Kool Keith And Dan The Automator Celebrate 20 Years Of Dr. Octagon With Box Set
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In honor of their recent 20th anniversary, Kool Keith and Dan The Automator — collectively known as one of Hip Hop's most unlikely duos, Dr. Octagon — have unleashed a new deluxe box set for the reissue of their debut from 1996, Dr. Octagonecologyst. Wrapped in a stain, octagon-shaped box, the set is packed with 28 tracks, including five previously unreleased cuts (original and remixes) from the first recording sessions.
With Kool Keith characteristic color rhymes, and strange, from another concepts, sounds like it could be an album made in several hits of LSD, or "blunts", but that was not the case. Apparently, all the Ultramagnetic MCs veterinarian needed was a little bit of junk food.
"Other groups might have needed to be on drugs to attempt a record like Dr. Octagon, but I was eating potato chips when what we have done," Kool Keith said in a press release. "Yoo-Hoos and donuts. It was a huge space ship and all the world was riding. Me and Automator were Mr. Spock and Captain Kirk."
In fact, it was so out there, the San Francisco-based turntablist and producer, known for his work with Handsome Boy Modeling School, Deltron 3030, and Gorillaz), who is not even sure that can be labeled as "Hip Hop".
"'Dr. Octagonecologyst' is a classic record for what it is, but it is not a classic, Hip Hop, disco," Dan, said in the statement. "I'm not really sure if it is considered a Hip Hop record at all. We have had to do much, just to get the disc out there. That in itself was a bit of a monumental achievement. I mean, we have made a record that, apparently, there was no market for. A lot of the weird people came out of the woodwork, and I loved it."
Published in conjunction with the Boston-based record label and boutique, To fall, the deluxe box set also comes with the original Pushead artwork on the cover and 40 pages of notes brochure. The following statement of Kool Keith last solo album, Feature Magnetic and precedes Dr. Octagon first l