Last year, legendary producer, remixer, and DJ Roger Sanchez gave us a solid snapshot of the state of house music with a pair of Party and Pre-Party Release Yourself mixes. Today, he’s updated that multi-mix statement with two more similarly named sets to show us the shape of things to come. “The theme for me this year with my new singles and album is going back to my underground house roots,” he says. “For the last year, the evolution of my sound has taken me further back into the underground, to deep house, tech house, and tribal—all the places that I started from for me have come full circle.”

Release Yourself 13‘s Party and Pre-Party mixes indeed bring us full circle on all things house music and Roger Sanchez, but for an even rounder picture, we got the man to tell us about his current five favorite Weekend Weapons. Check them out below.


This is one of my big tracks at the moment. With GTO’s blues-tinged voice riding the driving beat and huge bassline, this rocks!


I love the Latin-infused tribal, jacking beats on this and I ride acapellas over this.


I love Gift’s vocal on this deep and jackin’ track. You know I love my vocals!


A very deep and sexy track that is perfect for the warm-up sets and pre-parties.


Throbbing beats and sexy vocals make the perfect transition track from deep to a more peak-hour vibe. Rene nails it again!