Monday, August 23, 2010
This is one of those "must download" moments.
dälek is quite an incredible hip hop duo from Newark, NJ. What distinguishes them from most other artists in the underground hip hop scene is the production, which is very noisy and atmospheric. Musically, it sits somewhere closer to shoegaze more so than traditional hip hop. It's very dense, and at times abrasive, with it's wall-of-sound type of approach. In dälek's words, "we want to embrace you with the sound and then suffocate you."
MC dälek's flow suits the atmospheric nature of the music perfectly, sitting just right in the noisy mix. Though most importantly, the lyrical themes of poverty, oppression and the downfall of modern society, are reflected exceedingly well in the apocalyptic production.
Here are three incredible albums.
From Filthy Tongue of Gods and Griots