If, like me, you’re enjoying disco’s “Indian summer,” and have been yearning for more sounds originating from a seemingly forgotten era, Moon Boots has got you covered.
This mix is full of classic funk/disco originals, edits and remixes including one from Moon Boots himself. After I heard the familiar a capella of Next’s Too Close I was hooked.
0. Guy / Teddy’s Jam
1. Patrice Rushen + Cosmic Kids / Remind Me (Le Nonsense Remix) + Whisper Softly
2. World Premiere / Share the Night (Breakdown Mix)
3. Kurtis Blow + Next / Christmas Rappin (Instrumental) + Too Close (Acapella)
4. Gino Soccio / Try It Out (Original + Instrumental)
5. Chic / Good Times (Kon’s Night Time Edit)
6. Young & Co + Pieces of a Dream / I Like It + Mt Airy Groove (Edit)
7. Fonda Rae / Over Like A Fat Rat
8. NV / It’s Alright (Shep Pettibone Remix)
9. Tropicool Monsoon Season / Green On Blue (Moon Boots Remix)
10. Imagination / Burning Up (Koko Edit)
11. Earth, Wind & Fire / Brazilian Rhyme (Bozo Meko Edit)
12. T.S. Monk / Candidate For Love (Khidja Edit)
13. Alexander Robotnick / It’s Alright Baby
14. Salsoul Orchestra + MFSB / Ooh I Love It (Greg Wilson Edit) + Love is the Message (Danny Krivit Edit)
15. Mary Wells / Take Me I’m Yours (Mercury Edit)
16. Sugarhill Gang / Hot Hot Summer Day (Theo Parrish Re-Edit)
My personal favorites in the mix and from Moon Boots’ SoundCloud:
The piano solo!
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Also, the bio that’s posted to his profile is pretty entertaining:
Moon Boots entered the world in the mid-1980s via Cape Canaveral. After years of service as the preferred footwear of celebrity astronauts (notably Tom Hanks), Moon Boots came to life during a classified experiment aboard the International Space Station. Little is known of what actually transpired aboard the shuttle, but in short, Moon Boots became a sentient creature, equipped with reason, intuition, and groove.
Before long, he grew tired of working for the space-military-industrial complex and found solace in the soothing sounds of underground disco and R&B boogie records. He knew it was only of matter of time before he was hung up like so many boots before him. He abandoned the program and used his savings to build a studio in an unnamed location, where he is currently working.
Moon Shoes…not to be confused with Moon Boots…
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