RAFAEL "LEGO" RODRIGUEZ
A Chicago native from the Latino community of Logan Square, Légo was inspired by house DJs such as Frankie Knuckles and Farley "Jackmaster" Funk to get behind the decks and let his own passion for house flow. At 19 he was already playing clubs, and in '95 he was given a shot at remixing a Ralphi Rosario track. In '97 "Take Me Up," another Rosario remix (featuring vocalist Donna Blakely), was an international hit, breaking out onto the domestic and international dance charts. He's kept up the vinyl output since then with releases like "The Mad Flava" EP on Afterhours (in heavy rotation across Europe, most notably in France).
Lego's work as a remixer and an artist in his own right appears on "Sounds from the Boom Boom Room @ the Red Dog." Légo's set draws heavily on house music's roots in funk and disco. What you get is rich house beats, sweet soul vocals, swinging saxophone, flirtatious funky flutes, and all the elements of a flavorful house music cocktail from the old school.