Biography of Roger Sanchez
|Moniker(s) / ||The S-Man|
Grammy Award-winning DJ, producer and remixer Roger Sanchez is one of the world’s most foremost names in house music and a top-global master of the genre. Sanchez has scored numerous hits in the European and World Charts and remixed tracks for an array of superstars including Kylie Minogue, Madonna, No Doubt, Maroon 5, The Police, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson and Daft Punk. He hosts a weekly terrestrial and online radio show called "Release Yourself" which reaches over 15 million listeners worldwide and is now a featured program on the rapidly-expanding iHeartRadio network. A bi-weekly podcast, a spin-off from the radio show, is also distributed internationally and in 2007 was awarded the first-ever Best Podcast Award at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA).
Known as a "DJ’s DJ" and a "Producer’s producer," Sanchez’ unwavering status as a top-global master of the genre is a testament to his robust belief in the power of music to liberate people, physically and mentally. Born to Dominican Parents in Queens, New York, 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 and spurred his constant quest to redefine the boundaries of house music.
As the founder of Stealth Records, Roger has established one of the most upfront imprints in the house music scene, supporting the freshest new talent and releasing some of the biggest tracks by some of the biggest players in the dance world. Sanchez also curates a series of compilation albums called Release Yourself, which are known for their explosive blend of deep house, Latin, tribal and tech sounds. Roger’s own Release Yourself party experiences are known to be all night affairs, explosive five hour sets expertly crafted to give clubgoers an immersive and uplifting experience allowing them to, truly, release themselves.
With annual summer residencies on the islands of Ibiza and Mykonos and ongoing residencies in London and Las Vegas, Roger has led the way as an ambassador of the electronic dance movement, unleashing his soulful, high energy sets on frenzied dance floors throughout the world.