We welcome Jason Hodges to the mag to talk us through his hometown hangouts in Toronto, Canada as well as what's coming up for him in 2020.

He first arrived in the house music scene in late 1991, taking on Toronto's underground party scene. He developed his DJing skills on the decks with the likes of New York/New Jersey sounds. Hard-hitting beats with deep grooves became the signature sound for Hodges - whether in the studio, on the dance floors; from local Toronto gigs, to the surrounding towns around Ontario and across Canada, Hodges was growing and coming into his own.

The name Jason Hodges represents the technical craft he pours into every production, with highly anticipated tracks being played and praised by the likes of Mark Farina, Oliver Dollar, DJ Heather, Derrick Carter, among other eminent House Music Pioneers around the world.

TORONTO, CANADA

Best Burger in town...

Holy Chuck has some serious burgers, my go-to is the “The Big Chuck” with bacon…soo good!

Best Coffee in town...

Deco - I live in the Junctions area of Toronto and the best espresso is from a place called Deco, nice Italian place with great food as well.

Top 5 Bars/Pubs...

3030 Dundas West (Junction)

Blood Brothers Brewing

The Drake Hotel
Queen Street Warehouse
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Top 5 eating joints...

Loga's Corner - Momos are the name of the game here! 📷: Patrick Asselin


New Ho King - Best crispy beef anywhere!

Huong Viet - My go-to Vietnamese restaurant.
Little Bavaria Restaurant - Located in Scarborough, it has the best Schnitzels this side of the pond.

Albert's Real Jamaican Foods - Legendary Jamaican food! Can't go wrong here.

Where do you go to relax?

I don’t go anywhere to relax really.  I'm most relaxed when in the studio and watching a Raptors game.

Where do you go to party?

I don’t really go out to party when i'm not behind the the cdjs, but when i do i usually hit one off parties as opposed to clubs. Lots of crews throw really dope warehouse style jams here, always fun, i usually hit Coda as well.

What makes Toronto so special?

Well in my opinion what makes Toronto special is the fact that the city is very multicultural with amazing food from everywhere around the world. I travel quite a bit so i really see how good we have it here. Lots of things to do in all seasons and if you like to shop, you’ll have a field day here!

📷: Maarten van den Heuvel

What's next up for you?

I’ve been pretty busy in the studio, got lots of remixes coming and few OG projects in the works like the Fuck Hodges re-release and new mixes for 2020 with my homie William Alexander. I have collaborated with JT Donaldson with a remix for his label New Math, a track with Mikey V called Temptations, another collab with Joss Moog, Dj Dan collab, Hector Moralez, Kid Enigma etc.

Thank Jason - busy 2020 ahead!

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