Editors' pick

Kid Koala


Editorial Review

Established DJ archetypes range from the haughty superstar to the competitive battle nerd. Kid Koala's persona is different from everyone one else in the game: he's the joyous child at play. The stories he tells with records combine amazing skill, a goofy sense of humor and endearing showmanship; he's one of the few technicians who can enchant crowds who have no idea what happens when an expert puts needle to vinyl. His tours are full of circus tricks ranging from multiple-DJ-and-musician ensembles to multimedia/DJ/comedy interplay. For this stop at the Loda party at Gallery, the wax magician will be rocking on four turntables simultaneously.

-- Rhome Anderson