Stumbled across this killer DJ mix via Mixcloud from Marc Johnson from few years ago. Label manager (from 2003-05) Marc goes through the legendary Tripoli Trax back catalogue pulling out some highlights for “A History Of Hard House Through The Eyes Of Tripoli Trax Vol.1” and doesn’t forget to squeeze in the Pete Wardman remix of Hooked along the way!
There’s a brand new 2021 house remix of the 99th Floor Elevators Toolbox House anthem ‘I’ll Be There’ available via Beatport now as part three of the labels Remix Works series. The reworking comes courtesy of Tech House DJ/producer Nomadic and gives a cheeky nod to previous remixes of the track from the legendary Tony De Vit and Per QX. Wait for the ravey piano drop just past the three minute mark!
The Tidy Boys remix of Hooked has been floating around for a few months now, debuting at last years TDV20 celebrations. Nicholsons anthemic 90s style trance update is set to join the Tidy Boys remix on a limited edition 12 inch vinyl pressing on the Tidy Boys latest imprint Hard-Drive, out later this month.
The much awaited Hooked 2019 revamp is underway! A limited 12 inch vinyl pressing of 300 copies of two new remixes of Hooked, from Hard House legends The Tidy Boys and a blinding reinterpretation from Nicholson is out for order from GlamZoo right now. This is the debut release for the Tidy Boys new label Hard-Drive.
To commemorate Tony De Vit’s life 20 years after his passing the Tidy Boys commissioned remixes of some of his classic tracks for the ‘TDV20 Tony De Vit Remixes‘ album in a limited edition mix CD and USB (mixed and unmixed in WAV and MP3) formats. There are 14 new remixes, 13 of Tony’s classics and an added bonus of the 99th Floor Elevators ‘Hooked’ tweaked and remixed by the Tidy Boys.
TDV20: the official commemoration event for Tony De Vit, marking his 20 years memorial was held in July 2018, 2500 people attended in Birmingham and the DJ line-up was a veritable who’s who of hard house!
As for the Tidy Boys remix of ‘Hooked’ you can hear a clip in the short after movie from the #TDV20 event.
The fantastic ‘Hooked’ remix from Nev Scott & Frank Farrell which graced the 21st-anniversary Trade compilation ‘Coming Of Age’ from Nik Denton’s Toolbox imprint has been given the full release treatment.
As part of the labels 9th Birthday celebrations, the Nev Scott & Frank Farrell remix is joined by the original mixes released on Toolbox House from label boss Nik Denton and remix superstars 7th Heaven, whose remix is dedicated to the late Tony De Vit and the club that touched so many hearts, Turnmills.
The 99th Floor Elevators ‘Hooked EP’ is available now from Beatport.
Way back in 1995 when ‘Hooked’ first appeared, PWL saw fit to splash out on a rather cheesy promo video for the track. The video was actually very rarely seen though did make a few appearances on MTV Europe and late night UK TV.
After much searching we managed to actually locate a copy of the original video which of course is now floating around via YouTube so I guess everyone can see it now and see how daft it looks, but hey, all fun stuff I guess and just in case you were curious….
99th Floor Elevators ‘Hooked (Tony De Vit Radio Edit)’
The Elevators ‘Rain Your Kisses’, original vinyl release quickly vanished without a trace, released as it was between two national UK chart hits in ‘Hooked’ and ‘I’ll Be There’ and it is sounding its age these days, like the 90s Italo house flavoured chugger that it was. There are elements amongst the three mixes which hint that maybe a revamp could be on its way soon so if you’d like a prod at it do drop us a line!
The ‘Heavenly and Ivory’ version does it for me with the ravey piano breakdown
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Check out the even cheesier 90s Euro Pump Mix!
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