Stealth Records prepare to unveil the brunt of their summer artillery with a headline offering from recurring label favorite Jason Chance and American peer Alias Rhythm. A rare and wonderful union cut straight from Roger Sanchez’s forthcoming Release Yourself compilation, “Waiting For The Day” encapsulates the deep and grooving hallmarks of the understated Alias Rhythm whilst maintaining the fluid grooves and melodic penchant that has made Jason Chance indispensible to the European house circuit. Adding an infectious topline from Gift, the duos middle ground is a first class offering as primed for the club floor as it is subtly poised for radio-appeal. With whisper of more collaborations in the pipeline, their collective debut marks a home run for Stealth and two of the most consistent talents holding the fort for upfront house music. (more…)Posted by
Brighton’s My Digital Enemy continue to set the bar for British house music at every possible turn – their recent guest mix for Roger Sanchez’s Release Yourself Radio Show reigning no exception. With choice cuts for their own Zulu imprint and Sanchez’s Stealth Records, fear not the wrath of EDM – this is straight-up house music with a soulful backbone from start-to-finish. Plucked from their well-stocked arsenal of solo and collaborative offerings, Serg and Kieran forge a comprehensive insight into the Midas touch that the duo continues to shine upon the long-serving genre.
No nonsense house music from the cream of British club land? It could only have ever been My Digital Enemy and Hoxton Whores. United for the first time for Roger Sanchez’s Stealth Records imprint, “Get Down” rolls with the grooves and celebrates some of the genres more timeless melodic hallmarks. With their Zulu Records imprint leaping from strength to strength and a debut compilation for Hotfingers enroute, My Digital Enemy return to the label in top form with a little help from two artists who have more than earned their keep on the European circuit. Hit more to hear the noise and grab the track on Beatport. (more…)Posted by
He may have kept us waiting well into 2013, but Roger Sanchez is back on the beat to preview the tone of his forthcoming full length endeavor. As the first single to emerge from Roots, Roger’s third artist album to date, GTO is back behind the microphone for this first peek of things to come from the Stealth Records ringleader. In true S Man style, vintage vibes and strong melodic resonance make “Troubleman” a strong addition to Sanchez’s generation-hopping discography of assorted house offerings. This is soulful and stylish house music that indicates yet another reason to believe that dance music might just be reclaiming its hold on the album format for 2013. Look for the full album May 20th on Roger’s own Stealth Records, DJ Sneak will provide a remix as well. (more…)Posted by
British duo Prok & Fitch have long been provocateurs of elegant house music alongside Roger Sanchez’s Stealth Records imprint. Packed with robust brass leads and sweeping grooves, “Here Comes The Noise” marks the perfect follow-up to last years’ chart-topping “Symphony”, offering a track decked in speculative sun kissed vibes that is sure to make the rounds throughout the summer clubbing season. (more…)Posted by
Hotly tipped Slovenian talent Mike Vale follows up a chart raking spree of remix duties for Deadmau5 and Prok N Fitch alike with a well-oiled vocal offering to see in the summer season. Where Stealth have consistently proven connoisseurs of pure-bred house music, “Don’t Give A Damn” proves no exception. Between the tracks flirtatious topline and fluid grooves, Vale adds yet further weight to his high-octane ascent of global club land with this fine specimen of vocal floor fuel with a more traditional spin. Hit more to sample his latest Stealth bomb. (more…)Posted by
The ties between house institution Roger Sanchez and British duo Prok & Fitch run deep, dating back to the latter’s breakthrough release “Outro Lugar” on Sanchez’s Stealth Records. Six years later, the artists have made their collaborative debut with a jackin’ tech track out this week on the same label where it all started. Apparently “Take You There” was conceived when all of the above were hanging together in Ibiza, which helps explain its smooth synths, laid-back vocals, and buoyant vibe. The release also includes a Dub Mix and a more groove-driven Prok & Fitch Floorplay Remix. Catch them all on Beatport today.
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Year after year, Roger Sanchez collects his finest dance floor weapons and compiles Release Yourself. Despite recent controversy at Stealth Records, the label’s front man is back with his annual outing, a 28-track double-disc for 2012. Hand selected for some of the hottest dance tracks this year, Roger has included artists such as Zoo Brazil, Prok & Fitch, Stafford Brothers, Hoxton Whores, Mike Newman, Mark Junior, Denis The Menace, Darko De Jan, Benny Royal, and of course himself. Composed of a pre-party disc and a party disc, Release Yourself ’12 includes 23 exclusive tracks. Jump below the break for selected previews and the complete tracklist, and purchase Sanchez’s annual outing from Beatport today.
“As always, Release Yourself is a reflection of my current dance floor. This year my style has definitely returned to a more jackin & latin influenced house sound, as well as getting into the deeper vibes. Fron New York to Ibiza, these are the sounds that dominated the floor for me!”
Exclusive: Roger Sanchez’s former manager Olga Heijns: ‘it is extremely unfortunate that it has needed to come to this point’
Earlier this week we told you that Stealth Records’ website had been taken down and replaced with a warrant calling for Roger Sanchez’s arrest. We’ve done some more investigating into the situation, speaking with a number of sources off the record and the woman named as the defendant in the case, Roger’s former manager and former director of Stealth Records, Olga Heijns.
Ms. Heijns tells Dancing Astronaut exclusively that she is a minority shareholder in Stealth and that she was its sole director until 2009. Her company, Unmanageable Artists, stopped representing Roger for bookings and management, and he subsequently fired her as the label’s director. We aren’t privy to why the two parted ways, but according to Ms. Heijns, it is “incorrect that I sued [Roger] to start with.” She claims that Roger and Stealth Records first sued her and her companies, forcing her to countersue, explaining the plaintiff and defendant designations on the warrant posted online.
We’ve just been tipped off to Stealth Records’ stealth-records.com website, which has been replaced with a frightening-looking legal notice (in full below) that seems to call for Roger Sanchez’s arrest. For some reason, another domain for the label, stealthrecordings.com, is still online, and doesn’t seem to be affected by the legal conflict. (For the record, the Stealth Records Twitter account lists the former URL as its official web presence.)
Despite being issued on September 21st, we were unable to find any other information about this case in New Jersey Court records. A report from February on QuoteNet.NL indicates that Sanchez was being sued by his former manager and business partner Olga Heijns (of Unmanageable Artists, the defendant in this document) for nearly $400,000. This looks to be a counter-suit from Sanchez’s team (also mentioned in the QuoteNet article), but we’re still trying to get to the bottom of the situation. If you have any details on what’s going on, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Update: Roger has broken his silence and taken to Twitter to clarify that he is “NOT locked up & my legal team is handling the unauthorized post on the Stealth site.”
Morning Housenation! 2 clarify, I am NOT locked up & my legal team is handling the unauthorized post on the … tmi.me/ybU7z
— roger sanchez (@djrogersanchez) October 17, 2012