Kathleen Marie Taylor, better known as DJ KSLY (K-Sly) is one of the most cultured, accomplished DJs and personalities in music culture.
She has been credited as the first internationally renowned Asian female DJ. While that may sound like a rather big call, her history has solidified her rank and leadership.
Her assortment of genres brings forth nasty dance floor business from double fists hammering, wall-to-wall twerking to good ole two-stepping.
She was the New Year's Eve resident DJ for 20,000+ party goers at Siloso Beach Resort in Singapore.
KSLY also performs at private events, such as Spectrum SportsNet's company parties, Parents' Night Out in Redondo Beach, charities, cocktails, and other special occasions.
Being in the spotlight has given KSLY the opportunity to interview some of the most influential entertainers of yesterday and today. The list includes Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, Common, Chris Brown, Quincy Jones, Damian Marley, Shaggy, Mary J. Blige, and the late Rick James, to name a few.
While at Hot 107.9 FM Atlanta, she worked with friend and industry peer, Lil Jon. She also co-hosted daily with actor/rapper, Ludacris (Christopher Bridges). Post-Atlanta, she was heard on Las Vegas radio station, Hot 97.5. Then, she circled back to her roots in Los Angeles, working at 100.3 The Beat FM.
She was the co-host and DJ for internationally syndicated show, "Dance 360." Following that, she became the announcer and DJ for Steve Harvey's Big Time, while holding her position on The Beat.
On Smirnoff's "Master of the Mix” Season 2, she survived six of seven rounds as the only female standing! The first nationally televised DJ show was judged by legendary DJ Kid Capri, Vikter Duplaix, Amber Rose, and music producer, Just Blaze.
KSLY is a positive influence in the music industry and a musical tastemaker, as well. KSLY has garnered a legion of fans who keep her humble and encouraged.
Born in Seoul, Korea, she is the eldest of four children. She is a Los Angeles native with an Army child upbringing, which brought her to attend Kansas State University where she graduated with a B.A. in Sociology.