A long time ago, somewhere back in 1998 a number of mixfreaks
gathered together in the usenet group: nl.muziek.
02-98, the BabySoft Megamix mailinglist was made by Dennis Slagers
and this list was running at a 486DX2 computer. This computer ran:
GIGO, Listserv and some BBS software under OS/2. Through an MS-DOS
window messages where retrieved with UUCP from ISP XS4ALL.
Purpose of the Mailinglist
Find the best recordings of the Radio Veronica Grandmix made by Ben
Liebrand from 1983 ~ 1992.
More and more freaks exchanged their recordings and talked about
mixes, remixes, 12" etc. Broadband was not available. 33k6, ISDN
were the higest speeds available.
Slowly the BBS scene disappeared and Internet became more popular.
The mailinglist got his own domain under mixfreaks.com after this
name was created by Maurice 'Poing' Steenbergen. We lost the
mixfreaks.com domain and we had to turn back to our UUCP ListServ
Than Julius Thyssen pointed us to 'OneList'. Onelist became Egroups
and that became Yahoogroups.
Mixfreaks.org and mixfreaks.nl were registered and used for all
kinds of webpages and services.
In the early days the mixfreaks wrote about 800 to 2000 messages a
The online Mixfreaks Community gathered attention and Ben Liebrand
created the Collector Edition CD Series. And together with Radio 538
the Grandmixes were rebroadcasted again in a 'Directors Cut'.
The history of mixing has been written. The community is online
through, MSN, ICQ, Torrents, P2P, and other services created to
share the love for mixing.
Mixfreaks has about 700 members. DJ's, Listeners, all are present
and welcome. The year 2003 was a year where we could notice that
music and mixes attracted more and more people and radio stations to
broadcast mixes made by the DJ/Mixers
2007 and further: the community is growing slowly and the mix-level
of the DJ's in the mailinglist who are making mixes is very very
high. In 2008 we will have our 10 year Anniversary !! .. 10 Year mixfreaks
Record companies are invited.