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MINIMIX - 2001


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
Faithless & The Prodigy - Bitch as oneWe become one / Smack my bitch up
Sheer coincidence brought the opening track of the "fat of the land" Prodigy album "smack my bitch up" together with Faithless' "Come as One". This minimix introduces a new form of DJ-ing, as it was almost entirely made with the new pioneer CDJ1000 CD players.
All sample style, loop, reverse, backspin and repeating effects were made live with these CD players. The italo mix below was the first mix on this planet to include the CDJ1000, and this mix today is the first mix on radio using 2 of them. So remember where you heard it first !

Lindo radio
25-8-2001 (Minimix)
27-10-2001 (Minimix) Lindo radio
29-12-2001 (Minimix) Lindo radio
19-3-2004 (Minimix) In the mix
21-5-2004 (Minimix) This is the version I use in live sets, it combines "We come One" with "Smack my bitch up" and features 2 "crazy breaks
29-12-2001
SuzanneVega vs. Daft Punk: Daft Tom's Fast Food DinerFrench progressive dance group Daft Punk with their latest basic dance groove, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and Suzanne Vega's original acappella version of Tom's Diner
The daring beats of Daft Punk support the smooth vocal of Suzanne Vega's Tom's Diner. Another daring combination speeding up the original vocals from under 100 BPM to 124 BPM to fit Daft Punk's Groove. The Minimix, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger !

24-11-2001 (Minimix)
22-12-2001 (Minimix)
15-10-2004 (Minimix)
22-12-2001
Cameo - Word upKan ie wel kan ie niet Cameo Minimix
17-10-1986 (Minimix)
15-12-2001 (Minimix)
15-12-2001
Extreme - More than words
1-11-1991 (Minimix)
8-12-2001 (Minimix)
08-12-2001
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)
01-12-2001
SuzanneVega vs. Daft Punk: Daft Tom's Fast Food DinerFrench progressive dance group Daft Punk with their latest basic dance groove, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger and Suzanne Vega's original acappella version of Tom's Diner
The daring beats of Daft Punk support the smooth vocal of Suzanne Vega's Tom's Diner. Another daring combination speeding up the original vocals from under 100 BPM to 124 BPM to fit Daft Punk's Groove. The Minimix, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger !

24-11-2001 (Minimix)
22-12-2001 (Minimix)
15-10-2004 (Minimix)
24-11-2001
Farley Jackmaster Funk - Love can't turn around
19-9-1986 (Minimix)
17-11-2001 (Minimix)
3-9-2004 (Minimix)
16-7-2005 (Minimix)
17-11-2001
Chas Jankel - Glad to know youChas Jankel had a club hit with glad to know you, and later a more commercial hit with 'I know corrida'.Glad to know you also appeared on the first remix club ever: Disconet. This club which also braught the famous Patrick Cowley remix of Donna Summer's 'I Feel love' and ABBA's 'Lay your love on me', featured an extended version of 'Glad to Know you', widely expanding the break and drum parts.
This minimix combines the original version with parts from 'Street tough' by The rebel MC, further vocals are supplied by Twin Hype, and the break contains parts from 'Shaft' and 'Billy Ocean's 'Are you Ready'. Enjoy
(07:09)
Edited version (5:19)
10-11-1989 (Minimix)
10-11-2001 (Minimix) Edited version (5:19)
10-11-2001
The Ones - Absolutely FlawlessContains: Tom-Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood, Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland and Flawless allrady has samples from Showtime by Gary's Gang
3-11-2001 (Minimix)
4-6-2004 (Minimix)
03-11-2001
Human League - Human (05:10)
Edited version
29-8-1986 (Minimix)
28-10-2001 (Minimix) Edited version
21-5-2004 (Minimix)
28-10-2001
Faithless & The Prodigy - Bitch as oneWe become one / Smack my bitch up
Sheer coincidence brought the opening track of the "fat of the land" Prodigy album "smack my bitch up" together with Faithless' "Come as One". This minimix introduces a new form of DJ-ing, as it was almost entirely made with the new pioneer CDJ1000 CD players.
All sample style, loop, reverse, backspin and repeating effects were made live with these CD players. The italo mix below was the first mix on this planet to include the CDJ1000, and this mix today is the first mix on radio using 2 of them. So remember where you heard it first !

Lindo radio
25-8-2001 (Minimix)
27-10-2001 (Minimix) Lindo radio
29-12-2001 (Minimix) Lindo radio
19-3-2004 (Minimix) In the mix
21-5-2004 (Minimix) This is the version I use in live sets, it combines "We come One" with "Smack my bitch up" and features 2 "crazy breaks
27-10-2001
Dance II Trance - Power of American Natives
15-5-1993 (Minimix)
21-10-2001 (Minimix)
16-7-2004 (Minimix)
21-10-2001
Raven Maze vs Donna Summer - The real life and I Feel loveI FEEL LIFE
Donna Summer's I feel Love started life as a b-side on a 7"single. Way ahead of it's time it introduced sequencer disco in it's finest form to the dancefloors of the world. Produced by Giorgio Moroder with many more to follow, I feel Love is probably one of the very first trance records ever !!
Donna is joined by Raven Maze's the Real Life, featuring a Queen (is this the real life, from 'Bohemian Rapsody') sample.
The innitial plan was to combine the "Dance Valley 2001 Theme" with 'I feel love', but that simply didn't work. Further investigation however led to this wonderfull combination where 'I feel Love' even transposes to fit the 'chorus' in Raven Maze's track. Enjoy !

13-10-2001 (Minimix)
16-4-2004 (Minimix)
13-10-2001
Peter Gabriel vs Grace Jones - Sledgehammer
27-6-1986 (Minimix)
11-8-2001 (Minimix)
6-10-2001 (Minimix)
16-4-2004 (Minimix)
06-10-2001
Rob'n Raz - CluphoppingSwemix, which was a swedish kind of DMC, brought some great producers and remixers to the world of dance music. Hits like Robin S received the hit treatment it needed and from that same spot Rob & Raz made their start in dance music. The swedish duo Rob & Raz produced some excellent clubtracks in the 80's amongst which clubhopping is one of the best known.
Starting of with a sample of Grace Jones' Nightclubbing, the track features several pitchtranspose effects, and many additional samples. Enjoy!!

17-7-1993 (Minimix)
29-9-2001 (Minimix)
17-9-2004 (Minimix)
29-09-2001
Joe Jackson -Is she really going out with him (Non-accapella Mix) (05:50)
On Radio 538 (edited version)
5-8-1988 (Minimix) On Radio Veronica
22-9-2001 (Minimix) On Radio 538 (edited version)
23-1-2004 (Minimix) Veronica:In The Mix
22-12-2006 (Minimix)
22-09-2001
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)
15-09-2001
Madonna vs Perpetuous Dreamer  - The sounds of Vogue
8-9-2001 (Minimix)
08-09-2001
Faithless & The Prodigy - FunkysomniaThis mashup again combines 2 tracks from The Prodigy and Faithless. This time : Funky shit and Insomnia.
1-9-2001 (Minimix)
23-7-2004 (Minimix)
17-6-2006 (Minimix)
24-2-2007 (Minimix)
25-5-2007 (Minimix)
01-09-2001
Faithless & The Prodigy - Bitch as oneWe become one / Smack my bitch up
Sheer coincidence brought the opening track of the "fat of the land" Prodigy album "smack my bitch up" together with Faithless' "Come as One". This minimix introduces a new form of DJ-ing, as it was almost entirely made with the new pioneer CDJ1000 CD players.
All sample style, loop, reverse, backspin and repeating effects were made live with these CD players. The italo mix below was the first mix on this planet to include the CDJ1000, and this mix today is the first mix on radio using 2 of them. So remember where you heard it first !

25-8-2001 (Minimix)
27-10-2001 (Minimix) Lindo radio
29-12-2001 (Minimix) Lindo radio
19-3-2004 (Minimix) In the mix
21-5-2004 (Minimix) This is the version I use in live sets, it combines "We come One" with "Smack my bitch up" and features 2 "crazy breaks
25-08-2001
Salt'n Pepa - Watta manherhaling
18-8-2001 (Minimix)
18-08-2001
Peter Gabriel vs Grace Jones - Sledgehammer
27-6-1986 (Minimix)
11-8-2001 (Minimix)
6-10-2001 (Minimix)
16-4-2004 (Minimix)
11-08-2001
Ben Liebrand - Spirit of Disco The Italo EditionSpirit of Disco - The Italo Edition Preview

spirit_italo.gif (15548 bytes) Italo was long present before the actual term "Italo" was given to this style of music. Artists like Gino Soccio, and Mauro Malavasi were making brilliant and often uptempo tracks using sequencer and drumloops/computers where possible.
This mix is a condensed version of the first 12 tracks of CD 2 of the CD 'Ben Liebrand Spirit of Disco, The Italo edtion'. These 12 tracks are featured in the minimix version:
1 Doctor's Cat - Feel the Drive
2 Koto - Jabdah
3 Roy - Destiny Time
4 William King - Robin Hood
5 Doctor's Cat - Watch Out
6 Mr Flagio - Take A Chance
7 Sandy Marton - People From Ibiza
8 JD Jaber - Don't Wake Me Up
9 Albert One - Hopes and Dreams
10 Koto - Visitors
11 Robert Camero - Love Games
12 Koto - Dragons Legend

(? Don't know 4 sure…)
9-6-2001 (Minimix)
28-7-2001 (Minimix) (? Don't know 4 sure…)
28-07-2001
Ben Liebrand - Techno trance megamix
13-3-1992 (Minimix)
27-10-2000 (Minimix)
28-7-2001 (Minimix)
14-8-2004 (Minimix)
28-07-2001
Karen Young - Hot shot
8-5-1992 (Minimix)
9-10-1992 (Minimix)
21-7-2001 (Minimix)
2-4-2004 (Minimix) In the Mix 1st hour
14-10-2006 (Minimix)
24-11-2006 (Minimix)
21-07-2001
Bjork - Human behaviour
25-9-1993 (Minimix)
30-6-2001 (Minimix)
8-10-2004 (Minimix)
8-7-2006 (Minimix)
30-06-2001
Ben Liebrand - Dance Classics The Mini Mix
23-6-2001 (Minimix)
23-06-2001
2 Unlimited - Tribal DanceRemix by Ben Liebrand for DMC taking the track more into the techno direction
22-5-1993 (Minimix)
16-6-2001 (Minimix)
13-8-2004 (Minimix)
19-11-2004 (Minimix) Ben Liebrand remix
16-06-2001
Ben Liebrand - Spirit of Disco The Italo EditionSpirit of Disco - The Italo Edition Preview

spirit_italo.gif (15548 bytes) Italo was long present before the actual term "Italo" was given to this style of music. Artists like Gino Soccio, and Mauro Malavasi were making brilliant and often uptempo tracks using sequencer and drumloops/computers where possible.
This mix is a condensed version of the first 12 tracks of CD 2 of the CD 'Ben Liebrand Spirit of Disco, The Italo edtion'. These 12 tracks are featured in the minimix version:
1 Doctor's Cat - Feel the Drive
2 Koto - Jabdah
3 Roy - Destiny Time
4 William King - Robin Hood
5 Doctor's Cat - Watch Out
6 Mr Flagio - Take A Chance
7 Sandy Marton - People From Ibiza
8 JD Jaber - Don't Wake Me Up
9 Albert One - Hopes and Dreams
10 Koto - Visitors
11 Robert Camero - Love Games
12 Koto - Dragons Legend

9-6-2001 (Minimix)
28-7-2001 (Minimix) (? Don't know 4 sure…)
09-06-2001
Trance  - Mini (Mega) MixTrance Mix
Because the mix wasn't finished saturday, it was broadcasted sunday.
Safri duo - Played alive
Mauro Picotto - Komodo
Debet Forge - Questions must be asked
System F - Needle juice

3-6-2001 (Minimix)
03-06-2001
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)
26-05-2001
Shaggy vs Henry Mancini - Oh CarolinaThis track features lots of samples from old American Series like bonanza, etc.
27-3-1993 (Minimix)
8-5-1993 (Minimix)
19-5-2001 (Minimix)
23-2-2007 (Minimix)
19-05-2001
Tone Loc - Wild Thing
17-2-1989 (Minimix)
12-5-2001 (Minimix)
12-05-2001
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)
05-05-2001
Sheena Easton - The lover in mesheena.gif (22480 bytes)If you have ever met Sheena Easton, you're sold. Beatiful woman, great style and even better voice, known for Title songs of James Bond movie and for her beautiful scottish accent. What more can I say….
Made during the time that Jam & Lewis were hot with their Janet Jackson productions, this mix features many of the percussion sounds that were hot those days. New basslines added, and well basically....the works !! Enjoy !

20-1-1989 (Minimix)
28-4-2001 (Minimix)
28-04-2001
Van Halen - Jump
3-4-1993 (Minimix)
21-4-2001 (Minimix)
29-10-2005 (Minimix)
21-04-2001
Janet Jackson - When I think of you (II)
12-9-1986 (Minimix)
15-4-2001 (Minimix)
15-04-2001
Janet Jackson vs Change featuring Luther Vandross - All for youThis mash-up returns to the original track "The glow of love" form the group Change featuring Luther Vandross, which was used by Janet for her "comeback" hit " All for you".
15-4-2001 (Minimix)
24-9-2004 (Minimix)
15-04-2001
Janet Jackson - All for youThis is Janet Latest release from her new album. The radio version is based on a sample from Change, "In The Glow Of Love", performed by Luther Vandross. Change is also known for "Lover's Holiday" and "Paradise". The album containing "In The Glow Of Love" also features another song called "Searching", again with Luther Vandross, who also sung a duet with Janet in the past called "The best things in life are free".
This minimix reunites Janet with Luther for a second duet. The "In The Glow Of Love" groove runs at it's original 118 BPM tempo and Janet is matched to this tempo. The original bassline is replaced with a clean version on bass guitar adding to the bottom end of the mix. Additional synth sequences are added, and although the acappella of "what have you done for me lately" also matched the key and tempo of the groove, I decided to leave it out because it did not fit the mood of the mix. Enjoy!

14-4-2001 (Minimix)
14-04-2001
Sly & The Family Stone - Dance to the musicDance to the music was a US top 10 hit in 1968, and a few months later a hit in the UK as well.
This minimix takes the original track to a new rhythm, with new drums and bassline. Sections of the mix are filtered as for example the intro. Percussion is added and in the rhythm break the guitars organs and bass solos are replaced by new riffs and sounds. enjoy

7-4-2001 (Minimix)
10-12-2004 (Minimix)
07-04-2001
Ceejay - What's going onCeejay also performed on "Give me an answer" on the album Styles. Even before that, she recorded a track produced by Rob v Schaik and Bernard Oattes.

This remix was done in a Stock Aitken & Waterman style mainly due to the Bassline and drumsounds which were used.

31-3-2001 (Minimix)
31-03-2001
Tony Scott - Move to the bigband (Vocoder mix) (06:14)
24-3-2001 (Minimix)
3-3-2007 (Mix on Video) Watch the video!
24-03-2001
Jocelyn Brown vs Geroege michael - Somebody else's guy's 2 Funky
17-3-2001 (Minimix)
17-03-2001
Deelight - What is loveDee-Lite had a major hit with "Groove is in the heart". This 12" also
featured a track on the B-side, from which these samples where taken.
Along with Dee-Lite, many other tracks are sampled for this mix. Prince,
James Brown, R & B tracks and many more. All these samples form a groove
with "What is Love" being the main hook.

10-3-2001 (Minimix)
10-03-2001
Colonel Abraham & Madonna - Trapped on HolydayTrapped by Colonel Abrams was a great clubhit mainly because of the excellent 12"version including instrumental versions and acappellas. Madonna's Holiday turned out to be the tip of the iceberg, with many hits following over the years About the Minimix This is another "basic combination mix" where 1+1 is more than 2. The track complement each other in the vocal parts, and although the lyrics are nothing like each other, they still fit perfectly.
3-3-2001 (Minimix)
03-03-2001
Salt'n Pepa - Start me up(Louder Bass Version)
30-10-1992 (Minimix)
24-2-2001 (Minimix)
9-12-2006 (Minimix)
24-02-2001
Phil Collins - Another day in paradiseAnother day in Paradise makes you realize the comforts we enjoy every day whilst others are less fortunate.
Preceding the mix, a number of sound scenes are giving the state of this planet. The mix itself gets a careful treatment, adding drums,percussion and some sequencers, taking care not to divert it too much from the original

18-9-1992 (Minimix)
17-2-2001 (Minimix)
17-02-2001
Mory Kante + Eurythmics - Yeke Yeke / Sweet DreamsSweet dreams is probably the biggest hit of eurythmics, featuring their understated and industrial sound combined with a rather dark view at peoples wishes and goals in life.
Sweet dreams is combined with Mory Kante's hardfloor mix of yeke yeke
This is a simple straight forward combination of the tracks above, proving that 1 plus 1 is more than 2
This mashup originated from a Live set in Groningen Holland and Frans vd Kamp suggested to air it because although it was simple, it was also noticable

10-2-2001 (Minimix)
6-8-2004 (Minimix)
10-02-2001
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)
03-02-2001
Level 42 - Clubmegamixlevel42mmx.jpeg (20105 bytes)All of the tracks in this
mix have been huge hits for Level 42. The one track missing was "Love Games" of which the original multitrack could not be found. Tracks included are : Hot Water, Running
in the family and many more

This mix was made from the original multitrack recordings. All separate instruments as'well as the vocal parts were taken one by one from the original multitrack. They were timestretched to a new steady tempo, and combined to form tracks containig lead vocals, harmonies, backing vocals, pads, basslines, percussive effects etc. Mixing all these instruments in one take was as difficult as it gets. This version of the megamix features new bass and organ line on a stronger more club based groove. Enjoy!

27-1-2001 (Minimix)
27-01-2001
Jocelyn Brown - Somebody else's guy(Somebody else's minimix)
21-8-1992 (Minimix)
30-1-1993 (Minimix)
20-1-2001 (Minimix)
22-10-2004 (Minimix) House remix
7-4-2007 (Minimix)
20-01-2001
Tramps - Disco InfernoDiscoInferno.jpeg (10176 bytes)Featured in the blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever, The Tramps had a huge hit with Disco Inferno.

Starting of with the Intro of Shout, the rhythm builds up using filtered loops of disco inferno. A vocoder is added in the chorus as well as Syndrums (real ones this time) and classic disco rhythms. This remix should have no problem fitting in with all the filtered disco stuff going on momentarily.


Why this remix ?

To have a great opening track in a new club in Nijmegen,Holland. The Club is called Disco Inferno and brings classic Disco Music in the year 2000. Complete with Saturday Fever Dance- floor, mirror balls and orange décor, it's the ideal setting for going totally retro. Check out Disco Inferno

Check out a Trampps website

This track can be found @ a CD from DMC,Commercial collection #222)

1-9-2000 (Minimix)
13-1-2001 (Minimix)
13-01-2001
Vocoder Playlist Grandmix 2000
6-1-2001 (Minimix)
06-01-2001

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