A few 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. But its music was brought to the stage as The Slew.
Koala & Dylan met the former rhythm section of Grammy Award-winning Australian rock band Wolfmother and began telling them all about the film and its lost music. Chris Ross and Myles Heskett loved the clips and urged that the material had to be heard; subsequently Kid Koala and the guys decided to put a show on the road. The Slew live band consists of Kid Koala and long-time touring partner DJ P-Love on turntables with Chris Ross and Myles Heskett in the rhythm section. 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.
"WOW, WOW, WOOW!!!! This show blew me away and had me dancing super hard. Seriously, this show was so MASSIVE!...The Slew got on stage and from the first song until the last barraged my senses with maniacal musical mayhem!... I have seen quite a few shows this year and this was definitely a highlight!" - Veena Ladoo, Waylon Magazine
"My face melted on Wednesday night in the most beautiful of ways. I rarely, if ever, use the word beautiful...What Canadian DJ Kid Koala and his assemblymen did in just one hour was raw. Otherworldly." - Paola Capó-García, Elle Magazine
"Kid Koala and crew have produced something truly unique and memorable here...The Slew bring the best of both turntablism and rock with a synergy of blues, rock and metal samples, slamming, heavy bass riffs and righteous drumbeats...The crowd loved every second of it, pumping fists and screaming their approval." - Hamish Grant, Blog T.O