DJ Jahkova comes from Prince George’s County, MD. She began her career as a radio jockey in New York City for the Funk You 3-5 Hot Spot on WHCS at Hunter College before moving on to New York’s Urban Mix on WWRL. In the booth, she learned she had an affinity for music as much as a radio personality. To hone her musical skills, she enrolled in Scratch DJ Academy founded by the late Grand Jam Master Jay in the West Village of Manhattan. She quickly impressed her teachers and mentors who saw she proved to be quite the natural on turntables. With the necessary techniques under her belt, and the support of the Scratch Academy staff, she soon found herself spinning at a local Lower East Side bar where a thirty-minute audition turned into a regular Friday night…all night…hip-hop dance party.
Jahkova’s style is a unique mix of new old school hip-hop, R&B, soul and house. Born in the eighties, she is a true child of the nineties enabling her to bring a refreshing spin to sounds produced in an era where the lines between the old and new are blurred. Dropping club bangers to soul swayers, Jahkova’s musical taste is representative of the next generation of DJ’s whose refusal to let go of classic funk is blended with a refusal to turn their backs on the emergent, and often criticized sounds of new hip-hop. From Herb Alpert to Drake, the Jackson 5 to Rihanna she offers something for everybody.
Jahkova presently resides in Los Angeles where she is the resident DJ at two of LA’s hottest nightclubs. You can catch her spinning alongside KCRW’s DJ Anthony Valadez on Friday nights at Zanzibar and Saturday nights at Little Temple. During the week she performs her “soundscapes” for private clientele throughout the city and at in-store events such as Juicy, Seven, Bloomingdales, Macys and H&M to name a few. Far reaching out to international destinations, Jahkova has also provided quality entertainment to global clientele onboard exotic cruise lines.
From the radio to the clubs to the studio to the sea, Jahkova’s unique style and hand selected beats are sure to please any crowd. Her East Coast soul combined with her West coast flavor promises a musical set and mood that is infectious and body moving.