Lupercalia was an ancient festival held each year in Rome on February 15, the pagan precursor to Valentine’s Day. Lupercalia was a sexually-charged celebration to ward off evil spirits and purify the city, releasing health and fertility. We're bringing this shindig back in our own way, dancing in collective ecstasy to the sultry stylings of Moon Boots.
Moon Boots | Anjunadeep | Brooklyn
When Moon Boots aka Pete Dougherty 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.
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 following a stint in the house hub of Chicago, Dougherty was introduced to the beloved Anjunadeep crew. His relationship with the label and their artists flourished, leading to his debut album First Landing. It’s an album where cavernous club music meshes with classical melodies, warm harmonies, and bright and beloved melodic soundscapes riddled with soul.
A slew of collaborations with talented vocalists led to Pete's sophomore album, Bimini Road, released last Fall. “Bimini Road is about discovering something new, and escaping from the everyday,” the artist said in a press release. “It’s a journey without a fixed destination, a road that could lead to a mythical paradise that’s ancient and yet futuristic. Or it might not! But that mystery is worth exploring. I experimented with lots of new styles and sounds but kept it grounded in what I do best. It’s an album with lots of dancefloor moments and a lot of heart.”
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In the era when America's Rust Belt got its name, factory workers labored on a 12-hour day or night shift for two weeks straight. To switch shifts, one group would have to work 24-hours straight and cover the labor gap. This grueling shift became known as the LongTurn.
Longturn music was founded to give people with day jobs a space to spend their second shift. No bottle service, no passwords, just a dance floor filled with good people and good music.
Come early, stay late, dance hard.
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