Chep Nuñez

Real Name:
Jose Chep Nuñez
Born 1964 in the Dominican Republic, Jose Nuñez passed away on December 8, 1990 following a tragic fire in his Manhattan apartment building in New York City. He is remembered as a talented editor and mixer who worked on literally hundreds of records in many genres.
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none Good Lovin — Chep Nuñez Beefcake U.S.A. Club Mix and 2 more… Beefcake U.S.A. - Good Lovin(12", S/Sided) Not On Label none US 1988 Sell This Version

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September 12, 2021
The photograph here on Discogs shows Chep laying on, what I think, are boxes with master tapes and multi-track tapes. Can anyone shine a light on this? Was that photo taken in his house? Lord knows what's on those tapes. Maybe they perished in the fire as well...
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November 10, 2020
coming up on 30 years. is there really only one picture of the man? i'm still listening, chep! always and forever. respect.


September 25, 2016
Chep Nunez was a very dear friend. The vocals on House Junkie was me. We did a few things and really hung out. Miss him still gone before his time... Dam I MISS YOU CHEP...WASHINGTON HEIGHTS FOR EVER.. TU PANA ' BUBU'


February 4, 2010
Jose Nuñez aka Chep passed away in 1990 following a tragic fire in his Manhattan apartment building in New York City. It was not the bronx. You can see the building in this link.

2731 Broadway

He always will be my bother,my best friend,my teacher,and i know like others too. I will do a special show just for him Dec 8 2010. 20th anniversary of his death. more details later on.R.I.P Master
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May 24, 2004
Hopefully now the work of these razor blade edit artists (for want of a better name) will gain the recognition they deserve. Check out T La Rocks 'breakin bells' with Omar Santana's edits, Mantronix megamixes from the first couple of LP's. Then there is the 'BeatBox' edits by Bob Rosenberg from the 2Live Crew's first LP. Many more too....i'd get em all released on compilation if I could! (someone influential take note pleeeeeze)


April 30, 2004
Chep Nunez-R.I.P.
Chep Nunez died, tragically, in a fire. He was, with The Latin Rascals, the most skilled edit wizard in the US. Nunez could cut up soul records with a razor blade, and stutter 909 kick drums, letting delayed handclaps bleed into the mix. Because he worked with tape and an X-acto knife, his edits had the warmth lost in the digital process. Even the worst freestyle records he worked on had breakneck, shotgun edits. A brilliant music lover and technician.