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Del The Funky Homosapien Discusses Anticipated Forthcoming Deltron Album

Posted by Billyjam, July 11, 2012 10:41am | Post a Comment
A true sign of a really good hip-hop act is one that can keep their fans waiting a dozen long years before releasing a new album. In the notoriously fickle world of hip-hop, where even two years is considered a long gap between albums, to keep your fans hanging on for twelve years and still be there patiently waiting in anticipation is quite a coup. But such is the case with Deltron - the famed hip-hop supergroup comprised of the Bay Area's producer Dan The Automator, and emcee Del The Funky Homosapien (aka Deltron Zero), along with Canadian turntablist Kid Koala - who released their critically and commercially acclaimed debut Deltron 3030 back in 2000 that included such guests as Prince Paul. Peanut Butter Wolf, MC Paul Barman and Mr Lif. This September Deltron promise (for real this time) that they will release the hella overdue sequel - tentatively titled Deltron Event II.  And those patient dedicated Deltron fans, who waited so long that there was even a 2008 reissue of the first album, could not be happier with news of the album to be finally released. So too is Del The Funky Homosapien who talked to the Amoeblog this week about the forthcoming album.

"It's great man," said Del admitting that, "It took a while to get it done." Indeed the album, which had many false starts and stops over the past several years ever since production reportedly first began in 2006, has been supposedly been about to drop quite a few times including earlier this year.  Everyone was busy with stuff, said Del. "Dan had things going on. But once it started clicking, it was quick [writing & recording] doing it. It was like the first one." But compared to that first one released all those years ago, this one will sound a little different - but in a good way, insisted Del.  "I gotta say Dan stepped things up with this one production-wise. I really admire Dan from a producer standpoint. There's just all these subtle things in the music at certain places and you might not notice it till much later but they hella matter - just these little special touches, that added gloss," he said. "I like it and I think a lot of people will really enjoy it." 

The end result, says Del, transcends one genre. "I think it's beyond just hip-hop. I heard it described as a rock opera and I could go with that definition." Although because of this Del projects that when certain diehard hip-hop heads hear it they may not fully approve. "But I would also say that maybe not everyone is going to get it," he said. "Like some hip-hop heads might be 'Oh well that ain't hard enough or  something. But overall I think a lot of people, no matter what kind of music they like, will really like it and enjoy it."

Note that Dan the Automator will perform next week as part of the Nightlife at the California Academy of Sciences program.



Deltron "Virus" from Deltron 3030 (2000)

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