Kid Koala to get playful on the decks at Osheaga kickoff jam!


@ L’Olympia de Montréal - 1004 rue Sainte-Catherine Est
tickets $22.50 adv, more at the door
Doors at 20h00.
Show at 21h00

We can wax poetic all day about the man's sheer genius, and believe me, I have. Kid Koala is perhaps one of the most talented music makers, and definitively one of the most celebrated DJs, in the world today.
As turntablism has seemingly lost its lustre in mainstream culture, our Koala keeps reinventing how that electromagnetic-powered wheel can be used as an instrument.

On top of keeping busy rocking crowds the world over, our favorite cuddly DJ is hard at work on a fantastic new graphic novel featuring 3-D sets and characters (jazz - playing mosquitos never looked so good) accompanied by a specially-composed soundtrack. But this artist needs to get more ideas out, and is also bunkered down in the studio working on the heavy-as-f**k Slew project.
Let's just say that 2009 is going to be the year of the Koala.

Come get mesmerized and shake it with the Kid at the official Osheaga Kickoff Party on Saturday August 2nd, at L'Olympia de Montreal. Koala is planning special treats for the night, unofficially dubbed "An Evening Mix of Crafts and Party Rocking!". Oh yes, people, there will be contests, and prizes, and audience participation, like the Robo Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition and The All-New Hip Hop Pillowfight with Turntable Foley (or what I like to affectionately term "Geting Gangsta with Flying Goose Down")

And for us Montreal lovers, check out the impromptu tour of the city hosted by Koala on XLR8R TV:


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