JaKissa Taylor-Semple, better known to fans as DJ KISS, is a highly sought after DJ, personality, and influencer. Known for her love of music and her ability to rock any crowd, Kiss has been profiled by top media outlets like The New York Times, Elle, and Essence magazines, and by Vanity Fair and Harpers Bazaar.com. Her personality, extensive musical knowledge, and unique vibe have made her one of the most in-demand DJs in the country.
DJ Kiss regularly performs at high-profile Hollywood events. She along with her husband, DJ M.O.S., regularly spin for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Together they’ve deejayed the Oscars' red carpet as celebrities and guests arrive and at The Academy’s official Oscars after party, The Governors Ball, for many consecutive years.
Kiss has deejayed for some of the biggest celebrities in the world. She toured with Oprah Winfrey as the official DJ of her 8-city stadium tour, “The Life You Want Weekend”, and served as Pharrell Williams’ tour DJ for a year. She was also one of Prince’s go-to DJs, having spun for him at Paisley Park and at parties around the world at his request before his untimely passing. Additionally, Kiss has deejayed many of Sean “Diddy” Combs’ hottest parties over the years, and has provided the tunes at private parties for other A-List stars including Angela Bassett, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, and George Lucas.
In addition to her celebrity clients, Kiss is a fixture at Awards season, spinning events during the Emmy Awards, the Golden Globes, the Grammy Awards, and the Academy Awards. She’s spun her signature mix of soulful, feel-good tunes at blockbuster movie premieres like Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Atomic Blonde, A Wrinkle in Time, Fast and Furious 8, and Pitch Perfect 3. DJ Kiss has also deejayed awards shows like the MTV Movie Awards, and the NBA Awards, most recently pulling double duty as DJ and announcer for 2022 The Grio Awards. She has a long and diverse list of corporate clients including Disney, Netflix, The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu, Billboard, Alice & Olivia, The CW, Audible, William Morris Endeavor, YouTube, Google, Tiffany & Co., Square, Samsung, Beats by Dre, Viacom, and BET.
DJ Kiss is frequently tapped by media outlets for her unique perspective and vast knowledge of music, fashion, and pop culture. She was the resident DJ for Good Morning America and for MTV’s post-TRL countdown show, The Seven, where she had a weekly segment discussing the hottest up-and-coming artists. She was also a frequent guest commentator on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live.
In addition to being a DJ and personality, Kiss is an influencer and brand ambassador. She has worked on projects and modeled in campaigns for brands including Gucci, NARS, Nordstrom, Farfetch, Marc Jacobs Beauty, and the NFL Women’s Apparel line.