The underground hip-hop super-trio known as Deltron 3030 will make it’s debut in Missoula at The Wilma on September 7th. Though Del the Funky Homosapien has played the town before, this show will mark his first time in Missoula as Deltron Zero, a space superhero from a dystopian future.
Joining him onstage are “virtuoso turntablist DJ Kid Koala and super-producer Dan “The Automator” Nakamura,” in addition to a full band (see bio). The group represents a project for lyricist, Del, to apply his goofy, yet enlightened lyricism to a social critique. The most recent album, Deltron 3030: Event II, contains no sampling. Original orchestral compositions define tracks like “Do You Remember” and “Nobody Can.”
“For Deltron recordings, I always get in the mindstate of what turntables would sound like in the Blade Runner era,” he says. Del “is like the Orson Welles of rhyme.” -Kid Koala
The DJ actually recorded piano and guitar on the most recent album, which was then pressed onto vinyl for the turntables. Features include vast variation from Mary Elizabeth Winstead and The Lonely Island, as well as an entirely instrumental second half.
The Wilma will be transported to a disparate future, with plenty of political commentary come September. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 AM MDT on Friday, June 30 and will be available online, over the phone at (877) 987-6487, or at The Top Hat’s box office in downtown Missoula.