Little Louie Vega's Fantasy Island Tracks

If you were stranded on a desert island, which tracks would you absolutely need, to get you through those times of despair? Man cannot live on sun and fish alone right? Our castaway, Little Louie Vega, the world renowned house producer and part of Masters at Work, puts in his requests for musical salvation...and in the process gives us an insight into the greatest influences on his own music (can you hear them in his own tracks)

'TIMBALERO' BY WILLIE COLON & HECTOR LAVOE

"THIS COMPOSITION IS ALL ABOUT A PARTY VIBE AND WILLIE COLON CAPTURED IT PERFECTLY IN THE STUDIO. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE MASTERS TO THIS THANKS TO FANIA RECORDS, DUE TO A SPECIAL PROJECT WE’VE BEEN WORKING ON A FEW YEARS. I HEARD THE TRACKS INDIVIDUALLY AND I WAS TOUCHED BY HEARING MY UNCLE'S VOICE (HECTOR LAVOE IS MY MOTHER’S YOUNGER BROTHER), AND IT REALLY HIT A SOFT SPOT TO HEAR HIM AND EVERYONE IN THE BAND AND PROBABLY FRIENDS IN THE STUDIO HAVING SUCH A GOOD TIME. WILLIE COLON TO ME IS THE BEST PRODUCER IN ALL LATIN MUSIC. HE TOOK SALSA FROM THE STREETS TO THE MOST SOPHISTICATED SOUNDS. HE AND HECTOR ARE ONE OF THE GREATEST DUOS OF ALL TIME!"

'ANGER' BY JOSH
"THIS NEW TRACK BY JOSH MILAN ON HONEYCOMB MUSIC IS A SCORCHER AND EASILY MADE IT TO A TOP RECORD, I CAN FEEL THESE THINGS EASILY, WHEN IT GIVES YOU CHILLS THEN IT MEANS THE TRACK IS LIT! THE REPRISE ORGAN MIX WHICH WILL COME OUT SOON (AS A DJ I’M LUCKY I GET TO PLAY LOTS OF MUSIC THAT IS UPCOMING AND YOU GET IT FIRST IF YOU CHECK MY SHOWS OR PERFORMANCES OUT). THE SONG IS TIGHT!! LYRICS AND MUSIC BY JOSH MILAN, KUDOS TO MY BROTHER, ONE OF THE BIGGEST TALENTS COMIN’ FROM OUR HOUSE MUSIC COMMUNITY!"

'THOUSAND FINGERED MAN' BY CANDIDO
"LOVE IT WHEN JAZZ MUSICIANS MADE A DISCO RECORD, AND IT IS NOT YOUR USUAL DISCO RECORD WHEN THEY GET THEIR EXPERTISE ON IT! CANDIDO IS AN ALL TIME TOP PERCUSSIONIST, PLAYS BONGOS AND ALL KINDS OF PERCUSSION. HE DUG HIS HANDS INTO THE DISCO WORLD AND GAVE US CLASSICS LIKE DANCIN’ & PRANCING’ & JINGO, BUT THOUSAND FINGERED MAN TAKES YOU BEYOND THE CLOUDS! PIANO, TRUMPETS, PERCUSSION, SWEET VOCALS, I MEAN IT HAS THE PERFECT ELEMENTS. I PLAY THIS IN MY SETS FROM TIME TO TIME AND IT HAS A TIMELESS APPEAL!"

'LITTLE GHETTO BOY' (LIVE VERSION)  -  DONNIE HATHAWAY
- DONNIE HATHAWAY IS A FAVORITE ALL TIME ARTIST OF COURSE I HAVE TO PUT ONE OF HIS GEMS IN MY ALL TIME 8. LITTLE GHETTO BOY, DONNIE IS SPEAKING ABOUT THE TIMES, BUT HE WAS SO AHEAD OF HIS TIME THIS SONG LYRICALLY WORKS NOW. HIS MUSIC SPEAKS FOR ITSELF, AND THIS IS A LIVE VERSION DONE PERFECTLY! WE LOVE THIS TRACK SO MUCH IT’S INSPIRED US TO CREATE SOME OF OUR SONGS, WE’VE EVEN PLAYED THIS SONG LIVE WITH MY BAND E.O.L. SOULFRITO WITH JOSH MILAN ON LEAD WHO DOES AN AMAZING RENDITION OF THIS TRACK! DONNIE LIVES FOREVER, A GENIUS!

ELEVATOR  - LOUIE VEGA STARRING MONIQUE BINGHAM
"I KNOW IT SEEMS WEIRD TO CHOOSE ONE OF YOUR OWN SONGS, BUT THIS ONE IS VERY SPECIAL. LYRICS BY MONIQUE BINGHAM, AND MUSIC BY AXEL TOSCA AND YOURS TRULY. FROM BEGINNING TO END THE SONG TAKES YOU ON A TRIP AND TELLS A WONDERFUL LOVE STORY. JAZZ AND HOUSE COME TOGETHER IN A POWERFUL WAY HERE, CHECK IT OUT ON THE GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUM FOR BEST DANCE ELECTRONIC “LOUIE VEGA STARRING…XXVIII."

BABY I’M SCARED OF YOU  - WOMACK & WOMACK
- THIS SONG IS VERY SPECIAL AND THE PRODUCTION IS TOP ON! IT’S AN END OF THE NIGHT RECORD THAT LEAVES ANY PARTY WITH A GOOD FEELIN’ GOING HOME. ANOTHER GREAT SONGWRITER BOBBY WOMACK, I GUESS I’M TOTALLY ATTRACTED TO GREAT SONGS, THANK YOU QUINCY JONES FOR YOUR LESSONS IN KNOWING GOOD SONGS WHEN YOU HEAR THEM!!!

KAYGEE  -   MFSB
- THE GREATEST BAND, SONGWRITERS, CREATORS OF VARIOUS GENRES, GAMBLE & HUFF AND ALL THE INCREDIBLE MUSICIANS THAT MAKE UP MFSB, MIXED LATIN HORN RIFFS & STABS WITH SOUL, R&B, CLASSICAL STRINGS, JAZZ,  I MEAN THEY PUT IT ALL IN ONE TRACK. THIS TRACK IS OVER 41 YEARS OLD AND YOU CAN STILL PLAY IT TODAY, ESPECIALLY WITH THE DISCO / NU DISCO CRAZE WORLDWIDE WITH DJS AND CLUB GO-ERS. THIS IS SURE FIRE AND ONE OF MY FAVORITES!

THE WORLD IS A FAMILY  - LOUIE VEGA FEATURING JOSH MILAN
- IN THESE TIMES TODAY, THIS SONG IS NEEDED IN A BIG WAY. BRILLIANT LYRICS BY MR. JOSH MILAN (HE’S ON A ROLL), MUSIC PLAYED BY THE E.O.L. SOULFRITO BAND ALONG WITH CUBAN MUSICIANS, JOSH & ANANÉ VEGA ON BACKGROUNDS WITH THAT INFECTIOUS HOOK. THIS SONG WAS RECORDED IN CUBA FOR THE “TWO BEATS ONE SOUL” ALBUM PROJECT, CHECK IT OUT THE TRACK AND SONG SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!

Louie Vega's latest release 'Two Beats One Soul', a compilation featuring Eric Benét, Louie Vega, Jon B, Josh Milan, Cuban artists Ruben and Gabriel Rodriguez and Xiomara Laugart, plus Latin/pop artists Jean Rodriguez and Anané Vega, is now on general release https://sml.lnk.to/TwoBeatsOneSoul