Formed in Kansas City, MO in 1998.

Radio station: Listen to music by monta

Upcoming shows

No scheduled events.

Past shows


Current Status: Living in KC. Spend a lot of time in Lawrence due to work and friends. Mostly a studio project and occasional live shows. Have releases on Citrona Recordings and Crater Technology Recordings.

Sound description: Monta explores cinematic blunted jazz. Seeking a source of soul while conjuring images of beautiful landscapes, the pair reveals dubbed-out abstract funk, delicate ambiance, and gritty spy-jazz as part of their musical adventure.

Influences: Pink Floyd, Curtis Mayfield, Thievery Corporation, Biosphere, Spring Heel Jack, Radiohead

Similar to: Blue States, Broadway Project, Thievery Corporation, Thunderball, 60's funk. spy-jazz. Amon Tobin.


Alt / Indie rock, Electronic / DJ, Experimental / Noise


Name Released Label
Album cover Shaeed 2002 Citrona Recordings
Album cover Disappointment 2002 Crater Technology
Album cover Modern Ennui 2002 Crater Technology
Album cover Secrets 2002 Crater Technology
Album cover Subversive Intent 2002 Crater Technology
Album cover Buttons Are For Pushing Compilation. 2003 Grinder/Ui


Blunted beats, music for cinema, source of soul, beautiful landscapes, dub, futuristic voices...Monta's distinct sound envelops the listener with a backwash of atmosphere that swirls from ear to ear.

Their music is a story of brothers working it out as brothers do best.

Dedric Moore and Delaney Moore are the manipulators of Monta's sound. The pair wants to share their passion for dub, jazz and abstract funk. Monta has set out on a mission to explore these ideas further with the mindset that everything is open for inclusion in their musical collection. Monta have also set a goal to ignore the urge to "move the dancefloor" and make music purely for the listening experience.

Monta have played with John Creamer, Monk from Rabbit in the Moon, Wally Callero, DJ Punc Roc and Skylab 2000. Monta have releases on Crater Technology as well as a mix for DJ Ray Velasquez (NY) on Risk Records. Monta have co-produced the album Bad Idea for Lolo on Grinder/Invisible Records.Ui. Monta's track, Exposed in Novosibirsk, is available on the CIT02 vinyl release from Citrona Recordings

Monta have finished work on their full-length debut and are currently looking at options for releasing it.