Sunday, October 4, 2009

New Kid (Koala)

I missed Montreal turntablist Kid Koala when he was in Seattle recently, so I'm doubly glad that he just posted his newest album, The Slew: 100% on his website. You can download the whole new album, 10 tracks, right here, for free. Kid Koala has been dropping strange and funny mixes for years, grabbing hooks from all kinds of unlikely sources like obscure jazz records, recordings of symphony orchestras, comedy albums, after-school specials, medical recordings of speech impediments, and more. This particular mix features lots of heavy metal samples, with bluesy bass licks, pounding drums and screaming guitars. It sounds daunting, but like all of Kid Koala's mixes it's musical, fun, groove heavy and damn catchy. It costs you nothing - what have you got to lose?

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