Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Power & The Blessing

Back in March, Dropbox (where all this music is stored) changed the way it operated which resulted in all my old links being invalid. So basically everything i posted from 2011- March 2017, had dead links. I'm going through and reposting all of the back catalogue starting from the beginning, and adding them, as I go, to the Spotify playlist too... its going to take a while.

As well as all of THAT, there is a new post.

Try to not bop to this, I dare you. It takes about 2 minutes to get going but once it does its some classic funky house loveliness, which seems to be making a bit of a resurgence... not that it ever really went anywhere, but I am hearing a lot more of the funky stuff lately.

Folamour - The Power & The Blessing Of Unity

I love the relentless beat of this jam. I heard it yesterday and was hooked. The opening Marvin Gaye(i think..?) vocals don't fully match up with whats being played which at first had me looking to see if I had two things playing at once, but once i realized i didnt, I restarted it and for whatever reason I enjoy its slightly disjointed nature, and again this one shifts into another gear after about 2.5 mins.

RAAR - Leave Me In My Broken Dreams

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Because It's There

Current vibes for whatever reason have brought me into some way more spacey/chill/progressive tunes. Strange that this is the post I opt for after hearing Mr Tenaglia this past weekend... but what can I say, I'm a sucker for some quality beeps n' boops and its been a long time since i posted something other than proper stompers...

so go for a walk or a nice autumn drive, and enjoy. Tunes also updated on Spotify!

Chloé - Because It's There

Black 8 - Before The Rising Dawn (Dmitry Molosh Remix)

Phonique (feat Lazarusman) - Vincent Price (Douglas Greed Remix)

Monday, September 4, 2017

Purple is not just a delicious fruit, it's also a Disco Machine

Purple the fruit. Purple the flavour.  Purple the colour. But not to be outdone in da club.... Purple, always reinventing herself, is now back as Purple Disco Machine. And not surprisingly I like this one possibly even more than all her other incarnations and I realized today that I've been listening to a lot lately, which is usually a good sign that I should share with the class.

As a quick sidebar, the new Jamiroquai album is absolutely stellar... like start to finish.

Monday, July 10, 2017

for Darren

Summer is in full swing. Pride has come and gone. The borderline torturous Salsa on St Clair festival has ended. And Charles has released his always anticipated No Pots And Pans collection (NPAP for short). I'm about to dive into that which will surely occupy most of my musical listening for at least a couple of weeks... its A LOT of music! But before I do, here are a few things that have been moving me lately.  Maybe its the sunshine, maybe its the rosé... Who can say? All I know is I'm digging these disco and NuDisco vibes a lot lately. Just add a lil piano to a dance track and I'm hooked. Add a whole lot and I might not stop smiling. Enjoy!

This is dedicated to my good friend Darren, who we'll be memorializing this weekend.  I know he's bouncing around to some super dope tunes in the freshest sneakers imaginable, wherever he is.

Rick Wade - The League (Original Mix)

The Black Madonna - Alright This Morning (Original Mix)

Mood II Swing - Can't Get Away From You (Original Mix)

Tensnake - Freundchen (Original Mix)

Reminder you can check out these tunes on the go on the Spotify Playlist too

Sunday, May 21, 2017

the struggle is real

This is a public service announcement. If you ever have the opportunity, GO SEE DENNIS FERRER  
His set at Coda earlier this month quite literally had a bit of everything and it was all solid gold. Moving on, I just noticed that all of these track titles sound like a total buzz kill, but rest assured... they still damn fine.

This first track came on as I was walking to work on a beauty of a sunny day a little while a go and it put a little extra spring in my step first thing in the morning. I'm generally a pretty big fan of springing steps:

Justin Jay (feat. Benny Bridges & Josh Taylor) - Let Go

I wasn't sure if I was going to bother posting this one because I've posted the track before, just not this version. I absolutely love the original and this Vinyl version that I stumbled upon (again on SPOTIFY of all places) is actually even better than the Original mix that I already adore.

Steffi - Sadness (vinyl version)

This is an unreleased bootleg Tinush had up a while ago. Aretha Franklin really is a National treasure... you can feel the hurt. ugh.

Tinush feat. Aretha Franklin - Struggle

Also, if you have Spotify you can follow along with the blog on there. Most of the recent posts from the past couple years are up there. Just click THE LINK RIGHT HERE and you've got Moonboots on the go :)

Saturday, March 25, 2017

I can't get any higher

Out for a damn chilly walk about a week ago with my pooch and stumbled upon this rather old one from French House legend Alex Gopher. Beauty! I'm VERY happy warmer weather is upon us... longer walks leads to more awesome musical discoveries!

Alex Gopher - Use Me

And this new single from New Order is A W E S O M E!!! Totally killer remixes as well from Claptone, Late Nite Tuff Guy, some others and this one by Richard X which was my favourite of the bunch.

New Order - People On The Highline (Richard X radio edit)


Saturday, February 11, 2017

I'll Make It Up To You

This first one reminds me of 3 different songs and all within about 25 seconds. Theres Take Me Out by Franz Ferdinand, Miss You by the Rolling Stones and a yet to be identified 3rd song that I just can't put me finger on...

Monika - Secret In The Dark (Juan MacLean Remix)

This has been on repeat all week. Well at least the first 3ish minutes or so, the final 45 seconds kinda get on my nerves but that deep sloggy bassline from the opening kills me. Disciples of MURK mayhaps?

Tirzah - Make It Up