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MINIMIX - 1991


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
Drum Theatre - EldoradoElectric Drum theatre was one of the bands in a wave of rock/dance acts like Duran Duran, Mister Mister and Talk Talk (I sense a pattern here....)
This is one of the early remixes, using the first Akai 612 Sampler to add drum and vocal effects. The phasing choir sounds are actually made by sampling my own voice , and adding effects to this "Aaah" sample Additional drum, sequencer and soundeffects are added with the akai sampler.
This first sampler could record one sample, and had a recording time of less than 1 second. The sequences where played into the step-time sequencer of a Korg poly 800 and synced to the music using a teac 4-track recorder.

3-3-200 (CD Mixes) The Minimix CDS
7-2-1986 (Minimix)
20-12-1991 (Minimix)
3-3-2000 (Minimix)
26-3-2004 (Minimix) Adding a substantial amount of precussion and fills to this track, draws it from it's pop background straight to the dancefloor
2-3-2007 (Minimix)
20-12-1991
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel FAxel F stands for Axel Foley. The song was written as a theme for the movie Beverly Hills Cop, and appears whenever the lead character Axel Foley, played by Eddie Murphy comes in to action.
Harold Faltermeyer also worked closely with Giorgio Moroder and has also written filmscores for Running Man and Starlight express. Axel F was number 1 hit in 1985 following the success of the movie.
The Minimix features the original version of Axel F, the rap version, as well as outtakes from the Eddie Murphy One Man Show. It jumps back and forth between these versions and includes some scratches with Eddy Murphy's vocals, as well as street sound effects adding to the melody. This Minimix also dates from 1985

1-1-1985 (Minimix)
13-12-1991 (Minimix)
10-3-2000 (Minimix)
30-4-2004 (Minimix)
13-12-1991
Depeche Mode - The Flexible mix
10-5-1985 (Minimix)
6-12-1991 (Minimix)
30-1-2004 (Minimix) On In the Mix
06-12-1991
Lou Reed - Walk on the wild siteWhat can I say, A true popclassic. The original version features only few instuments, mainly Bass and drums.
The reverb effect of the female vocals starting in the distance and coming up close was also used for the additional sax solos in the beginning en end. The rhythm track gets support from a funkydrummer loop. Suzanne Vega pops by for some vocal bits and one of James Brown's human beatboxers completes this funky walk on the wild side. (Saxsolo by Gerbrand Westveen)

29-11-1991 (Minimix)
1-12-2001 (Minimix)
4-6-2004 (Minimix)
29-12-2006 (Minimix)
29-11-1991
The Hitchcock House of Horror - The birds (05:09)
22-11-1991 (Minimix)
22-11-1991
Bernard Oattes - Love knows the way
15-11-1991 (Minimix)
15-11-1991
Carl Linger - Super love
8-11-1991 (Minimix)
08-11-1991
Extreme - More than words
1-11-1991 (Minimix)
8-12-2001 (Minimix)
01-11-1991
Ben Liebrand - Life's a bitch part II(and then you die)
25-10-1991 (Minimix)
25-10-1991
Ben Liebrand - Life's a bitch part I(Music 4 your Mother-In-Law)
18-10-1991 (Minimix)
18-10-1991
Ben Liebrand - Switching all systems to techno
11-10-1991 (Minimix)
11-10-1991
Mai Tai - HistoryMai Tai, produced by van Tijn & Fluitsma,Working from the original multitrack, adding the rhythm made famous by Eric B & Rakim. Additional info will follow(06:40)
4-10-1991 (Minimix)
4-10-1991 (CD Mixes) DMC 105/3 (12")
6-10-2000 (Minimix)
04-10-1991
Salt'n Pepa - You showed me (05:49)
27-9-1991 (Minimix)
27-09-1991
Blaque - Party up`(06:26)
20-9-1991 (Minimix)
20-09-1991
Prince - Get off
13-9-1991 (Minimix)
20-8-2004 (Minimix)
23-9-2006 (Minimix) As part of ITM
13-09-1991
Ben Liebrand - Stenders last broadcast mix
30-8-1991 (Minimix)
30-08-1991
Steve Miller - Fly like an eagle (07:06)
23-8-1991 (Minimix)
23-08-1991
Punchy - Here I comeRap by Punchy
Samples used from Sanford & Son, a UK serie from the 70s (?). In holland the serie was 'replayed' as Stiefbeen en zoon.
(05:09)
16-8-1991 (Minimix)
16-08-1991
Ben Liebrand - Fanfare for the common manBased on Emmerson, Lake & Palmer's version(05:28)
9-8-1991 (Minimix)
09-08-1991
Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam - Let the beat hit em (05:53)
1-8-1991 (CD Mixes) DMC 103/1: August 91: One (12") ,Track 2
2-8-1991 (Minimix)
13-1-2007 (Minimix)
02-08-1991
Ben Liebrand - Sprookjesmix
26-7-1991 (Minimix)
26-07-1991
Dimples D - I can't wait
19-7-1991 (Minimix)
19-07-1991
Pasadena's - Love changes (06:52)
12-7-1991 (Minimix)
12-07-1991
Dimples D - Sister keep on doing itBased on the Peter Gunn theme Henry Mancini this mix features a re-recorded horn section arranged and conducted by Gerbrand Westveen. Excellent stuff.(06:12)
(Slightly Different version than the 26-4-91 version)
26-4-1991 (Minimix)
5-7-1991 (Minimix) (Slightly Different version than the 26-4-91 version)
10-9-2004 (Minimix)
05-07-1991
Spanish Energy - Loca Noche
28-6-1991 (Minimix)
28-06-1991
Salt'n Pepa - Let's talk about sex
21-6-1991 (Minimix)
21-06-1991
Madonna - Open your heartA hectic big sounding remix with many edit effects
5-12-1986 (Minimix) ?
14-6-1991 (Minimix)
21-7-2000 (Minimix)
10-9-2004 (Minimix)
14-06-1991
Kraftwerk - MegamixContained in this mix are:
It's more fun to compute, Wir sind die roboter, (stop) Radio aktivitšt, Computer Liebe, Pocket Calculator (Taschen rechner).
This Megamix combines several Kraftwerk tracks with breakbeat loops and reversed parts from the original mixes. Expo 2000 is not contained in this mix, as it may still appear as a seperate minimix.

1-11-1984 (Minimix)
7-6-1991 (Minimix)
19-5-2000 (Minimix)
9-4-2004 (Minimix)
07-06-1991
Chrystal Palace - Son of Godzilla'Zwaardrempellige Mix'
31-5-1991 (Minimix)
31-05-1991
Natalie Cole - This will beThis is a remix in the original sense from a recording made in the traditional way. Back then everybody gathered in the studio where in sperate corners and spaces all players and singers where set up with the appropriate mics, including sound barriers between certain instruments to cut back crosstalk between microphones. When the sound from every microphone was checked, the bandleader started a countdown to which everyone started. Such a recording (called "take") was made on anything from a mono recorder (pre-Beatles era) to a 96 channel recording (possible now-a-days). This particular one was recorded on 24 tracks and what you hear in this mix, is a different way of mixing down those original 24 tracks. In some parts, the vocal tracks were muted providing instrumental parts and in other sections instruments where muted to obtain all the bits which were edited together afterwards. In this mix you can also hear the bandleader starting of the whole thing, and commenting at the end.(05:15)
15-2-1991 (Minimix)
24-5-1991 (Minimix)
23-7-2004 (Minimix)
24-05-1991
Crystal Waters - Gypsy WomanThe original version was a huge hit, starting in the clubs, and later crossing over to radio. It has one of the most pounding basedrumms ever combined with a daring organ intro, and a very very very catching sing-along hook. La da dee, la da da.
To complement this perfect summernight in spring I bring you this remix, with extra total-summer-feel-crickets and beautiful extra guitar parts giving the track a more Mediterranean feel
(06:59)
17-5-1991 (Minimix)
5-5-2000 (Minimix)
16-7-2004 (Minimix)
30-9-2006 (Minimix)
17-05-1991
Ben Liebrand - Stenders & Van Inkel Self MadeMixed live on the air
10-5-1991 (Minimix)
10-05-1991
Tony Scott - Megamix - Expressions from da soul
3-5-1991 (Minimix)
03-05-1991
Dimples D - Sister keep on doing itBased on the Peter Gunn theme Henry Mancini this mix features a re-recorded horn section arranged and conducted by Gerbrand Westveen. Excellent stuff.(06:12)
26-4-1991 (Minimix)
5-7-1991 (Minimix) (Slightly Different version than the 26-4-91 version)
10-9-2004 (Minimix)
26-04-1991
Ben Liebrand - Happy BirthdayBecause of Rob Stenders' Birthday
19-4-1991 (Minimix)
19-04-1991
Punchy - Here I comeFunky Bass Mix
Rap by Punchy
Samples used from Sanford & Son, a UK serie from the 70s (?). In holland the serie was 'replayed' as Stiefbeen en zoon.
(04:02)
12-4-1991 (Minimix)
26-5-2001 (Minimix)
12-04-1991
Massive Attack - Unfinished sympathy
15-3-1991 (Minimix)
15-03-1991
The Simpsons - Do the bartmanSolo by Erik van de Bovenkamp(05:40)
1-3-1991 (Minimix)
01-03-1991
Whitney Houston vs Public Enemy - I'm your baby tonightPublic Enemy with a pounding rhythm meets Whitney Houston's I'm your baby tonight. This combination is a daring mix of Hardcore hiphop and a great R&B song. The rough rhythms complement Whitney's performance in such a way that the groove just makes you want to dance !
22-2-1991 (Minimix)
30-6-2000 (Minimix)
23-1-2004 (Minimix) Veronica:In The Mix
22-02-1991
Natalie Cole - This will beThis is a remix in the original sense from a recording made in the traditional way. Back then everybody gathered in the studio where in sperate corners and spaces all players and singers where set up with the appropriate mics, including sound barriers between certain instruments to cut back crosstalk between microphones. When the sound from every microphone was checked, the bandleader started a countdown to which everyone started. Such a recording (called "take") was made on anything from a mono recorder (pre-Beatles era) to a 96 channel recording (possible now-a-days). This particular one was recorded on 24 tracks and what you hear in this mix, is a different way of mixing down those original 24 tracks. In some parts, the vocal tracks were muted providing instrumental parts and in other sections instruments where muted to obtain all the bits which were edited together afterwards. In this mix you can also hear the bandleader starting of the whole thing, and commenting at the end.(05:15)
15-2-1991 (Minimix)
24-5-1991 (Minimix)
23-7-2004 (Minimix)
15-02-1991
The Paradise Program - Deep Green
8-2-1991 (Minimix)
08-02-1991
Jaytee - Everyting's gonna be allright (06:57)
1-2-1991 (Minimix)
01-02-1991
Sting - Mad about you (06:29)
25-1-1991 (Minimix)
28-7-2000 (Minimix)
25-01-1991
Kool & The Gang - Ladies NightFollowing the lines of Guy's "Her", ths mix took Kool & the Gang into the age of swingbeat. It's a shame that Guy's album was to much "ahead of it's time". It took several years after this album, for the world to open up to R&B. Re-release it today and "bob's your uncle"(06:52)
11-1-1991 (Minimix)
25-6-2004 (Minimix) Following the lines of Guy's "Her", ths mix took Kool & the Gang into the age of swingbeat. It's a shame that Guy's album was to much "ahead of it's time". It took several years after this album, for the world to open up to R&B. Re-release it today and "bob's your uncle"
18-11-2006 (Minimix)
11-01-1991
Salt'n Pepa - Do you want me(Serious Mix)
16-11-1990 (Minimix)
5-1-1991 (Minimix)
24-1-1992 (Minimix)
3-3-2007 (Minimix)
05-01-1991
Dimples D - Crackchaser1991?
1-1-1991 (Minimix)
Steve Winwood - You keep on searchin'1991?
1-1-1991 (Minimix)

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