It’s no secret I’m a Moon Boots fanboy. Long before he was signed to juggernaut Anjunadeep I was listening to Pete Dougherty’s productions on constant rotation, as well as playing them in my own DJ sets. The 35 year-old Brooklyn native has built a name for himself by combining Deep House vibes with Soul, Funk, and Disco elements to create something you can’t help but smile and dance to.
Enter last week’s release of Moon Boots’ second full-length album, Bimini Roads which was inspired by the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas. This 12-track masterpiece is a treat for the House music fan with a refined palette. And that’s no easy accomplishment after amassing 35 million streams from Moon Boots’ debut First Landing which dropped in 2017.
Almost every track on this hour-long journey features guest vocals and shows the depth and breadth of Moon Boot’s musical writing talent. The album includes the new single ‘Clear’ as well as recent summer anthems ‘Tied Up’ and ‘Juanita’, which have received airplay on SiriusXM, BBC Radio 1, triple j, KCRW, as well as DJ support from Claptone, Above & Beyond, The Black Madonna, Diplo and many more. ‘Juanita’ was premiered by Mixmag (which called the song ‘a show-stopper’), and the new video for ‘Clear’ is a retro-fantastic delight (check it out here).
Bimini Road is about discovering something new, and escaping from the everyday. It’s a journey without a fixed destination, a road that could lead to a mythical paradise that’s ancient and yet futuristic. Or it might not! But that mystery is worth exploring. I experimented with lots of new styles and sounds but kept it grounded in what I do best. It’s an album with lots of dancefloor moments and a lot of heart.
– Moon Boots
To top it all off, Moon Boots is embarking on a 16-stop tour this month where he will feature a seven piece band and brand new live show. Though Moon Boots’ DJ sets are among my favorite (see his CRSSD performance below), this will be a special treat for fans.
IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR SHOW PETE SOME LOVE!
MOON BOOTS BIMINI ROAD TOUR DATES 09/27 – Mezzanine – San Francisco, CA 09/29 – CRSSD Fest – San Diego, CA 10/01 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO 10/03 – Meow Wolf – Santa Fe, NM 10/04 – Trees – Dallas, TX 10/05 – Cedar Street Courtyard – Austin, TX 10/09 – Chop Shop – Chicago, IL 10/10 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI 10/11 – Velvet Underground – Toronto, CAN 10/12 – Le Belmont – Montreal, CAN 10/16 – U Street Music Hall – Washington, D.C. 10/17 – Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY 10/18 – Brooklyn Steel – Brooklyn, NY 10/19 – Middle East Downstairs – Cambridge, MA 10/25 – Omeara – London, UK Find tickets at anjunadeep.com/moonboots