I had the chance to review Floor Kids for Geeks Under Grace in January. I enjoyed nearly everything about Floor Kids and wanted to dive deeper to learn more about its world and characters. Though what I really wanted was to listen to the soundtrack while at work, doing some drawing, or getting some writing done. Little did I know that I would soon be able to so.
Scratch DJ and Producer Kid Koala has officially announced the Floor Kids Original Video Game Soundtrack and it’s release date, which is April 27th via the the music label Arts & Crafts. The album will feature 42 tracks and 71 music of original hip-hop and break instrumentals from the video game.
The original concept from animator JonJon and Kid Koala(a.k.a Eric San) has evolved from a short film into an interactive experience. Floor Kids captures the essence of the “breaking” artform with tracks that take inspiration from all eras. Pre-orders are available now in digital formats and a limited edition 2LP gatefold vinyl.
More Info on Floor Kids and Kid Koala:
“Floor Kids is being celebrated for defining a new intersection of hip-hop and gaming. Building on the same pillars of community and creativity, Floor Kids is a reverential testament to break culture, redrawing the blueprint of body-rocking expression by dancing outside the lines. The game (currently available on the Nintendo Switch system) has already garnered several awards for the game’s interactive gameplay, innovative control system, and vibrant animation. Now, Kid Koala’s soundtrack is getting its due, most recently earning Best Game Audio at Indie Prize.
Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, A Tribe Called Quest, and DJ Shadow. He has contributed to film scores and soundtracks for Shaun Of The Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Baby Driver, and composed music for Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and the National Film Board of Canada. Kid Koala will hit the road on April 26th in support of the soundtrack with the Vinyl Vaudeville: Floor Kids Edition, a special expanded version of his road-tested variety show, including a traveling arcade. His 2017 ambient epic Music To Draw To: Satellite, featuring Emilíana Torrini, is currently nominated for the JUNO Award for Electronic Album of the Year.”