Roger Sanchez

Roger Sanchez profile photo
2015 is proving to be one of Roger Sanchez’s most creative and prolific years to date, with the continued success of his S-Man moniker, and the first releases under his own name for some time. Following the return of his S-Man alter-ego in 2014, the huge ‘Remember Me’ (feat Stealth) as Roger Sanchez , relaunched his Stealth Recordings label, and grew from Pete Tong’s Essential New tune into a global radio and club hit, picking up deals with Ministry Of Sound – Australia, Ego – Italy and beyond.

  • Read more
    Current remixes for Apres’s ‘Chicago’ (a Buzz Chart No.1 and Radio 1 specialist favorite) and Mystery Skulls feat Brandy & Nile Rodgers, have added to a lengthy, and illustrious mix discography featuring legends like Madonna and George Clinton. 

    His DJ shows have also gone into overdrive across all five continents, demonstrating a growing hunger for his characteristic take on house music. In the club he mixes up the likes of new stars Dusky and Huxley with the next level, underground gems he sources from labels and producers across the world, crafted with the kind of experience that only comes from two decades of DJing. The same fervent, crate-digging attitude he’s always been known for can also be found on his radio show, where he champions new talent and obscure tracks he picks up on his travels, having first road tested them in the booth.

    His label, UNDR THE RADR, launched in 2014 with his own ‘Dangerous Thoughts’ track (under his S-Man guise), also saw the collaboration ‘Drop The Needle’ with Man Without A Clue & Kevin Knapp. The collaborations with Huxley (‘The Calling’) and Tough Love (‘In The Name Of Love’) followed suit, continuing the theme of exploring new ground that was shown with his ‘Amour’ single for Riva Starr’s Snatch label.

    From a humble beginning in NYC to multi-year residencies in Ibiza; from digging in dusty crates to headlining festival main-stages around the world, Roger is truly a self-made man and a dance music star. The crafting of Roger Sanchez, the DJ, started in the late 80s in Corona, Queens, where as a young man he was enticed by the early roots of hip-hop sprouting all over New York. Attending parties by the Bronx River and other jams as a break-dancer and graffiti artist, Sanchez was introduced to DJ’ing through friends, trying his hand in an organic environment where his creativity behind the decks flourished from a few singles into an ambitious catalogue of over two thousand original productions and remixes.

    These tracks have not always been under his own name, though. Roger has released music under a slew of monikers, including S-Man, Roger S., The Nu-Solution, Underground Solution, DV8, Ego Trip, El Mariachi, The Funkjunkeez, Tribal Infusion, Twilight, and Transatlantic Soul amongst others. Each new name has allowed him to push his music in unique yet blended directions, allowing him to carve parallel and weaving paths through the tastes of the times while enjoying opportunities to break out of the known.

    Anyone who’s DJ’d knows that you have to put in work, both to sharpen your skills and to find those unique cuts that no one else has. Early on, Roger became a dedicated crate digger, searching for obscure samples and break beats in influential NYC record stores like Rock & Soul and Vinylmania. 

    Formerly a talented student of the arts who attended the Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, music culture grew to encompass Roger’s life as he began to sell his own mixtapes on the sidewalks of Broadway in order to finance his earliest gigs. With encouragement from his father, an engineer, Roger put his thoughts about a career in architecture on hold and launched himself into music full-time. His first 12-inch, “Dreamworld”, came out on the Outer Limits imprint in 1990 under the name Egotrip. It was around this time, that Sanchez began to take producing seriously as a compliment to his DJ’ing. He soon released “Luv Dancin” for Gladys Pizarro on the iconic Strictly Rhythm records under the name Underground Solution, which led to his first tour. 

    Roger hasn’t stopped grinding since, using his decades of experience to build enticing remixes for a wide range of artists such as Michael Jackson, The Police, Diana Ross, Jamiroquai, Maroon 5 and even the So-Cal punk-pop outfit, No Doubt, for which he won a Grammy in 2003 for Best Remixed Recording with the song “Hella Good”.

    An early pioneer of podcasting, Roger was awarded the first-ever Best Podcast Award at the International Dance Music Awards in 2007. In addition to his bi-weekly podcast, he also hosts a weekly terrestrial and online radio show, which attracts over 10 million listeners across a worldwide audience. The Release Yourself Radio Show is broadcasted in 30 markets on every continent, including countries as diverse as Brazil, Russia, Mexico, the UK, Germany and Australia. In addition to broadcasting, he creates podcasts and mixes from the road, dominating a tour schedule that would exhaust even the most hardened of festival warriors. This man is on a mission to spread the musical word to every corner of the globe. In addition to his tireless touring, broadcasting and producing schedule, Roger has held prominent residencies on the island of Ibiza since the year 2000 at some of the biggest superclubs on The White Isle, including Pacha, Space and Amnesia; after taking a break in 2015 he’ll return there in 2016. With a true international appeal, real fans look to house music leaders like Sanchez to keep music’s honesty at the forefront of their vision. Furthermore, he has carefully assembled celebrated compilation albums under the Release Yourself title every year since 2002, showcasing his own work alongside tunes from both established and new talents.

    Ever evolving on his hustle, always pushing himself, and others, to do better, the S-Man sums it up perfectly when he states: “I’m always moving forward, but never losing sight of where I’ve been.”



  • Videos

    Top viewed videos
  • Music

    Latest music stream
  • Photos

    Performer's gallery
  • Social Feeds

    Follow up on latest news

Facebook Posts

13 hours ago

Roger Sanchez

Support from me and repost from my good friends at Defected Records

Silence is not an option.

On Tuesday 2nd June, Defected, Glitterbox & Classic will stand in solidarity with “Black Out Tuesday” for George Floyd and all those that have suffered through acts of racism & injustice. We are obligated and have a responsibility to speak out against victimisation and inequality. We encourage everyone to use their voices, their power and their platforms to demonstrate the depths of our anger.

Love comes more naturally than hate. No one is born a racist. We can have no peace until Governments & leaders ensure change. Our leaders need to educate, to preach equality to show total intolerance to racist and divisive acts of hatred... condemning & prosecuting those that perpetrate acts of racism. Zero tolerance.

We will continue to stand together with our Black brothers and sisters, as it is only through collective efforts and sustained action that we can eradicate the hatred & division that threatens our society.

For 21 years, the mantra and ethics of Defected, Glitterbox & Classic have always remained all-inclusive. This will never change.

#TheShowMustBePaused
#BlackLivesMatter
#JusticeForGeorgeFloyd
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

13 hours ago

Roger Sanchez

I wish I were celebrating my birthday in Ibiza with the #housenation! Check out this throwback to those early days where those 'House Classics' were founded! 😀 🎉

Track ID | Afro/medusa - Pasilda (Knee Deep Club Mix) 🎹
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 days ago

Roger Sanchez

#NewMusic! My remix of Chus & Ceballos on Stereo Productions is out now - Listen Here lnk.to/wrongaboutmeremix #HouseMusic ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

6 days ago

Roger Sanchez

Thanks to everyone who joined our first Roger’s Request Line Livestream and made it a success! 🙌
I hope you had as much fun as I did & I’ll see U on the next one! 😀
Listen back to the show here - bit.ly/RogersRequestLineMix001
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Roger Sanchez

We are ready to GO! Not long now! Don’t miss out on my Request Line 📞

futurestream.tv/rogersanchez

#HouseNation #LiveStream #LetsGo #RequestLine #RogerSanchez
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Roger Sanchez

Still diggin’ in the crates for tomorrow’s “Roger’s Request Line” 😎Livestream - I’ve got more House Classic gems 4 ya #HouseNation!
Sign up here - futurestream.tv/rogersanchez 👊
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Roger Sanchez

Join my Request Line.... Opening this Saturday, May 23rd at 5pm EST / 10pm BST 🤪 3-hour 'House Classics' Livestream...
Sign up here | futurestream.tv/rogersanchez 👊
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Roger Sanchez

Who's ready for the weekend? 🤪
Join my Request Line 3-hour 'House Classics' Livestream at 5pm EST / 10pm BST - May 23rd. Sign up here - futurestream.tv/rogersanchez 👊
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Roger Sanchez

On Saturday, May 23 at 5pm EST / 10pm UK, I'll be doing a 3-hour exclusive 'House Classics livestream in support of the Help Musicians charity. You can make a donation on the night, request your favourite House Classic and I might just shout you out!
Get your tickets here: futurestream.tv/rogersanchez
#rogersrequestline #housenation
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Roger Sanchez

Interviews & Straight Real Talk on IG Live...

With my Smen crew DJ Sneak & Junior Sanchez 😎
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Roger Sanchez

The Smen are going on an IG chat on today with myself, DJ Sneak & Junior Sanchez
Monday, May 11th, 3pm EST. Follow here -
www.instagram.com/djrogersanchez/ 😎
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

Roger Sanchez

#HouseNation Join me Friday 8th May at 5pm EST for another Sunset Rituals Session Live - We’re going deep and tribal 2 start the weekend off right! 😎

#Facebook #YouTube #Twitch #IGLive
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

4 weeks ago

Roger Sanchez

During the quarantine, one of the things I’ve been doing is reconnecting with my Graffiti roots and working on new pieces like this one... ⚡️ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Roger Sanchez

I recently caught up with my friend Simon Dunmore on a live chat where we talked about my roots, DJ techniques & my upcoming vinyl set for Glitterbox on Defected Records Virtual Festival live...
Friday 1st May 7pm BST! 😎https://bit.ly/GlitterBoxVirtualFestival
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Roger Sanchez

This week Dean Mickoski brings his track 'Africanism' on my label Stealth Records part of Rituals Vol 2...

Available now on all platforms - lnk.to/stealth195 😎
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Roger Sanchez

The Smen are back!!! Bringing you our latest percussion Latin banger 'Samba Do Noite' 😎 with my brothers DJ Sneak & Junior Sanchez...
Out now on all channels NOW - lnk.to/S-MenSambaDoNoiteFA
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Roger Sanchez

Masterclass Live - Sign Up NOW | bit.ly/RogerSanchezFaderProEP1
Check out an example of what I’ll be going through on my FaderPro Masterclass live with a Q&A afterwards on 30th April - 3pm EST.
Plus each sign up includes my sample pack for FREE! #Masterclass 🎹
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Roger Sanchez

Masterclass Live - 30th April - 3pm EST

Do you want to know I start making a track and get a groove started?
I'll show you in my first FaderPro live stream masterclass. Sign up here | bit.ly/RogerSanchezFaderProEP1 😎
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Roger Sanchez

Ready for my #TribalWeekend?
Live streams from Stealth Records and Groove Cruise ...
See you then!!! #housenation #Facebook #instagram #youtube #twitch Kristen Knight 😎#stayhomestaysafe
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Roger Sanchez

#HouseNation We are going Tribal this Friday 6pm EST mixing Rituals Vol 2 LP out soon on my label Stealth Records.
Live on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Instagram Stories 🙌😎
See you then!
#stealthrecords #rituals #live Hense the live tests 🤪
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Roger Sanchez

Hi everyone - I’m testing settings on restream for tomorrow’s live stream and I’m working out some kinks - please ignore the dark live streams today ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Roger Sanchez

Apologies for the dark live stream- I was testing restream for tomorrow’s live stream and didn’t realize it was still running. Tomorrow I’m doing a Sunset Rituals live stream for our upcoming Rituals Vol 2 compilations on Stealth at 6pm EST. Formal announcement coming shortly. See u tomorrow #Housenation! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

CULTURE CLUB REVELIN