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Masters at Work is the house–garage production and remix team of “Little” Louie Vega and Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez. They first worked together using the name in 1990. The name was given to mutual friend Todd Terry who recorded several tracks under that name during the 1980s by Gonzalez earlier. Vega is also the cousin of Eric Vega, a popular event creator and promoter in New York City.
The duo also produced music together under the names MAW, KenLou, Sole Fusion, Hardrive, and Nuyorican Soul.
Their Nuyorican Soul project had the duo working extensively with real (as opposed to sampled or synthesized) musicians, in a variety of styles including Latin, disco, jazz, and more. Musicians who took part in this project include Vincent Montana Jr., Roy Ayers, George Benson, Jocelyn Brown, Tito Puente, and members of the Salsoul Orchestra. The self-titled album released under the name Nuyorican Soul in 1996 included original tracks as well as cover versions of songs by the performers with which the duo was working, such as “Sweet Tears” (Roy Ayers), and “Runaway,” originally sung by Loleatta Holloway with the Salsoul Orchestra, here sung by India and featuring musicians from the original recording of 1977.
MAW has a history as remixers, having reproduced tracks for various acts both inside and outside the world of dance music. Some of the artists remixed by the two producers include Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson. Madonna, Donna Summer, Gus Gus, Jody Watley, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind & Fire, and Stephanie Mills.
Wax Da Jam presents
Hip Hop & Funk Jam
Nightmares On Wax vs Kenny Dope
On the terrace – GUTS
Battling it out on the decks this time against Nightmares On Wax is the one and only Kenny Dope. There’ll be breakdancers, beatboxers, and a whole load of deep down and dirty hip-hop.
Wax Da Jam delivers their eighth season in Ibiza, offering something different and alive from the island’s oldest discoteca, Las Dalias de Ibiza, with four special events, and a theme of ‘Season Of Giving’.
Wax Da Jam welcomes any age from 16 and over and the party happens inside and out, with good food, market stalls and so much more from 9pm to 6am.
For the 2017 season, Wax Da Jam is offering the ‘season of giving’ as the motto. An ambassador for Last Night A DJ Saved My Life Foundation, a charitable organisation who create opportunities for the dance music industry to make a positive impact on children in crisis, George will be involving the foundation much more this season.