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REVIEW: Moon Boots - The Life Aquatic (Throwing Snow & Ian Pooley Mixes) out on Anjunadeep

Ahead of the release of his debut LP ‘First Landing’ later this summer on Anjunadeep, US producer Moon Boots a.k.a Pete Dougherty’s latest single ‘The Life Aquatic’ receives a pair of high-calibre reworks from two acclaimed producers.

Influential German producer Ian Pooley has built an enviable back catalogue over the past 20 years, with releases on Innervisions, Ovum, seminal 90’s label Force Inc, and his own Pooled Music. With his own music remixed by the likes of Daft Punk, Bicep, Stimming and Lee Burridge, Ian now brings his attention to Moon Boots’ ‘The Life Aquatic’. Injecting a tense bassline groove and classic house elements to proceedings, Ian flips the languid tones of Pete’s original into a dark dancefloor weapon.

Houndstooth affiliate and fast rising producer Throwing Snow has established himself at the forefront of the the UK scene in recent years, his inventive and forward-thinking approach winning support from Gilles Peterson, Benji B, Jon Hopkins and Bonobo. Drawing on a wide range of influences for an experimental and hard-hitting remake, Throwing Snow draws on distorted synths and gritty percussion beneath the original’s arpeggiated melodies.

Dimitri Kechagias review:
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 [item value="10"]Beat and Rhythm[/item]
 [item value="10"]Basslines and Groove[/item]
 [item value="10"] Melody [/item]
 [item value="10"] Synths [/item]
 [item value="10"]Breakdown[/item]
 [item value="10"]Climax  / Drop / Crescendo / Pay off moment[/item]
 [item value="10"]Intensity, Drive and Energy[/item]
 [item value="10"]Sound-design and Arrangement[/item]
 [item value="10"]Overall Atmosphere[/item]
 [item value="10"]Goosebumps / Shivers moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Emotional affinity and heartfelt moments[/item]
 [item value="10"]Originality and Inventiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]Dancefloor Efficiency / Festival Arenas Effectiveness[/item]
 [item value="10"]You can’t get this memorable track out of your head[/item]
 [item value="10"]It has potential to become an anthem or a classic[/item]
 [item value="10"]Moon Boots - The Life Aquatic (Throwing Snow & Ian Pooley Mixes) [/item]
 [content title="Summary" label="Overall Score"]Moon Boots beauty The Life Aquatic is remixed magically by Throwing Snow & Ian Pooley who delivers 2 remixes. Throwing Snow version goes on the experimental deep house direction with electronica elements wrapped up with house beats and mechanical basslines. Ian Pooley does the trick in his Kreuz version. Deep melodic tech house with great application of the original synths to give it the very much needed club oriented direction. Eclectic well conceived and excellently executed this is fresh and tripping out perfect for early mornings in Ibiza. Finally Berg remix gets an even deeper root with slow grooving and shaking electronic beats and basslines while the original themes on top are added in a much more dreamy way and less prominent allowing the groove to hypnotize the listener. #PureGold Love It [/content]

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