Ahead of the 59th annual Grammys, DJ Louie Vega sets the record straight on EDM’s cultural ties. In a sit-down interview with TrackRecord, the Bronx native reflects on the significance of his 28-song set, Starring…XXVIII, contending for Best Dance/Electronic Album.
“Even being nominated, we were recognized,” the Puerto-Rican producer said. “A lot of house music was made by African American[s] and Latinos, so we’ve all been playing in front of hundreds of thousands of people, millions of people, for many years.”
The veteran recruited 25 artists, including Funkadelic and Cindy Mizelle, to create his first solo album in years. “I took the best of the best in different genres of music and brought them into house music,” he continued, and it’s clear his grand effort was far from in vain.
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