Louie is bringing the bang....AGAIN!!
Word is spreading about this project…for any artist in our industry this album is raising the bar on what an album project can be, both in terms of the amount of original production and music, the stellar and award winning artist collaborators, and how many subgeners within the dance category it can hit!
DJ Mag coverage…💥💥
House legend Louie Vega has announced a new album, 'Expansions in the NYC', which features appearances from fellow dance music luminaries Moodymann and Honey Dijon, and chart-topping pop artist Robyn.
The forthcoming record borrows its title from the Masters At Work producer and DJ's club night, which he founded in 2019. Seminal US dance music label Nervous is carrying the release, which will drop on 29th April. It's the artist's since 2018's 'NYC Disco', which followed 2017's Grammy nominated LP, 'Louie Vega Starring... XXVIII'.
“In the past few years I’ve found new inspiration both from the musicians I’m working with and the audiences coming to see me at my DJ shows,” said Vega. “So for me this album represents new beginnings, bringing together a beautiful mosaic of artistic perspectives to express musically what we call Expansions in the NYC.”
A key figurehead of the New York scene, Vega's career stretches back to the mid-1980s when he began playing at block parties in the city, eventually graduating to residencies and regular appearances at institutions like Roseland, Heartthrob, and Studio 54, founding Masters At Work in 1990 alongside Kenny 'Dope Gonzalez'.
This summer, fans can catch him at events including Detroit's landmark electronic weekender, Movement, and Gilles Peterson's UK-based arts and music festival, We Out Here. Revisit DJ Mag's feature on how Masters At Work's Nuyorican Soul project took the duo back to their Latin roots, and take another look at Vega DJing from our London HQ."
Pre-order the vinyl now from Rough Trade - https://www.roughtrade.com/gb/louie-vega/expansions-in-the-nyc-lp