The DJ remix service Direct Hit started in 1993 in Sacramento, USA, as the successor of Rhythm Stick and Master Beat. The first 17 volumes were called Upbeat-HiNRG and Mainstream dance music. In 1996 the releases were renamed into Sectors and the musical direction became more progressive and party-oriented. There were 24 releases of these 'Sectors'.
Direct Hit was very popular among NRG DJ's, because the quality of the remixes and the selected titles were very good. Because of problems around licensing the service was eventually closed in April 1999.
In 1996 there was one Direct Hit remix of Kim Wilde's Shame by Steve Bourasa.