The anticipated return of Deltron 3030 (Del The Funky Homosapien, Dan The Automator, and DJ Kid Koala) is coming with long overdue sophomore effort, Deltron 3030: Event II. With a little more than a month to go, the trio unveils the official cover art and a three-song maxi-single to hold fans over.
Event II boasts 16 tracks with guest appearances from the likes of AWOL Nation's Aaron Bruno, Rage Against The Machine's Zach De La Rocha, Black Rob, The Lonely Island, and many others.
"This time, the album has a specific story," says Del. "The Deltron world has gone too far with technology. Everything's destroyed, and you just see the remnants of our technology. The streets are run by criminals, the police are outnumbered and outgunned, and we're like pirates, running rogue, doing what we do to survive. That's the scene of it. We're trying to be as literary as possible while dealing with a musical format. I don't know if you could even categorize this as a hip hop album -- it's more like a rock opera, but using rap."
A three-song EP, titled City From The Rising Ashes, is currently on sale for $2 on iTunes, which serves as a coupon for the full-length album, set to drop October 1st.
Below is the finalized tracklist:
1. "Stardate" (ft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
2. "The Return"
3. "Pay the Price"
4. "Nobody Can" (ft. Aaron Bruno of AWOL Nation)
5. "Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1" (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
6. "Melding of the Minds" (ft. Zach De La Rocha)
7. "The Agony" (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
8. "Back in the Day" (ft. The Lonely Island)
9. "Talent Supersedes" (ft. Black Rob)
10. "Look Across the Sky" (ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
11. "The Future of Food" (ft. David Chang)
12. "My Only Love" (ft. Emily Wells)
13. "What Is This Loneliness" (ft. Damon Albarn and Casual)
14. "Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2" (ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
15. "City Rising From the Ashes" (background vocals by Mike Patton)
16. "Do You Remember" (ft. Jamie Cullum)