Deltron 3030 – the triumvirate of Souls of Mischief’s Del Tha Funky Homosapien, well-connected producer Dan The Automator and turntablist Kid Koala – haven’t released an album since 2000’s self-titled debut, and their new record isn’t exactly a furtive shuffle back into the spotlight.
Event II takes place in a ravaged future where technology has superseded community and the streets are “run by criminals”. The self-styled “rock opera, but using rap,” boasts a Magnolia-grade supporting cast, with guests spots from (deep breath) Damon Albarn, Mike Patton, Zach De La Rocha, Jamie Cullum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Cross, Amber Tamblyn, and David Chang. Head here to stream the album, courtesy of Pitchfork.
This Summer, FACT’s Laurent Fintoni sat down with Del for a comprehensive interview about the project. Deltron 3030 are midway through a major tour, including a string of dates with a 16-piece orchestra.