Gabby Mejia — a.k.a. “Camp Gabby” — knows good music. Having cut her teeth at NYC’s legendary APT in 2000, Gabby has worked nearly every aspect of nightlife — from promoter to DJ to booker to consultant, general manager, and creative director of some of the most reputable clubs and underground music meccas in New York and Miami, such as subMercer and Buck15 — for over a decade, thus earning the professional reputation of being “all things nightlife.” She had one of the first radio shows with DJ Lindsey on East Village Radio in 2004, and started the eponymous subMercer record label — the first for a hotel group, putting out original content on both vinyl and digitally.
Gabby is widely respected for her extensive knowledge of a vast array of music, her integrity as a booker and curator, and having a well-honed ear and impeccable taste. Her unique and unrivaled experience in the industry and deep, global exposure to various sounds are reflected in her own well-versed and distinctive DJ style, which keeps any crowd, young and old, entertained and inspired.
Drawing inspiration from her singer mother, who kept their childhood home and gallery filled with various musicians and artists, as well as their world travels, Gabby fully immerses herself in music and travel, which she regards as intrinsically tied. From Ethiopian jazz to Algerian Rai to Turkish disco; folk music to Tropicalia and samba; pop, R&B and hip hop classics to soul and house music, Gabby is dedicated to exploring and discovering new talent and the best music from all over the world, and is able to incorporate the various sounds together coherently in her unique, remarkable sets.
She currently resides between Morocco, Miami, New York, and Seattle, touring and creating bespoke playlists internationally for art, luxury, entertainment, spirits, sports, celebrity and charity events. Her clients and residencies include the likes of Fendi, YSL, Givenchy, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Suitsupply, Adidas, Puma, Christian Louboutin, the Miami Design District, Soho House, the Miami Open (tennis), MoMA/PS1, the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art), Perez Art Museum, MOCA, the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatrics Aids Foundation, Frieze, Art Basel Miami, the Marrakech Biennale, the Havana Biennale, Riad Mena, and renowned restaurants Nomad, Le Jardin, and Cafe des Epices in Marrakech.