E032 - DJ Dopey (DJ/Turntablist/Producer)


Over the past two decades, Toronto's Jon Santiago, aka DJ Dopey, has carved out an impressive career as a DJ/turntablist.

As the founding member of the Turntable Monkz, Dopey went on to become the 2003 DMC World Champion -- the highest accolade for a turntablist -- and has shared the stage with everyone from Eminem to Slum Village to Steve Aoki.

We sat down with Dopey to talk to him about the evolving nature of hip hop music, teaching young students the art of turntablism, and what makes a great closing song.


Spotify Playlist

Featuring: DJ Dopey, Patra, Eric B. & Rakim, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Tony! Toni! Toné!, Das EFX, A Tribe Called Quest, Notes to Self, Dilated Peoples, De La Soul, Ghostface Killer, DJ Qbert, Mix Master Mike, J-Live, Frank N Dank, Slum Village, Jazzy Jeff, N.E.R.D., Kanye Wesy, Paul Wall, GLC, Biz Markie, Bob Marley & The Wailers, R. Kelly, Bruno Mars, and Outkast.

Jeff Woo