Dan the Automator

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Dan the Automator
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Nakamura performs at a Handsome Boy Modeling School concert
Background information
Birth name Daniel Nakamura
Also known as Nathaniel Merriweather
Born (1967-09-09) September 9, 1967 (age 46)
San Francisco, California[1]
Genres Hip hop, electronica, trip hop, alternative hip hop, alternative rock
Occupations Producer, arranger, engineer,
Instruments Synthesizer, sampler, drum machine
Years active 1994 to present
Associated acts Got a Girl
Miles Kane
Kasabian
Handsome Boy Modeling School
Gorillaz
Deltron 3030
Kool Keith
Lovage
Head Automatica
Mike Patton
DJ Quest
Emily Wells
Depeche Mode
Pillowfight

Daniel M. Nakamura (born September 9, 1967), better known by the stage name Dan the Automator, is an American hip hop producer. He founded the record label 75 Ark, which was distributed by Tommy Boy Records during its short existence.

Nakamura is a classically trained violinist and started DJing when he was a teenager. He first gained fame producing Kool Keith's 1996 album Dr. Octagonecologyst.[2] Nakamura's studio, dubbed The Glue Factory, was a recording workshop for DJ Shadow, Latyrx and other artists on the Solesides label.

Alongside Prince Paul, Nakamura formed the collaborative project Handsome Boy Modeling School in 1999, assuming the character Nathaniel Merriweather. In 1999, he joined with Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Kid Koala to form Deltron 3030. He also produced Gorillaz's debut album.[3]

He formed a band with Mike Patton called Crudo.

He is one half of Got a Girl, along with actress Mary Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Discography[edit]

This list does not include singles, remixes or instrumental album versions.

Production[edit]

Single

References[edit]

  1. ^ "California Births, 1905-1995". Family Tree Legends Records Collection (Online Database). Pearl Street Software, 2004-2005. Accessed 27 December 2009.
  2. ^ Downs, David (November 20, 2008). "Kool Keith and KutMasta Kurt". The A.V. Club. Retrieved February 16, 2012. 
  3. ^ Staples, Derek (2010-08-29). "Whatever Happened To: Dan the Automator". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 2014-05-02. 

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