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Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band feat. Patrick Adams – Barely Breaking Even

by Louie Vega

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Second pressing expected on the 2nd of December.
    NOTE - If you order the 7" as well, both will be shipped together once the 2nd pressing is available. If you would like the 7" immediately please make a separate order.

    4 track 180g heavyweight double vinyl.
    Includes immediate download of the 14 track digital download.

    Tracklist:
    A. Barely Breaking Even - Louie Vega Boogie Mix
    B. Barely Breaking Even - Louie Vega NYC House Remix (Instrumental)
    C. Barely Breaking Even - Louie Vega Boogie Mix (Instrumental)
    D. Barely Breaking Even - Louie Vega NYC House Remix

    Includes unlimited streaming of Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band feat. Patrick Adams – Barely Breaking Even via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    shipping out on or around December 2, 2019
    Purchasable with gift card

      €25 EUR or more 

     

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €15 EUR  or more

     

  • Heavyweight Double Vinyl
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    4 track 180g heavyweight double vinyl. Includes download of the 14 track digital download.
    Tracklist:
    A. Barely Breaking Even - Louie Vega Boogie Mix
    B. Barely Breaking Even - Louie Vega NYC House Remix (Instrumental)
    C. Barely Breaking Even - Louie Vega Boogie Mix (Instrumental)
    D. Barely Breaking Even - Louie Vega NYC House Remix

    Includes unlimited streaming of Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band feat. Patrick Adams – Barely Breaking Even via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • 7" Dinked Vinyl ALIM006
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Limited edition 7" released on BBE's daughter label ALIM. Includes 14 track digital release download.
    Please note the release date of the 7" is October 4, 2019. If you do buy this with the 12", the whole package will be shipped on October 4th.

    Tracklist
    A1. Barely Breaking Even (Louie Vega Boogie Radio Edit)
    B1. Barely Breaking Even (Louie Vega Boogie Radio Edit Instrumental)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band feat. Patrick Adams – Barely Breaking Even via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

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.
– words by Will Sumsuch (5 Mag)

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released September 27, 2019

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