Dälek

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Marketing Highlights

“Before Def Jux, before Death Grips, before Yeezus, there was Dälek” (Noisey). 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-'90s DIY scene, Dälek has been delivering groundbreaking albums for over 20 years. They have enraptured fans and critics across all genres, garnering fans and earning accolades from the hip-hop, electronic, indie, metal, shoegaze, jazz and experimental communities.

After releasing seven studio albums, numerous collaborations, EPs, and remixes, they continue to push boundaries with each release. Debut album Negro Necro Nekros (1998), was hailed by NME as a means to "deconstruct hip hop," 2002 saw Ipecac Recordings release the game-changing From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots, which was followed by 3 more releases on Ipecac Recordings: Absence (2005), Abandoned Language (2007) and GutterTactics (2009).

In 2010, Dälek went on a five-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, which Pitchfork declared: "hip hop ascends into the noosphere.” Dälek's sonic and lyrical evolution continues.

"Endangered Philosophies is Dälek's signature sound pushed in new directions. Re-sculpted to say all that needs to be said today. It is no one element, but rather an amalgamation of the lyrics, sonics, drums, noise, melody, bass, and turntablism,” explains MC Dälek of the new work. “Endangered Philosophies is a very introspective record about very external forces. This isn't about one listen... it's about your evolving perception when you immerse yourself in the layers of sound and words. Endangered Philosophies is a record about the RIGHT NOW and yet will resonate differently each time it is listened to, in a word....timeless."

*2LP gatefold with etched vinyl

Tour Dates: Aug 18 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe Aug 19 Columbus, OH Double Happiness Aug 20 Lansing, MI Mac's Aug 21 Chicago, IL Reggies (w/ Cult Of Luna) Aug 22 Toronto, ON Mod Club (w/ Cult Of Luna) Aug 23 Montreal, QB Corona (w/ Cult Of Luna) Aug 24 Worcester, MA Palladium (w/ Cult Of Luna) Aug 25 NYC, NY Gramercy Theater (w/ Cult Of Luna) October 28 Baltimore, MD Rams Head (Days of Darkness Festival)

Bio

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.

Tracklist

1. Echoes of…
2. Weapons
3. Few Understand
4. The Son of Immigrants
5. Beyond the Madness
6. Sacrifice
7. Nothing Stays Permanent
8. A Collective Cancelled Thought
9. Battlecries
10. Straight Razors
11. Numb

For Fans Of

Kid 606, Aesop Rock, X-ecutioners

Home Market

Newark, New Jersey - United States

Album Details

Artist

Dälek

Album Title

Endangered Philosophies

Street Date

09/01/2017

Order Due Date

08/04/2017

Genre

Hip-Hop

Label

Ipecac Recordings

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD14

UPC

689230019428

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

IPC194

Album Details

Artist

Dälek

Album Title

Endangered Philosophies

Street Date

09/01/2017

Order Due Date

08/04/2017

Genre

Hip-Hop

Label

Ipecac Recordings

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP27

UPC

689230019411

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

IPC194LP

Album Details

Artist

Dälek

Album Title

Endangered Philosophies

Preorder Date

06/16/2017

Street Date

09/01/2017

Genre

Hip-Hop

Label

Ipecac Recordings

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446552156

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