DEEP-LA, where house music lives, brought another memorable night with a set filled of perfection by having Louie Vega for the first time at the King King in Hollywood. Deep’s Big Cee warmed up the night seasoning it with what was about to become an incredible main dish straight from the East coast.
Grammy award winner Louie Vega is the DJ of DJ’s. He has influenced many DJs and producers for over 20 years bringing all forms of house / dance music from salsa to jazz, afrobeat and more. The son of accomplished jazz and Latin saxophonist Luis Vega Sr. and the nephew of renowned salsa singer Hector Lavoe of Fania All Stars had to bring some of that latin influence to the house floor creating a collective frenzy while masterfully blending music styles. Hour after hour, Vega dropped heavy hitters with an authentic vibe including “Good Things (Cosa Buena)” his most recent production with Roberto Roena (a personal favorite with his forever memorable Que Se Sepa!) also from Fania All Stars, enticing the dance ritual to continue. The night reached a peak when Louie Vega played DJ David Morales’ tribute to the late Frankie Knuckles, a mix of Michael Jackson’s posthumous single “Love Never Felt so Good” that had the dance floor dripping in sweat and major love to the present moment. This photojournalist is eager to experiment a future filled with more DEEP and Vega Records shows.
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