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Dan The Automator - Hip Hop Producer

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Dan The Automator - Hip Hop Producer
Dan The Automator is a groundbreaking, platinum-selling hip-hop producer, remixer, and composer. Born Daniel M. Nakamura in San Francisco in 196, he has played pivotal roles in such eclectic hip-hop classics as Dr. Octagon: Ecologist, Deltron 3030, and Gorillaz. With influences as varied as Serge Gainsbourg, Brian Wilson, Q-bert and The Simpsons, his collaborators have included DJ Shadow, Mike Patton, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest, Prince Paul, Del tha Funkee Homosapien, Damon Albarn, Mos Def, Blink-182 and hundreds more. An essentially soft-spoken, well-mannered, NBA-addicted Japanese-American, Dan The Automator found his strength in assembling diverse, divergent ensembles for high-concept projects, a talent he continues to exercise to this day by curating the NBA2K7 video game soundtrack, as well as working on other projects with Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Mike Patton.moreless
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