Moon Boots aka Peter Dougherty releases his debut album ‘First Landing’ this August on Anjunadeep (“One of the hottest electronic labels in the world” – Hype Machine).
Hailing from Brooklyn, Dougherty has burst onto the scene in recent years having cut his teeth in Chicago, looking up to legends like Derrick Carter and Frankie Knuckles. Dougherty’s first releases via the tastemaker French Express imprint put him instantly on the map, taking both the blog world and club circuit by storm.
With his productions championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and KCRW’s Jason Bentley, Moon Boots quickly built a Anjunadeep, with ‘Red Sky’, a warm rolling cut of melodic groove-laden house, supported by Tensnake, Skream, Claude VonStroke and Tiga.
Now Moon Boots serves up ‘First Landing’ – an ambitious 10 track LP showcasing his impressive range as a producer, seamlessly blending classic US house sounds with funk and soul influences, expansive electronica, sun-kissed R&B and moody dancefloor energy.
Featuring seven collaborators, including notable guest appearances from Fiora, Lulu James and Janelle Kroll, the album also sees Dougherty working with fresh talent in King Kona, Nic Hanson and Black Gatsby.
With early singles ‘Tear My Heart’ (nominated for ‘Best Track’ in DJ Mag’s Best of North America Awards) and ‘The Life Aquatic’ picking up widespread support from BBC Radio 1, SiriusXM, Triple J and KCRW, along with press coverage from Billboard and Mixmag, ‘First Landing’ looks set to mark a coming of age for Moon Boots.
1. Fortune Teller feat. King Kona 2. Keep The Faith feat. Nic Hanson 3. First Landing 4. Never Get To You feat. Antony & Cleopatra 5. Power feat. Black Gatsby 6. I Want Your Attention feat. Fiora 7. Utopia feat. Janelle Kroll 8. Tear My Heart feat. Lulu James 9. The Life Aquatic 10. Red Sky