Hot Tracks

Hot Tracks

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DJ USE ONLY Promotional label, not to be confused with Hot Tracks (3) (Sony Music France)
Hot Tracks is a DJ-only subscription/remix service originating in San Francisco, CA (USA) in 1982, later moving operations to Tulsa, OK (USA), and to Denver, CO (USA) after being acquired by Select Mix. Current operations are based in Las Vegas, NV (USA).
Releases are pressed in limited quantities and feature mixes of Top 40, Hi-NRG, House, Urban, Disco and Euro tracks. Issues were originally released on single 12" but soon appeared on double 12" and later triple 12" vinyl sets. The first "Best Of" CD's were released in 1988, and monthly CD's began in 1991 and replaced the vinyl sets completely in 2000.
Through the years Hot Tracks expanded their remix service into "Satellite Services" that provided remixes for specific dance styles with each style having their own series title: Hot Rocks: 80's Rock/New Wave, Love Tracks: Romantic Disco, Hot Classics: Retro/Disco, Street Tracks: Rap/Urban, NRG for the 90's (later NRG): Hi-NRG/Euro, The Edge: Retro Alternative/80's New Wave, and Roadkill (later XL): Techno/Underground/Alternative Dance.
Hot Tracks slowed production in 2005 and the company was bought by another remix service, Select Mix, in 2006. For the first few years, the company was titled "Select Mix - Hot Tracks" but later became just Select Mix. Over the years, Select Mix produced new Hot Tracks and Street Tracks titles, but has since retired both series. Most notably, Select Mix began producing new releases in The Edge series, which focusses mainly on '80s New Wave and Rock music. The entire company went digital in summer 2013, no longer releasing albums on physical media. New productions continue to this day.
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(Obsolete)
Hot Tracks® Remix Service
P.O. Box 701347
Tulsa, OK 74170-1347
USA

Toll Free 1-888-HOT-TRACKS (1-888-468-8722)
Phone: (918) 366-1100
Fax: (918) 366-1108
Email: info@hottracks.com
Sites:
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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
11-4 Various Hot Tracks 11-4(3x12", Comp) Hot Tracks 11-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
14-6 Various Hot Tracks 14-6(3x12", Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 14-6 US 1995 Sell This Version
15-8 Various Hot Tracks 15-8(3x12", Comp) Hot Tracks 15-8 US 1996 Sell This Version
17-5 Various Hot Tracks 17-5(3x12", Comp) Hot Tracks 17-5 US 1998 Sell This Version
18-4 Various Hot Tracks 18-4(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 18-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
20-2 Various Hot Tracks Mainstream Dance 20-2(CD, Comp) Hot Tracks 20-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
20-4 Various Hot Tracks Mainstream Dance 20-4(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 20-4 US 2001 Sell This Version
20-5 Various Hot Tracks Mainstream Dance 20-5(CD, Comp) Hot Tracks 20-5 US 2001 Sell This Version
20-8 Various Hot Tracks Mainstream Dance 20-8(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 20-8 US 2001 Sell This Version
21-4 Various Hot Tracks Mainstream Dance 21-4(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 21-4 US 2002 Sell This Version
25 NRG50S-2 Various Hot Tracks NRG Series 50(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 25 NRG50S-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
25 NRG51S-2 02 Various Hot Tracks NRG Series 51(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 25 NRG51S-2 02 US 2001 Sell This Version
25 NRG54S-2 01 Various Hot Tracks NRG Series 54(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 25 NRG54S-2 01 US 2003 Sell This Version
25 NRG55S-2 01 Various Hot Tracks NRG Series 55(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks 25 NRG55S-2 01 US 2003 Sell This Version
1.02 MONEY Cameo Money(12", S/Sided, TP) Hot Tracks 1.02 MONEY US 1992 Sell This Version
CD-10-6 Various Hot Tracks 10-6(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks CD-10-6 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD-10-7 Various Hot Tracks 10-7(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks CD-10-7 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD 17-1 Various Hot Tracks 17-1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks CD 17-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
CD-HC-9 Various Hot Classics #9(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks CD-HC-9 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD-HT-B-91 Various The Best Of 1991(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks CD-HT-B-91 US 1991 Sell This Version
CD-SA-11-5 Various Hot Tracks 11-5(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks CD-SA-11-5 US 1992 Sell This Version
HC-1 Various Hot Classics, Issue 1(12", EP, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HC-1 US 1984 Sell This Version
HC-2 Various Hot Classics, Issue 2(12", EP, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HC-2 US 1984 Sell This Version
HC-3 Various Hot Classics, Issue 3(12", EP, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HC-3 US 1985 Sell This Version
HC-4 Various Hot Classics, Issue 4(12", EP, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HC-4 US 1985 Sell This Version
HC-5 Various Hot Classics, Issue 5 (EP, Comp) HC-5 US 1986 Sell This Version
HC-6 Various Hot Classics, Issue 6(2x12", EP, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HC-6 US 1987 Sell This Version
HC-7 Various Hot Classics, Issue 7(2x12", Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HC-7 US 1987 Sell This Version
HC-9 Various Hot Classics, Issue 9 (EP, Comp) HC-9 US 1991 Sell This Version
HC9BOX Various Select Mix - Hot Tracks Presents... The Hot Classics(9xCD, Comp, Ltd, Promo + Box) Hot Tracks, Select Mix HC9BOX US 2008 Sell This Version
HC-10 Various Hot Classics, Issue 10(2x12", Comp) Hot Tracks HC-10 US 1992 Sell This Version
HC-12 Various Hot Classics Twelve(3x12", Promo) Hot Tracks HC-12 US 1994 Sell This Version
HOX1/BL1 Various Hot Wax Vol. 1(12", Promo) Hot Tracks HOX1/BL1 US 2003 Sell This Version
HOX1/BL1 Various Hot Wax Vol. 1(12", Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HOX1/BL1 US 2003 Sell This Version
HT 10-2 Various Hot Tracks 10-2(2x12", Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT 10-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
HT 11-1 Various Hot Tracks 11-1(2x12", Comp, TP, Sta) Hot Tracks HT 11-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
HT-12-6 Various Hot Tracks 12-6(3x12", Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-12-6 US 1993 Sell This Version
HT-14-5 Various Hot Tracks 14-5(3x12", Comp, Promo, TP) Hot Tracks HT-14-5 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT 15-5 Various Hot Tracks 15-5(3x12", Promo) Hot Tracks HT 15-5 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-18-1 Various Hot Tracks 18-1(3x12", Comp) Hot Tracks HT-18-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
HT-18-2 Various Hot Tracks 18-2(3xLP, Album, Comp) Hot Tracks HT-18-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
HT-18-3 Various Hot Tracks 18-3(3x12", Comp) Hot Tracks HT-18-3 US 1999 Sell This Version
HT 18-5 Various Hot Tracks 18-5(3x12", Comp) Hot Tracks HT 18-5 US 2000 Sell This Version
HT 21-9 Various Hot Tracks Mainstream Dance 21-9(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT 21-9 US 2002 Sell This Version
HT-B-91 Various The Best Of 1991 (Comp) HT-B-91 US 1991 Sell This Version
HT-BBT-1 Various The Best Of The Bonus Tracks Volume 1(2x12", Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-BBT-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
HT-BST-CD-2 Various The Best Of Street Tracks Volume 2(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-BST-CD-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
HT-BST-CD-4 Various The Best Of Street Tracks 4(CD, Comp) Hot Tracks HT-BST-CD-4 US Unknown Sell This Version
HT-BST-CD-6 Various The Best Of Street Tracks # 6(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-BST-CD-6 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-BST-CD-7 Various The Best Of Street Tracks # 7(2xCD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-BST-CD-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
HT-BST-LP-7 Various The Best Of Street Tracks #7 Part 1 & 2(6x12", Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-BST-LP-7 US Unknown Sell This Version
HTCCD-01 Various The Best Of '90 Part 1(CD, Comp) Hot Tracks HTCCD-01 US 1990 Sell This Version
HTCCD02/10-1 Various Hot Tracks 10-1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HTCCD02/10-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
HTCCD03/10-2 Various Hot Tracks 10-2(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HTCCD03/10-2 US 1991 Sell This Version
HTCCD04/10-3 Various Hot Tracks 10-3(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HTCCD04/10-3 US 1991 Sell This Version
HTCD01 Various The Best Of Hot Tracks Vol. 1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HTCD01 US 1987 Sell This Version
HTCD02 Various The Best Of Hot Tracks Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Hot Tracks HTCD02 US 1988 Sell This Version
HT-CD-6/ST Various Best Of Street Tracks(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-6/ST US Unknown Sell This Version
HTCD11-1 Various Hot Tracks 11-1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HTCD11-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
HTCD11-2 Various Hot Tracks 11-2(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HTCD11-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
HT-CD-11-3 Various Hot Tracks 11-3(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-11-3 US 1992 Sell This Version
HT-CD-11-4 Various Hot Tracks 11-4(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-11-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
HT-CD-11-6 Various Hot Tracks 11-6(CD, Comp, P/Mixed, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-11-6 US 1992 Sell This Version
HT-CD-12-1 Various Hot Tracks 12-1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-12-1 US 1993 Sell This Version
HT-CD-12-2 Various Hot Tracks 12-2(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-12-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
HT-CD-12-3 Various Hot Tracks 12-3(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-12-3 US 1993 Sell This Version
HT-CD-12-4 Various Hot Tracks 12-4(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-12-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
HT-CD-12-5 Various Hot Tracks 12-5(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-12-5 US 1993 Sell This Version
HT-CD-12-6 Various Hot Tracks 12-6(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-12-6 US 1993 Sell This Version
HT-CD-12-7 Various Hot Tracks 12-7(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-12-7 US 1993 Sell This Version
HT-CD-12-8 Various Hot Tracks 12-8(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-12-8 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-1 Various Hot Tracks 13-1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-2 Various Hot Tracks 13-2(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-3 Various Hot Tracks 13-3(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-3 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-4 Various Hot Tracks 13-4(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-5 Various Hot Tracks 13-5(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-5 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-6 Various Hot Tracks 13-6(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-6 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-7 Various Hot Tracks 13-7(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-7 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-8 Various Hot Tracks 13-8(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-8 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-13-9 Various Hot Tracks 13-9(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-13-9 US 1994 Sell This Version
HT-CD-14-1 Various Hot Tracks 14-1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-14-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-CD-14-2 Various Hot Tracks 14-2(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-14-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-CD-14-3 Various Hot Tracks 14-3(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-14-3 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-CD-14-4 Various Hot Tracks 14-4(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-14-4 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-CD-14-5 Various Hot Tracks 14-5(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-14-5 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-CD-14-6 Various Hot Tracks 14-6(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-14-6 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-CD-14-7 Various Hot Tracks 14-7(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-14-7 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-CD-14-8 Various Hot Tracks 14-8(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-14-8 US 1995 Sell This Version
HT-CD-15-1 Various Hot Tracks 15-1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-15-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-15-2 Various Hot Tracks 15-2(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-15-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-15-3 Various Hot Tracks 15-3(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-15-3 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-15-4 Various Hot Tracks 15-4(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-15-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-15-5 Various Hot Tracks 15-5(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-15-5 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-15-6 Various Hot Tracks 15-6(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-15-6 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-15-7 Various Hot Tracks 15-7(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-15-7 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-15-8 Various Hot Tracks 15-8(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-15-8 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-16-1 Various Hot Tracks 16-1(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-16-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
HT-CD-16-2 Various Hot Tracks 16-2(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-16-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
HT-CD-16-3 Various Hot Tracks 16-3(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-16-3 US 1997 Sell This Version
HT-CD-16-4 Various Hot Tracks 16-4(CD, Comp, Promo) Hot Tracks HT-CD-16-4 US 1997 Sell This Version

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djsimont

djsimont

September 14, 2014
With the digital age now here to stay - it's a sad day - as Hot Tracks / Select Mix no longer press vinyl or cd format - it's all digital download now - so those days of waiting next to your letter box for your issue to arrive is no longer :(
icbear69

icbear69

January 24, 2013
I love hot tracks and am happy to have every issue, mind you when they did the change over, it just never had that feel to it anymore. Now in saying that I hope that putting these into their series will help you to find and in issue order when viewing. I have found a few doubles in lots of these but sometimes there are reason so i will do my best to have them grouped in a master release if they have not. but i do think that there are two many duplicates as per updj1. I will try my best to fix a few errors on the way, but please don't hesitate in discussing any of these changes I have made by adding the series or if you feel that a it should not be in a series please let me know and I will try to work something else.
updj1

updj1

October 22, 2012
Appears to be some duplicate entries for 23-1 and 23-3 CD's.
bsc12666

bsc12666

April 4, 2010
Hot Tracks was innovative and is a vital part of dance music history. To critique the re-edits/remixes from the company's early years and judge the versions by today's standards is a mistake. Contributors were some of the best DJs in San Francisco in the early 80's. With a mission similar to the east coast Disconet label (a DJ service based in NYC that in the mid-70's, began creating exclusive versions of dance tracks restructured for easier programming by club DJs into their nightly sets), when a track lacked a good intro or break due to the structure of the original or commercial release, the goal of the Hot Tracks mix was to format it so it was accessible for beat-match mixing and in doing so, resulted in frequently promoting tracks that would have otherwise gone unheard. The producers of these tracks were splicing reel-to-reel tape and thus lacked the ability for precision editing. Though the outcome can be thought of as substandard, it can also be thought of as reflective of the time and of the styles used during the early days of re-editing. Services such as Ultimix, which arrived in 1985, set standards whereby 8 and 32 beat sets in the re-edits were consistent and thus influenced other remix services to raise their own standards as the years passed. Many services focused on a specific type of music but Hot Tracks spanned multiple genres. Hot Tracks is one of the few remix services that earned the respect of the major labels and continued well beyond the 80's producing quality promotional versions for programming by professional DJs. The only bad thing that could be said is that not just anyone could purchase a Hot Tracks remix at the time, but now here with Discogs, you can!
goodyear

goodyear

December 3, 2008
The Hot tracks series really gave unknown songs exposure and also unknown dj's a hand at re-editing these tracks.
This service did some amazing edits and remixes but also some shoddy stuff too.It is all a matter of opinion really. They certainly brought the dj remix service into major exposure.... some of the Hot Tracks mixes being put out by the record labels (on 12" singles)
They really did help start the trend for remixing a track and giving an existing song a new and extended lease of life on the dance floor.
vorton

vorton

February 19, 2008
It's great that back in early 1980s, there were guys working very hard to make remixes of old club tracks using just some scissors and some Scotch tape. But when the mix disappoints (and believe me, Hottracks does), time and time again, it is hard to have respect for the author. Hot Tracks are famous for bad and unconsistent editing, unexpected mixing, and even changes in quality during the mix. Many of their ideas are plain unoriginal. My advice to you is to avoid Hot Tracks, and get the original versions back instead. . mixes, i'd recommend Razormaid re-edits to you any day over these.