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Hot Stepper Productions presents:

GARAGE 416
featuring "LITTLE LOUIE" VEGA
(Masters At Work: NYC)
with Blueprint


Friday, April 20th, 2001
at
S.O.S. (Soul On Spadina), 2nd Floor of Tropicana
247 Spadina Ave. (south of Dundas)

Limited $20 advance tickets at: Play de Record (357a Yonge St.), Cosmos (607 Queen St. W.), Rotate This (620 Queen St. W.),
Traxx (427 Yonge St.), Vice (383 Queen St. W.)
more at the door - doors open 10:00pm - 19+

"Little Louie" Vega's dance legend began as a teenager in the eighties, spinning in the Bronx at the Devil's Nest, a club considered to be the birthplace of the New York freestyle sound. After playing to 4,000-capacity crowds in the later years of Studio 54, Vega began what would become an unending run of successful collaborations, working with singer Marc Anthony and recording tracks with Todd Terry.

He ultimately joined Barbara Tucker in the early 90s to create the Underground Network party at New York's Sound Factory Bar - a movement that lasted four and a half years. With a sweet and driving mix of 70s and 80s club classics and house, Vega laid the musical groundwork for a new generation of music fans and makers who valued the history and sentiment of the original Paradise Garage, finding spiritual and acrobatic release in its music.

Vega also made his presence known in the studio, producing and re-mixing some of house music's most memorable tunes alongside Masters At Work partner Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez.

In 1997, at the suggestion of Talkin' Loud head Gilles Peterson, Vega and Gonzalez made an international sensation of their Nuyorican Soul project, blending Latin, jazz, hip-hop, funk and disco influences with a definitive roster of cameo talent including George Benson, Jocelyn Brown, Roy Ayers, Tito Puente and India. The result was a revelation, a musical union of years of inspiration that produced countless original classics like "It's Alright (I Feel It!)", "I Am The Black Gold of the Sun" and "Runaway", among others.

In addition to letting loose a fresh sound on the world, the project attracted a steady flow of collaborators and re-mix subjects, a celebrated cast including BeBe Winans, James Ingram, Luther Vandross, Stephanie Mills, Donna Summer, Janet Jackson, Roni Size, Grooverider, Jill Scott, Jamiroquai and a host of others.

Garage 416 residents Jason Klaps, Alan Lo and Mike K of blueprint will also be rockin' the spot with their lively lovely blend of funky house vibes.

Do not miss this party!

© Hot Stepper Productions 2001