BANK HOLIDAY Friday 27th August 2021
Room 2 hosted by Paradiso Records
Rees • Sahar • Dom Spencer
The crafting of Roger Sanchez, the DJ, started in the late 80s, where as a young man he was enticed by the explosion of Hip-Hop that was taking over the city. Embracing the culture as a b-boy and graffiti artist, he would hit parties on the Bronx River, and before long, his friends had him trying his hand on the wheels of steel. In a time and place where Hip-Hop, House Music, and "turntablism" all collided in a perfect storm of creativity, opportunity, and sick beats, Roger seized his moment and began to build his empire on vinyl and slip mats, starting with a few singles and expanding into a massive collection of over two thousand original productions and remixes.
Roger is an artist who is always moving forward, re-defining house music. Despite his success, he remains humble, real, and true to his roots. The S-Man sums it up perfectly when he states: "I'm always moving forward, but never losing sight of where I've been.".