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Joe Ventura ft Sulene Fleming – Shame (Doug Gomez Remix)

17 September 2021

Summer goodness from the BIG Speaker Music camp!

Into The Groove — a playlist by Andrew McCluskey & The Hoof • powered by musicto

14 September 2021

No genre, no topic, no theme – but every track related by groove! – featuring artists like Elliott Murphy • Lo Fidelity Allstars • Joe Cocker • Lulu • Brent Cobb • Sister Sparrow • Steely Dan • Black Pumas

Dilla & Madlib’s World (Beats) — a playlist by Matt McCalpin & The Hoof • powered by musicto

2 September 2021

Top shelf J Dilla & Madlib instrumentals plus tracks that they have inspired – featuring artists like J Dilla • Madlib • Flying Lotus • Knxwledge • Georgia Anne Muldrow • Count Bass D • Karriem Riggins • MF DOOM

Col Lawton – Deep Down Love Zapper Sax Edit

25 August 2021

20 years in the making, a collection of all the sounds absorbed

Joseph Malik ft Niki King – Claro

17 August 2021

If diversity is a central story of Britain today, then ‘Diverse Part 3’ is the brave, uplifting soundtrack to accompany that story

Kimchii – Windsurf – Kraak and Smaak remix

4 August 2021

Kimchii’s magical single “Windsurf” gets remixed by dutch power house Kraak & Smaak and the Hoof caught up him for a chat

Soma Soma – Coragem – Jonny Mintaka Disco Edit

4 August 2021

Jonny Mintaka brings a raw and authentic energy to this disco edit of Soma Soma’s Coragem, the Hoof caught with the band for a chat

Inaya Day – Feelin’

3 August 2021

Feelin’ Feelin’” as “an invitation to love and giving it permission to reign

Crystal Waters and Light – House of Light – Stereosoulz remix

3 August 2021

Latest release from the Crystal Waters with House of Light” (Move) that’s sure to light up dancefloors worldwide

Pitch It Up – Nu Jazz Styles & Broken Beats — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

2 August 2021

jazz, if you don’t feel it you’ll never know it – featuring artists like Jazzanova • Da Lata • United Future Organisation • Mondo Grosso • Joseph Malik • Jazztronica • zeroDb • St Germain

Maria Sanchez and the Soul Tune Allstars- Dynamite

2 August 2021

Uptempo, feel good Funky Soul music at its best!

Jo Ann Hamilton and The Kevin Fingier Collective – I love Without A Love

1 August 2021

Killer R&B, obscure, exotic and very Funky

Lemon Hope – Georges

30 July 2021

With the help of his bass guitar groove, his funky guitar and jazzy keys , Georges shuffles his multiple influences to offer a fresh and fruity slice of house

FRZVL ft Eric Rico – People Get Up

26 July 2021

what you waiting for ‘People Get Up’

Summer of Love – Ten City

3 July 2021

Awaiting your judgement the new album from Ten City

Shake A Hoof Soulful — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 June 2021

Soulful sounds from Shake A Hoof – featuring artists like Eda Eren • Young Pulse • Mo’ Gigs • Jack Tyson Charles • Mark Lower • Martha High • Musclecars

The Hot 20 Hoof Shaking Soul & Disco — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 June 2021

The hottest 20 soulful sounds this week – featuring artists like Dr Packer • Ashley Beedle • Joseph Malik • Kameelah Waheed • The Allergies • Stone Foundation • Horse Meat Disco • Dam Swindle• Lady Wray • Cody Currie

Soul Digging — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 June 2021

The Hoof digs through some soulful music – featuring artists like Neal Francis • Lady Wray • Incognito • Monophonics • Haggis Horns • Omar • Carlton Jumel Smith

A-Z of Soul, Funk & Disco — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 June 2021

Possibly the biggest Soul discography on Spotify – featuring artists like Aretha Franklin • The Dells • Earth, Wind and Fire • First Choice • Gwen McCrae • Herbie Hancock • Isley Brothers • James Brown

Soulful Road Trip — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 June 2021

Possibly the longest road trip playlist ever, start your journey in 1959 and finish around 1983 – featuring artists like Stevie Wonder • The Supremes • Sly and the Family Stone • Al Green • Leroy Hutson • Joe Bataan • Esther Phillips

Classics With A Twist — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 June 2021

A sumptuous cocktail of classic soulful tunes with a twist – featuring artists like Dr Packer • John Morales • Larry Levan • Tom Moulton • Walter Gibbons • The Reflex • Francois Kevorkian • Frankie Knuckles

Weekend Sun — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 June 2021

Downtempo soulful grooves to wind away your weekend, watching the sun go down – featuring artists like Bill Withers • Omar • Stevie Wonder • Leron Thomas • Boz Scaggs • J.J Cale • Grateful Dead • Michael Kiwanuka

Digging in the Digital Crates — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 June 2021

Delving in the deep digital vault of Spotify – featuring artists like Latimore • George Benson • Jestofunk • Amy Douglas • Ziggy Phunk • Sunlight Square • Stretch & Bobbito • Mary J Blige

The Reminisce Over You — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

28 June 2021

You can never know everything, have everything or hear everything, but the hive mind of T.R.O.Y give it a good go – featuring artists like Gil Scott Heron • Big Daddy Kane • The Kinks • Tony Allen • Floating Points • Smith & Mighty • Manzel • Madcliff

Pitch it down – Nu Jazz Styles & Broken Beats — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

9 June 2021

Pitch it down – Nu Jazz Styles & Broken Beats — a playlist by The Hoof Jazz, if you don’t feel it you’ll never know it – featuring artists like Bugz in the Attic • Fila Brazillia • Intuit • Amp Fiddler • DJ Gregory • 4hero • Marcos Valle • Mark de Clive-Lowe

Shake A Hoof Dance — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 May 2021

Hoof Shaking house and deep dancefloor grooves – featuring artists like Junior Sanchez • B.A.N.G • Kiara WL • Jean Jack Tyson Charles • Havana Swim Club • Dompe • Greymatter • Nuance

The Hot 20 Hoof Shaking House — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 May 2021

20 hoof shaking house sounds – featuring artists like Kelly G • Cody Currie • Soul Clap • Honey Dijon • Phil Weeks • Alan Dixon • Model Man • Kings of Tomorrow

My House — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 May 2021

Top quality classic and underground house – featuring artists like Masters At Work • Romanthony • Arnold Jarvis • 95 North • DJ Disciple • Moodyman • Roy Davis Jr • Mood II Swing

How to Build a House — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 May 2021

The Building blocks of House – featuring artists like Mike Dunn • Ten City • Moon Rocket • Leftfield • Kathy Brown • Mr Fingers • The Shapeshifters • Opolopo

The Funk District and Friends — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 May 2021

Soul, Funk & Disco with a dancefloor edge – featuring artists like Crackazat • Phonk D • Hotmood • Bosq • Soul’d Out • Moodena • DJ Fudge • Chewy Rubs

Daytime Disco — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 May 2021

Daytime Disco – no glitterball required – featuring artists like Crazy P • Poolside • Satin Jackets • Lou Hayter • Opolopo • Rasmus Fabre • Hotmood • Yuksek

The Hoof Shaker Mix — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

30 May 2021

A mix of Hoof shaking beats – featuring artists like DJ Yoda, Blundetto • Nicole Bus • Mr Cheeks • Terri Walker • Mildlife • Emmanuel Jal • PBR Streetgang • The Reflex

Shake A Hoof Jazz and Leftfield Dance — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

19 May 2021

Straight up Jazz and the more leftfield sounds of the dancefloor – featuring artists like Mark De Clive-Lowe • Pie Eye Collective • Scrimshire • Funky French League • Eye of the High • Werkha • Tony Allen • London Afrobeat Collective

The Hot 20 Hoof Shaking Leftfield Dance — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

19 May 2021

20 of the hottest dancefloor sounds coming at you from the leftfield – featuring artists like STR4TA • Namy • Tony Allen • Emanative • Mr Fingers • Doug Gomez • Rainer Trueby • Bellaire

Jazz Fusion – The sound of dancefloor Jazz — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

19 May 2021

Step back in time to early 80’s London with the Hoof’s selection of dancefloor Jazz – featuring artists like Chick Correa • Flora Purim • War • Atmosfear • Herbie Hancock • Aretha Franklin • Airto • Moreira • The Janet Lawson Quintet • Idris Muhammad

The Jazz Shuffle — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

19 May 2021

Do the Jazz Shuffle – featuring artists like Weekend Sun • Jazzanova • Fela Kuti • Sons of Kemet • Tim Maia • Herbie Hancock • Diego • Bosq

The Hot 20 Hoof Shaking Jazz n’ Funk — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

19 May 2021

20 of the hottest modern jazz and funk productions – featuring artists like Boss • Sons of Kemet • Anthony Joseph • Moses Boyd • Monophonics • Orgone • Ruby Rushton • Nubian Twist

Come hang out at the Rio Rio Cantina — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

19 May 2021

Free Latin vibes in the Rio Rio – featuring artists like Jorge Ben Jor • Gilberto Gill • Tim Maia • Azymuth • Banda Black Rio • Airto • Joyce • Ed Motta

Going in Deep — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

19 May 2021

Don’t be scared take a leap into the deeper side of dance music – featuring artists like Róisin Murphy • Lady Blackbird • Kruder & Dorfmeister • Jura Soundsystem • Romare • Tenderlonious • Black Loops • Mildlife

Shake A Hoof Hip Hop — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

Hottest Hip Hop from Shake A Hoof – featuring artists like Bronx Slang • Chali 2na • The Allergies • Jimmy Plates • Lack of Afro • Cut Beetlez • Sareem Poems

The Hot 20 Hoof Shaking Rap — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

20 of the hottest slickest rhymes and banging beats – featuring artists like Bronx Slang • The Good People • The Allergies • Andy Cooper • Sareem Poems • Joesph Malik • Homeboy Sandman • J-PERIOD

Unexplicit Revisit to the Exquisite — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

Pack your bags and take a reflective trip with some exquisite Hip Hop – featuring artists like 3rd Bass • Beastie Boys • Public Enemy • Rakim • Das EFX • Ice-T • Monie Love • Gang Starr

Rap Attack — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

Wave after wave of hip hop bombs dropped – featuring artists like People Under the Stairs • Sampa the Great • The Allergies • Nas • DJ Shadow • Bronx Slang • DJ Yoda • Sareem Poems • Renegades of Jazz

Hip Hop Don’t Stop — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

A call to action for Rap producers, don’t stop giving us the golden age sound of Hip Hop – featuring artists like Eric B and Rakim • Run DMC • The Allergies • Slick Rick • Mos Def • Monie Love • Bronx Slang • The Good People

Ultimate Breaks and Beats — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

A journey through the ultimate breaks and beats that formed the early years of Hip Hop – featuring artists like Bob James • Fred Wesley • Cymande • The New Birth • Barrabas • James Brown • Curtis Mayfield • Rufus Thomas

Who Sampled — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

A Collection of classic and new samples – featuring artists like The Good People • The Allergies • DJ Yoda • ASM • Mr Cheeks • Sampa the Great • DJ Format • Bronx Slang

Do the Bus Stop — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

Reminiscing back to the late 80’s and the music that was played in my youth on the big red ghetto blaster at the local bus stop – featuring artists like LL Cool J • Run DMC • Adeva • Ten City • Masters at Work • Adonis • Luther Vandross • BDP • Busy Bee

New School v Old School Breaks n’ Beats — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

16 May 2021

Big Beats and Booming Basslines – featuring artists like Coldcut • Soulchef • Flevans • Nightmares On Wax • DJ Yoda • The Avalanches • Red Astaire • Cut La Roc

The Hot 20 Hoof Shaking Dub — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

15 May 2021

20 hottest dubbed out grooves featuring artists like The Nextmen • Soul Sugar • Prince Fatty • The Scientist • Vibronics • Soothsayers • Lee Scratch Perry • Sly and Robbie

The Roots — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

15 May 2021

The Roots of Jamaican Music – featuring artists like Max Romeo • The Maytals • Hollie Cook • The Specials • Barrington Levy • King Tubby • Lee Scratch Perry • Dennis Brown

Jamaican Jamboree — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

15 May 2021

Dubbed out sounds from Jamaica and beyond – featuring artists like Timewarp • Eddie C • Kiko Bun • Mungos Hi-Fi • Weekend Sun • Liam Bailey • Hollie Cook • London Posse

Pop of the Tops — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

13 May 2021

Fizzy pop music from the 60’s to present day – featuring artists like Duran Duran • Bob Dylan • Aztec Camera • Blur • Elvis Costello • Roxy Music • Celeste • David Gray

Chilling with Ollie — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

12 May 2021

Music that me and my dog like to chill out to – featuring artists like Mudd • Blank and Jones • Cantoma • Psychemagik • Floating Points • Four Tet • Hear and Now • Boards of Canada • Nightmares on Wax

Playlistification Randomisation — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

12 May 2021

random music from random playlists – featuring artists like Bob Dylan • Young Disciples • Jimi Tenor • Grand Puba • The Jacksons • Bette Midler • The Rolling Stones • Jill Scott

2020 from 2020 — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

12 May 2021

2020 yes it’s not a year most of want to remember but musically it’s not one I’ll forget for some time – featuring artists like Amy Douglas • Lady Blackbird • Smoove and Turrell • Kiko Bun • ASM • Jungle Brothers • Swarvy • Liam Bailey

Rockin n’ Poppin — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

12 May 2021

40 years of influences have created the Rockin n’ Poppin sound – featuring artists like Babe Rainbow • The Hempolics • The Good Manners • Jungle • The Milk • Bullion • Stereolab • Black Pumas • Holy Hive

100 Tracks 100 Artists — a playlist by The Hoof • powered by musicto

12 May 2021

Select 100 tracks from 100 different artists to reflect your life through music – featuring artists like Ray Charles • Soft Cell • The Flaming Lips • The Clash • Grandmaster Flash • Queen • Tony Allen • Beth Orton

Midnight Train To Georgia — Where to Start with Gladys Knight and the Pips • a playlist by musicto

11 May 2021

Why should I introduce you to the music of Gladys Knight and the Pips? Well Gladys is known as the Empress of Soul, sitting on the throne only deserved for legends of music, spanning seven decades of rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, funk, disco, boogie and pop.

I Quit My 9-5 Joseph Malik (North Street West Vocal Mix)

10 May 2021

you should quit your 9-5, or at least finish early so you can listen to Joesph Malik’s latest release…

Better Remember (They’re Controlling You) – Gizelle Smith

8 May 2021

Second single from Gizelle Smith’s upcoming album ‘Revealing’, due for release this month…

Family – Marshall Jefferson & wh0 ft El Boogie

7 May 2021

Part two of the Hoof’s double feature of house music legend Marshall Jefferson…

Diamant Blue (Parisian Soul mix) – Parisian Soul

5 May 2021

Parisian Soul debut on one of the Hoof’s favourite house labels ‘Local Talk’…

Sunrays – Mark de Clive-Lowe ft André Espeut

4 May 2021

Broken beat, jazz meets electronica on ‘Sunrays’…

Something in my drink ft Jaydean – Close Counters (Fouk remix)

30 April 2021

Melbourne based production duo Close Counters prepare to release their highly anticipated ‘FLUX’ EP with ‘SOMETHING IN MY DRINK”…

That’s The Way Love Is – Ten City (Louie Vega remix)

30 April 2021

That’s The Way Love Is, taken from Ten City’s forthcoming album, ‘Judgement’ set for release this summer.

Afterglow Dub – The Nextmen ft Eva Lazarus

30 April 2021

The Nextmen are back and reunited with Eva Lazarus for some Afterglow dub…

Sneaking Out – The Terri Green Project ft the N.W.O. Horns and Fountain Burnett

30 April 2021

The Terri Green Project (TGP) is back with Sneaking Out…

Love is Living – Scrimshire ft Omar (Photay remix)

30 April 2021

Love is living, hope for peace, unity, understanding in the face of the pain and oppression of racism worldwide…

Starting Points – Flevans

9 April 2021

Flevans finishing up his new three track EP, with ‘Starting Points’…

Backseat Boogie – Jay Si Proof

1 April 2021

Doing the Backseat Boogie..

Jonny – Gizelle Smith

1 April 2021

Jonny is a banging soul smasher with funky guitars and horns over a driving drumbreak including top notch percussion…


Took Me By Surprise – Mark Lower ft Adeline

1 April 2021

First release from Mark Lower’s soon to be released album…

Mother – Kyoshi

26 March 2021

Kyoshi is a conversation in rhythm and melody, the Sydney-based four piece have synthesised their own distinctive voice…

Young Pulse – Love Will Bring It (feat Natalie Nova) Opolopo remix

23 March 2021

Sought after Parisian dj & producer Young Pulse is dropping his first ever original production on EP “Love Will Bring It”…

Find My Way – The Mighty Mocambos

19 March 2021

The Mighty Mocambos finding their way back to the Shake a Hoof playlist..

On To You – End of Code

14 March 2021

On To You by End of Code takes you on a musical journey guided by Nicolas Saad’s mesmerizing piano and Shawn Pereira’s intriguing vocals…

Losing Touch – Franc Moody

13 March 2021

The Hoof is digging this from Franc Moody ‘Losing Touch’, taken from the soon to be released EP ‘House of FM’…

Feel Great – Drop Out Orchestra & Monsieur Van Pratt ft Shareef Keyes

7 March 2021

‘Feel Great’ is the exquisite debut single off the forthcoming EP, a collaboration of Sweden’s Drop Out Orchestra and rising Mexican producer Monsieur Van Pratt…

Step – Hector Plimmer (Daz I Kue remix)

5 March 2021

Fast rising electronic producer meets legend of broken beat and the west London scene, Daz I Kue. Strings, bruk beats and more!

Ghosts EP – The Spaces Between ft Harry Dennis (Black Science Orchestra Remix)

5 March 2021

The Spaces Between and Black Science Orchestra get deep, dark and jazzy

Tanto Tiempo – Scrimshire ft Penya (Village Cuts remix)

26 February 2021

Latin Jazz track Tanto Tiempo revisited with an even more up-front, dance floor sound by the exceptional Village Cuts duo…

Planets – Jack Tyson Charles

23 February 2021

The new EP ‘Dualism’ bringing together a collection of previous releases, two of which recently featured on our playlist ‘Glory’ and ‘Love is Pain’ and a new song ‘Planets’…

Hercules – Ghetto Priest (North Street West ‘HOLYVOODOU’ vocal remix)

20 February 2021

The Hoof is digging this fresh reggae take of the mighty Aaron Neville’s iconic 1973 rare groove classic ‘Hercules’…

Eye of the Sun – Eye of the High

19 February 2021

“Eye of the Sun” / “Elevate” is the debut double-A-side release from Eye of the High, an international collective of sought after musicians who make up the house band of the newly formed all-things-funky label, Higher Grade…


Ride on Time – The Bamboos

12 February 2021

Australian funk & soul powerhouse The Bamboos are announcing the release of their upcoming new album with first SINGLE and VIDEO “Ride On Time”, a cover of Black Box‘s italo-house hit from 1989…


I Believe in Love – Polyrhythmics & Lucky Brown

10 February 2021

Lucky Brown delivers an urgent message to the world, filtered through the überfunk sensibilities of friends and often recording brethren Polyrhythmics crew..

Hu-Man – Paul Older

28 January 2021

From the Editladia E.P released earlier this year, No.1 on the Junodownload disco chart for over 4 weeks and still currently in the top 10…

Das Funk – Noden

28 January 2021

Swirling heady disco pumper filled to the brim with string and brass sections guaranteed to bring the party…


Discord – Melbourne Drum Authority (Jerk Boy Remix)

23 January 2021

Jerk Boy drops a 9 minute disco weapon made to send you back to Paradise Garage…

Most Precious Love – Blaze presents UDAUFL ft Barbara Tucker ( Sebastian Creeps & Julian Back remix)

22 January 2021

Sebastian Creeps joins forces with Swiss DJ/ producer Julian Back for their funky and fresh disco-infused remix of Most Precious Love…

Hot 2020 of 2020

7 January 2021

Time for a musical look back through the shit show that was 2020, a year full of hate and fear from covid and political issues, but with some of the best music I’ve heard in years…

Baila Mi Ritmo – Irakere (Funky French League Edit)

18 December 2020

Funky French League is back with a batch of new reworks exploring Latin American disco…

Spread Love – Lenny Fontana Presents Black Sun (Dr Packer Radio edit)

13 December 2020

Lenny Fontana and Dr Packer spreading some love with a remix package of this 1999 classic…

Ny Dag – Harald Björk (Prins Thomas Diskomiks)

4 December 2020

Some distinctive European disco with Prins Thomas Diskomiks remix of Ny Dag with a sweet acid bassline.

Glenn Davis – Special (North Street West Remix)

3 December 2020

Glenn Davis returns to F*CLR for his 3rd EP on the label and all I can say is that this EP is an absolute killer…

Satisfy – DJ Aline Rocha & DJ Meme ft Inaya Day

2 December 2020

A more than Satisfying slice of soulful House on Midnight Riot records…

Dompe – Six Hours

2 December 2020

Don’t we all long for a little bit of soul balm – for loud music and vibes that just make us happy…

Table Dancers – Emma Noble (Smoove 7″ Remix)

27 November 2020

Table Dancers’ is a beat driven fast paced track written solely to make you dance and let loose…preferably on tables…

SeeMeNot – Chez Renee (Joe Goddard Remix)

20 November 2020

SeeMeNot’s ‘Chez Renee EP’ is the second release from the hotly-tipped Jamaican-Canadian artist and musician, and features a quality remix from Joe Goddard…