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Anyone who knows Lou Gorbea probably knows his roots are in dance (danced with American Ballet Theatre and other dance companies as a young man). Those who love his work will probably agree that his excellence as a DJ and producer spring from his dancer's intuitive understanding of how music moves people, both body and spirit. Lou's focus on audience response makes each of his sets unique and infuses his production work with an essence that can simply cannot be faked.
There are very few DJs that capture the imagination so thoroughly and this man is certainly one of those few. There are few who can cross genres fearlessly, Lou is most certainly one of them. Lou Gorbea is known as a DJ's DJ, Louie Vega introduced him during The Vega Family Get Together at Water Taxi Beach (2010) as his own personal favorite. If you haven't had a chance to be on a dance floor where Lou is spinning, check him out on http://www.podomatic.com/lgorbea.
This veteran DJ brings the soulful heat with a touch of Latin flavor, and a deep knowledge of music across genres and eras, incorporating diverse sounds such as classic rock, disco & R&B through Latin and House styles. He is famous for spinning electrifying old school sets and burning up the dance floor with a blend of the classic and the new. Lou Gorbea has been broadcast on NY stations like KISS FM & WBAI, on the internet via outlets like Cyberjamz, Downshiftradio/UMFM, UM Radio Web, as well as on the popular satellite radio broadcasts via XM Radio. A true veteran of the New York scene, Lou has graced the decks alongside some of the royalty of the House scene, including Louie Vega, Jellybean Benitez, Victor Simonelli, Bobby & Steve, Joey Llanos and David DePino. He has played in such famous NY venues as Discothèque, Pacha, Copacabana, Union Square Ballroom, Shelter NYCity, Bar 13, Santos Playhouse, Cielo, Water Taxi Beach, and Webster Hall. His travels have included gigs in places like the Winter Music Conference (Miami, FL), and overseas in places like "Il Ciclope" (Marina de Camerota, Italy), Egg (U.K.), Ministry of Sound (UK), Club 00, Living Room and Studio One (Naples), One Happy Cloud (Athens), and Cava Paradiso (Mykonos, Greece.)
Lou has also made guest appearances at Weequahic Park and Lincoln Park (Newark, New Jersey). Tambor (Atlanta), Solid Garage, (Toronto), Utopia (Boston) and recently for Mi Casa Holiday 2014, (Playa Del Carmen, Mexico).
Lou's production work is a testimony to the depth of his knowledge about music and what moves people's minds and spirits. His DJ resumé speaks for itself, as does the body of his production work, from his amazing collaboration with The Temple Dynasty & Chris Perez on "Keep Rising" through his work with Anané on her cover of Yoko Ono's "Walking on Thin Ice," "Feeling Good" (Jannae Jordon), "We Are One" (Manchildblack), "Babalu Aye y Yemaya (Lou Gorbea & Chris Perez feat. Nina) "Something's Gotta Give" (Queen Aaminah) and "Free Man 2010" (with Duce Martinez). Is It The Way- Keith Thompson, Freeman – Vega Records, Trumpet Mantra, Nulu Music, and Missing You -Tribe Records.
OMI TUTU PRODUCTION Company was launched February 2, 2014. Oya's Bembe featuring Nina Rodriguez was a perfect example of the type of music Lou Gorbea was about to put out to the universe. In order to show the soulful side of his talents, he worked with the very talented Tia Holt "I Believe" , Queen Aaminah "Just Us" and Darryl D'Bonneau "Patience". The last release for 2014 will be featuring the talented singer/songwriter Amma Whatt, so keep your eyes and ears opened for their new production "Day By Day". The catalog is growing and growing with the most talented songwriters, vocalist and musicians. OMI TUTU's goal is to share a touch of fresh music one beat at a time.