Spin master Luis Fernando Vager may be best known as 'Little' Louie Vega, but in the world of house music he has a gigantic reputation as one half of the Masters At Work production team. Along with partner Kenny 'Dope' Gonzalez, Vega set the standard for classic New York house in the 1980s and 90s and as word of their skills spread they were called on to lend their talents to remixes of artists as diverse as Janet Jackson, Donna Summer and Madonna. One of their most well-received collaborations was the famed Nuyorican Soul project that saw them team up with top-notch musicians such as Roy Ayers, George Benson and Tito Puente for a series of tracks that spanned the spectrum from jazz and disco to Latin and house. Vega, who is coming to Hong Kong again for a gig this weekend at Dragon-i, started out playing house at block parties in the Bronx, and later became a resident at notorious New York clubs Studio 54 and the Palladium. More recently, Vega has been focusing on his live performance collective Elements of Life, which breaks down the boundaries between samba, jazz, salsa and Afro-groove. Since releasing debut album Extensions in 2005, the outfit has performed at some of the world's premier festivals including the Montreux Jazz Festival, Womad and Roskilde. Catch this true star of house music this Saturday night from 11pm. Entry costs HK$300. Extra Jose Gonzalez show We can't recall the last time an indie concert sold out (apart from last month's Mogwai concert, of course), but interest in this Sunday's show at Grappa's Cellar by Swedish singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez has been so high that all tickets have been snapped up. Don't be upset, however, if you were hoping to see the man behind the mesmerising acoustic covers of tracks such as Heartbeats by the Knife, because the organisers have persuaded Gonzalez to stage a matinee show at 2pm the same day. Tickets, which are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis, will cost HK$300 at the door. HK final first Yamaha's Asian Beat Band Competition has been around since 1998, and while it has always generated huge interest among local bands, the grand final has never been held in our city. However, all this will change on February 27-28, when bands from all over the region touch down in Hong Kong to battle it out at the Polytechnic University and Jockey Club Auditorium for a pile of cash and a stack of Yamaha instruments. Local bands Grin and Summer Junkiez will be going head-to-head against Sucker (from the mainland), Atashinchi (Malaysia), Zugeer L (Mongolia), Pancake 80 (Philippines), Sixology (Singapore), Broken Valentine (South Korea) and Unstable (Taiwan), as well as Mexican band Shekina (we're not sure what they're doing here). We're a bit over these amateur band battles ourselves, but those who are interested can gain entry to the two grand finals for HK$100.