Experimental hip-hop pioneers, dälek have spent decades carving out a unique niche fusing hardcore hip-hop, noise and a radical approach to sound, and it all comes together perfectly on their new album, Precipice.
Forged in the fires of the east coast underground music scene in the '90s, experimental hip-hop duo, dälek have released seven studio albums and countless EPs, singles and collaborations.
Following in the footsteps of predecessors like Public Enemy while drawing from influences as varied as My Bloody Valentine and German experimentalists Faust, dälek have succeeded in adding completely new textural and structural dimensions to rap music. With a history of crossing over to rock and metal fans, and having made in-roads in the hip-hop world, dälek have shown that their songs can work on multiple genre playlists. For example, the track “A Heretic’s Anthem” features guest guitarist Adam Jones of TOOL.
dälek have toured with and supported a wide range of acts in the hip-hop, rock, metal, and experimental genres including KRS One, TOOL, Tomahawk, the Melvins, Grandmaster Flash, Jesu, Dillinger Escape Plan, Pharcyde, RJD2, DeLa Soul, Prince Paul, Lovage, ZU, Black Heart Procession, Earth, Flying Lotus, the Bug, Mastodon, Fantomas and many more. It doesn’t get much more diverse than that!
The art for the album features two well-renowned artists, Paul Romano (Mastodon, Hate Eternal) and Mikel Elam, who made his mark traveling and working with jazz legend Miles Davis.