 (Minimix) (Irresistible Angel Mix)
13-4-2007 (Minimix) (Irresistible Angel Mix)
18-09-1987
Michael Jackson - Bad
11-9-1987 (Minimix)
21-4-2007 (Minimix)
26-4-2007 (WayFM)
11-09-1987
Michael Jackson - Speed Demon (I) (06:43)
4-9-1987 (Minimix)
04-09-1987
Ravel/Art Of Noise - The Bolero (07:27)
28-8-1987 (Minimix)
28-08-1987
Rose Royce - Rose Royce ExpressWith a piece of Fake (Alexander O'Neal)
14-8-1987 (Minimix)
14-08-1987
Stock Aitken & Waterman - Roadblock (dirty roadblock detour)A production by the hit-team Stock Aitken & Waterman. Recorded as a studio project, with only studio session musicians (who also worked on the other SAW producions) This "let's-do-something-different" production also became a hit despite the fact that it wasn't the regular SAW formula.
The minimix combines Roadblock with a string of other hits, and voice clips from a seventies movie about traffic jams. The SAW projects included in this mix: Princess, Banarama, and several Mel & Kim tracks
(06:48)
Version I? Dirty Roadblock Detour
7-8-1987 (Minimix) Version I? Dirty Roadblock Detour
2-10-1987 (Minimix) Version II Roadblock Detour
15-9-2000 (Minimix) Dirty Roadblock Detour
30-7-2004 (Minimix)
07-08-1987
Phil Collins - In the air tonight (07:32)
31-7-1987 (Minimix)
1-7-1988 (Minimix)
24-11-2000 (Minimix)
12-3-2004 (Minimix) In The mix: Armin van Buuren favourit
31-07-1987
Ben Liebrand - Weerbericht(The ANP Defrappers)
The famous minimix reporting only of bad bad and bad weather
Also appeared on the collectors editions.
(07:00)
3-7-1987 (Minimix)
17-7-1987 (Minimix)
27-2-2004 (Minimix)
7-10-2006 (Minimix)
17-07-1987
Grace Jones - Vicktor should haven been a jazz musician (06:04)
10-7-1987 (Minimix)
10-07-1987
Michael Jackson & Sieddah Garrett - I just can't stop loving you (06:00)
10-7-1987 (Minimix)
10-07-1987
Ben Liebrand - Weerbericht(The ANP Defrappers)
The famous minimix reporting only of bad bad and bad weather
Also appeared on the collectors editions.
(07:00)
3-7-1987 (Minimix)
17-7-1987 (Minimix)
27-2-2004 (Minimix)
7-10-2006 (Minimix)
03-07-1987
Janet Jackson - The pleasure principle (06:45)
20-6-1987 (Minimix)
24-9-2004 (Minimix)
20-06-1987
Marshal Hain - Dancing in the city (06:54)
13-6-1987 (Minimix)
13-06-1987
Alf - Stuck on earth (American house mix)alf.jpeg (5568 bytes)About the original TV show:Alf was a comedy series in the 80's about a creature from the planet Melmac who crashlanded in the garden of an american family. It's favorite food were cats, and it's sense of humor was pretty crude, and basically not from this planet.

For this mix, a couple of episodes were scanned for some great lines, and one of those episodes (season 1.7) even contained a small rap section which of course was perfect to be used in a mix like this one. The mix was broadcast and many people responded to this nutty groove featuring the hairy creature from Melmac. Next step was getting permission to release the mix. For this, all vocal lines, and the spoken texts were traced back to the episodes they came from, and the authors who had written them. New record contracts needed to be created for each and everyone of the authors.

6-6-1987 (Minimix)
3-2-2001 (Minimix)
06-06-1987
Darryl Duncan - Rock the houseThe heavy fragmentation minimix(06:26)
22-5-1987 (Minimix)
22-05-1987
Janet Jackson & Herb Albert - Diamonds(classic tape-edit mix)(06:35)
15-5-1987 (Minimix)
16-4-2004 (Minimix) (Ben's Crazy Edit)
24-9-2004 (Minimix)
9-9-2006 (Minimix)
22-2-2007 (WayFM)
23-3-2007 (Minimix)
15-05-1987
Alf - Stuck on earthalf.jpeg (5568 bytes)About the original TV show:Alf was a comedy series in the 80's about a creature from the planet Melmac who crashlanded in the garden of an american family. It's favorite food were cats, and it's sense of humor was pretty crude, and basically not from this planet.

For this mix, a couple of episodes were scanned for some great lines, and one of those episodes (season 1.7) even contained a small rap section which of course was perfect to be used in a mix like this one. The mix was broadcast and many people responded to this nutty groove featuring the hairy creature from Melmac. Next step was getting permission to release the mix. For this, all vocal lines, and the spoken texts were traced back to the episodes they came from, and the authors who had written them. New record contracts needed to be created for each and everyone of the authors.
(06:28)
8-5-1987 (Minimix)
15-10-2004 (Minimix)
08-05-1987
The Revellettes - Strange effect (05:13)
1-5-1987 (Minimix)
01-05-1987
Club Nouveau - Lean on me (07:11)
24-4-1987 (Minimix)
24-04-1987
The Wispers - Love thing/the beat goes on (06:59)
17-4-1987 (Minimix)
17-04-1987
Prince - House QuakeIf you can't rock steady than shut up already damn minimix
3-4-1987 (Minimix)
20-8-2004 (Minimix)
23-9-2006 (Minimix) As part of ITM
03-04-1987
Janet Jackson - Let's wait a whileLet's wait a while is a beautiful balad from Janet's first true solo album " Control". The album was called this, as it was Janet's first album where she was no longer under the influence of her brothers and parents influence. The album was produced by Jam & Lewis in 1986. It featured the Hit singles: Control, Nasty, What have you done for me lately, When I think of you and Pleasure Principle.
The Minimix first of all stretches the original 4:37 to greater length. Drums are added in "Control" style. Small sequencer riffs come in from the second verse along with sampled horn stabs. The mix is then complemented with a wonderful performance on saxophone by Gerbrand Westveen. His sax is blended in with the rest of the mix using the same reverb Jam & Lewis used. Unfortunately Janet's vocals already were rather soft in the original version, and could have been somewhat louder. Well.... Can't win 'em all !

27-3-1987 (Minimix)
26-5-2000 (Minimix)
20-2-2004 (Minimix)
9-4-2004 (Minimix)
24-9-2004 (Minimix)
27-03-1987
Hot Chocolade - 2 in a bed (Sexy thing/every one's a winner)Hot chocolate had a string of hits in the 70's, and this succes was continued into the 80's with this remix.
The mix was supposed to be finished in the month of november 1985. It took however 2 and a half months more to come up with the perfect blend for this mix. After all versions were made I tried an alternative for the bassline. This bassline worked so well and was doubled with a horn riff, giving the track exactly what it needed. The remix became an international hit and a boost fot Errol Browns second carreer. Enjoy this classic
(Sexy gogo waar blijft het ons beloofde feestje minimix)

20-3-1987 (Minimix)
5-5-2001 (Minimix)
3-12-2005 (Minimix)
20-03-1987
Herb Albert - Keep your love/Eye on me (06:49)
13-3-1987 (Minimix)
13-03-1987
Art of Noise - MEGA-Moments in loveProduced by Anne Dudley and J.J.Jeczalik.
Solos by Peter Schön recorded Live during a DJ set by Ben Liebrand.

12-12-1986 (Minimix)
27-2-1987 (Minimix)
15-9-2001 (Minimix)
27-02-1987
Jan Hammer - Crockett's theme (II)The original version was one of the theme's from the popular tv-series 'Miami Vice'. It was a theme dedicated to the character Sonny Crockett played by Don Johnson, and appeared in several episodes of the series. The Music is composed and performed by Jan Hammer, who was also responsible for the Miami Vice Theme and all other music specially composed for the series. It took Jan up to one week to prepare the music for an episode, which means that if you have a new episode each week, Miami Vice kept him occupied for years. Crockett's Theme is still one of his favorite tracks.
The minimix is based on a new edit of the original. To this edit, new drums and baselines are added. The famous Miami Vice timbales (percussion) appear and the famous Aahhhh sample does it's bit. In Addition to this, voice clips where taken from some of the episodes, and placed over the complete mix.
"He's gotta taste for the money"
(07:00)
20-2-1987 (Minimix)
1-1-1988 (Minimix)
21-4-2000 (Minimix)
6-2-2004 (Minimix)
6-8-2005 (Minimix)
2-2-2007 (Minimix)
20-02-1987
Wired & JM Silk - Wired Silk to the shadows of the beat of the drum (06:31)
13-2-1987 (Minimix)
13-02-1987
Kool Moe Dee - Go see the docter(Ga zie een dokter minimix)(05:41)
6-2-1987 (Minimix)
06-02-1987
Jan Hammer - Crockett's theme (I)The original version was one of the theme's from the popular tv-series 'Miami Vice'. It was a theme dedicated to the character Sonny Crockett played by Don Johnson, and appeared in several episodes of the series. The Music is composed and performed by Jan Hammer, who was also responsible for the Miami Vice Theme and all other music specially composed for the series. It took Jan up to one week to prepare the music for an episode, which means that if you have a new episode each week, Miami Vice kept him occupied for years. Crockett's Theme is still one of his favorite tracks.
The minimix is based on a new edit of the original. To this edit, new drums and baselines are added. The famous Miami Vice timbales (percussion) appear and the famous Aahhhh sample does it's bit. In Addition to this, voice clips where taken from some of the episodes, and placed over the complete mix.
"He's gotta taste for the money"

23-1-1987 (Minimix)
23-01-1987
Kraftwerk - Boing, Boom, Tschack
16-1-1987 (Minimix)
16-01-1987
Mel & Kim - Showing outFeatured in this minimix are Mel & Kim's "Showing out" and a vocal line from the disco classic Frantique: "Strutt your funky stuff"
This minimix combines Mel & Kim's "Showing out" and Frantique's"Strutt your funky stuff" into a perfect vocal blend Sample effects with the vocals as well as new drums, percussion and bassline where added to the mix. Back to the 80's !!

9-1-1987 (Minimix)
8-9-2000 (Minimix)
09-01-1987
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The way it is (05:52)
2-1-1987 (Minimix)
02-01-1987

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