Ben Liebrand is featured as a guest DJ tonight on our Friday Night Jams mix show which starts at 7PM CT every Friday night.
Back in the day, people used to record the mixes on the radio so they wouldn’t miss them. Today, we do all the work for you! Now, you can listen to any of the mixes from our Friday Night Jams, Saturday Night Live Ain’t No Jive Chicago Dance Party, Hot Lunch Mix and more on demand in our DJ MIXES section and in our app.
Each mix page features information about the DJ, links to their social networks, video and tracklists (when provided)
Beats International – Just be good to me
Tears for Fears – Shout
Grandmaster Flash – The Message
Ashford & simpson – Solid
Kid Creole & the Coconuts – I’m a Wonderfull Thing
Empress – Dying to be dancing
Diana Ross – Upside Down
Redhead Kingpin – Do the right thing
Guy – Wanna get with you
Bell Biv Devoe – Do Me
Trussel – Love Injection
Roy Ayers – Don’t stop the feeling
Visit Ben Liebrand on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Ben-Liebrand-225935020765999/
From the Netherlands, Ben Liebrand is a dance music DJ. He has produced artists such as Forrest and MC Miker G & DJ Sven and remixed tracks by artists such as Michael Jackson, Salt N Pepa, Sting, TLC, Fun Fun, Tavares, Bill Withers, Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, George Aaron, Rick Astley, SWV and Phil Collins. He has also charted under his own name, an example of which was Ben Liebrand’s version of “Eve of the War.”
His radio show “In The Mix” was the first non-stop mixed show that aired on Dutch National Radio in 1983. Early listeners were Armin van Buuren and Tiësto, who have cited Liebrand as their main reason for entering the music business. “In The Mix” also spawned an annual yearmix with 100+ tracks called “The Grandmix.” The first series of Grandmixes aired from 1983 to 1992 and later versions from 1999 on are also released on CD.
Liebrand began his DJ-ing career in 1976 at the age of 16 with his mobile set-up, “The B. Liebrand Audio Studio”, playing parties around his hometown of Nijmegen. Two years later, when he became old enough to frequent nightclubs, he moved from mobile discos to a nightclub residency, playing in “Juicy Lucy” nightclub (1978–1979). At this point, he was still letting one record play into another without beatmixing; however in 1979, he began a residency at “The Kwien” (pronounced ‘The Queen’) nightclub (1979–1980). During this time, Liebrand learned the art of mixing from Kwien resident Huib Luiten.
At his longest residency to date at “The Keizer Karel” (1980–1988) played a five-hour set each night after the club first opened. He continued DJ-ing with his sister Rita Liebrand, at “The Hippodrome” Hennef, Germany (1990–1995). His last residency was in the club “Disco Inferno” (2000–2004).
Ben is still active as a DJ today and we feature his mix series known as “IN THE MIX” which is featured here on The Beat Chicago as part of our Friday Night Jams show.