Hoof (pronounced ‘Hove’ with a sharp F, it’s Dutch) has been the online name of Ruud van Wijngaarden for many years, but for most of the musical tracks, Hoof is actually two people. They are made in collaboration with Lique Angel: music encyclopediva, icon of good taste, artist, painter and best friend. She also painted the portrait that is used extensively for all Hoof related imagery.
Ruud does the technical stuff, plays, arranges, programs, mixes, Lique provides her ideas and improvements, with hums, claps, sung melodies, special effects and beat boxing, until both are satisfied.
We have been dancing to and creating electronic music for more than 20 years. Only now the first tracks are being released. The debut was Psykick on Destinesia Records, followed by Sirendipity on Mondo Records that featured great remixes by Dark Echo and Tim Verkruissen, it was played by Andrew Rayel and Cosmic Gate and brought great new contacts. The track Witnessday was released on ReState Records, the collab Hudson with the talented AxelPolo was released on Mashbuk Records, with wonderful remixes by Theoh and Alex Byrka. A fast remix for Wer sind Wir by the german band Löwenhertz was released on Echozone, a track that proves to be popular with german lovers of electronic music. For the same label remix are released of songs by Projekt Ich, All the Ashes and Arctic Sunrise, more to follow. You will find all of the remixes in this Soundcloud playlist.
Next came Heart & Zeal on the great label Discover Records. Already played October 24 by Jesus Sifres on NorthPole pres Icebreaker 229 and by Stoneface & Terminal in their Reflected Broadcast 30. Is is out now, exclusively on Beatport!
Support by Andrew Rayel, Cosmic Gate, Stoneface & Terminal, Frank Watson, Victor Lobanov, Dj Feel, Druce, Simon McCann, Jesus Sifres, DJ Bluefire and Dj Okkie.
Be ready to hear more cool collaborations and originals following next!
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