Louie Vega

Expansions In The NYC (LP)

Nervous Records

NER24828

Louie Vega

Expansions In The NYC (LP)

Nervous Records

NER24828

NER24828 SLEEVE
ARTIST
Louie Vega
TITLE
Expansions In The NYC (LP)
LABEL
Nervous Records
CAT NO.
NER24828
FORMAT
4 x 12" LP
RELEASE DATE
  • 29/04/2022 [INITIAL RELEASE]
  • 01/07/2022 [REPRESS]
TERRITORY
Worldwide
BARCODE
091012482816
GENRE
Deep House House New York Soulful House
FEATURING
Audrey Wheeler Bebe Winans Bernard Fowler Cindy Mizelle Debbie Winans Elements of Life Honey Dijon Joaquin Joe Claussell Karen Harding Kerri Chandler Korean Soul Lisa Fischer Louie Vega Moodymann Nico Vega Robyn Two Soul Fusion Unlimited Touch
ASSETS

TRACK LISTING

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  1. A1. Music Is My Life ft. Unlimited Touch
  2. A2. You Got Me Dancing ft. Audrey Wheeler & Cindy Mizelle
  3. B1. Come Away ft. Kerri Chandler
  4. B2. Seven Mile ft. Moodymann
  5. C1. The Star Of A Story ft. Lisa Fischer
  6. C2. Change Your Mind ft. Bernard Fowler
  7. D1. All My Love ft. Robyn
  8. D2. Free To Love ft. Karen Harding
  9. E1. Feel So Right ft. Honey Dijon
  10. E2. How He Works ft. Nico Vega
  11. F1. Joy Universal ft. Two Soul Fusion
  12. F2. Igobolo ft. Joaquin Joe Clausell
  13. G1. It's All Good ft. Bebe Winans, Debbie Winans Lowe & Korean Soul
  14. G2. Touch The Sky ft. Tony Momrelle
  15. H1. Love Has No Time Or Place (Louie Vega & Elements Of Life)
  16. H2. Dreamin ft. Cindy Mizelle

SALES NOTES

What is it about New York City, that concrete jungle that continually inspires the creative spirit? From Warhol’s Factory to Larry Levan’s Paradise Garage to David Mancuso’s Loft, collectives that celebrate and nurture unfettered, organic artistry have been absolutely intrinsic to the story of this sprawling metropolis. Its latest chapter is being written at the hands of ‘The Maestro’, Grammy Award winner Louie Vega and his Expansions NYC parties, the sound documented in his latest album Expansions In The NYC (Nervous Records).

Starting in February 2019 in Manhattan and Brooklyn venues, Vega’s Expansions NYC parties have their origin not in his revered prowess as a DJ but rather his whole-hearted appreciation of the different elements of the dance floor surrounding him: the dancers, the musicians who bring their instruments to join him ad-hoc on the night, the small, dedicated crowd of clubbers whose ears to the ground keep them informed on the underground party information. The events included 6-hour DJ Sets with Louie under his select curation, and would usually end with 3 AM jam sessions involving keyboardists, guitar players and poets all performing in front of a jam packed crowd. In just a few short years the Expansions NYC events have evolved into an NYC-clubland institution, an intimate celebration of house, funk, disco, afro, R&B and more.

As with his parties, so goes his album. The collective vibe that forms the beating heart of Expansions NYC parties is absolutely front and centre in Expansions In The NYC, Vega drawing in one of the most comprehensive lists of collaborators in recent memory. House heavyweights Honey Dijon, Joe Claussell, Moodymann, Kerri Chandler and Anané rub up against legendary vocalists Bernard Fowler, Cindy Mizelle, Lisa Fischer, Audrey Wheeler and Tony Momrelle. Gospel royalty BeBe Winans and Debbie Winans, pop icon Robyn and rising star Karen Harding sit alongside disco-era champions Unlimited Touch, Cuban jazz pianist Axel Tosca, Nico Vega, Two Soul Fusion with Josh Milan and Vega and underground legend DJ Spinna. At the centre of it all, fingerprint on every beat, touch on every groove, sits a master at work, weaving the individual threads into a rich dance music tapestry.

"In the past few years I’ve found new inspiration both from the musicians I’m working with and the audiences coming to see me at my DJ shows,” Vega says. “So for me this album represents new beginnings, bringing together a beautiful mosaic of artistic perspectives to express musically what we call Expansions In The NYC."

At its heart, Expansions In The NYC is a love letter to New York, as much as melting pot as the city it represents, the scope of its line-up possible only because of the influence and reverence of Vega the artist, the DJ, the producer, the curator. In creating this album, Louie Vega has once again utterly enriched the lives and libraries of music lovers the world over, far beyond the hustling streets of NYC that have so indelibly left their mark on his work.

LOUIE VEGA ‘EXPANSIONS IN THE NYC’ IS RELEASED VIA NERVOUS RECORDS APRIL 29th 2022

Published: 25th March 2022

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