first got a taste for the nightlife and DJ lifestyle over two decades ago during a time he remembers was full of “Adidas jumpsuits, underground raves, and DJ Dan mixtapes.” While the days of tapes and CDs are long gone, the iconic Sony Discman will always be a fondly remembered item for Hoj. After all, it was that portable player that served as a stand-in alongside his lone Technics 1200 turntable until he could afford to complete the pair and jump-start his DJ career. Combining his DJ practice with the experiences of carousing at club nights like HomeBase, Spundae
, he soon became a fixture behind the decks and one of the first residents of Opel Productions
These days, his musical endeavors are more concentrated on serving as a resident DJ for All Day I Dream
, a collective, record label, and party started by underground house DJs and producers Lee Burridge
and Matthew Dekay
. In recent years, the house/techno party has propelled from national to international fame, including upcoming dates in Barcelona and Beirut. We got a chance to chat with Hoj about his DJ style, favorite Bay Area record stores, and his upcoming set at All Day. All Day I Dream
in the Park takes place with Lee Burridge and Hoj headlining with special guests this Sunday, [5/22] from 1pm – 7pm at Hellman Hollow Meadow
in Golden Gate Park.