Part of the celebrated DJ clique known as Da Mongoloids -- which includes Basement Jaxx, Armand Van Helden, Junior Sanchez and DJ Sneak -- New York City's Roger Sanchez belongs to an elite class of house DJs with the mixing technique to match his considerable production skills.
The "S-man" has just released his long-overdue debut album, First Contact (Sony), which, despite the presence of celebrity vocalists Sharleen Spiteri and N'Dea Davenport, avoids the "singles collection" pitfall and actually hangs together as a complete statement. Surreal as it may seem, Sanchez will be rockin' the Electric Circus crowd at MuchMusic Friday (October 12).
MAABS with WILLIAM WRIGHT Feel The Groove
EDDIE AMADOR I'm So High
SOUND 5 Latin Static
NELLE HOOPER Wonderland (S-Man Remix)
DEPECHE MODE I Feel Loved (Desert After Hours Dub)