Hoj’s unique and eclectic blend of house and techno are bringing him to the forefront. He gets bored easily, and he doesn’t really like rules. He just likes music, and he keeps his eyes and ears wide open … deriving inspiration from anywhere and everywhere.
This openness translates directly to his performances. Hoj is able to build a unique relationship with the crowd, a dialogue in which both DJ and dance floor feed off each other. Around the world dance floors are gravitating toward him … and with that connection comes the vibe.
Hoj grew up in the underground San Francisco dance music community, getting an early education in the culture. In 1998 he hung up his sneakers and started DJ’ing. Over the years Hoj has toured across the US and abroad. He was a founding member of the Opulent Temple, the largest sound camp at the Burning Man Festival, and he returns to play there annually. He’s toured South America and has played major events at the BPM Festival in Mexico as well as the Winter Music Conference. And he has enjoyed privileged spots alongside some of the worlds greatest djs including John Digweed, Carl Cox, Lee Burridge, Steve Lawler, Hernan Cattaneo, Armin Van Buuren, and many more.
In 2008, Hoj took his San Francisco dance music roots to New York City. He has a residency with Listed Productions and has launched his own monthly in NYC called BIG. His previous residencies and affiliations with Opel Productions, Spundae, and Looq Records keep him a truly bi-coastal citizen.
On the production side, Hoj is half of The Decorators, which have releases on Looq Records. His newest production project, called “Tramp”, keeps him busy tinkering away in the studio when he’s not on the road.
Hoj has established himself and his unique style. Although he doesn’t have the attention span to conform to a specific genre, his sound is distinct. His sets are always fresh and surprising … and the vibe is always there. No rules, just music.