New York’s DJ Carlos Sanchez Has Passed Away

A local hero, he had been involved in the city’s house scene for 40 years.

DJ Carlos Sanchez was a stalwart of the house scene in New York, and he has tragically passed away.

In 2018 it was announced he had been diagnosed with kidney failure which led to the likes of François K, DJ Spinna and Soul Clap all playing fundraising gigs to help cover his medical bills.

There is yet to be an official announcement of DJ Carlos Sanchez’s death, but some of the people close to him have been leaving heartfelt messages on social media. Those messages make it clear of his death, and much of the house scene is in mourning.

On Twitter, DJ Sal Paradise posted “Gonna miss you. A beloved figure in our scene,” and went on to write “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.

New York based duo Musclecars, yesterday played a special set on Lot Radio that celebrated the life and music of Carlos Sanchez.

Making music under his own name but sometimes using Carlos Sanchez Movement, he released the majority of his music on New York-based record label Maxi Records.

He was also a professor at Pace University, where he taught a World Music & The Underground course. During his career in music, he also spent some time as a club promoter, and had a period of influence over the bookings at New York clubs such as Leviticus plus Save The Robots.


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