The always innovative programmers at Luminato, Toronto’s festival for arts and creativity, have done hip-hop fans a huge solid, booking the elusive Deltron 3030 for a free concert at the Hub in David Pecaut Square (55 John St.) tonight, Monday, June 11.
The supergroup features Del the Funky Homosapien (a.k.a. Deltron Zero), Dan the Automator and Montreal’s own Kid Koala, and, while their lone, self-titled full-length is now 12 years old, the record still resonates as a landmark release. Anticipation has been building for the long-gestating followup, Deltron Event II, after years and years of status reports from various members. It now appears that the album will be out some time this year (at a recent Toronto stop for his Space Cadet headphone concert, Kid Koala presented a snippet from the forthcoming Deltron record off of his smart phone), and Delton 3030’s Luminato set promises to feature a lot of the new material.
Deltron 3030 hit the stage at David Pecaut Square at 9 p.m., preceded by an 8 p.m. set by Montreal’s Nomadic Massive, a multicultural ensemble who have been acclaimed for bringing something fresh and vibrant to hip-hop with their eclectic sound. This month, Luminato celebrates six years of ambitious, provocative events, running across Toronto from June 8 to 17.
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on Jun 11, 2012