Kid Koala / Some of My Best Friends Are Dj
Album: Some of My Best Friends Are Dj   Collection:General
Artist:Kid Koala   Added:Oct 2003
Label:Ninja Tune  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-10 Pull Date: 2004-01-12
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 28 Dec 21 Dec 14 Nov 30 Nov 23
Airplays: 3 3 5 1 4 3 7 10

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 13, 2023: Virtually Happy
Flu Season
4. Jul 21, 2012: Bouge Mood
Space Cadet 2
2. Mar 16, 2022: Some Songs Without Words
Basin Street Blues
5. Mar 02, 2007: The Lunchbox
Radio Nufonia
3. Aug 17, 2017: moodswings
Skanky Panky
6. Jan 26, 2006: Eran Mukamel (Presbyterian rap-metal)
Annie's Parlor

Album Review
The Dead Kenny-Gs
Reviewed 2003-11-04
Kid Koala - Some of My Best Friends are DJs
Post-Hip-Hop excursions in turntablism. I think that Dan the Automator said it best when he described Kid Koala as one of the most musical turntablists out there. He has an uncanny ability to create new tones from his scratched records, but he also has excellent percussive timing. He also has a huge and varied collection of spoken word records, which he uses to create odd little narratives in his songs. This is a fabulous little journey into his world, all tracks recommended.
1) Brief Intro
2) *Slow blues with scratched drunken trumpet
3) **Up-tempo funky interlude piano and scratches + vocal samples
4) **Open drum break with incredible scratched harmonica
5) *Spoken intro about stereo, then sparse dark moody
6) Interlude
7) **Up-tempo dub with layers of scratched saxophone
8) *Wow, scratched drum and coughs
9) **Bizarre and wonderful pop funk (FCC "Awww, Shit")
10) *Piano version of "Spinning Wheel" with scratched vocal samples
11) *A couple of sparse loops layered
12) *Odd samples over violin
13) **Discussion of Koala behavior with strange sound effects, with some happy up-tempo piano pop (mild fcc, "funky ass")
14) Lounge-y strings and Hawaiian guitar riff
15) Interlude
Tom Purcell, November 2003

Track Listing
1. Strat Hear   8. Flu Season
2. Basin Street Blues   9. Robochacha
3. Radio Nufonia   10. Elevator Hopper
4. Stompin' at Le Savoi   11. Annie's Parlor
5. Space Cadet 2   12. Bonus Mateials
6. Grandmaphone Speaks   13. More Dance Music
7. Skanky Panky   14. Vacation Island
  15. Negatron Speaks