Minimix 1
 

This CD features the four minimixes from 2000
The CD can be bought at Liebrand Audio and in your local recordstore.
Sony 498279-2

Track & Info Time Broadcasted
Ben Liebrand - The Chase (The Minimix)
Chase by Giorgio Moroder is absolutely one of my favorites. It is perhaps THE track which inspired me to start making music. The original track features elements like reverse triangle patterns, filtered hihats and beautiful sequencer lines. The original track dates from 1978 and was used as the theme for Midnight Express.
Recently remixes have appeared which do the original no justice. I have tried to capture the original spirit whilst incorporating trance elements of the year 2000. It is a tottaly new recording, no parts from the original are used, as I believe the original is perfect the way it is....
9:40
25-2-2000
Armin - Communication (ElectroMix)
Communication is an energetic track by the dutch producer Armin van Buuren. The track is called "Communication" and the original production is a powerful trance mix with great melody lines. Several minutes in to the track while you are already enjoying the groove and piano melodies, it turns out the track hasn't really started yet, as the best is still to come. A brilliant arpeggiating sequence emerges building up to the perfect climax, keeping you there for some time and coming back for a second treat towards the end. The track was originally recorded by Armin on April 4th 1999
The minimix is in electro style with the sounds of the famous roland 808 drummachine It builds up into a classic electro groove with bassdrumms in different tunings, and a 'Shannon' style bassline coming from the minimoog. All drums are programmed in the Akai MPC-60 providing a rock-steady rhythm for the track, including a 32 bar break.
Parts from the original version are sampled into the S-3000, and a Yamaha FSR1 is providing subtle rhytmic additions. The mix was recorded into the Akai DD1500 where the vocoder voices are added to the mix. The vocoder speaks of different forms of communication in 4 different languages. English, German, French and Spanish.

Communication Music Sound Sight Communication Touch Scent Sensation
Kommunikation Musik Klang Bild Kommunikation Gefühl Geruch sensation
Communication Musique Bruit Vue Communication Contact Parfum Sensation
Communicacion Musica Sonido Vista Communicacion Tacto Olor Sensacion

Especially the german vocoder voices give the mix a true 'Kraftwerk' feel.
Visit Armin at www.arminaudio.demon.nl
6:22 4-2-2000
DJ Jurgen - Higher & Higher (Ben Liebrand Remix)
The original Version was produced by Erik de Koning, DJ Jurgen &
Mark van Dale, and features the vocals of Karen Shenaz. It was produced with italo and trance influences. Rene v.d. Weyde pointed me to the possibility of making a minimix version. Quickly the choice was made, and the record company was contacted to obtain the acappella and synth parts. Special thanks to Erik de Koning and Jan Voermans for the immediate response and actions taken.
The Minimix takes a somewhat harder approach in a more sequencer based version with several analog synths providing the sounds (SH101's and Minimoog). Several stops and breaks stretch the song untill finally the main melody appears and ads up to the Ben Liebrand approach to Higher and Higher. Ben started on the mix thursday evening, and completed it by 17:00 hours on the friday following. Then Ben typed this short additional info, burned the CD and was of to Radio 538.
7:07 17-3-2000
Drum Theatre- Eldorado (The Minimix)
Electric 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.
7:10 3-3-2000
(7-2-1986 was the 1st time the mix was broad- casted, this 2000 edition is a re-broadcast)