Read about the man behind it all. I got a lot of schooling from Jazzy Jay; he was one of my mentors. By 1993, in just a few years, Masters at Work established themselves as one of the top remixers in the world. He said he had something. I mean, Im a family man and I travel a lot, I have a good time, I know a lot of people around the world, but theres a limit to everything. Thats the way you gotta do it. He was born to a musician family, as his father, Luis F.
Live drums, bass, electric guitar and a totally fresh arrangement was the finishing touch. My friends older brother had a load of equipment and thats how it all started, I fell in love with the turntables, and ever since then Ive never looked back. He has held the number one Bay Area radio show on 106. Vega, always hungry for a challenge, expanded into a new role of record label owner. Live horns we then added and those stabs really moved the track.
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. I remember first testing the instrumental with the horns recorded. I went in and remade the track but with more house influence. I sent Jazzy Jeff the original parts of horn stabs, vocal samples, and the orchestra hits. Little Louie Vega: Youve got to know how to read a crowd. Little Louie Vega: Youve got to know how to read a crowd. As one half of production duo Masters at Work, he has won a Grammy and worked with the likes of Madonna, Michael Jackson and George Benson, creating some of the most memorable dance floor fillers of the last decade.
Vega embarked on his music career as a disc jockey, spinning records at the age of 13. We spoke about his sessions, and he had some crazy cool stories. The two genres definitely go together very well and what we wanted to do was just marry the two and come up with something really sexy, yet tasteful. It made it even more special that she never sang verses but only a few ad-libs on the original, so it was a first for her. Little Louie Vega: I was approached by Susu Records to work with Jonas Larrson, an amazing photographer from Sweden who took some real sexy, beautiful and exotic photos.
I love the fact that he gave lead parts to his background singers, which is something that I love to do in the studio as well. I mean, Im a family man and I travel a lot, I have a good time, I know a lot of people around the world, but theres a limit to everything. Vega's global fandom requires the famed producer extraordinaire to be in many places at once. Super Sako notoriously know for flipping the script to keep artist challenged and alert in the studio. Without question, he is an authority in Bay Area Hip-Hop.
Now in Oakland, this ongoing monthly party attracts a loyal crowd of househeads from around the San Francisco Bay Area and the globe to the this blending of spirit and soul. The hardest part is to travel so much and keep up with it physically, as the body can only take so much and playing in a different country everyday almost is crazy. An immediate club hit, the single put Vega and Anthony on the map. Have a good time and show people a good time, because thats what Im here for, but not to take it to that extreme. The Background team was a powerful crew; Cindy Mizelle, Tawatha Agee of Mtume, Barbara Tucker, and Rochelle Fleming. At that time it was just about good music; a lot of Hip-Hop influences came from Break beats, from Disco, Jazz. There are other ways to challenge conventional thought.
When you see people with their eyes closed, it means you got em. 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. To date, David has worked on projects featuring artists such as Mary J. It took a little time, it didnt happen overnight. Original Wurlitzer, Fender Rhodes, live bass, a superb string arrangement, and to complete the painting Fonzi called all the original Luther Vandross background singers Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizelle, Brenda White, Paulette McWilliams, Tawatha Agee, and he of course all made The A Team royal family background singers of all time. My favorite part is the finale, where you hear Luther Vandross belting out notes to perfection and finishing the song with just the right touch.
After all, it is his song and a true honor for me to have Sylvester on my album. I was lucky to be chosen for this remix by Fonzi Thornton good friend of Luther, also an accomplished singer in the business, a royal family background singer I call him. Once I put up the vocals, the inspiration was set. He recorded it in 1979 when he was working on the Never Too Much album. We knew we had a good one. Reaching for a party vibe is what we wanted and with the help of Cindy and Sharon they brought the party sounds to the record. He then did what he does best; he created another layer to the song with his scratches.