The Canadian DJ, Eric San, better known as Kid Koala, has shared a new song “Five Spot Stomp” from his upcoming album Floor Kids Original Video Game Soundtrack. In anticipation to his forthcoming album, Kid Koala shared the new track with BrooklynVegan. “Five Spot Stomp’ is a track from a location called The Corner in the video game. JonJon (the animator of Floor Kids) 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.” He told BrooklynVegan.
“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!”
Kid Koala has contributed 42 tracks / 71 minutes of hip-hop and EDM to the award-winning breakdance battle video game, Floor Kids. The full album is set to be released on April 27th via Arts & Crafts.