The 2017 Grammy Award nominations were announced today with some familiar names. A year after he was nominated for what was (incredibly) his debut album, Louie Vega Starring…XXVIII, Louie Vega will return to the red carpet this year for a remix of a Loleatta Holloway song.
“Can’t Let You Go” was “apparently one of the final recordings Loleatta Holloway made before her passing in 2011,” as 5 Mag noted when it was released. “Written and produced by Yvonne Turner, ‘Can’t Let You Go’ is a chill, percussive House track with a hook that will slap you silly, glorious live horns and a rich, breathy vocal from the Queen herself.”
Louie’s remix (released on Vega Records) was nominated in the “Best Remixed Recording” category. Louie previously won a Grammy back in 2006 in the same category for his remix of Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly” on Rhino Records.
Other nominations of note this year include Four Tet (Best Remix for “A Violent Noise” by The xx), LCD Soundsystem (“Tonite” for Best Dance Recording and American Dream in best Alternative Music Album), Bonobo (Best Dance Recording with “Bambro Koyo Ganda” and Migration for Best Dance/Electronic Album) and Kraftwerk (a technical award for Fritz Hilpert, the engineer on 3-D The Catalogue for Best Surround Sound Album).
The Grammys will be presented on January 28 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City; the complete list of nominees is here.