Music has been in Anané™’s blood since her childhood in Santiago, capital of West African Cape Verde. Soon, Anané™ brought her talents to New York City armed with nothing more than a bag full of clothes and a heart full of dreams.

AUGUST 10 ANANÉ at ACADIE CLUB (Scalea, Italy)

AUGUST 10 ANANÉ at ACADIE CLUB (Scalea, Italy)

AUGUST 5 ANANÉ at 51 STATE FESTIVAL (LONDON)

AUGUST 5 ANANÉ at 51 STATE FESTIVAL (LONDON)

WED JULY 5 ROOTSNYC PRESENTS ANANÉ'S NULU MOVEMENT - RELASE PARTY OF "BATTITO PROFONDO"

WED JULY 5 ROOTSNYC PRESENTS ANANÉ’S NULU MOVEMENT – RELASE PARTY OF “BATTITO PROFONDO”

Wednesday July 5th RootsNYC presents Nulu Movement at Cielo with Anane Vega, Louie Vega and Christian Mantini. Video and digital release party of “Battito Profondo” by Anané Vega Feat. Danny Losito, including a special remix from Grammy Award winner Louie Vega and a remix of Simone Barbaresi. Check the link...
Anané Vega Feat. Danny Losito - Battito Profondo

Anané Vega Feat. Danny Losito – Battito Profondo

Every once in a blue moon there comes a release that is pure magic and has us elated with joy to share it with the world, “Battito Profondo (Deep Beat)” with Anané Vega feat. Danny Losito is just that, a beautiful, poetic, inspiring duet by two artists with a rich...
JUNE 30 ANANÉ at VAMOS HAVANA (Cuba)

JUNE 30 ANANÉ at VAMOS HAVANA (Cuba)

JUNE 17 ANANÉ at TEN CLUB (Gallipoli,ITA)

JUNE 17 ANANÉ at TEN CLUB (Gallipoli,ITA)

JUNE 10 ANANÉ at MINISTRY OF SOUND (London,UK)

JUNE 10 ANANÉ at MINISTRY OF SOUND (London,UK)

JUNE 9 ANANÉ at PENELOPE A MARE (Pescara,ITA)

JUNE 9 ANANÉ at PENELOPE A MARE (Pescara,ITA)

MAY 11 ANANÉ at BOILER ROOM (NYC)

MAY 11 ANANÉ at BOILER ROOM (NYC)

“Beyond The Label” Featured On Soundwall

“Beyond The Label” Featured On Soundwall

“Beyond The Label” Featured On Soundwall After the “Spot Light” on label feature by Traxsource (http://bit.ly/2n1d5fH), here is another special interview to read and go deeper inside ANANESWORLD and her brands NuluMusic Nyc, Nulu Electronic, Nulu Movement by our manager Christian Mantini, talking in depth about our world from his...
"Spotlight" on my label Nulu by Traxsource

“Spotlight” on my label Nulu by Traxsource

“Spotlight” on my label Nulu by Traxsource Traxsource’s intro: Our label spotight series focuses this week on Anané Vega’s New York-based Nulu imprint! Nulu Music has been firing out consistent Afro flavoured beats for the last 8 years… check the link and have a read http://bit.ly/2n1d5fH Enjoy.
May 12 ANANÉ VEGA presents NULU MOVEMENT at Le Bain (NYC)

May 12 ANANÉ VEGA presents NULU MOVEMENT at Le Bain (NYC)

Nulu Movement comes back to Le Bain at The Standard, High Line, Friday May 12, after an amazing party last February we are excited to give you another night not to be missed with Anané Vega, Christian Mantini, Sa’D Ali, Kafele (Live), Koku Gonza (Live). For more info: http://bit.ly/2pjm22X See...
Anané Vega Presents “Nulu Movement” at Yuca - Miami WMC 2017

Anané Vega Presents “Nulu Movement” at Yuca – Miami WMC 2017

Anané Vega presents “Nulu Movement” bringing together her own labels Nulu & Nulu Electronic to showcase the best music, djs, producers and artists gathering from around the world to represent the sound of what NuLu & NuLu Electronic is. Friday March 24th /// 10pm – 5am /// “Nulu Movement” at...
February 11 Anané's Nulu Movement Radio Show on HouseFm.net, 1 Year Anniversary

February 11 Anané’s Nulu Movement Radio Show on HouseFm.net, 1 Year Anniversary

It has been one year of Nulu Movement on HouseFMdotNet and I’m truly grateful for all the love and support coming from everyone worldwide. It has become a beautiful community of friends, family and fans gathering together to listen and chat in the Shoutbox, this is an uplifting and empowering example...
FEBRUARY 24 ANANÉ VEGA presents NULU MOVEMENT at LE BAIN (NYC)

FEBRUARY 24 ANANÉ VEGA presents NULU MOVEMENT at LE BAIN (NYC)

Nulu Movement comes back to Le Bain at The Standard, High Line, Friday February 24, after an amazing party last November we are excited to give you another night not to be missed with Anané Vega, Christian Mantini & Jihad Muhammad. For more info http://bit.ly/2jZ6GOl See you on the dance...
JANUARY 6 ANANÉ VEGA at Circle Club (Mialno, ITA)

JANUARY 6 ANANÉ VEGA at Circle Club (Mialno, ITA)

NOVEMBER 18 ANANÉ VEGA presents NULU MOVEMENT at LE BAIN (NYC)

NOVEMBER 18 ANANÉ VEGA presents NULU MOVEMENT at LE BAIN (NYC)

It is with great pleasure that I bring you “Nulu Movement” home to NYC!! You’ve been hearing about it, listening to it weekly on House FM dot Net now come experience it!! Friday November 18 at Le Bain at The Standard, High Line!! So so excited to have some of...
OCTOBER 29 ANANÉ VEGA at KLAB (Aversa, CE)

OCTOBER 29 ANANÉ VEGA at KLAB (Aversa, CE)

ANANÉ - THE FIRST WYCONIC WOMAN - Read more

ANANÉ – THE FIRST WYCONIC WOMAN – Read more

“It is with great honor and excitement that I am able to announce this amazing collaboration with WyconCosmetics called, The Anané Wyconic Collection. Founded in 2009 and with nearly 150 stores nationwide throughout Italy, Wycon is the brand that enhances the beauty of women of all ages and demographics. This...
AUGUST 20 ANANÉ VEGA at IL TRAPPETO (Monopoli)

AUGUST 20 ANANÉ VEGA at IL TRAPPETO (Monopoli)

AUGUST 7 "SUNSET RITUAL" WITH ANANÉ & LOUIE VEGA AT PENELOPE A MARE (Pescara)

AUGUST 7 “SUNSET RITUAL” WITH ANANÉ & LOUIE VEGA AT PENELOPE A MARE (Pescara)

Ticket available on eventbrite.it /// www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-penelope-a-mare-welcomes-sunset-ritual-with-anane-louie-vega-26752160432
AUGUST 6 ANANÉ AT 51st STATE FESTIVAL 2016 (London)

AUGUST 6 ANANÉ AT 51st STATE FESTIVAL 2016 (London)

AUGUST 2 ANANÉ AT GRACELAND (Greece)

AUGUST 2 ANANÉ AT GRACELAND (Greece)

JULY 31 ANANÉ AT UMBRELLAS (Greece)

JULY 31 ANANÉ AT UMBRELLAS (Greece)

JULY 22 ANANÉ AT SHED CLUB (Busto Arstizio, VA)

JULY 22 ANANÉ AT SHED CLUB (Busto Arstizio, VA)

JULY 2 ANANÉ VEGA AT MARINA CLUB, (Jesolo, ITA)

JULY 2 ANANÉ VEGA AT MARINA CLUB, (Jesolo, ITA)

AUGUST 13 ANANÉ VEGA AT LA SUERTE, (Palinuro, ITA)

AUGUST 13 ANANÉ VEGA AT LA SUERTE, (Palinuro, ITA)

JUNE 22 ANANÉ VEGA AT ROOTS, CIELO (New York)

JUNE 22 ANANÉ VEGA AT ROOTS, CIELO (New York)

ANANÉ VEGA SUMMER TOUR 2016

ANANÉ VEGA SUMMER TOUR 2016

JUNE 8 ANANÉ VEGA AT BOILER ROOM (New York)

JUNE 8 ANANÉ VEGA AT BOILER ROOM (New York)

Madame X vs Christian Mantini – Feel The Rhythm

Madame X vs Christian Mantini – Feel The Rhythm

An alter ego allows an artist to express themselves openly from different perspectives and Madame X does just that with “Feel The Rhythm” for NuLu Electronic, a powerful track written and produced by Anané Vega and Christian Mantini. Madame X who is the alter ego of NuLu’s front woman Anané...
MAY 14 ANANÉ VEGA at CABANA (Hong Kong)

MAY 14 ANANÉ VEGA at CABANA (Hong Kong)

Anané Vega & Arnaud D Feat. Ade Alafia - Feeling Musick

Anané Vega & Arnaud D Feat. Ade Alafia – Feeling Musick

“Feeling Musick” is not just a track but an emotion coming from the soul, destined to be a soundtrack for the world of Nulu. Sentiments coming from Nulu label owner Anané Vega combined with Arnaud D and the ferocious & powerful voice of Ade Alafia create a track with a...
Anané Vega Presents “Nulu Movement” WMC 2016 Miami

Anané Vega Presents “Nulu Movement” WMC 2016 Miami

After 7 consecutive years, Anané Vega presents “Nulu Movement” once again to WMC 2016 at Tantra Lounge, bringing together her own labels Nulu & Nulu Electronic to showcase the best music, djs, producers and artists gathering from around the world to represent the sound of what NuLu & NuLu Electronic...
Anané presents "Nulu Movement" Radio Show on HouseFM.net / every Saturday

Anané presents “Nulu Movement” Radio Show on HouseFM.net / every Saturday

Anane’ presents “Nulu Movement” Radio Show, every Saturday on HouseFM.net where she will bring Nulu Music, Nulu electronic and the best music coming from around the world. // 14-16 UK // 15-17 Italy // 9am-11am NY // 6am-8am LA // ❤ Log in at www.housefm.net
January 29 Anané Vega Live Set on NYC House Radio (3PM & 9PM)

January 29 Anané Vega Live Set on NYC House Radio (3PM & 9PM)

Catch Anané Vega on NYC House Radio http://www.nychouseradio.com/
Anané Vega Live Set at Soshanguve 1st Sunday Festival (South Africa)

Anané Vega Live Set at Soshanguve 1st Sunday Festival (South Africa)

Spirit Motion & Black Motion hosted Anané Vega at Soshanguve 1st Sunday Festival (South Africa) Check and Listen Anané Vega Live Set on Soundcloud! Enjoy…
Anané Vega Top 10 Podcast 2015 on Soundwall SNTLS

Anané Vega Top 10 Podcast 2015 on Soundwall SNTLS

Anané Vega podcast chosen on Soundwall as Top 10 for 2015 /// Podcast / SNTLS /// Check and Listen here: SNTLS #24: Anané by (Sntls) By Soundwall on Mixcloud
Anané Vega on Top 100 Afro House Artists of 2015 by Traxsource

Anané Vega on Top 100 Afro House Artists of 2015 by Traxsource

Hailing from an island just off the West Coast of Africa, Anané is a singer, songwriter, producer and DJ. She also runs her own NuLu and NuLu Electronic imprints. Her trademark sound saw releases on Vega Records, Defected and Size. Her work with Louie Vega saw the sublime ‘BSC’, whilst...
ANANÉ VEGA CHRISTMAS TOUR 2015/16 - New York (US), Casablanca (Marocco), Napoli (Italy), Palombaio (Italy), Foggia (Italy), Soshanguve (South Africa)

ANANÉ VEGA CHRISTMAS TOUR 2015/16 – New York (US), Casablanca (Marocco), Napoli (Italy), Palombaio (Italy), Foggia (Italy), Soshanguve (South Africa)

Countdown… Anané is ready to bring the joy spreading to Nulu and Nulu Electronic Music around the world. Check the tour and meet Anané in your city. Dec 16 – Roots at Cielo – New York (US), Dec 18 – Maison B – Casablanca (Marocco), Dec 23 – Joia –...
DECEMBER 23 ANANÉ VEGA at JOIA (Napoli, Italy)

DECEMBER 23 ANANÉ VEGA at JOIA (Napoli, Italy)

DECEMBER 25 ANANÉ VEGA at CHIASCIA (Palombaio, Italy)

DECEMBER 25 ANANÉ VEGA at CHIASCIA (Palombaio, Italy)

December 7th, 10.30pm (CET) Anané Vega interview on Radio Studio Piu' (The Program)

December 7th, 10.30pm (CET) Anané Vega interview on Radio Studio Piu’ (The Program)

Monday Dec 7th, 10.30pm (CET) Anané Vega on Radio Studio Piu’ – The Dance Station with a special interview. Don’t miss #TheProgram
Relive “Nulu Movement” ADE Amsterdam 2015 by Anané Vega

Relive “Nulu Movement” ADE Amsterdam 2015 by Anané Vega

Check the video and relive “Nulu Movement” Ade Amsterdam 2015
Relive “Nulu Night” Miami WMC 2015 by Anané Vega

Relive “Nulu Night” Miami WMC 2015 by Anané Vega

Check the video and relive “Nulu Night” Miami WMC 2015
NOVEMBER 27 ANANÉ VEGA at CLUB MOUSAI (Philadelphia)

NOVEMBER 27 ANANÉ VEGA at CLUB MOUSAI (Philadelphia)

OCTOBER 17 ANANE’ VEGA NULU MUSIC AND NULU ELECTRONIC Presents "NULU MOVEMENT" ADE AMSTERDAM

OCTOBER 17 ANANE’ VEGA NULU MUSIC AND NULU ELECTRONIC Presents “NULU MOVEMENT” ADE AMSTERDAM

FOR THE FIRST TIME AT ADE SATURDAY 17 OCTOBER 2015   ANANÉ VEGA NULU MUSIC & NULU ELECTRONIC PRESENTS   “NULU MOVEMENT” ADE AMSTERDAM 2015    10.30PM – 5AM AT ROSE’S CANTINA (TWO FLOORS OF MUSIC…NuLu & NuLu Electronic SYMULTANEOUSLY!!!)   Line-up: ANANÉ VEGA – CHRISTIAN MANTINI – MANOO – RANCIDO – DIEPHUIS...
AUGUST 23 ANANÉ VEGA at MARINA CLUB (Jesolo)

AUGUST 23 ANANÉ VEGA at MARINA CLUB (Jesolo)

AUGUST 22 ANANÉ VEGA at CAPOLINEA (Manfredonia)

AUGUST 22 ANANÉ VEGA at CAPOLINEA (Manfredonia)

AUGUST 14 ANANÉ VEGA at BARRAGE (Zakinthos)

AUGUST 14 ANANÉ VEGA at BARRAGE (Zakinthos)

August 1, ANANÉ at TRAPPETO (Monopoli)

August 1, ANANÉ at TRAPPETO (Monopoli)

August 2, ANANÉ & LOUIE VEGA "SUNSET RITUAL" at PENELOPE A MARE PESCARA (ITA)

August 2, ANANÉ & LOUIE VEGA “SUNSET RITUAL” at PENELOPE A MARE PESCARA (ITA)

More info: www.facebook.com/events/461078394080081/
June 10 ANANÉ VEGA EXCLUSIVE MIX ON RADIO 105 INDAKLUBB

June 10 ANANÉ VEGA EXCLUSIVE MIX ON RADIO 105 INDAKLUBB

Listen live 00:00AM Ita // 6PM Usa http://www.105.net/sezioni/743/105-indaklubb
July 1 ANANE’ at ROOTS NYC - Cielo Club

July 1 ANANE’ at ROOTS NYC – Cielo Club

June 14 ANANÉ at MARINA CLUB (Jesolo) - ITA

June 14 ANANÉ at MARINA CLUB (Jesolo) – ITA

June 12 ANANÉ at PENELOPE A MARE (Pescara) - ITA

June 12 ANANÉ at PENELOPE A MARE (Pescara) – ITA

ANANE' VEGA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on TRAXSOURCE

ANANE’ VEGA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW on TRAXSOURCE

Exclusively Interview w/ Anané on Taxsource http://news.traxsource.com/articles/1843/exclusively-interview-w-anane
ANANE' VEGA Presents NULU NIGHT - WMC 2015

ANANE’ VEGA Presents NULU NIGHT – WMC 2015

Yes yes ya’ll its about that time….WMC 2015…Anané Vega presents “NuLu Night” at Tantra Lounge…musical selectors Anané Vega (Cabo Verde), Uhuru (South Africa), Xtrio (Angola) and very special guest Grammy winner Louie Vega (Bronx born Nurorican) with surprise live Afro-Latin percussions!!! NuLu Music has been at the forefront of Afro-House...
ANANE' & LOUIE VEGA - SUNSET RITUAL - Music Summit at St. Moritz on top of the wonderous Alps

ANANE’ & LOUIE VEGA – SUNSET RITUAL – Music Summit at St. Moritz on top of the wonderous Alps

Sunset Ritual created by Anané & Louie Vega is the ultimate conceptual outdoor party. Whether on beaches in Ibiza, Greece, Italy and the Mediterranean, Sunset Ritual is about bridging people and styles of music together in an artistic form while in the most amazing ambience and space to hear such...
ANANE' remake "Parole Parole" - Soundwall Premiere

ANANE’ remake “Parole Parole” – Soundwall Premiere

A classic is sticky. We hum it on the go and keep it on repeat. A classic is timeless perfection. It encapsulates a moment, a mood, or a memory. A classic should be admired, but maybe not touched. Well…just maybe. Parole Parole is a classic song by one of Italy’s’...
ANANE' presents - TRANSCENDING - Soundwall (SNTLS) #24

ANANE’ presents – TRANSCENDING – Soundwall (SNTLS) #24

A mix isn’t the definition of who I am as an artist but merely a small glimpse through a window of an entire musical universe. My two-hour set speaks for what I feel in this present moment but what is inside me is a galaxy of music, spanning from genres,...
DEC 21, ANANE' at LA MELA (ITA)

DEC 21, ANANE’ at LA MELA (ITA)

DEC 20, ANANE' at CHIASCIA (ITA)

DEC 20, ANANE’ at CHIASCIA (ITA)

MOON RITUAL featuring ANANE & LOUIE VEGA

MOON RITUAL featuring ANANE & LOUIE VEGA

  advance tickets available at :http://www.wantickets.com/events/ShowEvent.aspx?eventId=168352
Sunset Ritual Compilation selected and mixed by Anane & Louie Vega

Sunset Ritual Compilation selected and mixed by Anane & Louie Vega

Sunset Ritual Compilation selected and mixed by Anane & Louie Vega now available on Vega Record digital store. http://shop.vegarecords.net/products/sunset-ritual-compilation You can now purchase the physical CD right here!!http://shop.vegarecords.net/products/sunset-ritual-triple-cd-dvd-compilation   ALL ALBUM PURCHASES INCLUDE DOWNLOAD OF FULL CD1 & CD2 MIXES Press Release Anané and Louie Vega’s latest album is the...
Anane – Eu So Amor (Antonello Coghe & DJ Garphie Mixes)

Anane – Eu So Amor (Antonello Coghe & DJ Garphie Mixes)

  Anane – Eu So Amor (Antonello Coghe & DJ Garphie Mixes) Out Now http://www.traxsource.com/title/306712/eu-so-amor-antonello-coghe-and-dj-garphie-mixes
Interview for DJMAG Italy

Interview for DJMAG Italy

Anane feat. Roberto Cavalli “Love To Love You Baby”

Anane feat. Roberto Cavalli “Love To Love You Baby”

Anane feat. Roberto Cavalli “Love To Love You Baby” Listen Buy/Now (NEW YORK) _ Vega Records unveils a well-crafted remix package in sync with the cover of the Donna Summer classic, Love to Love You Baby, by Anane featuring legendary fashion impresario Roberto Cavalli. Take a trailblazing journey with the...
ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL 4 (STANDING IN LINE, WALKING ON THIN ICE, ELLE UM MUDGER)

ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL 4 (STANDING IN LINE, WALKING ON THIN ICE, ELLE UM MUDGER)

ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL 4 (STANDING IN LINE, WALKING ON THIN ICE, ELLE UM MUDGER) Remixers: Louie Vega, Josh Milan, David Harness, Danny Krivit (Edit) Antonello Coghe & Rancido, Wahoo, Sebastien Grand & Alex Finkin, Fabio Genito  
ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL. 3

ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL. 3

Ananesworld Remix Collection Vol 3 OUT NOW ON TRAXSOURCE!!! Remixes by Louie Vega, Todd terry, Antonello coghe & Rancido, Sebastien Grand, Jose Marquez, Masterkev & Tony Loreto, Giuseppe Surace Spellband, Dino Mfu Scarpa, Djeff Afrozila, Silyvi Silva, Marquito.
ANANE'S DJ MIX APP

ANANE’S DJ MIX APP

Anané Vega DJ mix app by Mix.dj Discover and listen to Anané’s latests DJ mixes in addition to realtime news, events and contact informations. DOWNLOAD FOR FREE NOW
ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL. 2

ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL. 2

  ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL. 2 Singles: Let Me Love You and Bem Ma Mi (August 2011) (NEW YORK) – ANANESWORLD REMIX COLLECTION VOL. 2 delivers pure heat for the summer with a string of innovative revisions to Bem Ma Mi, the first full release single from Anane’s debut album...

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Sunset Ritual Compilation selected and mixed by Anane & Louie Vega
now available on Vega Record digital store.

http://shop.vegarecords.net/products/sunset-ritual-compilation

You can now purchase the physical CD right here!!
http://shop.vegarecords.net/products/sunset-ritual-triple-cd-dvd-compilation

 
ALL ALBUM PURCHASES INCLUDE DOWNLOAD OF FULL CD1 & CD2 MIXES
Press Release

Anané and Louie Vega’s latest album is the first installment of their conjoined musical experience on the decks, Sunset Ritual. On land, Sunset Ritual is a half-day conceptual party at beach clubs where both artists dee-jay simultaneously, combining live entertainment from their musical peers to bring their favorite global sounds to the ears of their dancing fans worldwide. Anané describes the experience in the following, “Depending on what we play and the direction we go in musically, that is what sets the tone for the party. We feed off of each other, but we get to express ourselves individually.” Louie shares how the audience benefits from this distinct chemistry, “The fact that I’m doing this with my life partner, it brings out something special, the way the music is played, and the sentiment we have for each other, the crowd feels that.” These two artists come together as one during their live Sunset Ritual performances and this chemistry extends to their 2014 double CD / DVD release featuring Anané mixing on CD 1, Louie taking on the responsibilities for CD 2. The DVD contains scenes captured from past Sunset Ritual festivities.

 


Upon listening to the Sunset Ritual CD /DVD, it’s immediately evident that these two artists are masters at creating vibes that are distinct to them, yet can meld together in a frictionless manner. Their energy works together in a special way and the sum is truly better than the individual pieces. Anané beautifully describes the dynamics between them two, “There are moments while djing together, between all this new technology, we got it going for a minute or two, and we just look at each other and it’s just this feeling of wow that was hot.” The DVD captures some of those moments while providing priceless commentary from the artists themselves.

The Sunset Ritual brand is Anané and Louie Vega coming together as one. Their parties take place at exclusive international beach clubs or resorts, start at dusk and continue until midnight. “You get the best of both – the day into the sunset and the night with stars shining above,” says Louie. The experience is unlike any other in that two DJs are playing simultaneously for the crowd while also providing a wonderful selection of live entertainment from top singers and musicians, with art also intertwined throughout the night. They don’t just click buttons; together, they put on a theatrical performance that brings out the music inside them, the music of the world, music that is good times, music that is smart and yet so sexy, music that frees the dance floor and its occupants.

As soon as their music starts, you can feel ocean waves and a crisp sea breeze. You hear faint tipsy laughter. You feel sexy. It’s the Sunset Ritual experience in the comfort of your car, home, or headphones. The DVD experience even allows you to enjoy a combination of music while playing wonderful Sunset Ritual visuals on your home entertainment system at your next house party.

CD 1 (mixed by Anané Vega) features compelling vocal samples that lift the music and give it an air of spirituality and optimism. Captivating synths and melodies brand the music in your memory, as diverse percussive arrangements drive the music forward. It’s the best in World Dance Music and Afro-tech sounds, which Anane’s imprint label Nulu (along with partner Antonello Coghe) and through their music releases helped pioneer and expose to the world at large. At times the percussive patterns berate you as you start thinking about sitting down, “Get up!!!,” they say. You oblige. The patterns are that compelling. The diversity in energy is astounding. As the music unites you with fellow partiers, spoken word samples invite you to unite with fellow humans and the world at large.

 

“We rise up with grace, we rise up with bass.

We rise up with grace, we rise up with bass.

Every hand that ever played the drum is with us.

Every mouth that blew that note is with us.

This is struggle music, this is survival music.

This is shift the paradigm and justice music.

This is liberation music, this is freedom music.

Freedom music, struggle music.

Freedom music, struggle music.”

 

CD 2 (mixed by Louie Vega) takes you to a diversity of destinations. The sounds of house are ever present with a mixture of disco vibes, dubs, jazz, deep house and Brazilian influences infused throughout. Louie also revisits his Nuyorican Soul days with Fania-inspired four floor street sounds that transport listeners to a summery evening in The Bronx, Spanish Harlem or Washington Heights. The diversity in sounds is delivered as only Louie can do. At times the audience can jive out to Hector LaVoe (“Mi Gente”) or Roberto Roena (“Good Things Cosa Buena”), which are actual collaborations with Vega. Or you can get close on the dance floor to the sexy and sultry sounds of Anané and The Elements of Life with a disco slash jazz twist in “You Came Into My Life.” The CD’s energy mirrors the actual energy of a Sunset Ritual night.

Anané and Louie Vega both bring distinct musical choices to their first conjoined DJ mix release. However, unlike water and oil, their artistic choices gel together. They spread the message of love and unity, while allowing you to party like it’s a Saturday night, but in the sunset. Their collective purpose is to promote unity and fun through music. Their paths to arrive at this goal are distinct, yet the manner in which they come together is what makes them different.

What further distinguishes this release is the included DVD, which features commentary from both Anané and Louie Vega and amazing scenes from their Sunset Ritual festivities. Viewers can expect an insider’s perspective on the Puerto Rican and Cape Verdean influences behind their concept and both DJs’ thoughts on what differentiates them. The DVD is divided intro three chapters; Chapter 1 is à la documentary exposé on the Sunset Ritual experience, Chapter 2 provides Sunset Ritual visuals to accompany the mixing of Anané and Louie, while Chapter 3 delivers wonderful testimonials by past guests at Sunset Ritual, which include David Morales, Duane Harden, Zepherin Saint (Tribe Records), Lisa Fischer, and many more.
Sunset Ritual is about bridging people and styles of music in an artistic form while in the most amazing atmosphere and space to hear such music- on the earth and under the skies. Anané describes the magic, “We’re about bringing people together to create a vibe and an atmosphere, and a ritual of music that people get lost in. Between Louie and I and the different music we play, we take you on a journey.” And the DVD does just that! From exotic and exclusive destinations in Ibiza to Italy, the Sunset Ritual DVD serves as the perfect primer on what the experience is all about and the magic you can expect by attending their parties in the future. Plans for future Sunset Ritual destinations are also divulged, so be sure to watch the DVD when you purchase your copy of Sunset Ritual.

 

Anane Vega CD1

1. Anane & Louie Vega “Sunset Ritual Intro”

2. Agev Munsen Remix Feat. Anane “Ubatuba”

3. Alpha & Olmega Feat. Siyabonga Khoza “My Crying Soul”

4. Zinhle Feat. Busiswa Gqulu “My Name Is” (Renato Xtrova Remix)

5. DJ X-Trio Feat. Luzolo “Africa” (Filipe Narciso’s Mix)

6. Monocles & Slezz “Umba Kayo” (Problem Child Ten83 Drummerville Mix)

7. DJeff & Silyvi Feat. Mamukueno “Tambuleno”

8. Pablo Fierro “San Borondon” (Canary Mix 2012)

9. Pablo Fierro “Al Andalus” (Edmund Jazzy Vibe Mix)

10. Seyi Olagunju & Papy K “The Edo Messengers” (Antonello Coghe & DJ Garphie’s Newgeria Mix)

11. Irfan Rainy & Baba Israel “Freedom Music” (Black Motion Aquarian Mix)

12. Problem Child Ten83 “Barobosi Chant”

13. Anane “Plastic People” (Nulu DUB)

14. TLDREAMZ Feat. DJeff “Undi Da Ka Panha” (DJeff Kazukuta Remix)

15. Mzee Feat. Malatji “Ancestral Calling” (Rancido Deep Journey Mix)

 

LOUIE VEGA CD 2

1. Louie Vega Starring Duane Harden “Never Stop” (Red Zone Mix)

2. Adam Rios Feat. Tiger Wilson On Keys “Distant Chords”

3. Elements of Life Feat. Anane Vega “You Came Into My Life” (Roots NYC Long Mix)

4. Ralf Gum Feat. Jon Pierce & Kafele “Never” (Louie Vega EOL Mix)

5. Louie Vega Starring Bucie “Angels Are Watching Me” (Roots Mix)

6. Honeysweet “Big Bro. Esteban”

7. Honeysweet “Fort Greene’s Theme”

8. Elements of Life “Barbara Ann”

9. Louie Vega Starring Roberto Roena “Good Things (Cosa Buena)” (Sunset Ritual Mix)

10. Hector Lavoe “Mi Gente” (Louie Vega EOL DUB)

11. Honeysweet “ATL”

12. Josh Milan “Thinking About Your Body” (Louie Vega Mix)

13. Terrance Parker Feat. Reno Ka “Finally (Baby Be Mine)” (Louie Vega Remix)

14. Louie Vega Starring Bucie “Angels Are Watching Me” (UN Old School DUB)

15. Louie Vega Starring Jesse Jackson “Crack The Code” (Sunset Ritual Mix)

16. Adam Rios “Deep Tech 5″

 

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