Moon Boots a.k.a Pete Dougherty returns with his second studio album Bimini Road via Anjunadeep. An ambitious and evocative follow-up to his acclaimed debut First Landing, Bimini Road combines delectable club-ready grooves with soulful songcraft into a seamlessly organic whole.
Inspired by notions of mysterious lost civilizations, ancient magic utopias and the sci-fi landscapes of the mind, Bimini Road is a joyously celebratory listen that builds off the ‘deep textures and funky melodies’ (Mixmag) of his album First Landing, a disco house masterpiece supported by KCRW, Annie Mac and others.
Featuring familiar faces KONA, Black Gatsby and Nic Hanson among the featured vocal talent, Bimini Road also includes new collaborators like rising US talent Niia, Kaleena Zanders and notable British sing-songwriter Little Boots. Tied Up is the first single off the album, a sexy slice of deep house pop sure to ignite dancefloors and bedrooms alike.
Born in Brooklyn, Moon Boots’ musical obsession started not long after he could walk. His early love of piano lead to a passion for keyboards and synthesizers. Teenage nights lost in the work of Daft Punk, A Tribe Called Quest and Herbie Hancock followed. Inspired by legends like Frankie Knuckles and Derrick Carter, he moved to the house music epicenter of Chicago, where he tirelessly passed out demos to local DJs and scoured the web for like- minded people with whom he could share and expand on his sound. He played in a synth- pop trio whose demo caught the attention of Lupe Fiasco, and after a stint touring alongside the hip-hop icon, Dougherty went back to DJing with a renewed focus.
The stars aligned when he had a chance encounter with Perseus, founder of an adventurous label, French Express. A fellow junkie and fan of French House and R&B-infused dance music, Perseus became a friend and mentor, the Splinter to Boots' Donatello. The label eventually disbanded but Boots has stayed true to his mission of making dance tracks that can’t be confined to one style. Pete blends the music he loves - jazz, house, funk and soul - into songs that last longer than their runtime. Songs not just for DJs, but for everyone.