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THE STORY BEHIND -
What started as a musical experiment in a small cottage has evolved into a musical happening, generating soundscapes that are psychodelic,
spacey, and experimental.
Moonlight Dub Xperiment create dub music, which although based originally on reggae, they usually mix with newer urban styles such as hip-hop, electronic music, and psychedelic rock/dub amongst others. The lyrics hold a strong militant message and will center around connection, positive evolution, ecology and in general a better and more aware self.
Since it was brought to life, the band has been part of artistic festivals and the underground music scene with an increasing following. The band´s debut album, Biodub, (Independent) appeared in 2009. The original album came with a seed attached to the case and the slogan: “In every seed a forest lies within.”, which was in line with the ecological message that the band wanted to exalt in this first production. This was also the official appearance of Huba, a local MC, as a militant part of the band. The album has song remixes done by Mad Professor (UK), one of Lee “Scratch” Perry s students. Promotion of this album took MDX to El Salvador, Guatemala and Mexico, as well as opening shows for some of the most reputable artists within the reggae scene.
Through the years the band also included more resources and integrated some of the best local artists to the collective, including elements like african percussion, didgeridoo, hip hop vocals, dj samples and live dub effects.
In 2014 they present their second album,Â Day & Night (independent), which holds a double album. The Day album contains the original live performed dub versions of the tracks, whilst the Night album portrays versions of the original tracks by the band or remixed versions by different artists. The album was nominated in Costa Rican ACAM awards in the best reggae album category.
us to not be afraid.
IT NEVER END
The rabbit on the moon
The legend of the rabbit on the moon.
You may be wondering why the band´s icon has a rabbit. Our icon is a subset or mix of many things that we identify with.
The icon has it´s colours based on the colours of space. The pallet is therefore not red and green like a reggae band, but cyan and magenta picked from a space depiction.
The moon is an old aztec moon, and within it, you can see a modern representation of a rabbit. The old and new fuse together via the artistic lines.
The rabbit..well: According to an Aztec legend, the god Quetzalcoatl, then living on Earth as a man, started on a journey and, after walking for a long time, became hungry and tired. With no food or water around, he thought he would die. Then a rabbit grazing nearby offered herself as food to save his life. Quetzalcoatl, moved by the rabbit’s noble offering, elevated her to the Moon, then lowered her back to Earth and told her, “You may be just a rabbit, but everyone will remember you; there is your image in light, for all people and for all times.”
In various cultures, tribute has been given to different totem animals.
The rabbit totem means fear, humility, movement, life, fertility, sensibility and mental agility. The medicine of the rabbit totem includes moving through fear, living with wit, receiving secret teaching and intuitive messages, thinking quick, strengthening intuition. Additionally the rabbit totem represents humility, because he is quiet and humble.
The rabbit totem reminds us to not be afraid. Thoughts of fear reproduce quickly, like rabbits, and will bring that which we fear the most, worrying leads to attracting negative energy, and the rabbit totem tries to teach us not to worry.
You will also find that intuition is strongly represented through a third eye on the rabbit, to complete the whole icon.