You may remember the original How to Hula Hoop Rap Song or the recent Easter bunny edition. Now Jon Coyne of HoopSmiles has an LED version of this super fun hula hoop song! He lives in Seattle, Washington, USA.
There is new sounds for you to enjoy on the Hoop Sounds iPod (left hand column) and the new playlist opens up with “Maja” by one of our favorite recording artists Cantoma from their new release “Out of Town”. As with pretty much everything by them you’re in for something deliciously dreamy to warm your soul, soothe the edges of your day, get you back into your own space and get you breathing and warmed up (on iTunes). Following that we have the brand new Kaskade Remix of “All That You Give” – which is by Kaskade, they’ve just put a new spin it on it, taking us one step further into ourselves, slowing things down internally while we speed things up a bit externally (on iTunes). And then we really get moving with the Pete Herbert Remix of “Siula Grande” by Bonar Bradberry – just one of the great tracks from “Future Disco Volume 4: Neon Nights”, the latest compilation of new artists putting a new spin on a classic sound (on iTunes). Following that it’s our finale with “The Show Goes On” from the soon to be released brand new album “Lasers” from Lupe Fiasco (on iTunes).
Need some tunes to inspire your hooping? Sub Swara have released a new album entitled “Triggers” and it “represents a year of passionate work and our collective experience and we’re beyond excited to bring it to you.” The SF Weekly writes, “The outfit now specializes in a whatever-makes-you-bang style of bass music that’s fresh and compelling, and doesn’t pay much mind to the lines of electronic sub-genres. Dhruva and Sharma make this stuff with the help of real instruments — they recorded the drums for some of the tracks in India — so it’s not surprising that their sound goes beyond what you expect to hear in electronic music.” Our Hooping Track of the Week: “Fire It Up.” Featuring Lyrics Born, we’ve added “Fire It Up” to the Hoop Sounds iPod for you to listen and hoop to – and you can also download it and the rest of “Triggers” for yourself here: on iTunes.
In the 1988 book “Notes From The Cosmos” by Gordon Michael Scallion, he wrote a chapter about the Blue-Ray Children, explaining that they were the souls from the ancient land of Lemuria, whereas the Indigo Children were predominantly Atlantean. Scallion emphasized that these children evolve very quickly and that they have a knowing of their mission on Earth. Whether you agree with Scallion or not, the “Children of the Blue Ray” music compilations on the Heart’s Eye Record label are pretty evolved in and of themselves. Volume 2 entitled “Awaken 2013″ is a journey through downtempo, breaks, tech house, chill out, trip hop, dubstep, ambient and otherwise meditative styles, fused together with a modern backdrop of at times danceable, yet always moving and grooving melodies and soundscapes. Given how varied this aural hoop dance journey can be, we couldn’t decide on a single track to share, so we chose two: 1) “Blaze It” by The Antiserum & Ripple, and 2) “Into the Unknown” by Cybervixen, a Hooping.org favorite artist. They’re both on the Hoop Sounds iPod this week so give them a listen, and you can download all of “Awaken 2013″ for yourself on iTunes.
Mayapuris released their debut album entitled Mridanga and have been steadily climbing the world music charts, and for good reason. The kirtan/chant genre album is infectious with fiery vocals, earth shaking rhythms and enchanting musical flavor. Members of the band grew up in temples, on farms, in villages and in cities surrounded by Krsna culture, playing mrdanga, singing, dancing and revelling in the joy of kirtan. They explain, “We are not these bodies. We are the eternal spirit within. We are lost souls in a very big material world trying to find our way home. We have a consititutional position; that of self-realized beings in complete harmony with the divine, with the Supreme, with the Absolute Truth. We come from a place where every word is a song, every step is a dance. We come from a paradise where the sound of kirtan can be heard from every direction at any hour. We come from the spiritual sky, each and every one of us, and we are just trying to get back.” There’s something wonderful about hooping to Mayapuris. Listen to the title track on our Hoop Sounds iPod and grab it and the rest of “Mridanga” for yourself on iTunes.