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Listen to Deltron 3030 and Zack de la Rocha together on “Melding of the Minds”

on September 17, 2013, 1:30pm

delton3030 Listen to Deltron 3030 and Zack de la Rocha together on Melding of the Minds

Deltron 3030′s comeback album Event II is jam-packed with collaborators that seem outright foreign to the ’90s alt-rap supergroup, most notably The Lonely Island, actors David Cross and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Stardate”), and celebrity chef David Chang. (His sautéing skills are outmatched only by his beatboxing). But one contributor that seems right at home with Del the Funky Homosapien, Kid Koala, and Dan the Automator is Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha, who guests on the album’s aptly-titled new single, “Melding of the Minds”.

What follows from the foursome’s musical mind meld is vintage rap-rock ala Rage’s own Evil Empire LP. Kid Koala and Mr. Automator assault the senses with a barrage of snappy drums, extra fuzzy guitar samples, and a heaping helping of random, jarring studio effects. Meanwhile, the two rappers respond with vastly different flows: Del is cool and calm above the sea of ferocious noise, and de la Rocha proves he hasn’t lost an ounce of angst after all these years. Throw on your biggest JNCO jeans and your dirtiest Yankees cup and listen in below (via Stereogum).

Event II is due out October 1st through Bulk Recordings. It also features contributions from Damon AlbarnMike Patton, and Emily Wells.

For more from Deltron, check out the group’s City Rising From the Ashes EP, which includes the title track, “The Agony”, and “Pay the Price”.

Event II Tracklist:
01. Stardate (feat. Joseph Gordon-Levitt)
02. The Return
03. Pay the Price
04. Nobody Can (feat. Aaron Bruno of AWOLNATION)
05. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 1 (feat. David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
06. Melding of the Minds (feat. Zack De La Rocha)
07. The Agony (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
08. Back in the Day (feat. The Lonely Island)
09. Talent Supersedes (feat. Black Rob)
10. Look Across the Sky (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead)
11. The Future of Food (feat. David Chang)
12. My Only Love (feat. Emily Wells)
13. What Is This Loneliness (feat. Damon Albarn and Casual)
14. Lawnchair Quarterback Pt. 2 (feat.David Cross and Amber Tamblyn)
15. City Rising From the Ashes (background vocals by Mike Patton)
16. Do You Remember (feat. Jamie Cullum)

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