on 5 August 2001
This is a top class album that puts life back into the fragmented house scene. The success of 'Another Chance' showed that people can still pick a masterclass from the huge amount of rubbish pop and hip-hop in the charts. This album follows on from that success nicely by adopting different styles, such as funky house, electro, latino and chill-out. 'I Never Knew' is a real gem, which I believe will go very far, and 'U Can't Change Me' which will doubtlessly be a top twenty hit at least. 'Nothing 2 prove' featuring Sharleen Spiteri (The Texas lead singer) is another great cut of house music. It's not the best album to have graced our shores, but it puts many other albums on the market to shame.
on 3 August 2001
This album is smooth, classy and has that touch of funk that comes with Roger Sanchez's work. The start of the opening track may sound like something from Radioheads OK Computer it is a quality album through and through with guest apperances from several other artists.
This album will not get put to the back of the collection, good anytime of the day!!
on 3 August 2001
Roger Sanchez has the tanned, laid back vibe of a seasoned pro - he's been a house legend for a decade, putting his name to a host of quality remixes and rocking the crowds all over the world with his ultra cool superstar DJ persona. Now he's finally made the leap to top billing on an album, his debut under his own name. In a sense this is Sanchez stripped bare, stepping out from the shadows of pseudonym as if to say, 'this is me the way my mother named me, now shut up and dance'. Fresh from the number one single 'Another Chance', a testing ground for the long player, Sanchez can go forth with confidence. 'First Contact' is a classic set of four-to-the-floor greats, punctuated by electro and Latin sidesteps that break down the frenetic pace just lovely. It's no coincidence that his release date sees the sun high in the sky - this is perfect summer dance music that will still be raising the heat come December. Standout cuts 'I Never Knew' and 'You Can't Change Me' are both surely destined for inclusion on a thousand compilations, big disco tunes to coax moves from a mannequin.