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John Roberts Releases ‘Lights Out (Remixes)’—Curated by Junior Sanchez featuring Roger Sanchez, KC Wray, Austin Ato and more


FEATURING REMIXES FROM ROGER SANCHEZ, KC WRAY, AUSTIN ATO,JESUSDAPNK & CURRENTS, JUNIOR SANCHEZ, JOHN “J-C” CARR,BILL COLEMAN, FELIX DA HOUSECAT & DAVE THE HUSTLER,HARRY ROMERO, ANT LAROCK, AND TOMMIE SUNSHINE & ONDECK

AVAILABLE NOW VIA X-BOP

Nu-disco electronic artist John Roberts—who also is an EMMY nominated TV star, LGBTQ icon and comedian best known as the voice of the lovable Linda Belcher on the hit TV show “Bob’s Burgers”—has released a remix package for his 2021 debut album Lights Out, available now via X-Bop. 

Listen to Lights Out (Remixes) here: https://snd.click/LightsOut_Remixes

Featuring previously released tracks such as Felix da Housecat & Dave The Hustler’s remix of “Lights Out” and new remixes from the likes of Roger Sanchez, KC Wray and Austin Ato, the new remix package is curated by Roberts’ long-time collaborator Junior Sanchez, who also produced the original Lights Out album. The remix package features a variety of freshly re-worked versions of Roberts’ tracks, ranging from Austin Ato’s dub remix of “Stoned In Love” to KC Wray’s “Keep It Funky” mix for “Nobody” featuring Beth Ditto.

“Working on the original album ‘Lights Out’ with John has been a tremendous experience and now we keep the momentum going with this exciting new remix album. We recruited some of the best of the best; fresh, young, new and legendary to contribute and help keep the story going. These remixes touch every sector or the soul and the dancefloor. There’s a little something for everyone,” shares package curator Junior Sanchez.

On his remix of “Nobody” feat. Beth Ditto, Roger Sanchez shares, “It’s all about the piano vibes on this remix—definitely feeling like a soulful hands-in-the-air track for me!”

“It’s an absolute honor for us to be asked by John and Junior to remix this album alongside some of the legends that we look up to. We have been fans of John’s work since ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and really enjoyed his debut album Lights Out. The track ‘Stoned In Love’ really stood out to us and we went in to give it a grittier late night twist,” says Currents & Jesusdapnk 

“John ‘J-C’ Carr and I as 808 BEACH are honored to have contributed a bumping rework to the Lights Out remix package. ‘Our Vibe’ captures a reverent throwback house vibe with a modern spin in its original version,” shares Bill Coleman, 808 BEACH and Peace Bisquit. “We love this song from John’s excellent and glittery rave up of an album and it was super fun for us to simply build upon what Junior and John had already magically created. Giving it a bit of our own 808 BEACH vibe, this bop is meant to be played loud and often. Our ‘Our Vibe’ remix should make everyone stomp a bit harder and take ‘em higher, ba-by!” 
The original Lights Out album released earlier this year is a collection of 13 songs influenced by electronic, pop, and new wave of the ’80s and ’90s, including collaborations with Debbie Harry of Blondie, Beth Ditto and babydaddy (Scissor Sisters).

Lights Out (Remixes) Tracklist:

1. “Nobody” feat. Beth Ditto (Roger Sanchez Remix)2. “Nobody” feat. Beth Ditto (Roger Sanchez Dub Mix)3. “Nobody” feat. Beth Ditto (KC Wray Keep It Funky Mix)4. “Nobody” feat. Beth Ditto (KC Wray Dark Remix)5. “Stoned In Love” (Austin Ato Vocal Remix)6. “Stoned In Love” (Austin Ato Dub Remix)7. “Stoned In Love” (Jesusdapnk & Currents Seduction Dub)8. “Lose Your Mind” (Junior’s Club Mix)9. “Our Vibe” (John “J-C” Carr & Bill Coleman 808 BEACH Remix)10. “Lights Out” feat. Debbie Harry (Felix da Housecat & Dave The Hustler Remix)11. “Freaks” (Harry Romero Remix)12. “Freaks” (Ant Larock Remix)13. “Freaks” (Tommie Sunshine & OnDeck Remix)

About John Roberts:  

Hailing from Edison, NJ, John Roberts’ deep-rooted love for music can be traced back to his youth. At the onset of the 90’s he fell in love with the New York City rave scene and frequented the storied warehouse parties mythologized in movies like “Go.” He visited Other Music in the city’s fashion forward Village neighborhood on a weekly basis to buy new releases from Orbital, Moby and more. Going from music lover to being in a band was a no-brainer and Roberts found himself the front-man for Opti-Grab. The group released one album and toured relentlessly. Bringing things full circle, former tour-mates Blondie tapped him to drop some lyrical fire on “Love Level” from their critically acclaimed 2017 chart-topper Pollinator. “Looking,” a wild anthem produced by Big Black Delta, followed in 2019, marked his solo debut with remixes by Tensnake, Junior Sanchez and Gerd Janson. The song—which landed at #19 on UK club charts–along with “Dirty Little Secrets” and “Lonely Boys Have Fun Too” appeared on his self-titled EP released last summer. Flashforward to 2020, Roberts entered the studio with longtime club friend Junior Sanchez for its follow-up. “Freaks,” “Nobody” featuring Beth Ditto, “Loose Your Mind” and “Lights Out” featuring Debbie Harry are several of the songs the two collaborated on that appeared on Roberts’ Lights Out album which was released June 4, 2021. Look for its remix album to come soon. 

On the acting front, John Roberts has gone from viral YouTube clips like “The Christmas Tree,” “My Son is Gay” and “Jackie & Debra” (generating more than 40 million views) to appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Archer” and more in addition to multiple tours alongside Margaret Cho. He went on to join the cast of the EMMY Award-winning “Bob’s Burgers” as lovable & loud matriarch Linda Belcher which landed him first EMMY nod in the category of “Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance” (2015). The show is now in its 12th season with a feature film to be released spring 2022.