Dan the Automator
Wanna Buy a Monkey?
our score: 4.0 out of 5.0
As a man heavily
involved such innovative musical ventures as Delton 3030, Handsome
Boy Modeling School, and the animated phenomena's, Gorillaz, it
only makes sense for Dan the Automator to release a mix album
as eclectic as his original work.
a collection of tracks The Automator was directly involved with,
as well as several "underground" gems, Wanna Buy a Monkey?
wholly succeeds as a mix album in the truest sense of the word.
The eclecticism is obvious through the tracklist alone; Black
Rob mixes to Delton 3030 mixes to Air's "Le Soleil est Pres De
Moi" – and before you know it you're grooving to Bobby Digital's
"La Rhumba" which flows amazingly into the original version of
Gorillaz "Latin Simone."
it's as varied
a mix as you'll ever see on an album, but where the disc truly
shines is in the execution. Mixes are executed flawlessly; remixes
are done on the fly.
the most notable aspect of the disc is the doorways of music it
opens. Wanna Buy a Monkey? exemplifies the fact that a
mix album is no longer restricted within a genre – it's not a
Lyricist Lounge hip-hop mix or an Oakenfold trance mix. Instead
Monkey is a mix of some truly great music, and great music
just flows together – the DJ is there to make sure it happens.
liked Wanna Buy a Monkey...
Intro - Fantomas
2. Smoothness - Black Rob
3. Positive Contact - Deltron 3030
4. Le Soleil Est Pres De Moi - Air
5. Destiny - Zero 7
6. Seneca - Tortoise
7. Firesuite - The Doves
8. Stroker Ace - Lovage
9. The Rhumba - Bobby Digital
10. Latin Simone - Gorillaz
11. Bionix - De La Soul
12. Don't Understand - Masta Ace
13. Don't Get It Twisted - Jigmastas
14. X-ecutioners Song - X-ecutioners
15. Clockwork - Dilated Peoples