Luna-C (born Christopher Howell on May 1, 1973) is a British DJ and record producer, known for his work in breakbeat hardcore music. He made up a third of the rave group Smart E’s in 1992, which had a number 2 hit in the UK with a remix of the Sesame Street theme song (“Sesame’s Treet”).
Luna-C founded the Kniteforce Records label in 1992, which has continued to have a cult following throughout hardcore music’s changes in popularity. Kniteforce sprouted subsidiaries and Luna-C produced hundreds of tracks and remixes, under the name Luna-C and other aliases. Luna-C sold Kniteforce Records in 1997, and the label stopped releasing records, but Luna-C resurrected the label as Kniteforce Again (KFA) in 2001, bringing back Kniteforce Records and all its subsidiaries. An internet forum and online store propelled KFA back into the spotlight. The label has maintained niche market popularity in the hardcore scene among dedicated followers and breakbeat hardcore fans.
DJing at raves and clubs worldwide, Luna-C has become well respected in his native United Kingdom and many other countries, including Germany, Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Japan, and Poland. His name has become synonymous with a versatile and varied style of mixing, incorporating breakbeat hardcore, freeform, happy hardcore, old skool hardcore and drum and bass into his sets. His use of unreleased dubplates and DJ tools, which he produces for the purpose of playing live, is considered unique. These planned but innovative sets have been released free online, in a series called the “Supasets”. Many of his releases on Kniteforce Records and sister label Remix Records have received wide airplay among hardcore DJs. Some, such as “Piano Progression” or “Take Me Away” and “Six Days” (as Cru-L-T with fellow producer Jimmy J), have been considered classics of this style. KFA tracks such as “My Angel” have received critical acclaim from the UK music press.