Inspired by the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas, Moon Boots’ sophomore album Bimini Road is a joyous listen that combines elements of soulful & melodic house, disco, and R&B.
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.
As Pete of Moon Boots relates ‘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’ debut album First Landing was a rare slow burn in today’s disposable music culture, steadily amassing a broad international following and an impressive 35 million streams since its release in August 2017. Praised by Mixmag for its ‘deep textures and funky melodies,’ First Landing has become a contemporary electronic masterpiece with support from Jason Bentley (KCRW) and Annie Mac (BBC Radio 1).
With Bimini Road, Moon Boots has brought back collaborators from both his debut album and his ambitious 7-person live show. Black Gatsby (“Power”), Nic Hanson (‘Keep The Faith’), and KONA (‘Fortune Teller’) all make appearances that help to make Bimini Road Moon Boots’ most compelling musical statement to date. Ross Clark (St Lucia) contributes guitar to three of the album’s hookiest and most affecting tracks. Moon Boots’ eagerness to bring melody and songcraft to unpredictable-but-accessible club grooves makes him stand out in a crowded field of beatmakers and careerists.
The album also features new collaborators, including Little Boots, whose song ‘You Won’t See Me Cry’ carries echoes of Blondie, ABBA and Giorgio Moroder. LA-based pop chanteuse Niia, next-generation house diva Kaleena Zanders, and Gary Saxby of the Harlem Gospel Choir round out the list of guest vocalists.
Born in Brooklyn, Moon Boots gravitated toward music at an early age, spending many years playing piano, keyboards, and synthesizers before he ever made a beat. Inspired by legends like Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, and Paul Johnson, he moved to the home of house music, Chicago, where he played synth in an indie band and worked as a local DJ before aligning with the legendary French Express label for his earliest releases. Eventually signed to taste-making UK label Anjunadeep, Moon Boots has always stayed true to his mission of making infectious music that transcends genre. Songs not just for DJs and dance-floors, but for everyone.