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Louie Vega gets by with a little help from his friends

New album features over 25 collaborators

2016 Feb 11     
2 Bit Thugs

Funkadelic, Jocelyn Brown, Adeva, Soul Clap, Caron Wheeler, Josh Milan and more are all involved

Louie Vega has a new album coming out on 26 February. We'd be tempted to call it a solo album, only that's far from being the case!

Starring… XXVIII, you see, sees the Master At Work teaming up with a dazzling array of talent from right across the musical spectrum. From original funkateers George Clinton and Funkadelic to current house darlings Soul Clap, via jazz guitarist Luis Salinas and salsa percussionist Roberto Roena, and more top-flight vocalists than you could shake a mic stand at, the line-up involved in Starring… XXVIII pays testament to the standing Louie's acquired after over 30 years in the game.

Vega says of the album: "My inspirations came from various visits around the world and experiences in life. As far as the album’s sounds, I revisited lots of R&B, soul, gospel, nu jazz, even some disco, all within the backdrop of house music, took it back to the artist and song tailoring."

Special mention should be made of the three tracks featuring Lisa Fischer – jazz diva, backing vocalist for Luther Vandross and The Rolling Stones, and unarguably one of the most powerful pairs of lungs on the planet right now, as anyone who's watched 20 Feet From Stardom will attest!

The full tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1

Funkadelic - Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You? (Louie Vega Remix)

3 Winans Brothers & The Clark Sisters - Dance (Louie Vega Remix)
Louie Vega starring Monique Bingham - Elevator (Going Up)
Louie Vega starring Bucie - Angels Are Watching Me
Louie Vega starring Caron Wheeler - A New Day
Louie Vega starring N’Dea Davenport - Magical Ride (Wave of Love)
Louie Vega starring Tony Momrelle - Gift of Love
Louie Vega starring Anané Vega - Heaven Knows
Louie Vega starring Kaylow - Can We Keep This Going
Louie Vega starring Vikter Duplaix - Gimme Some Love
Louie Vega starring Cassio Ware - Just The Way I Like It
Louie Vega starring Nick Monaco & Soul Clap - See Some Light
Louie Vega starring Adeva - I Deserve to Breath?
Louie Vega starring Convertion & Leroy Burgess - Let’s Do It (Dance Ritual Mix)

CD 2

Louie Vega starring Jocelyn Brown - You Are Everything

Louie Vega starring Kenny Bobien - Together We Can
Louie Vega starring Josh Milan - Joy Inside My Tears
Louie Vega starring Zara McFarlane - Because We Love It
Louie Vega starring Lisa Fischer & Anané Vega - Turned Onto You
Louie Vega starring Lisa Fischer - Do What You Gotta Do
Louie Vega starring Lisa Fischer & Cindy Mizelle - Stop On By
Louie Vega starring Cindy Mizelle & Lisa Fischer - Slick City
Louie Vega starring Josh Milan – You’ve Got It Bad Girl
Louie Vega starring Adeva - In The Morning
Louie Vega starring Josh Milan - Been Such A Long Time Gone
Louie Vega starring Luis Salinas - Es Vedra
Louie Vega starring Diviniti - Everlasting Love
Louie Vega starring Byron Stingily - Ain’t No Stoppin’ Love





Tags: Louie Vega, Masters At Work, Funkadelic, Soul Clap, Jocelyn Brown, Adeva, Lisa Fischer, Kenny Bobien, Leroy Burgess, Cassio Ware, Caron Wheeler, Vikter Duplaix, Monique Bingham, Josh Milan