THE SLEW

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In 2005 Kid Koala (aka Eric San) was asked by film-maker Jay Row­lands to con­trib­ute to a doc­u­men­tary about The Slew, that reclu­sive but revered 1970s psych-rock artist. San and friend Dynomite D (who has worked with The Beastie Boys) remixed Slew’s un­fin­ished al­bum, but the singer pulled out and the film ground to a halt. Fast for­ward to 2009, when San asked ex-Wolfmother mem­bers Chris Ross and Myles Hes­kett to help fin­ish the project, us­ing a chunk of vo­cal sam­ples, in­clud­ing old Slew tunes. San is a gifted turntab­list, as dex­trous as he is creative. Here, he chan­nels 1970s rock and funk via his sig­na­ture stop-start mix­ing. It’s beat-driven and murky, as on It’s All

Over, a whorl of gui­tar fuzz and scratches. 100% is full of de­fib­ril­lated glitches and Hen­drix-style vo­cals – a high­light of this in­ter­est­ing ex­per­i­ment. www.theslew.net SINÉAD GLEE­SON

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