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SLCene Suggests: Deltron 3030 at The Depot

by on November 9, 2014


DELTRON 3030, THE DEPOT, Monday, Nov. 10, 9 p.m., $20

Even though Deltron 3030 took more than a decade between album releases — 14 years to be exact — you’ve heard the members of the band in other projects, most notably as members and collaborators with animated supergroup Gorillaz. Producer Dan the Automator, rapper Del the Funky Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala all have healthy solo careers as well. But when they join up for the spaced-out tunes filling their self-titled 2000 album and last year’s Event II, they deliver some music few would even think of as “hip-hop.” It’s funky, jazzy, and stretches out in all kinds of directions lyrically as Del raps about taking on intergalactic corporate overlords. Live, they trio adds live guitar, bass and drums to flesh out the tunes in most excellent ways. I just saw the band last week, and it was well worth checking out. Add in Kid Koala doing a masterful turntable set to open the show, and it’s one excellent way to spend a Monday night.


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