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RTB 2012: Deltron 3030 spared nothing in performance

Words: Kevin Lee, Pictures: Amari Kenoly / August 26, 2012

Deltron 3030, the team of Del tha Funkee Homosapien, turntable maestro Kid Koala, and producer Dan The Automator, went all out. In an unreliable census held by myself, I counted three trombones players, four backup singers, six strings (including violins and cello), a keyboardist, one guitar/bass player, Kid Koala on the tables, and Dan himself in a tux with the conductor’s wand. This is probably the most sprawling setup of the whole festival, and is probably as close as you can get to a Gorillaz show, infamous for their myriad of musicians present. And really, it should be half-expected, considering Dan’s involvement in the first Gorillaz album, and Del’s own cameo on their first hit, “Clint Eastwood”. Together they went though material from their two projects, including the first self-titled Deltron 3030 album and the upcoming Deltron Event II album, scheduled for release in November. And as an added bonus, the set was closed out by a performance of “Clint Eastwood”, with only Gorillaz frontman Damon Albarn missing from the lineup.

posted: August 26th, 2012, 8:59pm


Deltron 3030 feat. Jamie Cullum, “Do You Remember”

This is the classic Dan the Automator type of production, with lush instrumentals and atmospheric vocals, as he combines jazz crooner Jamie Callum with main man… Watch


Deltron 3030, “Positive Contact” Live

​Deltron 3030 performs at the Triple Door in Seattle and KEXP’s cameras capture the set, complete with Del, Automator, Kid Koala, and their full touring… Watch


Deltron 3030 feat. Mike Patton, “City Rising From The Ashes” (Video 2)

​So was the original video a little too weird and otherworldly? Here’s a second video treatment, where it looks like the ghost of 5 Pointz came back to… Watch


Deltron 3030 feat. Zack De La Rocha, “Melding of the Minds”

​More from Del, Dan and Kid Koala, this time joined by Zack De La Rocha and rendered into animation by Justin Lee. Latest video from their new project Deltron Event II. Watch


Deltron 3030, “The Return” Live on WNYC Soundcheck

​The prime members of Deltron 3030, Del, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala, show up on public radio in New York to perform a new track from Deltron Event II. Watch


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