For our fourth installment celebrating the ingenious work of Hex Hector, it would be remiss not to highlight the significant contributions of his frequent collaborator, Mac Quayle. The partnership between these two icons was nothing short of transformative for the dance music scene. Often released under the label HQ2, their collaborations brought a unique fusion of sounds that were as emotionally resonant as they were irresistibly danceable.
What set the Hex Hector and Mac Quayle partnership apart was a shared vision for reimagining the emotional core of a song. Take, for instance, Madonna’s “Music.” The original version was already an anthem in its own right, but under the deft hands of HQ2, it morphed into something extraordinary—keeping the dance floor packed while adding another layer of interpretative depth to the already iconic track.
Similarly, their take on Donna Summer’s “Love On & On” pays homage to the Queen of Disco’s enduring legacy. Hex and Mac captured the eternal vibrance of Summer’s vocals while infusing the track with contemporary electronic elements. It was a testament to the duo’s ability to honor the original artist’s intent while incorporating a fresh, uplifting vibe, which explains why their remixes often stood the test of time.
Mac Quayle’s prowess isn’t limited to dance anthems; he’s expanded his talents into scoring TV shows and movies. Emmy-award-winning projects like “Mr. Robot” bear testament to his range and ability to set the mood through music. His success in Hollywood doesn’t diminish his legacy in dance music; rather, it enriches it, showing how versatile and multitalented he is as a musician.
One more exceptional tune in this Hex Hector tribute mix is Angie Stone’s “Wish I Didn’t Miss You.” Though many of their collaborations foresaked the HQ2 moniker in favor of their names, this track exemplifies the same kind of emotional storytelling through music that Hector and Quayle championed. It serves as a powerful reminder that whether alone or as part of a dynamic duo, Hex Hector’s influence looms large in the world of dance music.
So, as we continue to relish in the Hex Hector Tribute Mix, let’s also give a nod to the incredible artists and collaborators like Mac Quayle who have made this journey through the world of remixes so enthralling.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album : Hex Hector Mixology v4
Genre : Circuit House Classics
Year : 2015
Total Time : 01:19:25
1. Mary J. Blige – Deep Inside (Hex Remix)
2. Aretha Franklin – A Rose Is Still A Rose (Hex Club Mix)
3. George Michael – Outside (Hex 12″ Vox Up Mix)
4. Madonna – Music (HQ2 Club Mix)
5. Kristine W – Lovin’ You (Hex Main Club Mix)
6. Faith Hill – Breathe (Hex Main Club Mix)
7. Donna Summer – Love On & On (Hex & Mac Quayle 12″ Mix)
8. Deborah Cox – Things Just Ain’t The Same (Hexs Club Mix)
9. Amber – Yes! (HQ2 Mixshow Edit)
10. Angie Stone – Wish I Didn’t Miss You (Hex & Mac Quayle Main Mix)
11. Deborah Cox – It’s Over Now (Hex Club Mix)