Masters at Work

Masters at Work
Also known as MAW
Sole Fusion
Nuyorican Soul
Origin New York, New York, USA
Genres House, garage, Nuyorican Soul
Years active 1990–present
Labels Cutting Records (1993)
MAW Records (1998–present)
Tommy Boy Entertainment
Giant Step/Blue Thumb/GRP/MCA Records
Associated acts India
Lil' Mo' Yin Yang
Tony Humphries
Members "Little" Louie Vega
Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez
Past members Todd Terry
Notable instruments
Drum machine
Electronic keyboard

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.




Masters at Work

Nuyorican Soul


Groove Box

Other aliases

Productions for other artists

Mixed compilations

Selected remixes

See also

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