Tuesday, December 01, 2009

The Slew

A couple of years back Eric San (aka Kid Koala) and Dylan J. Frombach (aka Dynomite D) were approached to soundtrack a new documentary feature film that was in production. Koala was already well known for his uncanny turntable manipulation, whilst Dylan had remixed Money Mark and collaborated with the Beastie Boys, amongst others. The duo worked for a long time on the psych rock-influenced score, only for the filming to collapse and any release to be canned.

They subsequently hooked up with the former Wolfmother rhythm section, Chris Ross and Myles Heskett, and The Slew was born. Featuring drums, bass/keys and the DJs working across a truly excessive six turntables, the set is seventy minutes of raw guitar cuts and heavy beats. They were recently giving away the full album as a free download on the Kid Koala website, but you'll have to hit up Ninja Tune for a physical copy. If you dig turntablism and rock 'n roll, this could serve as your holy grail.