Louie Vega is a legendary Grammy-winning house DJ and producer with a Puerto Rican heritage. He came up in New York City’s 1980s club scene.
Sunset Set at the Brooklyn Mirage
Louie Vega plays a sunset set with Black Coffee and Vanjee at the Avant Gardner in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Mon, July 5, 2021 at 4pm. avant-gardner.com
Louie Vega is a Legendary New York Puerto Rican House DJ
Vega is a Puerto Rican New Yorker from the Bronx. His father was a jazz saxophonist. His uncle was New York salsa legend Héctor Lavoe.
Louie came up in NYC’s seminal 1980s club scene. He worked atnow legendary venues like Studio 54, Devil’s Nest, Heartthrob, Roseland, and the Palladium. Louie was just a kid then, so people used to call him “Little Louie Vega.” Now it’s more like Giant Louie Vega.
Louie hit the big time when he helped produce Marc Anthony’s “Ride on the Rhythm” (1991). The record featured Tito Puente and Eddie Palmieri.
“Ride on the Rhythm” put both artists on the map. After opening for Puente at Madison Square Garden, both Louie’s and Marc Anthony’s careers took off.
Vega has worked with great pop, soul, and Latin artists including Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Tito Puente, Black Eyed Peas, and on and on. He’s been nominated four times, but Louie won a Grammy for his remix of Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly.”
Vega’s music is house and his parties are universal, but his sound always has a little Latin something.
You can follow Vega on Instagram @louievega
Past Louis Vega Shows
Vega is based in New York so he plays around a lot.
Vega opens for the atomic dog himself, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic in a SummerStage benefit concert at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 2:30pm (1pm doors) and 7:30pm (6pm doors). From $75
Friday, March 6, 2020 ~ Vega plays an After Work Party at Mr. East nightclub in Roselle, New Jersey. Doors 4pm-10pm. Free until 6pm. $15
2401 Wood Avenue
Roselle, New Jersey
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 ~ Vega spins up a 1990s Flashback for Thanksgiving Weekend at 3 Dollar Bill in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 10pm to 4am. From $20
For many years, Vega ran the Roots NYC party with Kevin Hedge on Wednesdays at Cielo in the Meatpacking District. Sadly Cielo closed in 2018.
Louie Vega Albums
Vega’s a producer so it’s usually not his name on the album cover, but you’ll recognize the music even if you don’t know it’s Vega underneath.
Louie Vega Starring…XXVII
Louie Vega Starring…XXVII is Vega’s first album that is entirely his own.
This is super chill music. You can let it fade into the background or listen deep. It makes you want to dance.
Louie Vega Awards
Vega’s remix of Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” won the 2005 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
- Praying For You was nominated for the 2020 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording.
- Can’t Let You Go was nominated for the 2017 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording.
- Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII was nominated for the 2016 Grammy for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
- Lei Lo Lai (MAW Mix) was nominated for the 2003 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
- Vega was nominated for the 1999 Grammy for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical.
- Vega was nominated for the 1998 Grammy for Remixer of the Year, Non-Classical.