On September 17th Ninja Tune is hosting the Piknic Electronik event at Place de L'homme in Parc Jean Drapeau. It has been on the Piknic show listing for a couple months now with the tag line "plus very special guest", and when we say special we mean special.
So along with Ninja Tune Djs Ghostbeard and luv, and Ghislain Poirier (Rebondir Records), we are very happy to present a live DJ set from the one and only Kid Koala! The Kid will be unveiling his new masterpiece, 'Your Mom's Favorite DJ', at this, his album launch party (which is getting an advance release in Canada on Sept. 16th due to this event).
Eric San a.k.a. Kid Koala is a one-of-a-kind sort of turntablist. There's the fact that he's an illustrator, graphic artist, filmmaker, puppet master and musician. There's the fact that he always wear shorts. Then there's the fact that he sees his chosen means of expression not as a way of showing that he can do faster crabs than anyone else, but as a way of telling stories.
Although, on 'Your Mom's Favorite DJ', there is the romance, silent movie comedy and swing that your mother may well smile at and even shake her booty to, the enthralling deftness and complexity you'd expect from Kid Koala is also here - woven together with classic hip hop beats, breaks and generous swathes of heavy guitars.
It looks back to the seminal "Scratchcratchratchatch" cassette of a decade ago and the Ki''s first full release, "Scratch Happy Land" (as well as referencing his multimedia project "Nufonia Must Fall"). But it also, in ways we won't even explain yet, hints at the many projects Mr. San has to come. There are references throughout to a book about a clarinet-playing mosquito that Eric is currently working on, plus to the musical puppet show he has in development (honest). And there are also some "tests" from a new group called Slew.
Parc (Jean Drapeau) on the 17th of September.