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Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain | Established. Jan 01, 2002 | INDIE

Córdoba, Andalusia, Spain | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2002
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La cantautora española Vega estará lanzando un nuevo álbum próximamente, éste siendo su tercer trabajo con el productor Sebastian Krys. Hace algunas semanas no se sabía mucho sobre esta nueva producción, pero para la satisfacción de sus fanáticos, la artista ha ido desvelando lo que será el trabajo discográfico que llevará por titulo “Wolverines” y que será lanzado el 1 de octubre.

La cantante ha estado escribiendo en su blog todos los días laborables desde el 19 de agosto, cada día revelando el título de cada canción que conformará la producción. En su blog escribe la historia detrás de cada canción individualmente con lujo de detalle. Aquí pueden leer lo que sabemos por ahora (haz click en cada canción para leer la entrada en su blog): - PulsoBeat (FLorida - NY)


she’s doing: sing and compose songs.

This year, the 34-year-old Spain-native (better known as Vega) released her fifth studio album, Wolverines, which features prominent collaborations with Spanish legend Raphael and Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

In an exclusive interview for Living Out Loud, Vega talked about her artistic name, last year’s Latin Grammy nomination, process of making Wolverines, inspirations and much more.

Living Out Loud: Why did you decide to use the artistic name Vega?
Vega: My brothers chose that for me when I had to pick an artistic name. Vega was chosen because it’s the name of the biggest star in the Lyra constellation. It’s a star used in the Arabic calendar. I’m from the south of Spain, from Cordoba, and Arab culture has been present for many years. We figured Vega, being the name of a star, would also bring me good luck in my career.

LOL: You were nominated last year for a Latin Grammy. How was that experience for you?
V: For me, it was a marvelous experience. I’ve been an artist who has released her last few albums independently, and doing everything from arranging to composing, production, distribution, etc. I was happy that the academy took notice of my work and nominated it amongst other peers. It makes you feel like things are going as they should, and that the decisions you’ve made throughout your career are bearing fruit. And to have international recognition of my work was wonderful. That experience of being in Las Vegas and the ceremony was fantastic because it gave me the opportunity to mingle not only with executives from the industry but my peers in the industry as well. Latin artists with a lot of trajectory, with whom I was able to exchange ideas. All that made it a very rewarding experience.

LOL: Tell us about the process of putting Wolverines together and collaborating with Sebastián Krys.
V: Wolverines is the 3rd studio album I have worked on with Sebastián. For me, working with him is a privilege, not only because of his talent as a producer or his numerous awards, but also because I feel comfortable with him. He’s a producer who respects the artists he works with. In my case, being a singer/songwriter, it is important to work with someone you have good chemistry with in order for your project to come out as you want it. Working with him is always a positive experience and you know the work will be done well, and will be of high quality. Also, the musicians who worked with us on the album were top notch. This is the first album we worked on from my own label, and this was a project that matured as time went on. We spent a long time developing it, with low funds, but lots of love. We also had collaborations from people like Raphael, Arturo Sandoval and other great artists. I feel this is a very well-made project. - Living Out Loud ( California)


Nominada para el Latin Grammy en 2011, por su álbum “La Cuenta Atras”, la cordobés Mercedes Mígel, mejor conocida como Vega, acaba de sacar su más reciente producción musical llamada “Wolverines”.
“Wolverines” fue grabado en los estudios East/West, La Casa y The Big Top en Los Angeles, CA. El álbum fue producido por el ganador al GRAMMY, Sebastián Krys, y la cantautora española. “Wolverines” es una explosión de profundidad, creatividad y diversidad. “Wolverines” cuenta con colaboraciones con músicos y cantantes de renombre como el dueto con el incomparable cantante español Raphael en el tema “Wolverines”, mientras que la canción “El Funeral” cuenta con la colaboración del compositor, pianista y trompetista de jazz cubano Arturo Sandoval.

Para informarnos un poco más de este nuevo álbum, tuvimos una amena conversación telefónica con la cantante española. - Musica Roots


The Alternate Latino pop star, VEGA has a new album titled “Wolverines,” an album that will probably arouse strong emotions in the audience. The new album includes collaborations with Raphael and Arturo Sandoval and will be presented at the festival SXSW 2014 in Austin, Texas.

Produced by GRAMMY winner, Sebastian Krys, and Spanish singer, “Wolverines” is an explosion of depth, creativity and diversity. The album features 11 songs (plus an optional bonus track) and includes collaborations with renowned musicians and singers. The song “Wolverines” is a duet with the incomparable Spanish singer Raphael, while the song The Funeral is a musical collaboration with composer, pianist and Cuban jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval.

The album was recorded in several studies: East / West Studios, The House in Hollywood and The Big Top, LA, Vega is in full promotional tour until next year, with presentations including a special concert in the festival of art and music South By SouthWest in Austin, Texas. - Enchufate - USA


Este año, el festival de cultura alternativa SXSW será del 7 al 16 de marzo en Austin. Te presentamos algunos artistas latinos que vale la pena ver.

HOUSTON - Escuchar las canciones de la cantautora española de pop-rock Vega es como mirar la cartografía de su vida. Cada uno de sus temas es un momento vivido, o la suma de varios momentos, sin esconder nada y con brutal honestidad sobre sus pasiones, gustos y deseos.

“Cada artista está siempre en la búsqueda de sí mismo... no son los mismos deseos, anhelos y preocupaciones cuando empecé, con 23 años e hice mi primer álbum, que ahora en mi quinto álbum y con 34 años. Esa evolución personal se ve reflejada en mis letras”, detalla Vega en entrevista telefónica desde Madrid.

Vega, cuyo nombre real es Mercedes Mígel Carpio, actuará por primera vez en Estados Unidos en el festival de cultura alternativa South By Soutwest (SXSW) 2014 de Austin, que arranca el próximo 9 de marzo y se extiende hasta el 16.

- See more at: http://lavoztx.com/news/2014/jan/11/sxsw-2014-vega-desmenuza-su-vida-en-canciones/#sthash.MKDfDnDF.dpuf - La Voz De Houston - David Dorantes


Vega, nominada a un Latin Grammy por ‘Wolverines’

Hoy se publicaba la lista completa de nominados a los Latin Grammy Awards 2014, que celebrarán el próximo 20 de noviembre su decimoquinta edición. Entre los nombres elegidos, varias estrellas habituales pero también gratas sorpresas, como Vega.

La cantautora cordobesa ha sido nominada en la categoría de Mejor Álbum Pop/Rock por Wolverines, su álbum más reciente, del que puedes leer aquí nuestra reseña. Toda una alegría para la artista ya que, aunque ya optó para hacerse con el premio en 2012 con La Cuenta Atrás, este último larga duración es el primero que publica a la venta bajo su propio sello discográfico independiente, La Madriguera Records. - elremix.com


Discography

Vega has five albums already published, which share a
common feature: shes the composer of all of the songs. Prior to these albums, Vega published a CD-single named Quiero ser t (Vale Music).

- WOLVERINES, La Madriguera Records 2013
Produced by Vega and Sebastian Krys. 

- LA CUENTA ATRAS, Sony Music Espaa 2011
Produced by Sebastian Krys. 
This Album, which reached the sixth position of the 
Albums Best Sellers List in Spain (Promusicae), granted her 
the Latin Grammy nomination on its XIII edition, in the 
category Mejor Disco de Pop/Rock (Best Pop-Rock 
Album).
To enjoy the songs of this Album by following this link:
http://vegaoficial.com/la-cuentaatras/#discografia


- METAMORFOSIS, Universal Music Spain 2009
Produced by Sebastian Krys. 
To enjoy the songs of this Album by following this link:
http://vegaoficial.com/metamorfosis/#discografia

- CIRCULAR, Universal Music Spain 2005 

(Republished in 2006); Produced by Nigel Walker. 
Included in this album one can find the song Una vida 
contigo that granted her the nomination to the Spanish 
Music Awards on the category of Mejor autora 
revelacin (Best breakout songwriter).
To enjoy the songs of this Album by following this link:
http://vegaoficial.com/circular/#discografia


QUIERO SER TU, Vale Music 2003; CD Single.
 (Double Platinum: 200.000 copies sold).

- INDIA, Muxxic 2003; Produced by Paco Trinidad.
(Platinum Disc: 100.000 copies sold)
To enjoy the songs of this Album by following this
link: http://vegaoficial.com/india/#discografia3




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Vega was born in Cordoba as Mercedes Miguel in 1979. Since she was very young her lifes passion has been writing songs, composing, playing the piano and the guitar, and singing.

She recorded her first album in 2003 and since then her facet as an author has also been what has defined her as an artist.

The Latin Grammy Nomination arrived with her work La Cuenta Atras (Sony Music Spain, 2011), which was nominated in the category of Best Rock-Pop Album in 2012. In addition to the songs included in her five albums, she has also composed for other artists and bands such as David Bisbal, for whom she wrote El Ruido. She is also the author of the song Desaparecer from the Spanish Boy Band Auryn. More recently, she has worked with Avionica, stage name of Bolivian singer/songwriter and guitarist Jose Mrochek, in the song Desde Cero included in his new album California.

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