Category Archives: Roger Sanchez

Renaissance

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M People
“Renaissance”
1994 Deconstruction (UK)
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01 Renaissance (Radio Mix)
02 Renaissance (M People Master Mix)
03 Renaissance (John Digweed’s Full On Mix)
04 Renaissance (Roger Sanchez Uplifting Club Mix)
05 Renaissance (Macsilva Mix)
06 Renaissance (Album Mix)

M People’s 1994 UK Top 5 hit “Renaissance” was the fourth and final single released from the group’s second album, “Elegant Slumming.” The tune was remixed by John Digweed, Roger Sanchez, and Jon Dasilva & John McCready.

Car Sex

Special thanks to Dana for sharing this sexy single.

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01 Car Sex (Radio Edit)
02 Car Sex (Range Rover Mix)
03 Car Sex (Lip Service)
04 Car Sex (Bubblegum Mix)
05 Car Sex (TKO Mix)
06 Car Sex (Back Seat Journey)

INFO > After being booted from Bow Wow Wow, former frontwoman Annabella Lwin recorded a solo album, “Fever”, in 1986. She then disappeared from the music scene for a while, and reappeared in 1994 with a new single, “Car Sex.” The track was remixed by West End, Roger Sanchez, and Howie B.

HELP > Anyone have Laundrette 81 “Te Quiero [Love Me]” featuring Lwin on vocals?

Voices Inside My Head

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01 Voices Inside My Head (Ashley’s Tribal Space Mix)
02 Voices Inside My Head (Ashley’s Tribal Space Dub)
03 Voices Inside My Head (Roger’s Underground Voices)
04 Voices Inside My Head (Roger’s Voices Accapella)
05 Voices Inside My Head (E-Smoove Pump Mix)
06 Voices Inside My Head (Classic Mix)
07 Voices Inside My Head (Superministry 8AM Rulin Mix)
08 Voices Inside My Head (Roger’s Loft Mix)

INFO > With only two lines of repeated lyrics over a funky instrumental, “Voices Inside My Head” appears on The Police’s third album, 1980’s “Zenyatta Mondatta.” Fifteen years later, the track’s vocal acapella, guitar riff, and percussion became DJ tools with which to fashion radical reworks; this package features remixes by Ashley Beedle, Roger Sanchez, Eric Miller, and DJ Harvey.

Your Loving Arms

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01 Your Loving Arms (Original Radio Edit)
02 Your Loving Arms (Diss-Cuss Vocal Mix)
03 Your Loving Arms (Original Extended Mix)
04 Your Loving Arms (Sound Factory Vocal Edit)
05 Your Loving Arms (Diss-Cuss Bitchin’ Dub)
06 Your Loving Arms (Eruption Vocal)

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01 Your Loving Arms (Original Extended Mix)
02 Your Loving Arms (Sound Factory Vocal)
03 Your Loving Arms (Hands In The Air Mix)
04 Your Loving Arms (S Man’s Anthem Mix)
05 Your Loving Arms (Padapella)

INFO > Following a stint in Electribe 101, a single with Spooky, and other collaborative work, Billie Ray Martin enlisted Dave Ball and Richard Norris to oversee her debut solo release, 1993’s “4 Ambient Tales.” The Grid also produced Billie Ray’s next single—international smash hit “Your Loving Arms.” Amid numerous remixes from Diss-Cuss, Brothers In Rhythm, Roger Sanchez, and Todd Terry, it was Junior Vasquez’s ‘Sound Factory Vocal’ that catapulted the tune up the charts, and filled dancefloors worldwide. Here are the original 1994 UK release and the belated US issue from 1995.

UK promo video:

US promo video:

M People – Moving On Up

M People
“Moving On Up”
1994 Epic Records (US)
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01. Moving On Up (M People Master Edit)
02. Moving On Up (M People Master Mix)
03. Moving On Up (MK Movin’ Mix)
04. Moving On Up (Roger S. Gospel Revival Mix)
05. Someday (Sasha’s Full Master)

INFO > Formed in 1990, M People includes Mike Pickering (Quando Quango), Paul Heard (Ace Of Clubs), Andrew “Shovell” Lovell (Natural Life), and Heather Small (Hot House). The group enjoyed great success throughout the 1990s with a string of hit singles and best-selling albums, not to mention a couple of BRIT Awards and the 1994 Mercury Prize. The belated US issue of “Moving On Up” benefited from new remixes by Marc Kinchen, which joined mixes produced by Roger Sanchez, and the band’s original versions. This CD maxi features three of those cuts, as well as a previously promo only mix of “Someday” from 1992.

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Love Tribe – Stand Up

  

Love Tribe
“Stand Up”
1996 AM:PM Records (UK)
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01. Stand Up (Narcotic Edit)
02. Stand Up (Narcotic Mix)
03. Stand Up (Narcotic Dub)
04. Stand Up (Alcatraz Robs The Edit)
05. Stand Up (Alcatraz Robs The Bank)
06. Stand Up (Alcatraz Cracks The Safe)
07. Stand Up (Alcatraz Gets The Beats)
08. Stand Up (Anthemlicious Mix)
09. Stand Up (Love And Happiness Mix)
10. Stand Up (Sharp Dub)

INFO > A couple of days ago, I posted Fire Island’s cover of “There But For The Grace Of God”; while it’s a great revision of the Machine classic, Farley and Heller opted not to feature the original tune’s catchy keyboard section. Roger Sanchez recycled that riff to great effect on his Narcotic mixes of this one-off single by Love Tribe. Additional remixes by Alcatraz and Sharp join Dewey Bullock’s original versions on the two CD singles issued by AM:PM (unique tracks from both discs are consolidated here).

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