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In earlythe MAW duo issued the most high-profile release of its Masters At Work Blood Vibes The Ha Dance at least in terms of the music establishmenta self-titled full-length as Nuyorican Soul. The album mixed older singles with newer productions, and featured guest slots for vocalists like Jocelyn Masters At Work Blood Vibes The Ha Dance and India the latter of whom is also Vega 's wife plus producers like Todd Terry and Maurice Joshua. They debuted the guise on "The Nervous Track" Nervous Recordsgiving us a glimpse of the Nuyorican concept — a groove that wasn't just thumping beats but musically sophisticated and engaging as well. The title track boasts the inimitable influence of Roy Ayers on vibes and background vocals. Good For You Records.

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Blood Vibes. Can't Stop the Rhythm. When You Touch Me. All That. During the early '80s, both were noted DJs around New York, though Vega immersed himself in house and freestyle while Gonzalez entered the rap scene.

The separate interests came in handy later, as dance fan Vega concentrated on songwriting and groove-making while hip-hop head Gonzalez programmed beats and samples. In , he loaned out the name Masters at Work to Todd Terry for the single "Alright Alright" a huge club hit , then Terry returned the favor one year later by introducing him to Vega. After comparing notes, the pair decided that combining their wide range of influences could be an interesting experiment.

House production teams rarely released albums of their own productions under their own name, but a Masters at Work LP appeared in , on Cutting Records. The album mixed older singles with newer productions, and featured guest slots for vocalists like Jocelyn Brown and India the latter of whom is also Vega 's wife plus producers like Todd Terry and Maurice Joshua. These were artists who had no foothold in the dance world but, based on their collaborations with MAW, were given instant respect. In addition to their own solo departures — e.

Alternating between hard, head-nodding hip-hop and more inspired house tracks, it was their first album released under the Masters At Work name. They debuted the guise on "The Nervous Track" Nervous Records , giving us a glimpse of the Nuyorican concept — a groove that wasn't just thumping beats but musically sophisticated and engaging as well.

Released in , the self-titled album was a mix of exemplary salsa, jazz and soul musicians Roy Ayers, Eddie Palmieri, Jocelyn Brown. Yet while the album's cover songs gave a nod to their influences, nobody could have imagined the timelessness of the Nuyorican sound.

Our Time Is Coming Our Time Is Coming combines six new compositions with four popular MAW singles from recent years, all co-written, produced, arranged and mixed by Vega and Gonzalez, who recruited a number of friends and influences to add to the sessions. The title track boasts the inimitable influence of Roy Ayers on vibes and background vocals. Unfortunately, their hopes were dashed when Fela passed away in August It's rare to see artists push their creative impulses so consistently and with such acceptance, and even more rare to see it sustained for so long.

But as this album reveals, Vega and Gonzalez continue to do so with unequaled ability. If anything, the album's title is too appropriate, for as much as the artists have done in the last eleven years, there is certainly more that lies ahead. Latest Releases. To Be In Love feat. I Can't Get No Sleep feat.

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Vega and Gonzalez defiantly mix everything they can find — house, hip-hop, funk, disco, Latin, African and jazz — into a universal groove. Comprised of wonderful new compositions and a handful of their most popular singles from recent years, it is indicative of the ambitiously eclectic MAW sound: a vibrant dance groove culled from a mesh of Latin rhythms, jazz and soul. Vega and Gonzalez composed, produced and arranged the album's ten songs, using crafty studio work and live instrumentation and help from some regular collaborators India, Roy Ayers and a few special guests Patti Austin, James Ingram, Stephanie Mills.

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