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Louie Vega, Leroy Burgess and Patrick Adams remake Universal Robot Band’s ‘Barely Breaking Even’

Thanks to Resident Advisor for sharing the news of BBE500, Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band feat. Patrick Adams – Barely Breaking Even.

BBE will mark 500 releases with a Louie Vega, Leroy Burgess & Patrick Adams remake of the Universal Robot Band track that gave the label its name.

BBE founder Peter Adarkwah convinced Burgess—who made the 1982 original along with his Logg bandmates Sonny T. Davenport and James J. Calloway—to collaborate with Louie Vega and the legendary disco producer Patrick Adams on a new version of the iconic track. The trio’s two remakes look back to integral strands of New York City dance music culture with respective house and boogie mixes. Both feature live strings from the Apple Hill String Quartet, arranged by Adams and Burgess.

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