Good old Rog: you can't knock him, really. He might be more your main stage, big in Ibiza, known-for-the-hits type DJ these days, but to be fair to the S-Man, he's been making quality house music since today's agenda-setting Shoreditch types were pissing their nappies. And if you've ever been in a big room when Rog is on the decks, then you'll know that when it comes to rocking a floor, there's very few can touch him.
Here, then, are five of the tracks with which Mr Sanchez has been rocking said floors of late. It's fair to say the overall vibe is big room rather than cool, hip and underground, but the worst electro/cheese excesses are avoided – well, I'd say they are, but I guess that depends where you stand on Prok & Fitch and Guy Williams' wholesale lifting of the classic 'Fascinated' riff for their contribution, Yalla. Geoff M & Terrence T's Bang! perhaps has too much of a foot in the nu-rave for comfort, but the other four tracks (Yalla included) will serve non-elitist house floors nicely, with Tangula's Boys Don't Dance a personal highlight.
Good old Rog, eh?
Out: This week
About: This is on Stealth Records, which is of course Sanchez's own label, based in the Netherlands where he now resides. Visit their website here.
On a slightly less relevant note, Roger Sanchez once kissed my girlfriend, and she got a bit swoony and had to have a bit of a sit-down. I didn't mind, though: it was only a friendly mwah-mwah peck on the cheek, and it's an understandable reaction I guess. And he was paying for dinner, after all…
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