Hixxy

Real Name:
Ian Hicks
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Hixxy (born August 1975) is from Portsmouth, UK and his DJ roots can be found with an obsession for US Hip Hop and Rap and watching DMX Championship Videos.

Getting into rave music in the 1990s, he became resident DJ for Overload (promoted by Supreme on the Isle Of Wight, under the name DJ Hix (he later added an extra "X" so his DJ name looked bigger on flyers). Whilst DJing here he met lots of the top DJs of the period, including his DJ hero, Carl Cox. He also struck up a friendship with Dougal and began pestering him about setting up a label. He also started hanging around the Fusion record shop in Portsmouth, constantly asking if he could use the studio upstairs which was manned by Sunset Regime. He eventually got into the studio and released his first track, People's Party. Ramos also advised him to add an extra "Y" to his DJ name, as Hixxy was what everyone called him anyway.

1995 saw his friendship with Dougal lead to the Essential Platinum label being born. His track, Toytown was one of the biggest hardcore tunes of the period and led to him meeting with React about licensing it. Whilst in their offices the conversation turned to putting together a compilation, and the legendary Bonkers series was born.

After this period, he began working in Stu. J.'s Movement record shop in Southampton, as well as helping him promote his Adrenalin raves. He also hosted the happy hardcore show on Kiss FM.

With the hardcore scene in decline in the late 90s, Hixxy thought about leaving the scene, and experimented with slower, trancier sounds. When hardcore recovered and set up the Raver Baby label and parties. He also co-founded the rave organisation/label HTID (Hardcore Til I Die) with Mark Lambert. He went on to promote the Uproar events as well.

As of 2014, he is now signed to DJ Breeze's Future World label. He has also left HTID.
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none Hixxy / Dougal & Eruption Hixxy / Dougal & Eruption - Ultimate Seduction (Mix 2) / Im Gonna Get You (Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK 1994 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - Ultimate Seduction / Floor Friction  album art Hixxy, Rebel Alliance (2) Hixxy, Rebel Alliance (2) - Ultimate Seduction / Floor Friction (Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK 1994 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Jackattack / Alright album art DJ Hixxy* / Love Nation DJ Hixxy* / Love Nation - Jackattack / Alright Happy Jack Productions UK 1995 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Set Me Free / Feel So Good album art Happy Tunes And DJ Hixxy* Happy Tunes And DJ Hixxy* - Set Me Free / Feel So Good Happy Tunes Records UK 1995 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Toy Town album art DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* DJ Hixxy* & MC Sharkey* - Toy Town (Single) Essential Platinum UK 1995 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Floor Friction / I Just Can't Stop (Remixes) album art Brisk Vs Rebel Alliance (2) / Hixxy Vs Rebel Alliance (2) Brisk Vs Rebel Alliance (2) / Hixxy Vs Rebel Alliance (2) - Floor Friction / I Just Can't Stop (Remixes) Stormtrooper Recordings, Stormtrooper Recordings UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - Forever / Burn Mutha Fukka album art Hixxy & Bananaman / Billy "Daniel" Bunter, Rob Vanden & D-Zyne Hixxy & Bananaman / Billy "Daniel" Bunter, Rob Vanden & D-Zyne - Forever / Burn Mutha Fukka(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Hixxy -  Hixxy- Thumper (Just 4 U Mix) / Happy Rollers - On A Roll (Just 4 U Mix) album art Hixxy, Happy Rollers Hixxy, Happy Rollers - Hixxy- Thumper (Just 4 U Mix) / Happy Rollers - On A Roll (Just 4 U Mix)(Acetate, 10", Non) Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - Thumper / Forever album art Hixxy / Hixxy & Bananaman Hixxy / Hixxy & Bananaman - Thumper / Forever(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
EXRE 006 Hixxy - Smoogee's Asleep (Again!!) / Hypnotising Rhythm album art DJ Hixxy* And Chuff (2) DJ Hixxy* And Chuff (2) - Smoogee's Asleep (Again!!) / Hypnotising Rhythm(12") Extatic Records EXRE 006 UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - Ultimate Seduction / Got To Get Up  album art Hixxy / Kriston Hixxy / Kriston - Ultimate Seduction / Got To Get Up (Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none 1995 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - Thumper (Mix 2) / Sunshine 95 Remix  album art Hixxy / Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime Hixxy / Ramos, Supreme & Sunset Regime - Thumper (Mix 2) / Sunshine 95 Remix (Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - The Ultimate Seduction / Play The Theme album art Hixxy / Sy & Unknown Hixxy / Sy & Unknown - The Ultimate Seduction / Play The Theme(Acetate, 12") Not On Label none UK 1995 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - Is Anybody Out There (Dubplate Mix) Thumper (3rd Mix) album art DJ Ham, Hixxy DJ Ham, Hixxy - Is Anybody Out There (Dubplate Mix) Thumper (3rd Mix)(Acetate, 10") Music House (4) none UK 1995 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Spaceman / Saturday Night album art Hixxy Spaceman / Saturday Night Not On Label UK 1996 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Wanting To Get High / Boom, Boom, Bang, Bang! album art Hixxy & Sharkey Hixxy & Sharkey - Wanting To Get High / Boom, Boom, Bang, Bang! (Maxi) Hecttech UK 1996 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Wizard Of Oz / My Soul album art Hixxy & Heatwave (2) / DJ Bounce (3) Hixxy & Heatwave (2) / DJ Bounce (3) - Wizard Of Oz / My Soul Bounce! UK 1996 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Attitude / World War 1 album art DJ Hixxy* & Lady Trixxy* DJ Hixxy* & Lady Trixxy* - Attitude / World War 1 Essential Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
Hixxy - The Meaning Of Life album art DJ Hixxy* & Vinyl Blair (2) DJ Hixxy* & Vinyl Blair (2) - The Meaning Of Life Essential Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Forever / Yes, Yes & Er Yes album art DJ Hixxy* & Bananaman DJ Hixxy* & Bananaman - Forever / Yes, Yes & Er Yes Essential Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
Hixxy - Lullaby album art DJ Hixxy* Feat. Heatwave (2) DJ Hixxy* Feat. Heatwave (2) - Lullaby Essential Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
Hixxy - One Spliff / Boomshack album art DJ Hixxy* & Lady Trixxy* DJ Hixxy* & Lady Trixxy* - One Spliff / Boomshack Mental Platinum, Mental Platinum UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - Kounter Attack Remix / Toy Town album art Druid* + Vinylgroover / Hixxy Druid* + Vinylgroover / Hixxy - Kounter Attack Remix / Toy Town(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Hixxy / DNA, Breeze & Munchie Hixxy / DNA, Breeze & Munchie - Get Into Love / Insanity(Acetate, 10") Not on Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version
none Hixxy - Toy Town album art Hixxy And Sharkey Hixxy And Sharkey - Toy Town(Acetate, 10") Not On Label none UK 1996 Sell This Version

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vinylman1983

vinylman1983

July 19, 2017
im trying to find a tune called 14th Dream was it by hixxy or omg as i have it on get smashed cd but i would love to get it on vinyl
rich2010

rich2010

July 12, 2017
Did Force and Styles - Funfair Exclusive Mix (by Hixxy) ever get released on vinyl or unmixed ? It's the best mix by far but only on mixed United Dances / Bonkers etc
Djhappyvibes

Djhappyvibes

January 30, 2013
I'm trying to get hixxys thumper on 12" but not sure it was ever released as a 12" single, I have seen it on vinyl once, it was a 1996 pulsar records compilation with 5 other trax but unfortunately I can't find it on discogs, if anyone knows of a copy anywhere please let me know, thanks
MrFyffe

MrFyffe

December 27, 2012
Anyone know if Djs Unite vol 1 Hixxy remix was released? Best remix by far.
stretchyd

stretchyd

February 25, 2009
Hixxy also remixed the legendary Force Mass Motion track Panic in 1995, but unfortunately it was never released to everyones disappointment! On the flip to said Dub was Hixxys other massive track - Thumper.

The 1995 remix kept a lot of the original 1993 version, but with a more techno feel (in the same vain as Toytown), but the most noticable difference is the 'slow-down' and 'speed-up' half way through the track.

Occasionally a Dubplate will appear on E-bay for outstanding sums of money, which by all accounts, knowing how Dubplates wear, could be considered a risk.

Barvermit

Barvermit

January 11, 2002
Hixxy is not only a top DJ but a superb producer and Remixer. Find his Work On Essential Platinum, New Essential Platinum, Pure Adrenalin, Raverbaby and React. Top Hixxy Tunes: Toytown Hixxy & Sharkey (React), Forever Young Hixxy (Pure Adrenalin), My way Hixxy (Essential Platiunm) Together Forever Hixxy & Bananaman (Essential Platinum) Castles Hixxy & UFO (Raverbaby) Come Together Hixxy & UFO (Raverbaby)

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