Canadian turntablist Kid Koala (Eric San), a spiritual disciple of Coldcut's sound collages, downplayed his virtuoso show on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2000) with an irriverent anarchic cartoonish humour.
Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs (Ninja Tune, 2003) is even more jovial,
but equally acrobatic.
Your Mom's Favorite DJ (Ninja Tune, 2006) showed Kid Koala's dexterity
at sculpting accessible music for turntables and tapes.
Phon-o-victo (Les Disques Victo, 2009) was a collaboration between
Martin Tetreault and Kid Koala.
Kid Koala deconstructed blues classics on
12 Bit Blues (Ninja Tune, 2012). For the mission of producing
a high-tech version of the least technological genre ever, Kid Koala employed
the E-mu SP-1200 sampler of the late 1980s, a vintage tool
with a limit of ten seconds of sample time. Those tiny samples are inevitably
overwhelmed by the much more intense and sophisticated scratching that glues
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