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Louie Vega Mad Styles and Crazy Visions 2
Mad Styles & Crazy Visions 2 - A Journey Into Electronic, Soulful, Afro & Latino Rhythms
Compiled And Mixed by Louie Vega
(2xCD/2xLP/2xLP/Digital) Barely Breaking Even BBE161, 2011-05-24 (Worldwide) / 2011-06-06 (USA)

There are few labels who will get the opportunity to work extensively with the most dynamic remixers, DJ's and producers of this decade. BBE seems to keep coming up trumps. Grammy Award Winner Louie Vega has been on top of the DJ game for over 2 decades. He gained further notoriety as part of the collective known as Masters At Work with Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez form a formidable partnership reminiscent of the greatest producers of yesteryear. This compilation has been put together to highlight the fact that the high-energy dance music that graced dance floors throughout the seventies and eighties is very much relevant today. Full marks if you acquire this album - not only for supporting the movement but also for acknowledging the great fusion that disco was and still is. With sprinklings of African, Latin, jazz, funk and electro pop rhythms the production today is tighter in some instances but still breathy, sexy, up tempo and ultimately for the sweaty dance floor. Whilst Louie circles the globe spreading his musical message, this compilation manages to capture some of the magic he brings to the various dancefloors.

Louie Vega Mad Styles and Crazy Visions 2
Mad Styles & Crazy Visions 2 - A Journey Into Electronic, Soulful, Afro & Latino Rhythms
Compiled And Mixed by Louie Vega
(2xCD/2xLP/2xLP/Digital) Barely Breaking Even BBE161, 2011-05-24 (Worldwide) / 2011-06-06 (USA)

Tracklisting CD1 - Mixed by Louie Vega :
01. Basement Jaxx - Day Of The Sunflowers (We March On) feat. Yoko Ono
02. Dennis Ferrer - Red Room
03. Anane - Plastic People (Adrs Mix)
04. Todd Terry - I'M Your DJ feat. Cassio Ware (Tee'S Inhouse Mix)
05. Loco Dice - Pimp Jackson Is Talkin' Now!!! (Loco Dice Mix)
06. Reboot - Shunyata
07. Butch - No Worries
08. Marlon D - U.C. Anthem (Charles Webster Main Mix)
09. Boddhi Satva - Who Am Ifeat. Athenai & C. Robert Walker (Carl Craig Mix)
10. DJ Koze - I Want To Sleep
11. Agev Munsen - Gotta Get With You feat. Cassio Ware (Ancestral Mix)
12. Marc Romboy Vs. Blake Baxter - Muzik (Kink Mix)
13. Agev Munsen - Can Drum
14. Timmy Regisford - At The Club feat. Lynn Lockamy (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Organ Mix)
15. Peven Everett - Burning Hot (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Remix)
16. Elements Of Life - Love Will Know feat. Lisa Fischer (DJ Spen & Karizma Remix)
17. Adam Rios & Ruben Toro Pres. Temple Movements - Sunday Sessions
18. Rocco & C. Robert Walker - I Love The Night
19. Robert Strauss - Level 52 feat. Richie Henessey & Chris Rouse (Strauss' Broadway Mix)
20. Peven Everett - Inspiration (Timmy Regisford & Adam Rios Remix)

Tracklisting CD2 - Mixed by Louie Vega :
01. Black Coffee - We Are One feat. Hugh Masekela (Louie Vega Eol Mix)
02. Phil Asher . Textya (Chachalekpafun) feat. Spry (Lost Heroes Revision (Congo Afrotech Version 1))
03. Boddhi Satva Pres. Mangala Camara - Wilile (Antonello Coghe & Rancido Remix)
04. Paul Deep - Alafia feat. Sheyi (Alpha & Olmega Fs Ethnic Vocal Mix)
05. Jihad Mohammed - Roho Yangu (Jihad'S Movement Mix)
06. Ian Friday - Found Myself (Lovestar Remix)
07. Eric Kupper - Bloom
08. Papo Sanchez - Guaganco (Terry Hunter Remix)
09. Luis Radio & Raffa Scoccia - Organismo
10. Anane - Terra Longe (Antonello Coghe & Filipe Narciso Remix)
11. Lou Gorbea & Chris Perez - Babalu Aye Y Yemaya (Feat. Nina)(Lou2Chris Mix)
12. Black Coffee - Superman feat. Bucie (Club Mix)
13. Boddhi Satva - Stop Jealousy feat. Ze Pequino (Culeo De Song Fs Kamnguni Remix)
14. Professor Feat. Charactor - Imoto
15. Nitin - Silent Scales (Yoruba Soul Mix)
16. Aero Manyelo - Masiku feat. Ernest (Antonello Coghe & Filipe Narciso No Organ Mix)
17. Professor - Jezebel feat. Oskid18. DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto - Canoao
18. DJ Gregory & Gregor Salto - Canoa
19. Pawel - Panamerican (Yoruba Soul Mix)
20. Johnnydangerous Pres. Juan Hoerni - Larry Classic
21. Josh Milan - Your Body (Dance Ritual Dub)
22. Ariel Figueroa - Baba Zulu
23. Boddhi Satva & Louie Vega - Life Is A Lessonf feat. Vivian K. (Louie Vega Mix)

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Press Release :
There are few labels who will get the opportunity to work extensively with the most dynamic remixers, DJ's and producers of this decade. BBE seems to keep coming up trumps. Grammy Award Winner Louie Vega has been on top of the DJ game for over 2 decades. He gained further notoriety as part of the collective known as 'Masters At Work' with Kenny Gonzalez form a formidable partnership reminiscent of the greatest producers of yesteryear. Quincy did it with Chaka Khan, James Ingram, Al Jarreau and The Brothers Johnson, while Gamble and Huff did it with Archie Bell and The Drells, Harold Melvin and The Bluenotes, Teddy Pendergrass and MFSB. Masters At Work has produced records for George Benson, Tito Puente, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Simply Red and Marc Anthony (a small list of the artists they have worked with, we suggest you check out their anniversary albums on BBE for a more comprehensive list).

What is the connection? Their versatility. 'Louie Vega's early years revolved around a series of events and relationships that compelled him to assume the role of musical alchemist. Louie grew up in an environment where Latin music was as common as bread and water, and the sound of the emerging New York underground was always within earshot. Being too young to visit club's with his older sisters Vega tapped into the roller disco scene in 1979 - “That's when I first heard 'Good Times'" he remembers, He also tapped into the local Hip Hop scene. His first visit to the Paradise Garage in 1980 sealed Louie's destiny as a music maker - 'I just stood there in awe watching Larry Levan work the sound system and play tracks I've never heard so powerful' Louie Vega remembers.

This compilation has been put together to highlight the fact that the high-energy dance music that graced dance floors throughout the seventies and eighties is very much relevant today. The nerds amongst you will be surprised, as we were, to discover the intricate levels of filtering and phasing that went into Stevie Wonder's 'Songs In The Key of Life' LP, and there is a recognizable strand of today's disco influenced dance producers applying the trickery of pioneers such as Larry Levan, Arthur Baker and Patrick Adams. Full marks if you acquire this album - not only for supporting the movement but also for acknowledging the great fusion that disco was and still is. With sprinklings of African, Latin, jazz, funk and electro pop rhythms the production today is tighter in some instances but still breathy, sexy, up tempo and ultimately for the sweaty dance floor. Whilst Louie circles the globe spreading his musical message, this compilation manages to capture some of the magic he brings to the various dancefloors.
Djouls

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Rissa Garcia Rissa Garcia ·  21 April 2011, 22:50

We would like to thank BBE Records and Louie Vega for selecting Ariel Figueroa's Baba Zulu from our catalog. We are humbled from your recognition.


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