November 9th, 2011 | Published in Artists
Born in Laos and raised in the United States, Keutmany Chansilaphet (DJ KiKi) spent most of her youth in Stockton, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Santa Cruz, then later received a degree in Paralegal studies at Humphrey’s College. After teaching, bartending and working at several courthouses, she realized that her passion was in entertainment, and that’s when she discovered the art of turntablism.
With several months of lessons and training, DJ Kiki burst onto the Las Vegas entertainment scene, leaving a trail of admirers in her wake. DJ Kiki brings the same level of professionalism, talent and vibe that great DJs are renowned for. She delivers the seductive grooves that draw clients unerringly towards the dance floor, along with the song selection to keep them riveted there all night. When it comes to djing, DJ KiKi definitely meets and exceeds all professional expectations. However, if by chance you happen to look up long enough to catch a glimpse of her working her magic, she will own you!
DJ Kiki began her professional DJ career as DJ Keutmany (aka DJ Digital K) in early 2000; honing and refining her talents while spinning old school, house, electronic, rock, Top 40 and Latin music in clubs and showrooms throughout Las Vegas and Laughlin, Nevada. She has also worked in Portland, Oregon and various event venues in California. She can proudly claim residencies in some of Las Vegas’ hottest venues, such as Club Mandarin at the Mandarin Oriental, TRIQ in Planet Hollywood, Laguna Lounge at the Palazzo, and Lucky Bar at Red Rock Casino.
During the Las Vegas pool season you will find sun-kissed bodies dancing to her beats at pools such as the Luxor, Flamingo, Planet Hollywood and Harrahs. In addition to her residencies and poolside appearances, DJ Kiki is an eloquent and capable event emcee, drawing on yet another talent which separates her from her field of contemporaries.
Along with her talent behind the wheel of steel, she also owns and operates a multifaceted entertainment company composed of artist management, live entertainment, promotional models and DJ lessons. Her agency is comprised of several different talents, including DJs, bands, singers, emcees and professional dancers.
Anyone who follows the Las Vegas club circuit will inevitably take notice of DJ Kiki. With the looks of a model, the ear of a seasoned musician and the sheer talent that brings it all together, she’s a force to be reckoned with. In a city that thrives on the spectacular, she delivers it in spades. She is destined to become the front runner on a very fast track.
Her goals are to perform internationally throughout Asia, Europe and the Pacific Islands. She has tremendous knowledge of advance music technologies and computer programs. DJ Kiki is already experimenting with different types of sounds and samples, and is well on her way to producing and remixing her own music.
Visit DJ Kiki at www.djkikivegas.com