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HER Sound: Kasha Kennedy

By Ms. Jackson |

Welcome to HER Sound to all you Canadian lezzies and queers!  If you’re not Canadian aloha and welcome back to the program.  I’ve been searching for the hottest and most talented DJs and artists around the country and I’ve found a Canadian gem!  Kasha Kennedy out of Vancouver B.C. is a fiery, sexpot that will make your eyes pop out of your head.  A DJ, producer and model that takes her artistry very seriously.  We sat down to discuss her favorite music right now, who she’d hook up with on OITNB and her come out story.

 

Who is Kasha Kennedy and what makes you amazing?

Kasha Kennedy is a passionate fireball!  Super stoked to be living this life and just want to spread good energy and share love through music everywhere I go.  I wake up everyday with a positive mindset feeling free and present.  The only thing that can hold you back from your dreams is you, so never doubt or let negativity take over!  Live now.

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When did you come out and how do you identify?

It was a good 10 years ago.  My Mom wanted to come stay with me but I was living with my girlfriend at the time.  Kinda forced the conversation to happen.  I grew up in a very Christian home so you can imagine how that went.  I even surpressed my own sexuality and confused it for being wrong.  Now my family is very open and loving of whomever I date, they just want me to be happy.  For me, identifying as strictly gay or lesbian puts me in a closed box.  I am very free and open when it comes to love and relationships, as long as the person you are with adds to your happiness!

 

Kasha Kennedy Spinning

 

You’ve been producing some kick ass remixes.  Your remix for Tove Lo “Talking Dirty” has over 58k listens on Soundcloud.  What’s huge!  What inspires you as a producer?

 

Thank you!  I am super stoked at the response with that remix.  My love for music inspires me everyday.  The feeling I get as a DJ playing other peoples music and receiviing the energy I do from the crowds stokes my fire.  I’m inspired to keep working at my own music because I will be over the moon if my music can move people or enhance their night.  I watch videos from Tomorrowland, EDC, etc and when I watch some of my favorite DJ/Producers playing and it gets me so excited.  There aren’t many female’s at that level so I think there is definitly room for more women to come up as sick producers and that also inspires me!

Are you single, married, it’s complicated or in an open relationship?

I am single.  Super happy, loving life and living free.  But I do look forward to having a family one day with the right person 🙂

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If you could date one of the characters on “Orange Is The New Black” who would it be?

Alex because she is a boss ass gangster drug dealer and her character is just so suave.

 

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You reside in Vancouver B.C. and Pride is starting this weekend.  Where can we find you spinning during Pride?

There is a club that is re-opening called “The Odyssey I will be spinning their launch party on Thursday July, 30th!  I travel so much I didn’t know if I would be in town for Vancouver Pride so aside from that I am spinning two private fireworks parties and going to enjoy all the Pride festivities.

 

What are your 5 favorite songs right now?

I like all types of music 😛

The Weeknd “Can’t Feel My Face (Saber x All Gold x Erick Diaz Remix)”


Little Giants “Lately (Love, Love, Love)”

Missy Elliott “Work It (Chris Bushnell Remix)”


Kayliox Vs. Optionavailable “Von Deeper (Original Mix)”


Sam Hunt “Take Your Time”

+ ALL Nicki Minaj……

We’ve been asking our community this question and so fitting since you’re a DJ.  If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life – which would it be (read the post here)?

 

Rick Ross “Trilla” (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/trilla-bonus-track-version/id275531825).  I listened to it on repeat one summer and I love the whole album!

Follow Kasha Kennedy at www.kashakennedy.com, Soundcloud @djkashakennedy, Facebook @djkashakennedy, Instagram @theduchessofbeats.  Read all of our HER Sound features on Von Kiss, Skylar Love, Ms. Jackson and Chelsea Starr.

Ms. Jackson has been rocking the turntables at some of the best parties and venues in San Francisco for years. But before SF she started out in her hometown of Seattle at heritage Rhythmic/CHR station KUBE. After a while she was offered the opportunity to work at VH1 in New York City where she became the Director of Music Programming. NYC inspired her early passion as a DJ, and she brought that passion back to the Bay where she gets the party started several times a week. “I’m so lucky that music has always been there to inspire and keep me motivated everyday. There’s nothing better in this world than creating the energy to make people dance.”