Masters At Work

Masters At Work

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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, which had been given to them by mutual friend, Todd Terry (who recorded several tracks under that name in the 1980s), in 1990. Cousin to Eric Vega, popular event creator and promoter in New York City.
The duo has also produced music together under the names MAW, KenLou, Sole Fusion, 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 vast 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, Madonna, Donna Summer, Gus Gus, Jody Watley, Janet Jackson, Jamiroquai, Earth Wind & Fire, and Stephanie Mills.
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Masters At Work Discography

Albums

CS-2006 Masters At Work The Album (Album) Cutting Records CS-2006 US 1993 Sell This Version
BNCY-25 India Featuring Masters At Work India Featuring Masters At Work - Nuyorican Reproject(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) RMM Records, Soho Latino BNCY-25 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
TBCD 1536 Masters At Work Our Time Is Coming (Album) Tommy Boy TBCD 1536 Australia & New Zealand 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

NG-016 Masters At Work Power House Nu Groove Records NG-016 US 1989 Sell This Version
CR-255 Masters At Work Justa "Lil" Dope / Our Mute Horn Cutting Records CR-255 US 1991 Sell This Version
CR-246 Masters At Work Blood Vibes / Jump On It / The Ha Dance Cutting Records CR-246 US 1991 Sell This Version
AHR 410 Masters At Work / B. T. (Brenda Taylor)* Masters At Work / B. T. (Brenda Taylor)* - 69 Steps / You Can't Have Your Cake And Eat It Too(12") After Hour Records AHR 410 US 1991 Sell This Version
ESDJ 74341-2 MAW & Company* Featuring Xaviera Gold MAW & Company* Featuring Xaviera Gold - Gonna Get Back To You Esquire Records ESDJ 74341-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7559-64734-7 Tito Puente, Masters At Work Tito Puente, Masters At Work - Ran Kan Kan(7", Single) Elektra 7559-64734-7 France 1992 Sell This Version
NER 20068 Masters At Work Present New Yorican Soul* Masters At Work Present New Yorican Soul* - The Nervous Track Nervous Records NER 20068 US 1993 Sell This Version
UMM 115 Masters At Work Featuring India Masters At Work Featuring India - When You Touch Me (Maxi) Cutting Records UMM 115 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
BJ DJ 102 Björk, Masters At Work Björk, Masters At Work - Björk Meets The Masters At Work(10", Promo) One Little Indian BJ DJ 102 UK 1993 Sell This Version
FTR 3819-6 Masters At Work Featuring Screechie Dan* Masters At Work Featuring Screechie Dan* - Give It To Me (Maxi) Cutting Records FTR 3819-6 France 1993 Sell This Version
CR-277 Masters At Work Featuring India Masters At Work Featuring India - I Can't Get No Sleep (Single, Maxi) Cutting Records CR-277 US 1993 Sell This Version
UMM 112 Masters At Work Can't Stop The Rhythm(12") UMM UMM 112 Italy 1993 Sell This Version
FTI 34T Masters At Work Presents People Underground Masters At Work Presents People Underground - My Love(12") Freetown Inc FTI 34T UK 1994 Sell This Version
CR-314 Masters At Work Get Up (Remixes) Cutting Records CR-314 US 1994 Sell This Version
SO 20140 W.A.M.* The Drum(12") Sorted Records SO 20140 US 1995 Sell This Version
NE20133, NE20133-1 Masters At Work Present Nuyorican Soul Masters At Work Present Nuyorican Soul - Mind Fluid (Maxi) Nervous Records, Nervous Records NE20133, NE20133-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
MAW 800 Masters At Work MAW Sampler MAW Records MAW 800 US 1997 Sell This Version
R-9720447 Masters At Work Featuring India Masters At Work Featuring India - La India Con La Voe / To Be In Love(12") RMM Records R-9720447 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
MAW 021 MAW* To Be In Love (Single, Maxi) MAW Records MAW 021 US 1997 Sell This Version
MAW 016 MAW* La India Con La Voe (Viva Puerto Rico)(12") MAW Records MAW 016 US 1997 Sell This Version
MAW 024 MAW* Featuring Louis Salinas* MAW* Featuring Louis Salinas* - Pienso En Ti (I Think Of You) MAW Records MAW 024 US 1998 Sell This Version
MAW 801 Masters At Work Beats Vol. 1 & 2(2x12") MAW Records MAW 801 US 1998 Sell This Version

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rosscoe0207

rosscoe0207

July 8, 2011
Most aptly titled artists. MAW's productions cannot be touched.
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

June 20, 2011
It was like the air went out of the balloon when MAW stopped releasing tracks. I wish these two fellas could get back and do a few tracks again for old times sake because i miss those times.
Kee-Lo

Kee-Lo

April 9, 2003
Kenny Dope and Lil' Louis Vega make MAW, Masters At Work, and what masters they are. They seem to bring any song to life with their remixes, and make great uplifting dance music with latin and jazz elements. They are masters on the decks too, they know how to liven up a party and their sets are spot on, and the mixing is superb. I can't really say a wrong word about them, great artists with obvious talent.

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