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.
Boots vs. Boots!
Moon Boots works his space-age disco magic on The Knocks produced Headphones, the latest track from Brit pop starlet Little Boots. It’s all worth hitting the 3 minute mark – you can never go wrong with that house piano!
You can grab the Headphones remix EP on iTunes now – it’s jam packed with all kinds of flavors of dance mixes. If you haven’t heard the sweeping Into The Groove inspired extravaganza via Dimitri From Paris you surely must download it right here.
We first came across Moon Boots‘ Got Somebody in The Magician‘s glorious mixtape Magic Tape 21. Now much to our delight our friends at French Express are offering up a free download of the track!
If you were into 90s RnB you may recognize the sample of Wayne Wonder’s No Letting Go, but this is infinitely cooler than that track, don’t you agree? Let us know in the comments!
The Magician releases yet another mix tape, the sixteenth to be exact. The mix clocks in at just under an hour, a perfect amount of time for some of our favorite tunes to be wizardly woven together.
Magic Tape Sixteen
TRACK LISTING (INCOMPLETE)
Gigamesh – Red Light (Goldroom Remix)
Cadillac – Make You Feel (feat. Tesla Boy)
Kastil – Back To Philadelphia
Fallulah – I Lay My Head (Shook remix)
The Magician – I Don’t Know What To Do (Erkka remix)
Coleco – Can’t Stop
Justice – Helix
Yuksek – Always on the run (Peter & The Magician remix)
Mirror People – Feel the Need (feat. Rowetta) (Social Disco Club Dub)
Moon Boots – Off My Mind (Rogue Vogue remix)
Ante Perry – Hit the Floor (Tagteam Terror remix)
Holy Ghost – Hold My Breath (Cosmic Kids remix)
Hackman – Close