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Kid Koala

Duration:
2 hours
First broadcast:
Friday 16 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

39 items
  • Image for Kid Koala

    Kid Koala Denouement

    12 Bit Blues, Ninja Tune

  • Image for Coldcut

    Coldcut What's That Noise (feat. Junior Reid)

    What's That Noise?, Ahead Of Our Time

  • Image for Kid Koala

    Kid Koala Bar Hopper 1

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Toy's Factory

  • Image for Kid Koala

    Kid Koala Radio Nufonia

    Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs, Ninja Tune

  • Image for The Slew

    The Slew Robbing Banks

    100%, Puget Sound

  • Image for Beastie Boys

    Beastie Boys Pass the Mic

    Capitol Records

  • Image for Eyedea & Abilities

    Eyedea & Abilities Pushing Buttons

    Rhymesayers Entertainment

  • Image for Mr. Lif

    Mr. Lif Brothaz

    Definitive Jux

  • Image for JAY Z

    JAY Z My First Song

    Good Foot Records

  • Image for Nas

    Nas Bridging The Gap

    Columbia

  • Image for DJ Food

    DJ Food Scratch Your Head

    Ninja Tune

  • Image for The Slew

    The Slew Shackled Soul

    100%, Puget Sound

  • Image for The White Stripes

    The White Stripes Blue Orchid

    XL

  • Image for Franz Ferdinand

    Franz Ferdinand Do You Want To

    Now 62 (Various Artists), Now

  • Image for Outkast & Killer Mike

    Outkast & Killer Mike The Whole World

    Arista

  • Image for The Slew

    The Slew 100%

    Puget Sound

  • Image for Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs Skeletons

    It's Blitz, Polydor

  • Image for Radiohead

    Radiohead Fitter/Happier

    Parlophone

  • Image for Gescom

    Gescom Snackwitch

    C&D, Skam

  • Image for Nosaj Thing

    Nosaj Thing Drift

    Alpha Pup Records

  • Image for Henry Mancini

    Henry Mancini Moon River

    Songs Of The Century (Disc 2), Global Records & Tapes

  • Image for The Bug

    The Bug Warrior Queen

    Ninja Tune

  • Image for Eyedea & Abilities

    Eyedea & Abilities E&A Day

    Epitaph

  • Image for Kid Koala

    Kid Koala 1 Bit Blues

    12 Bit Blues, Ninja Tune

  • Image for The Sugarhill Gang

    The Sugarhill Gang 8th Wonder

    Sugar Hill Records

  • Image for The Slew

    The Slew It?s All Over

    100%, Puget Sound

  • Image for Prince Po

    Prince Po Hold Dat (feat. Jemini)

    Lex Records

  • Image for Cypress Hill

    Cypress Hill The Phuncky Feel One

    Cypress Hill, Columbia

  • Image for Kid Koala

    Kid Koala Skanky Panky

    Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs, Ninja Tune

  • Image for Kid Koala

    Kid Koala 2 bit blues

    2 Bit Blues X 6 Bit Blues, Ninja Tune

  • Image for The Slew

    The Slew Slew Test 2

    Your Mom's Favorite DJ, Ninja Tune

  • Image for Kid Koala

    Kid Koala 3 Bit Blues

    12 Bit Blues, Ninja Tune

  • Image for The Slew

    The Slew Gallows Walk

    Puget Sound

  • Image for Modeselektor

    Modeselektor Edgar

    Happy Birthday!, BPitch Control

  • Image for Claude Young

    Claude Young Electronic Dissident

    Dust Science

  • Image for Poirier

    Poirier Blazin'

    Ninja Tune

  • Image for Kid Koala

    Kid Koala 6 Bit Blues

    2 Bit Blues X 6 Bit Blues, Ninja Tune

  • Image for Amon Tobin

    Amon Tobin Natureland

    Supermodified, Ninja Tune

  • Image for Dan The Automator, Damon Albarn & Kid Koala

    Dan The Automator, Damon Albarn & Kid Koala Untitled

    Unknown

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