Vicious Delicious ‎– Hocus Pocus

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Hocus Pocus (Magical Trance Mix) 6:55
Hocus Pocus (Naked To The Bone) 6:45
Hocus Pocus (Bow Chi Bow) 6:53
Hocus Pocus (The Gabberianic Verses) 5:03

Versions (11)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DID-128446 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(12") Indisc DID-128446 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
DID 128446 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(12") Indisc DID 128446 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
DTR 1031 Hocus Pocus Hocus Pocus(12") Downtown (3) DTR 1031 Italy 1992 Sell This Version
DIS 8446 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(7") Indisc DIS 8446 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
SPV 055-08833 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(CD, Maxi) Total Recall (3) SPV 055-08833 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
DICD 8446 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(CD, Maxi) Indisc DICD 8446 Belgium 1992 Sell This Version
DTR 1046 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus (Dirty Mind Remixes)(12") Downtown (3) DTR 1046 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
WR722 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(12") Watts Music WR722 US 1993 Sell This Version
CLK 009-2 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(12") Clik CLK 009-2 Spain 1993 Sell This Version
SPV 050-08835 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(12") Total Recall (3) SPV 050-08835 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
WR 722 Vicious Delicious Hocus Pocus(12", W/Lbl) Watts Music WR 722 US 1993 Sell This Version

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January 27, 2011
referencing Hocus Pocus, 12", DID-128446
This was kind of a surprise when released, as this was a product from The Hague while Amsterdam and Rotterdam were rivalling each other in the Dutch house scene. It also caused a lot of mayhem among clob owners as the intro of the "Naked to the bone", "Bow Chi Bow" and "Gabberianic Verses" versions really could blow the speakers when played loud.

The "Bow Chi Bow" version was the most popular one, containing a then popular gimmick of a looped vocal sample (XTRO, one of the people behind "Hocus Pocus" also did "Dikke vette pannenkoeken" for that matter), founded on a solid, hard techno background. Only the final "Gabberianic Verses" version is real hardcore gabber similar to what was released on labels such as Rotterdam Records and KNOR.

The artist name Vicious Delicious was used only once. Subsequent releases were released under the artist name Hocus Pocus, including a remix of the "Bow Chi Bow" version which was released with the title Bow Chi Bow. In an interview in a popular Dutch dance music magazine, the people behind Hocus Pocus explained that they were mainly inspired by 70s glam rock, but "a techno outfit gives us more room to experiment than a rock band setting".