Having heralded 2015 as a "new beginning", Roger Sanchez is currently having one of the most creative and prolific periods in his career, taking this as an opportunity to draw on his glittering history whilst navigating clubland's resurgent interest in underground house music. Roger, and his grittier alias S-Man, are coming up with house music more monumental than ever.
Ahead of the release of the Strictly Roger Sanchez compilation it is apt that Strictly Rhythm, a label that Roger has a rich history with, should release this equally huge single. 'Searching' sees Roger team up with Harry Romero, another household name, well known for his Latin-inspired beats, and iconic releases on Subliminal and Bambossa. With two such heavyweights behind the production, 'Searching' is a no-nonsense club hit, launching headlong into an irresistible 4/4 beat. The vocal version features the voice of London-based diva Melisa Whiskey. It's a restless, forward-moving track with fast-developing themes that roll into an ever-deeper beat. It's easy to hear Roger and Harry's classic house music roots but there's an unmistakeably contemporary house feel. Weaving steady crescendos into yet bigger and more expansive builds, the Dub version is distinctively an S-Man track, with Romero's signature percussive element.
As far as we are concerned, Roger can do no wrong and this latest collaboration is proof of his continually influential contribution to the art of house music production.
S-Man & Harry Romero featuring Melisa Whiskey 'Searching'
2. Searching (Dub)
Written by R. Sanchez, H. Romero & N. Abimbola
Produced by S-Man & Harry Romero
Vocals by Melisa Whiskey
Published by Defected Music & BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd
P&C 2016 Strictly Rhythm