It’s been 12 years since the release of the self titled concept album “Deltron 3030”. With the brilliance of producer Dan The Automator, rapper Del The Funkee Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala. The concept album was set in the year 3030 and 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, a formula that any hip hop fan could appreciate.
Twelve years later a new album from the trio “Deltron Event II”, is set to drop sometime in the summer of 2012. Production for the album began in 2006 and pieces are still being put together for the final release of there sophomore album. Canadian fans will be the first to hear these new tracks live as they will re-unite at Toronto’s Luminato Festival June 11th, followed by stops in Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa.
“It’s levelled up for me — Dan’s production, my turntable work and Del’s rhymes. I think it’s all better. And even as a group, it feels like we understand how the parts fit more….
“A lot of the tracks are a bit more uptempo, I guess. There’s an urgency to them.” – DJ Kid Koala