Vega Records “Little” Louie Vega, as he is sometimes affectionately known, was born in the Bronx into a musically gifted family (his father is a jazz saxophonist and his uncle, Salsa King Héctor Lavoe). The “Little” moniker is ironic, given the fact that by the 80s he was deejaying at clubs he wasn’t even old enough to attend, holding residencies at Studio 54, Devil’s Nest, Heartthrob, Roseland and playing at the Palladium, Area, 1018 and other seminal New York City Clubs. Soon Vega was producing his own remixes, which included Information Society’s “Running”, “What’s On Your Mind”, Noel’s “Silent Morning”, Cover Girl’s “Because Of You”, and Debbie Gibson’s “Only in my Dreams.”
A chunk of NYC Disco is given over to Vega's new music. He's gone all in on these tracks, enlisting an all-star lineup that includes Blaze's Josh Milan, and the vocalists Rochelle Fleming and Barbara Tucker. ("Bringing the queen of disco soul together with the queen of house was a task I've always wanted to accomplish," Vega recently said.) Not all of the originals work. "Rebel Nation"'s pseudo-futuristic vibe is a bit forced, even with disco guru Patrick Adams co producing.
Breaking down musical barriers and bringing people together through a love of music has always been Vega’s aim; after more than 20 years in the game his contributions continue to positively influence global dance music. Listen closely as the best has yet to come from Louie Vega!
Created by: Robert W. Gay