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 undeniable vibe, 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, 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 Hollywood events including events for the prestigious Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She along with her husband, DJ M.O.S., recently deejayed the Academy’s 95th Oscars’ official afterparty, the Governors Ball, for the seventh year in a row. The duo has also spun on the actual red carpet of the Oscars as celebrities and guests arrive, as well as for the Academy’s annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon, the Governors Awards, and the New Members Induction ceremonies.
Kiss has deejayed for some of the biggest celebrities in the world. She was 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. She toured with Oprah Winfrey as the official DJ of her 8-city stadium tour, “The Life You Want Weekend” and went on tour with Pharrell Williams’ as his DJ. Additionally, Kiss 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, deejaying 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 Netflix’s They Cloned Tyrone, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, the first 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 2023 ESPYs, the MTV Movie Awards, and the NBA Awards, most recently pulling double duty as DJ and announcer for the 2022 Grio Awards. She has a long and diverse list of corporate clients including The Hollywood Reporter, Hulu, Billboard, Netflix, Disney, Alice & Olivia, 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 modeled in campaigns and worked on projects for brands including Gucci, Estee Lauder, NARS, Nordstrom, Farfetch, Marc Jacobs Beauty, and the NFL Women’s Apparel line.