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 here.
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
Check out the even cheesier 90s Euro Pump Mix!
There’s been a remix of ‘Hooked’ in the pipeline from BK for a few months now but the wait is over as ‘Hooked’ gets a turbo-boost-hard house-raver of a remix (the BK Go Hard Remix to be precise!) from the Hard House Don just in time for the New Year!
UPDATE 2018. The BK Go Hard Remix of Hooked had been licensed for tons of compilation albums including The Hard House Awards, Frantic 16, The Weekender Has Landed, Future Hard Dance Classic, In An Ideal World, Fit2Club Workout Anthems, Extreme Cardio Vol:1 and many more!
Its been a while since I heard anything about one time Tony De Vit protégé DJ Fergie so imagine my surprise to find out he’s enjoying success in Las Vegas.
“With his most audacious move yet came a bold new sound and another chameleon-like reinvention to go with it. The three illustrious DJ residencies he now holds in America is unprecedented: at the iconic Wet Republic pool party, the HQ Nightclub in Atlantic City and from this Spring at the newly-opened Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub.”
Of course, the epic Tony de Vit version of Hooked takes a bow second track in!