Dälek To Broadcast Exclusive DJ Set Tomorrow via Bandcamp
DÄLEK TO BROADCAST EXCLUSIVE DJ SET VIA BANDCAMP TOMORROW (APRIL 27)
NEW ALBUM PRECIPICE ARRIVES THIS FRIDAY VIA IPECAC RECORDINGS
PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE HERE
April 26, 2022 – To celebrate the release of Precipice, alt-hip hop pioneers dälek, will perform a live DJ set from the Deadverse studios exclusively on Bandcamp Live. MC Dälek will be spinning new tracks, rarities, unreleased material, and remixes from the Deadverse vaults. The event starts at 2 pm pacific/ 5pm eastern on April 27 and will be available to watch for 48 hours.
Tickets are available from Bandcamp now.
Precipice arrives this Friday, April 29, via Ipecac Recordings.
The band previously released the singles and videos for “Decimation (Dis Nation)” (https://youtu.be/a80PM1sphrQ), and “Boycott” (https://youtu.be/g7kmJ1Igd40). Album pre-orders (https://dalek.lnk.to/Precipice) are available now, with the collection available on limited-edition 2LP gold vinyl, as well as a standard 2LP silver vinyl. The Precipicealbum cover was created by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Withered) with interior packaging featuring the art of afrofuturist painter, Mikel Elam.
“Precipice was a completely different record pre-pandemic,” Will Brooks explains. “We had been working on the sketch of what the album was going to be at the end of 2019. I think me and (Mike) Manteca had narrowed it down to 17 joints out of the 46 or so that we had started with. Me and Joshua Booth had taken the 17 and really fleshed out the joints. The idea was to bounce them back to Mike and then arrange write lyrics. 2020 obviously had different plans for everybody. We basically put everything on hold. I ended up doing the MEDITATIONS series that year on my own. I think the catharsis of that projects, its rawness, the pandemic, all the death, the social upheaval, everything that went down… when I went back and listened to what we had down… it just wasn’t right anymore, it wasn’t strong enough, it wasn’t heavy enough, it wasn’t angry enough. It just didn’t say what I needed it to say.”
Dälek tour dates:
May 27 Nantes, France WNWH Festival/ Stereolux
May 28 Verona, Italy Colorificio Kroen
June 1 Tourcoing, France Le Grand Mix (Tickets)
June 2 Strasbourg, France La Grenze
June 3 Dijon, France Un Singe en Hiver
June 4 Brussels, Belgium Magasin 4
June 5 Ottensheim, Austria Alter Bauhof Ottensheim
June 6 Vienna, Austria Werk
June 7 Prague, Czech Republic Fuchs 2
June 9 Preston, UK The Ferret
June 10 London, UK Electrowerkz
June 11 Birmingham, UK Centrala
June 12 Manchester, UK White Hotel
June 13 Newcastle, UK Cluny
June 14 Bristol, UK The Lanes
June 16 Glasgow, UK Bloc+
Forged in the fires of the East Coast underground music scene of the late ‘90s, experimental hip-hop pioneers, Dälek have spent the past two decades carving out a unique niche fusing hardcore hip-hop, noise and a radical approach to sound. Their brutal sonic temperament pushes rap music’s capacity for noise and protest to exhilarating conclusion. Following in the footsteps of Public Enemy, while drawing influences from My Bloody Valentine and Faust, Dälek have succeeded in adding completely new textural and structural dimensions to rap music. Since forming in 1997, Union City, N.J., the two-piece outfit have released seven studio albums and a collection of rarities/singles. Rolling Stonedubbed their music “ground-breaking,” Pitchfork said the pair have “fulfilled hip-hop’s potential to exist in an alt/underground/experimental universe while staying true to its roots,” Decibel called their work “immediate and visceral,” and Magnet noted how they “continue to blur genre lines.”
Photo credit: Michael Patras