It’s the year 3040 A.D … on the album Event 2 by hip-hop supergroup Deltron 3030. The long-awaited record, released last year, is a futuristic continuation of the group’s only other studio album, a self-titled disc released back in 2000 that was well-received by critics and indie hip-hop fans alike for its searing lyrics and outer space themes. The three-piece consists of producer Dan the Automator, rapper Del the Funky Homosapien and turntablist Kid Koala, all of whom have collaborated on various Gorillaz projects. Proving their star power, the Lonely Island, comedian David Cross, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha appeared on the act’s latest record.
— Laura Johnson