This is the story of how Roger Sanchez made his seminal club cut — 'Another Chance'.
Electronic music history is rich with unforgettable and timeless classics. In our new 'The Story Of' series, DJ Mag explores the tales behind some of the world's favourite tracks, told by the people who made them.
In this new episode from DJ Mag's The Story Of series, Roger Sanchez gives us an exclusive insight into the making of his seminal dance track, including the story behind the sample used in the massive chart hit, and the making of its unforgettable video.
Roger Sanchez has shared a new remix of his track 'Another Chance'.
Enlisting Dutch DJ and producer Oliver Heldens, the legendary New York-born artist has shared the new remix as part of the ongoing celebrations marking two decades since the original single's release.
Roger Sanchez is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his #1 single 'Another Chance' by partnering with Sony to share an HD remastered version of the track's iconic Philippe Andre-directed music video.
In addition to the sharing of the video, which you can watch in its remastered form below, Sanchez has also revealed that 'Another Chance' will be newly reissued in a limited 7" picture disc vinyl edition. Pre-orders for the record will go live from this Friday, July 16th.
A new festival, One Out, is scheduled to take place in Surrey in June 2021.
The house and disco festival is set to take place on 19th June 2021 at Apps Court Farm in Surrey, and will feature sets from the likes of Roger Sanchez, Artwork, Paul Woolford, Hannah Wants, Sam Divine, Krystal Klear and many more.
More names locked for the festival include Low Steppa, WEISS and LA LA, as well as residents Ben Read, Chris Thomas, Dale Castell, DEZ and LUCiD. You can see the full line-up so far here.
Last month, Point Blank made their way to Florida to attend the annual Miami Music Week Winter Music Conference. Now, they have unveiled exactly what they got up to whilst they were there; from interviewing legendary DJs and producers to sitting in on thought-provoking panels, hosting beat-making sessions and of course checking out the epic parties on offer, see what went down at WMC 2019 in their Miami Music Week video roundup.
Glitterbox has locked Armand van Helden, Masters at Work, Roger Sanchez and more for Ibiza 2019.
The nu-disco and house session will take over Hï Ibiza each Sunday, opening on 26th May and running weekly until 6th October.
Honey Dijon, DJ Harvey, Horse Meat Disco, Purple Disco Machine, Nightmares On Wax, Derrick Carter and Dimitri From Paris are also confirmed.
Roger Sanchez and Kings of House (aka Louie Vega & David Morales) are among the first names announced to play this year's 51st State Festival.
Returning across seven stages at London's Trent Park on Saturday, 3rd August, the festival - which will celebrate its fifth birthday - will also feature Crystal Waters, Dimitri From Paris, Robert Owens, Soul Clap, Todd Tery, Kevin Saunderson, Todd Edwards, Norman Jay, Joey Negro and Crazy P Soundsystem. More acts are to be announced.
“I’m a collector of labels. My ambition was for people to have a Defected rack in their collections in the same way they'd have a Salsoul rack, a Prelude rack, a Strictly rack, a Philly International rack,” says Simon Dunmore. After a decade working in club promotions and A&R for the majors, he founded Defected Records on 1st January, 1999. The plan was to establish the UK’s answer to Mark Finkelstein and Gladys Pizarro’s legendary New York imprint Strictly Rhythm. You could say that he has achieved that.
“Louie was playing at a warehouse in Tottenham,” he says. “It was a filthy night, the middle of winter, pouring with rain, horrendous, and I wasn’t going to go, but my mate persuaded me. And Louie came on to the beats of that record. The place was absolutely jumping. Even if it was just the congas, I thought it was an incredible record. After four minutes, India’s vocals come in. We all knew it was her singing, but had no clue what the record was. You couldn’t get to the DJ booth, so on the Monday, I phoned him up.
Massive tracks like Masters At Work’s ‘To Be In Love’ and Paul Johnson’s ‘Get Get Down’ dropped in Defected’s first year, then Bob Sinclar’s ‘I Feel For You’ and Kings Of Tomorrow’s stunning ‘Finally’, with Julie McKnight. The label scooped its first No.1 single in 2001, Roger Sanchez’s Toto-sampling record ‘Another Chance’. “Roger is someone I’ve known since Cooltempo,” Dunmore says. “He’d originally signed his album to Sony, but they didn’t know how to promote it. So his manager approached me, and asked me for help. He said, ‘Sony don’t understand it’.
When someone mentions Roger Sanchez you smile, such is the storied legacy of one of house music's best-loved DJs. Nearly 30 years active, the man has put out some of the most popular remixes of all-time, played the world's most impressive nightclubs, and won countless DJ awards. Whether under his own name, or under his darker, deeper alias S Man, he's produced more classics than any playlist or video footage can capture — from the fluorescent synths of 'Another Chance' to the heady and shuffling rhythms of 'Noneya'.
Happy 2019 Roger! How did you bring in the New Year?
"My girl Kristen Knight and I were in Bali. I played at Finn's for their NYE festival and then we went to a beach and brought in the new year with fireworks."
What was your highlight of 2018?
"There were many so it’s hard to pick just one, but the closing party I played for Glitterbox in Ibiza was definitely one to remember!"
You use your pseudonym The S Man to release darker strains of music, can we expect music under this style any time soon?
"Absolutely! I have a collaboration with Ki Creighton under my S-man moniker called 'Snake' coming soon."
Tell us what you've got coming up in 2019?
"I’m continuing to expand the Undr The Radr Events in Florida and around the world, setting up a studio in Miami, lots of new releases, getting ready for Ibiza and the summer residencies in Europe and continuing to build a strong team to execute our artistic vision."