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DJ, television 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, DJ Kiss is known as much for her talent as her style and is a global influencer in both music and fashion.
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., Herve Ledger, BCBG, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Elle Magazine, Billboard Magazine, US Weekly, GQ Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, MTV, Comedy Central, 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, Chelsea Clinton, Prince, Sean “Diddy” Combs, 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 and PhD at the Dream Hotel and has previously held DJ residencies at mega clubs in Las Vegas and Miami.
With her upbeat personality, 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.
When not behind the turntables rocking crowds, DJ Kiss blogs about all things fashion on her personal style 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 Italia.com, Essence, Elle magazine, and The Coveteur.com, as well as mainstream outlets like People.com, Us Weekly, Huffington Post, OK Magazine, Page Six, Ebony, Brides Magazine, Playboy.com.