Louie Vega

Or sometimes know as Little Louie Vega, but don't let the name fool you - Louie is a giant standing a long side some the most important house musicians of all time. He is a prolific New York-based DJ, producer, remixer and is one-half of the infamous duo The Masters at Work production team

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Little Louie Vega is a prolific New York-based DJ, producer, remixer and is one-half of the infamous duo The Masters at Work production team.

Little Louie Vega, whose real name is Luis Ferdinand Vega Jr., is of Puerto Rican ancestry and is a native New Yorker. He was born into a family of musicians, including his father, Luis F. Vega Sr., who was a jazz saxophonist, and uncle Hector Lavoe of the Fania All-Stars. His cousin Eric Vega is a popular event creator and music promoter in NYC and his wife, Ana Martins, is a talented vocalist who performs under the name Anane Vega. 

Vega has spoken extensively about his pride in his Puerto Rican heritage and what his family’s history with music means to him. He has participated in groups where latin culture was prominent and collaborated with a number of New York based latin musicians. 

Louie Vega live at MixMag

Starting out in the mid-eighties, spinning records as a disc jockey at the tender age of 13, Vega always knew he wanted to be a musician. Before he was in his mid-teens, he had already started deejaying house parties and block parties in his local Bronx neighborhood and before long, was playing nightclubs and bars, including the Devil’s Nest in the Bronx. Later, he deejayed at other infamous local hangouts including heartthrob, Roseland, Studio 54, and the Palladium in Manhattan, as well as The Sound Factory Bar and Underground Network Parties with well-known promoters Don Welch and Barbara Tucker, who also sang. 

Louie Vega in 2020 – Lockdown Sessions: House Classics on Worldwide FM 2020-05-26

Shortly after, Vega began work with partner Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez, to form Masters of Work, a production and remixing team. He has produced many albums and singles under his own name/group as well as producing and remixing a number of talented artists, singers and musicians. 

Little Louie Vega remains hard at work, producing and remixing for the modern artist, constantly releasing singles either via one of his own record labels, or vai major dance labels, he’s also found on SoundCloud and other modern mediums. He has a strong online presence, engaging with fans via Facebook & Instagram. His extensive discography can be found on a number of platforms including Spotify and Discogs.

Known For:

Eclectic mix of musical styles
Early New York House pioneer
One half of Masters at Work
The sublime Nuyorican soul LP
Prolific DJ
New York-based collective: Elements Of Life

Or sometimes know as Little Louie Vega, but don't let the name fool you - Louie is a giant standing a long side some the most important house musicians of all time. He is a prolific New York-based DJ, producer, remixer and is one-half of the infamous duo The Masters at Work production team

#electrophunk