Juan Sanchez (NL)

Artist & Speaker
A lifelong penchant for dance music and constantly on an arduous quest to rock the floor, Amsterdam-based DJ/producer and founder of the Format label & clubbing concept Juan Sanchez has established himself as a sovereign tastemaker within the international electronic music community. Together with a sound that is best de-scribed as stripped-down, sophisticated techno packed with twists and turns for complete floor annihilation, it is this refined musical vision that has made him a respected name in his league, and a preferred pick for numerous dance promoters across the globe. On the DJ tip, Juan has graced peak time spots at clubs and festivals in all corners of the globe. In December 2014, Juan received prime time billing at the Dutch edition of one of the worlds best-known techno shindigs, Time Warp, which to many proved to be one of the event’s un-disputed highlights. On the production side, Juan has released numerous records on labels such as Octopus, Unknown Territory and Wolfskuil, with 2015’s release roster already kicking off strong with a new EP called ‘Buffer’ appearing in April on Adam Beyer’s mighty Drumcode. Another one of his tracks being licensed for a Drumcode label compilation later on. In May 2014, Juan launched his own Format label, a platform created for releasing potent and mature underground techno. The label kicked off with the debut release of Juan’s JSSL moniker, which is the name under which he churns out stripped techno cuts for peaktime clubbing moments. With a fourth label release appearing soon, Format has already managed to earn the support of Ben Sims, Len Faki, Oscar Mulero and Luke Slater and DVS1 amongst many others.
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