So SaFire hit me up precompression and said she’d been playing with partner hoop stuff. We gotta get on this folks. There is so much unexplored ground here. My mind hesitates to imagine a four beat partner pattern with hoops but I can’t wait to try it.
I’m not a juggler. At all. It’s a skill I’d really like to pick up though. Where hoopers seem to get good in a year or so… jugglers spend years mastering their art. I’ve heard that jugglers generally don’t perform before being dedicated for at least five years. It takes a lot of time and a lot of dedication. There’s no immediate reward. I want to pick it up as a secondary practice.
This video is an entry for the IJC tutorial competition from my friend Noel Yee. He’s one of the Vulcan folks. If you have a chance, please go vote for his submission: here. The website epitomizes jugglers. Very technical…. I’m also voting for Kyle Johnson, Bri Crabtree and Jordan Campbell.
This album will be released sometime in February. The only person more amped than me is probably Lauren. MiMosa is by far her favorite DJ to get down to on the dance floor. Hah… Brecken recently moved into MiMosa’s old room at the Vulcan in Oakland. Amazing things come out of that place.
Part of what Lauren and I love about the emerging dirty west coast wobble dub scene is the tempo. You get a house/trance/anything else for that matter DJ and they’ll likely be droppin 150 beats per minute (BPM). You talk to a happy hardcore DJ and they’ll be spinning 200+. Mimosa, Glitch Mob, and even BassNectar at this point are slowing things down. We’re back to 85-100 BPM. That’s very close to the Hip-Hop I grew up with, not to mention a lot of these DJ’s are remixing hip-hop tracks. This is the right pace for me to hoop too. If the music is too fast… I just hoop fast. If it’s a bit slower, I hoop slow but still can’t resist to break into fast fits.
In this video Noel and other Vulcan folks demonstrate Together Time Same Direction with multiple props. I’ll write more about timing and direction soon. The concepts around timing and direction are critical for off-body double hooping.
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