Dälek sign with Ipecac Recordings; new album Endangered Philosophies due in September

Photo by: Eric Kjensrud

Official press release:

Dälek, who have been “Mixing the searing political rhetoric of Public Enemy, the suffocating shoegaze textures of My Bloody Valentine and the primal appeal of squealing industrial noise” for over 18 years (Rolling Stone), return to Ipecac Recordings with Endangered Philosophies, the trio’s fifth Ipecac release and seventh album overall.

Greg Werckman, Ipecac Recordings co-founder, said:

“Along with the Melvins and ISIS (the band), Dälek helped form the foundation of our label. We could not be happier to be working with them again. They remain unique and uncompromising and continue to defy genre limitations.”

“Before Def Jux, before Death Grips, before Yeezus, there was Dälek” (Noisey). Pioneers of alt hip-hop, Dälek features rapper/producer MC Dälek, producer/live electronics Mike Manteca and turntablist DJ rEk. With roots in the mid-‘90s DIY scene, Dälek has consistently released groundbreaking albums, starting with their 1998 debut EP, Negro Necro Nekros, which NME said saw the outfit “deconstruct hip hop” to 2016’s Asphalt For Eden, hailed by Pitchfork for its subtlety and restraint, saying “on Asphalt For Eden, hip hop ascends into the noosphere.”

Tour dates:

7/04 – Washington, DC | DC9 *
10/28 – Baltimore, MD | Rams Head ^

* = w/ Daughters
^ = Days of Darkness Festival