Little Louie Vega

"Little Louie" Vega
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Vega at Club Air, Tokyo – April 29, 2014
Background information
Birth nameLuis Ferdinand Vega, Jr.
Born (1965-06-12) June 12, 1965 (age 53)
The Bronx, New York, United States
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • remixer
Associated acts

Luis Ferdinand Vega Jr. (born June 12, 1965), better known as "Little Louie" Vega, is an American DJ, record producer and remixer of Puerto Rican ancestry. He is one half of the Masters at Work musical production team.[1] He was born to a musician family, as his father, Luis F. Vega Sr., was a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle was singer Héctor Lavoe of the Fania All-Stars. Vega embarked on his music career as a disc jockey, spinning records at the age of 13.[2]

By 1985, Louie began playing house and block parties in his local Bronx and his first nightclub residency was at the Devil's Nest, in the Bronx, and later he moved to hearthrob (the old Funhouse), Roseland, Studio 54 and the Palladium in Manhattan. During the 1990s, Vega was playing at one of the most influential nightclubs for house music, The Sound Factory Bar at the Underground Network Parties with promoters Don Welch and Barbara Tucker (also singer). During this time, production team Masters at Work began a remixing team which consisted of young producers "Little Louie" Vega and partner Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez. By 1993, in just a few years, Masters at Work established themselves as one of the top remixers in the world.

Vega's uncle is salsa vocalist Héctor Lavoe, while Gonzalez's father, Hector Torres, also performs salsa.[3] Vega is also the cousin of Eric Vega, a popular event creator and promoter in New York City. Louie Vega is presently married to vocalist Ana Martins, also known as Anané Vega.


See Masters at Work for the rest of his discography



Louie Vega/"Little" Louie Vega

  • 1998 "Te Quiero"
  • 1990 "House of Vega"
  • 1991 "Ride on the Rhythm", with Marc Anthony
  • 1996 "Hip Hop Jazz EP", with Jeffrey Collins
  • 2000 "Elements of Life", with Blaze
  • 2000 "Life Goes On", with Arnold Jarvis
  • 2002 "Diamond Life", with Jay 'Sinister' Sealee and Julie McKnight
  • 2002 "Brand New Day", with Blaze
  • 2003 "Cerca De Mi", with Raul Midon and Albert Menendez
  • 2003 "Africa/Brasil"
  • 2004 "Thousand Fingered Man"
  • 2004 "Mozalounge", with Anané, Raul Midon and Albert Menendez
  • 2004 "Journey's Prelude", with Ursula Rucker
  • 2004 "Love is on the Way", with Blaze
  • 2004 "Steel Congo", with House of Rhumba
  • 2005 "V Gets Jazzy", with Mr. V
  • 2006 "Joshua's Arm", with Blaze
  • 2007 "Here to Stay", with Soni
  • 2016 "A New Day", with Caron Wheeler and Jazzie B

Sole Fusion

  • 1992 "We Can Make It"
  • 1994 "Bass Tone"
  • 1995 "The Chosen Path", with Kenny Dope
  • 1997 "We Can Make It '97"

Freestyle Orchestra

Hardrive/Hardrive 2000

  • 1992 "Sindae", with Kenny Dope
  • 1993 "Deep Inside EP"
  • 1993 "Hardrive EP", with Kenny Dope
  • 1999 "2000 EP"
  • 1999 "Never Forget", with Lynae

Other aliases

  • 1989 "There's a Bat in my House", as Caped Crusaders, with Todd Terry
  • 1990 "Afrika", as History, with Q-Tee
  • 1994 "Love & Happiness", as River Ocean, with India
  • 1994 "The Tribal EP", as River Ocean, with India
  • 1994 "Curious", as Sun Sun Sun, with Lem Springsteen
  • 1995 "Reach", as Lil Mo Yin Yang, with Erick Morillo
  • 1995 "Freaky", as Lou², with Lil Louis
  • 1996 "The Missile", as The Chameleon
  • 1996 "Shout-n-Out", as Lood, with Mood II Swing

Production for other artists

  • 1987 Erasure - songs "Victim of Love" (Little louie Vega mix) and "Hideaway" (Little Louie Vega mix) on the remix album The Two Ring Circus
  • 1987 The Cover Girls - "Because of You", with Robert Clivilles
  • 1988 Noel - "Like a Child", with Roman Ricardo
  • 1990 Kimiesha Holmes - "Love me True"
  • 1990 2 in a Room - "Take me Away", with Aldo Marin
  • 1994 Barbara Tucker - "I Get Lifted"
  • 1995 Barbara Tucker - "Stay Together"
  • 1998 Donnell Rush - "Perfect Day for Company", with Lem Springsteen
  • 2001 Gloria Estefan - "Y-Tu-Conga"
  • 2003 Anané - "Nos Vida/Mon Amour"
  • 2003 Ursula Rucker - "Release"
  • 2004 Kenny Bobien - "Spread Love"
  • 2005 Anané - "Amazing Love"
  • 2005 Anané - "Let Me Love You", with Mr. V
  • 2005 Anané - "Move, Bounce, Shake", with Mr. V
  • 2007 Mr. V - "Put Your Drink Down"
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