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Deltron 3030 Announce New Album, Share Trailer Featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Deltron 3030: Event II Out Oct. 1

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Back in 2000 an alternative hip hop supergroup comprised of producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura, rapper Del the Funky Homosapien, and DJ Kid Koala released a self-titled album under the name Deltron 3030. Thirteen years later the trio has reassembled for a follow-up titled Deltron 3030: Event II. Due out Oct. 1, the new LP features guest contributions by Damon Albarn, Zach De La Rocha, David Cross, The Lonely Island, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

“This time, the album has a specific story,” says Del in a press release. “The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything’s destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we’re like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to survive. That’s the scene of it. We’re trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don’t know if you could even categorize this as a hip hop album - it’s more like a rock opera, but using rap. This record took 13 years, and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me. Well, this is beyond a regular album. Because I would say, me, Dan and Koala, we aren’t limited by what other rap groups do - we’re musicians first. I studied music theory for ten years. Dan and Koala been learning music since they were kids. We’re bringing it all together here, everything, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised by what we got. You’ll see.”

In addition to providing the album’s artwork (pictured) and tracklist (below) the collective has shared a unique trailer teasing the record. Presented as if it were the opening title scroll of a Star Wars film, the audio doubles as the opening track to the record and features narration by actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Click below to watch.

Deltron 3030: Event II:

Stardate [ft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt]
The Return
Pay the Price
Nobody Can [ft. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION]
Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 [ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn]
Melding of the Minds [ft. Zach De La Rocha]
The Agony [ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
Back in the Day [ft. The Lonely Island]
Talent Supersedes [ft. Black Rob]
Look Across the Sky [ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
The Future of Food [ft. David Chang]
My Only Love [ft. Emily Wells]
What Is This Loneliness [ft. Damon Albarn and Casual]
Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 [ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn]
City Rising From the Ashes [background vocals by Mike Patton]
Do You Remember [ft. Jamie Cullum]



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