DJ Kuttin Kandi
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DJ Kuttin Kandi

Chula Vista, California, United States

Chula Vista, California, United States
Band Hip Hop Spoken Word

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Oct
13
DJ Kuttin Kandi @ Southwestern Poetry Reading

Chula Vista, California, USA

Chula Vista, California, USA

Oct
03
DJ Kuttin Kandi @ Filam Fest

San Diego, California, USA

San Diego, California, USA

Sep
06
DJ Kuttin Kandi @ FPAC

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Candice L. Custodio-Tan known as DJ Kuttin Kandi is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished female DJ's in the world. She is a member of DJ team champions 5th Platoon, Founder and DJ for the all female Hip-Hop group Anomolies, Cofounder of the famed NY monthly open mic nights “Guerrilla Words” and Founder of the coalition R.E.A.C.Hip-Hop (Representing Education, Activism & Community through Hip Hop. Djing for over 10 years, Kandi competed in over 20 DJ competitions such as ITF and Vibe. She is the NY Source Magazine DJ Champion and has been the only female DJ to make it to the DMC USA FINALs. Kuttin Kandi has been interviewed in numerous magazines and newspapers such as Source, Vibe, Vogue, YM, Rolling Stones, the New York Times, the Daily News and the Vibe Hip-Hop Diva’s book. Kandi has performed all around the world with artists such as Bob James, Kool Herc, Jay-Z, Gangstar, LL Cool J, Mya, MC Lyte, the Roots, Young Gunz, Dead Prez and BlackStar; just to name a few. Kandi has also deejayed at venues such as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lincoln Center and at Madison Square Garden for WNBA’s NY Liberty. She also appears in Busta Rhymes Much Music Special Edition video and other notable documentaries such as “Scratch”, the soon to be released female DJ documentary called “Mixxtress X” and a PBS special on Filipino’s in New York called “Kababayan”. In addition to her DJ career, she is a committed Activist/ Community Organizer. She is a member of women’s organization Gabriela Network and supports various organizations such as Ugnayan, FAHSI, CAAAV, United for Peace & Justice and etc... She also devotes her time teaching and mentoring the youth. For 3 years Kandi taught a Hip Hop/DJ Activism class and Poetry Classes at El Puente’s Leadership Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, as well as DJ courses at Jam Master Jay’s world famous DJ school the DJ Scratch Academy. She utilizes Hip Hop to educate, to build solidarity, create awareness and fight for social justice in the world. She is a known motivational speaker and has spoken on the college lecture circuit at universities such as NYU, Yale, Princeton, Harvard, UCSD, Stanford and etc. Presently, Kuttin Kandi has a new stage show combining her turntable wizardry and spoken word/poetry, accompanied by a newly formed female band. She is also writing a theatre play of her life story which is to be expected to be toured nationwide. By Fall 2008, Kuttin Kandi will release a mixtape album of her selected poetry and rhyme over mixed beats by various producers. She is also in the midst of writing an autobiography, a series of Hip Hop short stories and other writing projects. She is also working on several documentaries such as her recent trip back to the Philippines where she stayed in the Moro/Muslim communities in Davao. In 2005, Kuttin Kandi received the “Women In the Game” Award and is also a 2007 Black Lily Music and Film Festival Recipient alongside Jill Scott and Toshi Reagan and received the Social Change in Music Award. She currently works at the Women’s Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and has also returned to college to obtain a double B.A. degree to an MFA and a PH.D. in Ethnic Studies. From modeling for Starter clothing, shooting commercials for BET’s Stop The Violence campaigns to writing cover stories for YRB Magazine to starting campaigns against Hot 97’s “Tsunami Song”, to keynote speaking across the country, DJ Kuttin Kandi has proven she is is not just a DJ who has inspired hundreds of people through her musical talent, but she is also a DJ with a lifestory that has inspired thousands to change the world.

Kuttin Kandi is available for keynote speaking, workshops, dj clinics, conferences, panel discussions, hosting, battle dj/turntablist showcases, party rocking, dj fills, judging, concert dj, radio slots, mixtapes, recording sessions, spoken word/poetry performances, teaching, mentoring, educating, rallying and promotions/event coordination.

For all NY bookings pls. contact EQ Management at Frederickq@msn.com or 646-641-7183. For all west coast bookings, please contact Be Real Management at 619-246-6714 or email berealmgmt@gmail.com.