Mercury Lounge presents Guest DJ Jason Hodges - apt with Lance Baptiste, Balu & Ray Ray Friday February 17 10pm.
Canadian born Jason Hurtubise, 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.
Jason began releasing records with various Toronto labels getting his feet wet remixing and co-producing tracks with some of Canada's talents. After many years of training and development, Hodges returned to the scene with a new energy and a new plan. He continued to build his profile; remixing artists like Freaks on MMF, Kaskade on OM, Sneak's "Fix my Sink" on Magnetic, Cozy Creatures Oomph, among many others in the horizon. 2003 opened the floodgates for world travel and new music projects, promising a steady and bright future for Canada's best-kept secret. 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, DJ Heather, Derrick Carter, DJ Raoul, and Inland Knights, among other eminent House Music Pioneers around the world.
When & Where
The Mercury Lounge has been a Mecca for the arts in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, since its inception in November 1996. Its programming purports a musical vision steeped in the traditions of jazz and yet forward in its approach to encompass all its many derivatives. Through its dynamic programming, the Mercury Lounge has successfully connected the dots, uniting jazz with contemporary electronic break beat culture. Within its walls the very philosophy of jazz, that of change, abounds. It serves not only as a club, and live venue, but also for poetry readings, dance performances and art gallery.