DJ, television personality, and blogger, JaKissa Taylor-Semple, is better known to fans as DJ KISS. Named one of the “25 Most Stylish New Yorkers” by Us Weekly Magazine, this globetrotting New York-based tastemaker has a passion for making people dance. Her talent, extensive musical knowledge, and personality have made DJ Kiss one of the most in-demand DJs in the country.
DJ Kiss does it all. She’s spun private parties in Hollywood for the some of the world’s biggest celebrities including Madonna, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Naomi Campbell, and Jamie Foxx; headlined at some of the most exclusive clubs in the world; spun for a sold out New York Knicks crowd at Madison Square Garden; and added her signature sound to the hottest fashion, music, corporate, and charity events. Some of her clients include Alexander Wang, Salvatore Ferragamo, Barney’s New York, MTV, Prada, LaCoste, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co., Versace, Diane von Furstenberg, H&M, amFAR, New Yorkers for Children, Essence Magazine, GQ Magazine, and US Weekly. A fixture on the nightlife scene since 2006, Kiss is currently a resident DJ at several NYC hotspots and regularly spins at clubs in cities abroad including Paris, London, St. Tropez, Athens, Istanbul, Barcelona, Mexico City, and Oslo.
Frequently tapped by media outlets for her vast musical knowledge, DJ Kiss regularly appears on VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” as a music and pop culture expert, and was the resident DJ on MTV’s TRL-replacement “The Seven”. She also appeared on NBC’s “The Today Show” giving host, Hoda Kotb, a deejay lesson. Additionally, she has contributed to People Magazine and Fox News online.
When Kiss is not behind the decks rocking crowds or blogging about the latest fashions, she spends time with her husband, DJ M.O.S., and loves to cook and travel. Kiss has been covered by fashion outlets such as The Coveteur, Stylecaster.com, and Essence Magazine as well as mainstream outlets like , Us Weekly, Page Six, Ebony, Brides Magazine, InTouch, Star Magazine, the New York Times, Playboy.com and on many other publications, websites, and blogs.