Revered New York City DJ/producer Carlos Sanchez has passed away, according to reports on social media.
While the cause of death is not yet known, a fundraiser featuring François K, DJ Spinna, Bamboozle (Soul Clap), Naeem Johnson, Easy Mo Bee, Sting International, Shawn Dub and Trevor Fox was held at NYC’s Black Flamingo in 2018 to raise money for Sanchez, who had been diagnosed with kidney failure and was awaiting a suitable donor for transplant.
Sanchez’s history dates back to the early days of the Big Apple’s dance music scene. He learned from dance floor legends including Tee Scott, Grand Master Flowers, Nicky Siano and Paul Batty.
As the manager/buyer at Disco-Rama, Downtown Records and The Eight-Ball Shop, he curated new music from labels all over the world. A well-regarded DJ who spun at many of the Big Apple’s best underground club nights since the ’80s, Sanchez, who loomed large behind the scenes in so many ways, also lectured about house music at Pace University in New York City.
This is a breaking story and will be updated as news becomes available.