unobenga (louie vega remix) professor featuring ndu shezi & thebe remix produced by louie vega! with the music of south africa conquering it’s way around the world due to afro house leaders, black coffee, culoe de song, anané & her nulu label, shimza, da capo, black motion, mo black records, and more, from the shores of ibiza to bali and back everyone is feeling the emotions coming from such rhythmic and melodic sound.
one of detroits true talents today, amp fiddler joins forces with grammy winner louie vega hitting you with some funk deep house on vega records. amp fiddler is the quintessential singer / musician who has played in the seminal band parliament with george clinton, and has had his own band for years now. louie has always wanted to work with amp since first meeting him at the montreaux jazz festival when amp and his band and elements of life were on the same bill on the worldwide stage. finally coming together, amp reaches out to louie for a remix and the result is a beautiful soulful song written and produced by amp fiddler. the remixes by louie vega combining deep house sounds with the funk synths played by axel tosca. there’s one version where amp did more lead vocal overdubs and adlibs, as well a funktified synth solo version which gets immediate response when played. the four versions on 12” vinyl lend itself to different moods and are sure to bring you a dancefloor or house party on fire!
luke solomon’s much-loved classic groover ‘light you up’ gets a 12” vinyl release as well as the louie vega treatment on this double-sided package. the title track features the poetic talents of queen rose alongside disco cohort amy douglas and comes accompanied by the accapella. nyc maestro louie works his magic on the track with his boogie-inflicted mix featuring jazzy synths. a killer package ready to light up the dancefloors everywhere.
grammy award winner louie vega is known worldwide as one of the finest creators and purveyors of house music, both as an individual artist / producer / dj and as partner with kenny dope in the renowned production team known as masters at work. his multiple musical talents have also brought him much acclaim in the genres of salsa, afro-beat, jazz, hip-hop and soul. last year he reached another career milestone when his album “louie vega starring...xxviii” was nominated at the 2017 grammys for best dance album, which further solidified his position as one of the industry’s premier artist / producers. but not everyone knows about louie’s deep respect, admiration and knowledge of the disco genre that laid the foundation for so much music that moves crowd on dancefloors and festivals today.
grammy award winner louie vega is known worldwide as one of the finest creators and purveyors of house music, both as an individual artist / producer / dj and as partner with kenny dope in the renowned production team known as masters at work. his multiple musical talents have also brought him much acclaim in the genres of salsa, afro-beat, jazz, hip-hop and soul. last year he reached another career milestone when his album “louie vega starring...xxviii” was nominated at the 2017 grammys for best dance album, which further solidified his position as one of the industry’s premier artist / producers. but not everyone knows about louies deep respect, admiration and knowledge of the disco genre that laid the foundation for so much music that moves crowd on dancefloors and festivals today.
recording this record in cuba was a special moment in my life, louie says. for the first time elements of life, anane vega, josh milan, luisito quintero, gene perez, axel tosca and louie vega embarked on a trip to cuba to participate in two beats one soul album on rvmk records. the results were four tracks on the album and one of them a very unique song music and life featuring the sultry and angelic voice of anane vega. the song was penned by josh milan, and louie vega contributed with the music. gene perez on electric bass, josh & axel tosca on keyboards, and luisito quintero on percussion. released as a digital single recently, its now on many radio and club charts worldwide, as well featured on compilations. on top of all this momentum vega records, then reached out to rvmk records and licensed the track for a special picture vinyl release. the picture vinyl is a collectors piece, get your hands on it fast as there will be a limited number made. anan evega on the picture vinyl with her signature as well, colorful and sonically delicious!
2018 repress ... well. where do we start with deep inside ? originally released in the golden nyc house era of 1993, this 5 tracker literally smashed everything in sight. and still does now! the epitome of an evergreen, all-time classic release. masters at work louie vega and kenny dope were on a major roll in this era, producing, remixing, dj-ing and everything in-between, these guys put in ridiculous work. they are joined on this ep by a roll-call of names and collaborators, erick morillo engineering the title track? check. maurice joshua on co-production duties? you got it. vocals by ms. barbara tucker? they re there. killer, rock hard drums? stacks of soul? masterfully chopped up disco samples? all present. serious stuff. sometimes a record just manages to capture and distill the true essence of what this is all about and deep inside is one such record, it bears all the hallmarks of golden era maw, all the signposts of what was happening in nyc s clubs in the early to mid 90 s were there within it s grooves. you know a record is good when it s still being, quite literally, hammered nearly 25 years later! now, remastered, and reissued with the full involvement of strictly rhythm this seminal piece of nyc house history is made available again with all original, full sleeve artwork intact as per the 1993 original. this one s a straight up essential for any self-respecting dance aficionado. you know what to do!
INTO MY LIFE (YOU BROUGHT THE SUNSHINE) (LOUIE VEGA REMIXES) 2X12
2x12" Vinyl UK15.05.18
vega records puts together a vinyl package with one of the hottest records in the catalog. now a classic in the uk into my life is getting a whole new treatment and will be released as a double pack vinyl. a brand new version unreleased, the original studio recording of the song before it was remixed in the house format is already being played by gilles peterson on worldwidefm.net then there are the main version, instrumental, and two original dubs, which are all remastered by vegas mastering engineer walter coelho.
louie vega joins forces with the martinez brothers and revered salsa singer hector lavoe this february for shut the door. the martinez brothers have rapidly become two of the most in demand djs and producer across the globe and here we see them make a welcome return to their cuttin headz imprint for one of their most accomplished projects to date. collaborating with the infamous house aficionado and one half of masters at work, louie vega whilst the vocal additions come courtesy of puerto ricos hector lavoe, one of the most revered salsa singers in the history of the genre. the tmblv main mix of shut the door opens, offering a refined house feel fuelled by smooth chord swells and organic percussion as hector lavoe’s vocal contributions ebb and flow through the rolling groove. a tmblv main instrumental follows, stripping away the vocal contributions to the heady groove alone. the martinez brothers up-tempo energy fuelled production then shines through on the tmblv beats mix offering their dynamic and intricate drum arrangement style whilst the processing the latin vocals from hector lavoe showcases louie vegas finessed additions to the composition. lastly a tmblv beats instrumental closes, again tipping the focus solely over to the swinging drums and snaking subs
louie vega re-ignites the disco classic “dance (disco heat)” by sylvester grammy awarding winning producer & 5 time grammy nominated louie vega continues to send dance floors into a peak hour frenzy with his remixes of disco classics on nervous records. the inspiration to delve into masters from this era began when he started remixing masters from the sam records catalogue, which is owned by nervous records, and with whom louie has a long history going back to nervous early 90’s origins. louie is that unique producer who has had success in multiple genres of music including house, r&b, & freestyle and he has brought that talent to help re-ignite new york disco classics like vicky d’s -this beat is mine- and convertion’s -let’s do it- featuring leroy burgess, as well as charting topping disco hits from john davis & the monster orchestra -bourgie bourgie- & -up jumped the devil-. this time, louie put his focus on a track outside of the sam records catalogue, and one that was an international disco hit that also crossed over to becoming a 1978 pop hit, namely sylvester / dance (disco heat). using elements from the 1978 version and combining them with his own original musical and percussion contributions, along with new vocal performances from renowned singer cindy mizelle, louie has refashioned and reignited this 39 year-old production into a 2018 club anthem.
grammy winning nyc disco and house legend louie vega has decades upon decades in the recording studio and dj game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time its safe to say the original he knows exactly what hes doing when it comes to this music thing! pair louie with the legendary king street sounds label and youre having a party! this is exactly what happened in 2007 when the label asked him to contribute to their legendary mix the vibe series where top flight selectors like louie get to dig deep and produce a fresh dj mix for the label. now, you know the quality control is going to be sky-high on a project like this and this limited dj sampler featuring tracks from the compilation proves just that! featuring tracks and exclusive mixes from the likes of 95 north, basil, mood ii swing and more this ep more than deserves a place on your record shelf or in your dj bag! all featured tracks have been fully licensed from king street, remastered and reissued with %100 involvement from the label. essential house music for the seasoned heads and neophytes alike!
all the beats, tracks, and harmonies that vega records release have a story behind them, “union dance (louie vega remix) - dj clock featuring madame-x’s” begins where most great things do as far as we are concerned.... under a mirror ball in a dark club! one night, (well really early morning to be honest) while louie vega was vibbing in the booth, listening to timmy regisford work it out for a packed nyc dance floor a wild beat caught his ear. as louie looked over and saw the crowd confirm exactly what he felt he turned to timmy with a smile and said “that beat is hot, let me get that”, and from that moment union dance’s story began with louie vega.
giving us a preview of his forthcoming album maktub, satori is next to release on crosstown rebels with umama. the single features alongside remixes from three of the most prominent artists from today’s house scene.
demonstrating his incredible ability to incorporate world sounds into his music, satori mesmerises with umama. amidst a soiree of african percussion is a soothing hypnotic chant, all encased in alluring synths. italian legend riva starr’s jazzy take on the original, integrates the chanting vocal as a futuristic anthem. louie vega maintains an ethnic feel. his remix, alongside an instrumental, encompasses futuristic synths with a sturdy kick throughout.
what happens when a house-music icon takes a small, talented bunch of musicians and mixes it with a savory blend of jazz, funk, dance, and soul music? you get a hearty serving of e.o.l. soulfrito, who make their single debut with upright love on vega records. e.o.l. soulfrito, led by musical director and conductor louie vega, is the condensed version of vega’s elements of life live-band project, which over its tenure has released three albums, won a grammy award in 2006 for best remixed recording, non-classical (curtis mayfield, superfly (louie vega eol mix), and performed for a globally-televised audience during the 2007 superbowl pre-game show. e.o.l. soulfrito’s name is a play on the popular latin-caribbean seasoning sofrito, which serves as a nod to vega’s own puerto rican heritage. earlier this year, the band played their first show at gramps in wynwood, miami during miami music week. upright love embodies the organic energy of e.o.l. soulfrito’s live performances. with a runtime of more than ten and a half minutes, it’s a steady groover that slowly blossoms into a blissful symphony of sprightly chords, jazzy bass, crisp percussion, pattering tambourine courtesy of kat ayala, and cindy mizelle’s vocal ad-lib serenades. easygoing yet refined, the single plays out like a summer afternoon jam session between vega and his friends: axel tosca on fender rhodes & synth upright bass, josh milan on synth jazz guitar & synth percussion. start swaying those hips and let the rhythm carry you into the sunset. i wanted to create a more condensed band, since the elements of life band has ten members, it’s always been a little difficult to do smaller venues. i also wanted to create music inspired by groups and artists like war, cymande, johnny hammond, and herbie hancock’s headhunters, but with the vega e.o.l. twist and style. i then created e.o.l. soulfrito with my studio musicians and rhythm section of elements of life and nuyorican soul. i want to take this band and perform in festivals and venues like the blue note, jazz café, ronnie scots, and bb kings. e.o.l. soulfrito will bring you future grooves with a tinge of the musical landscape from our rich past, and yes, there will be experimentation get ready for it.
house music maestro louie vega returns to nurvous to remix disco hit ‘up jumped the devil’ by john davis & the monster orchestra. originally released in 1977 on sam records, ‘up jumped the devil’ featured music performances from some of philly’s finest musicians, many of whom also featured on albums by the salsoul orchestra. among them were michael “sugar bear” foreman on bass, drummer charles collins and guitarist dennis harris. percussion came from larry washington, whilst don renaldo provided the strings and horns. with a rugged and rough rhythm section and blazing horn parts, the track was an absolute bomb amongst disco djs at the time and continues to shine as a gem today.
since its release last year, the grammy nominated album louie vega starring…xxviii has reached unfathomable heights, after 8 single vinyl releases and two full triple set album releases, we still have one more up our sleeve. today, here we are in the third and final installment of the louie vega starring…xxviii vinyl album release series, this time taking it to another level with unreleased and lost mixes. when making an album there are usually way more than the number of songs allocated for the project. in this case there were over 50 songs and tracks created for the louie vega starring…xxviii album. vega has selected 14 unreleased and lost tracks from the recordings and put together dj friendly versions with these super talented artists involved: funkadelic, nick monaco & soul clap, kenny bobien, cindy mizelle, maphorisa, berita, wanda baloyi & kabomo (south african top talent), roberto roena (of the fania all stars), brutha basil, jesse jackson (blues rock artist), sara devine, luis salinas (argentinean guitarist), duane harden (song/hitmaker), & 3 winans brothers featuring the clark sisters. the packaging is lovely with an open gatefold huge picture of a mural painted by none other than richard wilson uk artist. mastering by the great walter coelho, for sonic perfection & pressing manufactured by optimal in germany.
grammy winning nyc disco and house legend louie vega has decades upon decades in the recording studio and dj game under his belt and having played endless gigs all over the world during that time it s safe to say the original he knows exactly what he s doing when it comes to this music thing! pair louie with the legendary king street sounds label and you re having a party! this is exactly what happened in 2007 when the label asked him to contribute to their legendary mix the vibe series where top flight selectors like louie get to dig deep and produce a fresh dj mix for the label. now, you know the quality control is going to be sky-high on a project like this and this limited dj sampler featuring tracks from the compilation proves just that! featuring tracks and exclusive mixes from the likes of kerri chandler, blaze and some of louie s own productions this ep more than deserves a place on your record shelf or in your dj bag! all featured tracks have been fully licensed from king street, remastered and reissued with %100 involvement from the label. essential house music for the seasoned heads and neophytes alike!
A NEW DAY REMIXES (INC. JOE CLAUSSELL, RON TRENT REMIXES) (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK14.03.17
not every story has to always start at the beginning. an unforeseen prequel to an existing story can deliver new meaning and create fresh excitement. vega records’ latest release “a new day” features the r & b music legend, vocalist caron wheeler, and visionary, producer jazzie b. they are widely known as soul ii soul, “keep on moving” and “back to life (however do you want me)” are just a few of their mega-hits. the latter won the group a grammy award for best r&b performance by a duo or group with vocal. this new release on vinyl “a new day” by vega records features unreleased remixes from an all-star cast that consists of producers louie vega, joe claussell, ron trent, timmy regisford, adam rios & tiger wilson. a double pack vinyl of unreleased versions by the talented cast of remixers, nuff said! let the music take you there!
HEAVEN KNOWS (INC. JOSH MILAN & LOUIE VEGA REMIXES
12" Vinyl UK09.12.16
every so often a piece of music is created that not only speaks to your soul with its lyrics but also moves your body with its rhythm.... louie vega starring anane vega heaven knows with remixes by josh milan and louie is exactly that piece of music. vega continues to apply the cardinal elements necessary for truly timeless music that offers something for everyone rightfully earning him the title as one of the kings of house music.
louie vega remixes the seminal sam records disco hit bourgie, bourgie by john davis & the monster orchestra. 12inch vinyl. house music legend louie vega continues to light fire to select tracks from the sam records 1970s disco catalogue. he previously remixed vicky ds this beat is mine and convertions lets do it. now he has added his unique and legendary production skills to a remix of the ashford & simpon penned bourgie, bourgie by john davis & the monster orchestra. originally released on sam records in 1979, bourgie, bourgie also features background vocals by ashford & simpson. louie vega continues to be one of the most dynamic and respected dance music producers in the world. with a body of work that combines his timeless and trend settings production with kenny dope as masters at work, and his own distinctive and equally impactful louie vega productions, he has always had a great knowledge and respect for the r&b and disco music that laid the foundation of the current soundtrack of nightlife. the sam records catalogue is owned and administered by nervous records, with which louie has a long history, dating to his creation with kenny dope of the labels signature tune, the nervous track by nuyorican soul. the distinctive string sections of bourgie, bourgie along with the ashford & simpson lyrics caught louies ear, and he has created a remix that has been destroying dancefloors and festival summer
STARRING... XXVIII (VINYL PART TWO OF THREE)(3X12 INCH)
3x12" Vinyl UK12.09.16
louie vega s latest album, louie vega starring... is a dualdisc conceptual record featuring over twenty-five artists on twenty-eight different songs. the record is louie vega’s first solo album ever and a contender for his magnum opus. vega is in esteemed company, with a seasoned group of collaborators imparting their magic for this special project including, funkadelic & george clinton, the 3 winans brothers and the clark sisters, jocelyn brown, nick monaco & soul clap, n dea davenport, lisa fischer, cindy mizelle, anane vega, monique bingham, caron wheeler (soul ii soul), josh milan, bucie, tony momrelle, kaylow, vikter duplaix, cassio ware, adeva, covertion & leroy burgess, kenny bobienl, zara mcfarlane, luis salinas, roberto roena, diviniti, and byron stingily.
STARRING... XXVIII (VINYL PART ONE OF THREE)(3X12 INCH)
3x12" Vinyl UK08.06.16
the delivered sampling of featured artists on louie vega starring, is one for the record books and a must for any music aficionado as louie explains, this body of work is a masterpiece that will be party of my legacy. i see it up there on the same high shelf with albums like nuyorican soul, elements of life, and masters at work.
yoruba records is pleased to bring you a taste of the upcoming who am i remix album featuring a floor filling remix from none other than louie vega. weekend love takes you back to place when love made you smile, featuring the voices of melbournes own motty & siobhan, the perfect vocal duo bringing it all together. louie keeps the soul of the original while delivering a level of house music flair that only he can. vegas roots nyc mix is reminiscent of his classic material, this one is certain to have you vibing to the bassline and is an absolute floor filler. the flip side brings you two deep cuts of pelagonia, the first of which is from up- and-comer at one. his chunky drums and spaced out horns will take you on a hypnotic journey. as the vocal chants come in they seem to remove all doubt, this deep, late night cut is a must have. closing out this ep is yoruba honcho osunlades yoruba soul mix. a heavy, percussion-driven jam that boasts floor-ready bass and clever use of the original horn section, as it builds into a climax this tune is sure to heat up your summer. stay tuned for the full who am i remix album due out late 2016.
YOU ARE EVERYTHING (INCL. LOUIE VEGA GENE PEREZ AND MORALES REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK10.12.15
spiritual energy is one of a kind. its pure, eternal, and soothing. spiritual energy positively impacts 9 to 5 office workers, athletes and artists alike. a strong spiritual grounding, no matter what religion, is the essence of happiness and positivity. you are everything from the forthcoming album, louie vega starring features jocelyn brown, an infinitely talented singer and staple of r&b, soul and dance music. the single is a powerful exaltation of our protagonists deep appreciation for her lord that she wants the world to hear. and let us tell you...with jocelyns golden pipes.
AINT THAT FUNKIN KIND OF HARD ON YOU? (LOUIE VEGA REMIXES)
12" Vinyl UK06.07.15
the original version is nothing short of a classic, but its as if the song had never been invited to a louie vega post-midnight global extravaganza. was the song not aware that spellbound dancing and high bpms were the standard for house music? normally, such a blaring disregard for nightlife decorum would relegate a song to the pits of sonic hell, but we’re talking about george clinton here! the original opens up with a g-funk groove that screams westside and lowriders. the listener is then blessed with clinton as he adds his sage, soulful and pimpadelic vocals, complemented by funkadelic singers asking him about the pains of the funk. the semblance of a beat that could drive the dancefloor into the morning hours is there, but in no way has it blossomed into its full glory. enter louie vega.
what happens when you pair multiple grammy® award-winning singer/songwriters from two separate groups whose members are also part of a legendary gospel dynasty? the new super trio, 3 winans brothers. with 17 grammys among them, a star on the hollywood walk of fame, countless accolades and more, 3 winans brothers, bebe, marvin and carvin, have joined together for the first time ever because of their love for writing, singing, and performing music. their debut album, foreign land (released september 30th, 2014) was written by the brothers, and released on the siblings’ independent record label, regimen records through a partnership with bmg & eone music. now, louie vega has taken one of their album tracks, the song “dance” (which features the grammy winning clark sisters) and reworked it for the dance floors. this version also included on vega’s new upcoming album this summer “louie vega starring…” will be released as a single on april 21, 2015 at all digital outlets on vega records. and look out for the vinyl release too. after a stellar performance at miami music week at the poolside funkified get down jam in march 2015, 3 winans brothers featuring the clark sisters have a smash hit already at clubs through select djs playing it, on radio with regular rotation in the tristate area on 107.5 wbls in nyc, magic 95.9 fm in baltimore and now washington dcs whur 96.3 fm. the royal families of gospel are taking the world by storm with “dance” (louie vega mixes) - 3 winans brothers featuring the clark sisters, universal sounds riding the musical dance waves worldwide!!
convertion / let s do it was originally released on sam records in 1980. it featured the lead vocals of leroy burgess, who was also the lead vocalist for seminal disco tunes like black ivory / main line and logg / i know you will. the sam records catalogue is currently administered by nervous records. nervous has a long standing relationship with superstar producer louie vega, who with his maw partner kenny dope has produced some of nervous most memorable tunes, including the signature nervous release -the nervous track- by nuyorican soul. louie as always a fan of let s do it and wanted to do a remix. unfortunately the original parts were lost. not to be deterred, louie decided to reproduce the record, once again with lead vocals by leroy burgess. the result....let s do it - a louie vega interpration. b-side boogie mix stays close to the original version. the a side dance ritual mix includes that magic louie vega flavor that will make it an immediate essential item for all dj s. the 12- release will be available two months prior to the digital release
detroit house legend terrence parker debut single - finally on planet e features remixes from carl craig and louie vega. this is a limited edition x 500 picture disc with different remixes from the us edition
gogo music keeps at it with this stunning and real heartfelt song titled *never*, which gave ralf gums album *never leaves you* its name. featuring chicagoan crooner jon pierce and kafele on trumpet and background vocals, the song received much praise since the long-player was released. finally it receives its single release with remixes by no one less than the legendary louie vega.
another time gogo music presents a real sophisticated soulful delicacy, with all ingredients a future classics needs. gogo music ... music it is and is it!