Event 2

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Event 2
Studio album by Deltron 3030
Released September 30, 2013
Recorded 2004-2013
Genre Alternative hip hop, hip hopera
Length 54:10
Label Deltron Partners, Bulk Recordings
Producer Dan the Automator
Deltron 3030 chronology
Deltron 3030
(2000)
Event 2
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Club (B)[2]
Consequence of Sound 3/5 stars[3]
Inyourspeakers 73/100[4]
Pitchfork Media (5.7/10)[5]

Event 2 is the second album by hip hop supergroup Deltron 3030. The album was released on September 30, 2013. It is the group's first album since their 2000 debut, Deltron 3030 and a narrative sequel.[6]

Production history[edit]

Production began in 2004, but was fraught with delays.[7] According to Kid Koala's website, he finished the turntable portions of the album in May 2006.[8] In October 2006 Dan the Automator predicted completion by December 2006,[9] and in November of the same year, Del told IGN that four songs were already written and that "the album's lyrical theme has been basically mapped out."[10] Later, in March 2008, Del told the News-Observer that "Kid Koala and Automator already finished the production. It's done. So, it's just up to me to write [the lyrics]."[11] During en episode of XM Radio's Subsoniq show in April 2008, Del was asked about the progress of the album. He said that he had already written six songs, and that the album should be completed before long.[12]

In an August 2010 interview with Melancholy Native blogger Triassic, Del commented that the album was "just about finished, actually."[13] Del issued several updates in interviews throughout 2011[14][15][16]

On June 12, 2012, it was announced by Dan the Automator that the album was finished with "small touchups" and would likely be released in September 2012.[17]

Promotion[edit]

On February 2, 2012, Dogfish Head Brewery updated their blog with information about the Positive Contact box set containing a special edition beer brewed to Dan the Automator's specifications, several recipes from renowned chefs, and a 10" vinyl record with exclusive hip hop dub remixes of four tracks from new album, at that point scheduled to be released in May 2012.[18] The 10" vinyl was later sold separately.[19]

The album's first single was "City Rising From the Ashes," influenced by the story of Osiris.[citation needed]

On September 23, 2013, Event 2 was put on Pitchfork's Advance Streaming service in its entirety, one week before its official release.[20]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 41 on the US Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 8,000 copies in the United States.[21]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Dan the Automator, Kid Koala and Del the Funky Homosapien, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Stardate" (featuring Joseph Gordon-Levitt) 1:23
2. "The Return"   6:40
3. "Pay The Price"   4:23
4. "Nobody Can" (featuring Aaron Bruno of Awolnation) 4:35
5. "Lawnchair Quarterback Part 1" (featuring David Cross and Amber Tamblyn) 0:57
6. "Melding of the Minds" (featuring Zack De La Rocha) 4:04
7. "The Agony" (featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead) 3:21
8. "Back in the Day" (featuring The Lonely Island) 1:28
9. "Talent Supercedes [sic][22]" (featuring Black Rob) 3:38
10. "Look Across the Sky" (featuring Mary Elizabeth Winstead) 4:40
11. "The Future of Food" (featuring David Chang) 1:18
12. "What is This Loneliness" (featuring Damon Albarn and Casual) 3:51
13. "My Only Love" (featuring Emily Wells) 3:49
14. "Lawnchair Quarterback Part 2" (featuring David Cross and Amber Tamblyn) 1:09
15. "City Rising From The Ashes" (featuring Mike Patton) 3:32
16. "Do You Remember" (featuring Jamie Cullum) 5:22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeffries, David. Deltron 3030 Event 2 at AllMusic. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  2. ^ Rytlewski, Evan (1 October 2013). "Deltron 3030 Deltron Event II". A.V. Club. Retrieved 1 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Comaratta, Len (Oct 2, 2013). "Album Review: Deltron 3030 - Event II". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved Oct 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Nelson, Andy(2013-09-13). "Deltron 3030: Event II". Inyourspeakers. Retrieved 2013-010-01.
  5. ^ Patrin, Nate (2 October 2013). "Deltron 3030: Event II". Album Reviews. Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Haering, Bradley (March 12, 2008 (updated October 12, 2008)). "FOR YOUR EARS ONLY: The funky homosapien returns, but worth it?". The Daily Aztek. Archived from the original on 10 December 2008.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  7. ^ "Automator Enjoys 'Omakase,' Remixes Beck". Billboard. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ "Dan the Automator Remixes the Blue Angels". 10 Zen Monkeys. 2006-10-12. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  10. ^ Jim Durig and Will Fry. "Del Q&A". Music.ign.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  11. ^ Even more drama than SoapNet[dead link]
  12. ^ XM 66 RAW's Subsoniq program, April 2008
  13. ^ R. Manda (2010-08-11). "The Melancholy Native: My Interview With: Del The Funky Homosapien". Triassicsquints.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  14. ^ Del the Funky Homosapien on the things lacking in hip-hop today, Gorillaz and cassette tapes[dead link]
  15. ^ Del the Funky Homosapien. "Del the Funky Homosapien". Rasputin Music. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  16. ^ ANDY DOWNING (2011-06-15). "Del the Funky Homosapien evolves past negative influences". Host.madison.com. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  17. ^ Harling, Danielle (2012-06-12). "Dan The Automator & Del The Funky Homosapien Aiming For September Release Date For "Deltron 3030" Sequel | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  18. ^ "http://www.dogfish.com/community/news/press-releases/positive-contact-a-collision-of-hip-hop-beer-cider-and-culinary-exploration.htm". Dogfish.com. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  19. ^ "http://www.dogfish.com/store/whatnot/entertainment/positive-contact-vinyl.htm". Dogfish.com. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  20. ^ Pitchfork Advance Album Strea, Event 2
  21. ^ Tardio, Andres (2013-10-06). "Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 10/6/2013". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2013-10-06. 
  22. ^ Deltron 3030 Web site: Event 2