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  
Apr. 24, 2018 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
June 15, 2018 Bern, Switzerland Dachstock
June 15, 2018 Mannheim Mayfield Derby Fest
June 16, 2018 Münich, Germany Rote Sonne
June 17, 2018 Mannheim, Germany Mayfield Derby Festival
June 18, 2018 Cologne, Germany Jungle
June 19, 2018 Duisburg, Germany Djäzz
June 21, 2018 Athens, Greece Temple
June 22, 2018 Clisson Hellfest
June 23, 2018 Clisson, Fr Hellfest
June 25, 2018 Amsterdam, NL Occhi
July 7, 2018 Trencin, SK PohodaFestival
July 8, 2018 Nickelsdorf, AT Jazzgalerie
July 9, 2018 Vienna, AT Fluc
July 10, 2018 Prag, CZ Palac Akropolis
July 11, 2018 Dresden, DE Chemiefabrik
July 13, 2018 Dour, DE Dour Festival
July 21, 2018 Karlstad, DE Umsonst & Draussen Festival

External Sites