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Deltron 3030

Reviewed by Thomas Fawcett, November 8, 2013, Music

Deltron 3030

Event 2 (Bulk Recordings)

Y2K failed to bring about the technological catastrophe doomsayers predicted, but it did birth a fictional future where Deltron Zero threatened to "crash your whole computer system and revert you to papyrus." Stardate 3040: Event 2 begins 10 years after Deltron 3030's eponymous debut began, with Left Coast underground hero Del the Funky Homosapien spitting sci-fi nerd rap over the futuristic soundscapes of Dan the Automator and cuts from DJ Kid Koala. The crew craft a world in decay, a dystopian future on the verge of anarchy. Del's flow is bizarre as ever and Automator remains ambitious behind the boards. Event 2 sounds close enough to the first launch that an outwardly futuristic disc sounds oddly dated. Eight years in the making, the sequel doesn't venture where no man has gone before, but it's a worthy return trip for fans of the maiden voyage. (Sunday, 6:20pm, Blue stage)


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