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Various – Hot Tracks Series 1 Issue 11 (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on September 30th, 2013

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982

Side A

While no longer in busines Hot Tracks was the LONGEST-RUNNING DJ Remix Service in the World! Based here in my home town Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Hot Tracks for years and years was carried in THOUSANDS of DJ’s Crates, as the goto service for remix edits and creative ideas on the dancefloors. For a while HOT TRACKS was known for being one of the most creative, and interesting remix services available to DJ’s. Hot Tracks was an invaluable service and an important piece of HISTORY!

This issue was released for the Christmas Season 1982 hence the inclusion of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” by Steve Algozino who gives the traditiona carol contemporary space age madness. Probably the most sought after remix in this set is “Nasty Girl” retitled “Nasty Nasty Girl” by Vanity 6. This song inclines towards the highly suggestive and downright dirty lyrics. Hot Tracks didn’t help matters any by creating “Nasty Nasty Girls”, by rearranging the entire song to enhance the already enthusiastic synthesized strings, bass line and lyrics. The new mix runs almost 8 minutes and moves quickly with a 7 inch introduction.

This set also includes “It’s A Shame” by The Spinners a Motown classic taken from The Best Of The Spinners LP released in 1973. The track has been lenghtened with new percussion tracks and equalization so that it can be mixed easily with today’s down tempo material.

Hope that you enjoy this great set of remixes from Hot Tracks.

SIDE A:
Double Discovery  – Can He Find Another One? 8:19
Written-By – B. Midney*, J. Burgess*, K. Meyer*
130 BPM

Private Lives – Memory Of Your Name 7:49
Remix – Rob Kimbel
Written By –  Lane, Leiderman
Written-By – Adams*
136 BPM

SIDE B:
Vanity 6 – Nasty, Nasty Girls 7:51
Written-By – Vanity
121 BPM

Steve Algozino – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 5:37
Written-By – H. Martin*, R. Blane*
124 BPM

Spinners, The* – It’s A Shame 4:25
Written-By – L. Garrett*, S. Wonder*, S. Wright*
106 BPM

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Hot Tracks ‎– SA 1-11
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Limited Edition, Promo, 33 ⅓ RPM, Compilation
Country: US
Released: 1982
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style: Disco, Synth-pop, Soul

NOTES:
Released fro Christmas 1982
For DJ Use Only

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Side B

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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44 Responses to “Various – Hot Tracks Series 1 Issue 11 (US 12″)”

  1. kookoo Says:

    Wow! I am thrilled to see a Hot Tracks 12″ here at BTG. There are some seriously great remixes to be found on Hot tracks vinyl. Can’t wait to listen to this. All the best, and thank you.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Enjoy Kookoo!

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  2. Conner Says:

    I love this. And I miss Hot Tracks.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Me too Conner they used to be about 6 miles from my house 🙂

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    Conner Reply:

    Ok, yeah, one more reason to envy you! It would have taken everything I had not to just “drop in” to meet Chris Cox. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I hear ya! He’s quite the hottie 🙂

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  3. matt Says:

    Thanks for this (and all the other fantastic vinyl rips). cheers from London

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Matt 🙂

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  4. Jonathan Says:

    Always my favourite remix house. Unlike some we could mention, they moved with the times both in terms of the music they remixed and the techniques they used. I have LOTS of their mixes in my collection. Much missed.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    My favorite remix service as well Jonathan. They were always a step ahead of the others. I was always so proud that they were based in my city Tulsa 🙂

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  5. Stefano Says:

    Interesting to read all this information on the label.
    Hot Tracks didn’t really cross over the ocean, if I recall well. Mixes done by or for Disconet did.
    I’m gonna listen to this post with much attention!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hope you like it 🙂

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  6. Erwin Says:

    Thanks Paul. I’ve always loved HotTracks mixes when I could find them. Have to say that from what I’ve come across that their Abba remix of The Visitors has been may favourite so far. So will be interested to hear more of their work and maybe have new favourites. If you could dig out more HotTracks that would be a huge bonus for all!!! Thanks Again 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome Erwin yeah that ABBA mis is really good. I will see what I can come up with 🙂

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  7. Will McCammon Says:

    I didn’t know that Hot Tracks had folded up. One of the greats and, boy, did they last a long time. So many other services didn’t make it to even 5 years.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yeah they were the giant of Remix Services.

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  8. ric Says:

    Wow! This is excellent!
    Although I’m partial to official remixes, I depend on remix services like Hot Tracks when there isn’t a proper official 12″ remix.
    Case in point is Nasty Girls here. Woo Hoo! What a remix! Also keen to hear how they ooomphed up It’s A Shame.
    This post though, is no shame at all!
    Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric. Yeah there were many like “Nast Girls” for example as mentioned above ABBA “The Visitors” and even ONJ’s “Physical”. Another bit of triviChris Cox (formerly of Thunderpuss) worked for Hot Tracks.

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  9. Gianni Says:

    Hot Tracks and Disconet were always in my crates. I’m really glad to see that you’ve included a remix service in your blog. As great as the twelve inch single is, sometimes it is the remix service that helps catapult a track to the top (like the Hot Tracks mix of Donna Summer’s “Love’s About To Change My Heart” and ABBA’s “The Visitors”). Great job on this post, Paul, and here’s hoping that other issues (preferably the early years) will be featured.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You said it Gianni sometimes I prefered the remix service mix over the commercial one. I hope to feature more as time goes on 🙂

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  10. RA Feutz Says:

    Awesome! For some reason, I passed up on many of the Hot Tracks mixes and went with Razormaid. Not sure why, that was some time ago. Thanks for this one. I have created a ‘new’ file just for the Hot Tracks material…lol!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re very welcome RA hopefully we can get that folder filled up over time 🙂

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  11. hkfriends Says:

    Hot Tracks and Disconet are very cool when I was young…. Thanks so much Paul

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Hkfriends 🙂

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  12. ron Says:

    Great job Paul. Thanks…

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Rob 🙂

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  13. Chris Says:

    OHMYGOD!!!!!!! Gimmemorepliiiiz! Hot tracks/Disconet/Discotech/Razormaid!/Ultimix/DMC/Art Of Mix/Swemix are the ones!! Bring it on!!!! Some are so rare fans keep them off from the circle like hell. Sweet.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’ll do my best Chris 🙂

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  14. Dean Says:

    What a find!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thanks Dean!

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  15. giorgios-greece Says:

    hey dj!!!!

    thanx a lot for that Hot Tracks issue!!!!!!

    i love remixes and i’m very happy i own that 15th Anniversary Collectors Edition!!!!!!

    great!!!! great!!!! great!!!!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome my friend. I used to have that box set myself but it was stolen one night when I was djing 🙁 It wqas pretty expensive too.

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  16. Jeff Habicht Says:

    DJPaulT!!!!

    God, how I worship you!!!! I was devastated when Hot Tracks folded after being absorbed by Select Mix. Such memories and incredible mixes. Huge fan of the 1984 amd 1985 megamixes, which I’m praying that someday – ONE DAY – you might remaster as well, if you own them. Yes, Disconet was the first, but Hot Tracks came and gave us Bradley D. Hinkle who formed Ultimix, Joseph Watt, who formed Razormaid!, and Cameron Paul who went on to make Mixx-It. It’s so tragic that this remix service is no longer with us. I mean, like mentioned above, Chris Cox was a producer of this service and he’s went on to become a world famous DJ and remixer. So cool that you have offered this up to us. I am quite familiar with the Vanity 6 remix, and Hot Tracks really did an excellent job on their version. I’ve always loved their crazy techniques and awesome creativity.

    Again, much thanks and devotion to you Paul for another gem, you AUDIO GOD!!!!

    Much respect!!!!

    Jeff

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    That’s quite an honor that you have bestowed upon mr Jeff I really appreciate it 🙂 Which 84/85 Megamixes are you reffering too I need to look them up? My favorite is the “Attack Of The Disco Queens” Megamix.

    Paul

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  17. angie Says:

    thank you!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Angie 🙂

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  18. GGNYC Says:

    Thank you for sharing this issue of Hot Tracks. I’m a fan of Jim Burgess and the sound of the groove is excellent. Great job! I bought one issue of Hot Tracks back in 1985 as I can I remember it was like 25 dollars. It was expensive but I enjoyed every track in my boombox while it lasted. Fun times 🙂

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  19. David Says:

    Love Hot Tracks. My very first purchase from them included “Never Ending Story” from Limahl, “No More Lonely Nights” from Paul McCartney, and “The War Song” by Culture Club- an amazing introduction to their releases. I hope you will continue to offer some of these beautiful compilations, so deserving of being heard again after all this time.

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  20. Kenneth Says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! MORE HOT TRACKS PLEASE!!! DJ’s best kept secret for years!

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  21. Goodguy Says:

    Wow, Paul. This is precedent-setting.

    I never thought you would touch remix service releases, but I suppose I understand that you won’t pulled in to a unmarked van and put in solitary with an old Hot Tracks disc compared to some others like…um…”BladeButler”. 😀

    Still, Joe @ “BladeButler” was more fond of synthpop, and I would love to see those discs here too…provided we will hear from you again after posting them. 😉

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  22. GGNYC Says:

    Hi DJPaulT:

    I have a question. I saw this Hot Tracks series for sale seen here > http://www.discogs.com/Various-Series-4-Issue-6/release/1236059
    This is one I owned when it was released. If I donate to you will you be interested in getting it for us. Just suggesting. Thanks 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi GGNYC yes I would be willing to get that one. Looks like a Near Mint copy is $29.00 plus shipping. If you donate for this one please put in the note that it is for Hot Tracks.

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    GGNYC Reply:

    Hi DjPaul:

    I tipped your jar and sent you an email. Please forward any responses to my email. Cool? 🙂 Thanks.

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  23. Jeff Says:

    Good Morning Paul,

    I had wanted to comment yesterday, but really didn’t have the chance. It is so sad about Vanity. So many of our artists are passing away so sudden, it’s really heart breaking. Thank you for memorializing so many of the people who touch our lives. You touch my life Paul with everything you do. Thanks for all my personal records you’ve ripped and for these remix services too. So many of them are lost to time and you seem to be the only one who archives them properly. I really want Select Mix, who owns the Hot Tracks series to reach out to you to help them with their back catalog. Maybe someday, right? You’re the best and I love you so much and cherish our friendship.

    In her memory,

    Jeff

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