From the pulsating underground clubs of New York to the glamorous international stage, Hex Hector has been a transformative force in dance music. If you’re wondering where the king of club anthems has been, let me tell you: after electrifying crowds throughout the early ’90s, Hex took a detour into the studio. For a decade, he was like a master alchemist, converting tracks into gold hits with that deep, sexy, underground sound that became his signature.
New York’s iconic nightclubs like the Paradise Garage, the Roxy, and the Funhouse served as Hex’s musical playgrounds, where he honed his craft. Inspired by radio legends like KISS-FM’s Shep Pettibone, Hex quickly ascended the ranks. At the apex of his influence, he was a mainstay at famed venues such as the Tunnel, Limelight, Palladium, Sound Factory Bar, Nell’s, Club USA, and Danceteria. It was around this time that he crossed paths with Jennifer Lopez, a meeting that would later inspire his Grammy-winning remix of “Waiting for Tonight.” *
Now, let’s talk about some of the iconic tracks that have been graced by Hex’s Midas touch. Songs like “Everyday” by Kim English and Toni Braxton’s “Spanish Guitar” have taken on a new life with his unique remixes. Lara Fabian’s “I Will Love Again,” a timeless anthem for anyone navigating the aftermath of a short-term breakup, shines even brighter under Hex Hector’s creative lens.
In our second installment celebrating Hex Hector’s transformative influence on dance music, we’ve got a selection that encapsulates his genre-defining sound. For example, Shannon’s “Give Me Tonight” adds that nostalgic flair to the set, making us long for those classic New York club nights. However, not all tracks are equally iconic. Case in point: O-Town’s “Liquid Dreams.” While it might not share the same acclaim as hits from the Backstreet Boys or N’Sync, Hex’s remix gives it a fun, whimsical vibe that’s irresistibly danceable.
It’s clear that Hex Hector is not just a DJ or a remixer; he’s a musical renaissance man. Despite all his accomplishments, which include a Grammy for Remixer of the Year in 2001, Hex maintains a relaxed and confident demeanor that makes his illustrious career appear almost effortless. It’s like he’s saying to the world, “Nice guys can, indeed, finish first.”
So as we wrap up today’s journey through Hex Hector’s illustrious musical realm, remember that this is just part two. We’ll be back on Thursday to dive deeper into his discography, celebrating the man who’s been a beacon of innovation for dance music.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
* Excerpted from TSoNYC
Album : Hex Hector Mixology v2
Genre : Circuit House Classics
Year : 2015
Total Time : 01:14:08
1. Britney Spears – Don’t Let Me Be The Last To Know (Hex Club Mix)
2. Kim English – Everyday (Hex & Mac Quayle Club Mix)
3. Natalie Cole – Livin’ For Love (Hex HQ2 Club Mix)
4. Pink – You Make Me Sick (Hex Club Mix)
5. Tony Braxton – Spanish Guitar (HQ2 Mix)
6. O-Town – Liquid Dreams (HQ2 Mixshow Edit)
7. Widelife feat. Simone Denny – All Things (Just Keep Getting Better) (HQ2 Club Mix)
8. Shannon – Give Me Tonight (Hex 2000 A.D. Club Mix)
9. Lara Fabian – I Will Love Again (Hex & Mac Quayle Main Mix)
10. Gloria Gaynor – I Never Knew (HQ2 Club Mix)