Name: DJ CutSo (formerly CutSoQwik)
Trademark saying: "
make history or BE history."
Hometown: San Jose, CA
DJ Crews: Finger Bangerz / distracted collective
What Music do you spin? When the situation calls for more
than just hip hop, I'll incorporate blends with rock, such as
The Zombies, Velvet Underground, The Beatles, The Cure (just to
name a few), even kitschy-type stuff like Billy Joel or something.
I've also been known to serve a nice helping of Bjork every now
and then. I also spin '80's synth pop and new wave, which I would
like to do more of. I spin alot of stuff that normal hip-hop dj's
wouldn't be caught dead spinning. Most of that sort of stuff is
what I do more with my other crew, the Distracted Collective,
than the Finger Bangerz.
Your Recordings/Releases (including solo, crew, guest spots,
battle records): NC Clothing's Hip Hop Heads Mix CD's Vol.
2-5, FingerBangerz Untouchable Breaks, Flight 162, Fuse
One's Metamorphosis mix cd, Finger Bangerz/The Meloists
Used Soul, Finger Bangerz full-length LP (coming
soon), Cutso's Wake Up Honey, We're Here EP (coming soon),
and of course Scratch Attack Vol. 3!
Your DJ Battle History (solo and team): DMC SF Regional
'99 (top six), ITF US Teams '99 (3rd place), ITF Western Hemisphere
Teams '00 (Big Winners!!!), Zebra Records DJ Finals '99 and '00
(finalist), People Magazine's Most Sexiest DJ (Singapore), and
numerous Car Show, High School, and Swap Meet mixoffs
The first record you ever bought? Michael Jackson
Most influential records in your life? Beatles
Abbey Road, Herbie Hancock Rockit
(no, really, it is.... not 'cause everyone in Scratch the Movie
When did you first DJ? at a birthday party full of gansters
I got shot 9 times in my mouf. That's the biggest
part of my DJ ability.
What made you want to be a DJ? my lack of direction towards
a serious career, and seeing Jam Master Jay on the Christmas in
What is most memorable performance of your DJ career?
ITF Western Hemisphere Teams in '99. We battled (and beat) Top
Rawmen and the Trooperz in a Las Vegas hotel room at, like, 7
in the morning. It was cool....heh heh....
How do you transport your records and/or gear to gigs?
my maroon 1987 Dodge Soccer Mom
Do you play CDs ever at gigs? I did a wedding a couple
of months ago, and they had me play fuckin' Jimmy Buffet and George
Strait. Apparently they don't have George Strait on wax, and I
didn't want to shell out any kind of money on a Jimmy Buffet album.
In your opinion who is best DJ of all time? Grandmixer
DsT and Jam Master Jay. They were responsible for my start.
Best website or way for folks to find out more about you?
(coming soon. everything I do is coming soon.)