The Slew, making turntables interesting again

In a time when it seems that all the coolest music comes out of Montreal, Eric Han aka Kid Koala, aka the Asian Boris Johnson has cemented that notion by pulling off the seemingly impossible, fusing turntables with live bass and drums,  without sounding wack.

In honesty this sort of thing has been done credibly before, mostly around the San Francisco area in the mid 90’s, examples that spring to mind are DJ Disk’s outings with Primus, DJ Q with Live Human, Space Traveller DJ Marz as well as the likes of Z-Trip and Radar and Mr Dibbs all creating peculiar melds of musical styles but not until now has it been done so coherently, so rocking and so accessible, please rest assured, this sounds nothing like Linkin Park or any other crappy rock band with a token scratch dj (Incubus, Lost Prophets etc) in this set up the turntables provide the lead while the bass and drums supply a dirty, low down rhythm section.

Kid Koala and Dynomite D teamed up with former Wolfmother bassist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett to create curious, heavy music for skaters.

Here are some of the results:

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