Friday, May 19, 2023
LAYLA BENITEZ :: PRESENTED BY FOREST DÖWN UNDER
On Friday, May 19, Forest Döwn Under presents Layla Benitez at Somewhere Nowhere NYC. Doors open at 10pm.
Layla Benitez may have been in DJ booths since she was barely old enough to walk, but her DJing and production reveal an artist who continues to evolve and grow with every gig and every experience. Her August 2021 Boiler Room set showcases a coldly sleazy, 80s synth-influenced sound she describes as ‘indie-dance meets dark disco’, a flickering neon bridge between her New York roots and Miami home. Meanwhile, her productions reveal a producer working within an organic house sound and a laid-back, soulful groove that, somehow, fits within the same sonic aesthetic. It’s not an accident. Layla has honed her understanding of both DJing and production weekly on the very front line, as a resident at the legendary Space Miami.