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Huffington Post Readers Gotta Hoop

Gotta Hoop(Hooping.org welcomes readers from The Huffington Post today. What is hooping? How do you do it? It’s easy, anybody can with an adult-sized hoop. Make your own or get one from our advertisers. Learn more and find others near you in our forums.)

The Huffington Post reports, “Philo Hagen is the leader of a dance revolution. The hula hooping master took over the streets of downtown Los Angeles for a one-man dance party (plus a few cameos from friends) in the video Gotta Hoop.” It’s not actually that hard to take over downtown LA after dark — the place turns into a ghost town compared to most major cities. This leads to great reactions from bystanders, as Hagen gets down (and sheds clothing) where just glimpsing another person can be a rare sight. And Hagen is certainly a rare sight. The founder of Hooping.org was profiled this weekend in the New York Times, which noted that “the YouTube video remains something of a Web sleeper, which makes little sense because now more than ever what the world needs is a six-minute film of a desk-bound office drone escaping confinement for the seedy nighttime streets of Los Angeles.” Yes, it’s about time. And as Hagen tells the paper, “It’s about freedom.” Set to a catchy tune called ‘Gotta Do’ by Quentin Harris, both the music and the action build slowly until viewers are won over. The same could eventually be said for the video’s success on YouTube.” Huffington Post

Read more noteworthy “Gotta Hoop” coverage at Bitch Yourself Thin, Blogging L.A., LA Observed, View From a Loft, The Awl, Metafilter, Towleroad, Cronaca Qui Italia and Slate Magazine.

Quentin Harris Has Us In Circles

quentin harris: sacrifice It’s no big secret that we have a big love for Quentin Harris here at Hooping.org. We used his track “Gotta Do” to soundrack our first and only hooping video recently – Gotta Hoop. But Quentin has a brand new album out now too and he’s still keeping us in a spin. While known for his particular brand of soulful New York house and his residency at the legendary Manhattan club Shelter, this time around he has teamed up with a raft of different vocalists, including Ultra Nate, Inaya Day – even a spoken word artist, Koffee – and yet most of the tracks feature male vocalists in an attempt by Quentin to redress what he considers an imbalance favoring the house diva. His new album “Sacrifice” ranges from upbeat house to a slightly harder edged electro funk, a sound fellow New York house stalwart Danny Tenaglia has dubbed “hard and soul.” Picking a track to share was something of a no brainer. We went with “Circles” and it’s been added to the Hoop Sounds iPod for your listening pleasure, but do check out the rest of “Sacrifice” and download some fresh Quentin Harris for yourself here on iTunes.