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Kid Koala Releases “Hera’s Song” feat. Trixie Whitley + New Collab Album Out 1/25 Via Arts & Crafts

Visionary scratch DJ and producer Kid Koala (aka Eric San) returns today with yet another stunning single from his upcoming album Music To Draw To: Io slated for release on January 25th via Arts & Crafts. The new track entitled “Hera’s Song premiered today via Clash Magazine and features the impassioned vocals of album collaboratorTrixie Whitley, underscored by Kid Koala’s darkest electronic musings. About the new single, San comments:

 “This is my favorite track on the album. Trixie really channeled something here. She sounds like she’s sharpening her knives the whole performance. I was so stunned by her vocal take that I had to go back and rebuild the music altogether. This is probably the most sinister track I’ve ever recorded.”

The song embodies the character of Hera in Greek mythology, the vindictive wife of Zeus whose jealous wrath targeted her husband’s love interest, Io. This interplay is the inspiration for the album’s turbulent tale of modern global psyche, transcendently personified by Whitley at the centre of this vivid universe of characters. Whitley says:

”Hera is a malevolent and vengeful character. I had a lot of fun imagining what her spirit could sound like when performing this tune.”

Earlier this year, Kid Koala released the Floor Kids Original Video Game Soundtrack, a 42-track collection featuring 71 minutes of original hip-hop and breaks music from the award-winning video game (on PS4, XBOX, Nintendo Switch, Steam), adding another dimension to the universe of multimedia projects San has built over his twenty-year career.

To celebrate the launch of the new album, Kid Koala will be hosting ‘Music To Draw To’ sessions, beginning with four launch events at Montreal’s SATosphere dome, featuring Whitley and visuals by chemical puppeteer Karina Bleau. San is also touring his Satellite Turntable Orchestra and Nufonia Must Fall concerts globally this year. See below for a full list of tour dates, and tickets are available here. 

Listen “Hera’s Song”

Kid Koala Upcoming Tour Dates
1/24: Montreal, QC @ SAT (6:30pm / 9pm)
1/25: Montreal, QC @ SAT (6:30pm / 9pm)
1/27: Los Angeles, CA @ Giant Robot Gallery (2pm // 7pm)
1/30: Ottawa, ON @ Black Squirrel Books
2/6: San Francisco, CA @ SF Jazz (Listening Party)
2/7: San Francisco, CA @ SF Jazz (Nufonia Must Fall)
2/8: San Francisco, CA @ SF Jazz (Nufonia Must Fall)
2/9: San Francisco, CA @ SF Jazz (Nufonia Must Fall)
2/10: San Francisco, CA @ SF Jazz (Nufonia Must Fall) (3pm // 7pm)
2/13: San Jose CA @ Hammer Theatre (Nufonia Must Fall)
2/14: San Jose CA @ Hammer Theatre (Nufonia Must Fall)
2/15: San Jose CA @ Hammer Theatre (Nufonia Must Fall)
2/18: St. Catherines, ON @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Satellite Turntable Orchestra – 7pm / 9:30pm)
2/19: St. Catherines, ON @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Satellite Turntable Orchestra – 7pm / 9:30pm)
2/20: St. Catherines, ON @ FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (Satellite Turntable Orchestra – 2pm / 7pm / 9:30pm)
4/26: College Park, MD @ MilkBoy ArtHouse (Satellite Turntable Orchestra)
4/27: College Park, MD @ The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (Robot Dance Party)
5/2: Chapel Hill, MD @ Current ArtSpace + Studio (UNC @ Chapel Hill)
5/3: Chapel Hill, MD @ Current ArtSpace + Studio (UNC @ Chapel Hill)
5/4: Chapel Hill, MD @ Current ArtSpace + Studio (UNC @ Chapel Hill)
5/5: Chapel Hill, MD @ Current ArtSpace + Studio (UNC @ Chapel Hill) 

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