Discord & Rhyme: A Music Podcast

Discord and Rhyme is a podcast where we discuss the albums we love, song by song.

Episode 004: Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 (2000)

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"People havin' memory loss/They try to get over, you're gonna go under."

-Deltron

It's Discord & Rhyme's first hip-hop album! In this watershed episode, our producer, Mike, walks Rich, Will, and Phil through hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030's self-titled 2000 dystopian sci-fi opus. Deltron 3030, a collaboration between emcee Del the Funky Homosapien, turntablist Kid Koala, and producer Dan the Automator, is at once funny, action-packed, thematically dense, and searing in its social commentary. It also boasts an encyclopedic range of samples, both typical of Automator's eclectic taste and of particular interest to Mike as a fellow producer. The album served as a gateway drug to hip-hop for all four hosts this week, and if you're on the fence about the genre, we hope it will do the same for you.

Miscellany

  • Whosampled.com is an invaluable resource for this podcast, particularly this episode. Here's their full index of samples for Deltron 3030, complete with clips.
  • Rich is aware that he referred to Crash Test Dummies' Brad Roberts as "Brad Garrett," because he apparently has Everybody Loves Raymond on the brain (don't we all?).
  • That Mega Man bead mural that Rich referred to was not a joke.
  • Support Discord & Rhyme by buying Deltron 3030 through our Amazon affiliate link!

Discord & Rhyme Roll Call

  • Mike DeFabio (host)
  • Rich Bunnell (moderator)
  • Phil Maddox
  • Chris Willie Williams

Deltron 3030 track list

  1. State of the Nation (skit)
  2. 3030
  3. The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza (skit)
  4. Things You Can Do
  5. Positive Contact
  6. St. Catherine St. (skit)
  7. Virus
  8. Upgrade (A Bryn Mawr College Course)
  9. New Coke (skit)
  10. Mastermind
  11. National Movie Review (skit)
  12. Madness
  13. Meet Cleofis Randolph the Patriarch (skit)
  14. Time Keeps On Slipping
  15. The News (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Microsoft, Inc.) (skit)
  16. Turbulence (Remix)
  17. The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza Part II (skit)
  18. Battlesong
  19. Love Story
  20. Memory Loss
  21. The Assmann 640 Speaks (skit)

Other clips used

Del/Automator/Koala:

  • Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood
  • Del the Funky Homosapien - Mistadobalina
  • Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers
  • Kid Koala - Drunk Trumpet
  • Handsome Boy Modeling School - Magnetizing
  • Dr. Octagon - Halfsharkalligatorhalfman
  • Del the Funky Homosapien - Catch a Bad One
  • Hieroglyphics - You Never Knew
  • Del the Funky Homosapien - If You Must
  • Kid Koala - Adrift

Others:

  • William Sheller - Introit
  • Christine Perfect - And That's Saying a Lot
  • The Poppy Family - What Can the Matter Be?
  • Bob Azzam - Mr. Lovin' Luggage Man
  • The Hooterville Trolley - No Silver Bird
  • Release Music Orchestra - Atlantis
  • Ralph Lundsten - Spring Fever
  • Johnny Olivo - Alguien
  • Aphrodite's Child - Loud, Loud, Loud
  • The Poppy Family - Of Cities and Escapes
  • The 18th Century Corporation - Walk On By
  • Ferrante & Teicher - The Best is Yet to Come
  • Zoo - If You Lose Your Woman
  • Maurice Vander Trio - Le Massacre du Dragon
  • Johnny Olivo - Dame Una Sola Noche Para Amarte
  • Piero Umiliani - Piazza di Siena

Band/album personnel

  • Dan the Automator - producer
  • Del the Funky Homosapien - vocals, lyricist
  • Kid Koala - DJ

Other links

Credits

“Discord & Rhyme (theme),” composed by the Other Leading Brand, contains elements of:

  • Amon Düül II - Dehypnotized Toothpaste
  • The Dukes of Stratosphear - What in the World?? ...
  • Faith No More - Midlife Crisis
  • Herbie Hancock - Hornets
  • Kraftwerk - Autobahn
  • Talking Heads - Seen and Not Seen
  • Deltron 3030 - Positive Contact (this episode only)

You can buy or stream Deltron 3030 and other albums by Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and Kid Koala at the usual suspects such as Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, and Amazon. Follow Discord & Rhyme on Twitter @DiscordPod for news, updates, and other random stuff. Follow Rich @zonetrope and Phil @pamaddox. Mike and Will aren’t on Twitter; they needed to preserve their grey matter, because one day it may matter. You can listen to Will’s music at disclaimer.bandcamp.com. Special thanks to our own Mike DeFabio, the Other Leading Brand, for production, editing, and finding those extremely obscure clips to share with us. See you next album, and be ever wonderful.