Inspired by the discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas, Moon Boots’ sophomore album ‘Bimini Road’ combines elements of soulful and melodic house, disco, and R&B. Alongside collaborators Black Gatsby, Nic Hanson, KONA, and Ross Clark (St. Lucia), the album features guests including Little Boots, Niia, and Gary Saxby of the Harlem Gospel Choir.
On 25 October, Moon Boots will touch down in London for his debut UK headline show with his 7-piece band at Omeara, bringing live house music to the UK capital as part of his 16 date ‘Bimini Road’ Album Tour. The day after the UK show, he will head to East London for an in-store at Rough Trade East record store. After doors open at 5.30pm for album and ticket collection, he’ll play a DJ set from 6.30pm to 7.30pm, followed by a signing session until 8pm.
The tour itself began in San Francisco late last month, and will see the Brooklyn-based musician hitting New York, Washington D.C., Detroit, Chicago, and beyond.
The new album includes the new single ‘Clear’ as well as recent summer tracks ‘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.
His debut album ‘First Landing’ was a slow burn in today’s disposable music culture, steadily amassing a broad international following and 35 million streams since its release in August 2017.
With ‘Bimini Road’, Moon Boots has brought back collaborators from both his debut album and
his 7-person live show. Black Gatsby (‘Power’), Nic Hanson (‘Keep The Faith’), and KONA (‘Fortune Teller’) all make appearances that possibly help to make the album his most compelling musical statement to date.
Ross Clark (St. Lucia) contributes guitar to three of the album’s hookiest and most affecting tracks.
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 Niia, 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 synthesisers before he ever made a beat. Inspired by artists 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 French Express label for his earliest releases. Eventually signed UK label Anjunadeep, Moon Boots continues his mission of aiming to make infectious music that transcends genre.