Today [Friday 10th September], one of the world’s most treasured and prolific names in House music DJ Roger Sanchez enlists Dutch trailblazer Oliver Heldens to remix his iconic #1 single ‘Another Chance’. Out today via Ministry of Sound, this 2021 refresh sees Oliver put his deep new gen twist on the original and has been taking dancefloors by storm this summer from Lollapalooza to Creamfields UK.
Speaking on the collaboration, Roger says:“I’m excited at the approach Oliver has taken to ‘Another Chance’ – he has kept the spirit of the original, but added his vibe to it and the result is epic! It’s been great collaborating on this version with him, and I’m looking forward to seeing the reactions on the dance floor!”
Oliver adds:“Roger’s ‘Another Chance’ is one of my all time favorite House/Dance music records, so it’s such a big honor for me to do this remix for the 20 year anniversary of this iconic song! While trying to stay true to the original, I went with a more modern Progressive House approach and the result is pretty epic, but still timeless I think. I’m super happy with the great response on it so far from my recent shows in the US and at Creamfields in the UK, and judging by all the DJs that have already hit me up about this remix, we might hear it on many different dance floors in the near future. Hope you like it too! :)”
The fun doesn’t stop there though, Roger Sanchez continues to celebrate 20 years of his iconic #1 single ‘Another Chance’ with a mini documentary exploring the history of the record “20 Years Of Another Chance: How Roger Sanchez Made A Dance Classic”. Featuring interviews with the man himself – Roger Sanchez, director Phillipe Andre and more, this fascinating visual story follows his recent DJ Mag North AmericaCover story and slew of glowing support across fans and media alike.
Speaking on the celebrations and mini doc, Ministry of Sound say:
“We are thrilled to be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Roger Sanchez’s classic record, Another Chance, with this documentary. We wanted to give a behind-the-scenes journey of how such an iconic song and visual came together, told through the inimitable voices of video director Philippe Andre and Roger himself. It felt like the perfect time to tell the story before the release of the upcoming epic official remix by Oliver Heldens”
“‘Another Chance’ is an undoubted dance classic with a video to match. It’s been a great creative challenge to go deep into the track’s backstory to make this documentary. Like all great songs, ‘Another Chance’ came out of a combination of inspiration and perspiration, and we had to draw on 4th Floor Creative’s different skillsets across storytelling, video production, sound design and visual creative to do it justice.”
Kicking off celebrations and partnering again with Sony earlier this Summer, Roger shared an HD Remastered version of the original Philippe Andre directed video alongside news of a limited 7” picture disc of the original track. From humble beginnings in New York City, digging in dusty crates of old vinyl and spinning at house parties in Corona, Queens, to dominating the dance floors and headlining festival main-stages in every corner of the globe, 2021 marks the perfect moment to both reflect on an enviable career as well as look forward with anticipation to what the future holds for this multi-talented stalwart of the scene.
Speaking on the anniversary, Roger says:
“It’s incredible to think that Another Chance turns 20 this year – where has the time gone?! That song marked a major transition in my life and a broadening of my connection to the world through my music so it’s great to come full circle and once again work with Sony – the company that helped present it to the world. This track continues to resonate with audiences on the dance floor and I’m blessed to not only have it as one of my creations, but to know that it still makes people dance and feel connected to this day.”
About Oliver Heldens
Oliver’s career has been a whirlwind of mind-boggling success ever since his breakout hit ‘Gecko’ was taken to the UK No. 1 spot with a vocal from Becky Hill, with the record receiving Platinum sales status across the globe. A collaboration with Tiesto and remixes for Calvin Harris, Coldplay, Justin Timberlake & SZA, Katy Perry, The Chainsmokers, Charlie Puth, Chic, and Disclosure followed, besides a plethora of popular original productions amounting to over 2 billion streams globally. After more than 25 releases under both his highly-renowned monikers in 2020, Oliver was crowned the highest and best selling Dance artist on Beatport in 2020, the #1 most supported artist on 1001tracklists, and landed in the DJ Mag Top 10 for the third year in a row.
With the 26-year-old global superstar’s relentless tour schedule, Oliver continues to be at the forefront of the global DJ circuit bringing his eclectic, high-octane sound to major festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, EDC, Tomorrowland, Ultra and more. Heldens continues to release various club records through his label Heldeep Records and radio tracks via RCA Records as well as host his weekly radio show, Heldeep Radio, which is syndicated across 95 stations, in 74 countries and reaches 115 million people a week.
About Roger Sanchez
Roger Sanchez is an artist who is always moving forward, re-defining house music – the crafting of which started in the late 80s, where as a young man he was enticed by the explosion of Hip-Hop that was taking over the city first embracing the culture as a b-boy and graffiti artist. Releasing music under a multitude of monikers, including the S-Man, Roger S, The Nu- Solution, Underground Solution, DV8, Ego Trip, El Mariachi, The Funkjunkeez, Tribal Infusion, Twilight and Transatlantic Soul, his first 12-inch, “Dreamworld” came out on the Outer Limits imprint in 1990 under the name Egotrip, and was the turning point that shifted his focus from simply playing music to producing.
Just over 10 years later in 2001 Roger reached the pinnacle of success, scoring a chart topping number 1 record with ‘Another Chance’, which laid the foundation for international demand and has gone on to amass over 35 million streams. Roger hasn’t stopped since, touring the world from Glastonbury to Tulum and everywhere in between and boasting prominent residencies in Ibiza since 2000 at Space, Cream, Glitterbox, Defected, Pacha, Amnesia and more. As well as releasing a slew of original records on influential independent labels such as Strictly Rhythm, One Records, and Defected as well as across the majors over the years, he’s also being called upon to remix for a wide range of artists including Michael Jackson, The Police, Diana Ross, Jamiroquai, Maroon 5, and No Doubt, for which he won a Grammy in 2003 for Best Remixed Recording for the song “Hella Good“.
Always motivated by that innovative spirit, Roger was an early pioneer of podcasting and was awarded the first-ever Best Podcast Award at the International Dance Music Awards in 2007. He currently hosts Release Yourself, a weekly terrestrial and online radio show and podcast that features not only his own productions but also features up and coming artists. It attracts over 20 million listeners around the world and is broadcast in over thirty markets on every continent, and if that weren’t enough, he creates many of his podcasts and mixes from the road.
Whether it’s via his recent hit ‘Dream On Me’, with Ella Henderson, his charity work or his graffiti and digital art, Roger is always finding innovative ways of connecting with his audience and pushing the boundaries of his craft.Roger Sanchez – Another Chance (Oliver Heldens Remix) is out now via this link.