27 december 1985 Radio Veronica
27 March 1999 Radio 538 18:00 - 19:00
31-december 2005 on VeronicaFM

Intro Grandmix '85 - This is what Edith Piaf used to say
Duel - Propaganda (sound effect)
Slave To The Rhythm - Grace Jones
Chief Inspector - Wally Badarou
Bad Habits - Jenny Burton
Eye To Eye - Chaka Khan
Day By Day - Al Jarreau & Shakatak
Say I'm Your Number 1 - Princess
Clouds Across The Moon - Rah Band
Spend The Night - Cool Notes
History - Mai Tai
Tell Me (how it feels) - 52nd Street
Maria Magdalena - Sandra
Hangin' On A String - Loose Ends
Could It Be I'm Falling In Love - Jaki Graham & David Grant
Screams Of Passion - The Family
Something About You - Level 42
Close To Perfection - Miquel Brown
Like I Like It - Aurra
Road To Nowhere - Talking Heads
Thinking About Your Love - Skipworth & Turner
Love is Like a Game - Hot Cold
This is For You - The System
Romeo Where's Juliet - Collage
Tarzan Boy - Baltimora
P-Machinery - Propaganda
Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush
Step By Step - Jeff Lorber
Who's Zoomin' Who - Aretha Franklin
Krush Groove (can't stop the street) - Chaka Khan
Superfine (from behind) - Skool Boyz
The Heaven I Need - Three Degrees
Best Part Of The Night - Jeff Lorber
One Of The Living - Tina Turner
Honey For The Bees - Patti Austin
Takes A Little Time - Total Contrast
Your Personal Touch - Evelyn 'Champagne' King
Save Your Love (for #1) - René and Angela
Money's Too Tight (to mention) - Simply Red
Don't Mess With Dr. Dream - Thompson Twins
I'll Be Good - Rene & Angela
You Look Marvelous - Billy Crystal
The Dance Electric - André Cymone
Break Up - S.O.S. Band
City Rhythm - Shakatak
Magic Man - Rochelle
Election Day - Arcadia
Feel So Real - Steve Arrington
Thief In The Night - George Duke
Gettin Closer - Haywoode
Dancing In The Key Of Life - Steve Arrington
Hit And Run - Total Contrast
Let's Talk - One Way
Sex And Drugs And Rock 'N Roll - Ian Dury
Welcome To The Pleasure Dome - Frankie Goes To Hollywood
I Wonder If I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam featuring Full Force
All Fall Down - Five Star
Let Me Be The One - Five Star
Oh What A Feeling - Change
Legs - Art of Noise
Sun City - Artists United Against Apartheid
They Say It's Gonna Rain - Hazell Dean
Hot Pursuit! - Skipworth & Turner
So In Love - Nicci
Love Situation - Mark Fisher featuring Dotty Green
Trapped - Colonel Abrams
All Of Me For All Of You - 9.9
Let Me Hold You - Sonique
Baby Talk - Alisha
Into The Groove - Madonna
Rhythm Of The Night - Debarge
Come To My Aid - Simply Red
Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
Axel F: The Beverly Hills version - Latin Rascals
Power Of Love - Huey Lewis & The News
Glow - Rick James
Seduction - Val Young
Do It For Love - Sheena Easton
In My House - Mary Jane Girls
Nineteen - Paul Hardcastle
Neunzehn - Paul Hardcastle
Dix e Neuve - Paul Hardcastle
Just For Money - Paul Hardcastle
Papa's Got a Brandnew PigBag - Paul Hardcastle
Eight Arms To Hold You - Goon Squad
Heaven Must Be Missing An Angel - Tavares
Fresh - Kool And The Gang
Midnight Man - Flash And The Pan
Visitors - Koto
Love Me Tonight - Rochelle
Operator - Midnight Star
Stand By Me - Maurice White
Running - Kasso
Fall Down - Tramaine
Love Take Over - Five Star
Do You Want It Right Now - Siedah Garrett
Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3) - Ian Dury
Sidewalk Talk - Jellybean
Police Woman (Queen of the neon jungle) - Lorna Wright
Can't Get Enough Of Your Love - Pink Rhythm
Going Dancin' Down The Street - Peter Jacques Band
Can You Feel The Beat - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam featuring Full Force
Give Me Your Love (the sound is good) - Fun Fun
Fall Down (sample) - Tramaine
Come On And Do It (erotic mix) - Poussez
What's Your Name - Zinno
Movin' - 400 Blows
West End Girls - Pet Shop Boys
You Wear It Well - El DeBarge with DeBarge
Date With The Rain - Arnie's Love
Endless Road - Time Bandits
Freeway Of Love - Aretha Franklin
Don't Take Away The Music - Tavares
5 minutes - Mainframe
Dancing In The Street - David Bowie & Mick Jagger
You Spin Me Round (like a record) - Dead Or Alive
Oh Sheila - Ready For The World
The Collector - Cerrone
Vicious Games - Yello
Slave To The Rhythm - Grace Jones
Blast Off Outro


In 2005:Made exactly 20 years ago. Without a computer without an editor without wavefroms without undo.
Just 2 Turntables and a tapedeck.....

2 x SL1200mkII turntables with Stanton Triple E cartridges
1 x Teac Tascam mixer 3A (8 channels)
1 x Teac Tascam 4 channel tapedeck for tapeloops
1 x Master Recorder: Revox PR99 with Studer "Butterfly" recording heads.
Speed: 38 cm/s 2track
Tape: 1/4 inch BASF 911 at 510 nanoweber level

Background info
After gathering all the dance charts of the year, an initial list was made in the month
November. This list was sorted by tempo (BPM beats per minute) and on the 1st of
December, work was started on the mix. It took the full month of December to complete
and perfect the mix, usually working the last 72 hours in one stretch.

Reel to reel tape
These early Grandmixes were all edited on tape.
As the edited tape was the final thing, each edit and crossfade not only had to be
rhythmically correct, but even more important , at the right volume level. The mix
would otherwise become louder and louder, resulting in overload and distortion.
I never liked limiters and compressors on final mixes, so the grandmix was also made
without them.
This mix was transferred from analog tape to the Sony SL-F1 prior to broadcasting
eliminating the risk of the "Live-tape-to-tape-crossfade" going wrong it was then
broadcast on December 27th 1985 on Radio Veronica.

Directors Cut
The Grandmix 85 as broadcasted 27th of March 1999 was transferred from Sony SL-F1
to the Akai DD1000 . The mix was then leveled to 0 dB and minor imperfections were
corrected. An intro was added to identify the mix as being the Grandmix 85, which fades
into the original intro of the mix (the purists can remove it, and restore it to the original version
by fading in after the vocoder). The mix was then recorded on to DAT.