Dälek announce European tour dates in support of Endangered Philosophies, out now via Ipecac Recordings

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Dälek, the New Jersey-based “hip-hop abstractionists” (FACT), who last year released the album Endangered Philosophies (Ipecac Recordings), announce European tour dates in support of the album. A breakdown of the dates so far can be found below, some of which will feature Mats Gustafsson playing alongside Dälek. Plus more to be announced in the coming weeks…

15/06/2018 CH Bern – Dachstock
16/06/2018 DE Münich – Rote Sonne
17/06/2018 DE Mannheim – Maifeld Derby Festival
18/06/2018 DE Cologne – Jungle
19/06/2018 DE Duisburg – Djäzz
21/06/2018 GR Athens – Temple
23/06/2018 FR Clisson – Hellfest
25/06/2018 NL Amsterdam – Occii
07/07/2018 SK Trencin – Pohada Festival (feat. Mats Gustafsson)
08/07/2018 AT Nickelsdorf – Jazzgalerie (feat. Mats Gustafsson)
09/07/2018 AT Vienna – Fluc
10/07/2018 CZ Prag – Palac Akropolis
11/07/2018 DE Dresden – Chemiefabrik
13/07/2018 BE Dour – Dour Festival (feat. Mats Gustafsson)
21/07/2018 DE Karlstadt/Main – Umsonst & Draussen

About the album…

With Dälek, the flow has often been usurped by scorched textures, the product of synthetic decay, themes flitting from pungent political rage through to outright Dionysian frenzy. On Endangered Philosophies, the lyrics are more focused and at the forefront than ever before, and MC Dälek’s new experiments with rhyme styles and flow makes for a vital concoction. There’s no doubt about it, Endangered Philosophies is a work of guttural catharsis, it is a call to arms

“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 album in an interview with Rolling Stone. “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.”

“It’s the swathes of psychedelic, almost industrial noise underneath that really sets them apart…add a lyrical incisiveness and political relevance missing in most hip hop and you’ve got something pretty special.” – ELECTRONIC SOUND

“Batting back reactionary forces while finding rare transcendence through static and noise.” – MOJO 4*

“An absorbing album, one that sees Dälek broaden their sound into a different territory.” -LOUDER THAN WAR

“musically they allow themselves variegated freedom that allows glimmers of light in the dark night. For all its bleakness Endangered Philosophies also strangely beautiful.” – DROWNED IN SOUND

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