The Operatives, Plasma Audio, Addictech, Muti Music
Explosive, emotive and exhilarating. Hooves’ music is a technicolour tidal wave of vital rhythms and sonic extremes. He has carved himself a name in the international beats scene as a producer, engineer, drummer and DJ. Hooves’ slick production and composition, while drawing on his jazz and rock roots, has permeated his long line of solo and collaborative releases; enabling him to produce a live experience for audiences thick with passion, energy and bass. Whether solo or as one half of Idle Minds Workshop with long-time friend and collaborator JPS, Hooves is dedicated to creating a unique experience for every listener. As a Drummer, Hooves has worked with some of the world’s best including one of the most recognised live Drum & Bass acts, Shapeshifter and, more recently, meteoric Funkadelic Bass star Opiuo in the Opiuo Live Band. He has entertained thousands in some of the world’s best arenas. He has frequented the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, New York’s Webster Hall, London’s Shepherds Bush Empire and rocked alongside greats at Glastonbury. Hooves is a member of Melbourne’s legendary collective The Operatives and as a regular at many of Australia’s leading venues and festivals he has DJ’d alongside Andy C, Calyx and Tee Bee, London electricity, Black Sun Empire and many more. With more than 13 years of international solo and collaborative releases under his belt, Hooves has releases on a long list of labels. His most recent offerings can be found on the likes of Plasma Audio, Addictech Records and Muti Music.