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Kid Koala Shares New Single ‘Five Spot Stomp’ For ‘Floor Kids’ Original Video Game Soundtrack. Tour Dates.


Kid Koala (Eric San) will drop on April 27th, the soundtrack album for Floor Kids video game. The set is a 42-track project featuring 71 minutes of original instrumental hip-hop and break music.

‘Five Spot Stomp’ (the single) is a classic homage to the hip-hop philosophy with full funk and jazz influences (real upright bass notes, we presume) and fun orientation.

“‘Five Spot Stomp’ is a track from a location called The Corner in the video game. JonJon showed me a concept sketch he had done of this location, complete with a crowd of kids standing around cheering on the battle. My goal was to make a track that would fit the visuals he had created. I kept the rhythm target hits relatively simple since it’s still in the early part (level 2) of the game.”

“Tone-wise, it was fun to make a track that nodded to the beats I grew up listening to when I was in high school, the ones built around a lost loop of an old jazz club jam. I played some upright bass and drums and recorded them with an old RCA ribbon microphone. I then re-sampled all the layers into this very strange Vestax 10 bit sampler to get that crunchy sound, and added a few scratches here and there. Those are my daughters doing the countdowns in the track. We had a lot of fun jumpin’ around in the studio that day!”

The video game started its life from animator & bboy JonJon plus, Kid Koala. The game is about ‘breaking’, the artform. It tries its best to add some levels in the art and dance, by narrating a journey through 70’s funk, 80’s 808s, 90’s 12bit, and 00’s synth.

Kid Koala has also announced the Vinyl Vaudeville: Floor Kids Edition tour, a special expanded version of his road-tested variety show, including a traveling arcade that will hit the road on April 26th (full date listing below).

You might not believe it, but we at CHF, do love old school Hip-Hop. And when combining with video games and ‘breaking’, the review had to be written.

Floor Kids video game is available now on Nintendo Switch in 37 countries.

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TOUR DATES
Vinyl Vaudeville: Floor Kids Edition
4/26: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
4/27: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club Theatre
4/28: Detroit, MI @ El Club
4/29: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall Ballroom
4/30: Minneapolis, MN @ The Cedar Cultural Center
5/3: Seattle, WA @ Neumos
5/4: Vancouver, BC @ Venue
5/5: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
5/7: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
5/8: Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater
5/10: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
5/12: Austin, TX @ 3TEN ACL
5/13: Dallas, TX @ AT&T Performing Arts Center
5/15: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
5/16: Washington, DC @ Union Stage
5/17: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
5/18: Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Hall
5/19: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

Additional Dates:
3/16 – Taipei, Taiwan – Taiwan International Festival of Arts *
3/22 – Knoxville TN – Big Ears Festival **
3/23 – Knoxville TN – Big Ears Festival **
3/24 – Knoxville TN – Big Ears Festival **
3/25 – Knoxville TN – Big Ears Festival (DJ)
4/13 – Nashville TN – Oz Arts Nashville **
4/14 – Nashville TN – Oz Arts Nashville **
4/17 – Chicago IL – Art Institute of Chicago **
4/18 – Chicago IL – Art Institute of Chicago **

* – Nufonia Must Fall Live
** – Satellite Turntable Orchestra

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