Moon Boots

PopGun Presents

Moon Boots

Will Eastman, Mike Terra, Sophia MA

Nov 11

Doors: 10:00 pm / Show: 10:00 pm (event ends at 4:00 am)

Elsewhere

Brooklyn, NY

$15 / $20 / $25

This event is 21 and over

Moon Boots
Moon Boots
When Moon Boots hits the booth, he’s got one mission: to give you the best night of your life. Whether playing at iconic clubs like Chicago’s Smart Bar — where he cut his teeth watching legends like Frankie Knuckles and Derrick Carter — or the world’s biggest festival stages, he gives people a release they’ll remember long after the party’s over.
 
Born in Brooklyn, Moon Boots’ (birth name: Pete Dougherty) musical obsession started not long after he could walk. His early love of piano lead to a passion for keyboards and synthesizers. Teenage nights lost in the work of Daft Punk, A Tribe Called Quest and Herbie Hancock followed. Then came college years at Princeton University, where he shelved an Engineering degree to dive into the musical abyss.

Knowing what he was meant to do, he moved to the house music epicenter of Chicago, where he tirelessly passed out demos to local DJs and scoured the web for like-minded people with whom he could share and expand on his sound. He played in a synth-pop trio whose demo caught the attention of Lupe Fiasco, and after a stint touring alongside the hip-hop icon, Dougherty went back to DJing with a renewed focus. 

The stars aligned when he had a chance encounter with Perseus, founder of an adventurous new label, French Express. A fellow junkie and fan of French House and R&B-infused dance music, Perseus became a friend and mentor, the Splinter to Boots' Donatello. The label eventually disbanded but Boots has stayed true to his mission of making dance tracks that can’t be confined to one style. Pete blends the music he loves --  jazz, house, funk and soul -- into songs that last longer than their runtime. Songs not just for DJs, but for everyone.
After moving back to Brooklyn, Dougherty was introduced to the beloved Anjunadeep crew. His relationship with the label and their artists has flourished, leading to his debut album First Landing (out August 4th.) It’s an album where cavernous club music meshes with classical melodies, warm harmonies, and bright and beloved melodic soundscapes riddled with soul.
Will Eastman
Will Eastman
Washington, DC-based DJ and producer Will Eastman is one third of the group Volta Bureau (along with Outputmessage and Micah Vellian) and co-owner of U Street Music Hall, named by the Washington Post “best dance club in the region.” The Washington Post named him “one of DC’s titan DJs” and DJ authority Discobelle called him “a new force to be reckoned with.” Eastman’s original tracks and remixes have received support from a wide range of DJs and media coverage from BBC Radio 1 and NPR, among many others.
Mike Terra
Mike Terra
With New York running through his veins, Mike Terra knows the pulse of the city’s underground as well as anyone that you will meet. His Keep It Movin’ events have consistently delivered the dancefloor with music that does just what the party says on the tin, with a recent collaboration with Hidden Roots, taking their events to the next level. But Mike is not just helping curate the vibe, he is also creating the music behind it. With countless projects being used for his personal weapons of choice, we are now seeing some of them released out into the public. Mike's style, both in the studio and behind the decks, is a captivating raw blend of deep moods and warm melodies devoid of gimmicks.
Venue Information:
Elsewhere
599 Johnson Ave
Brooklyn, NY, 11237
http://www.elsewherebrooklyn.com/