As a new feature, each week will give you a dose of “SciFi Sounds”- great music with a Science Fiction tinge. This week’s selection was released in 2000, but Deltron 3030 still sounds like it comes from the future. This epic concept rap album is set in the year 3030, in a future where huge corporations control the universe. Deltron 3030 is the product of the collaboration between Del the Funky Homosapien, Dan the Automator, and DJ Kid Koala.
Del Zero, our hero, sets out to fight the establishment. He lives in a secret lair in the Bay Area, while the world around him falls to pieces. A wealthy oligarchy has seized control of all of the Earth’s resources, and consigned the underclasses to rot away. The environment’s in ruins, and there’s fighting in the streets. Del is a witty protagonist, fighting the power and inviting listeners to “Upgrade your grey matter/cause one day it may matter.”
The album is visionary, exciting, and full of danceable grooves. In short, it’s the perfect way to spend your Tuesday afternoon. And don’t worry, when you finish up, there’s a follow-up album, Deltron Event II, coming out this September. And we thought GRRM took a long time to complete a sequel, amiright?
Enjoy! And look for another installment os SciFi Sounds next Tuesday.