- "K.K. Slider? Yeah, I've heard of him, but am I him? I'm not saying yes. But I'm not saying no either, dig? One thing I can say is: right here, right now, I'm DJ KK. That's it, and that's all."
- — DJ KK, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
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Name in other languages
DJ KK is identical in appearance to K.K. Slider, as a white-furred dog with thick black eyebrows. However, he now wears a different outfit with black thick-rimmed glasses and an orange beanie. In Pocket Camp, DJ KK wears a black shirt with "KK" written on it.
In contrast to his more mellow personality as K.K. Slider, DJ KK is displayed as outgoing and active, becoming a so-called "life of the party." He can be seen jumping and even dancing as he plays music on his turntable. While they are indicated to be the same individual, DJ KK often acts as if he is a different person, and leaves the question up in the air when asked; this may indicate that he takes the persona to avoid recognition.
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, DJ KK performs remixed tunes of his tracks for the player to listen to in Club LOL every day (except Saturday where the regular K.K. performs) from 8 PM to 6 AM. Every night alternates between House Night, remixes using K.K.'s guitar, and NES Night (Famicom Night in Japan), which uses 8-bit remixes.
On the player's birthday, DJ KK will play a special remix of "K.K. Birthday," and during New Year's he will play a remix of New Leaf's title theme. The player can also place up to four Gyroids on Club LOL's stage which will randomly make noise to the beat. During DJ KK's concerts, the player can perform different dances by pressing directions on the D-Pad.
In New Horizons
While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, DJ KK makes his reappearance in version 2.0 update. He can be invited to Photopia and The Roost. He mentions when invited to The Roost that he may or may not be K.K. Slider.
In Happy Home Paradise
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, DJ KK appears upon the player designing the apparel shop, which is unlocked by designing 30 total homes. Upon the first activation of the event, "ending" sequences occurs with the player dancing alongside Lottie, Niko, Wardell, and various villagers, alongside a recap of the various houses they designed. This sequence can be replayed during music festivals by talking to employees of facilities or Lottie, Niko and Wardell and selecting "let's go dancing!". If facility employees are invited, any other villagers inside the facilities appear in the sequences instead of the villagers on the beach. Additionally, Wilbur can also be invited to dance, in which case the opening of the sequence focuses on him instead of the player. After the first music festival performance, Wardell explains to the player, Lottie, and Niko that DJ KK was a friend of his, subsequently inviting him to the main archipelago island.
After the initial event, DJ KK hosts a music festival on the main archipelago island every two weeks, lasting from 6 PM on Sunday to 12 AM on Tuesday. After a few music festivals, the event cycles throughout the week, lasting from 6 PM until 12 AM 2 days later every two weeks. Additionally, wooden pillars are constructed on the beach the day before the music festival starts.
During the event, villagers that the player designed houses for wear special t-shirts and bandanas, while villagers who have not had houses designed for them simply wear their default clothing. Additionally, during the event, the apparel shop sells parts of the outfits the villagers wear to the event. DJ KK plays house remixes of his songs like he does in New Leaf; all songs except "K.K. Birthday" have remixes. While the remixes sound very similar to the ones in New Leaf, they are not the same remixes, with a cymbal crash being added to the intro of songs, and some songs such as "K.K. Jongara" have their transitions to intermissions altered. The event's intro cutscene and intermissions use a remix of the leitmotif from Happy Home Paradise's designing themes. The intermissions and outro can vary in key depending on the song played before.
Unlike in Happy Home Designer, DJ KK has a separate house from K.K. Slider rather than simply being an alternate outfit.
In Happy Home Designer
In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "K.K. Slider" and "DJ KK" are alternate outfits for the singular entity referred to as "K.K." Their dialogue is identical.
In Pocket Camp
In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, DJ KK's beat booth is a special furniture that was available from April 27 to June 26, 2019. This furniture is obtainable by crafting and costs 350 Leaf Tickets. While using the booth, he will cycle between remixes of the game's main theme, the Campsite theme, and the OK Motors theme.
From April 30 to May 11, 2019, DJ KK appeared as the host of the garden event "Idle Beats with DJ KK."
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Before the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, K.K. Slider previously appeared live during the Splatoon concerts at the Nintendo Live 2019 event in Kyoto, where he performed "Welcome Horizons".
In Happy Home Designer
In New Horizons
In Happy Home Paradise
- In Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there is a running joke where villagers are not quite sure if DJ KK and K.K. Slider are the same person, which DJ KK will refuse to confirm or deny in New Horizons. However, they are confirmed to be the same person in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, and in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player cannot use amiibo to create a situation where both DJ KK and K.K. Slider exist in the same place.
- DJ KK appears on the covers of "Two Days Ago" and "K.K. House."
- It is implied that Wardell is friends with DJ KK, and that is why he hosts concerts on the Archipelago.
- Series sound director Kazumi Totaka said in an interview in Weekly Famitsu #1250 that he came up with the idea for DJ KK because he wanted to find a new way to incorporate K.K.'s many songs. This also led to the idea of music box items.
Names in other languages
- Splatoon 2 - Live Concert at Nintendo Live 2019 - Nintendo Switch, Nintendo.