Louie Vega’s residency at the Underground Network is the stuff of house music legend. Hosted by Barbara Tucker and Don Welch at Manhattan’s Sound Factory Bar, the Underground Network became a magnet not only for the dance music faces of New York, but for producers, DJs and professionals from around the world.
The late 80s and early 90s were a blast for New York clubbers: Frankie Knuckles, David Morales, Roger Sanchez, Tony Humphries, Junior Vasquez and scores of others played regularly in the city at spots like the Red Zone, The Roxy, The Tunnel and the Sound Factory. But as the scene commercialised with wannabe glam clubs and the emergence of the flamboyant and musically harder club kid movement, the original house heads got edged out.
Their response was to do what they always do; head back underground to smaller, more intimate clubs where the DJs are selected for the music they play and the music they play selects the crowd. That was the Underground Network, the club that turned sleepy midweek into party night.
Little Louie Vega At The Underground Network is just a little bit of the essence of those heady nights, a smooth blend of bumpy beats and soulful sounds, DJ Pierre and Erick Morillo mixed into Butch Quick and Joey Washington; the evolution of the style that went on to make Louie one of the most in demand DJs on the planet
|02||Just An Organ (Just An Organ Mix)||D-Tune||Just An Organ (Just An Organ Mix)|
|03||Wanna Be Your Girl (A 'G' Thang Mix)||Raw Power||Wanna Be Your Girl (A 'G' Thang Mix)|
|04||Higher (Club Mix)||Butch Quick||Higher (Club Mix)|
|05||Hey! (The Rhythm Hype Mix)||Bass Hit||Hey! (The Rhythm Hype Mix)|
|06||My People (My Original People Mix)||Shadii||My People (My Original People Mix)|
|07||The Boy (Ralph's Hard House Mix)||R.B.M||The Boy (Ralph's Hard House Mix)|
|08||Master Blaster (Turn It Up) (Tha Wild Pitch Mix)||Joint Venture||Master Blaster (Turn It Up) (Tha Wild Pitch Mix)|
|09||Just Us (BOP 'Til You Drop Mix)||RBM||Just Us (BOP 'Til You Drop Mix)|
|10||Unbe (Erick 'More' Mix)||RAW (Erick Morillo Co-production)||Unbe (Erick 'More' Mix)|
|11||Paradise (Paradise Dub)||Insight||Paradise (Paradise Dub)|
|12||Jump & Sing (Hard Metro Mix)||Scram||Jump & Sing (Hard Metro Mix)|
|13||I'm Happy (B.O.P. In The Life Mix)||Ace||I'm Happy (B.O.P. In The Life Mix)|
|14||Stompin Grounds (Stompin Ground Mix)||K.C.Y.C.||Stompin Grounds (Stompin Ground Mix)|
|15||'Little' Louie Vega at the Underground Network NYC - Full Mix by 'Little' Louie Vega||Louie Vega|