Moon Boots returns with “Love Strong”, a glorious new tune that’s perfect to blast this weekend as we celebrate the start of summer! If you love a nu-disco jam with house piano and a strong 90s powerhouse vocal, you’re gonna love this one!
French Express boasts an impressive roster of artists, and one of the finest among them is our pal Moon Boots. His first release of 2013 is ’No One,‘ an infectious house jam which will brighten up your hump day!
Summer isn’t quite over yet…
I’m so excited to present you with our latest mix tape in the Hard Candy X series, this one by Moon Boots! We asked him to create this mix after his first two releases‘Off My Mind’ and ‘Got Somebody.’ On ‘Sugar’ he transformed Janet Jackson‘s ‘If’ into a twinkling r&b tinged disco affair. It’s been a great year of releases from the French Express imprint. A great year.
We’re honored to host his debut mixtape, which includes many tracks we’ve shared on Hard Candy, and more of the latest indie dance gems. We asked him to tell us a bit about the mix, which he’s so expertly woven.
On this mix we will take a journey from your living room to the outer reaches of the solar system, the depths of the sea, and the heart of the jungle, all in the darkened warehouse of your imagination. Along the way we will rendezvous with my French Express comrades Perseus, Isaac Tichauer, Chris Malinchak, and Jonas Rathsman. Get ready to hear some unreleased tracks, familiar classics and (hopefully) new favorites…
Also known for his stunning remix work, his latest of ‘Peanut Butter’ by Alison Valentine introduces the set, and is available for free download right here. The set finishes off with ‘W4W’ – a brand new house piano jam from Jonas Rathsman.
1. Alison Valentine – Peanut Butter (Moon Boots Remix)
2. Jeremy Glenn – New Life (Perseus’ Summer of ’83 Remix)
3. Casco – Stop
4. Love for the Sake of House – Cole Medina
5. Moon Boots – Sugar
6. La Royale – The Crush
7. Onra – Keep On Loving Me
8. Sharam Jey – Ain’t Nuthin
9. Isaac Tichauer – Step Away
10. Den Ishu – High U Gonna Feel
11. Only Children – ??????
12. Rhyze – Just How Sweet Is Your Love (Walker & Royce Retouch)
13. The Establishment – Love Like This
14. Chris Malinchak – If U Got It
15. Luke Solomon – Say Something (Ashley Beedle Live at Wash House Mix)
16. Chez Damier – Your Love
17. Mercury – Sweetness
18. Jonas Rathsman – W4W
Are you ready for LIFTOFF?
You can always count on Moons Boots to deliver a remarkable remix, and the latest offering is his take on Alison Valentine‘s Peanut Butter. Smooth breathy vocals blend nicely with the tropical sounds resulting in a dreamy mix.
This one has a cute little story to go along with it too…
Back in June when Perseus and Jonas Rathsman and I played Wanderlust in Paris, we met Alison Valentine, a singer and flower girl from NYC. I’ll never forget that she brought flowers to the show… She brought me flowers, I made her a remix…
Moon Boots samples Janet Jackson classic If on his latest affair, Sugar. It’s a flawless twinkly nu-disco rework if we ever heard one. He recently remixed Headphones for Little Boots, which you can listen to here, along with his other delicious tracks Got Somebody and Off My Mind.
MP3 / Sugar
Make sure to grab the mp3 of ELIOT‘s NA/JET, another fantastic rework of a Janet classic. Hear his take on Love Will Never Do Without You. It’s Janet remix madness!
Just because I can’t resist posting more Janet, enjoy the ‘all dance’ video version of If.