Curtis Santiago

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Curtis Santiago
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Curtis Santiago performing in Edmonton on 2008-06-23
Background information
BornEdmonton, Alberta, Canada
GenresDance-rock, soul, alternative R&B
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, painter, club DJ
Years activec. 1996–present
LabelsFinger Lickin', independent
Associated actsHi-Phoniqs
Vendetta Republic
Dance Off Pants Off!

Curtis Santiago is a Canadian dance-rock musician, originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta, now based in Toronto, Ontario. He was previously signed to Finger Lickin' Records.

In the late 1990s, he was a member of the Edmonton group The Hi-Phoniqs, a soul-oriented band. He left the city and the band in 2002 and moved to Vancouver to develop a solo career, and also worked as a club MC. In 2003, he won a CBC Galaxie Rising Star Award at NewMusicWest.[1] He also founded the group Vendetta Republic. In early 2007 he began working with guitarist Mikey Schlosser. The duo moved their production headquarters to Toronto in 2008.

The Curtis Santiago Have Mercy mixtape was released in April 2009. The majority of the mixtape was produced by SkullKrushers and was presented by DJ Mick Boogie and


  • 2002: Portrait of an Artist
  • 2007: TKO
  • 2009: Have Mercy
  • 2012: Alien Tentacle Sex (as Talwst)


  1. ^ Turenne, Martin (February 26, 2004). "Interview: Curtis Santiago". Retrieved September 5, 2012.

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