In the dynamic world of dance music, some names are simply unforgettable, and Hex Hector stands among them. As we roll out Volume 6 in our tribute series to this remixing legend, we’ve handpicked another playlist filled with his top hits, showcasing his incredible talent for redefining classics and igniting dance floors.
Hex Hector’s skills were initially honed in the club scenes of New York, with legendary stints at iconic venues like the Tunnel and the Limelight. His craftsmanship eventually propelled him to win the Grammy for Remixer of the Year in 2001. And speaking of Grammys, let’s not forget paradigm-shifting remix of Whitney Houston’s “I Learned From The Best,” by HQ2 a masterstroke in balancing emotive vocals with danceable beats. Houston’s emotive intensity gets a whole new canvas to shine on in this high energy remix, and the result is nothing short of transformative.
But the Grammy-recognized talents don’t end there. Hector gave us a riveting version of Toni Braxton’s “Un-Break My Heart,” a remix (with Soul Solution) that redefined the emotional ballad into an upbeat, heart-pounding anthem. It’s like he took Braxton’s heartache and converted it into raw dance energy.
Hex also has a penchant for unveiling hidden gems in songs lesser-known to the masses. Just look at his twist on “Girl From the Gutter” by Kina. Hector manages to up the ante on the song’s original intensity, proving once again that his remixes are not just mere reinterpretations but are, more often than not, upgrades.
While perusing my music collection, I stumbled upon “I’ve Had Enough” by Regina Belle—truthfully, a track I wasn’t even familiar with. But it’s Hex Hector; how could I not give it a listen? Trust me, it’s a reminder that even in the less-charted territories of your playlist, Hex’s remixes serve as musical gems worth discovering.
And let’s not overlook his remix of “Stranger In My House” by Tamia. The song serves as another testament to Hector’s genius, as he magically turns Tamia’s vocal curiosity into an absolute club banger.
There are few artists who can not only survive but thrive in the evolving world of dance music, maintaining both relevance and reverence. Hex Hector is undeniably one of them. His work, laden with nostalgia yet tinged with fresh beats, shows us exactly why he’s an industry titan.
We’ve got two more captivating volumes coming up in this Hex Hector series, so if your go-to mix hasn’t appeared yet, stay tuned. There’s much more still to come.
Until the next time…ENJOY!
Album : Hex Hector Mixology v6
Genre : Circuit House Classics
Year : 2015
Total Time : 01:17:17
1. Beyoncé – Get Me Bodied (Hex Hector Mix)
2. Toni Braxton – Un-Break My Heart (Soul Hex Anthem Vocal)
3. Pulse feat. Antoinette Roberson – The Lover That You Are (Hex Hector & Soul Solution Club Mix)
4. Martha Wash – Come (Hex Hector Maximum Room Mix)
5. Crystal Waters feat. Dennis Rodman – Just A Freak (Hex Hector Club Mix)
6. Diana Ross – Until We Meet Again (Hex Hector Club Mix)
7. Kina – Girl From The Gutter (HQ2 Adulterous Mix Main 12” Mix)
8. Tamia – Stranger In My House (HQ2 Club Mix)
9. Jessica Simpson – Irresistible (Hex Hector Club Mix)
10. Mariah Carey – Emotions (Hex Hector Club Mix)
11. Whitney Houston – I Learned From The Best (HQ² Club Mixshow)
12. Regina Belle – I’ve Had Enough (Hex Hextor & Mac Quayle Large Venue Mix)