Roger Sanchez | Thursday May 13, 2010 at Lima

By Ravi in Past Events
Sunday, May 9, 2010, 5:42am. (Updated: 11/09/13 at 5:14pm) Add comments

GLOW Washington DC presents:

Roger Sanchez
(www.rogersanchez.com myspace.com/rogersanchez)

Special Guest Lex Da Funk (myspace.com/funkymuzik)

Opening Set by Rich Webb

Thursday, May 13th 2010 at Lima Restaurant & Lounge
1401 K St NW Washington DC
Doors Open at 10pm, Ages 21+

Purchase your tickets here!

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Roger Sanchez has more pairs of sunglasses than most people have money in the bank. And given what he has done for house music, you’re damn right he wears ‘em at night. With multiple nominations and the 2003 Grammy for Best Remix (No Doubt – Hella Good), The S-Man lives at the top of the electronic dance music hierarchy. And how did he get there? It started when his father encouraged him to take time off from school to pursue a career as a DJ. How often does that happen??

Along with Junior Vasquez, David Morales and Danny Tenaglia, Sanchez helped pioneer the sound of NY house; taking it international and ending up an icon in Ibiza. 2007 saw Roger take down the Ibiza DJ Award for Best House DJ as well as a top 25 ranking in DJ Magazine’s acclaimed poll. He was #13 in the first ever DJ Mag top 100 poll (1997) and he’s still in it today!! Currently ranked #60, he has lost absolutely none of his swagger. His set last fall at Made Event’s Electric Zoo in NYC was without question one of the best. He’s about the music, not the hype.

Roger’s ‘Release Yourself’ brand is internationally known as one of the best podcasts, parties and compilations. Whether it’s his infamous 7-8 sets at Amnesia, IDMA’s Best Global Club 3 years running; the 1.5 million listeners of his award winning podcast (IDMA); or the ridiculous mixes he drops every year; one thing is clear; Roger Sanchez was, is and will continue to be one of the best live acts electronic music has to offer.

With Lima as his canvas, Sanchez is set to paint a musical masterpiece across one of DC’s most savvy nightclubs. The seductive intimacy of Lima is the perfect backdrop for The S-Man’s ultra sexy house. With a new album on the way and special guest Lex Da Funk, now is the perfect time to experience Roger Sanchez, a legend of house music. {tab=Bio}

Head bobbing to the beat, sunglasses glinting as strobes illuminate and lasers scan the room, Roger Sanchez surveys the scene… The club is a carnival of colour… And emotion. When he’s DJing, re-edits banging, a cappellas soaring – and especially when he’s producing – the S-Man seems to create emotion out of thin air. The club is a carnival of colour… And emotion. When he’s DJing, re-edits banging, acappellas soaring – and especially when he’s producing – the S-Man seems to create emotion out of thin air and will open a world with a magical dark cabaret atmospere. Magic has the power to suspend disbelief and has been an inspiration to artists throughout the ages. No wonder, then, that the multi-award-winning artist from Queens, New York has chosen cabaret noir as the 2009 theme with magical elements to Release Yourself!

‘2009 is a year of big change for Release Yourself,’ says Roger. ‘We’ve moved our Ibiza base to Amnesia and are currently looking forward to giving clubbers a really good time out there. We’ve also been really busy shaping Release Yourself Volume 8 into something extraordinary that reflects our passion for partying and the music we love. The Pre-Party and Party selections are pretty intense, so let the fun and magic commence!’

For almost a decade Roger’s Release Yourself concept has reinvented itself – and not only as an annual compilation, cherry-picked ‘n’ mixed by the master himself to showcase what’s hot and what’s going to be hot in house. Release Yourself is also a radio show with over 1.5 million listeners, and a pioneering International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) winning podcast that can now boast over 85,000 downloads per show. Plus, as all party aficionados know, Release Yourself is a full-on cosmopolitan event that embodies Roger’s rich musical heritage, the output of his label Stealth Records and his adventurous Latin spirit. These parties are set apart by their sumptuous design and, of course, Roger’s signature marathon DJ sets.

Release Yourself club nights are renowned as some of the most epic and well produced on the party island of Ibiza. After blowing up at El Divino in 2001 the party relocated to Pacha, and from summer 2009 the show will continue every Tuesday from 23rd June at Amnesia, IDMA winner of Best Global Club for the past three consecutive years. Here you will be able to enjoy the magic and splendour of Release Yourself out on the revamped terrace of Amnesia, as Armin van Buuren’s Armada night continues its charge inside. This year Release Yourself at Amnesia in Ibiza is the base for a series of parties in Miami, London and Amsterdam.

Roger kicked off 2009 with the release of Roger Sanchez 3D, a triple mix album for Renaissance. Then there was Miami WMC, where peers such as David Guetta and even top pop sensation Ricky Martin stopped by to witness Roger’s storming seven-hour Release Yourself set at Mansion. There was also the Stealth Live! party at Set, which was probably the label’s best ever WMC event. Making Miami even more special was the sunny success of ‘I Can’t Live Without Music’ by The Transatlatins (aka Roger Sanchez and Ibiza’s DJ Oliver) featuring songstress India, on Stealth. Described by journalist Lewis Dene as ‘massive in Miami’, with ‘summer longevity assured’, ‘I Can’t Live Without Music’ went on to secure a #1 slot in the DMC Buzz Chart.

Release Yourself is taking its direction from 2009’s theme of magic, and cabaret with a dark twist – a cabaret noir. As usual the artwork is stunning and this time around is based on a photo shoot that Roger completed with the amazingly talented Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, whose previous clients includes Diesel, Elle and The New York Times.

Next on Stealth, featuring ‘I Can’t Live Without Music’ – alongside no less than eight exclusive new tracks! – is the 2CD Release Yourself Volume 8. Part one is Roger’s Pre-Party collection. Here, making fine company for the likes of Faithless and Mike Monday, you have exclusive tracks from Tuccillo and Veerus & Maxie Devine. Roger then moves up a gear with the Party selection, where exclusives roll in from Terry Viether & Per QX, Chris Kaeser, Jesse Garcia, Tiko’s Groove, Da Hool and Zenker, and Martin Accorsi. Is it sexy and funky? Yes! Is it as emotive as it is electronic? Most definitely! Are these the biggest tracks on the dancefloor for the S-Man, with fresh international names, hot new producers and cool remixers? Hell yeah! Long live the magic of ‘El Mariachi’, and welcome to Release Yourself Volume 8! {tab=Video}

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