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Best known for:
Tune of the year:
“Roger Sanchez 'Worldwide'
Breakthrough DJ/Producer of 2011:
What's the future of DJing:
We'll be DJing on light-projected software soon - like in the movie Minority Report!
My Roger Sanchez App, of course!
Discovery of the year:
The Jawbone Jambox - great sound in a sexy little box that also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker for your phone.
Rediscovery of the year:
MK 'Burning'. I've always loved this track and I've been looping it and dropping it during my darker, techier sets.
My daughter randomly asking me for a Black Card while we were shopping - she's four-years-old!
Style or substance:
Substance. Something can look good and not work, which is useless. I'd rather have the thing that works.
Cigarettes, I can't stand them! I'm allergic to them and they just smell disgusting, especially on a waiter's breath while he is serving you.
Despite being a veteran of the house scene, 2011 has still been an exciting year for American DJ/producer Roger Sanchez. His Release Yourself night returned to Ibiza once more, but also made regular stop-offs in Turkey, at Ministry Of Sound in London, and at Cavo Paradiso in Mykonos, whilst the man behind it has been busy re-discovering an old musical form… “I think one of the things I've been re-inspired by recently is an underground, old school and techier vibe,” enthuses the Queens, NYC-born mainstay. “I brought back one of my classic monikers, The S Man, for that reason, so I could make some stuff with old, dark, New York basslines done in a techy way. It's like I've split my sound in two - now I have a main room sound and a dark back room sound. Because of that, I really enjoyed playing Space this summer. I could really run the gamut there and play everything in one set. “I've worked on a new multimedia show with extra flashing lights. I control the visuals on my iPad and play four decks at the same time: it's been pretty intense,” continues the man who also released a B52s-sampling hit, '2gether', along with Far East Project, in 2011. For a taste of the new techy vibe Sanchez has honed in on, there's a new single with Dutch house sensation Sidney Samson on the way. “And I'm finishing my next artist album, so I can't wait to get that done,” he says. KRISTAN J CARYL