About Louie Vega

A leader in global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from house, salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip hop, gospel and soul.
What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 7-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the current musical landscape through his unique taste and put his own timeless spin on all the music he creates.

“Little” Louie Vega, as he is sometimes affectionately known, was born in the Bronx into a musically gifted family (his father is a jazz saxophonist and his uncle, Salsa King Héctor Lavoe). The “Little” moniker is ironic, given the fact that by the 80s he was deejaying at clubs he wasn’t even old enough to attend, holding residencies at Studio 54, Devil’s Nest, Hearthrob, Roseland and playing at the Palladium, Area, 1018 and other seminal New York City Clubs. Soon Vega was producing his own remixes, which included Information Society’s “Running”, “What’s On Your Mind”, Noel’s “Silent Morning”, Cover Girl’s “Because Of You”, and Debbie Gibson’s “Only in my Dreams.”

Then in 1991 he joined Atlantic Records and recorded an album — hitting the mainstream. Teaming up with an up-and-coming Marc Anthony, he produced “Ride on the Rhythm” co-written with India & Derek Whitaker. An immediate club hit, the single put Vega and Anthony on the map. The duo would rock the club circuit with their success culminating when they opened for Tito Puente at his 100th Album concert at Madison Square Garden.

One of the keys to Vega’s success is his refusal to be boxed into any one category, marked by the various styles his songs play with and by his fruitful collaboration with other artists.

Upcoming Events

Jul 10 NON Rooftop @ The Met Hotel , ThessalonikiJul 13 House on the Beach @ Super Paradise Beach Club , MikonosJul 19 Animo @ Shelter Amsterdam , Amsterdam-NoordJul 20 Flower Power @ Pacha , IbizaJul 27 Glitterbox | Superaurora @ Castello Chigi , RomeJul 28 The Ritual @ Reverse Rotterdam , CentrumAug 03 MAW | 51st State Festival @ Copthall Playing Fields , LondonAug 04 MAW | Defected Ibiza @ Ushuaïa Ibiza Club Aug 04 Defected Croatia @ The Garden Croatia , TisnoAug 15 House On The Beach @ Super Paradise Beach Club , MykonosAug 17 EOL | We Out Here Festival @ Wimborne St. Giles , DorsetAug 22 Shapes Festival @ Zakynthos , ZakinthosAug 27 The Ritual | Defected Ibiza @ Ushuaïa Ibiza Club Sep 03 Defected Ibiza @ Ushuaïa Ibiza Club Jun 16 Heidegluehen @ Seestraße , MittePast EventJun 15 MAW | Boothstock Festival @ Kralingse Bos Past EventJun 11 Defected Ibiza @ Ushuaïa Ibiza Club Past EventJun 09 Resolute BDay Bash @ Industry City , BrooklynPast EventJun 02 NEUHM Day Time Edition @ Noah Mediterranean Beach , Lido di LicolaPast EventMay 31 Barutana @ Barutana , BelgradePast EventMay 28 Defected Ibiza @ Ushuaïa Ibiza Club , Sant Jordi de ses SalinesPast EventMay 26 The Ritual with Anané & Louie Vega (Movement Afterparty) @ Spot Lite Detroit Past EventMay 26 Movement Festival @ Hart Plaza , DetroitPast EventMay 25 The Ritual with Anané & Louie Vega: Open Air @ Socceroof , BrooklynPast EventMay 19 It'll Do Club: Day Party @ It'll Do Club , DallasPast EventMay 18 Trippin The Love @ Heights House Hotel, Houston, Texas Past EventMay 11 Boiler Room x Ballantine's @ Johannesburg Past EventMay 07 Defected Ibiza @ Ushuaïa Ibiza Club , Sant Jordi de ses SalinesPast EventMay 05 Haçienda Open Air @ Canvas Yard , HolbeckPast EventMay 04 Louie Vega London @ Maroto London Past EventMay 03 Jaiva @ Sub Club , GlasgowPast EventApr 30 Flash Forward @ Rockerill , Marchienne-au-PontPast EventApr 20 Resolute @ Brooklyn Past EventApr 12 Bang the Drum @ The Heart Ballroom (Banquet Hall) , NewarkPast EventApr 07 A Spiritual Thing (Day Party) @ Safari Club , BaltimorePast EventMar 28 Disco Disco @ fabric London Past EventMar 23 Louie Vega & Friends Pool Party @ Kimpton EPIC Hotel , MiamiPast EventMar 16 Southport Weekender @ Butlin's Bognor Regis Resort Past EventFeb 23 The RItual w/ Anané & Louie Vega @ Flash , WashingtonPast EventFeb 16 The Ritual w/ Anané & Louie Vega - Holiday Weekend Launch @ Musica Club NYC , ManhattanPast EventFeb 10 Minimal Effort Presents - The Ritual w/ Anane & Louie Vega @ 2811 , Los AngelesPast EventJan 26 HERE at Outernet @ Outernet London Past EventJan 17 Elements of Life (2nd Show) @ Blue Note , ManhattanPast EventJan 16 Elements of Life (1st Show) @ Blue Note , ManhattanPast EventDec 24 The Ritual w/ Anane & Louie Vega @ Click club , NapoliPast EventDec 10 Art Basel - Dante's HIFI @ Dante's HiFi , MiamiPast EventDec 09 Space Basel @ Floyd Miami Past EventDec 07 The Ritual w/ Anané & Louie Vega @ , MiamiPast EventNov 25 Groove Odyssey: 14th Birthday @ Ministry of Sound , LondonPast EventNov 24 Glitterbox Milan @ Magazzini Generali , MilanoPast Event

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