Continuing on with talking about some of my favorite records of 2015 so far, Louie Vega has probably had one of his best years in a hot minute. He has dropped no fewer than three absolute anthems already, and with a full album on it’s way that sounds dope from clips, there’s a possibility of more.
His remix of Convertion that is at the top of the post was the first one to catch my attention in a big way. Louie had already done an edit of Rhyze for Nervous recently, and while it is good it’s nowhere near the amazing soulfulness that Leroy Burgess drops on this version of “Let’s Do It”.
Louie’s remix of 3 Winans Bros featuring the Clark Sisters is a huge jam and has been for most of the year. On a bit of a gospel tip, this is as uplifting as they come. I chose the Latin Soul version to post here, but the flip is the one that most people are playing.
Last but not least is Louie’s remix of George Clinton. I actually prefer the more vocal version, but it’s not on YouTube. It’s cool to hear a nice mix of classic p funk vibes and modern house.
What’s really funny about these tracks is that if anything, to anyone following soulful house, they are so obvious and played so heavily that it’s ridiculous. Yet what “dance music media” has been giving these cuts any kind of attention? For as huge as they are, they get no love like that. But the people know what’s up with these jams. And now ISM readers also know.