Kirby Ian Andersen

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Kirby Ian Andersen
Also known as Shinjuku Zulu
Born Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres electronica
Labels Neuphoria Recordings

Kirby Ian Andersen is a visual artist and musician from Toronto. He does painting, sculpture, and installation work under the name K.I.A. His art shows have been reviewed by RM Vaughan in the "The Globe and Mail",[1] and Peter Goddard in the Toronto Star.[2] He has exhibited in Canada, Japan, and the United States. He records music under the name Shinjuku Zulu[3][4] as well as "K.I.A." The Shinjuku Zulu album received four-star reviews from the music reviewers for the Globe and Mail (Robert Everett-Green) [5] and Montreal Gazette (T'Cha Dunlevy). The song "Mrs. Major Tom", first released on the K.I.A. album "Adieu Shinjuku Zulu", was covered by Sheryl Crow on the album "Seeking Major Tom" by William Shatner. Songs by Shinjuku Zulu and K.I.A. have appeared in American films and television programmes such as "Resurrecting the Champ", "America's Next Top Model", and "Paris Hilton's My New BFF" among others.



  • Sonorous Susurrus (2004) (includes single "Nevermine")[6]
  • Adieu Shinjuku Zulu (2003) (includes single "Mrs. Major Tom")[7]

Shinjuku Zulu[edit]

  • Kiss the Honey, Honey (2007) (includes singles "SXYLV", "Kiss the Honey, Honey")
  • Various Chimeras (2006) (includes singles "Scarborough Fair (A True Dub of Mine)", "Make Me Shake (Gimme Some Crush)")[8][9]
  • Shinjuku Zulu (2000) (includes single "That Groove")[10]


  • F-1 Papillons - 'Best Of' K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu (2009) (includes singles "Baby U Got" and "Make Me Shake"
  • DXLR8 - Downtempo 'Best Of' K.I.A. & Shinjuku Zulu (2008) (includes singles "Allelujah" (K.I.A.), "Coal Coal Black" (Shinjuku Zulu) )


  1. ^ Vaughan, R.M. (10 Dec 2010). "A Dizzying Reminder of the Fate of Words in the e-Book Age". Globe and Mail (Toronto: Bell Globemedia). p. Arts. ISSN 0319-0714. 
  2. ^ "If you can re-mix music, why not art? ; K.I.A. show has fun pop-art feel". Toronto Star (Torstar Corporation). 18 April 2002. p. Entertainment H07. OCLC 679765547. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Shinjuku Zulu Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Shinjuku Zulu Artist Page". CBC Radio 3. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  5. ^ "Shinjuku Zulu". Globe and Mail (Toronto: Bell Globemedia). 30 Nov 2000. p. Arts. ISSN 0319-0714. 
  6. ^ Downey, Philip (February 2004). "Reviews » Dance & Electronic » Feb 2004 » K.I.A. Sonorous…Susurrus". Exclaim! (Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc). ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  7. ^ Ostroff, Joshua (September 2002). "Reviews » Dance & Electronic » Sep 2002 » K.I.A. Adieu, Shinjuku Zulu". Exclaim! (Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc). ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  8. ^ Nate Dorr. "Home » Music » Reviews » Shinjuku Zulu » Various Chimeras". Popmatters. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  9. ^ Patrick, Ryan B. (November 2006). "Reviews » Dance & Electronic » Nov 2006 » Shinjuku Zulu Various Chimeras". Exclaim! (Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc). ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 24 January 2012. 
  10. ^ ""Shinjuku Zulu" (sound recording)", (Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada), OCLC 225735126, AMICUS No. 27141908, retrieved 24 January 2012 

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