DJ Kyndal Marie
After attending Howard University in Washington D.C., Kyndal Marie later earned her Bachelors degree from Baruch College while interning at Jet Magazine and working part-time at HOT97 Radio. There, she had a front row view into the world of professional DJing. She traveled with and worked events alongside well-known DJs as they performed, and instantly took a liking to the infectious impact that DJing had on so many.
Post Hot97, Kyndal Marie decided to pursue fashion, her other passion. She’s worked with notable brands like Valentino, Rachel Roy, Henri Bendel, and worked in media including, Essence Magazine and on TLC’s TV series “What Not To Wear". She's also styled personal clients, including musical artists and other professionals.
Describing herself as a feminine tomboy, you'll often find Kyndal Marie in a pair of baggy boyfriend jeans or grey sweatpants with heels. Her affinity for music and fashion embodies Kyndal Marie the woman and the two are integral threads of the Kyndal Marie brand.
Kyndal Marie had always admired women who excelled in male-dominated industries. She grew up admiring Salt-N-Pepa’s DJ, Spindarella, an attractive female who was feminine and classy, yet could scratch, blend and cut records like her male counterparts who dominated the music industry and night club scene during the height of their era. Aware of her lifelong appreciation of Spindarella, her siblings bought her a birthday gift certificate for classes at NYC’s DJ Scratch Academy, founded by the late and great Run DMC DJ Jam Master Jay. It wasn't long before she invested in Technics SL-1200 turntables knowing that this was the career path her heart had already chosen.
Kyndal became an apprentice of the craft, studing the blending of songs, scratching techniques and crowd interaction from various DJ mentors. She cut her teeth DJing for birthday and graduation parties, baby showers, BBQs, which often led to commercials, produced events and nightclubs around the Tri-State area, such as Griffin, Opus, Milk River, Rooftop 48, Rivington Hotel, Suede, Putnam’s, Rooftop760, Taj, and Governor’s Island, to name a few.
She looks forward to more traveling, future fashion collaborations and motivating others to go after what drives them.