DJ Camilo headlines our after party event on Day One of the Sazón 2023 Innovation Conference.
About DJ Camilo:
Before he was a Heavy Hitter, a Party Rocker or the International Club King, DJ Camilo was just a Colombian kid from Queens named Juan Camilo Sanchez. Introduced to the art of turntables at age 12, Camilo debuted his first mixtape in the late 90’s called “CAMILO Vol. 1”. Encouraged by the positive response “CAMILO Vol. 1” received, Camilo began releasing monthly mixtapes and quickly made a name for himself in the NYC club scene. In 2001, he caught the eye of DJ Enuff, who worked at the most famous hip-hop radio station in America: New York’s Hot 97. Along with the late DJ Threat, Enuff invited Camilo to join their new DJ crew called The Heavy Hitters.
After earning himself a spot on Hot 97’s highly competitive roster, Camilo began hosting his own Saturday night show called “Take It to the Streets”. Camilo’s inaugural show was so successful that it led to him hosting an additional show on Friday nights called “The Heavy Hitter Hour.” After spotting growing interest in the Latin music market, Camilo began to blend Latin urban music into the traditional American hip-hop radio market at HOT 97; Camilo was one of the first influential DJs to merge both demographics live on air. Camilo currently co-hosts Hot97’s daily top programming block from 4PM to 7PM, which is the number one show in the U.S. radio market in that timeframe. He also continues to reign supreme as the International Club King; Camilo’s frequent club tours around the world have taken him to London, Paris, Dubai, Amsterdam, Saint Tropez, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Cannes, Germany, Japan, Finland, Italy, Sweden and more.