Growing up in the unassuming suburb of Belleville New Jersey, an 11-year-old boy named Junior Sanchez resorted to using hand-me-down records and two of his parents’ old stereo systems to create a makeshift DJ rig. By age 15, this prodigy was already DJing at some of the hottest underground clubs in NYC and perfecting his craft as a producer.
Over the course of his career, Junior has produced and remixed material for Madonna, Shakira, Katy Perry, Good Charlotte, CHVRCHES, 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, and countless others. When he is not producing for some of the biggest artists in the industry, Junior focuses on his own massive tracks, recently releasing the game-changing “Salt” and “Without You” featuring the legendary CeCe Peniston. As a DJ, he has performed internationally in clubs and festivals throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe and currently holds residencies in the USA and Ibiza.
When it comes to his career, Junior isn’t one for slowing down, with 2015 being no exception. The renowned DJ/producer recently finished working on new material with the likes of Chocolate Puma, Todd Terry, and Doorly, and will be debuting his newest alias IMIURU (Pronounced: I Am I, You Are You) with his introductory single coming out on Jesse Rose’s Label, Play It Down. These new sounds are set to pave new pathways inside the world of dance music.
In addition to producing and touring constantly, Junior’s own multimedia company BROBOT has recently turned 1 year old. The high level of artistic integrity BROBOT maintains is primarily why the label has enjoyed countless BBC Radio 1 looks, and not forgetting to mention the undeniable heavy support from fellow DJs on the club/radio circuit.