Previously exclusively reserved only for the deeper, more underground clubs he’d perform at in New York and around the world, Roger Sanchez
officially debuted his S-Man
alter ego in 1994 with Time 2 Stop
on legendary UK house label, Hard Times
. Fast-forward to 2014 and the twentieth anniversary of Sanchez’s perpetual love affair with the darker-side of house music. To commemorate this, S-Man makes his triumphant return with Dangerous Thoughts,
the debut release on his new record label, UNDR THE RADR
Described as “
a hot bed of solid grooves“
by Dancing Astronaut, Dangerous Thoughts
is not simply a track, but the continuation of a journey started back in 2013. It was in this year that Sanchez first played early morning DJ sets on Ibiza’s Space Terrace
. Performing in this type of environment took him on a road on of musical experimentation where he could develop his craft in never before ways.
The musical mystery and allure with his (then on hiatus) pseudonym kept growing as Roger put the finishing touches on series of tracks, this being the first one ready for release. The tough percussion on Dangerous Thoughts embodies S-Man, while the overall harder sound, bass, and kick-drum leaves a 2014-size hole in the speaker.
The Dangerous Thoughts package (released April 28th, 2014 via Beatport), features the original and dub mix of the track, alongside remixes from Amine Edge & Dance, and Man Without A Clue. “Completely worked over by the g-house aficionados, the duo mix chopped vocals and descending, smooth synth lines to create a perfectly balanced reimagination,” says Earmilk on the Amine Edge & DANCE rework.
Already championed by Mark Knight, Dubfire, Aeroplane, Groove Armada, Huxley, Tensnake, Steve Aoki & more, Dangerous Thoughts certainly sets the bar high for what we can expect from S-Man and UNDR THE RADR this year.