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Dan the Automator
Dan the Automator during an interview with Velvet Einstein
|Born||August 29, 1966|
San Francisco, California
|Genres||Hip hop, electronica, trip hop, alternative hip hop, alternative rock|
|Producer, arranger, engineer|
|Instruments||Synthesizer, sampler, drum machine|
|Got a Girl|
Handsome Boy Modeling School
Daniel M. Nakamura (born August 29, 1966), better known by the stage name Dan the Automator, is an American hip hop producer. He founded the record label 75 Ark, which was distributed by Tommy Boy Records during its short existence (1996-2001).
Nakamura, a classically trained violinist, started DJing when he was a teenager. He first gained fame producing Kool Keith's 1996 album Dr. Octagonecologyst. Nakamura's studio, dubbed The Glue Factory, was a recording workshop for DJ Shadow, Latyrx and other artists on the Solesides label.
Alongside Prince Paul, Nakamura formed the collaborative project Handsome Boy Modeling School in 1999, assuming the character Nathaniel Merriweather. In 1999, he joined with Del tha Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala to form Deltron 3030. He also produced Gorillaz's debut album and is currently one half of Got a Girl, along with actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Among his other current projects, he formed a band Crudo with Mike Patton.
This list does not include singles, remixes or instrumental album versions.