These boots were made for hopping in zero gravity
When Moon Boots hits the booth, he’s got one mission: to give you the best night of your life. Whether playing at iconic clubs like Chicago’s Smart Bar — where he cut his teeth watching legends like Frankie Knuckles and Derrick Carter — or the world’s biggest festival stages, he gives people a release they’ll remember long after the party’s over.
Born in Brooklyn, Moon Boots’ (birth name: Pete Dougherty) 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. Then came college years at Princeton University, where he shelved an Engineering degree to dive into the musical abyss.
Knowing what he was meant to do, 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 new 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.
After moving back to Brooklyn, Dougherty was introduced to the beloved Anjunadeep crew. His relationship with the label and their artists has flourished, leading to his debut album First Landing (out August 4th.) It’s an album where cavernous club music meshes with classical melodies, warm harmonies, and bright and beloved melodic soundscapes riddled with soul
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̸I Want Your Attention ft. Fiora
Keep The Faith ft. Nic Hanson
The Life Aquatic
Tear My Heart ft. Lulu James
Gonna Give It
There's No Love
Don't Ask Why ft. Kyiki
Whatever You Need
Running From (ft. Violetness
Off My Mind
Bills To Pay
Sofi Tukker - Johny (Moon Boots Remix)
Robyn & La Bagatelle Magique - Love Is Free (Moon Boots Remix)
Lane 8 ft. Lulu James - Loving You (Moon Boots Remix)
George Maple - Talk Talk (Moon Boots Remix)
Nile Rodgers - Do What You Wanna Do (Moon Boots Remix)
CHVRCHES - The Mother We Share (Moon Boots Remix)
Bondax - Gold (Moon Boots Remix)
Allison Valentine - Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix)
Little Boots - Headphones (Moon Boots Remix)
Zimmer - Bay Bridge (Moon Boots Remix)
Monsoon Season ft. Miss Bee - Green on Blue (Moon Boots Remix)