DJ K Yung
Friday, Aug 25
Barrel House - 7pm
Carriage Haus - Midnight
Born in the bustling capital of Seoul, South Korea, abandon after birth and left on a doorstep of a police station, DJ K Yung was not expected to become anything but a number in their system. After months in an orphanage, she was adopted and brought to Minneapolis Minnesota. Growing up in the Midwest, DJ K Yung was surrounded by her new family’s musical influence at a very young age. During her high school years, a friend introduced her to DJing. After nothing came of it, it was during the summer of 2007 that she was asked to pick up DJing for a friend and her sisters graduation party. It was then she knew that was what she was meant to do.
After initially taking her love of music to the business side as an artist manager she decided to leave it behind and focus on DJing. Taking roughly 4 years to hone her skills, vinyl collection, equipment, name and brand, she began her DJing career at a fast pace. While under mentor DJ Scratch Master Dee (Scratching and Turntablism) and under DJ Dolla (Mixing) she landed her own radio show on air at KALA 88.5 FM with the help of DJ Powder a then female radio personality. She started out in the mixtape scene while she was working on her mixing and scratching and started her brand there until she was confident enough to start djing live. She was fortunate enough in that time to land a mixshow with Plum Radio Syndication (Previously under FocusOnTheDJ) and started DJing and hosting live shows, concerts, and events eventually landing a short tour gig with the D-Block/Bad Boy South Talent Search Tour as the official DJ.
Since then, DJ K Yung has exploded onto the DJ scene. As a trained hip hop/rap DJ, DJ K Yung has opened her music catalog as the next open format DJ. She was nominated for the Salute the DJs award in 2013 for The Hottest Female DJ, as well as Female DJ of the Year with the Fleet DJs and was DJ Clue’s – DJ of the Week in January of 2013. She’s currently touring with Feld Entertainment as a host for Monster Jam around the United States an internationally hosting and co hosting national stadiums and arenas. When she’s not on tour you can find her as the co resident DJ at Roosters Sports Bar in Rock Island Illinois and co resident at The Barrel House, in Moline Illinois. She guest spots as an on air mixer at various radio stations such as Sirius XM Shade 45 VIP Saturday’s, Dash Radio XXL Magazine Channel with Violator Radio UnKut, and on Hip Hop Nation. She also live mixes at various retail stores. In October 2016, she opened and launched with her partners online station Flood 93 Radio.