DJ extraordinaire Jojo Flores is one of Montreal’s hottest exports. His achievements read like a list worthy of a GQ cover story: CEO of Gotsoul Records, founder of the Therapy soirees, record producer, club owner, et cetera, et cetera. In anticipation of tonight’s Right to Play Ball – at which Jojo is droppin’ dem beats – we caught up with the multi-faceted “ambassador of soulful dance music” to find out some of his tastemaking qualities that set him apart from all the rest…
Give us a snippet about you. What should people know?
Music lover, international DJ, food, and sneaker lover.
Finish this sentence: I love Toronto because…
What are three things you simply cannot live without?
My 13″ Mac Air, Blackberry Z10 and Tumi Backpack.
How do you choose which events you want to participate in and DJ at?
The location, venue, sound system and the crowd. Also, the fee offered has to be worth leaving home for. I’ll lower my fee for charity or high profile events.
Tell us why it was important for you to get involved in the Right to Play Ball event.
Glen is a good friend, and has always supported my career. I have a son, and I played sports (hockey) all my life so this charity is close to my heart.
When you’re not traveling or DJing, what are you up to?
Operating my new boutique club, Peopl. in Montreal.
What’s your favourite restaurant and why?
I’m a brunch type of guy. Le Select Bistro has an amazing brunch.
What’s your favourite drink/cocktail and where do you go to get it?
I actually don’t drink alcohol. I do enjoy coconut water and you can get it at any health food store. *wink*
Who’s your favourite designer/brand and why do you sport their fashions?
Y-3 by Yohji Yamamoto. Dressy yet casual, and most importantly comfortable.