Vega Records

The Way It Is

Kai & Kyle Featuring Selan

$5.99 Album
$5.99 Album
$5.99 Album
The Way It Is (Louie Vega Remix Main)
The Way It Is (Vega Groove Organ Dub)
The Way It Is (Vega Groove Dub)
The Way It Is (Louie Vega Remix Main Inst No Solos)
The Way It Is (Kai & Kyle Main Mix)
The Way It Is (Kai & Kyle Instrumental Mix)

The song kicks off with a heavy Latin percussive rhythm that is immediately followed by a fast-paced piano dance. It mimics the melody of the song’s most popular lyrics, but something in Vega’s version is different. It’s more uptempo, which makes complete sense as Vega is always blessing the world’s liveliest nightclubs with his production and curation.

Important to the song’s sound is Asia-based producers KAI & KYLE. Their contribution to Vega’s latest release is a full circle moment for the producer duo. Their debut on TOOLROOM Records garnered the support of legends like Kerri Chandler and MJ Cole. Individually with over 20 years of experience in the dance music scene, KAI & KYLE aim to deliver soulful deep house sound inspired by the likes of Vega’s group, Masters at Work. The two producers bring their musically diverse background in a unique soulful manner not often heard in the EDM dominated far East.

Another major contributor to “The Way It Is” is Selan Lerner, a musician, from Queens, NY, of Trinidadian and Jewish heritage. He is the song’s lead singer and checkmated all keyboards on the original KAI & KYLE version. He plays piano, synthesizers, trumpet, drums & programs drums; he is a producer, singer, songwriter, composer, and musical director. He’s been involved in Vega’s Nuyorican Soul, Elements of Life and has other numerous collaborations with Vega. He is a frequent collaborator with Kenny Dope, Spinna and has played in bands like Chic.

When thinking about the song’s impact, it’s important to make a note about its lyrics, which maintain the perfect blend of discontent and optimism. You can imagine Vega’s fans singing to each other as the popular lyrics play through the speaker. There will be a bond between Vega’s crowds when this song plays because they can all recollect a special moment in their lives when this song had a positive influence. When you pair that dynamic with Vega’s captive instrumentation and production, you immediately see that Vega has another hit on his hands.

Together, Vega, KAI & KYLE and Selan Lerner bring their own interpretations of the what the original song meant to them. They paired those experiences in production to create a gem of a remake.
Be sure to pick up “That Way It Is” at all digital outlets and coming on vinyl too! Also visit the Vega Records website to learn about upcoming Louie Vega performances & merchandise.

 

“THE WAY IT IS” KAI & KYLE FEATURING SELAN
PUBLISHING INFO: (B.R. HORNSBY) ZAPPO MUSIC
REMIX PRODUCED BY: LOUIE VEGA
LEAD VOCAL & BACKGROUND VOCALS: SELAN
MIX & RECORDING ENGINEER: YAS INOUE
KEYBOARDS & PIANO SOLO: AXEL TOSCA
CONGAS & PERCUSSION: LUISITO QUINTERO
ORGAN & SYNTH SOLO: SELAN
RECORDED & MIXED AT DADDY’S WORKSHOP, NJ
MASTERED BY: WALTER COEHLO

(KAI & KYLE REMAKE)“THE WAY IT IS” KAI & KYLE FEATURING SELAN
PUBLISHING INFO: (B.R. HORNSBY) ZAPPO MUSIC
PRODUCED BY: KAI & KYLE
LEAD VOCAL & BACKGROUND VOCALS: SELAN
KEYBOARDS: KYLE KIM & SELAN
DRUM PROGRAMMING: KYLE KIM
MIXING ENGINEER: WEN-KAI YING & TOM JESSOP (TRANSITION AUDIO)
MASTERED BY: WALTER COEHLO