Louie Vega Hooked Me Up!
Louie Vega truly hooked me up back when he came to Tokyo on his Dance Ritual world tour on April 29, 2014. I went to club Air in Shibuya as a patron to dance because I love Louie Vega's music productions and DJ selection. I stayed from opening to closing and enjoyed immensely. Those last two hours on the dance floor got extremely good from 5AM - 7AM. Myself I was up in front, right in front of the DJ booth just dancing, sweating the night/morning away. I was dancing with a stranger, a young lady on that last track he spun and when it finished, a promoter from Louie Vega's camp had recognized my aura and come up to me and dropped some cards on me.
She was Japanese but spoke in good English. She thanked me for coming and told me that the two cards she gave me I could redeem by visiting the link on them and download some free music. She wasn't handing out these cards like candy now, she only gave them to me and the girl who was dancing with me (I think she thought the lady I was dancing with was with me). Well that was April 29th. I came home showered, and fell out and forgot about those cards for the longest. I'm just now remembering about the cards on July 14th, so I picked them up and went to the links on each one. Between the both of the zip files my downloads were 520 MB total. That's pretty hefty. Loads of good music on there.
The Sunset Ritual download contained three Louie Vega mixes, an Ashford Simpson Tribute, a Michael Jackson Tribute, and a Stevie Wonder Tribute. The Vega Family download contained 12 high quality 320kbps mp3s and one Vega Miami Snippet sampler mix. The music is slamming, it truly made my day downloading all of this and receiving it free. Most all these tracks are pretty new and current from 2013 and 2014. Thank you Louie for being one of God's gifts to music and especially house music. You and your music are a big contribution as to what got me into DJing in the first place, and it brightened up my day quite a few times. You are one of the DJs that saved my life. Thank you Nuyorican brother.
And although I never mentioned it before he personally dropped me quite a few lines on my Facebook wall the day after the event. Imagine having a chat with one of your biggest musical heroes, it could be Lady Gaga, Prince, B.B. King, whoever, chatting with Louie was like that and one of the most highs for me.
"THANK YOU FOR ENJOYING, I NOTICE EVERYONE ON THE DANCEFLOORS WHEN I DJ AND SAW YOU FEELIN' IT!! GOOD VIBES!!!" -Louie Vega
Whether you get carded or not like I did people, do yourself a favor and make sure you get online and get these tracks!
The 12 Vega Family Tracks
01 Sunlight (Louie Vega Roots Mix)
02 Sample Your Soul (Louie Vega Remix)
03 Never Stop (Sunset Ritual Mix)
04 City Life Factory Dub II
05 Sodade / You Came Into My Life (Honeycomb Vocal Mix)
06 Fabulous (Louie Vega Fab Mix) Updated Mastered copy
07 We Are One (Louie Vega Remix)
08 Big Bro. Esteban (Main) [Honeysweet EP]
09 Crack The Code (Cosmic Mix)
10 Fort Greene's Theme (Main) [Honeysweet EP]
11 Deep Teck (Original Mix) [Book One EP]
12 Last Dance (Maw Long Mix)