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Groove Armada

2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 09 November 2012

Canadian DJ and graphic novelist Kid Koala takes to the 6 Mix decks for two hours of turntable trickery.

Born in Vancouver BC, Koala - known to his parents as Eric San - gained his nom de guerre whilst at university in Montreal, where his infamous mix tapes found their way into the hands of Ninja Tune who offered him a record deal.

Since his debut LP, 2000's Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, he's toured with DJ Shadow, Beastie Boys and Bjork, been a sometime member of cult hip hop collective Deltron 3030 and even published a series of graphic novels.

His new album, 12 Bit Blues, sees him fuse a variety of 1920s blues recordings with his scratching and sampling aesthetic, creating a unique sonic stew.

Tonight, Koala drops by the 6 Mix studios to talk about the genesis of the album, his love of sampling and shows off his infamous turntablism skills.

Music Played

33 items
  • Image for Lady Jane & Simon Le Saint

    Lady Jane & Simon Le Saint Easy Lady

  • Image for Mat.Joe

    Mat.Joe Heart To Find

  • Image for Disclosure

    Disclosure Latch feat Sam Smith (Jamie Jones Remix)

  • Image for Eats Everything

    Eats Everything Tone Music

  • Image for Luca C Vs Roisin Murphy

    Luca C Vs Roisin Murphy Flash Of Light

  • Image for Moon Boots

    Moon Boots Got Somebody

  • Image for Chromatics

    Chromatics These Streets Will Never Be The Same

  • Image for Frank Ocean

    Frank Ocean Sweet Life

  • Image for Navid Izadi

    Navid Izadi Too Long feat Pillow Talk

  • Image for Plastic Plates

    Plastic Plates Things I Didn't Know I Love

  • 90’s House Mix

    • Image for Cajmere

      Cajmere Chit Chat

    • Image for Alt Mix

      Alt Mix Do It Yourself

    • Image for Flutes

      Flutes Nite Roads

    • Image for Urban Soul

      Urban Soul What Do I Gotta Do (Eric Kupper Edit)

  • Image for Cerrone

    Cerrone Hooked On You

  • Image for Bobby Womack

    Bobby Womack How Can You Break My Heart

  • Image for Manuel Tur

    Manuel Tur Back To Me (Jimpster Remix)

  • Image for Bondax

    Bondax Baby I Got That (Justin Martin Remix)

  • Image for Hot Natured

    Hot Natured Benediction feat Ali Love

  • Image for DJ Tennis

    DJ Tennis The Outcast (Morgan Geist Remix)

  • Image for Sly & The Family Stone

    Sly & The Family Stone Family Affair

  • Andy’s Psychedelic In The Middle Of Nowhere Mix

    • Image for San Fransisco Theatre Group

      San Fransisco Theatre Group Speak To Us Of Love

    • Image for David Holmes

      David Holmes Little Short One (Part 1)

    • Image for Fuzztone

      Fuzztone Try A Little Sunshine

    • Image for San Fransisco Theatre Group

      San Fransisco Theatre Group The Search For Where It's At

    • Image for West Coast Promotion

      West Coast Promotion West Is Best

    • Image for Physchedelic Bubble

      Physchedelic Bubble Beautiful Day

    • Image for Nwantini

      Nwantini Die Die

    • Image for David Holmes

      David Holmes Little Short One

      Part 2

    • Image for Tangerine Dream

      Tangerine Dream Love on a Real Train

    • Image for Andy Cato

      Andy Cato Times and Places (Extract)

    • Image for David Bowie

      David Bowie Weeping Wall

  • Image for Olivia Newton-John

    Olivia Newton-John Love Song


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