HU’U BAR | Saturday 29 sept
Originally from suburban Belleville, New Jersey, Junior Sanchez had his DJ beginnings with a jerry rigged DJ set made up of his parent’s two stereo systems when he was 11. Fortunes took a turn for the better when he was 15 and was spinning music heavily influenced by the early local house in some of the more popular subterranean clubs around NYC. His passion combined with work ethic soon saw him elevated to a position of an in-demand remixer, producer and DJ.
Not a pop punk or electro DJ. Generally house.
Where you might have heard him
Along with Armand Van Helden, Sanchez formed a house music supergroup called the Mongoloids which featured a bunch of talentless no names such as Daft Punk, Basement Jaxx, Stuart Price, DJ Sneak, Roger Sanchez, and Ian Pooley. He is a proficient remixer with artists like Madonna, Shakira, Katy Perry, Good Charlotte, Placebo, The Bravery, Daft Punk, Gorillaz, Blaqk Audio, Hot Hot Heat, Roisin Murphy, Felix Da Housecat, The Faint, New Order, Emiliana Torrini, Jamiroquai, Giorgio Moroder, Moving Units, Les Rhythmes Digitales all under his belt. Two of his tracks, “Where You Are” and “I Believe In.” made it to the number one spot on Beatport and like any other huge DJ, he’s played at pretty much every club that matters in every country with enough dough to pay him.
Why see him
Sanchez is currently working on a full length album and punters at Hu’u will most likely get a sample of some future hit way before everyone else in the world does. His dynamic sound and flair for evolving will make for a great night at Hu’u.