Somertijd Weekend Dance Mix
The MixCase-Saga (as Kees prefers to call the series) started in 2011. During his training as Producer, Kees had learned to work with the Digital Audio Workstation program Cubase. A computer program with which you can produce music. However, there are more computer programs like that. Similarly, Ableton Live. On the advice of DJ Sven, Kees investigated the possibilities of Ableton, because this application was marked as very user-friendly and intuitive. It soon became apparent that mixing music was relatively easy with Ableton. Kees made a mix of about 6 minutes as a test and sent it over to DJ Sven.
DJ Sven, member of the Radio Veronica program Somertijd, immediately bombed this mix into a Somertijd Weekend Dance Mix, a program-item that was broadcast on Friday afternoons just after 6pm. In this item, listeners were allowed to send in a mix which, after approval by DJ Sven, was actually broadcasted on national radio. Sven asked Kees to make even more of these mixes, and the MixCase-Saga was born!
The Somertijd show moved to Radio 10 in 2014, where it became even more successful. Of course, the Weekend Dance Mix moved along with it.
The 100th MixCase was broadcast in 2019. That was a great opportunity for Kees to end the Saga. In the meantime, there were already enough other mixers to take over.
In March 2020 Kees was approached by famous producer Peter Gelderblom (known from “Waiting 4”, his remix of the song “By The Way” of the “Red Hot Chili Peppers”). Peter had plans to launch a new radio station on Ibiza, Isla 106, by April 2020. This station focuses mainly on Dance Classics and House music. For the Saturday night programming, Peter was still looking for someone who would deliver a weekly mix of an hour. And Kees seemed to be the right person for this. The Saturday evening programming already included: Ben Liebrand, Wessel van Diepen (Vengaboys). Dennis Ruyers, Robin Albers (JayDee) and DJ Jean. Big names!
As of March 28 2020 the MixCase-Saga continued on Isla 106, the station of the White Island.
In addition to the regular MixCases, special editions have also been made:
MixCase XMas Edition: A special MixCase with only Christmas songs. Aired on the Somertijd-show around Christmas in 2011 and repeated around Christmas in 2012 and 2013. For more info on the MixCase XMas Edition, you can find it here.
XL MixCase: MixCases 76 to 100 are consecutive mixes. Thit means: The first track of the new MixCase connects to the last track of the previous one. After the broadcast of the last MixCase in the Somertijd-Show (MixCase 100), Kees mixed the 25 last MixCases together into one long mix. As a bonus, MixCases 61, 18, 31, 74 and 30 (in this order) were mixed in front the extra long mix. This created a nonstop XL MixCase of 500 tracks in exactly 3 hours.
For more info on the XL MixCase, you can find it here.
An overview of the different MixCases can be found below. Clicking on a MixCase will take you to that page with more information about the mix, and with a link to Casey’s Music Company’s HearThis page, where you can listen to that mix.
MixCases - The short versions (Radio Veronica / Radio 10)
MixCases - The long versions (Isla 106)