Little Louie Vega

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"Little Louie" Vega
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Vega at Club Air, Tokyo - April 29, 2014
Background information
Birth name Luis Ferdinand Vega, Jr.
Born (1965-06-12) June 12, 1965 (age 51)
The Bronx, New York, United States
Genres Club, House, Latin
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, Producer, remixer
Labels Vega, Defected
Associated acts Masters At Work Nuyorican Soul Elements Of Life Soul Fusion Hardrive
Website www.vegarecords.net

Luis Ferdinand Vega Jr. (born June 12, 1965), better known as "Little Louie" Vega, is an American musician of Puerto Rican ancestry. He is one half of the Masters At Work musical production team.[1] He was born to a musician family, as his father, Luis F. Vega Sr., was a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle was singer Héctor Lavoe of the Fania All-Stars. Vega embarked on his music career as a disc jockey, spinning records at the age of 13.[2]

By 1985, Louie began playing house and block parties in his local Bronx and his first nightclub residency was at the Devil's Nest, in the Bronx, and later he moved to hearthrob (the old Funhouse), Roseland, Studio 54 and the Palladium in Manhattan. During the 1990s, Vega was playing at one of the most influential nightclubs for house music, The Sound Factory Bar at the Underground Network Parties with promoters Don Welch & Barbara Tucker (also singer). During this time production team Masters At Work began a remixing team which consisted of young producers "Little Louie" Vega & partner Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez. By 1993 in just a few years, Masters At Work established themselves as one of the top remixers in the world.

Personal life[edit]

Louie Vega is presently married to vocalist Ana Martins, also known as Anané Vega.

Discography[edit]

See Masters At Work for the rest of his discography

Albums[edit]

  • Elements of Life (2004)
  • Elements of Life Extensions (2005)
  • Elements of Life Eclipse (2013)
  • Louie Vega Starring...XXVII (2016)

Singles[edit]

Louie Vega/"Little" Louie Vega[edit]

Sole Fusion[edit]

  • 1992 "We Can Make It"
  • 1994 "Bass Tone"
  • 1995 "The Chosen Path", with Kenny Dope
  • 1997 "We Can Make It '97"

Freestyle Orchestra[edit]

Hardrive/Hardrive 2000[edit]

  • 1992 "Sindae", with Kenny Dope
  • 1993 "Deep Inside EP"
  • 1993 "Hardrive EP", with Kenny Dope
  • 1999 "2000 EP"
  • 1999 "Never Forget", with Lynae

Other aliases[edit]

  • 1989 "There's a Bat in my House", as Caped Crusaders, with Todd Terry
  • 1990 "Afrika", as History, with Q-Tee
  • 1994 "Love & Happiness", as River Ocean, with India
  • 1994 "The Tribal EP", as River Ocean, with India
  • 1994 "Curious", as Sun Sun Sun, with Lem Springsteen
  • 1995 "Reach", as Lil Mo Yin Yang, with Erick Morillo
  • 1995 "Freaky", as Lou², with Lil Louis
  • 1996 "The Missile", as The Chameleon
  • 1996 "Shout-n-Out", as Lood, with Mood II Swing

Production for other artists[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Potts, Diana. "Biography: "Little Louie" Vega". Allmusic. Retrieved 23 May 2010. 
  2. ^ IMO Records. http://www.imorecords.co.uk/house-2/house-artists/louie-vega-biography/ "Little Louie" Vega Biography"], IMO Records' Retrieved on 08 March 2011.

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