Pure Percussive Pleasure

Kenny and Louie’s joyous retro reboots dominate clubs and living rooms alike

Gotham’s hippest and happiest underground nightlife owes its origins to the ever-streetwise and affable duo of Brooklyn’s Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez and Bronx-bred “Little” Louie Vega, known officially (and appropriately) as Masters at Work. Consider Vega’s parties at Cielo, co-produced by West End Records honcho Kevin Hedge and attracting a who’s who of underground production talent from around the world, all dancing, drinking, slipping demos to the DJs, and networking like mad. Kenny, meanwhile, recently funked up the venue with a solo DJ set mixing r&b rarities with new and remixed tracks, days after his Masters at Work cohort returned from a festival stint in Europe. Continue reading “Pure Percussive Pleasure”