Doncamatic

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"Doncamatic"
Single by Gorillaz featuring Daley
Released 21 November 2010
Recorded September 2010
Genre Electronic, synthpop
Length 3:22
Label Parlophone
Writer(s) Daley, 2D, Murdoc Niccals
Producer(s) Gorillaz
Gorillaz singles chronology
"Rhinestone Eyes"
(2010)
"Doncamatic"
(2010)
"Phoner to Arizona"
(2010)
Daley singles chronology
"Doncamatic"
(2010)
"Remember Me"
(2012)
Music video
"Doncamatic" on YouTube

"Doncamatic" is a single by British alternative band Gorillaz. The track features British singer Daley.[1] The single was released on 21 November 2010 via digital download,[2] with a physical release following the next day. For a time, amazon.co.uk listed a re-release of Plastic Beach including "Doncamatic" as a bonus track, but this was never released.

Music video[edit]

The music video premiered worldwide on 15 November 2010 on Myspace.[3] The video features a live-action Daley in a one-man submarine, on his journey to join Gorillaz and the rest of the collaborators on Plastic Beach.[4] 2D, dressed as a sailor, can be seen on a small screen inside the submarine during the "talk to me" portions of the song, as if he is trying to contact Daley. Daley travels all around the ocean to find Plastic Beach, seeing different kinds of fish, even the Superfast Jellyfish like in the "On Melancholy Hill" music video, also featured in Stylo, and Superfast Jellyfish. He also finds the wreckage of the M. Harriet. At the end of the video, he travels around the island underwater and rises up on the surface, finally arriving at Plastic Beach. The track's title refers to the Korg Disc Rotary Electric Auto Rhythm Machine Donca Matic DA-20. It was the very first rhythm machine manufactured by Korg. A later version of this machine can be seen built onto the right side of the contraption behind Daley.

Track listing[edit]

UK CD single[5][6]
No. Title Length
1. "Doncamatic"   3:22
2. "Doncamatic" (Joker Remix) 4:45
UK 7" picture disc[5]
No. Title Length
1. "Doncamatic"   3:22
2. "Empire Ants" (Paul Harris & Paul Rogers Vocal Mix - Feat. Little Dragon) 3:53
Digital download[2]
No. Title Length
1. "Doncamatic"   3:22
2. "Doncamatic" (Joker Remix) 4:46
3. "Album Mixtape"   8:29
Promotional single
No. Title Length
1. "Doncamatic"   3:22
2. "Doncamatic" (instrumental version) 3:22

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[7] 60
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[8] 40
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 37

References[edit]

  1. ^ News - BREAKING NEWS! Brand new Gorillaz single to be played on Zane Lowe show & Youtube tonight!. Gorillaz.com (2010-10-05). Retrieved on 2010-11-16.
  2. ^ a b iTunes Store. itunes.apple.com. Retrieved on 2010-11-16.
  3. ^ "Gorillaz Doncamatic (Feat. Daley)". Retrieved 2010-11-15. 
  4. ^ News - World premiere of the NEW GORILLAZ VIDEO Doncamatic on MySpace. Gorillaz.com. Retrieved on 2010-11-16.
  5. ^ a b "Gorillaz Doncamatic". Retrieved 2010-11-12. 
  6. ^ Doncamatic (feat. Daley): Gorillaz Featuring Daley: Amazon.co.uk: MP3 Downloads. Amazon.co.uk (1970-01-01). Retrieved on 2010-11-16.
  7. ^ The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 29 November 2010 (PDF) (1083). Pandora Archive. 29 November 2010. Retrieved 17 February 2011. 
  8. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Gorillaz feat. Daley – Doncamatic (All Played Out)" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  9. ^ "Archive Chart" UK Singles Chart.

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