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's and is on a similar plane. Following the release of Deltron 3030, all three members participated in the Gorillaz's 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 Del's vocal style and add the right amount of flavor to this classic period piece.
1. “State of the Nation" feat. Damon Albarn
3. “The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza" feat. Prince Paul
4. “Things You Can Do"
5. “Positive Contact"
6. “St. Catherine St." feat. Beans, Mr. Lif, P . Wingerter, Peanut Butter Wolf, Verna Brown
8. “Upgrade (A Brymar College Course)"
9. “New Coke" feat. Mark Ramos-Nishita
11. “National Movie Review" feat. Brad Roberts
13. “Meet Cleofis Randolph the Patriarch" feat. MC Paul Barman
14. “Time Keeps On Slipping" feat. Damon Albarn
15. “The News (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Microsoft Inc.)" feat. Hafdis Huld
16. “Turbulence" (Remix) Remixed by Mark Bell
17. “The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza Part II" feat. Prince Paul
19. “Love Story"
20. “Memory Loss" feat. Sean Lennon
21. “The Assmann 640 Speaks"