Previously Performed in: 2015, 2009
Eric San, a.k.a. Kid Koala, is a world-renowned music producer and scratch turntablist whose work has been one of the prime movers behind the daring and diverse electronic music label Ninja Tunes—and he's an award-winning graphic novelist to boot. Widely in demand as a composer, collaborator and live creator of both ambient sets and wild turntable carnivals, Koala has won a loyal fanbase and a shining name in global electronica with his diverse skillset, singular artistic vision, and exuberant sense of humour.
His restless—some would say hyperactive—creative spirit has led him to collaborate with Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator in the alternative hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030; with alt-rock heroes Mike Patton and Jennifer Charles, as a member of the tongue-in- cheek trip-hop outfit Lovage; and members of Wolfmother in The Slew. His latest creation, the multi-disciplinary graphic novel, soundtrack and live stage show Nufonia Must Fall, is the “silent movie” story of a lonely robot's attempt at wooing his mechanical love through music.
Prepare your senses for a unique, not-to-be-missed performance experience as he brings his Vaudeville Vinyl show to the Festival for its only summer North American date. It’s a one-of-a-kind spectacle featuring brand new state-of-the-art robotic back up singer puppets, dancing girls, and the almost life size articulated Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet robots. Hear his classics and new tracks from the 12 Bit Blues album. The crew will assemble a giant cardboard working gramophone on stage and you can win prizes by playing 12 bit blues bingo and the funky roulette wheel of awesomeness.
If you harbour any lingering doubts that the turntable is an expressive instrument in its own right, Kid Koala will blow them all away. As the title of one of his albums says, he's already Your Mom's Favourite DJ—he could be yours, too. IS/LS/FF