Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band feat. Patrick Adams – Barely Breaking Even – 12″ Doublepack Vinyl (Picture Sleeve) – LIMITED EDITION

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For BBE Music’s landmark 500th release, the label joins forces with Louie Vega, Leroy Burgess and Patrick Adams to revisit ‘Barely Breaking Even’, the iconic track after which the label is named.

Coaxed into the studio together by BBE founder Peter Adarkwah, Grammy winning House music hero Louie Vega, arranger extraordinaire and New York disco royalty Patrick Adams, plus the song’s original writer (and king of boogie) Leroy Burgess soon got to work. Even given the caliber of those involved in this special session, the results are simply exceptional.

Featuring live strings by The Apple Hill String Quartet arranged by Adams and Burgess, Vega’s ‘Boogie Mix’ stays faithful to the Universal Robot Band original, with potent vocal performances and a tough new groove for 2019.

It was at the string recording session for the boogie version that Louie Vega unveiled his ‘NYC House Mix’ to the assembled musicians, at which point he and Leroy Burgess quickly arranged a brand new horn section and re-wrote the song’s melody to compliment the track’s accelerated pace. What the team emerged with is so much more than a remix- it’s a unified call-back to two golden eras; that of disco-boogie and that of New York House. And it’s beautiful.

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Track Listing

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No. Track Preview
01. Barely Breaking Even – Louie Vega Boogie Mix Listen

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01. Barely Breaking Even – Louie Vega NYC House Remix (Instrumental) Listen

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No. Track Preview
01. Barely Breaking Even – Louie Vega Boogie Mix (Instrumental) Listen

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No. Track Preview
01. Barely Breaking Even – Louie Vega NYC House Remix Listen

Additional information

input date 14th September 2019
artist

Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band feat. Patrick Adams

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Vinyl

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