JaKissa Taylor-Semple, better known to fans as DJ KISS, is a highly sought after DJ, host, and influencer. Known for her love of fashion and beauty as much as she is for her undeniable musical talent, Kiss has been profiled by top media outlets like The New York Times, Elle, and Essence magazines. Her personality, skill, and extensive musical knowledge have made her one of the most in-demand DJs in the country.
DJ Kiss regularly performs at high-profile celebrity events around the country. She along with her husband, DJ M.O.S., are the official DJs for The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and deejay the Oscars’ red carpet arrivals as well as after the ceremony for The Academy’s official after party, The Governors Awards.
Kiss previously toured with Oprah Winfrey as the official DJ on her 8-city stadium tour, “The Life You Want Weekend”, and was one of Prince’s go-to DJs having spun for The Artist many times at Paisley Park and various parties around the world before his untimely passing. Kiss also previously served as Pharrell Williams’ tour DJ and frequently spins parties for Sean “Diddy” Combs. Additionally, DJ KISS provided the tunes for high profile weddings for actor, Matt Damon, and for Star Wars creator, George Lucas.
In addition to her celebrity clients, Kiss is a fixture at Hollywood events and spins big pre- and post- events during Awards season, including for the Emmys, the Golden Globes, and The Academy Awards. She has spun her signature mix of soulful, feel-good tunes at movie premieres such as Black Panther, The Avengers, and Pitch Perfect 3. Kiss also has a diverse list of fashion, music, tech, and corporate clients including William Morris Endeavor, YouTube, Google, The Hollywood Reporter, Tiffany & Co., Square, Samsung, Beats by Dre, Viacom, BET, and many others.
DJ Kiss is frequently tapped by media outlets for her unique perspective and vast knowledge of music, fashion, and pop culture. She regularly appears on Good Morning America's DJ Friday segment and was the resident DJ and new music guru on MTV’s pop culture countdown, “The Seven.”
In addition to being a DJ and personality, Kiss is a noted tastemaker and brand ambassador. She has worked on projects and modeled in campaigns for brands such as Gucci, NARS, Nordstrom, Farfetch, Marc Jacobs Beauty, and the NFL Women’s Apparel line.