Superstar scratch DJ, Kid Koala (aka Eric San) will drop his fourth album, 12 Bit Blues on September 17 via Ninja Tune.12 Bit Blues is a self-described “blues turntable” record, with Koala using a E-mu SP-1200 sampler (he had coveted since childhood) to record each track over a three day period. Made without sequencing software, Koala stripped and chopped the music with the pads on the machine and a multi-track recorder. The resulting album is described as “really raw, immediate and strangely beautiful.”
The Canadian DJ explains the inspiration behind the project, “Being a DJ and a record collector, I started drawing all of these lines backwards from the music I was into as a teenager and was like, ‘Wow, all of this stuff correlates to the blues’ and I got really heavy into it. So much so that I decided to do an actual turntable blues record, whatever that means.”
View the 12-song tracklisting below.
12 Bit Blues Tracklist:
01. 1 bit Blues (10,000 miles)
02. 2 bit Blues
03. 3 bit Blues
04. 4 bit Blues
05. 5 bit Blues
06. 6 bit Blues
07. 7 bit Blues
08. 8 bit Blues (Chicago to LA to NY)
09. 9 bit Blues
10. 10 bit Blues
11. 11 bit Blues
Check out the soulful album teaser after the jump.
A limited edition first run of LP/CD will come with a 'cardboard, hand powered turntable kit', pre-order available via the Ninjashop.
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