A leader in global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from house, salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip hop, gospel and soul.What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 7-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the current musical landscape through his unique taste and put his own timeless spin on all the music he creates.
“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, Hearthrob, 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.”
Then in 1991 he joined Atlantic Records and recorded an album — hitting the mainstream. Teaming up with an up-and-coming Marc Anthony, he produced “Ride on the Rhythm” co-written with India & Derek Whitaker. An immediate club hit, the single put Vega and Anthony on the map. The duo would rock the club circuit with their success culminating when they opened for Tito Puente at his 100th Album concert at Madison Square Garden.
One of the keys to Vega’s success is his refusal to be boxed into any one category, marked by the various styles his songs play with and by his fruitful collaboration with other artists.
Jan 28 Expansions NYC (London) @ Outernet London, UK Past Event Jan 01 Cityfox New Years Day w/ Anane, Honeyluv, Mike Simonetti @ Avant Gardner, Brooklyn Past Event Dec 31 Clubbers Space of Freedom @ Via Giuseppe Libetta, Italy Past Event Dec 17 Anane's NULU Movement Xmas @ Le Bain, Manhattan Past Event Dec 09 Minimal Effort @ 740 S Broadway, Los Angeles Past Event Dec 03 1-800-LUCKY @ 1-800-Lucky, Miami Past Event Nov 30 Dante's HIFI @ Dante's HiFi, Miami Past Event Nov 26 Groove Odyssey @ Ministry of Sound, UK Past Event Nov 23 Flashback @ 3 Dollar Bill, Brooklyn Past Event Nov 18 Paxahau - Expansions in the NYC @ Spot Lite Detroit, Detroit Past Event Nov 16 All Vinyl Set @ 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn Past Event Nov 12 Expansions NYC @ Knockdown Center @ Knockdown Center, Queens Past Event Nov 11 Drop Dance Society @ Sala Bikini Barcelona, Spain Past Event Nov 10 FREE YOUR FUNK : LOUIE VEGA & DJ SPINNA @ La Bellevilloise, France Past Event Nov 05 Expansions NYC @ Smartbar, Chicago Past Event Nov 04 Solymar Beach Festival @ Solymar Beach, Bahrain Past Event Nov 02 Live @ BBE Store @ The BBE Store, UK Past Event Oct 31 Masters At Work at Deep'n Morning Halloween edition @ Parco Ippodromo, Italy Past Event Oct 29 Soundtuary Presents Love is the Answer @ Oasis Wynwood, Miami Past Event Oct 23 Cassiopeia @ LAB theCLUB, Spain Past Event Oct 21 Beatport presents Nervous Record featuring Louie Vega & Friends @ Spuistraat, Netherlands Past Event Oct 22 Cafe Mambo Ibiza w/ Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago @ Albert Hall, UK Past Event Oct 20 Jackies presents Louie Vega ADE Special @ SUPPER Cruise, Netherlands Past Event Sep 17 Tokyo World Festival @ Eastville Park, UK Past Event Sep 10 The Ritual w/ Anané & Louie Vega @ Club Chinois Ibiza, Spain Past Event Sep 06 The Martinez Bros @ Hï Ibiza, Spain Past Event Sep 04 Jazz:Re:Found @ Cinque Quinti (Vino e Infernot in Monferrato) - Società Agricola F.lli Arditi SS, Italy Past Event Sep 03 Beautiful People Festival @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, UK Past Event Aug 28 Live @ Sky Valley @ Sky Valley Restaurant & Sushibar, Portugal Past Event Aug 27 Hi Ibiza w/ Black Coffee @ Hï Ibiza, Spain Past Event Aug 26 Moovin Festival @ Compstall, UK Past Event Aug 25 We Out Here Festival @ Abbots Ripton, UK Past Event Aug 21 The Ritual With Anané & Louie Vega @ W Barcelona, Spain Past Event Aug 15 Polifonic Festival @ Polifonic Festival, Italy Past Event Aug 14 Glitterbox Ibiza - Masters at Work @ Hï Ibiza, Spain Past Event Aug 13 Live @ Phi Beach @ Phi Beach, Italy Past Event Aug 09 Main Stage (Defected Croatia) @ Tisno, Croatia Past Event Aug 07 The Ritual With Anané & Louie Vega @ Blue Marlin Ibiza, Spain Past Event Aug 06 The Ritual With Anané & Louie Vega @ Papagayo Beach Club, Spain Past Event Jul 31 Glitterbox Ibiza @ Hï Ibiza, Spain Past Event Jul 29 Live @ Amphitheatre @ Club Amphitheatre, Greece Past Event Jul 24 The Ritual w/ Anane & Louie Vega @ Tayga Beach, Italy Past Event Jul 23 Live @ Cova Santa @ Cova (Santa María), Spain Past Event Jul 22 "Kus Tba" Cable Car @ Kus Tba, Georgia Past Event Jul 21 Live @ Lio @ Lío Mykonos, Greece Past Event Jul 17 House On The Beach @ Cariocas Beach Bar, Greece Past Event Jul 16 Wet Stories presents Louie Vega @ Wet Stories, Greece Past Event Aug 08 Expansions NYC Boatride (Defected Croatia) @ Tisno, Croatia Past Event Jul 07 Expansions NYC @ House of X, Manhattan Past Event Jul 03 Glitterbox Ibiza @ Hï Ibiza, Spain Past Event