Just yesterday Tom was reflecting on the salad days of rap-rock, and nobody screams (and I do mean screams) rap-rock like Rage Against The Machine firebrand Zack De La Rocha. Hearing the guy’s voice instantly transports me back to the Clinton administration, especially when he’s rapping over Bomb Squad-influenced noisy boom-bap with gnarly funk-inflected guitar work. That is to say, when De La Rocha shows up on “Melding Of The Minds,” the new single from fellow ’90s alt institution Deltron 3030, it’ll make you wish Rage would get back in the studio. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien is on the mic too, of course, inhabiting a zone several octaves south of De La Rocha and reminding you that Deltron has in fact returned to the studio for the forthcoming Event II. Hear “Melding Of The Minds” below and pre-order the digital or vinyl versions starting now.
Event II is out 10/1 on Bulk Recordings, and everybody from Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Black Rob to Damon Albarn to Mike Patton is on it.