Über Kid Koala
Armed with two wheels of steel, Eric "Kid Koala" San assembles patchwork samples into a flowing aural puzzle, mixing funky beats with jittery scratching. Strange vocal snippets and found sound land in perfect rhythm over seemingly endless streams of mellow Funk and warm grooves, creating a fully soundtracked read-along story for the mentally disturbed beat-head. He's more than just the next set of extremely nimble fingers, which he proved on his wicked demo Scratchcratchratchatch, later re-released as Scratchhappyland. Rather, his addition of live drumming and instrumentation helps further demolish the blurring lines between jazz, Funk, and instrumental hip-hop.