Moon Boots on Remixing Nile Rodgers: "I Knew I Couldn't Say No"

As his moniker suggests, Moon Boots (earthling name: Pete Dougherty) journeys through the farther cosmic outreaches of dance music. But as a proud native of the house birthplace, Chicago, this hotly tipped DJ-producer is also all about those classic jacking house beats.

French Express, his home label, has emerged as one of the most sensational new purveyors of disco-house on the international scene, championing the sort of exuberant, soul-spiked future funk fare that's had Moon Boots burning up the charts and dance floors in the last couple years.

Ahead of his show at Bardot on Friday, Crossfade caught up with the moon-walker himself to chat about his musical roots, remixing the great Nile Rodgers, and more.

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