Moonboots started DJ-ing back in 1988 following the acid house explosion in the UK.
After many nights out at the Hacienda he got himself a job working at Eastern Bloc Record in Manchester. He worked there for nine years and this led to many DJ-ing slots around MCR at nights like Luvdup, Most Excellent and Robodisco.
He then started his own night, Aficionado with another local DJ, Jason Boardman. This ran every Sunday for ten years and featured guests such as Todd Terje, Greg Wilson, Phil Mison, Bill Brewster, Sean P, Mudd and most of the UK’s underground Balearic and disco DJs.
Since then, it has run as a quarterly event and is now into its 24th year.
As well as guesting all over Europe and the US, Moonboots compiled SoundColours Volume 3 in 2000 & Originals Volume 1 for Claremont 56 in 2008. He has also compiled the Javier Bergia album on Emotional Rescue and curated the Is it Balearic ‘First Five Years’ collection, both out in 2014.
More recently he compiled Moments in Time for the Music for Dreams label.
We thought it’d be fun to do a little Q&A with Moonboots so here goes:
BEST SCENE EVER
“The last scene in ‘Before Sunset’ – Julie Delpy dancing around to Nina Simone. Perfecto.”
ONE OF YOUR MOST LOVED SOUNDTRACKS
“Crimson Wing – Cinematic Orchestra.”
“Fish and chips from Maid Marion’s in Robin Hood’s Bay.”
“I have a massive love of werewolf films and own an extensive blu-ray collection of hairy nonsense.”
WHAT DO YOU LOVE TO COOK?
“I love cooking breakfast, especially at the weekend. I mastered the poached egg during the first lockdown. I’m now the king of poachers.”
So that concludes our Q&A with Moonboots – now let’s get to the music.
This month, Moonboots has curated our Spotify playlist and is kicking us off with this…
‘MOONBATHING IN MAY – MAY 22 – BY MOONBOOTS’
“Music for morning coffee, ironing and swimming pools.”
Have a listen, like and follow. Oh, and please share these beautiful vibes.