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Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala, and superproducer Dan the Automator.

With Del aka Deltron Zero on vocals, Dan the Automator aka The Cantankerous Captain Aptos on production, and Kid Koala aka Skiznoid the Boy Wonder on turntables, this album takes the listener on a paranoid journey set in a dystopian year 3030 dealing with viruses, the apocalypse, an oppressive government, and a war waged against a huge company called the Corporate Bank of Time that rules the universe , all to the well-crafted and consistent musical backing of the Automator. Appearances by Damon Albarn, (Gorillaz, Blur), Prince Paul, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Money Mark, Paul Barman, Mark Bell, (Bjork, production), Sean Lennon, and Mr. Lif, complement Del’s vocal style and add the right amount of flavor to this classic period piece.

Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals of underground hip-hop. Critics called it a masterpiece — both timely and avant-garde: “Exactly what you might expect from such a teaming: a wildly imaginative, unabashedly geeky concept album,” said “It’s not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new underground, period.


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  • inhocvince

    closed last nite the Jazz Festival of Montréal, Great Show!!

    7 Jul 11:50am Reply
  • StoicLogic

    Full Performance (Live on KEXP):

    26 Feb 12:30am Reply
  • Kim_Jong-un

    very good this new album is. I want them to play in my country.

    15 Jan 9:55pm Reply
  • Spinnbar

    long awaitin' new is sooo good!

    13 Jan 10:21am Reply
  • monster_meal

    i never expected it to live up to the first one, that album means a lot to me, but this new stuff is still pretty good.

    8 Jan 7:59pm Reply
  • DefenceMan

    6 millions scrobbles !!!

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • shaolin86

    This will definitely be a grower. Yes, it's not as great as the first album, but honestly, who thought it would be?

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Jupiter_Strain

    It feels like Event 2 is 12 years of growth and fine-tuning their sounds after working with so much and growing as people. As much as I love Deltron 3030, Event 2 is looking to be better. Just by a slight bit.

    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • MCLaimШишка

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DoomFrucht

    @FauveTerror Yes, he did.

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • RoCkEtS121

    @FauveTerror Yeah he's the emcee on Clint Eastwood and Rock The House. In fact, Clint Eastwood is practically a Deltron + Damon Albarn song.

    17 Nov 2013 Reply
  • FauveTerror

    Did he rap with Gorillaz or what? voice styles are so close?

    16 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Cammy150

    13 years later!

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Snorfle

    Not as great as the original but still pretty amazing. It's a grower for sure

    25 Oct 2013 Reply
  • h_r_f_d

    event 2 sucks, what a shame

    22 Oct 2013 Reply
  • nastYtribe

    What a twist! Deltron 3030 on Letterman lol Dan's definitely got some connections In the meantime, I'll re-listen Event 2, I hope it will grow on me this time

    18 Oct 2013 Reply
  • itsmysandwich

    Honestly, once familiar with the songs Del's delivery kind of makes sense. The album works, and it has grown on me from my initial listen. I think living up to The Event was going to be difficult as hell, but they managed to create something great here despite the mixed reactions to it.

    17 Oct 2013 Reply
  • bort_

    too many skits and too many bangers. but i just saw them live and it was nuts. see them live!

    12 Oct 2013 Reply
  • kugayama

    sadly rather underwhelming. and more proof for my thesis that there is a negative corelation between the number of guest stars and the quality of a (hiphop) album.

    11 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Barakalypse

    Sad to say I pretty much agree after one or two listens. Del's delivery is so urgent and sharp on 3030, but in this one he kind of sounds like he's singing the whole album from a lazy boy.

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
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