Louie Vega Starring Luisito Quintero
Vega Records is proud to present "EL YUNQUE", LOUIE VEGA STARRING LUISITO QUINTERO, a track steeped in the core rhythm and spirit that lives within both of these two exceptional artists. Louie Vega is the ultimate Nuyorican, born in the Bronx, NYC and raised not only on his native rich Puerto Rican/Latin music but ALL the sounds and cultures of his city (Jazz, Gospel, Soul, Funk, Disco Fusion, R&B, and More).
Luisito Quintero draws on his own Venezuelan culture and world & African influences to create for "EL YUNQUE" with Louie. EL YUNQUE literally translates to anvil, something heavy you drop that anchors and holds things down and that's exactly what is happening in each and every beat of this track! Fusing Latin, Afro, Soul,
Caribbean, Deep House and the percussion genius of Luisito Quintero coupled with his chants "EL YUNQUE" is the ultimate musical experience! Even closer to Louie's roots EL YUNQUE is named after the famous Caribbean Rain Forest of Puerto Rico, reflecting all the natural wonders of sound as those found in the natural wonders of the world. "The beat and this tracks energy run deep, its spirit lives, its timeless and I hope it moves people the way it has for me ", says Louie Vega when asked about the inspiration of this track.
Its no coincidence that "EL YUNQUE" is a seamless combination of spirit and sound, the beats lead you, the chant and baseline pulls you in and the rhythm take over your entire soul. Vega and Quintero realized they had a winning formula years ago having already created countless hits with Elements Of Life, but Luisito Quintero's solo album Percussion Madness followed up with Percussion Madness Revisited confirmed that together the possibilities and variations of sounds are endless and plentiful.
The solo project took them around the world, touring across Europe and the United States playing additional hits from the various Elements of Life albums which Luisito has been an intricate member of as well. Luisito Quintero is an innovator, taking Percussion to new heights as only he can with his skillful timbale work. Luisito also plays congas, bongos, drum set, djembe, dundun and a wide variety of other assorted percussion Gom Bot instruments. His technique is masterful and unparalleled. Luisito has worked and recorded with, The Rolling Stones, Chick Corea, Vanessa Williams, Paul Simon, Santana, Jack De Johnette, David Sanborn, George Benson, Tommy LePuma, Joe Sampler, Bill Cosby, the late Celia Cruz and Tito Puente, Cachao, Eddie Palmieri, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Richard Bona, Ravi Coltrane, Claudia Acuna, Nathalie Cole, Diana Krall, Roy Hardgrove, Giovanni Hidalgo, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Spanish Harlem Orchestra, Willie Colon and countless other high-profile music acts. Luisito Quintero brings all this knowledge, experience and history into the studio with him and together with Louie Vega created "EL YUNQUE" for the world to embrace!
“El Yunque” is a single chosen from the new upcoming Louie Vega Starring…. Album which will have its official release in March 2015. Get ready to be transported to the deep, sexy, percussive universe of Quintero & Vega.