Kid Koala


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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (2000), 6.5/10
Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs (2003), 6/10
Your Mom's Favorite DJ (2006), 6/10
12 Bit Blues (2012), 6/10
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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 them together.

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