Speakeasy and Tight Bros Present…
November 3 at The EARL
9pm / 21+ / $10
Hailed by critics as risk takers and pioneers for a new generation of hip-hop, Dälek are on the road in 2015 with a line up that features MC dälek on the mic, DJ rEk (original dälek DJ) on turntables, and Mike Swarmbots on samplers & effects. They return with their signature mind numbing, genre bending blend of beats, noise, and lyricism.
Their incredible back catalog and history consists of numerous ground breaking records: Gutter Tactics(2009), Abandoned Language (2007), Absence (2005), From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots (2002) – all released on Ipecac Recordings, the original album, Negro Necro Nekros(1998) – initially released on Gern Blandsten, and successful studio & live collaborations with Young Gods, Techno Animal, Faust, KID 606, Zu, and Velma.
Touring extensively for over a decade, Dälek have shared stages with influential artists such as KRS One, Tomahawk, The Melvins, TOOL, Grandmaster Flash, Jesu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pharcyde, RJD2, DeLa Soul, Prince Paul, Lovage, ZU, Black Heart Procession, Gaslamp Killer, Earth, Flying Lotus, the Bug, Mastodon, and Fantomas.
Live, their shows are an intense event that often end in a shoved mic stand and sonically assaultive layers of sound. Witnessing Dälek live is like coming face to face with the bastard child of Public Enemy and My Bloody Valentine. An amalgamation of the heaviest noise that the Velvet Underground ever unleashed and the knowledge spit by the likes of Rakim, that leaves you in a trance and sends shivers down your spinet from the haunting beats intertwined with ambient textures and noise-scapes, that are carried by a powerful raw flow from one of the most charismatic MC of his, or any era.