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J. Cole - Lost Ones

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Little Louie Vega - Dance Ritual

Often times, things don't go as planned on the B Side. Techno Tuesday is one of my favorite weekly happenings, but it's very hard to find music to share with you guys each week. Although I have lists of DJ's I enjoy - they don't often put out albums to share. Quite the conundrum. While looking up a different favorite this morning, I came across Little Louie here. Never heard of him before - but it got some positive reviews from the website I look at. So here goes nothing. Vega has to be the oldest DJ I've heard of, having been born in 1965. You don't see a lot of 40 somethings still dropping dance music. He grew up in the Bronx in New York and started playing sax for his fathers band. As his name may suggest, he's of Latin decent, and has some inspiration from that and it shows in this record. He also has worked with some prominent hispanic artists like Gloria Estefan among others. In terms of this record, hmm - I just don't know. It's a dance album, no doubt about that. But it's very different. There are some tracks that the beat is hot - but the lyrics are just too much over the top of it. I don't care for some of the arrangements here, which is a bummer. I can't find much else about this album - so I'm not sure how much of it is Vega versus other collaborations with other DJ's. I'm going to tell you to pass on this today. Go ahead and give it a shot if you'd like - I just don't see the appeal.

1. Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, The
2. Just Dance
3. Traveling
4. Love Will
5. Traveling
6. Free
7. Somethin'
8. Olinga
9. Like a Sunshine, My Memory
10. Back to the Raw
11. Love Will
12. Thousand Fingered Man
13. Spread Love
14. Back to the Raw
15. In the Real World
16. Somethin'
17. Still a Dancer
18. Special
19. Like a Sunshine, My Memory
20. Sayaji
21. Portuguese Love

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Special
2. Traveling
3. Somethin'

1.5 out of 5 stars


  1. Hmmm, the cover reminds me of the Nickelodeon show, Legends of The Hidden Temple

  2. Haha. I wouldn't in a million years thought of that. Nice work!