Wanna Buy a Monkey?: A Mixtape Session

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Not just a production genius and the birth name behind a handful of indie
ap masked marvels (Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030, Gorillaz), Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is also an excellent DJ. But even after ten years in the hip-hop game (and scores of credits), he'd still never released a mix album until 2002's Wanna Buy a Monkey?. Nakamura proves the wait was worth it, book-ending twin sets of hardcore hip-hop with a middle section comprised of downtempo material like his remix of Air's early classic "Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi" and his own productions of Lovage's "Stroker Ace" and Gorillaz's "Latin Simone." Also including his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Not just a production genius and the birth name behind a handful of indie
ap masked marvels (Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030, Gorillaz), Dan "The Automator" Nakamura is also an excellent DJ. But even after ten years in the hip-hop game (and scores of credits), he'd still never released a mix album until 2002's Wanna Buy a Monkey?. Nakamura proves the wait was worth it, book-ending twin sets of hardcore hip-hop with a middle section comprised of downtempo material like his remix of Air's early classic "Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi" and his own productions of Lovage's "Stroker Ace" and Gorillaz's "Latin Simone." Also including his first credit from 1992 (a single recorded by Black Rob many years before he hooked up with Bad Boy), Wanna Buy a Monkey? shows off Nakamura's ear for a great track as well as his deft turntablist skills. Granted, about half of these were Automator productions or remixes to begin with, but Wanna Buy a Monkey? doesn't just collect a few of his rarer credits, but fits them into one of the best mix albums of the year.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2002
  • Label: Sequence
  • UPC: 617465800122
  • Catalog Number: 8001
  • Sales rank: 147,262

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:23)
  2. 2 Rockin' It (3:33)
  3. 3 Smoothness - Black Rob (4:36)
  4. 4 Positive Contact - Deltron 3030 (4:08)
  5. 5 Le Soleil Est Pres de Moi (6:35)
  6. 6 Destiny - Zero 7 (4:48)
  7. 7 Seneca - Tortoise (4:05)
  8. 8 Firesuite - Doves (2:04)
  9. 9 Stroker Ace (3:57)
  10. 10 The Rhumba - Bobby Digital (3:39)
  11. 11 Latin Simone (¿Qué Pasa Contigo?) (3:08)
  12. 12 Bionix (2:16)
  13. 13 Don't Understand - Masta Ace (1:44)
  14. 14 Don't Get It Twisted (2:28)
  15. 15 X-Ecutioners (Theme) Song - The X-ecutioners (4:01)
  16. 16 Clockwork (3:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dan the Automator Primary Artist
Brand Nubian Track Performer
Doves Track Performer
Tortoise Track Performer
De La Soul Track Performer
Bobby Digital Track Performer
Greg Nice Track Performer
Sadat X Track Performer
Kid Koala scratching
Air Track Performer
The X-ecutioners scratching
Masta Ace Track Performer
Jigmastas Track Performer
Fantômas Track Performer
Black Rob Track Performer
Encore Vocals
Dilated Peoples Track Performer
Deltron 3030 Track Performer
Gorillaz Track Performer
Lovage Track Performer
Technical Credits
Robert Ross Producer
DJ Premier Producer
Eddie Sancho Engineering
DJ Babu Cut
Dan the Automator Producer
DJ Spinna Producer
Stash Poster Design
Gorillaz Composer
Eddie Brannan Liner Notes
Paul Nice Producer
Supa Dave West Producer
David Jolicouer Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome

    Great complilation that covers the entire spectrum of Dan the Automator works. Put it in, turn it up, and enjoy the ride.

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