Louie Vega

Genres: Dance
Tags: house deep house soulful house groove latin house soul dance jazzy Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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Luis Fernando Vager, 12 June 1965, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. A New York, USA-based DJ, Vega’s career began at high school at the age of 18, after watching his friends spin records. He played high school parties before eventually establishing his own label. He went on to DJ at the Devil’s Nest (regarded as the birthplace of the New York ‘freestyle’ approach, alongside TKA and Sa-Fire), then Hearthrob and 1018. By the time he had reached the 4, 000 capacity Studio 54 Todd Terry passed Vega his new mixes to try out on the crowd.

Vega’s first remix job was ‘Running’ by Information Society, then Noel’s ‘Silent Morning’. He even worked teen pop singer Debbie Gibson’s first record. He began his own-name productions with the instrumental ‘Don’t Tell Me’ for SBK Records in 1989 and ‘Keep On Pumpin’ It Up’ (with Terry as Freestyle Orchestra), before...

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