You Should Know: Dan Nakamura

by guestofaguest · October 21, 2015

Dan Nakamura

Answering to the stage name “Dan the Automator,” Dan Nakamura is a well-known hip-hop producer, and the figure behind Deltron 3030, Got a Girl, Handsome Boy Modeling School and Lovage, amongst other projects.  Founding the record label 75 Ark, this classically trained violinist (yeah, we know) took a turn as a disc jockey as a teen, and has been busting out tunes ever since.


Record producer

Place of birth:

San Francisco


@dan_the_a/ @dantheautomator

Dan Nakamura

Dan Nakamura

What do you actually do all day?

Make music

Favorite song growing up?

Do you like Scratchin'

My biggest secret is…

I don't like quinoa

Why do you live in San Francisco?

Born here, traveled world, realized I wanted to be here

Uber, Taxi, BART or Bike?

Uber, bart, bike, no taxi

My motto is…

If it sucks lets just pretend we never did it

My alter ego is…

Dan the Automator

The last drink I had was…

Negroni with coffee (espresso) mixed in

My secret crush is…


What was your first job?

Movie theater

If you had one day left to live in SF, what would you do?

See friends and family and eat well and drink well

Coming from? Going to?

studio --> studio

What is your favorite work of art?

Rothko various works

Who should we know?

Global warming is real. SF will be a beach town before we know it (not saying that's a good thing)