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Music, All Shook Down Deltron and the 3030 Orchestra Throw a Dystopian Block Party at the Fillmore, 11/23/13

Deltron and the 3030 Orchestra Throw a Dystopian Block Party at the Fillmore, 11/23/13

Deltron 3030 Kid Koala Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 The Fillmore Better than: Their June show at Stern Grove, from what we heard. There was a moment -- er, make that a year or so -- where it was pretty…
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Deltron 3030 Brings a New Song and a Huge Orchestra to David Letterman

Live hip-hop is by definition a risky endeavor -- it's really hard to get the mixing and the timing right -- and live hip-hop on a late-night TV show is even more likely to go off the rails in…
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Music, Deltron 3030 Offers a Look at Its Second Space-Rap Treatise

Deltron 3030 Offers a Look at Its Second Space-Rap Treatise

When it comes to long-deferred dream records finally seeing the light of day, 2013 is shaping up to be a banner year. In addition to the sudden appearance of My Bloody Valentine's near-mythic third album, and the first (almost) reunion…
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Music, All Shook Down Kid Koala Has Turned His DJ Concert Into a Vaudeville Show

Kid Koala Has Turned His DJ Concert Into a Vaudeville Show

Eric San is best known as Kid Koala, an adorable DJ, producer, and author who hails from Montreal and is signed to the Ninja Tune label. He renders himself even cuter by turning the idea of what a mixmaster can…
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Music, All Shook Down Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup: Deltron 3030, E-40, Zion I, and Too $hort Rep the Bay

Rock the Bells 2012 Lineup: Deltron 3030, E-40, Zion I, and Too $hort Rep the Bay

Deltron 3030 (the trio of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala), Zion I and the Grouch, and the powerhouse duo of E-40 and Too $hort are the local names representing the Bay Area at this year's…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday at Noise Pop: Kid Koala Plays Records That Tell Us How To Dance To Them at Mighty

Friday at Noise Pop: Kid Koala Plays Records That Tell Us How To Dance To Them at Mighty

Kid Koala DJ Swayzee Jel J HouseFebruary 25, 2011@ MightyBetter than: An evening of mediocre music from DJs with good names. I arrive around 9:30 p.m. at a very sparsely populated Mighty, wonder why I don't go to Mighty more,…
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Music, All Shook Down Kid Koala Talks Losing Bets, Growing Up on Vinyl, and His Favorite Muppet

Kid Koala Talks Losing Bets, Growing Up on Vinyl, and His Favorite Muppet

There's not much more endearing than a DJ who loves music and muppets. Hailing from Montreal, Kid Koala is known for his whimsical personality and ability to take listeners on a journey with music fit for psychedelic hip hop dreams,…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: Kid Koala, Amon Tobin, DJ Food, and the Ninja Tune Crew Take Over 1015 Folsom

Friday Night: Kid Koala, Amon Tobin, DJ Food, and the Ninja Tune Crew Take Over 1015 Folsom

Kid Koala Amon Tobin October 29, 2010Ninja Tune XX Party@ 1015 Folsom (Definitely not) Better than: Ninjas with guitars Between Halloween on Sunday and the Giants nearly sweeping the World Series, San Francisco felt like the home of an…
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Music, All Shook Down Ninja Tune's 20th Birthday, Stop Piracy for $1, and <i>Bitches Brew</i> Hits the Stage

Ninja Tune's 20th Birthday, Stop Piracy for $1, and Bitches Brew Hits the Stage

​From SF Weekly's latest print music section:Eskmo, Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, and more at Ninja Tune's free 20th birthday party: "Ninja Tune's dreamy beats and sample-sewn collages skirt the edges of electronica, dance, dubstep, ambient, and experimental, but for years,…
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Music, All Shook Down Ninja Tune Announces Free 20th Anniversary Show with Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Eskmo, and More

Ninja Tune Announces Free 20th Anniversary Show with Amon Tobin, Kid Koala, Eskmo, and More

We don't really remember it all that well, but our twentieth birthday party probably involved a case of Tecate, a few Modest Mouse records, and our roommate's six-foot bong. Whatever the details, we're pretty sure it was on an altogether…
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Music, Kid Koala reimagines heavy rock with the Slew

Kid Koala reimagines heavy rock with the Slew

When discussing the intertwining of hip-hop and hard rock, it's much easier to dwell on the past two decades of embarrassments (three words: Limp Bizkit reunion) than on the successes. However, quality hybrids of spit lyrics and monster riffs didn't…
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Music, All Shook Down DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist Bring The Hard Sell to SF in Feb., Kid Koala Opens

DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist Bring The Hard Sell to SF in Feb., Kid Koala Opens

ASD saw the Hard Sell at the Treasure Island Festival and nobody wanted to buy that shit. Here's hoping they got all the technical difficulties out of their system by Feb. 13, when they bring the two-man show back to…
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Various

Longevity in hip-hop is increasingly rare, so milestones should be memorialized. Enter Well Deep, two CDs (31 tracks total) marking the first decade of U.K.–based indie label Big Dada. An offshoot of the quick-cut quarry known as Ninja Tune (home…
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Music, BeatBox Sweatin' to the Oldies: Bring pops to Kid Koala and his vinyl to the Knockout

Sweatin' to the Oldies: Bring pops to Kid Koala and his vinyl to the Knockout

Though she's been under a minor spotlight in the house music community in recent years with such buoyant songs as "Get Up," singer N'Dea Davenport is still best known as the magnetic lead of '90s soul-funk outfit Brand New Heavies…
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Music, Reviewed The Chop Shop

The Chop Shop

Remember ye olde days of turntablism? When all the DJs (diggers, we called them) were high on their horses delivering lessons — literally, as our man Cut Chemist had his "Lesson Six," following in the footsteps of Godhead DJs Double…
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Music, BeatBox Let's get Physical; hip-hop you can cuddle

Let's get Physical; hip-hop you can cuddle

Quannum Projects has always had a helluva ear for dope hip-hop — but with its genre expansion of the last few years, the organization has also shown a breadth of scope that few indie labels can match. Two of its…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

Kid Koala, aka Eric San, 28, may be as cute as a koala bear, but this Canadian's DJing skills are more like a grizzly: awe-inspiring, intimidating, and not to be messed with, as demonstrated on his new record and in…
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Calendar, Night&Day The Kid Is Back

The Kid Is Back

In Canadian turntablist Kid Koala's universe, anything can happen: Bruce Lee's martial arts techniques can be applied to manipulate vinyl; Charlie Brown's Halloween lament can morph from "I got a rock" into "I gotta rock" (on Koala's rare Scratchhappyland album);…
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Music, Record Kid Koala

Kid Koala

Kid Koala Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Ninja Tune) Coldcut titled the publishing company for its Ninja Tune label Just Isn't Music. Thankfully, this just isn't music, either. We can go even further and say also that this just isn't DJ music…
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