•International DJ since 1996
•Amoebite @ AmoebaMusic Hollywood
•Resident DJ @MarqueeLV Nightclub & Dayclub @ Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
DJ YAYA- style, talent, energy and spirit UNMATCHED!!
YaYa’s passionate love affair with music began early in life, with music and dancing a part of her household every single day. Her father, a former band-member in a popular Cuban band, instilled the importance of music throughout their home, and was often caught literally dancing his socks off in the living room—possessed by vibrant and intoxicating beats. Amidst the pulsating and happy chaos that was her childhood, she discovered her parents’ vast collection of vinyl records and her thirst for the most unique and rare vinyl finds became eternally unquenchable. She found herself spending hours on end in thrift stores, yard sales and record stores, and a star was born when she purchased her first set of turntables from a well-known radio DJ’s garage sale at the age of fourteen. From that moment on, YaYa has been following her heart and living her dream.
International DJ since 1996, YaYa strives to make a connection with her audience and tell a story through the magic of music EVERY SINGLE SET she drops. “It’s a CRAFT to do what I do,” she explains, “I’m telling you about ME when I’m mixing, while making sure everyone is on their feet dancing and having a good time! I love interacting with the crowd this way, and I always aim to MOVE everybody.” Her spirit is so vivid and colorful and FREE that you never know what to expect when she’s dropping a set—you might find yourself at the receiving end of a wink, a smile, or an exhilarating song you’ve never heard before!
YaYa’s career is well-rounded, having played at a variety of functions from political parties, fundraisers, private house parties, and state assemblies to music festivals, LA/LB Pride, nightclubs, after-hours, and concerts. So far, however, getting regular sets at Amoeba Music is considered her biggest honor as she muses, “think of the countless number of incredible artists that have graced the store with their talent! I’m beyond honored!” Her style defies all boundaries and can pump up a crowd of any age, race, and musical taste, and YaYa CANNOT imagine doing anything else.
With her natural rhythm, happy vibes, magnetic personality, ambition, fearlessness, hard work ethic and genuine love for people, adventure and MUSIC, the world is at DJ YaYa’s fingertips—and she’s excited to see it all. From cassette mixtapes to digital mash-ups, YaYa’s talent transcends time and space and she CAN’T WAIT to spread her love, peace, and MUSIC worldwide!