Deltron 3030

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The Center for the Arts presents
Saturday, November 15, 9:00PM
Doors open at 8:00PM
General Admission
$36 members, $46 non-member
(Does not include applicable fees)
DANCE CONCERT – Limited Theater Seating
Opening Set by DJ Kid Koala


The Center for the Arts will present Deltron 3030
“Satellite Party” for those without a concert ticket,
featuring LIVE streamed audio and video from the Main Stage Show.
It’s happening in the Off Center Stage on Richardson Street
behind The Center for the Arts for a $5 cover at the door.
All ages! Valid ID required for full bar.
Off Center doors open at 7:00PM
Live Stream starts at 9:00PM
Horn of the Bull Taqueria will supply delicious Mexican food
available for purchase in the rear parking lot from 8pm-late!
$5 Satellite Party Ticket
(Does not include applicable fees or admission to the Main Stage concert)

Deltron 3030 – a trinity of alt-rap all-stars – will perform a dance party with accompaniment by the 16-piece 3030 Orchestra with a solo DJ set by Kid Koala.  Master lyricist Del The Funky Homosapien (cousin to Ice Cube), virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala and superproducer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura warp space, bend time and transcend genre with their mind blowing underground hiphop.

“…the Deltron 3030 supergroup team-up stages a comeback thirteen years in the making, and in support of Event 2, they threw the wildest party we’ve seen in a while. Deltron Zero is welcome back in our house anytime.”KEXP Live Review

“The stage that really highlighted the “Hardly” in Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was the Towers of Gold Stage, where Deltron 3030, Built to Spill and Social Distortion all performed.  Deltron 3030 delivered arguably the day’s top set, which shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s seen this hip-hop act perform at such festivals as Rock the Bells. It was a mammoth production, with San Francisco producer Dan the Automator — dressed in a black tuxedo with tails — conducting an orchestra of strings, horns, guitars and other instruments. Oakland rapper Del the Funky Homosapien rocked the microphone in splendid fashion, while DJ Quest — standing in for usual DJ Kid Koala — sliced and diced on the turntables.” Contra Costa Times

“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.” – Wikipedia

Deltron 3030 is composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: Master lyricist Del The Funky Homosapien, virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala and superproducer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura.

Individually, they stand at the top of their respective musical disciplines; together, on the eponymous Deltron 3030, they warped space, bent time, transcended genre and blew minds, creating an album that still stands today as one of the most important records in the annals of underground hiphop.

Critics called it a masterpiece — both timely and avant garde: “Exactly what you might expect from such a teaming: a wildly imaginative, unabashedly geeky concept album,” said “It’s not only one of the best albums in either of their catalogs, but one of the best to come out of the new underground, period.” Pitchfork called Nakamura the “poet laureate of creepy, oppressive beats,” describing the album as an “exciting” reimagining of “the future from the bottom up” that reveals Del as a “surprisingly acute social critic.”

Now, over a decade later, they’re finally releasing the long-awaited followup to their debut — an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II.  “This record took 13 years, and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now — quit teasing me,” says Del. “Well, this is beyond a regular album. We’re bringing it all together here, and the fans, the critics, they all going to be surprised by what we got. You’ll see. When it comes out, if you got the money, you’re going to wanna go buy it.”

Or, as Nakamura puts it: “There isn’t another record that’s like this — it’s different from anything else I’ve done and anything else that’s out there. This is going to sound incredibly pompous, but to me, this is the greatest rap record of all time.”


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