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Dan The Automator
3 June, 2014 7:41 pm

Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Dan “The Automator” Nakamura – are thrilled to announce the July 22nd 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 [cont.]

3 April, 2014 5:08 am

Dan the Automator talks about why The Honey Drippers and Melvin Bliss are two of his most important albums and why the physical connection to vinyl is important. Every episode of Crate Diggers takes you behind closed doors to see the private vinyl collections of the world’s top artists, producers and DJs.

21 October, 2013 11:33 pm

Del, Dan The Automator, and Kid Koala head up to Sway In The Morning at Shade 45, to speak on the release of their new album, Deltron 3030 Event II. In the second clip, Del freestyles alongside Digable Planets’ Ladybug Mecca.

16 August, 2013 6:10 pm

Available now at iTunes or Amazon and limited edition physical copies are available at select participating retailers. This is a preview of tracks that can also be found on the forth-coming album, EVENT II, dropping Oct. 1st.

11 July, 2013 4:11 am

Bulk Recordings is excited to announce the return of Deltron 3030 with the release of Deltron 3030 Event II on October 1st, 2013. The album is Deltron 3030′s long-awaited successor to their self-titled cult-classic debut. Deltron 3030 — composed of a trinity of alt-rap all-stars: rapper Del The Funky Homosapien, producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura [cont.]

11 March, 2013 6:32 am

Dan The Automator has been quite nomadic in recent years. Just a decade ago, we found him at the helm of high profile projects like Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modelling School, and Gorillaz, before going off to produce rock acts like Head Automatica and Kasabian. So it’s been a while since we’ve heard the more [cont.]

18 January, 2013 2:00 am

“Ever had a sure thing that managed to exceed all expectations? Dan the Automator’s new passion project PILLOWFIGHT surpassed all anticipatory hopes and then some” when they debuted the new project at SXSW, in Austin (mxdwn.com). Dan The Automator (Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School, Gorillaz), has a new brainchild. He has teamed up with [cont.]

16 January, 2013 11:03 pm

Looks like that Deltron 3030 reunion is finally happening. Event II, coming soon.

11 January, 2013 5:46 pm

Pillowfight is Dan The Automator and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Emily Wells along with a little help from Kid Koala and Lateef The Truthspeaker. Today, they are proud to share “Used To Think”, the second single from their forthcoming self-titled LP. The LP is due digitally and on CD on 1/22/13 and Vinyl is due on 2/26/13 via [cont.]

11 December, 2012 3:48 pm

Together, Dan The Automator and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Emily Wells combine to make Pillowfight. Today, the duo shares “Get Your Shit Together”, the first single from their forthcoming self-titled LP. The LP is due digitally and on CD on 1/22/13 and Vinyl is due on 2/26/13 via Bulk Recordings. “Ever had a sure thing that managed to [cont.]

18 June, 2012 2:32 pm

Just after playing a brilliant but soggy (it rained a lot) Luminato 6 set in Toronto, Dan the Automator and Del the Funky Homosapien of Deltron 3030 discuss playing live again, meeting fan expectations for Deltron Event II (and when it’s coming out), and their future plans, including upcoming dates in Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, [cont.]

19 May, 2010 5:22 am

The A-Team opening theme gets remixed by (acutal) super-producers, Just Blaze, Dan The Automator, and MSTRKRFT, in celebration of the upcoming Hollywood remake.

5 October, 2006 12:00 am

      Dan the Automator is no doubt one of hip-hop’s most creative and technically sound producers. 1996′s Dr. Octagon, perhaps his most heralded project, helped redefine and regenerate interest in hip-hop during a lull of creativity at the time. His projects are revered, and his long list of collaborators is only matched by a handful [cont.]

30 November, 2004 12:00 am

     Sometime in 1999, when promos for Handsome Boy Modeling School’s So How’s Your Girl landed on the desk of a certain tastemaker DJ, his words were, “There is absolutely nothing for black people on this record,” before tossing it aside. However, this unfortunately may have been the story for a lot of hip-hop fans [cont.]

1 January, 2002 12:00 am

Described as both “a party at Dan The Automator’s house” in the liner notes, and “a look inside my head”, by Dan himself, Wanna Buy A Monkey is the first mix CD from one of music’s busiest and most well-loved producers, covering everything from raw hip-hop to indy rock, and his own stuff that lands [cont.]

1 January, 2001 12:00 am

Dan The Automator’s latest foray into the world of alt.rock (or whatever) is not only a spin-off of the Handsome Boy Modeling School project, but also a quick follow-up to the surprise hit of the year, Gorillaz. In the long-standing tradition of many a sensitive male compiling mix CD’s of randy selections from Portishead, Air, [cont.]

1 January, 2000 12:00 am



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