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DJ Kiss

DJ Kiss



DJ, personality, and blogger, JaKissa Taylor-Semple, is better known to fans as DJ KISS. Recognized by Elle Magazine with a “Personal Style Award” and named one of the “25 Most Stylish New Yorkers” by Us Weekly Magazine, Kiss is known as much for her enviable style as she is for her undeniable talent. DJ Kiss stands firmly at the intersection of music and fashion and is a global influencer in both. Her personality, skill, and extensive musical knowledge have made DJ Kiss one of the most in demand DJs in the country. Kiss regularly performs at high-profile fashion, music, corporate, charity, and sports events. She’s spun her signature mix of sexy, high energy tunes for clients including Alexander Wang, Tiffany & Co., David Yurman, Herve Ledger, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Macy’s, Elle Magazine, Billboard Magazine, US Weekly, GQ Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, MTV, GLAAD, New Yorkers for Children, The New York Knicks, Nike, and the NFL. DJ Kiss has also deejayed private parties for the some of the world’s biggest celebrities, including Matt Damon, Prince, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Chelsea Clinton, George Lucas, and Naomi Campbell. A fixture on the international nightlife scene, Kiss has headlined at the hottest clubs in cities like Paris, Milan, Zurich, London, Athens, St. Tropez, Istanbul, Barcelona, Mexico City, and Oslo. She is currently a resident DJ at NYC hotspots Avenue, PhD at the Dream Hotel, and Mister H and has previously held DJ residencies at mega clubs in Las Vegas and Miami. DJ Kiss is frequently tapped by media outlets for her vast knowledge and unique perspective on music, fashion, and pop culture. Kiss has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” multiple times, and had her own weekly segment discussing new music on MTV as the resident DJ on “The Seven” before its cancellation. Additionally, Kiss has covered the red carpet as a correspondent at exclusive events around the country for brands like Covergirl and Crown Royal. When not behind the turntables rocking crowds, DJ Kiss blogs about all things fashion, beauty, and music on her blog, ‘XOXO, Kiss’, which was recognized by People Style Watch as a top site for style inspiration. She has modeled in campaigns and look books for brands like Nordstrom’s, Dannijo, and NFL Women’s Apparel and was recently featured in a multi-page fashion spread in the New York Daily News. Kiss has been profiled by The New York Times Style Section, and has been covered by other fashion outlets such as, Glamour, WWD, Vogue, Essence, Elle magazine, and The, as well as mainstream outlets like, Us Weekly, Huffington Post, OK Magazine, Page Six, Ebony, Brides Magazine,