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Dan the Automator

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Birth Name: Daniel Nakamura
Born: 1967/09/09
Birth Place: San Francisco, California
Years Active: 1994 to present
Genres: Hip Hop, Trip-hop, Alternative Hip Hop, Underground Hip Hop

Dan The Automator (born Daniel M. Nakamura, September 9, 1967) is an American hip hop producer. He founded the record label 75 Ark, which was distributed by Tommy Boy Records during its short existence. He currently runs the record label Bulk Recordings. He is a classically trained violinist and started DJing when he was a teenager. He first gained fame producing Kool Keith's 1996 album “Dr. Octagonecologyst.” Dan The Automator’s studio, dubbed The Glue Factory, was a recording workshop for DJ Shadow, Latyrx and other artists on the Solesides label. Alongside Prince Paul, Dan The Automator formed the collaborative project Handsome Boy Modeling School in 1999, assuming the character Na... Continue Bio >>

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