Biography

Pioneers of alt hip-hop, Dälek (pronounced "die-a-lek") features Rapper/Producer MC Dälek, Producer/Live Electronics Mike Manteca, and Turntabilist DJ rEk . With roots in the mid-90's DIY scene, Dälek has been delivering ground breaking albums for over 20 years. They have encapsulated fans and critics across all genres, garnering fans and accolades from the Hip-Hop, Electronic, Indie, Metal, Shoegaze, Jazz and experimental communities.

After releasing 7 studio albums, numerous collaborations, EP's, and remixes, they are known for their large body of work and pushing boundaries with every release. Debut album 'Negro Necro Nekros' was released in 1998 on Gern Blandsten, 2002 saw Ipecac Recordings release the game- changing 'From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots' which was followed with 3 more releases on Ipecac Recordings- 'Absence' in 2005, 'Abandoned Language' in 2007, & 'Gutter Tactics' in 2009.

In 2010, Dälek went on a 5 year hiatus to recoup from a decade of relentless touring, and to focus on new musical projects. In January of 2015 MC Dälek said he "missed the noise," and a tour and new single quickly followed. 2016 saw the release of the critically acclaimed 'Asphalt for Eden' on Profound Lore Records, once again showing the music world their constant evolution sonically and lyrically.

Releases

Cover for Endangered Philosophies
Endangered Philosophies
Cover for Gutter Tactics
Gutter Tactics
Cover for Abandoned Language
Abandoned Language
Cover for Absence
Absence
Cover for From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots
From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots

Upcoming Tour Dates

Date Location Venue  
Jan. 30, 2019 Bordeaux Rock School Barbey
Jan. 31, 2019 Nantes Pôle Etudiant
Feb. 1, 2019 Vannes Echonova
Feb. 2, 2019 Paris Sons d'hiver Festival @ Theatre de la Cite int'l
Mar. 28, 2019 Oslo Bla
Mar. 29, 2019 Stavanger Folken
Mar. 30, 2019 Helsinki Kuudes Linja
Mar. 31, 2019 London Lexington
Apr. 2, 2019 Roubaix Cave aux Poètes
Apr. 3, 2019 Antwerp Het Bos
Apr. 4, 2019 Hamburg Hafenklang
Apr. 5, 2019 Leipzig Exile on Mainstream 20th Anniversary
Apr. 7, 2019 Sneek Het Bolwerk
Apr. 9, 2019 Brussels Magasin 4
Apr. 10, 2019 Winterthur Albani
Apr. 11, 2019 Luzern Südpol
Apr. 12, 2019 Basel Sommer Casino
Apr. 14, 2019 Utrecht DB's

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