Dave Cleary interviews the one and only LOUIE VEGA on the Loud and Cleary show.
A godfather of global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 4-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 it. “Little” Louie Vega, as he is sometimes affectionately known, was born in the Bronx into a musically gifted family (his father, 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 the Palladium. Soon Vega was producing his own remixes, which included Information Society’s “Running”, Noel’s “Silent Morning” and Debbie Gibson’s “Only in my Dreams”. Then in 1991 he joined Atlantic Records—and hit the mainstream. Teaming with an-up-and-coming Marc Anthony, he helped to produce “Ride on the Rhythm”. An immediate 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 100 Album concert at Madison Square Garden.
Danny Cee and Katie interview DJ Licious on The Rude Awakening.
“Producing his own tracks was only a natural step in spreading quality house vibes all around the world. His work has been played and approved arround the world which resulted in official remixes for the likes of Bob Sinclar, Klingande, Calum Scott & many more.”
Signed to the mighty black butter records, the beginning of Gorgon City coincided with the label’s explosion into the mainstream, spearheaded by label mates Rudimental. They tour the globe with an insatiable appetite, winning over crowds with their DJ sets and full live show from Ibiza to Tokyo, The Rude Awakening caught up with Gorgon City in our studios in Dubai…listen here to what happened when they met Danny and Katie.