About this Playlist
The latest tunes sent straight to the hoof’s stables to feed his healthy appetite of tasty top quality music, the best in soul, disco, soulful pop, funk, soul-jazz, the music might be nu, retro, indie, classic sounding or experimental, it’s just got to be soulful.
The latest song is from one of the Hoof’s favourite labels ‘Midnight Riot’ and he caught up with writer and singer Mishell Ivon for a chat..
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music
My dad has always been a music head, so I had soul, funk, pop, rock, and jazz as a steady soundtrack to my life from day one. I started with instruments at the age of 4 and went on to singing at age 13.
So how have you kept busy during the last year or so
Just singing, writing, producing and performing.
What’s the inspiration behind ‘Can’t Go Home‘
Hmmmm There is no specific inspiration other than it was what we were feeling. When sequenceprogram sent me the track so I could start writing to it .. I immediately heard what would end up being the chorus. The ideas just jumped at me and we got the songwriting done quite quickly. Sometimes you just feel it right away.
Tell us about your writing and recording process, what instruments, hardware or software to you use.
I write and record from my Studio in Münich, Sequenceprogram is based in L.A., he does all the instrumental parts and production, and Qwestlife rocked the remix straight out of London. International Goodness.
What is your 2022 looking like, what are your hopes and dreams, do you have any exciting plans, new releases, tours or gigs.
We have quite a few songs that are on their way to be released this year and going into 2023.
Can you give us a classic track, something that has inspired you or simply one you love and never get sick of listening to.
There are quite a few songs that I listen to on the regular ..I can’t choose one, lol 🙂 Some of my fav Disco/ boogie funk tunes are: I can make you dance – Zapp, I feel love – Donna Summer, Raspberry Beret – Prince, There ain’t no stopping us – Ollie & Jerry.
Can you recommend any new music, something that you’ve just discovered or are just really digging at the moment.
I’ve been listening to Italian disco lately.
Do you think playlists are important, what types do you enjoy, in your opinion, what’s the future of the playlist.
I do think playlists have their purpose and help artists gain exposure.I am into Klangspot Recordings “Funky Disco House” playlist
How do you prefer your music to be heard, streams, downloads or physical product sold. Why?
Streaming is the way of the world, it’s the most convenient but downloads/ purchases help the artists a bit more. (Listen to Mishell’s promo playlist here)
How do you connect with your audience, email, social media, PR firms.
What’s the best way a fan could help you today if they had just ten minutes to spare.
Listen to the music, Share it and be active on the our social medias. That really helps us out!
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your career in music.
No idea… I don’t think there was an other option for me 🙂