Eric San, dit Kid Koala, turntabliste originaire de MontrÃ©al, jouant avec des sons rock, jazz ou hybrides, Kid Koala a derriÃ¨re lui une belle carriÃ¨re (il a commencÃ© en 1998Â !) qui lâ€™a amenÃ© Ã tourner un peu partout, et Ã assurer les premiÃ¨res parties de Radiohead, Beck, Gorillaz. Il sâ€™est rapprochÃ© du groupe par le biais de Handsome Boy Modelling School, collectif auquel Thom sâ€™est acoquinÃ© de trÃ¨s loin. Il lui arrive toujours de mixer du Radiohead dans ses shows. Il est fan de Radiohead depuis 1993 !
KOALA: I’d say Radiohead, most definitely. I’ve been listening to them since Pablo Honey, so to even have that invitation…I tried to do something that I felt, hopefully, the audience would understand. I just had a little 20-minute set to do my thing.Â I remember we were in Baltimore and Colin [Greenwood] and Thom [Yorke] talked to me, « Hey, we were just wondering »â€” they were so polite about itâ€” »You can say no, but we were wondering if you would be interested in playing some turntables on a couple songs with us during our set? » I said, « Excuse me, » ran to another room and jumped up and down. They were like, « How about â€˜National Anthem’, » which is what they used to start their concerts with, so I was actually starting the show with them. [laughs] So many Radiohead stories…[laughs]
One time they were trying to do this song called « In Limbo » and Thom said, « Something’s wrong. It’s missing something. » I was just standing on the side, I always set up on the side and check if the needles are working, it’s not that fun. [Thom] was like, « We need someone to play tambourine…Get Koala to do it. It’s really easy, you just go â€˜chka-chka-cha-chka-chka-chka-cha.' » [laughs] They took Thom’s vocal mike and pointed it sort of down to where the tambourine was, so I was literally standing in the middle of the stageâ€”this is at sound checkâ€”in front this vast space that would be filled with tens of thousands of people. I was playing tambourine and I’ve never been so embarrassed [and] self-conscious, cause normally I have a bunch of turntables to hide behind. $3000 worth of equipment is a little easier to feel comfortable behind than this little tambourine. I’m standing there right where Tom stands and I’m like, « I’m not gonna play this right here, you’ve got to set me up behind Bill [the drummer]. » [laughs]. In hindsight maybe I should have just stood there. [laughs] It would’ve been, « Who’s that Chinese kid playing tambourine? »
– Un remix en direct de Videotape en 2011 :
– Le 26 janvier 2014, Colin semble (d’aprÃ¨s ce tweet) Ãªtre en studio avec Kid Koala :
working on some tracks with Colin Greenwood. I’m currently in the studio using the slowest computer toâ€¦ http://t.co/MsYOikTgtT
â€” kid koala (@kidkoala) 22 Janvier 2014