Footshooter joins the Tru Thoughts family

We are excited to welcome south London-based producer and DJ Footshooter to the Tru Thoughts family.

Footshooter is the moniker of Barney Whittaker. His records as Footshooter and as one half of SAUL (with Jack Stephenson-Oliver) have earned airplay and support on BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra, BBC 6 Music, NTS Radio, Jazz FM and Rinse FM, from the likes of Gilles Peterson, Bradley Zero, Errol (Touching Bass), Alex Nut (Eglo Records), Shy One, Virgil Abloh, Zakia, Jyoti, Nabihah Iqbal, Bonobo, Jamz Supernova, Maryanne Hobbs, Mr Scruff and more. Footshooter’s production style takes in influences from broken beat, jazz, house and more, working with rappers, poets and vocalists to create a soulful sound referencing the past while being firmly future-facing in its approach.

His musically diverse live band sets and DJ sets over the past eight years have taken him to Boiler Room London, Tate Modern, Alexandra Palace, The Jazz Cafe and the Barbican Centre, as well as performances at Brainchild, We Out Here and Love Supreme Festivals. A Balamii Radio resident for the past 5 years with his monthly show ‘Sonic Fruits’, Footshooter’s DJ sets are as versatile and wide ranging as his production credits, spanning the finest soulful house, broken beat, UK Rap, soul, jazz and beyond. On the radio, he’s welcomed guests such as brother portrait, MA.MOYO, Allysha Joy, Laura Misch, Anja Ngozi, Rare Treat, Alexander Nut, Vimbai Mango and more. Sonic Fruits goes out the first Friday of the month 5-7pm.

Commenting on Instagram, Barney has said “I’m extremely happy to announce that I’ve signed to the legendary @tru_thoughts, and there’s heaps of new music incoming! I’ve been a fan of their output for years so it feels great to be working with them.”

You can follow Footshooter at and listen to all past ‘Sonic Fruits’ shows here: