A soundtrack for all kingpins, bosses and CEOs… – featuring artists like DJ Shadow • Anderson .Paak • Jidenna • Nas • Nina Simone • James Brown • Llorca • Mr. Scruff
mix of electrojazzrockfunk for itchy beard types..
Stop, relax, enjoy life’s little blessings – featuring artists like Bill Withers • Kadhja Bonet • L’impératrice • Erykah Badu • ROSALÍA • Laura Groves
What I am listening now – featuring artists like John Coltrane • Paulo Bellinati • Raul de Souza • Gal Costa • Maria Bethania • Elis Regina • Vanessa Moreno • Paulo Moura
Organic unexpected vibes from all over the world – featuring artists like Baden Powell • Monica Salmaso • Alain Péters • Fela Kuti • Anna Paes • Hamilton de Holanda • Luiz Bonfá • Quarteto Novo
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
Killer R&B, obscure, exotic and very Funky
For when you wish to chill amongst the cool – featuring artists like Larry June • Mac Miller • Snoop Dogg • Digable Planets • Tuxedo • Camp Lo • Outkast • Chris Crack
50 years of urban delights from 1971 – 2021: A journey through Jazz, Soul, Funk, Rap and Hip Hop – featuring artists like Roy Ayers • Prince • Miami Sound Machine • Eric B & Rakim • Gang Starr • The Roots • Nightmares On Wax • J Cole
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
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
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 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
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
The work of Frank Zappa spans three decades and contains 60 plus albums. On top of all that, he is completely unique compared to most rock musicians that came out of the 60’s and 70’s. A “Where to Start” playlist seems very necessary for one to dive into the ingenious world of Zappa.
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
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
Do the Jazz Shuffle – featuring artists like Weekend Sun • Jazzanova • Fela Kuti • Sons of Kemet • Tim Maia • Herbie Hancock • Diego • Bosq
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
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
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
Broken beat, jazz meets electronica on ‘Sunrays’…
Love is living, hope for peace, unity, understanding in the face of the pain and oppression of racism worldwide…
Doing the Backseat Boogie..
Glow is a masterpiece in my humble opinion, and I don’t think I really want to try and tell you about the music, because it simply has to be heard.
Kyoshi is a conversation in rhythm and melody, the Sydney-based four piece have synthesised their own distinctive voice…
Brian is a close friend and an amazing singer and songwriter. I’m glad to be able to include him on my playlist and love this record.
Latin Jazz track Tanto Tiempo revisited with an even more up-front, dance floor sound by the exceptional Village Cuts duo…
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’…
“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…
RIP Chick Corea. A great song from an incredible band.
Avishai Cohen is one of my favourite composers due to his artistic sensibility and versatility. Jazz, Classical, Pop… who cares…? I believe his music transcends genres and hits directly where it should.
I’m writing this at the end of March – typically the time when students are turning their minds to final exams and beginning to get into a writing groove. I know this because April and May are peak streaming months for instrumental music.
You’d think that with the Covid 19 nightmare things would be a little different this year – but apparently no – students may not be going into school, but assignments are still in place and exams are looming.
The wistful, the wiser and the wilder side speaks louder than the rest and here arises the raspy roar of María – a lioness awakening all things ethereal and otherworldly…
A creation of lively instrumental abundance. The act of speaking through sound without the boundaries or barriers confined within the walls of words. A universal feeling induced only by pure instrumentation to awaken the sounds of the soul…
Back for the first time in 27 years, with “Do Anything You Wanna Do” and a version of the John Martyn classic “Don’t Want To Know”…
Last year Casbah 73 gave us a tribute the the heyday of 70’s disco with the briliant ‘Love Saves The Day’ (it was by far my favourite track of the year) that quote referenced the legendary loft parties by David Mancuso, some say the birthplace of modern dance culture…
This week we are take that piano and voice from last week and we are gonna use it with Tony Bennett’s band and the incredible voice of Lady Gaga!
Blood Orange has been one of my recent favorite artists. His ability to seamlessly blend different styles of music makes for a delightful sound.