Juan Sanchez

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Dedication, passion, and natural born skills have established Juan Sanchez as a sovereign tastemaker within the international electronic music community. Together with a sound that is best described as a sophisticated blend of nasty jacking house and techno mutations packed with twists and turns for complete floor annihilation, it is this refined musical vision that have made him one of the most sought after artists in his genre and a preferred pick for numerous dance promoters across the globe.
On the DJ tip, Juan has graced peak time spots at the world’s best clubs and festivals. Taking the definition ‘back by dope demand’ to a new dimension, Juan has rocked floors from Sao Paolo’s famed D-Edge club to Prague’s prestigious Sasazu, and from Mysteryland Chile to the Barcelona and Copenhagen editions of the world renowned Sensation events but has also undertaken a he world tour, stopping off at many of the planets best cubs in the process. This year he also played at the Winter Music Conference Miami, alongside names like Reset Robot, Christian Smith and Pig & Dan. Next to quickly building up a respectable international fan base, Juan’s still a much in demand performer on native soil with multiple gigs every weekend in the nation’s best venues, including Amsterdam’s Air and Studio 80.
In between his heavy touring schedule, Juan can also frequently be found on heavy studio lockdown. A natural born craftsmanship and never-ending quest for the perfect beat has already lead to a vast array of bombs on labels such as, Octopus, Kling Klong, 100% Pure, BangBang!, Neorotraxx, Rawthentic, Break New Soil, Bla Bla and Wolfskuil Records amongst others. His beefy slices of dynamic house and techno mutations continue to receive critical acclaim from names such as Richie Hawtin, Dubfire, Josh Wink, Marco Carola, Laurent Garnier and Joris Voorn to name but a few. After a top 20 chart with his ‘Stigma EP’ in techno beginnings of this year on Sian’s Octopus label, Juan will do a follow up on this label in August.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg: Juan doesn’t limit himself to just DJing and music production only. He founded one of Amsterdam’s leading club nights, Format, which turned three this year and was celebrated with special live acts from Gaiser, Egbert as well as Slam. Juan is responsible for packed and utterly wild stints headlined by fire starters such as Speedy J, Ben Sims, Robert Hood, Sandwell District, Octave One, The Advent, Alex Under, Extrawelt, Slam, and Len Faki. The international appeal of the concept has already lead to a successful edition in the world’s epicentre of all things dance, Berlin. The future will see the Format nights taking place in other European cities as well, starting with an edition in Ibiza on August 3rd.

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