Roger Sanchez has spoken openly to us about the state of the current dance music scene and drawn on how it has changed to us saying the ‘global and commercial’ aspect now, has virtually made it ‘unrecognisable to the scene from 10 years ago’.
Best known for his timeless classic ‘Another Chance’, the US born underground house pioneer spoke in detail on the topic of dance music moving to the mainstream, saying that ‘there are both positive and negatives to this’
‘On the positive side it has become truly recognised as a viable format of music but negatively, there is so much copying and lack of originality in many of the overtly commercial forms of it, mainstream dance music doesn’t push the boundaries it once did.’
With an upcoming album titled ‘My Roots’ in the works, it is not all lost for classic dance music, with Sanchez viewing the saviour being the underground house resurgence.
“Thank God for the resurgence of the underground!”
If you are in Sydney, you can catch Roger Sanchez playing at Marquee, this Friday for the Veuve Clicquot ‘Yelloween’
Check out the full interview here!