From the hoppner interview:
Who are a few of your favorite DJs and why?
I just played with Dixon at our monthly MyMy party and he is the mack, really. Everything he plays is in tune, he’s got an incredible flow and is very versatile. Some of the stuff he plays is a bit too sweet for me, but he always manages to present it in such a convincing way, I end up liking those tracks very much. One DJ who really surprised me a lot was Shonky. I heard him for the first time and unlike his own production, he played a very energetic set of chunky, pumping, percussive and warm house music. Really blew me away. I also like Efdemin a lot. He’s not only a good friend, but also one of the most consistent DJs I know. Margaret Dygas can be amazing, too. She is on a more minimal tip and her mixing is very creative. She drives crowds crazy and you never know exactly why, because she is so subtle.
Can I add Shonky to the DJ's I'd love to see in Toronto but have never been here list? Now and then he can get a bit too much on the housey-side, but all around the mixes I've found of his have always knocked my socks off and gotten lots of replay from me. He can transition from minimal, to techno, to house and even a hint of 'tribally circuit vibe' here and there and back in a way that gets the ass shaking and keeps the set interesting.
I'm finding that with the exception of Live-PAs, DJ sets that stick too firmly to one sub-genre/genre are not holding my interest like they used to.