Bimini Road, Take Me Away and Get Me Tied Up
Moon Boots recruits Kenny Dope and Mat Zo for remix duty on Bimini Road album single ‘Tied Up’
Brooklyn-based DJ and recording artist Moon Boots has a mission of making infectious music that transcends genre. For instance, this includes songs not just for DJs and dance-floors, but for everyone. His sophomore album, 2019’s Bimini Road was widely eclectic. The album pulled influences including Frankie Knuckles, Derrick Carter, and Paul Johnson, to name a few. The album release was celebrated with a live world tour featuring a seven-piece multicultural band.
Bimini Road is a long and winding path and we’ve not yet reached its end. Moon Boots has recruited the legendary Kenny Dope (Masters At Work) and talented progressive producer Mat Zo to remix the single ‘Tied Up (feat. Steven Klavier.’) Kenny Dope fattens up the original more with a deep bassline and some disco-house flair. Mat Zo lives up to his reputation as one of dance music’s most versatile contemporary producers with a remix that leans heavily on 2-Step and French House.
“I’m honored to release these official remixes from my Bimini Road LP. Kenny Dope’s remix is timeless, with slick funky parts on electric bass, rhythm guitar, and synth that perfectly complement Steven Klavier’s vocals. Mat Zo is a very gifted & versatile producer in his own right and he takes the energy up to 11 with some really bananas sound design along the way. They’re both really different from each other, and from the original, which I dig. Pick your poison!,” Moon Boots says.
The Discovery of the Album
The discovery of the ruins of Atlantis at Bimini in the Bahamas influenced Bimini Road. Moon Boots’ sophomore album Bimini Road is a joyous listen that combines elements of soulful & melodic house, disco, and R&B. The album includes the new single ‘Clear’ as well as 2019 summer anthems ‘Tied Up’ and ‘Juanita’. Both tracks have received airplay on SiriusXM, BBC Radio 1, triple j, and KCRW. Additionally, the track has DJ support from Claptone, Above & Beyond, The Black Madonna, Diplo and many more. ‘Juanita’ was premiered by Mixmag (who called the song ‘a show-stopper’), and the video for ‘Clear’ is a retro-fantastic delight, check it out here.
Bimini Road features collaborators from both Moon Boots’ debut album First Landing and his ambitious 7-person live show. For example, Black Gatsby (“Power”), Nic Hanson (‘Keep The Faith’), KONA (‘Fortune Teller’) all make appearances that help to make Bimini Road Moon Boots’ most compelling musical statement to date. In addition, Ross Clark (St Lucia) contributes guitar to three of the album’s hookiest and most affecting tracks. Finally, the album also features new collaborators, including Little Boots, Niia, Kaleena Zanders, and Gary Saxby of the Harlem Gospel Choir.
Moon Boots Press Assets HERE
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Release date: February 19
Stream ‘Tied Up’ Remixes here