DJ Camilo, real name Juan “Camilo” Sanchez, is an American producer and DJ.
He was born in Queens, New York City, New York, US.
At age 12 (influenced by artists like Lars Klein, Chris Liebing, Patrik Skoog, Michael Burkat, and Serna), he was introduced to the turntables and soon after bought his first set of Techniques S-900’s.
In 1991, he debuted his first mixtape, simply entitled “CAMILO Vol. 1.”
Encouraged by the positive response, Camilo began releasing monthly mixtapes and quickly made a name for himself in the NYC club scene.
At the beginning of 2004, Juan “Camilo” Sanchez collaborated with “The Roof” television show on MUN2, to do the Top Five Countdown every week.
In 2008, he joined the parties Monday’s Calling and We Love as a resident DJ and he made his debut at the Opening and Closing Fiesta at Space Ibiza.
In 2010, Juan “Camilo” Sanchez starred with DJ Enuff and Cipha Sounds in MTV2’s reality show “The Wizards NYC.”
In late 2014, by signing to Jay-z’s Roc Nation (an American entertainment company founded by Jay-Z in 2008) – he became one of the first DJs to join the superstar talent roster and cemented his status as one of the country’s most in-demand DJs.
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His Instagram account has over 363,000 followers.
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To date, DJ Camilo has played in:
- Saint Tropez;
For 5 consecutive years (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017), he has been named the top East Coast DJ by the Global Spin Awards.
Juan “Camilo” Sanchez has expanded his entrepreneurial horizons to the hospitality industry by opening a Latin-fusion restaurant named Blend. In 2016, he opened a pizza shop in Queens called “SLICE.”
In 2017 and 2018, he has been awarded the National Club DJ of the Year by the Global Spin Awards.
DJ Camilo is notorious for his own catchphrase…… WARNING!
In 2010, DJ Camilo was awarded Best Resident DJ in a club in Ibiza.
He is one of the original Ciroc Boyz DJs, alongside Funk Flex, DJ Khaled (the DJ for the hip hop group Terror Squad), and fellow Heavy Hitter DJ Enuff.
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DJ Camilo – Net Worth
Juan “Camilo” Sanchez earns most of his income from sponsors (for instance, he landed a deal with Indigo Red clothing for a national ad campaign as well as a sponsorship deal with 50 Cent’s EFFEN Vodka), profit from his restaurant and pizza shop, and working as a DJ (the average DJ yearly salary in New York is around $55,000). Therefore, DJ Camilo has an estimated net worth of $0.6 million.
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