Ahead of his birthday and as homage to his phenomenal debut album, 'Starring... XVIII', we've pulled together twenty-eight tracks and hidden gems that show off Louie Vega's career.
Constantly reinventing himself, Louie has crafted some of the most innovative singles in dance music history, "The Nervous Track", "It’s Alright (I Feel It)" and "I Can’t Get No Sleep", kick started genres like soulful house, "Beautiful People", "I Get Lifted" and revitalised the careers of legends like Roy Ayers, George Benson and Tito Puente with his Masters At Work partnership with Kenny Dope. On the decks he defiantly mixes everything he can find – house, hip-hop, funk, disco, Latin, African and jazz – into a universal groove that defines how we enjoy dance music.
As part of Masters At Work, the legendary NYC DJ & Production duo of Louie Vega and Kenny Dope, Louie has shepherded dance music down new paths with an inventive production style and imaginative feel for different musical forms. The two native New Yorkers have amassed an overwhelming body of work, one that includes hundreds of original productions, remixes and side projects, redefining the way we think of music in clubs.
Louie released his debut album, 'Starring... XVIII', featuring collaborations from twenty-eight renowned artists, back in February. As homage to this and in anticipation of his return to Ministry of Sound on 11 June 2016, we've put together twenty-eight tracks that take a look at the musical history of one of the greatest godfathers of global dance music to have graced the Groove Odyssey stage...
1. Louie Vega & Marc Anthony – Ride On The Rhythm
2. Little Louie Vega Presents The Chameleon - The Missile
3. Louie Vega – Life Goes On
4. Little Louie Vega Feat Blaze - Elements Of Life (Dance Ritual Mix)