Titans of New York City’s vibrant and storied house scene, Louie Vega and The Martinez Brothers are two of dance music’s most influential acts. Back in July, we were proud to release their collaboration with vocalist Marc E. Bassy ‘Let It Go’, a dedication to NY’s rich Latin American dance music scene. It was no surprise a release like this would catch the attention of selectors of the highest order, with a number of producers keen to remix the soulful, groove-filled cut.

One of those producers was Australian hit maker Dom Dolla, whose remix currently resides at #3 on the Beatport Chart, also taking top spot on their House Chart. It was no surprise the powerhouse coupling of Louie Vega & The Martinez Brothers paired with Dom Dolla would make for a record brimming with house music muscle and production finesse.

Stream & download the Dom Dolla remix of 'Let It Go' HERE.

Since releasing his remix, we caught up with Dom to find out which tracks from Louie and The Martinez Brothers' vast catalogues have inspired him...

The Martinez brothers and Louie Vega are undeniably icons of the New York house scene with an influence that stretches much, much further. It was an honour to be asked to remix their latest collaboration ‘Let It Go’. To expand on their history and their influence on me, I’ve decided to share some of my favourite productions from TMB and LV from over the years.

Ben Watt - Lone Cat (Dennis Ferrer & Steve Martinez Re-Rub)

Dom: The chords and shuffling percussion behind this remix with TMB’s mentor Dennis Ferrer are what keeps bringing me back to this record. It’s a real lounge number for me I enjoy both on and off the dancefloor.

Tiga & The Martinez Brothers - Cleopatra

Dom: Love the vintage Roland cowbell and clap that rolls through this collaboration. Tiga’s conceptual prowess really gave this EP a brand new direction, even the artwork has a steezy feel to it. I’d love to hear another EP from these guys.

Jamie Jones & The Martinez Brothers - Bappi

Dom: I first heard this record at DC-10 last year. It was wall to wall vibes for Jamie’s set in the main room. The vocal sample is from the 1982 Bollywood blockbuster “Disco Dancer” by Parvati Khan but it’s the big synth riser in this track that lifted the dancefloor off its feet at the time. 

Louie Vega & Jay ‘Sinsister’ Sealee ft Julia McKnight - Diamond Life (Dance Ritual Mix)

Dom: I was introduced to Louie Vega’s records by my manager years ago as a young producer falling in love with house music. This one is an all time favourite of his I had to throw in there. Not to mention the video clip has me wishing I was living in NYC 20 years ago.

Masters Work ft India - To Be In Love

Dom: This is an absolute soul funk classic, released all the way back in 1999. Louie Vega’s project Masters of Work had a massive influence on the Melbourne clubbing community where I grew up, you’d be sure to hear a MAW record every weekend on Chapel Street in without fail.

Hardrive - Deep Inside

Dom: This record is just about the most famous of the bunch, Harddrive was Louie’s production alias all the way back in ‘93. 

The original vocal sample is from Barbara Tucker’s 'Beautiful People' which Louie also produced. Since then, it’s been repurposed many times, perhaps the most famous of the bunch on Kanye West’s 'Fade' in 2016.

Stream & download the Dom Dolla remix of 'Let It Go' HERE.