Monday, July 14, 2008
DJ K-SLY (Kathleen Yoon-Taylor) is a journalist for music. This unique lady has shined her experience and diversity on the world. She earned popularity and respect early in the game, while riding the radio waves.
She was the fun-loving feisty voice in Los Angeles on her evening show on 100.3 The Beat (Radio One), which featured her #1 most-listened to entertainment column, "The Sleazy Report."
Prior to The Beat, "K-SLY" was Atlanta's sweetheart on WHTA (HOT 107.9) with co-host rapper, Ludacris (Def Jam).
"K-SLY" expressed, "It was a blessing to work with someone as determined and motivating as Chris [Ludacris]. I learned a lot."
Additionally, she did a brief stint in Las Vegas KVEG (97.5) with a midday slot. "K-SLY" has been touted as the little girl with the big voice which is a far cry from her classical piano training and musical background. Don't be fooled by her pretty smile, this multi-genre equipped DJ can rock any party, from hip-hop to house.
As she strolled into the house music scene, K-Sly was additionally tagged as DJ KATHLEEN TURNER, referring to her ability to turn the tables, in any house.
While "K~SLY" can be heard on Sprint Mobile Radio's "The Ten Spot," she is simultaneously traveling worldwide, gaining much deserved recognition. Most recently, she rocked the hot new flashy "Club Volume" in Seoul, Korea.
She brought 2008 in with fire at the new Planet Hollywood Casino & Resort in Las Vegas. She is also the official DJ for Universal Republic recording group, Candy Hill where she performed in Seoul, Korea at the infamous Olympic Stadium for the 2007 Ciara Candy Hill Concert, along with several clubs, including Club Circle.
She made a cameo in rapper, Mims' video, "Like This." She appeared on CBS, "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" spinning for Rich Boy's performance of "Throw Some D's" featuring producer, Polow Da Don.
As a DJ, "K-SLY" took Hollywood by storm, spinning at the trendiest clubs, premieres, and events in L.A. and around the country. Deejaying at the largest club in the U.S., Club La Vela, the world-renowned, "Beau Rivage Casino & Resort" in Mississippi, to the "Summer Seeds Reggae Concert Tour" in Hawaii to a Scion Yacht Party at the beautiful, Coeur D'Alene Golf Resort in Idaho, she is fast becoming an ambassador for music lovers around the world.
Her resume includes spinning events for clients like J. Lo's Swimwear, Nick Cannon, Ludacris, G-Unit, and NBA All-Star Week. "K~SLY" was the DJ / announcer for Steve Harvey Big Time, and resident DJ / co-host for the internationally syndicated TV show, Dance 360.
"K-SLY" has been featured on BET's Style, Rap City, MTV's Direct EFX, FOX's On- Air with Ryan Seacrest, the Oxygen Channel, and in numerous publications including, Entertainment Weekly, XXL, Complex, and Audrey Magazine. She was also been a celebrity guest chef for Project-by-Project on BRAVO's Top Chef. On top of that, she was featured in the "Scarface" video game.
"K-SLY" has been a motivational speaker for Rolling Out Magazine's "Entrepreneurial Success" seminar and for H.O.P.E. Worldwide's "Positive Choice" program, and hosted actor/singer, Tyrese's Watts Day, also the Asian Hip Hop Summit. This driven woman even hosted a national radio show for Nissan's Electric Moyo which aired in all the top 10 U.S. markets.
"K-SLY" attended Kansas State University where she graduated with a B.A. in Sociology. During that time, she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., socially conscious organization. While attending KSU, she volunteered at the university's radio station, KSDB (91.9).
"K-SLY" is dedicated to her career, sharing it with a passion in promoting youth and community service. She is extremely active in encouraging youths to vote by speaking at several colleges and events. Regularly, she appears at schools throughout the greater Los Angeles area. She believes that youth issues are neglected, and in helping the youth, they may gain a better understanding of their place in society to become productive citizens. She is currently developing a scholarship for young teen mothers who desire to attend college, also an "Anti-Racism" essay scholarship contest. "DJ K-SLY": a multi-faceted artist… Keep your eye on "K~SLY" – She is one that is not to be missed!