Singers always seemed to be the troublesome in bands, at least that is what a lot of the founding members of Moonlight thought, so why not go into a genre that was not focused only on the singer, but yet convey an important message. With this in mind, the band came to be formed in Gabo’s cottage in the mountains of Costa Rica, with the playful name of Moonlight Dub Xperiment.
Since it was brought to life, the band has been part of artistic festivals and the underground music scene with a varied following. Their first album Biodub (Independent, 2009) came with a seed attached and the slogan “In every seed a forest lies within.”, which sums up the ecological message that the band wishes to recognize in their music. This album had to 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 these years the band also included more resources and integrated some of the best local artists to the collective, including elements like african percussion, didgeridoo, mc hip hop vocals, dj samples and live dub effects. Shows have had live performances with dancers, painters and others.