From DJ to Hitmaker: John Hohman’s Musical Journey Unveiled

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During a captivating interview at the Calpak space, John Hohman, a legendary figure in the music industry, sat down with DJ Ron from Nexus Radio to share his remarkable journey. Known for his versatility, Hohman, the founding principal of MetroMix, has been a pioneering force in DJ art, radio mix shows, and record remixes since the 1980s.

Reflecting on his early days, Hohman recounted his beginnings in 1984 with freelance editing and DJing at Automatt Studios and KITS-FM in San Francisco. His career took off with the launch of MetroMix’s first CHR mixshow in 1985 on WYDD-FM in Pittsburgh, marking the start of a succession of influential radio shows. Hohman’s journey didn’t stop there; his urban Hohman & Harris House Party mix show and the Rhythm/Crossover mix show gained popularity, further establishing his reputation.

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Hohman’s career is a testament to his adaptability, with MetroMix shows airing across various formats, from AC and Rock to Country and Electronica. His role as a Billboard magazine Dance Chart reporter since 1987 highlights his deep involvement in the music scene. Additionally, his recent creation, The MetroMix Top 15 Dance Countdown, showcases his ability to stay current in the ever-evolving music industry.

During the interview, Hohman discussed his passion for remixing, mentioning collaborations with artists like Diana Ross, Janet Jackson, and Jennifer Lopez, many of which achieved Billboard dance No. 1 status. A highlight of his remix career was co-writing and producing for Jagged Edge’s hit single “Let’s Get Married,” a track that topped the Billboard Maxi-Single Retail Sales charts and achieved triple platinum status.

Hohman’s influence extends beyond radio and remixes; he has performed in iconic venues across the U.S. and internationally, including Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center. He also reminisced about performing on VH1’s “Divas” TV Special, where he shared the stage with music legends.

The interview delved into Hohman’s preferences, including his favorite childhood toy and creative aspirations. His unwavering passion for music and dedication to innovation were evident throughout the conversation, offering fans a glimpse into the mind of a true musical pioneer.

Fans are encouraged to listen to the full interview to explore John Hohman’s illustrious career and future projects more. Dive into the full conversation to uncover the stories behind the hits and the man who made them happen. Get ready to be inspired by his future endeavors!

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