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.
May 20 Anane Louie Vega Apache ARODES Way Of Thinking @ , Miami May 22 Rock Steady Block Party @ Rock Steady - Atlanta, Atlanta May 28 The Ritual With Anané & Louie Vega @ Socceroof, Brooklyn May 29 Movement Festival Detroit @ Hart Street, Detroit May 29 KMS Records: Elevate @ Magic Stick, Detroit Jun 12 Parklife 2020 @ Heaton Park, UK Jul 03 Glitterbox Ibiza @ Hï Ibiza, Spain Jul 17 House On The Beach @ Cariocas Beach Bar, Greece Jul 31 Glitterbox Ibiza @ Hï Ibiza, Spain Aug 14 Glitterbox Ibiza - Masters at Work @ Hï Ibiza, Spain Sep 01 Jazz:Re:Found @ Cinque Quinti (Vino e Infernot in Monferrato) - Società Agricola F.lli Arditi SS, Italy May 07 Not Gon' Stop The House @ The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond, Hammond Past Event May 01 Expansions in the NYC - London Album Launch Party @ Prince of Wales, Brixton, UK Past Event May 02 Defected Ibiza @ Dalt Vila, Spain Past Event May 01 Sunday Brunch w/ Louie Vega @ The BBE Store, UK Past Event Apr 20 Expansions In The NYC Listening Event and DJ Set @ public records, Brooklyn Past Event Apr 15 FAC 51 The Haçienda At Tobacco Dock @ Tobacco Dock Car Park, UK Past Event Apr 09 PRIDE Miami: Louie Vega, Eli Escobar, Inbal, Djembe @ Pew Pew Miami, Miami Past Event Apr 08 Flash w/ Louie Vega @ Flash, Washington Past Event Apr 02 The Charlotte House Movement Holiday @ The Scorpio, Charlotte Past Event Mar 26 The Ritual With Anané & Louie Vega @ No. 3 Social, Miami Past Event Mar 25 Nicole Moudaber Presents In The Mood Miami @ Factory Town, Miami Past Event Mar 24 Louie Vega and Harry Romero [Bambossa Records Showcase] @ Do Not Sit On The Furniture, Miami Beach Past Event Mar 23 Album Listening Party @ Dante's HiFi, Miami Past Event Mar 21 Album Listening Party @ 10, UK Past Event Mar 19 Bliss: Louie Vega, Mighty Mouse, DJ Paulette @ The Lofts, UK Past Event Mar 20 Southport Weekender @ Butlin's Bognor Regis Resort, UK Past Event Mar 17 An Evening with Louie Vega @ The British Library, UK Past Event