Also performs as: Da Northface Killa
Eugenio Sanchez Jr., commonly known by his stage name Junior Sanchez, is an American record producer, DJ, artist, re-mixer and record executive from New Jersey, United States, who is closely linked to the electronic music scene of New York City. In his early years, after studying the work of peers Moby, Sven Vath, Frankie Knuckles, and Louie Vega, Sanchez began to DJ and produce records himself on his own with a style rooted in the sound of the New York underground music scene. Junior has performed in clubs and festivals throughout the United States, Asia, Australia, and Europe. His latest album, Seize The Fewcha, was praised for having "Some of the freshest floor-fillers ever thrown on to one disc" and Sanchez was called "A true renaissance man whose talents are sought after by some of the biggest names in the game."
Junior has released original music under the names or aliases: The Controllers [w/ Steve Mac], S-Men [W/ DJ Sneak + Roger Sanchez], Da Mongoloids [A DJ Collective w/ Armand Van Helden, Daft Punk, DJ Sneak, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Ian Pooley, Laidback Luke, Basement Jaxx, and The Rhythm Masters, Da Shapeshifta Project [W/ Harry “Choo Choo” Romero], Dark Heads [W/ Dave Carlucci], Nitebreed [W/ Harry “Choo Choo” Romero], Output/Teletronik [W/ Chris Haliani], Riot Society [W/ Laidback Luke + Chris Haliani], and Subspecies [W/ Armand Van Helden].
Junior has also written or produced for Katy Perry, Ima Robot, Morningwood, Mýa, Princess Superstar, Bush and Good Charlotte.
As a remixer Junior has collaborated with Daft Punk, Madonna, Shakira, Katy Perry, Good Charlotte, Placebo, The Bravery, 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 others.
Sanchez has also worked in the music business as a record executive and A&R man. Junior did A&R for independent New Jersey label Rufftrax, signing producers James Christian and B.O.P. He also ran his own label Cube Recordings which released material from Felix Da Housecat, Steve Mac, Paul Woolford, DJ Sneak, and others. Junior now operates his own record label "Brobot Records" distributed by Steve Angello's SIZE Records where Junior currently serves as President of A&R. Steve Angello cites Junior's label Cube Recordings as being an inspiration for his label SIZE Records