KMCT-7007 Junior Vasquez - Junior's Magic Orchestra album art Junior Vasquez Junior's Magic Orchestra (Album) Frontline Records (4), Konami KMCT-7007 Japan 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TRIUK 015 Junior Vasquez - Nervaas album art Junior Vasquez Featuring The Spastic Babies Junior Vasquez Featuring The Spastic Babies - Nervaas TRIBAL America TRIUK 015 UK 1994 Sell This Version
ABL 21 Junior Vasquez - X album art Junior Vasquez X (Single, Maxi) TRIBAL America ABL 21 Greece 1994 Sell This Version
TRIUK 005 Junior Vasquez - Get Your Hands Off My Man album art Junior Vasquez Get Your Hands Off My Man (Single, Maxi) TRIBAL America TRIUK 005 UK 1994 Sell This Version
EBCD 79 Junior Vasquez - Lift Me Up album art Connie* & Junior* Connie* & Junior* - Lift Me Up (Single, Maxi) Eightball Records EBCD 79 US 1995 Sell This Version
27162-6 Junior Vasquez - Reap (What You Sow) album art Junior Vasquez Presents Vernessa Mitchell Junior Vasquez Presents Vernessa Mitchell - Reap (What You Sow) (Single) Sound Proof Recordings, Sound Proof Recordings 27162-6 France 1995 Sell This Version
HAL 12679 Junior Vasquez - My Loleatta album art Junior Vasquez My Loleatta(12") Criminal Records HAL 12679 US 1995 Sell This Version
PHASE3DJ-1 Junior Vasquez - Phase Three Sampler album art X-Static / Junior Vasquez X-Static / Junior Vasquez - Phase Three Sampler(12", Promo) Positiva PHASE3DJ-1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
GM011 Junior Vasquez - If Madonna Calls album art Junior Vasquez If Madonna Calls (Maxi, Single) Groovilicious GM011 US 1996 Sell This Version
743 214 6771 2 Junior Vasquez - Ab Fab (I Am Thin And Gorgeous) album art Junior Vasquez Ab Fab (I Am Thin And Gorgeous) (Maxi) Pagoda 743 214 6771 2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
flax001 Junior Vasquez - Happy Heart album art Junior Vasquez Presents Petula Clark Junior Vasquez Presents Petula Clark - Happy Heart Eatflax Recordings flax001 US 1998 Sell This Version
PAG0121 Junior Vasquez - Come Together album art Junior Vasquez Come Together (Maxi) Pagoda PAG0121 US 1997 Sell This Version
DE2-45305 Junior Vasquez - To The Rhythm / The Latest Drama album art Pepstar / Junior Vasquez Pepstar / Junior Vasquez - To The Rhythm / The Latest Drama (Maxi) Pagoda DE2-45305 US 1998 Sell This Version
GM073 Junior Vasquez - This Joy album art Junior Vasquez And Razor-N-Guido* Present Vernessa Mitchell Junior Vasquez And Razor-N-Guido* Present Vernessa Mitchell - This Joy (Maxi) Groovilicious GM073 US 1999 Sell This Version
DE1-45306 Junior Vasquez - Monk e.Dreams album art Junior Vasquez Presents Motomo* Junior Vasquez Presents Motomo* - Monk e.Dreams Pagoda DE1-45306 US 1999 Sell This Version
JVM 001 Junior Vasquez - Be Quiet album art Junior Vasquez Be Quiet (Maxi) Junior Vasquez Music JVM 001 US 2000 Sell This Version
NE 20483, 20483 Junior Vasquez - Diva2Diva album art Junior Vasquez Presents Charlotte Vs Kim English Junior Vasquez Presents Charlotte Vs Kim English - Diva2Diva(CD, Maxi) Nervous Records, Nervous Records NE 20483, 20483 US 2001 Sell This Version
OH-1037-V2 Junior Vasquez - (Brazen) Weep (The Junior Mixes) album art Dee Robert Vs Junior Vasquez Dee Robert Vs Junior Vasquez - (Brazen) Weep (The Junior Mixes)(12", TP) Oh Music OH-1037-V2 US 2003 Sell This Version
JVM020 Junior Vasquez - My Life album art Junior* Presents Jason* Junior* Presents Jason* - My Life Junior Vasquez Music JVM020 US 2004 Sell This Version
NE20151 Junior Vasquez - Look Me Up album art Junior Vasquez Presents Jay Williams Junior Vasquez Presents Jay Williams - Look Me Up(4xFile, WAV) Nervous Old Skool NE20151 US 2009
none Junior Vasquez - Insecurities V1.0 album art Junior Vasquez Feat. Maxi J Junior Vasquez Feat. Maxi J - Insecurities V1.0 (Single) Tommy Boy Silver Label none US 2009 Sell This Version
none Junior Vasquez - Lift Up The Needle (Razor & Guido DJ Tool-a-Pella) album art John Creamer Featuring Junior Vasquez John Creamer Featuring Junior Vasquez - Lift Up The Needle (Razor & Guido DJ Tool-a-Pella)(File, AAC, Single) Continuous Cool none US 2012
NHM035 Junior Vasquez - Energy album art Junior Vasquez Energy(CD, Maxi) Nick Harvey Music NHM035 Switzerland 2012 Sell This Version


HTCD 9719-2 Junior Vasquez - Just Like A Queen: The Best Of Junior Vasquez (aka) Ellis D. album art Junior Vasquez AKA Ellis D.* Junior Vasquez AKA Ellis D.* - Just Like A Queen: The Best Of Junior Vasquez (aka) Ellis D. (Comp) Hot Productions, Criminal Records HTCD 9719-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DE2-45303 Junior Vasquez - Junior Vasquez Vol. 2 (Sampler) album art Junior Vasquez Junior Vasquez Vol. 2 (Sampler)(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo, Smplr) Pagoda DE2-45303 US 1998 Sell This Version

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December 11, 2020
Junior Vasquez! I have witnessed all of Juniors live shows on a weekly basis. These tracks were all mostly remixed live and yes the personality always came out! This is what we expected, good or bad (hahah). Between his work and the performers it was a extravaganza. Madonna, Led Zeppelin, Rickie Lee Jones, and yes Peter Gabriel but there are so many more. I have them all and relive them always... You can't take anything from this queen. He has done things that no other producer has done. His personality is what made the show what it was till the lights went on, and that was the worst part. We never wanted him to stop (unless he was having a fight with his boyfriend). Truly one of the best if not the! The spot light!!! Sadly its impossible to find any of the unreleased tracks for good reason. I think that's great. These day it's all about bottle service. If I have $$$ it doesn't matter.


July 30, 2020
I’m surprised to read that this guy is 71. I thought he would be more 51 or possibly 61. In his 20’s and 30’s he was unheard of.


December 15, 2018
It's a little sad as to what has become of Junior, or should I say Senior Vasquez in his late stages of his career. I almost can't bear myself to watch his Youtube videos because he can hardly DJ anymore. But I will say that after returning from London in the mid 90's back to NYC, I discovered him post-Sound Factory which I hear is when he was at his best. Despite not witnessing his magic at the original SF, I will say that following his career at Tunnel, Palladium, and then back at his home, SF reincarnated as Twilo, I was under his spell 100%. He would play with your emotions, tease you with little bits and pieces of classics, and then cane you with a half-hour marathon of one track like "Dream Drums" or "Fired Up" playing only the best part.I can honestly say that it is because of Junior that I became a DJ myself. Listen to my tribute to him at and let me know what you think.


May 8, 2018
It's often been said that Junior Vasquez aspires to take the listener on a journey, with each of his remixes. This is true. The listener is taken upon a journey. But it's often the same journey, over and again, not unlike your grinding daily commute on the M6. You are constantly departing from and arriving at the same place.

It was always two steps forward and four steps back with Junior's remix catalogue. For every inspirational 'Reap What You Sow' there were three 'Let the Music Play'-type discordant assaults on the senses. For each 'After the Rain' there are myriad, awful Elton John renditions.

At least, I suppose, one always knew what to expect with a JV remix. Synths, drums, a breakdown within the first 90-seconds, and some diva warbling. There was a comforting familiarity in the predictability. Rather like running into an old friend. Or watching Star Trek reruns.

All that aside, his remix of 'Brazen' by Skunk Anansie still sounds fucking incredible twenty-odd years on, so big love, Junior, for that.


November 23, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
I have read all the comments about MISS Vasquez, and, well, I think its time that you hear it from someone who has followed Junior's career for almost 15 years, and I am a native New Yorker, and a prominent DJ in NY's underground scene who wishes to remain being known as just my sign on, dungeondj. Junior is, hands down, THE BEST EVER. I have experienced just about all the greats, have been on their dancefloors, and nobody comes close to working the way Junior did, and sometimes still does, at what, 60 something. He can bring you to tears. As far as remix work and production goes, his music makes you want to dance, and this house scene is suppose to be about the dance and the music, right? His top tracks in my opinion, and you should check these out if you are clueless and ignorant to Jr., and just comment on him anyway, are these legendary tracks: Dream Drums, Who Do You Love?, Reap What You Sow, As The Earth Sleeps, As I Am, and even check out Cyndi Lauper's Come On Home. He captures everything you want to hear in not just a dance track, but an underground dance track. Beauty, emotion, uplifting melodies, and heavy, raw drums, with deep housey basslines. Even ask DT himself, who I have heard drop Dream Drums, Reap, and Come On Home on occasion. Need I say more.


April 21, 2006
edited over 16 years ago
Vasquez has been criticised here for not travelling well outside a residency. I think one reason is that he isn’t a “circuit” DJ, playing identikit sets featuring the Top Ten tracks which are spun by just about everybody. Like all the greatest DJs, Levan, Humphries etc. Vasquez has a reputation for pushing new sounds, often produced and remixed by himself, which may not have the familiarity which some clubbers want. You can do this when you have a residency with a well-known crowd because you know what pushes their buttons. These new sounds often eventually make their way onto the circuit, as happened with the Sound Factory vibe in the early nineties.

Another reason is that I think Vasquez is more concerned with the programming of tracks into an emotional journey than necessarily with flawless mixing. I have found that to be a difference you can often find between DJs in the US and those in Europe.

Finally, I think Vasquez is a bit more playful and humorous than most DJs, as his Ellis D productions testify, and I guess that isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.


March 17, 2006
edited over 16 years ago
The first time I got to hear Junior Vasquez play was in 1994 at the original Sound Factory. It was an awesome experience for any Junior fan, and myself as a fellow DJ. I had never seen a DJ work and control the crowd the way he did before that night and haven't seen it since. At one point Junior turned off the music and lights for a few minutes. The crowd "Junior's Crowd" began stomping their feet, clapping their hands and chanting. Finally after a few minutes he hit them with a Kick Drum and the Strobelight. Then turned it all off again. This went on for a 2nd and 3rd time till he finally turned it all back on and began the next part of his set. The night was topped off with a performance by Kristine W singing "Feel What You Want". She is one of my all-time favorite dance music divas, and didn't dissapoint at all. So say what you want about Junior, but in my opinion he is a great DJ/Remixer/Producer, as well as a DJ's DJ. He hasn't been around as long as he has because he sucks, no matter what your opinion.

December 10, 2005
edited over 16 years ago
I can say this about Junior: I had some of the best times of my life on the dancefloor of the Sound Factory in it's prime, circa 1992/93. Perhaps it's gotten lost in the mists of time, but the Factory, for most of it's existence (up until the last year or two, anyway) was primarily an underground black gay dance club. It certainly wasn't a snooty New York poser palace. Sure he had bad mood nights, but when he was on, he was really on. The crowd would go wild when he was working it, and - before blind DJ worship set in toward the end - would also let him know when he wasn't. Perhaps surprisingly, given the twists and turns of his tastes after the club closed, Junior played deep house much of the time and big records back then were things like the Luna Project's I Wanna be Free and and Chaka Khan's Love You All My Lifetime. He DJ'd typically from 1 or 2am until early Sunday afternoon, usually leaving the children from the voguing houses still screaming for more. Much as his reputation may have suffered self-inflicted damage since then, he really did earn his legendary status with the way he rocked that club.


April 23, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
I can't comment on the guys live sets as I've never experienced them, although the various reviews he's recieved from numerous clubbers doesn't bode well. I can, however, comment on his remixes. Looking at his previous work reveals he has re-worked some truly mediocre (and occasionally terrible) records. Unfortunatley, many of his re-works don't rise above the originals in any way. If you look at other industry leaders (Morales, Knuckles and MAW as prime expamples) they have transformed many wafer-thin pop records into instant House Classics of thier down. I just don't see this quality in Jr's work, sadly. And there is often this deeply shallow and "It's 8 Minutes Long so MUST be perfect for the clubs" kind of feel with his stuff.

A case of style succeeding over substance? I'm certainly not qualified to say, but I'd have to say in my own very humble opinion it's a yes I'm afraid.

January 28, 2005
edited over 17 years ago
Junior Vasquez is a true conductor of dance music regardless of where he plays or what country he plays in. I notice that when he is over seas the listeners are bitter but when Europeans come to New York to experience Junior's home, Junior's house, or call it Junior's world they end up wanting more. Why is that? Maybe because the DJ is actually in his own surroundings that he can control to indulge the minds with all sorts of acts in his live mixing. Many have become discourage because the clubs that he has had residency at sooner or later close due to laws altering the club scene not because of Junior himself. The fans become impatient and bitter. Once Junior gets a new home to exploit his musical visions, the fans feed on it and need it consistently. It's quite obvious. For a man that has been around 20 years plus, he still stay updated with the new sounds and never stays behind.
Love him or hate him, Junior Vasquez will be talked about because he is an inspiration in the world's dance music industry. Once one is on top of the world there will be people that will try to bring you down the ladder. It will take more than a several people to prevent Junior from being one of the most talked about DJs in the 20th and 21st century. In his book and many others the legend continues on.

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