Exclusive Interview with Junior Vasquez For Distrkt NYC Pride
Q: If you weren’t a world class DJ Producer, do you think you would you be as passionate and as successful in your previous profession?
Junior Vasquez: I went to FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC) in the early 1800’s to become a fashion designer. I believe that yes, I probably would have excelled in that industry since that was also a true passion of mine.
Q: You set the bar pretty high in your career. Is it true you were the first DJ in history (the mid 1990s) to have earned $100,000 for a single performance? Can you tell us more about Juniorverse?
Junior Vasquez: Yes, I set the bar for many DJ’s in so many ways. I don’t recall earning $100,000 for a single performance but then again, it’s all a blur! I was living pretty well during the peak of my career and was blessed to be given that opportunity. Juniorverse was a magical time in NYC!
I read in Mixmag that after the release of Junior Works CD on Eightball Records he was hired to play a 24 hour set in Japan.
Q: What’s your most important live performance this year?
Junior Vasquez: Distkt NYC Pride. I’m honored to close out WorldPride weekend with an authentic New York underground music experience with Mother Juan, Princess, Kevin Aviance.
Q: Do you have any studio projects we need to hear?
Junior Vasquez: You’ll have to find the lock to my music vault if you want to hear those classic records, or come to Distrkt NYC Pride at Melrose Ballroom.
Q:Are there any artists you want to work with?
Junior Vasquez: I would love to collaborate with Lizzo and I’d really love to work with Madonna once last time before we both retire.
Thank you for the interview Junior !
Junior Vasquez: See you on the dancefloor at Distrkt NYC Pride!