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)

enjoy!



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

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Do You Wanna Gängbang?

Don't everyone see the title of the post and put your hands up at once. If you use Spotify, actually even if you don't (start) it is an absolutely amazing resource for finding music that you are practically guaranteed to like. I dont know all the technology or how the metrics of it all work, so I won't pretend to, but the options are awesome. The "Discover Weekly" feature presents you with a curated playlist just for you every week, based on what you've been listening to lately, and its pretty spot on. I listen to some very different stuff from day-to-day. Sometimes its Dolly Parton or Patsy Cline, sometimes its Radiohead, and sometimes its ear popping techno, but their selections are always pretty interesting. The other option, which I find even more useful, is the track radio. Find a song you like, click the little dots and scroll down to "Go To Radio" and they'll play stuff related to the song you like. For dance music its been quite eye opening.
Both of the selections here I discovered using Spotify.

Enjoy.

Todd Terje & The Olsens - Baby Do You Wanna Bump

Macchina Nera feat. Annette Party - Gängbang (Original Mix)

Saturday, August 20, 2016

let me count the ways...

I've found myself out in clubs less and less over the past year and thats meant a significant drop in the amount of new choons I actually get exposed to.  That was until I discovered how to use Spotify. The radio feature is quite incredible! Find a song or an artist you like the sound of or who will set a mood for you, click on the little dots and go to play that song/artist's radio, its been pretty spot on for me so far and has exposed me to some quality gems.  I highly recommend checking it out. I mean it helps that my phone provider gave me 2 years of free Spotify. I think at this point I would keep it, so wise move.

Anyhoo, peep these puppies. Its whats got me smiling on my way to work this past week:

Infinity Ink (feat Yasmin) - How Do I Love You (Original Mix)

Maxxi Soundsystem (feat. Name One) - Medecine (Original Mix)

FCL - It's You (Mousse T.'s Discotronic Mix)

Its been a while but here you go! get those feet moving!

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Taranto to Toronto: What Kind of VooDoo do You Do?

Once upon a time (2007 in fact) a set got recorded at a club in Taranto, Italy named Clorophilia. The DJ that night, Mr. Danny Tenaglia is a firm believer that his live sets are for the pleasure of those that are there in attendance and not to be rebroadcast and when he found out someone on the club's audio team had snuck in recording gear he was livid, and launched quite a public tirade against them. Somewhere in that set, which I have,  is this track. A track, that for the past 8.5 years or so was just that track we couldn't find. That is until Miss Honey Dijon, the Queen herself of condiment inspired house music dropped it in front of my very ears at CODA in Toronto, Canada last Friday night. I almost couldn't believe it was showing up in my SoundHound app.

And how lucky am I? The man who crafted this very track is coming to Toronto on April 8th. BooYa! She takes a little bit to get going, but i love it so deal with it.


this one reminds me of England for some reason, and it has nothing to do with its title. That deep wobbly bass line reminds me of something that could've been cooked up in Fila Brazilia's studio so maybe thats it.