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  
Aug. 22, 2017 Toronto, ON Mod Club more
Aug. 23, 2017 Montreal, QB Corona more
Aug. 24, 2017 Worcester, MA Palladium more
Aug. 25, 2017 New York, NY Gramercy Theater more
Oct. 2, 2017 Richmond, VA Strange Matter
Oct. 3, 2017 Fayetteville, NC Drunk Horse
Oct. 4, 2017 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
Oct. 5, 2017 New Orleans, LA Siberia
Oct. 6, 2017 Dallas, TX Curtain Club
Oct. 7, 2017 Houston, TX Walter's
Oct. 8, 2017 Austin, TX The Lost Well
Oct. 10, 2017 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
Oct. 11, 2017 Tempe, AZ 51 West
Oct. 12, 2017 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
Oct. 13, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Resident
Oct. 14, 2017 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
Oct. 15, 2017 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill
Oct. 17, 2017 Denver, CO Marquis
Oct. 18, 2017 Des Moines, IA Vaudeville Mews
Oct. 19, 2017 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
Oct. 20, 2017 Cincinatti, OH Northside Yacht Club
Oct. 21, 2017 Cleveland, OH Locker Room @Mahall's
Oct. 23, 2017 Toronto, ON Hard Luck Bar
Oct. 24, 2017 Syracuse, NY Spark Art Space
Oct. 25, 2017 Boston, MA Once Ballroom
Oct. 26, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Knitting Factory
Oct. 28, 2017 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
Nov. 2, 2017 Grenoble La Bobine
Nov. 4, 2017 Lyon Bizarre!
Nov. 5, 2017 Martigny Les Caves de Manoir
Nov. 6, 2017 Esslingen Komma
Nov. 7, 2017 Nuremberg Musik Verein
Nov. 8, 2017 Berlin Urban Spree
Nov. 10, 2017 Copenhagen Stengade
Nov. 12, 2017 Kortrijk Sonic City Festival curated by Thurston Moore
Nov. 14, 2017 Colchester Colchester Arts Centre
Nov. 15, 2017 Oslo Bla
Nov. 16, 2017 London Underworld Camden
Nov. 17, 2017 Paris Batofar
Nov. 18, 2017 Brest Festival invisible at La Carene

External Sites