Inside Ibiza with Roger Sanchez: Episode 1

Stealth Records presents a 5-episode series, focusing on Roger Sanchez‘s summer on the island of Ibiza.

Written & Directed by: Terry Church
Camera/Edit: John Taws

Throughout this series, director Terry Church takes you behind the scenes of Roger‘s DJ life and his relationship with the White Isle. From Roger‘s residency at the island’s superclub Space, to events for his record label Stealth, his studio sessions, and the characters around him, Inside Ibiza is a documentary that aims to get to the heart of DJ culture and Ibiza.

Terry goes into further details in his director’s notes…

Director’s Notes: Inside Ibiza with Roger Sanchez: Episode 1

When I visited Ibiza for the first time 10 years ago, one record ruled the island’s many dancefloors and beach parties. Never tired of dancing to its beat, people knew every line in it, they even sang the words in the street.

That song was Roger Sanchez’ ‘Another Chance‘, so to be invited to document the Roger’s DJ life in Ibiza a decade on this summer was particularly exciting, and an honour considering Roger’s huge profile on the island.

It was also a bit of a challenge because we had to get all of our filming done at the height of Ibiza’s clubbing season in August, when dance music madness is all around.

To say Roger is a busy man would be an understatement. He is always on the move, in between countries, working in the studio, DJing in a packed club, or cruising at 35,000 feet. So whatever we did with our five part documentary, I knew that we had to capture some of that rolling chaos and the jet-setting DJ lifestyle that he experiences on a daily basis.

With Episode 1, I decided to propel the viewer straight into Roger’s DJ life, as we accompany him during a typical Ibiza day/night. The action moves fast, as everything that occurs in Episode 1 happened in a 24-hour period.

There is the journey to Ibiza on a private jet, the rushing from one gig to another, the moment when Roger walks into the DJ booth of the world famous Space terrace and sees his audience for the first time, the feeling on the dancefloor when he plays, and the adorning fans who seek his autograph and a photo.

There is barely time to breathe. Everything builds up deliberately towards his main DJ set at Space, and I hope that when the beat finally drops, you feel for a moment what it might actually be like to be Roger Sanchez.

Tracklisting:
Dirty Secretz ‘Discopolis’ [Stealth]
Antonio Santana ‘La Yerba Buena’ [Stealth]
Tensnake ‘Coma Cat’ (Defected)
Greg Stainer ‘1104’ [Stealth]

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