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Doncamatic

Doncamatic is a single released by Gorillaz, featuring Daley, released in 2010.

The Gorillaz' single Doncamatic was first heard on Zane Lowe's Radio I show on October 5th, 2010 and can be found on the Gorillaz YouTube account, which says this about the song: "Recorded just a few weeks ago, Gorillaz were so excited about this stunning new cut, they wanted to unleash it onto the world as soon as humanly possible! All bouncing beats, deep funk grooves and sumptuous soothing vocals (courtesy of hot new British talent Daley), this track just makes you want to move. And in case you're wondering; inspiration for the track and the title comes from The Donca Matic - the groundbreaking Japanese-designed drum machine which started the Korg Musical Instrument Company in 1963."

The Single was released November 22nd, 2010, and contains the song itself and Empire Ants (Paul Harris Remix). On November 5th, 2010, the Joker remix of Doncamatic was added to the Gorillaz YouTube page. The song peaked at #37 in the UK Singles Charts.

Also on November 5th, the trailer for the Doncamatic video was added. In the trailer, Daley, operating some sort of submarine, and 2-D on a monitor speaking (he appears to be saying 'Talk to me') can be seen.

Content

Band member Murdoc Niccals stated the following about "Doncamatic" in a track-by-track commentary in an artical about The Singles Collection:

"Oh Doncamatic! This was a delightful coda to our Plastic Beach album. I was looking for something to finish it off with a flourish after the thing had been released. I just missed squeezing this on to the original release! The singer you hear is a nice chap from Manchester called Daley. I actually found him washed up on Plastic Beach – covered in oil and singing to a seagull… or was it an albatross? Anyway, I recognise golden pipes when I hear ‘em so I popped a bag over his head, hosed the boy down and chucked him in the studio with Cyborg Noodle and her eight-track. I left them to it while I stepped outside for a Lucky Lung or three, and when I popped back in this is what they’d come up with. Am I a genius or what?"

Lyrics

Doncamatic

Download me
Make up for the time you've wasted
Come slowly
And claim back the boy you left behind

Close the white book, unplug the brain from the game
'Cause it's time to wipe out 'til the stars get on the fame

The song is not the same when we're all played out, played out, all played out
They say the memories all fade out, fade out, all fade out
Tell me, did you feel that?

Don't slow down
Even if it's only to escape
Just download now
Before somebody steals your place

Close the white book, unplug the brain from the game
'Cause it's time to wipe out to the stars, get on the fame

And the conversation's over, we're all played out, played out, all played out
(Talk to me, talk to me, talk to me, talk to me)
You see, the memories all fade out, fade out, all fade out
(Talk to me, talk to me, talk to me, talk to me)
Tell me, did you feel that?

Doncamatic

Download me
Make up for the time you wasted
Come slowly
Claim back the boy you left behind and

Close the white book, unplug the brain from the game
It's time to wipe out to the bar, get on the fame

The song is not the same when we're all played out, played out, all played out
(Talk to me, talk to me, talk to me, talk to me)
You see the memories all fade out, fade out, all fade out
(Talk to me, talk to me, talk to me, talk to me)
The song is not the same when we're all played out, played out, night after night
(Talk to me, talk to me, talk to me, talk to me)
The song is not the same when we're all played out, played out, played out, played out
(Talk to me, talk to me, talk to me, talk to me)
Tell me, did you feel that?

Music Video

The music video premiered worldwide on 15 November 2010 on Myspace. The video features a live-action Daley in a one-man submarine, on his journey to join Gorillaz and the rest of the collaborators on Plastic Beach.

Gorillaz - Doncamatic (Official Video)03:29

Gorillaz - Doncamatic (Official Video)

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