Dan the Automator

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About Dan the Automator

Dan the Automator sprang from the Bay Area to international acclaim with his work beside Kool Keith on Dr. Octagon (1996). A ceaselessly collaborative producer who has since operated in numerous genres, he'll always be known foremost as a crucial figure in left-field rap. The subgenre is exemplified by Automator-crafted LPs such as Handsome Boy Modeling School's So...How's Your Girl? (1999), Deltron 3030 (2000), and Lovage's Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By (2001), imaginative conceptual full-lengths spiked with an offbeat sense of humor. The Automator's biggest commercial achievements include Gorillaz' Top Ten U.K. pop hit "Clint Eastwood" (2001) and two chart-topping U.K. albums by Kasabian. His fourth decade in music has included returns from Deltron 3030 and Dr. Octagon, and music for film and television.

San Francisco, CA, United States
September 9, 1967

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