Louie Vega

Louie Vega

The son of accomplished jazz and Latin saxophonist Luis Vega Sr. and the nephew of renowned salsa singer Hector Lavoe of Fania All Stars fame, Louie Vega emerged in the mid 1980s as an up-and-coming DJ playing at Bronx and Manhattan hotspots like the Devil’s Nest, Roseland, Hearthrob, Studio 54 and the Palladium.

Vega was soon making a name for himself through production & remixing, quickly releasing over 100 original productions and remixes, Vega soon met Kenny ‘Dope’ Gonzalez, in doing so beginning one of the most successful partnerships in modern music in the form of Masters At Work.

The launch of Vega Records in 2003 was the boldest step in Louie Vega’s determination to embrace and spread vibrant rhythms from some of the planet’s most diverse musical hotspots. Vega Records has showcased everything from Bossanova to Samba, Jazz to salsa, Latin to Afro beats and, of course, sexy, deep House. Vega’s A&R efforts have seen him sign and develop a varied Artist roster and one that continues to expand and surprise. The label is now routinely checked as one of the most forward-facing, adventurous labels out there, releasing tracks by some of the world’s most exciting producers & artists.

It has been through Vega Records too, that Vega has developed his latest performance collective, Elements Of Life. Originally formed in 1998, the collective has acted as yet another outlet for Vega to break down musical boundaries.