Talwst is a Canadian dance rock musician, originally from Sherwood Park, Alberta, now based in Toronto. 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. 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 Gakcity.com.
2002: Portrait of an Artist
2009: Have Mercy
2012: Alien Tentacle Sex (as Talwst)
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