Midnight In A Perfect World: Dan the Automator

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Anthony Gordon

Dan the Automator (aka San Francisco's Daniel Nakamura) is a legendary producer and collaborator. A classically-trained violinist that began DJ'ing as a teenager in the 80s, his profile skyrocketed in the late 90s as the producer behind the classic underground hip-hop albums Dr. Octagonecologyst and Deltron 3030. His visionary cinematic beats on those albums exist in an imaginative sci-fi realm that still sound fresh today. The late 90s and early 2000s also found Dan forming the beloved duo Handsome Boy Modeling School with Prince Paul, producing Gorillaz's seminal self-titled debut album, and unleashing the cult classic album Music To Make Love To Your Old Lady By as Lovage. His extensive discography continues to grow to this day, recently re-teaming with Kool Keith and DJ Qbert for the brand new Dr. Octagon album Moosebumps. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a brilliant sonic journey through his eclectic influences, contemporary favorites, as well as his songs and remixes from his own projects, blending a wide variety of styles and eras in playful fashion.

Artist Song
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Pillowfight Used To Think
The Diplomats I Really Mean It
The Meters Hand Clapping Song
Midnight Reapers Theme From "The Exorcist"
Amy Winehouse Rehab
Styles P Good Times (I Get High)
Cam'ron Oh Boy (feat. Juelz Santana)
Superorganism Everybody Wants To Be Famous (Dan The Automator Mix)
Nilüfer Yanya Golden Cage
Radiohead Talk Show Host
Dr. Octagon Flying Waterbed
Craig Mack Flava In Ya Ear
Nathaniel Merriweather feat. Jennifer Charles Summer Lovin'
Donovan Season of the Witch
Nas It Ain't Hard To Tell
Marlena Shaw California Soul
Hair Let The Sunshine In
Mr. Lif feat. Del The Funky Homosapien World Renown (Dan The Automator Mix)
The Avalanches Frankie Sinatra
Nipsey Hussle Last Time I Checc'd (feat. YG)
Dr. Octagon Polka Dots (1200 8-Bit Mix)


Related News & Reviews

Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Derek Pavone

Seattle DJ Derek Pavone's mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a hypnotizing journey through underground techno, house, and disco grooves, spotlighting his deep record collection, choice track selections, and seamless mixing talents.

Read More
Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Stimulator Jones

Stimulator Jones is the alias of Roanoke, Virginia-based artist Sam Lunsford. He recently signed with Stones Throw Records, who just released his long-awaited debut album Exotic Worlds and Masterful Treasures on April 27th. His exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World perfectly show...

Read More
Midnight In A Perfect World

Midnight In A Perfect World: Imarhan

Imarhan is a collection of friends from Tamanrasset, Algeria making waves internationally with their vibrant Tuareg desert blues; their exclusive guest DJ mix is an exploratory collection of some of their favorite tracks, spotlighting inspirational artists and current influences that touch upon e...

Read More
Click anywhere to return to the site