Little Louie Vega

Little Louie Vega

Little Louie Vega
"Little" Louie Vega at club Air, Tokyo - April 29, 2014. Bringing his NYC residency party "Dance Ritual" abroad.
Background information
Birth name Luis Fernando Vager
Born (1965-06-12) June 12, 1965
The Bronx, New York, United States
Genres House, Club, Latin
Occupation(s) DJ, Producer, Remixer
Labels Vega Records, Defected Records
Website .net.vegarecordswww

Luis Fernando Vega (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 Vager, was a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle was singer Héctor Lavoe of the Fania All-Stars, and he started his DJ career spinning records at the age of 13.[2]

By 1985, Louie who is cousin to Eric Vega, popular event creator and promoter in New York City began playing house and block parties in his local Bronx neighborhood of New York, as well as engineering and mixing. (Erasure's The Two Ring Circus features his earliest dabblings in the studio.) His first nightclub residency was at the Devil's Nest, in the Bronx, and later he moved to 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. By the mid 1990s, the Masters At Work team had Vega spending less time behind the turntables and more time in the studio as part of the team's remixers.

Contents

  • Personal life 1
  • Discography 2
    • Singles 2.1
      • Louie Vega/"Little" Louie Vega 2.1.1
      • Sole Fusion 2.1.2
      • Freestyle Orchestra 2.1.3
      • Hardrive/Hardrive 2000 2.1.4
      • Other aliases 2.1.5
      • Production for other artists 2.1.6
    • Albums 2.2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Personal life

Vega was once married to singer La India.[3] He is presently married to vocalist Ana Martins also Known as Anané.

Discography

See Masters At Work for the rest of his discography

Singles

Louie Vega/"Little" Louie Vega

Sole Fusion

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

Freestyle Orchestra

Hardrive/Hardrive 2000

  • 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

  • 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

Albums

  • Elements of Life - 2004
  • Elements of Life Extensions - 2005
  • Elements of Life Eclipse - 2013

See also

References

  1. ^ Potts, Diana. "Biography: "Little" Louie Vega".  
  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.
  3. ^ Gale - Free Resources - Hispanic Heritage - Biographies - La India. Galegroup.com. Retrieved on 2012-04-29.

External links

  • Masters At Work Records—official website.
  • Louie Vega / The Chameleon / Hardrive / River Ocean / Sole Fusion—Louis Vega Alias discographies at Discogs.
  • 200 Sheep / Caped Crusaders / The EOL Band / Freestyle Orchestra / Kenlou / Lil Mo' Yin Yang / Lood / Lou² / Masters At Work / MAW Presents A Tribute To Fela / Nuyorican Soul / Sun, Sun, Sun / Unreleased Project / Voices—Louis Vega In Groups discographies at Discogs.
  • RBMA Radio On Demand - Train Wreck Mix - Louie Vega (Masters At Work, Vega Records).
  • Louie Vega's Master Work