Hailing from Brooklyn, Dougherty has burst onto the scene in recent years having cut his teeth in Chicago, looking up to legends like Derrick Carter and Frankie Knuckles. Dougherty’s first releases via the tastemaker French Express imprint put him instantly on the map, taking both the blog world and club circuit by storm.
With his productions championed by the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac and KCRW’s Jason Bentley, Moon Boots quickly built a cult following as a DJ, with his expertly curated mixtapes racking up millions of streams between them. 2015 saw him make his debut on London label Anjunadeep, with ‘Red Sky’, a warm rolling cut of melodic groove-laden house, supported by Tensnake, Skream, Claude VonStroke and Tiga.
Now Moon Boots serves up ‘First Landing’ – an ambitious 10 track LP showcasing his impressive range as a producer, seamlessly blending classic US house sounds with funk and soul influences, expansive electronica, sun-kissed R&B and moody dancefloor energy.
Featuring seven collaborators, including notable guest appearances from Fiora, Lulu James and Janelle Kroll, the album also sees Dougherty working with fresh talent in King Kona, Nic Hanson and Black Gatsby.