Kid Koala's musical picks for turntable newbies

DJ and musician Kid Koala provides listeners with a gateway into the world of turntablism.
Canadian DJ, turntablist, musician and author Kid Koala performing at the Rivoli in Toronto, Ont. (Ty Callender/CBC)

Kid Koala knows that turntablism sounds like "a weird cult," but allow him to explain. 

To him, the musical genre is just a "love for the craft of scratching." And today, Kid Koala has created the perfect playlist for music fans looking to get into the hip-hop infused world of turntablism.

Below are the songs that he discusses in this segment. Listen to the full interview to hear the reasons behind these picks.

Kid Koala's new album, Music to Draw to: Satellite, is out now. 

Grandmaster Flash, 'The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel'

Herbie Hancock, 'Rockit'

DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, 'He's the DJ, I'm the Rapper'

Invisibl Scratch Piklz, 'Invasion of the Octopus'

— Produced by Ty Callender 


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