The reaction is instantaneous. It doesn't even matter when they''re the opening act no one in the room has heard before - as soon as Moon Hooch starts playing, it's as if the room becomes a living, surging, pulsing thing. They call it "cave music": like house music, but more primitive and jagged and raw. But there are no DJs or laptops here - just one drum kit and two saxophones.
Moon Hooch began busking in the subway platforms of NYC in 2010, quickly getting noticed by the NYPD, who had to ban them from locations that couldn’t handle the crowds.
Their unconventional sound and techniques, utilizing found objects like traffic cones, landed them appearances on NPR’s Tiny Desk in America, "Later…with Jools Holland" in the UK, "Hamish & Andy’s Gap Year" in Australia, and private audiences with the Premier League’s Chelsea F.C.