Louie Vega Announces Debut Solo Album featuring Funkadelic, Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul and over 25 Collaborators – Starring…XXVIII. Released 26th February on Vega Records

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Louie Vega Announces Debut Solo Album featuring Funkadelic, Caron Wheeler of Soul II Soul and over 25 Collaborators - Starring...XXVIII. Released 26th February on Vega RecordsWhat Happens When a House Music Legend Makes an Album With All His Friends?
There are only a few times in an artist’s career when their sonic pallet and relationships with other artists reach a level where true magic can happen. After 30 years in music, Vega has reached a special and unmatched point in his career. He knows where all of the world’s sounds live and hide. He has relationships with the owners of those sounds and understands what they represent. This album is the latest testament to Louie’s growing legacy as a master bricoleur.
Louie Vega’s latest album, Louie Vega Starring… is a dualdisc conceptual record featuring over twenty-five artists on twenty-eight different songs. The record is Louie Vega’s first solo album ever and a contender for his magnum opus. Vega is in esteemed company, with a seasoned group of collaborators imparting their magic for this special project including; Funkadelic & George Clinton; The 3 Winans Brothers and The Clark Sisters; Jocelyn Brown; Nick Monaco & Soul Clap; N’Dea Davenport; Lisa Fischer; Cindy Mizelle; Anane Vega; Monique Bingham; Caron Wheeler (Soul II Soul); Josh Milan; Bucie; Tony Momrelle; Kaylow; Vikter Duplaix; Cassio Ware; Adeva, Covertion & Leroy Burgess; Kenny Bobienl; Zara McFarlane; Luis Salinas; Roberto Roena; Diviniti; and Byron Stingily.
By bringing together the diverse genres of house, funk, latin soul and gospel, Louie Vega has created a record filled with positive vibes. Like a fine bottle of wine, the album’s ingredients and their interactions with each other come to the light upon pressing play. Listeners can expect notes of Afro & Latin and pure house infused with funk, gospel, Caribbean, jazz, r&b, soul. All the ingredients for a truly global party.
Each song is uniquely crafted to represent a different emotion, energy or experience. Their melange with Louie Vega’s timeless music production is the album’s true treat, “Today’s listener wants to feel good and that’s exactly what our songs and tracks do. We celebrate the gift of love, art and music,” adds Vega. Followers of his illustrious career will find the album unveils a completely new side of the legendary artist; that of a sound chemist. Louie explains, “My inspirations came from various visits around the world and experiences in life. As far as the album’s sounds, I revisited lots of R&B, soul, gospel, nu jazz, even some disco, all within the backdrop of house music, took it back to the artist and song tailoring” .
Describing his artistic process, “The album came together naturally, it was a growing process. It was like planting a tree, each branch represented an artist, a sound, a groove. The entire process happened within a few years. It started with a few songs and then this past year, I was in a creative state and the music happened back to back. As I travelled and toured, I met artists on the road and would record with them a few weeks later. The experience with the artists on the album was magical; they are all so talented and very unique and have their own special quality.”
The delivered sampling of featured artists on Louie Vega Starring… is one for the record books and a must for any music aficionado as Louie explains, “This body of work is a masterpiece that will be party of my legacy. I see it up there on the same high shelf with albums like Nuyorican Soul, Elements of Life, and Masters at Work.”
Disc 1
Funkadelic ‘Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You?’ (Louie Vega Remix)
3 Winans Brothers & The Clark Sisters ‘Dance’ (Louie Vega Remix)
Louie Vega Starring Monique Bingham ‘Elevator (Going Up)’
Louie Vega Starring Bucie ‘Angels Are Watching Me’
Louie Vega Starring Caron Wheeler ‘A New Day’
Louie Vega Starring N’Dea Davenport ‘Magical Ride (Wave of Love)’
Louie Vega Starring Tony Momrelle ‘Gift of Love’
Louie Vega Starring Anané Vega ‘Heaven Knows’
Louie Vega Starring Kaylow ‘Can We Keep This Going’
Louie Vega Starring Vikter Duplaix ‘Gimme Some Love’
Louie Vega Starring Cassio Ware ‘Just The Way I Like It’
Louie Vega Starring Nick Monaco & Soul Clap ‘See Some Light’
Louie Vega Starring Adeva ‘I Deserve to Breath’
Louie Vega Starring Convertion & Leroy Burgess ‘Let’s Do It’ (Dance Ritual Mix) – A Louie Vega Interpretation
Disc 2
Louie Vega Starring Jocelyn Brown ‘You Are Everything’
Louie Vega Starring Kenny Bobien ‘Together We Can’
Louie Vega Starring Josh Milan ‘Joy Inside My Tears’
Louie Vega Starring Zara McFarlane ‘Because We Love It’
Louie Vega Starring Lisa Fischer & Anané Vega ‘Turned Onto You’
Louie Vega Starring Lisa Fischer ‘Do What You Gotta Do’
Louie Vega Starring Lisa Fischer & Cindy Mizelle ‘Stop on By’
Louie Vega Starring Cindy Mizelle & Lisa Fischer ‘Slick City’
Louie Vega Starring Josh Milan ‘You’ve Got It Bad Girl’
Louie Vega Starring Adeva ‘In The Morning’
Louie Vega Starring Josh Milan ‘Been Such A Long Time Gone’
Louie Vega Starring Luis Salinas ‘Es Vedra’
Louie Vega Starring Diviniti ‘Everlasting Love’
Louie Vega Starring Byron Stingily ‘Ain’t No Stoppin’ Love’
TOUR DATES:
2/3 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC
2/5 MILAN
2/6 NAPLES
2/10 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC
2/12 AUDIO, SAN FRANCISCO
2/13 DEEP SUGAR, PARADOX, BALTIMORE
2/14 KINGS OF HOUSE NYC, BKLYN (KOHNYC)
2/17 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC
2/24 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC / LOUIE VEGA STARRING…XXVIII RELEASE PARTY
2/26 LUGANO, SWITZERLAND
3/2 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC
3/16 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC (UNRELEASED PARTY)
3/18 NERVOUS RECORDS 20 YEARS ANNIVERSARY, VICEROY, MIAMI
3/19 FLASHBACK WITH LOUIE VEGA @ YUCA, MIAMI
3/21 KINGS OF HOUSE NYC, NATIONAL HOTEL, MIAMI (KINGS OF HOUSE NYC)
3/23 LOUIE VEGA STARRING…XXVIII RELEASE PARTY, SHELBOURNE, MIAMI (LOUIE VEGA ALBUM PARTY)
3/24 MASTERS AT WORK, MIAMI (MAW)
4/6 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC
4/13 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC
4/20 ROOTS NYC, CIELO, NYC
4/23 RIMINI, ITALY (LOUIE VEGA & DAVID MORALES)
5/1 ESSEX, UK
6/11 MINISTRY OF SOUND, LONDON
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