Kim was born in New York City and was brought up in Harlem and The Bronx. Her mother is a former New York City public school English teacher in The Bronx who also worked as a global supplier of student virtual business programs in Queens. She coordinated Trade Shows in Vienna, Austria, and became an exchange student host. Her late father worked for the New York City Transit Authority before retiring. As a well-known self-taught visual artist and vocalist with the original assemblage of the 1960s musical group, The Main Ingredient, he painted his murals on the walls of NYC subway stations. Kim studied dance at the Dance Theater of Harlem, where she was directed and instructed by the late Arthur Mitchell and Karel Shook, and ballet was an essential part of her life. She also has a passion for photojournalism.
From 1987 through 1994, Kim co-owned and ran Club Myth, an underground dance club in upstate New York. Kim, aka DJ K-Star, was an opening DJ for a series of HOUSE music events that moved from one underground venue to another. Kim graduated from Binghamton University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Sociology and has been a member of The American Society of Composers, Authors,
and Publishers (ASCAP) for twelve years. She co-owns Deep House Records ®, co-manages the WDHR Radio Broadcasting Digital Network as Director of Music and Photography, and is the Music Programmer. She continues to be a driving force behind the Deep House Records ® label and the DHR, Inc. brand. Being a New York City native, Kim has held the role since 2011 and contributes various musical styles and cultural spice to the online radio platforms.
Tren-sé, a.k.a. DJ Interlude, was born and reared on the North and West sides of Chicago, Illinois. His mother modeled for Ebony Magazine as a young adult. During the 1970s, she worked as a computer analyst and modernized the financial systems for Oklahoma City and the University of Oklahoma. Tren-sé Mario Ketchum, Sr., the principal vocalist and performer for Ketch Entertainment in Chicago, exposed his son to music. He is also in direct kinship to the late Sammy Davis, Jr, a captivating performer and entertainer of his era, and Rodney Scott Harrison, the former American football safety who played in the National Football League for 15 seasons with the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. During the 1970s and '80s, the Chicago-based producer and composer Leo Graham and the late Jerry Soto, Master Engineer for Soto Sound Studio, had a series of successes with Tyrone Davis and the successful musical groups The Manhattans and The Manhattan Transfer. Their guidance was crucial as key influencers and contributors to Tren-sé's education and musical career. Tren-sé is now a 27-year member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and a
multi-talented DJ who has performed in Spain, Denmark, London, Amsterdam, Holland, Chicago, and New York. He is a Master's Engineer, lyricist, and composer with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from American Military University (AMU) and earned multiple technical certifications. He is a legal and practical ordained minister of Hermeticism and Universal Law and a Subject Matter Expert and Partner Consultant for the Digital and Marketing sectors.