Innerflight Music keeps the flag flying for northwest techno with this new release from the prolific Kris Moon, a soldier of the Seattle electronic scene now stationed in Missoula, Montana. Kris has had his hand in many of Seattle’s dance music institutions, including helping to found the Decibel Festival, as buyer for the renowned Zion’s Gate record shop, and host of the influential Moon Bass radio show (which he started in 1996 and now continues in Montana). Kris Moon also helped found the globally recognized ‘Laptop Battle’, a competition series where electronic musicians face off, armed with a laptop and (sometimes) a MIDI-controller. Kris’s skill enabled him to win two of the competitions himself.
Kris’s debut release on Innerflight is the Late Night Tracks EP, an outstanding three-tracker that exhibits an ear for moody, layered soundscapes and attention to sonic detail. The lead cut, “Club in Chicago”, opens things nicely with a slinky, lowdown groove, accented by a processed repeating vocal scat, a jazz-infected bass line, and some sharp synth work. This one would certainly not be out of place in the Windy City’s after-hours environs. “Midnight Hour” follows, containing some solid peak-time dynamics; a bass heavy rhythm section anchors the club-ready female vocal hook as the tune twists and turns through its well-constructed breakdown sections. Rounding out the EP is “Last Party”, a more straight-forward track – in a good way – that’s comprised of ringing chords, funky drum beats, a pulsing bass line, and its fair share of ‘house party’ attitude. Kris Moon’s Late Night Tracks EP gives DJs some prime dance floor fuel … vibes galore.
Great to have new material from Kris Moon to play out. Thanks"
Andrew Duke - Cognition Audioworks
"Nice fwd dance floor grooves here"
Alex Ruder - KEXP fm
"Dope groove on Last Party!"
Jason Hodges - Sampled Recordings
Elijah Collins - Mullet Records / Retrospective / NoN Music
"Great tracks! All stand out with welcome original sound."
Tyler Stadius - Deepsite / Dialtone Records / Deepen
"Midnight Hour and Last Party for me"
Chris Fortier - Fade / Mindwarp
"Three worthy cuts from Kris Moon and Innerflight. Club in Chicago is my pick while Last Party is way deep"
Jamie Topham - Summer Soulstice
"Thanks, cool EP"
Justin Harris - Music For Freaks / Classic / Paranoid
"Simply raw EP… right up my alley!"
dj M-Traxxx - Afro Acid / KCP Traxxx
"Brilliant EP, all three cuts are solid, but the slower Club in Chicago vibe really stands out. Awesome!"
Al Bradley - 3am Recordings / Fabric / Paper
dj Pauze - Comfort Zone / Guvernment / Footwork
"Absolute Madness. Loving it"
Blacksoul - Blacksoul Music / Bears & Honey / Disko Zoo
"Luvin Club in Chicago, rocking tune!"
Murray Richardson - Rebel Waltz / Baker Street Recordings
"Late Night for sure! Bangers!!"
Chris Udoh - Tigerhook
"Club in Chicago is cool, thanks!"
Jamie Kidd - BYC Music / Box of Kittens / Thoughtless Music
"Diggin diggin digging!"
Larry Fives - Inland Knights / Drop Music
Mike Dean (Phonatics) - Housesession / Yes Yes Records
"Really solid 3-tracker"
Deron Delgado - Large Music
"Like it! Thanks so much!"
Manuel Sahagun - Candy Music / Drop Music / Kolour
"Funky release. Nice mix of deeper vibes with Chicago style energy. Midnight Hour is the one"
Pete Williams - Natural Rhythm
"Midnight Hour and Last Party and the standouts for me! Thanks!"
Doc Link - Liberate Recordings / CyberJamz radio
"Late night techno sounds that are smooth and well polished. Thanks"
SimonG - Volcano radio / MyHouseYourHouse radio
"Really like all three tracks here. Very nice indeed"
Sumsuch - Colour and Pitch / Mega Jawns / Urban Torque
"Love it!! Support!"
Mark Cooper - Bedford Falls Players / Cosmic Moonbase / Biobox Records
"Funky as hell! Great EP"
Blueshift - French Express / Nurvous Records
"Vibin to this"
Onionz - Intec / Siesta / Afro Acid
"I enjoyed Club in Chicagos changes within the 8 minutes, like 3 songs in one"
Dennis Lowery - Selekta Recordings / DeepHouseLounge.com
"Really impressive original productions"
Myxzlplix - Kodowari Recordings / Sunclock
"Feeling this one from Kris! City Soul radio rotation is a must!"
Atlee Treasure - Justice & Treasure / City Soul radio