Tuesday, 29 November 2016

AbstractRadio session - masters at work 2016

Kenny Dope Gonzalez and Little Louie Vega aka the Masters at Work are unarguably the finest production team yet to grace the world of house music. Their truly gargantuan talents and influence require no further introduction.


Dominating the scene for over two decades, and recording for every legendary US house label of the early ‘90s - Strictly Rhythm, Nervous, Cutting, Nu Groove etc, MAW’s unprecedented output embodies the essence of soul in modern dance music, with tracks ranging from twisted house to pounding latin beats, often topped off with the sweetest of vocals (it certainly helps if one of your number was husband to the ultra-gifted chanteuse India). And the quality of their remix work remains unrivalled – all in all, a bar set very high, and yet to be paralleled.

As you may be able to discern, we’re big fans.

Here’s our tribute - a rather special selection of their finest, rarest and most influential tracks and remixes, starting from the early ‘90s.

Of course, for a body of work so large, there are many omissions here – countless Kenlou dubs, including Tito Puente’s Ran Can Can and Debbie Gibson’s One Step Ahead, Chris Cueva’s Hip Hop, MAW’s I Can’t Get No Sleep, Souffles & Everybody Needs Somebody to name a tiny selection. And then there’s their more recent solo work…

Maybe we’ll knock up another some time down the line?

With huge love and respect,

The AbRad team

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Tracklist

    Start 
Artist
Track Title
Label
000:00vega & anthony the rideatlantic
004:00jamiroquai emergency on planet earth - club mixsony
010:49joe t. vannelli play with the voice - MAW in your face mixnervous
016:33masters at workour mute horncutting
022:19julio iglesiasoye como va - organ mixcolumbia
028:18soul II soul back to life - vocal dubvirgin
032:15masters at workbrazilian beat - dope mixmr bongo
036:04hardrive vs dino lennydeep inside - dino’s dubstrictly rhythm
037:44nuyorican soul runaway - spanish underground mixgiant step
045:00people underground my love - underground network dubfreetown inc
050:43freedom williams voice of freedom - bass hit dubcolumbia
055:42nuyorican soul I love the nightlife / disco round - 12” mixwork
065:15the cover girls wishing on a star - jeepepic
069:56the braxtons the boss - masters at work album mixatlantic
079:20linda clifford runaway love curtom
085:12george benson the ghetto / el barriogrp
094:52nuyorican soul it’s alrightgiant step
103:11soul fusion we can make it - underground network mixstrictly rhythm
107:47mutiny bliss - MAW main mixsunflower
115:18masters at workbackfired - frankie feliciano editMAW
124:21voices voices in my mind - cosmack mastersound of ministry
130:50voices voices in my mind - cosmic editsound of ministry
135:28hardrive sindaestrictly rhythm
141:40barbara tucker beautiful people - underground network mixstrictly rhythm
148:09hardrive deep inside strictly rhythm
150:32hardrive 2000never forgetstrictly rhythm
158:40river ocean love and happiness - junior boys own superdubstrictly rhythm
165:25river ocean yemaya y ochĂșn - originalstrictly rhythm

-- Total running time – 175.37 --

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