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Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Triumphant Return of Kris Moon

posted by on August 14 at 15:02 PM


Former (and perhaps future) Seattle techno-dub producer Kris Moon has been woodshedding in a Missoula, Montana cabin for five months. He had the full Montucky beard to prove it. Moonís been hunched over his gear in an isolated lab in the boonies, concocting more extraordinary techno for your techno-loviní asses and brains. He returned to the city of his greatest glory on Tuesday, playing Travis Baronís Made! weekly at Vitoís in order to unleash the fruits of his fruitful labor. Many people smiled and danced vigorously.

Moonís hour-and-change set plumbed minimal-technoís implied funkiness and surreptitious hedonism with scientific rigor. Unusual and piquant percussion accentuated the thrumming 4/4 beats. Berlin and Detroitís teknoô templates became distilled into Northwestern dancefloor mantras. It was hard and sexy. Good vibes rolled through Vitoís like the OíJaysí love train, but with more steel in its caboose. His performance anti-climaxed with Flo Ridaís ubiquitous hiphop song about Shawty getting low low low low low.

WTF? Kris always was a cheeky dude; his long-running top-40 hiphop DJ gig at The Ballroom must have returned to him like a case of audio acid reflux. Nonetheless, those who came for a serious dose of Moonís heady techno jams staggered away satisfied.

Kris Moon performs at Hempfest Aug. 17 and at Decibel Festival Sept. 28.

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Not even some "why are the vocals pitched so low (low low low)" rework? Just straight up? Man, you crazy, Vito's.

Posted by Eric Grandy | August 14, 2008 3:37 PM

Vito's on Tuesday night is the place to be, just in case you didn't know.

Posted by Shilo Urban | August 14, 2008 5:25 PM

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