DJ Tukutz

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DJ Tukutz
Birth name Kim Jeong-sik (김정식)
Also known as Street T
Born (1981-11-19) November 19, 1981 (age 33)
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres Hip hop, alternative hip hop, pop rap, electronic music
Occupation(s) DJ, Producer, songwriter
Instruments Turntables, keyboards, synthesizer, sampler, sequencer
Years active 2003 – present
Labels Woollim Entertainment
2003-2008, 2010-2011
Map the Soul, Inc.
YG Entertainment
Associated acts Blac Bakery, Epik High

DJ Tukutz (Hangul: DJ 투컷, born November 19, 1981) is a DJ, Producer, and songwriter. He is best known as the DJ of the South Korean hip hop group Epik High.


DJ Tukutz first got into DJ-ing in the summer of 1995 while spending his time at illegal raves and warehouse parties, where his passion for the scene and music began. He started playing at local raves and parties in Japan's underground hip-hop scene, before moving to South Korea in 2000 to attend the Technics DJ School. After returning from the academy, he partnered up with Tablo and headed to the States. He worked and DJ-ed on radio shows, live events and clubs around the Boston and New York City area.

In 2003, along with Tablo and Mithra Jin, they formed the rap group Epik High.

On October 15, 2009, DJ Tukutz entered the military to serve his mandatory 2 years service at the camp in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province.

DJ Tukutz arrived back from the military on August 9, 2011.

In 2012 it was revealed DJ Tukutz & Mithra Jin were no longer signed to Woollim Entertainment. Around June/July several hints were given to the possible Epik High comeback in the second half on the year such as the YG Entertainment Stock Report, a tweet from a fashion Designer which said that they're making the costumes for Epik High's comeback under YG, and a tweet from Jerry K to Tablo that said he is anticipating the new Epik High album. On July 25, 2012, YG officially announced that Epik High would make their comeback in September with 99, after a three year hiatus as a group.[1]

Personal life[edit]

DJ Tukutz married his long-term girlfriend who is 2 years older than himself in October 13, 2009.[2] The couple had their first child, a son named Yoon Woo, on December 14, 2012.[3]


  1. ^ "Epik High to return this September". allkpop. 2012-07-25. 
  2. ^ "DJ Tukutz of Epik High Getting Married". October 7, 2009. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Epik High’s DJ Tukutz becomes Father at the age of 31". December 18, 2012. Retrieved January 17, 2014. 

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