ROGER SANCHEZ

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World renowned, Grammy Award winning Superstar DJ and party icon Roger Sanchez is enjoying an unprecedented year and celebrating a tremendous decade. A new live show, a hot new single, and plenty of new digital offerings are only the beginnings of the S-Manís takeover! Roger is working hard in the studio remixing some of the hottest, up-and-coming dance floor anthems, as well as working on his own artist album and 2 compilation CDís: Release Yourself Vol. 9 and Ibiza 10th Anniversary Edition! 2010 also marks the 10th anniversary of Rogerís epic Release Yourself Ibiza summer residency, now in its second year with Tuesdays at Amnesia. Fans of Roger know, when the S-Man does a party- he does it BIG! So get ready for the new decade of Roger Sanchez, already shaping up to be his best decade yet!

Born to Dominican Parents in Queens, New York in 1969, Roger spent his younger years soaking up the musical influences that were the lifeblood of his home town. It was the diversity of these influences, from salsa, blues and soul to disco, rock and hip-hop, that solidified Rogerís dedication to representing this spectrum of musical styles. Thus, Rogerís sound is impossible to pigeon hole, refusing to fit the template of any one genre:

ďI have always listened to a wide range of music, taking different influences from hundreds of styles. The diversity of the sounds I hear influence different lines of thought when Iím in the studio creating something newĒ

After leaving college to follow his music-filled heart, Rogerís passion for DJing conquered his hometown, and the last days of the 1980s saw Roger spinning beats in the Big Appleís most notorious clubs. 1990 saw the S-Man catapulted into international limelight with his first hit Luv Dancin, released on the eminent Strictly Rhythm label under the first of many monikers Underground Solution.
Rogerís creative evolution through the rest of the decade yielded a string of hits, and whilst working under his Transatlantic Soul alias, Roger conceived the enduring legend Release Yourself. Born in 1996 through club smash single Release Yo Self, the brand has grown into a worldwide phenomenon that embodies Rogerís deep belief in the liberty music can bring. Now an exclusive clubbing concept, a CD mix series, an IDMA winning podcast radio show that touches millions, and an annual residency that still dominates the scene in its 10thth season in Ibiza, Release Yourself continues to gather momentum as one of the most recognised and seminal brands on the global scene today.

Roger has remixed superstars such as Chic, Daft Punk, Diana Ross and The Police, contributed to the soundtrack of Hollywood movie Blade, and founded 3 record labels before his beloved Stealth. Since forming his opus label Stealth Records in 2002, the recognition has continued to roll in. Even through the glare of his massive commercial success, the expanse of Rogerís fame has neither diluted his outlook nor marred his creativity, and he remains a true champion of new music with one ear always pressed firmly to the underground. In one week alone Roger scored a trio of tracks in the top 25 Billboard Charts, but even after winning a Grammy in 2004 and establishing a global fan base of millions, the S-man remains grounded, making it clear that ďReally, as always, I just do what I do and am grateful to be able to follow my heart.Ē
Whether overwhelming a frenzied crowd at Miami WMC or pushing musical boundaries on the White Isle, Rogerís love of connecting with a crowd ensures that he keeps his status as a true citizen of the World amidst a continuous whirlwind of global touring. At every gig, the S-Manís relationship with his international network of fans is evident in the mutual energy and appreciation between Roger and the crowd:
ďOne thing thatís very important to me is to take into account what the people on the dance floor are feeling Ė to reach out and connect to their emotions allows me to share whatís in my mind with them. I always have a strong connection with my fans and their dedication and love has allowed me to thriveĒ
From his legendary performances at the worldís most exclusive events, his chart-topping hits, award winning radio show and acclaimed compilation series Release Yourself, Roger is still soaring at the top of his game, spanning 3 decades on a meteoric journey from underground cult figure to master of the global club stage.

RELEASES (5)RELEASES (5)

  • Original Mix
  • Adrian Lux & Blende Remix
  • Bobby Burns Remix
  • Coucheron Remix
  • Original Mix
  • Sidney Samson Remix
  • Blacktron Remix
  • Muzzaik Remix
  • Club Mix
  • EDX Remix
  • DJ Chus & Robbie Taylor In Stereo Remix
  • Chris Moody Remix
  • Gabriel & Castellon Remix
  • Steven Lee & Salvatore LoGrasso Remix
  • Vanshock & Andrea Bertolini Remix
  • Tom De Neef Remix
  • Alex Armes & Scott Anselmo Remix
  • Turn On The Music (Axwell Remix)
  • Turn On The Music (Original Remix)
  • Turn On The Music (Superchumbo's Turn Off the Lights Remix)
  • Turn On The Music (Superchumbo's Turn On The Drums Remix)