Deltron 3030

Deltron 3030
Deltron 3030
Genres Alternative hip hop
Years active 1999–present
Labels 75 Ark Records
Dan the Automator
Del the Funky Homosapien
Kid Koala

Deltron 3030 is an alternative hip hop supergroup composed of producer Dan the Automator, rapper Del the Funky Homosapien (Portraying the role of the character Deltron Zero for the project) and DJ Kid Koala. Their work features many other artists as well, all taking on various futuristic pseudonyms.



Deltron 3030

The group's debut album Deltron 3030, released on May 23, 2000, is a concept album set in the year 3030 that tells of the fight by Deltron Zero (Del's alter ego) against huge corporations that rule the universe. The lyrics were written in less than two weeks and are characterized by extravagant allusions to futuristic outer-space themes in the tradition of Afrofuturist works by Sun Ra and George Clinton. Many samples originated with the contemporary French classical composer William Sheller.

Following the release of the album, all three members worked on the Gorillaz' self-titled debut album.

Deltron Event II

Deltron 3030's second album will be titled Deltron Event II.[1] Production began in 2006 and, as of 2011, is still in progress. According to Kid Koala's website, he finished the turntable portions of the album in May 2006.[2] Dan the Automator predicted in 2008 that the album would be released that year or the next.[3]

In November 2006, Del told IGN that four songs for Event II were already written and that "the album's lyrical theme has been basically mapped out."[4] Dan the Automator stated that the recording of the new album would probably be completed by December 2006, and that it would be released in 2007.[5] However, the album was then delayed until "sometime in 2008". In March 2008, Del told the News-Observer that "Kid Koala and Automator already finished the production. It's done. So, it's just up to me to write [the lyrics]." [6]

During XM 66 RAW's Subsoniq in April 2008, Del was asked about the progress of the album. He stated that he has written six songs so far and that it shouldn't be long before the album is completed.[7]

Del commented on the album again in August 2010,In an interview with Melancholy Native blogger Triassic. Saying that "it's just about finished actually."[8]

In February 2011, Del commented to, "now the lyrics are done for second event. I just have to lay the recordings, which won't take long".[9]

In April 2011, Del is interviewed in a video, and says that he is currently recording his parts for the album. He comments "I was just in the studio with Dan last week. The only reason I'm not in there now, is because his basement had hella dusty instruments and stuff, and it made me hella sick, so I couldn't stay there. But I'm almost well now, so it's gonna be finished pretty soon, you feel me?".[10] In an interview with The Capital Times published in June 2011, Del said the album should be out before the end of 2011.[11]

In October 2011, on his twitter account, Kid Koala (@therealkidkoala) stated "finished final deltron turntable sessions at 7 am this morning. very excited about this record."

In November 2011, Del the funky homosapien commented on his Facebook page on a photo of himself and Dan the Automator, claiming "The album is done, Kid Koala put the final scratches/touches on it. Will probably be out sometime next year once the logistics are all figured out. Peace".



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