Released in May of 2000, Deltron 3030 was a groundbreaking collaboration between emcee Del The Funky Homosapien and Handsome Boy Modeling School/Dr. Octagon producer Dan The Automator. Believed to be an impetus in the formation of the Gorillaz, the 75Ark release was a thematic release whereby the Deltron character fought an inter-galatic battle against the establishment, perceived to be both a metaphor for the music industry and government at the time.
The work featured the likes of Prince Paul, Mr. Lif, Peanut Butter Wolf and Gorillaz’ Damon Albarn.
Over a decade later, Del has long said to be at work on the album’s sequel, believed to be called Deltron Event II.
“What happens here is [Deltron] crash-lands on a planet with his crew, the planet of the holograms. Everybody’s a hologram, and everybody fake,” explained Del before recordings, editing and reviewing the song on a video blog. Del did reveal that Dan The Automator remains involved in the sequel, as he explained he was compressing the files to send them to the producer for mixing.
Del’s last distributed retail album was a collaboration with Artifacts co-founder Tame One last year, Parallel Uni-Verses.