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Part burlesque show, part psychedelic stage play, Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville hits Johnny Brenda’s this week

Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville | via http://facebook.com/kidkoala

In the early 2000s, DJ / composer / author Kid Koala (birth name Eric San) established himself as one of the most unique voices in hiphop’s Turntablism movement. Growing out of the fiercely competitive DJ Battle scene, the sub-sub-genre blossomed into a musical style of his own where DJs stepped back into the spotlight, using their turntables as instruments to explore the farthest limits of sound. Koala’s debut Carpral Tunnel Syndrome (Ninja Tune) is a masterful collision of breakbeats, quirky samples and mind-bending scratches that has been hailed as a landmark of the genre. Continue reading →

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Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala – AKA Deltron 3030 – playing World Cafe Live at The Queen on 7/17

Deltron 3030 | photo by Darren Samuelson
Deltron 3030 | photo by Darren Samuelson

All-star futuristic rap trio Deltron 3030 brings its tour to World Cafe Live at The Queen next week in support of its 2013 sophomore record Deltron 3030: Event II.  The LP emerged thirteen years after the supergroup’s debut and sees members Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala collaborating with everyone from Damon Albarn to The Lonely Island.  Tickets and information for the July 17th show can be found here.  Watch “Do You Remember” featuring Jamie Cullum below.

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Deltron 3030 bringing futuristic hiphop vibes to the TLA 10/13

Deltron 3030

Hip hop supergroup Deltron 3030 is touring the U.S. this fall, and is slated to hit the TLA on Sunday, October 13. The trio – comprised of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala – are releasing their new album, Event II, on October 1st. It’s their first record in 13 years and features a diverse range of artists from The Lonely Island to Damon Albarn to Zach De La Rocha. Most of the live shows (including the Philly stop!) are set to feature a whopping 16-piece orchestra; more information on the TLA show can be found here. Meanwhile, check out “Stardate,” the introduction to the new record featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt.