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Collaboration between Damon Albarn, Dan the Automator and Kid Koala

April 26, 2011

During the late 90s and early 00’s, Damon Albarn also known as Blur/Gorillaz frontman often mingled with those in underground rap circles, including producer Dan the Automator and turbntablist Kid Koala. Damon Albarn was previously featured on Deltron 3030, an abstract hip hop project involving Dan the Automator, Kid Koala as well as Del tha Funkee Homosapien. Following the project, Dan the Automator went on to produce Gorillaz first self-titled album.

Fast forward to present and it almost seems like the early noughties again, since Damon Albarn is on a track with Automator and Kid Koala. The collaborational piece was debuted on Tim Sweeny’s weekly radio show Beats In Space, Kid Koala was invited as a guest DJ who subsequently dropped the mysterious untitled track which caused a whole lot of excitement in the building!

Automator’s roomy beats and conscious lo-fi production works magnificently with Albarn’s soulful vocals over Kid Koala’s classic scratching. What a reunion! Was this just a recorded jam session or a teaser for something greater to come? For the time being we can only ponder.

Damon Albarn, Dan the Automator, Kid Koala – “Untitled” by One Thirty BPM

Here’s a clip of Kid Koala at Beats in Space playing the untitled track..