Dan the Automator
Daniel M. Nakamura (born August 29, 1966), better known by his stage name Dan the Automator, is an American record producer from San Francisco, California. He is the founder of the publishing company Sharkman Music and the record label 75 Ark.
Dan the Automator
Dan the Automator in 2015
|Birth name||Daniel M. Nakamura|
|Also known as||Nathaniel Merriweather|
|Born||August 29, 1966|
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Nakamura was born in San Francisco, California. His parents spent time in Japanese internment camps as children. His father worked for the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency and his mother taught at City College of San Francisco. As a child, he learned to play violin. While in high school, he became immersed in hip hop culture. He graduated from San Francisco State University.
In 1999, Nakamura and Prince Paul formed the collaborative project Handsome Boy Modeling School, assuming the alter egos Nathaniel Merriweather and Chest Rockwell, respectively. In that year, he joined with Del the Funky Homosapien and Kid Koala to form Deltron 3030. He produced Gorillaz's 2001 debut album, Gorillaz.
He composed the score for the 2019 comedy film Booksmart. The soundtrack album was released on Lakeshore Records in 2019.
- A Much Better Tomorrow (2000)
- Booksmart: Score by Dan the Automator (2019)
- Music to Be Murdered By (1989)
- King of the Beats (1990)
- A Better Tomorrow (1996)
- "Bear Witness III (Once Again)" (2002)
- "Rapper's Delight" (2009)
- Dr. Octagon - Dr. Octagonecologyst (1996)
- Cornershop - When I Was Born for the 7th Time (1997)
- Kalyanji–Anandji - Bombay the Hard Way: Guns, Cars and Sitars (1998)
- Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Acme (1998)
- Handsome Boy Modeling School - So... How's Your Girl? (1999)
- Primal Scream - XTRMNTR (2000)
- Deltron 3030 - Deltron 3030 (2000)
- Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001)
- Lovage - Music to Make Love to Your Old Lady By (2001)
- Ben Lee - Hey You. Yes You. (2002)
- Galactic - Ruckus (2003)
- Handsome Boy Modeling School - White People (2004)
- Head Automatica - Decadence (2004)
- Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom (2006)
- Men Without Pants - Naturally (2008)
- Anaïs Croze - The Love Album (2008)
- Kasabian - West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum (2009)
- Dredg - Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy (2011)
- Miles Kane - Colour of the Trap (2011)
- Kasabian - Velociraptor! (2011)
- DRC Music - Kinshasa One Two (2011)
- Pillowfight - Pillowfight (2013)
- Deltron 3030 - Event 2 (2013)
- Got a Girl - I Love You but I Must Drive Off This Cliff Now (2014)
- Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out (2014)
- Dr. Octagon - Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (2018)
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