Friday, July 18, 2014 -
17:00 to 23:30
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 Records in Manchester. He worked there for nine years and this led to many DJ-ing slots around the MCR area 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 16th year. Running alongside the night is his & Jason's highly rated 12" vinyl only label, Aficionado Recordings.
Now up to the 8th release, it has featured releases by Shawn Lee, Joan Bibiloni, and Brenda Ray. 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 helped to compile the forthcoming Javier Bergia album on Emotional Rescue and has curated the Is it Balearic 'First Five Years' collection, both due out this both due out this Summer.
Moonboots will play at Balearicos –Fridays Red Market SS14