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    Event II

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


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. 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, said AllMusic.com. 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 follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. 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.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. 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.

    1. Stardate (feat. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
    2. The Return
    3. Pay the Price
    4. Nobody Can (feat. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION)
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    6. Melding of the Minds (feat. Zach De La Rocha)
    7. The Agony (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    8. Back in the Day (feat. The Lonely Island)
    9. Talent Supersedes (feat. Black Rob)
    10. Look Across the Sky (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
    11. The Future of Food (feat. David Chang)
    12. My Only Love (feat. Emily Wells)
    13. What Is This Loneliness (feat. Damon Albarn and Casual)
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
    15. City Rising From the Ashes (feat. Mike Patton)
    16. Do You Remember (feat. Jamie Cullum)
    Deltron 3030
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    I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now

    Got at Girl starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura - are thrilled to announce the release of I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now, on Bulk Recordings. The pair's enthralling debut album, sees Nakamura - whose innumerable, inimitable credits include influential production (Kool Keith/Dr. Octagon, Gorillaz) and membership in such visionary collaborations as Deltron 3030, Lovage, and Handsome Boy Modeling School - and Winstead - known for her work in the films Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Spectacular Now, and next seen in Kill the Messenger - sweetly detached vocal delivery and nuanced lyricism.


    Winstead and Nakamura first crossed paths while both worked on 2010s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, the actor acting and the musician contributing to the score. Winstead - who counts Lovage's Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By as "one of my favorite albums of all time" - approached Nakamura after a cast and crew dinner to let him know she was a big fan, assuming that would be that. "About a year later, Dan came up to me at the premiere and said, 'We should do something sometime,'" Winstead says. "I was like, okay! I would love to! I didn't think it was real."


    Right from the jump, the two seemingly disparate artists found they were both surfing similar waves of inspiration. Each were especially enthused by the daft, dewy and even slightly degenerate sounds of 1960s French pop, that uniquely Gallic soufflÉ of girl group soul, cafÉ jazz, lush arrangements and groovy eroticism.


    "It was a meeting of the minds," says Nakamura. "A kindred spirit kind of thing." He sent a skeletal track to Winstead, suggesting she begin thinking of songwriting in terms of character and story. For the nascent lyricist, the task came with no little pressure. Winstead and Nakamura soon commenced writing together, collaborating on lyrics as they learned more about each other's creative strengths and interests.


    "I've had the fortune of working with a lot of very talented people," Nakamura says. "When it's right, it's right. That makes it work really easily. Working with Mary is like working with Del (The Funkee Homosapien) or working with Damon (Albarn) - it's really natural. It just works."


    I Love You But I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now is surprisingly seamless, a perfectly realized union of atmospheric ambience and ambitious songcraft. The Automator is of course a master of genre subversion and experimental futurism, effortlessly transmogrifying hip-hop, psychedelia, found sounds, and all manners of pop and world music with his singular taste for prolix wordplay, multiple personas and conceptual adventure. For Got A Girl, he has assembled a rich, enveloping sound world all its own, with hints of Laurel Canyon folk, yacht rock, and sunshine pop stylized and synthesized through sumptuous arrangements, intricate electronics, and unfettered melodic invention. The sonic landscape calls up far flung locales both real and imagined, knit together by restless grooves, elastic dubby beats, and Winstead's complex characterizations.


    - Glide Magazine

    1. Did We Live Too Fast
    2. I'll Never Hold You Back
    3. Close To You
    4. Everywhere I Go
    5. Last Stop
    6. There's A Revolution
    7. Things Will Never Be The Same
    8. Put Your Head Down
    9. Friday Night
    10. La La La
    11. Da Da Da
    12. Heavenly
    Got A Girl
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    Event II: Instrumentals


    INSTRUMENTAL VERSION


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


    Both timely and avant garde, Deltron 3030 accurately - if surrealistically - captured the spirit of the cusp of the millennium, an era when a technolog ydriven
    stock market bubble was on the verge of bursting, when the political world was entering an era of unprecedented partisanship, when global
    inequality was beginning to skyrocket. Critics dubbed it a masterpiece: The most purely enjoyable hip-hop album of 2000, NME declared. Vice praised
    Deltron 3030 as a dope hip-hop concept album...visionary sci-fi rap for comic book heads, cyberpunks and conspiracy theorists that closed the gaps
    between indie-rap, boom bap and future-music. 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, said AllMusic.com. 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 follow-up to their debut - an album titled Deltron 3030: Event II. This time, the album
    has a specific story, says Del. 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.


    He notes that the words, music and narrative have been deliberately chosen to put listeners into a specific emotional state. This record took 13 years,
    and the whole time fans are telling us we better come out with Deltron right now - quit teasing me, laughs Del. 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.

    1. Stardate
    2. The Return
    3. Pay The Price
    4. Nobody Can
    5. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1
    6. Melding Of The Minds
    7. The Agony
    8. Back In The Day
    9. Talent Supersedes
    10. Look Across The Sky
    11. The Future of Food
    12. My Only Love
    13. What Is This Loneliness
    14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2
    15. City Rising From The Ashes
    16. Do You Remember
    Deltron 3030
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    Interlude

    Blue Note Records recording artist Jamie Cullum - the best-selling jazz artist in U.K. history - will release his new album INTERLUDE. The album includes 3 exclusive tracks that did not appear on the original U.K. edition. The album marks a shift to straight-ahead jazz and a return to interpretation from an artist who has made a habit of bending genres, writing original material and bringing new sounds and new listeners to the music.
    Working with producer Benedic Lamdin of Nostalgia 77, Cullum selected a number of jewels from the American songbook, including the title track, which was penned by Dizzy Gillespie and Frank Paparelli, and added a couple of modern surprises - Sufjan Steven's "The Seer's Tower" and Randy Newman's
    "Losing You." There are also collaborations with Gregory Porter ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood") and Laura Mvula ("Good Morning Heartache").


    Interlude is the follow-up to Cullum's 2013 album Momentum, which he recorded with producers Dan the Automator and Jim Abbiss. Cullum has recently appeared on albums by Labrinth, Birdy and alternative hip hop super-group Deltron 3030. Jamie's catalogue dates back to his self-released, Heard It All Before, in 1999, while he was still studying at the University of Reading. Pointless Nostalgic (2002), released by legendary indie jazz label Candid Records, was certified Gold in the U.K. It was followed by Cullum's breakthrough major label debut, Twentysomething, which climbed into the Top 5 in the U.K., where it was subsequently certified triple Platinum. Cullum recorded two songs for the Meet the Robinsons soundtrack and was nominated for a Golden Globe® for "Best Original Song" for "Gran Torino," which he co-wrote for the 2008 Clint Eastwood film of the same name.

    1. Interlude
    2. Don't You Know
    3. The Seer's Tower
    4. Walkin'
    5. Good Morning Heartache feat. Laura Mvula
    6. Sack O' Woe
    7. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood feat. Gregory Porter
    8. My One And Only Love
    9. Lovesick Blues
    10. Losing You
    11. Out Of This World
    12. Make Someone Happy
    13. Come And Get Me
    14. Lullaby Of The Leaves
    15. Come Rain Or Come Shine
    Jamie Cullum
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    I Wish My Brother George Were Here

    In the early 90s hip hop took a turn and gangsta-style rap dominated, making waves off
    the West Coast that rattled throughout the world. The East Coast's dominance was
    descending despite the success and positivity of Native Tongues acts like De La Soul
    and A Tribe Called Quest, who favored thought-provoking humor and cleverness over
    gangsta rap's grittiness and grim outlook. It was in this landscape that Oakland, CA's
    Del The Funky Homosapien emerged in 1991, with his debut release
    I Wish My Brother George Was Here.


    Cribbing equally from the East Coast's irreverence and wit, and the West Coast's
    P-Funk inspired production, (the album was produced by Del's cousin Ice Cube) Del's
    debut has rightly been heralded as a benchmark album for underground hip hop. I Wish My Brother George Was Here not only produced the underground classics Dr. Bombay and Mistadobalina (#9 on the 1992 Hot Rap Tracks Charts), but also set the scene for the success of the other less gangsta West Coast
    artists like The Pharcyde, Digable Planets, and of course Del's compatriots in Souls of Mischief.


    Above all else, Del is credited with injecting some much needed light-heartedness at a moment when it was truly needed.
    Since his debut Del has gone on to work alongside Gorillaz, Wu-Tang Clan, El-P, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and
    as a member of the acclaimed hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030, and even with Dinosaur Jr.


    Traffic Entertainment now presents I Wish My Brother George Was Here as a special double LP reissue, featuring the
    original artwork, and all of The Funky Homosapien's witty and innovative rhymes intact.

    1. What Is a Booty
    2. Mistadobalina
    3. The Wacky World of Rapid Transit
    4. Pissin' On Your Steps
    5. Dark Skin Girls
    6. Money for Sex
    7. Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo
    8. Dr. Bombay
    9. Sunny Meadowz
    10. Sleepin' on My Couch
    11. Hoodz Come in Dozens
    12. Same Ol' Thing
    13. Ya Lil' Crumbsnatchers
    Del The Funky Homosapien
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    Deltron 3030 (Out Of Stock)

    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 the Gorillaz first
    12 and is on a similar plane. Following the release of Deltron 3030, all three members
    participated in the 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 (The Gorillaz, Blur), Prince
    Paul, Peanut Butter Wolf, DJ Money Mark, Paul Barman, Mark Bell (Bjork, production), Sean
    Lennon, and Mr. Lif compliment Dels vocal style and add the right amount of flavor to this
    classic period piece.

    Side 1

    1. State of the Nation feat. Damon Albarn
    2. 3030
    3. The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza feat. Prince Paul
    4. Things You Can Do


    Side 2
    1. Positive Contact
    2. St. Catherine St. feat. Beans, Mr. Lif,P. Wingerter, Peanut Butter Wolf, Verna Brown
    3. Virus
    4. Upgrade (A Brymar College Course)
    5. New Coke feat. Mark Ramos-Nishita


    Side 3
    1. Mastermind
    2. National Movie Review feat. Brad Roberts
    3. Madness
    4. Meet Cleofis Randolph the Patriarch feat. MC Paul Barman
    5. Time Keeps On Slipping feat. Damon Albarn
    6. The News (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Microsoft Inc.) feat. Hafdis Huld


    Side 4
    1. Turbulence (Remix) Remixed by Mark Bell
    2. The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza Part II feat. Prince Paul
    3. Battlesong
    4. Love Story
    5. Memory Loss feat. Sean Lennon
    6. The Assmann 640 Speaks

    Deltron 3030
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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