Aug. 4

8:00 PM
Johnny Brenda’s

It is possible tickets may become available on the day of. Please show up to Johnny Brenda’s at least 30 minutes beforehand.

Dance Party

Join us for the 2017 BlackStar Film Festival official dance party!

Music will be provided by:

  • DJ Lean Wit It (Ugly Bass Media, Philly)
  • DJ Foxx Boogie (CTRL Freaks, Philly)
  • DJ Laylo (A Party Called Rosie Perez/Afrikando, NYC)

Impressive hosting will be provided by: Rashid Zakat

Admission is free but RSVP is required by August 2 at 11:59pm EST

Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N. Frankford Ave

Not so fine print:

  • You will not be admitted into the party without an RSVP or a festival badge
  • RSVP only guarantees entry until 10PM–get there early!
  • A festival badge only guarantees entry as long as there is space available as there is limited capacity in the venue–get there early!
  • A valid form of photo ID is required for entry

Presented by


DJ Foxx Boogie

Foxx Boogie is a well respected Hip Hop, House and scratch DJ,  producer and bboy from Philadelphia. No stranger to the game, over the past 10 years he’s traveled around the world showcasing his skills in more ways than one. If it’s a house music tour down the coast of Japan, teaching scratch DJ lessons in Europe, spinning dance battles in South America or hosting street art and graffiti events in Philly – he’s always ready for the next challenge. His versatile music selections and knowledge of the culture have landed him a sponsorship with Adidas Originals and he’s opened for major talent such as Little Brother, Talib Kweli, Spinderella of Salt N’ Pepa and the legendary graffiti artist KAWS. He is also one half of CtrlFreaks, a DJ duo with over 100,000 subscribers to their bi-monthly house music iTunes podcast, and a member of the RepStyles bboy crew from Philly. Foxx continues to create unique events for the music, dance and art scenes in order to bring his passion to the masses.

DJ Laylo

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.

DJ Lean Wit It

DJ Lean Wit It is a diverse artist with a portfolio of artistry in musicology, videography, theater and visual arts. He honed his skills at Temple University’s WHIP Radio Station while throwing some of the biggest events on campus and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Media Production. He is the co-founder of UGLYBASS Media, a grassroots DJ/Production collective that encompasses universal sound birthed in Philadelphia traveling through out the country. He is the winner of Red Bull’s 2012 Philly DJ Master Competition and has shared stages with several international recording artists including Raekwon, Manny Fresh, Machine Gun Kelly, Jazmine Sullivan, Musiq Soulchild and Action Bronson.  DJ Lean Wit It’s unique and infectious sound has been home to many popular venues throughout the United States and Europe. He is currently a resident DJ for Heineken Green Room and Lean On Thursdays at Pub Webb as well as UGLYBASS Unzipped on Dash Radio’s LOUD Station. He has become a community advocate for inner city youth by generously providing mentorship for youth in public and private schools and serves as a partner in the youth outreach program Do Remember Me. Blazing a trail of musical experimentation and collaborations has positioned DJ Lean Wit It on a path to entering the global arena and setting it on fire.

Rashid Zakat


Rashid Zakat is a filmmaker and artist born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. His focus lies in telling visually compelling stories for the big screen and for the web. A graduate of Temple University, Rashid has spent the last decade documenting Philadelphia music culture through photos, short documentaries, and interactive web projects. He’s made films for big companies, art museums, cultural institutions and friends.