Since its release last year, the grammy nominated album Louie Vega Starring…xxviii has reached unfathomable heights, after 8 single vinyl releases and two full triple set album releases, Vega still have one more up our sleeve. Today, here we are in the third and final instalment of the Louie Vega Starring…xxviii vinyl album release series, this time taking it to another level with unreleased and lost mixes.
When making an album there are usually way more than the number of songs allocated for the project. In this case there were over 50 songs and tracks created for the Louie Vega Starring…xxviii album.
Vega has selected 14 unreleased and lost tracks from the recordings and put together dj friendly versions with these super talented artists involved: Funkadelic, Nick Monaco & Soul Clap, Kenny Bobien, Cindy Mizelle, Maphorisa, Berita, Wanda Baloyi & Kabomo (South African top talent), Roberto Roena (of the Fania All Stars), Brutha Basil, Jesse Jackson (blues rock artist), Sara Devine, Luis Salinas (argentinean guitarist), Duane Harden (song/hitmaker), & 3 Winans brothers featuring The Clark Sisters.
The packaging is lovely with an open gatefold huge picture of a mural painted by none other than Richard Wilson uk artist. Mastering by the great Walter Coelho, for sonic perfection & pressing manufactured by optimal in Germany.
A1 – Louie Vega Starring Kenny Bobien & Cindy Mizelle – Together We Can (Louie Vega Unreleased Dub) (5:05)
A2 – Louie Vega Starring Sara Devine – Fabulous (Roots Nyc Mix) (7:51)
B1 – Louie Vega Starring DJ Maphorisa & Berita – Respect Is You (Unreleased) (6:50)
B2 – Louie Vega Starring Luis Salinas – Es Vedra (Louie Vegas Unreleased DJ Tool With Guitar) (6:09)
C1 – Funkadelic – Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You? (Louie Vega Funky Dub) (10:43)
D1 – Louie Vega Starring Roberto Roena – Good Things (Cosa Buena) (7:27)
D2 – Louie Vega Starring Jesse Jackson – Crack The Code (5:24)
E1 – Louie Vega Starring Duane Harden – Never Stop (6:14)
E2 – Louie Vega Starring Wanda Baloyi & Kabomo – Kisses (6:31)
F1 – Louie Vega Starring Nick Monaco & Soul Clap – See Some Light (Louie Vega Unreleased Mix) (7:41)
F2 – Louie Vega Starring Kenny Bobien & Cindy Mizelle – Together We Can (Louie Vega Unreleased Dub Instrumental) (5:12)
G1 – Louie Vega Starring Brutha Louie & Brutha Basil – Freedom Of Dance (It’s The Beat) (Unreleased Mix) (7:25)
G2 – Louie Vega Starring Brutha Louie & Brutha Basil – Freedom Of Dance (It’s The Beat) (Unreleased Solo Mix) (5:36)
H1 – 3 Winans Brothers Featuring The Clark Sisters – Dance (Louie Vega Funk House Dub) (11:56)
As is quite common with Louie’s material these unreleased and lost mixes are not generally available on YouTube.