Rap collective Deltron 3030, made up of Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala, has revealed its kind of odd list of collaborators for their upcoming album Event II, which will (finally) be out on October 1st via Bulk Recordings.
Event II will be the group's sophomore album after their self-titled debut back in 2000. The list of collaborators includes musicians, actors, comedians, and everyone in between. Did we mention there's a chef on the album? The one who founded Momofuku? Check it out for yourself:
Damon Albarn, David Cross, Zack de la Rocha, the Lonely Island, Mike Patton, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Amber Tamblyn, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, chef David Chang, Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION, Black Rob, Casual, Mike Patton, and Jamie Cullum.
Del the Funky Homosapien, who talked about the concept of the album in in a press release, said:
"This time, the album has a specific story. 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."
Before the album comes out in October, the dynamic trio will be releasing an EP titled City of Ashes on August 13th. The EP will include the title track, "City of Ashes," "The Agony," and "Pay the Price." You can listen to City of Ashes on the Deltron 3030 Soundcloud page here.
Check out the full track list for Event II and watch the trailer/first track "Stardate," which features Joseph Gordon Levitt, below.
Event II Track List:
01 Stardate [ft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt]
02 The Return
03 Pay the Price
04 Nobody Can [ft. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION]
05 Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 [ft. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn]
06 Melding of the Minds [ft. Zach De La Rocha]
07 The Agony [ft. Mary Elizabeth Winstead]
08 Back in the Day [ft. The Lonely Island]
09 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
16 Do You Remember [ft. Jamie Cullum]