- The revered house DJ was an essential part of the NYC house scene for 40 years.
A longtime staple of the New York house scene, DJ Carlos Sanchez, has passed away.
The news comes three years after the likes of Francois K, DJ Spinna and Soul Clap played a fundraiser event to cover the medical expenses of Sanchez, who had been diagnosed with kidney failure in 2018.
Though an official announcement has yet to come, DJ Sal Paradise took to Twitter to mourn the loss. "Gonna miss you. A beloved figure in our scene," he wrote. "I was lucky to have gotten to know you over the years. R.I.P. Carlos Sanchez. This is devastating news, the NY house family is hurting."
Yesterday, New York's musclecars celebrated the late DJ with a Carlos Sanchez tribute set on the Lot Radio.
Sanchez produced under his given name and the Carlos Sanchez Movement, and released the bulk of his music via New York-based house label Maxi Records. He also worked as a professor at Pace University, where he taught a World Music & The Underground course. Sanchez additionally played a pivotal role in the underground dance music community as a promoter, and heavily influenced the programming at New York clubs Leviticus and Save The Robots.