Out on the dance floor it’s a familiar site for fans to hold up their phones and open a music recognition app in hopes of identifying a track. Well before there was any such technology – “back in the day” – fans used to stand right by the DJ and watch his/her every move. The mixing, the record selection, the intangibles that make a great DJ and DJ set. Junior Sanchez was one of you. He was a frequent attendee of the famed NASA rave parties of the early/mid 1990s and is often captured on fan videos from the time. In fact, there’s one such YouTube video where Junior is staring at a Moby, before he was famous, watching his every move. Learning those skills that would make him one of the most important names in dance music today.
From his days as a seventeen-year-old A&R man for Ruff Trax to meeting a young Armand van Helden in 1992 and forming the house music collective the Mongoloids to working with Felix da Housecat on the legendary Kittenz & The Glitz album to the launch of his own BROBOT label, Junior has been a part of some of dance music’s finest moments. To give fans the PROPER look into what Junior Sanchez means to dance music Steve Angello has commissioned a special video biography on Junior. In the video, Junior sits down with Josh Madden and candidly reflects on the past and where things are going in the fewcha. (See what I did there?)
“The vision behind Brobot Records is a purely art driven project where if I love it, I’ll release it,” Junior says. “I want to empower and showcase fresh new talent and release new and more experimental music from my peers while also providing a home to release my own material. I feel like this has gone full circle for me since my cube recordings days. Steve Angello told me that Cube was a source of great inspiration for him to launch Size Records, so it makes sense to form a label partnership between Size and BROBOT. I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s two like minded individuals creating something special!”
This video is the perfect introduction to what will be a massive year for Junior Sanchez – from his new partnership with Size Records to a vast collection of new singles, a game changing artist album and his eclectic BROBOT radio show. In honor of the BROBOT launch junior is presenting his fans with the first single “Acid Fire” for free by visiting his Facebook page. It’s acid techno with a funky twist.
Catch Junior Sanchez live in Miami during WMC/MMW on Sunday, March 17 at the Shelborne Hotel (AN21 & Max) and on Saturday, March 23 at the Size Party at Wall (with Tim Mason, Third Party, Qulinez and Wayne & Woods).