DJ Laylo is a pleasant surprise in any music scene. Her unrelenting commitment to good music and rocking the crowd have earned her a reputation for creating a house party vibe in even the fanciest venues. Born in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents, her musical selection is equal parts New York City and African Diaspora. Growing up, Saturday afternoons with her mother often featured the sounds of 70s Salsa and instilled an early appreciation for great musicianship. Later, Laylo fell in love with Hip Hop and developed an admiration for the work of NYC mixtape kings like DJ Gbo the Pro, Double R, and Chill Will.Today, Laylo effortlessly blends Latin, Caribbean, African, House, Soul, Funk, and Hip Hop to create a musical dialogue with her audience. She is the founder of AfriKando and the popular #APartyCalledRosiePerez. Laylo has ignited dancefloors from Berlin to Brazil. Highlights include performances at the Sundance Film Festival, Central Park Summerstage, and First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum. In addition, she has held residencies at premier New York City clubs and restaurants such as SOBs, The Cecil, The Copacabana, Santos Party House, Camaradas El Barrio, B.B King’s, Crash Mansion, Sutra, Southpaw, Rose Live, Sputnik, Libation, among many others. Her work in the arts and the community has been featured in The New York Times, Time Out New York, The Source Magazine, El Diario La Prensa, among other publications. Laylo is also a filmmaker and activist. She directed and produced a documentary entitled “Estilo Hip Hop.” Estilo is a feature length documentary that chronicles the lives of three hip hop enthusiasts from Chile, Brazil, and Cuba who firmly believe that hip hop can change the world. Estilo was an official selection of the Tribeca All Access program and broadcast nationally on PBS in 2009.