Kid Koala is a Canadian DJ and turntablist who has collaborated with Gorillaz, Lovage, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Peeping Tom and is currently working with producer Dan the Automator and rapper Del the Funky Homosapien on a new Deltron 3030 record which will be a follow-up to their 2000 self titled debut. Koala has a pretty darn successful solo career happening as well. His latest effort is a scratch-tastic blues album that I absolutely love called 12 Bit Blues. Full Disclosure: I haven't really listened to any of Koala's solo stuff so this was my first real exposure to one of his records.
I chatted with Kid Koala recently asking him about the sort of technologies used in the making of this new record, '...a lot of the machines I used were older than me. Maybe not Mississippi Delta era music technology but maybe more like early '80's drumboxes...but the whole point was to try to see if I could connect those dots, and make a blues record today but actually have one ear towards the past using equipment that is somewhere in between,' said Koala.
Kid Koala plays Neumos tonight and 'the Vinyl Vaudeville Tour will involve madness and mayhem up to and including (but not limited to) puppets, dancing robots, dancing girls and gigantic cardboard turntables. Very special guests Adira Amram and the Experience (from NYC) will also make a cameo, doing a hilarious high energy 20 minute musical comedy workout to warm things up.'
This is going to be bad-ass.
Neumos Presents: Kid Koala 12 bit Blues The Vinyl Vaudeville Tour with Adira Amram + The Experience Wednesday November 7th, 2012, $13 ADV, Doors 8pm
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