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 Post subject: Roger Sanchez
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:47 pm 
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Roger Sanchez Biography

World renowned, Grammy Award winning Superstar DJ and party icon Roger Sanchez is enjoying an unprecedented year. Having kicked off the summer with the hotly anticipated launch of Release Yourself Volume 7, Roger has enjoyed his best season yet at Pacha Ibiza – resulting in nominations for two prestigious DJ awards. In addition to the recognition behind the decks, Roger is set to unleash tidal soundwaves around the globe with his new material. The S-Man’s upcoming single Bang That Box ft Terri B is set for release on Stealth Records in October 2008, embodying the trademark fusion of electrifying beats and soul-soaked melodies that have fuelled a gravity defying career.

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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 Roger’s dedication to representing this spectrum of musical styles. Thus, Roger’s sound is impossible to pigeon hole, refusing to fit the template of any one genre:

“I 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 I’m in the studio creating something new”

After leaving college to follow his music-filled heart, Roger’s passion for DJing conquered his hometown, and the last days of the 1980s saw Roger spinning beats in the Big Apple’s 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.

Roger’s 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 Roger’s 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 7th 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 Roger’s 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 “Really, as always, I just do what I do and am grateful to be able to follow my heart.”

Roger’s infamous energy and dizzying passion ensure that the live recognition keeps rolling in. Having picked up the “Best House DJ” title from Ibiza’s prestigious DJ awards in 2007, Roger is celebrating two nominations this year, for “Best House DJ” and “Best International DJ” categories.

Whether overwhelming a frenzied crowd at Miami WMC or pushing musical boundaries on the White Isle, Roger’s 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-Man’s relationship with his international network of fans is evident in the mutual energy and appreciation between Roger and the crowd:

“One thing that’s very important to me is to take into account what the people on the dance floor are feeling - to reach out and connect to their emotions allows me to share what’s in my mind with them. I always have a strong connection with my fans and their dedication and love has allowed me to thrive”

Roger Sanchez ft Terri B - Bang That Box incl Tiger Stripes remixes, released October 2008 on Roger’s own label Stealth Records (Beatport’s Gold Award)

Roger Sanchez ft DJ Oliver & India – I Can't Live Without My Music set for release winter 08/09 on Stealth Records, under moniker Transatlatins

Roger’s new album is also due to be released on Stealth Records in ‘09, featuring collaborations with Seal, Terri B, GTO and many others.
www.rogersanchez.com / www.releaseyourself.com / www.stealth-records.co

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 Post subject: Conyo!!
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:48 pm 
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DJ Chulo, very impressive my brother!! Like day and night from your last posts!! I am happy!! You lowered my Blood Pressure!!

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 Post subject: Roger Sanchez
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 8:09 pm 
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I heard Roger Sanchez many times and is nothing special about his mixing and the songs he uses,he is very average.Not even 10% of David Morales or Erick Morillo!


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Guess we can't ask him to join now!! lol

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Nice one chulo 8)
Personnaly i love only early Roger S productions (until 95) & remixes.

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 Post subject: Chulo????
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Great God All-Mighty! Incredible Chulo. Kudos top you! This is easily the best, most informative post you ever put on this site. I am impressed. This is a very lame excuse for a remixer/deejay. I have heard him a few times, both on cd and in a club. Nothing like the talent on this site. And he is making the "big bucks"? The world is not fair. On my scale, he is below even that Scottish Dave. But, the Rays beat the Soxs, so this is a screwed up time in the world, where the less talented get over on those that are more talented. Strange but true!

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