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Deltron 3030’s comeback: The hip-hop trio released its second album last year

Hip-hop trio Deltron 3030 is touring in support of its second album, “Event 2.”

Hip-hop trio Deltron 3030 is touring in support of its second album, “Event 2.”

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s been a week to remember for Del the Funky Homosapien.

The member of hip-hop group Deltron 3030, recently made a stop in Austin to be a surprise guest at Damon Albarn’s “The Fader Fort” set. Del showed up for the show and didn’t know he was a surprise guest.

“I’ve never done something like this before,” he says during a recent phone interview. “I’ve never gotten to share the stage with Damon and I figured I should do it.”

The performance quickly lit up Twitter and the Internet because Del wasn’t the only surprise guest. He took the stage with Snoop Lion and De La Soul.

“This was an amazing set to be part of,” he says. “Some people actually left the show early and then this happened. I’m sure they were bummed to see that they left early.”

Del and the other members of Detron 3030, which includes Dan the Automater and Kid Koala, are touring in support of their album “Event 2.” It was released in September 2013.

Del says he is constantly writing music, so there was a big library of songs to choose from when making the record. The record marks only the second release from Deltron 3030. The band’s first album came out in 2000.

“It has taken us a long time to release some new material as Deltron,” he says. “We’ve been working for the past 13 years on various projects.”

Del says while he’s touring with Deltron right now, he will begin to focus on his project with Ladybug Mecca of Digable Planets.

“It’s a more musical concept, I guess, but it’s dissonant. It’s like a dancehall melody, primarily, ’cause one, rhythm is all you need, and two, the thing that got me into hip-hop was the fact that you didn’t have no melody, no nothing,” he says. “You’ve got to listen to it to really get it, I guess, but it’s dissonant. We’re kind of going in a different way.”

Del says he’s excited about the project.

“I’ve worked with Ladybug on some projects and it’s going to be great,” he says. “There’s been a lot of effort in this project.”

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