The super group Deltron 3030 is composed of producer Dan the Automator, rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala and sometimes features guest artists who also take on varying futuristic pseudonyms. Originally released in 2000 on the now-defunct 75ARK record label, this Hip Hop concept album was released the same year as Gorillaz' first 12" and is on a similar plane. Following the release of Deltron 3030, all three members participated in Gorillaz' self-titled debut album.
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 compliment Del's vocal style and add the right amount of flavor to this classic period piece.
Track Listing: A1 State Of The Nation A2 3030 A3 The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza A4 Things You Can Do B1 Positive Contact B2 St. Catherine St. B3 Virus B4 Upgrade (A Baymar College Course) B5 New Coke C1 Mastermind C2 National Movie Review C3 Madness C4 Meet Cleofis Randolph The Patriarch C5 Time Keeps On Slipping C6 The News (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary Of Microsoft Inc.) D1 Turbulence (Remix) D2 The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza Part II D3 Battlesong D4 Love Story D5 Memory Loss D6 The Assman 640 Speaks