One of the world’s premier house DJs, Junior Sanchez re-imagines one of his early classics, releasing ‘Be With U 2.0 (feat. Dajae)’ via Club Sweat. As a passionate advocate of preserving the spirit of house music Junior Sanchez mixes ingredients of the 1999 original, situating the warm buoyant bass underneath Dajae’s fervent and impassioned vocals, while implementing spirited sax tones for a soul-fulfilling affair. An iconic anthem that has lit up dancefloors for over two decades, is served dance music justice with its rebirth. Junior Sanchez bestows the ‘Be With U’ gift upon a new generation, coupled with remixes set to come later this year from Yolanda Be Cool and Dance System.
On having ‘Be With U’ showcased to a modern audience, Junior Sanchez said, “I’m very excited to be able to finally re-release and re-imagine ‘Be With U’. Some have called it a classic and I call it a song that changed my life. I recall when Dajae sent me the cassette of her roughly singing the demo, I was sat in my basement studio with a few friends and popped it in the player. We all looked at each other in utter amazement and I knew right there that something special was happening. To be able to personally give this song new life with a whole new version, remaster the original, have amazing remixes and reintroduce it to a new generation of house music lovers is such a beautiful gift. A classic is reborn and reshaped. Enjoy!”
As one of the most highly respected figures in dance music, Junior Sanchez has remained at the forefront of house music throughout his three-decade long career. Having immersed himself in the New York Club scene at an early age he soon grew to be recognised among some of house music’s best, founding Da Mongoloids along with high profile names such as Todd Terry; Daft Punk’s Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christ; Roger Sanchez; Laidback Luke; DJ Sneak; and Basement Jaxx’s Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. Junior Sanchez went on to release singles and EPs across such esteemed labels as Strictly Rhythm, Nervous, and Defected, plus two full-length albums: 2011’s ‘Seize the Fewcha’ and 2017’s ‘Under the Influence’, the latter title of which pays homage to house music’s pioneers. With a reputation that precedes himself, Junior Sanchez has been on notable production duties for the likes of Good Charlotte, Ima Robot, Azealia Banks, and Princess Superstar, while he has remixed some of the industry’s superstars – Madonna, Gorillaz, Bloc Party, Daft Punk, And Jamiroquai, to name a few. Providing good times and moments to remember at clubs in Ibiza, Las Vegas, and Miami, the New York has also played for thousands of fans at Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, Winter Music Conference, and Amsterdam Dance Event.