NYC Disco (the 45s vol. 1) By Louie Vega

This triple pack 7” collection includes five songs, edits from the versions on the NYC Disco album, each one playing a role in making the NYC Disco album so special:

Record 1 Side A – Louie Vega / Get With The Funk featuring Josh Milan 3:17 – a collaboration between Louie and vocalist / keyboardist Josh Milan from the seminal House / R&B group Blaze.

Record 1 Side B – Louie Vega / Love Paradox featuring The Martinez Brothers 3:35 – a collaboration between Louie and The Martinez Brothers. Inspired by a disco horn loop, with live musicians brought in to add layers of funk and soul and disco to the groove.

Record 2 Side A РLouie Vega / Last Night A DJ Saved My Life featuring Anan̩ and Tony Touch 3:58 Рthis was the last track produced for the album. Anan̩ Vega, also a producer and DJ in her own right, had the idea to do an updated version. For the rap in the break they brought in well known New York based DJ / MC Tony Touch.

Record 2 Side B – Louie Vega / Love Fantasy featuring Cindy Mizelle 3:35 – Originally produced and released by Roy Ayers in 1980. Louie has always been a fan of Roy Ayers and has done collaborations with him. Louie felt a cover version of this song would be a great ending for the album.

Record 3 Side A – John Davis & The Monster Orchestra / I Can’t Stop Featuring DJ Jazzy Jeff (Louie Vega Remix) 4:02 –

One of the essential Break Beat records that has been acclaimed by hip hop originators like Grand Master Flash and Jam Master Jay as one of the formative tunes that helped create the genre. Knowing that DJ Jazzy Jeff is a master of the hip hop genre, Louie felt he would be a great addition to this remix, adding his world class scratching skills to Louie’s remix, thereby creating the definitive hip hop version of this seminal disco track.

Record 3 Side B – John Davis & The Monster Orchestra / I Can’t Stop (Louie Vega Remix) 4:02 – this version does not include the hip hop scratches, and is Louie’s respectful homage to John Davis the producer and one of his more acclaimed works from the Sam Records catalogue.

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