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ELEMENTS OF LIFE - [P2] ELEMENTS OF LIFE (PART 2)

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[P2] Elements of Life (Part 2)
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VR195
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7 Track EP Of Latin Drenched Deep House, with Jazz & Samba undertones - What happens when a house-music icon takes a talented group of musicians and mixes it with a savory blend of jazz, funk, dance, and soul music? You get a hearty serving of Elements Of Life. Elements Of Life Aka E.O.L., led by musical director and conductor Louie Vega, is a live-band project, which over its tenure has released three albums, won a Grammy award in 2006 for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical (Curtis Mayfield, “Superfly Louie Vega EOL Mix”), composed & performed the song “One Dream” for a globally-televised audience of 145 million viewers during the 2007 Superbowl pre-game show.

"I formed the band Elements Of Life to bring together a special group of musicians to create musical journeys in the studio and perform them live. The music inspired by groups and artists like War, Cymande, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Hammond, and Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, but with the Vega Family E.O.L. twist and unique style. I want to take this band and perform in festivals and venues worldwide and bring you future grooves on recorded albums with a tinge of the musical landscape from our rich past, and yes there will be experimentation—get ready for it. You never know just who will show up to play in the finale!”

Elements Of Life by Elements Of Life Album was the first ever released full length back in 2003 and is now re-released in addition to several new and unreleased versions. Two double packs in two parts with 15 tracks will be at a store near you, enjoy the sounds of Elements Of Life.

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Brand New Day Featuring Blaze
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Nos Vida Featuring Anané
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Summer Nights In Spanish Harlem / Quimbombo / Cantos Para Chango / Sunshine Featuring Domingo Quinones, Pedro Martinez, Raul Midon
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Mozalounge Feauturing Raul Midon
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Dubombo
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Elements Of Life (Joe Claussell Reprise Dub) Featuring Blaze
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Sunshine (Instrumental)

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Louie Vega, the DJ masterworker and Masters at Work supremo, didn't record a solo full-length until nearly 20 years after his debut as a producer. (Granted, Nuyorican Soul was close to a solo album, and he also produced all of When the Night Is Over, his 1991 collaboration with Marc Anthony.) Accordingly, Vega packed 2004's Elements of Life with varying sounds, including collaborations with friends(Blaze, Ursula Rucker), a tribute to his uncle (salsero legend Hector Lavoe), and a host of fusion experiments -- Spanish Harlem by way of Puerto Rico by way of Africa -- involving musicians he's met during his long studio career. As on Nuyorican Soul, Vega begins by illustrating what a talented modern producer can do to brighten an underappreciated standard without wrecking the effect of the original; instead of Rotary Connection's "I Am the Black Gold of the Sun" Vega reworks the Chakachas' "Jungle Fever," the original ranking as a full-blush sexual escapade on the same order as Donna Summer's "I Feel Love" or Musique's "(Push, Push) In the Bush." His two tracks with Blaze might disappoint listeners expecting a miracle from this meeting of two garage legends; here, as on the majority of the record, the production has the same high sheen of Nuyorican Soul, but lacks the dynamic performances and concentrated compositions. Vocalists Raúl Midón and Anané contribute very little of interest, and Vega's touch is too smooth for the live band he invites into the studio. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.


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