004: Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 (2000)
"People havin' memory loss/They try to get over, you're gonna go under."
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.
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.
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Discord & Rhyme Roll Call
Mike DeFabio (host)
Rich Bunnell (moderator)
Chris Willie Williams
Deltron 3030 track list
State of the Nation (skit)
The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza (skit)
Things You Can Do
St. Catherine St. (skit)
Upgrade (A Bryn Mawr College Course)
New Coke (skit)
National Movie Review (skit)
Meet Cleofis Randolph the Patriarch (skit)
Time Keeps On Slipping
The News (A Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Microsoft, Inc.) (skit)
The Fantabulous Rap Extravaganza Part II (skit)
The Assmann 640 Speaks (skit)
Other clips used
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
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
Dan the Automator - producer
Del the Funky Homosapien - vocals, lyricist
Kid Koala - DJ
Deltron 3030: An Oral History (Red Bull Music Academy Daily)
Deltron 3030 symphonic performance (YouTube)
Discord & Rhyme's Deltron 3030 playlist (Spotify)
“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.